1000w wrote:5mm HTD belts are OK for up to just over 7kw according to the charts I've seen.panurge wrote:I've not a lot of experience with belts but is 5mm enough?
Nice project. I do hope your 5mm belt system works - so I can do something like it.
The charts I have seen do show high power capacity but only at higher RPM, at low RPM the power capacity goes to almost zero...just when we need the belt to move our bikes and us from a standstill up to speed. Perhaps with the maga wrap you are proposing it will work - I hope so.
The first iteration of the eCortina had two 5mmx15mm belt systems. The second of these belts failed early on. Even with a smaller motor the primary belt eventually failed. But there was nothing to give me more belt wrap.