OwnerMalcolm Faed
Owner's Other EV1992 Toyota Hilux / Tacoma
LocationCollaroy Plateau, Sydney, New South Wales Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2007 Home made self balancing scooter
The scooter is like the Segway. It is based on an old electric wheelchair chassis.
Motor 24v from Electric Wheelchair. Permanent Magnet DC
Drivetrain2 x DC 24 volt motors from electric wheelchair. The wheels are driven through a worm drive reduction gearbox.
Controller 2 channel PWM
IBC From RoboWars. WebPage Firmware replaced to give Locked Antiphase control.
Batteries3 7Ah SLA, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
These batteries were scrounged from the Electric Wheelchair place. They are used but hold a charge.
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger Home made 12 volt
Batteries charge in parallel an discharge in series.
Top Speed10 MPH (16 KPH)
The scotter can go at a fast walk on flat concrete or tar seal.
AccelerationLean forward, it goes forward it goes forward, Lean back and it goes back. :)
Seating Capacity1 standing
TiresStd electric wheelchair tires.
Conversion Time3 weekends and some software development time.

From start to finish about 2 months.
Conversion CostAUD $600

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