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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?

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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.

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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:

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(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)