OwnerRick Roller
LocationSanta Rosa, California US map
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VehicleEMB Lectra
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainStraight Chain
ControllerAlltrax
400 Amp programmable
Batteries8, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
22 Ah buddy pairs
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSoneil
four on-board 12 Volt 3 Amp, on-board 48 Volt 9 Amp bulk charger, off-board 17.5 Amp UPS supply
Heatercharger cooling fan exhaust
DC/DC Converter
three parallel Vicor 3.3 Amp
InstrumentationBattery Voltmeter, Ammeter, speedometer
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight290 Pounds (131 Kilograms)
TiresDunlop
Conversion Time10 weeks -- CalPoly quarter system
Conversion Cost$700 + lots of donated/used parts
Additional FeaturesPrecharge
quick disconnect battery key
cargo trunk
hi/lo beam
turn signals
horn
licensed street legal
ReCycle was built in 10 weeks for "the bike class" at Cal Poly, SLO, but another year went into it for a master's thesis project. It has run at 24, 36, and now 48V. Cargo space is key for the daily commute. Lunch and a change of clothes are no problem.

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