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Pirates
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UK Suppliers

Postby Pirates » Sun May 13, 2012 7:15 am

Hi everyone, new to your site and to Ev converting, but was wondering if we have a list
of UK suppliers ? Preferably recommended by users of the forum.

We have just started our ev project an old Ford Focus
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http://www.evalbum.com/4264

Most search returns are for US suppliers :(
We were looking to use an Advanced DC motor with Curtis controller, just from reviews
of what people are using. There is a good list here for small Ev,s http://buggies.builtforfun.co.uk/Links/index.php
do we have anything like this? or could we :)


Thanks in advance for any help, Carl
Ps. Hope to come along to your meet on the 16th if that's ok?

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Re: UK Suppliers

Postby timpootle » Sun May 13, 2012 12:49 pm

Pirates wrote:Ps. Hope to come along to your meet on the 16th if that's ok?

Hello Carl, and welcome! Your Focus project looks interesting. I'll think up some suppliers later for you, and I'm sure others will too.
Do you have motor and controller already? The EVAlbum says AdvancedDC/Curtis but no details.
See you in real life on the 16th in Chorlton.
Tim Crumpton

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Re: UK Suppliers

Postby Pirates » Sun May 13, 2012 2:06 pm

timpootle wrote:
Pirates wrote:Ps. Hope to come along to your meet on the 16th if that's ok?

Hello Carl, and welcome! Your Focus project looks interesting. I'll think up some suppliers later for you, and I'm sure others will too.
Do you have motor and controller already? The EVAlbum says AdvancedDC/Curtis but no details.
See you in real life on the 16th in Chorlton.


Hi Tim, thanks, no don't have anything yet, it's just what I was planning ;)

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Re: UK Suppliers

Postby jonathan jewkes » Sun May 13, 2012 8:11 pm

Robert Fowler (who has done a variety of conversions while trading as AVT (alternative vehicles technology)) runs a website called www.everything-ev.com. He is based in Somerset. Likely to give you helpful advice.
He can get you all kinds of parts, though he may not be the cheapest.

Regarding the Curtis controller, why not just try the Curtis UK website www.curtisinstruments.com. I have bought a DC/DC converter direct from them, so I don't see why they would not sell you a controller.
Jonathan Jewkes
Daily EV user for 10years - an enthusiast and also a realist

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Re: UK Suppliers

Postby Pirates » Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 am

Thanks for the links Jonathan, I will check them out.

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Re: UK Suppliers

Postby Beemer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:15 am

Hi Carl,
The Curtis1238R/AC50 motor route makes a very nice combo but expensive. Stands out from lead batteries in an old car. I suppose like a snake, you can always shed the old skin when it dies.


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