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Offline Lesgold

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Re: E-bike build using a kit
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2023, 06:22:20 pm »
Thanks guys. As Acebird said, it was more about the fun of building it than anything else. In my situation there was also the cost saving. I could have purchased one much cheaper than the kit I put together but I was after something specific. A comparable e-bike purchased new would have cost over double what I had spent. The next task is to see what range I can get from the battery. I will let you know how it goes.

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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2023, 11:50:51 pm »
Thanks guys. As Acebird said, it was more about the fun of building it than anything else. In my situation there was also the cost saving. I could have purchased one much cheaper than the kit I put together but I was after something specific. A comparable e-bike purchased new would have cost over double what I had spent. The next task is to see what range I can get from the battery. I will let you know how it goes.

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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2023, 02:04:33 am »
I?ve been to town and back four times now for a total of 47km. I?ve still got 2 bars out of 5 showing so another trip would be possible. 60km with that battery would be about what I would safely  expect. Hilly terrain would reduce the range. I put the battery on the charger as I?m not sure how accurate the power gauge indicator is. I would not expect to cover any more than 30-40km in one trip so the battery size will suit my needs. A bigger battery is available but the cost and weight added to the bike also increases.

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2023, 03:09:47 am »
That is good service in my opinion Les. How long will it take for the recharge in the battery?
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2023, 05:00:31 am »
Hi Phillip,

At a guess I have used about 2/3 or more of the battery. It is a 15Ah battery which means 10 amps needs to go in. I purchased a 2Ah charger which should take about 5 hours to charge. A larger capacity charger can be purchased but it was going to cost extra. The battery will be charged before I go to bed tonight.

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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2023, 08:46:37 am »
I?ve been to town and back four times now for a total of 47km. I?ve still got 2 bars out of 5 showing so another trip would be possible. 60km with that battery would be about what I would safely  expect. Hilly terrain would reduce the range. I put the battery on the charger as I?m not sure how accurate the power gauge indicator is. I would not expect to cover any more than 30-40km in one trip so the battery size will suit my needs. A bigger battery is available but the cost and weight added to the bike also increases.
I would opt for two smaller batteries then one big one.  You could have a battery at each end location and swap them out (family/friend at the end points)
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2023, 06:02:19 pm »
The battery was put on the charger at 3:30 yesterday afternoon. I forgot to check until just after 9:00pm last night. By that time, the battery was charged.

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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2023, 07:54:44 am »
Tested the battery a bit closer to its potential. I travelled just over 70km on one charge. The battery dropped to one bar out of five when I pulled into my driveway this afternoon.  I?m quite happy with that range. It gave me 6 trips to town and back on one charge with a bit to spare. 80km would empty the tank but I don?t want to let the battery get to that point.

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« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2023, 01:40:25 pm »
That?s excellent service Les.
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Re: E-bike build using a kit
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2023, 03:18:44 am »
This is short clip of an E-bike but I do not know if it was from a kit..

https://youtube.com/shorts/luKUq823OtQ?si=3v5rudkeQafrQfqe
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« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2023, 05:25:42 pm »
That bike has a lot of power. It would be fun to ride but illegal in my neck of the woods.

 

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