OwnerRob Leviston
LocationBallarat, Victoria Australia map
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Vehicle2007 Wombat
Homemade recumbent tadpole trike. 20" wheels all round.
Motor Bafang Brushless DC
Brushless, geared hub motor, laced into a 20" wheel.
@ 36v = ~500 w
DrivetrainPedal power + Bafang geared rear hub motor. Was rated a t 200 watts @ 24 volts. Running it at 36v.
Human side is 21 speed drivetrain.
Controller Ananda
Standard 36v/14.8A, that came with the motor
Batteries1, 36.00 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
36v/10 AHr LiFePo4 Ping duct tape battery
System Voltage36 Volts
2A charger that came with the battery.
InstrumentationBike speedometer
Watts Up meter
Top Speed26 MPH (41 KPH)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile16 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:2,100 Miles (3,378 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight75 Pounds (34 Kilograms)
TiresFront: 20" x 1.35
Rear: 20" x 1,5
Conversion Time2-3 months
Conversion CostMaybe $1200 ?
Can be ridden unpowered. With the panniers, makes a very usable commuter and grocery getter.
This trike replaces about 90% of my errands and all my commuting.

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