• Project Fig-Leaf

Turning the motor for the first time

While working on controlling the pre-charge circuit using the VCU board, I decided to try things manually with some switches. I started by connecting the VCU board to the inverter to send signals from the throttle pedal and to receive information. Next I connected the 200 volt battery I built earlier to the HVJB (the smaller rectangular black box in the middle of the video). This is then connected to the Inverter on top of the motor which gives it power. The motor then spins the gears in the gearbox to send power to the differential which you can see spinning on the right.

After lots of reading of wiring diagrams and computer code and several cups of tea plus a lot of trial and error, this finally happened for the first time:

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Katie and James are enthusiastic Figaro owners and fans of electric vehicles. Join us as we embark on a journey to make an all electric Figaro using components from a Nissan Leaf.