Component Datasheets, Manuals, Downloads, and Suppliers

Below are important links for various components of the kart.

Purchasing Guide

See this for more details and general outline of necessary equipment for teams.

Popular Powertrain Suppliers

For collegiate teams

Alltrax Motor Controller

Interstate Batteries SLA 1155

Anderson Connectors

** Be sure to purchase the correct gauge (AWG) lug to fit your cable.

SB175 (red):  Manufacturer Datasheet          Supplier – Powerwerx

SB50 (for charger adapter, gray): Supplier – Powerwerx

Orion BMS

** BMS necessary for collegiate lithium battery packs. Orion is recommended brand

Orion BMS 2          Orion BMS Jr (48v systems)


Tyco LEV200 48v (LEV200A6NAA)       Tyco LEV200 72v (LEV200AKNAA)

(Manufacturer page includes distributors & datasheets)

GIGAVAC GV200QA 48v (comes in Top Kart kit)

DC-DC Converters

**Alibaba and AliExpress are very popular websites to purchase electronics & other components straight from the manufacturer.

48v to 12v converter. 50 amp (600W) waterproof

48v to 12v converter, 20 amp (240W) waterproof. Amazon.

Low Current Wiring

Wire Stripper (and Crimper)

Wire Crimper  (Very good, crimps will not come out)

Wire Crimp Connector. 14-20AWG  (Get male & female. Blue = 14-20 gauge)

Wire Crimp Connector. 18-22AWG (Get male & female. Red = 18-22 gauge)

Wire Crimp Ring & Spade Terminal Kit (Many different sizes & gauges)

22 AWG Wire Kit (5 colors. 25 feet each)

22 AWG Wire   (Choose color & length. Get stranded tin-plated. Find other gauges here too)

Plastic Wire Channel Conduit (To clean up & protect all those wires.  1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 inch available)

Zip Ties (To secure down the high current cable & wire conduits)

High Current Wiring

1 AWG Welding Cable – McMaster Carr

Terminal Lugs (3/8″ & 5/16″ recommended on-hand)

Terminal Lug Insulators (“Boots”) **Important to cover high-current connections to motor controller, contactor, and motor

Welding Cable Crimper & Cutter – Amazon

Hardware (bolts, nuts, etc)

Your local Tractor Supply Co. will have the most options and best prices on bolts, nuts, washers, and more.  Home Depot & Lowes do not have the best selection for hardware.

McMaster-Carr is great for ordering bulk online hardware and getting it in a 1-2 days.

Motor Sprockets

Front Motor Sprocket  ** Top left “Sprockets for ANSI Roller Chains. Scroll down to size 35 chain. 7/8″ shaft diameter. 3/16” keyway

Rear Motor Sprocket (chain #35 split sprocket. Choose from 53-85 tooth. Recommended to have multiple different sizes for testing)

Keyway  Item #98535A140.  3×16″x3/16″ spring steel machine key stock.

Size 35 Chain  (Will need to adjust size using chain break or master link)

Chain Break Tool (In case your chain does not have a master link)

Go-Kart Tires


You must order your tires through Hoosier Racing Tire.  Contact the product manager there, Adam Batton, at  (574) 784-320(seven).  Mention evGrand PRix or MSTEM and receive 20% off.

Tire Pressure Gauge  To fill the tires, no need for fancy air compressors or tanks.  A classic bicycle pump would work just fine.  The gauge can release pressure to where you want it.