GearingMeters
OwnerSteve Sawtelle
LocationLeesburg, Virginia US map
WebWebPage
Vehicle
Mini-Bike
MotorGeneral Electric Permanent Magnet DC
Large diameter mower motor from an Elec-Trak, about 1HP
DrivetrainPM motor, chain drive to jackshaft (12:35), chaindrive to rear wheel (14:60)
Controller CT660B8
Inexpensive 36V scooter controller, limits to 30 Amps
Batteries3 Gruber Power Services GPS18-12, 0.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger
12V 2A charger, charging one battery at a time
DC/DC Converter
none
InstrumentationPanel meters for battery Amps and Volts
Accelerationok with 190lb adult
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
 
    As of 4/13/2008
Seating Capacity1 adult
Conversion TimeSeveral weekends
Conversion Cost~$100 for batteries
$48 for controller
$20 for throttle
~$75 for gears, chain, jackshaft, etc
Tried it first without the jackshaft; no way. With the jackshaft, it runs pretty well, even with an adult.

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