PMAC or Induction AC Motor

I have a been told by a local Golf car/ Gem Car modification company they prefer PMAC (permanent magnets AC) motors over Induction AC motor. They say the power to weight ratio is almost half the weight and length. I see the RPMs are lower than Induction. Ok if your gearbox is 12 to 1 or lower. What are you thoughts?
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The PMAC Motor Troy tried out would only spin 4700 RPM. And with his tire size and 12:44 transmission. The motor didn’t spin up high enough. I think a PMAC and a 9:8 Transmission and some tall wheels would be awesome. The E6 Mike just did worked out great. He used a AC motor in that car.

You need a 6/1 gearbox to get a 4500rpm to produce any speed. @Inwo (and all of us) would love for u to try that setup out and provide feedback.

@grantwest I have a 8.9 gearbox in the 2014 front end I put on my car this winter. If the gen4 s6 controller will work on this motor, @MikeKC will do the programming (I think Troy has some programs for it) and you will let me use your pmac for testing I will try it out and give feedback. Can @Old_Houseboater build a 6/1 gearbox for testing?

The PMAC belongs to Dave, I’m Sure he wouldn’t mind you using it for testing/development. Let’s see what Dave has to say

6:1 With the PMAC Wow that would be fast

The PMAC is 10kw. The 6:1 gears are almost impossible to find I think. I’m on the list for @MikeKC and @Inwo ac conversion but maybe use one of my E2s for this setup and let all know when complete at a later date.

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6 TO 1 gears are a study in paper work theory. Potential speed can be phenomenal.

In the real world you would need massive amounts of torque to accelerate acceptably. Certainly way beyond the gearbox rating.

A 2 seat, minimum weight hot rod is possible but not practical in any sense of the word.

More torque than the gear box can take.
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If the torque from the pmac will twist the gears in half I guess that is the end of that question. Was on a go fast boat and we twisted the short upper shaft in half on a Bravo One out drive. Ended up laying on the dash. Not Fun. @Monkeyron I love to go fast on the water also. There is nothing like sitting in a planed cat with the hammers down doing 80+. 70 in Magnum Missile can get pretty scary. Those things can get away from you quick if your not on glass.

I used a Bravo One X Dive to solve that shaft problem.

Wait until we see if @MikeKC is up for it. @bundcur won’t be able to test without Mike.

My Tunnel did porpoise on glass yet fly over 12" chop. They were not good on a high windward as they could blow over.

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My motor guru claims 50hp from these. Richard
Factory claims 10kw continuous.
Special design for on road vehicle.

They have a bigger motor now but they were a special order job and have just 2 left that I may order in the morning. Here’s what they sent me.
"We have the 30-31001. Designed for 3000 rpm and 48 VDC, 4500 rpm with 72 VDC. Good for 100 amps continuous, 450 amps for 2 minutes.
Now the special
" Our special ordered motor, good for 120 amps continuous, 2800 rpm on a 72 VDC battery pack, and can be field weakened to 6000 rpm. This motor should have plenty of Torque/Amp.

What controller do you plan to use? Are the files to run them included?