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Old 08-05-2008, 05:31 PM
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:43 PM
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hmmmmmm 700 HP = 521,990 Watts and at 12 V that works out to a 443,499 AMP draw
even if they are using 48 V that is a 10,874 AMP draw either way that's a lot of amps!!!!
I seriously doubt the electric motors will use direct current let alone such a low voltage. The cable size and energy loss to heat would be huge. Motors of that power are likely going to be three-phase AC 220v or 480v at least.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:00 PM
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Hey, hey, that sounds better!

Probably going to have a big cord reel mounted in the trunk that could carry about 5 miles of cord. Have a fast "Lucas" motor on that reel to wind it up in about 10 minutes, plug it into to first open recepticle you can find and you're "good to go" for another 5 miles. Make sure you stop before you run out of cord! It would take time to repair, beside you might stress out the Lucas motor.
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