Rat E-Trike 2Rat E-Trike 3
Owner's Other EVRC Motored Cruiser
LocationPerth, Western Australia Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle 1000watt Electric Rat E-Trike
MotorUnite Motor My1020 Permanent Magnet DC
1000watt Unite Motor with rewound armature kindly donated by Frank G from Theworkshop.ca
ControllerKelly KDS48050E,50A,24V-48V
Has been rock solid not a complaint brilliant controller
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
18 AH from JayCar. Cheap nasty but do the job they were intended for.
System Voltage48 Volts
Cheap Chinese charger puts out 2-3amp ~59volt.
InstrumentationWatts Up Meter and Wifi Odometer/Speedo
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
I have since re-geared the trike it now tops out around 35 MPH but has intense acceleration
AccelerationFast and fun from stand still to top speed it pulls nicely. Climbs any hill placed in front of it accelerating up them.
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
Obviously this is dependent a lot on how the miles are covered and the inclination of these miles. Stead pace of 20MPH you would cover 10-15mph though push it and the distance drops as the fun increases. My trips are MAX 5 miles so the trike gets a caining.
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight165 Pounds (75 Kilograms)
75kilo all up 25kilo less without the heavy lead batteries...Lifepo4 one day :: sigh ::
TiresFront 24 x 2.95 rears 20 x 4.25
I designed and built this trike from scratch in my home workshop, took around 4 months for this version. I am a paraplegic so the trike is very useful to make daily trips to the local shops for supplies etc...

I have several video of the trike, these can be viewed on you tube search for videos by AussieJester69

Future projects of mine can be seen soon @ WebPage

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