Here another video on Gavin Shoebridge working on his homemade electric car. This time, he is making the control panel shelf.
According to Gavin, the shelf will store some of the delicate components such the high amp fuse, circuit breaker, throttle box controller, emergency cut off switch etc.
When you watch the video, you can see Gavin gave a very useful tip on how to mark the drill holes on the board before drilling. A very handy usage of a 2 dollar lipstick on the garage.
The EV control panel has the electric controller sitting on it. To cool the controller, it is actually sitting on a piece of aluminum plate. The aluminum plate is raised slightly with space bolts creating better air ventilation to increase cooling efficiency. Pretty smart idea. Check out the video.
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