OwnerCor van de Water
Owner's Other EVs1994 Chevrolet S10 WaveDriver
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LocationMountain View, California United States map
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Perfect bike for my wife - nice straight up seating position, light bike and comes with fenders, lights, lock and a silent AC hub motor and detacheable battery pack.
Motor Hub motor 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainAC hub motor
Controller Cheap Chinese
Within 100 meters of the first ride, the controller failed, most likely a loose motor wire which sparked and blew one FET. I replaced it and it worked again.
Update: after fixing the controller two more times and blowing it every time it is engaged while riding, I understand that it has a problem - either with the hall sensors or the driver for the FETs. I will need to get a different controller...
Batteries7, 0.00 Volt,
7s4p configuration of Lithium-Ion 18650 cells. What I really like and what saved the controller from complete destruction is the BMS which not only balances the 7 series cells, but also measures current draw and shuts down on overload. So, instead of burning down the controller when a FET blew, the battery pack simply switched off. Great!
System Voltage24 Volts

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