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Wow, did I get lost in FACEBOOK or what?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2011 by wizbandit

I have not posted in a while after signing up with Facebook. I really miss the personal setting of the BLOG. Social Media sites are so cool but not as personal. I have some stuff to post here soon, boy does time fly. TAP, TAP is this thing still on?


My First Post of the New Year…

Posted in EV, Uncategorized on January 26, 2009 by wizbandit

I’m behind on posting, it seems the Holiday Season gets hectic-er every year. Here is a brief summary on whats happening.

We have decided to go ahead with our Solar Company officially known as “J-Tech Solar Electric (dba)”.  The parent company is J-COM Enterprises, inc., one of our registered Florida Corporations.  The link to the J-Tech Solar page is at the right –>.

We are in the process of lining up suppliers and setting up accounts.  We have our business Insurance and Bonding all done. Man, I just can’t believe what is needed to run a legitimate business in Florida, state fees, each county you want to do business in wants a annual fee, company safety meetings just to name a few.

Last year in July I posted about my EV Ranger truck project.  I’m happy to report yesterday I picked up all the parts I need to complete the conversion except the batteries. A fellow EVer, Jerry Wagner over in Melbourne, FL decided not to do his conversion due to health issues.  He offered all of his parts for a fair price so I decided to just get everything he had instead of ordering the parts from a half dozen different places.


Here we have the DC motor for A/C and Power Steering pump and the 12 volt Vacuum pump, the LogiSystems 550A PWM Drive Motor Controller and the potbox:

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The 2/O Welding cable, connectors and Battery terminal caps, two Kilovac contactors, 55A DC to DC converter to supply the existing 12 volt system in the Ranger, a nifty DC heater core for those freezing winter days and my CONVERT IT EV book :)-:

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Last, the Netgain 9″ WARP DC Traction Motor:


(I just found out the Logisystems 550A PWM controller has to go back to the factory for upgrades)

Parts for SALE – Coming soon

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2008 by wizbandit

I was going to put in a PARTS 4 SALE section this weekend but my 2HP Well Pump motor lost all it’s smoke and I’m on a quest to find a cheap replacement (read used) motor.  A new pump is Well <pun> over $300 and this one is just two years old.

My Parts-4-Sale section will include parts for PHEV conversions, surplus electrical & electronic components, Solar Electric system parts, wire and misc stuff I don’t have a use for anymore.

About ME!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2007 by wizbandit

jp1.jpg  Welcome to my NEW Weblog! My name is Jim Parish.  I am a Solar Power Geek.  I live in Tarpon Springs, FL  (More later)