The implementation of a battery/fuel-cell-powered golf cart test bed designed to verify computer simulations and to gain operational experience with a fuel cell in a vehicular environment is described. A technically untrained driver can easily operate the golf cart because the motor and fuel cell controllers automatically sense and execute the appropriate on/off sequencing. A voltage imbalance circuit and a throttle compress circuit were developed that are directly applicable to electric vehicles in general. (ERA citation 05:020772)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International electric vehicle exposition and conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, May 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Alamos National Laboratory

    P.O. Box 1663
    Los Alamos, NM  United States  87545

    Department of Energy

    Office of Conservation and Solar Applications
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Bobbett, R E
    • McCormick, J B
    • Lynn, D K
    • Kerwin, W J
    • DEROUIN, C R
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-800523-1
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM