Electric Bikes - Check out my batteries
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06-14-12, 10:54 PM
So for my E-bike i think i went overboard and i bought four 12v 18 AH batteries.. THEY ARE HEAVY and really large!. They wont fit inside any bag i could find in the store or on amazon. So what im going to do is buy some heavy jean material or smthing and make a bag for the batteries
Today i finished splicing all the wires and attaching / soldering the connectors on all the wires and the switch.
I been trying to ameka really clean job of it all. I think i been doing a good job at it.
What do you think i should do / what do you think so far
06-15-12, 05:30 AM
18 AH would give you serious range, whats the weight total.Looks like nice clean connections !
06-15-12, 06:52 AM
The batteries in total weight shy of 50 lbs i believe.
According to the calculator on ebike.ca or what ever im look at a 20 + mile range with out having to peddle at all @ like 25 MPH..
Which means i can go to work home and work and home again if i pleased.. haha...
18ah bricks are relly really really heavy phew.
I would suggest a heavy duty rear rack and put 2 per side saddle bag style.
if you can fit one of them in the frame, it's that much weight off the rear rack..
get nylon filament tape ( ship tape with nylon thread in it ) it is very strong and will hold the weight if you use a few loops.. cover with elecrical tape to make it all black and looking right.
06-18-12, 03:39 PM
So i tried making some kinda of detachable holster for my batteries. Only after i realized that no bags on the market can fit them.
So i made this thing..
It was heavy bulky and didnt fit behind my seat so it would unbalance the bike significantly more then if it could.
So then i made version 2..
Here it is
Its lighter tighter and smaller.
Now all i need is motor..
The Torq arm arrived from canada as well.
youch.. that's a whole lota weight on a light duty rack.. i recommend reinforcing it somehow..
also.. add electrical tape or insulation on the metal buckle, if that sucker slips and hits battery terminals you will get some nasty sparks.. lead is capable of major amps.. no joke.
06-19-12, 12:10 PM
Yep! Will do i just need to tighten some of them. Thats why i hadnt done it. As for the truck.. Well i just have to hope it holds for a while I cant afford to spend any more money on this untill i know it works well. If it does im gonna modify the elctrnics get some baskets and a heavy duty racks. Maybe even new rims which are stronger to take the extra weight. Better lights and a airhorn. ETC ETC. It just has to work first.
06-28-12, 02:17 PM
It takes sooo lonngggg
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