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ha! this is a great topic
I was also looking into the same sort of information on help me in my new purchase
my old system is a BionX PL 350, which gets pretty much the same distance and speed mentioned here in this topic on a single charge
i want something faster which only a 500w motor can deliver, but they usually eat up more juice thus reducing the distance you can go, so i was also trying to spec out a good combo of 500w + X amount of battery to give me a nice long trip hopefully something further than 40 miles (64 Km) at 31 Mph (50 Km/h)
Trying to find a good balance for a system that can take me on 100 Km (62 mile) round trip ride on a single charge (that's my average commute)
I know for a fact that i'll probably end up with 2 batteries instead of a single big gigantic and heavy one
That's why this time around i'm not even going to bother getting the BionX as they are hard to upgrade / expand without using their own certified parts.
Originally Posted by 15rms
My son uses a Ping 30 amp battery with the Cyclone 500 watt. Works great and something I would recommend. Just curious. How fast are you going topped out with your cyclone 360? I ask because I am soon to build a cyclone powered recumbent. My sons bike will run around 22 mph. That is with me 210 lbs on a recumbent and not peddling. I am not sure if I want to use the 360 or 500.
Thank you all so far with the information already provided in just these few posts, which is exactly the names i needed to know to research further into making my own Kit
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found some handy info for math calculation http://www.ebikes.ca/batteries.shtml
they even got a nice calculator to get an idea how the different items combined will sort of perform http://www.ebikes.ca/simulator/
Last edited by GTALuigi; 02-29-12 at 04:18 PM.