Little confrontation is entertaining as long as it does not get out of control. Most of this has been hashed out over the years (before me). Still like to revisit and see if any new ideas come about.
I do two types of riding which my eTrike does quite well. Riding with the cars outside of town can just crank it up and ride. Most of my riding is on City pathways or Greenways. These are low speed twists, turns mixed with hills. Trike does fine, motor is turning below 50% but is not under a load as it's slow enough that pedaling helps. A two speed setup would work great. Was just visiting the idea of lower voltage for the slower riding.
has mounted a DD at the pivot point and now thinking that with two different sprockets would work even better. Don't mix my riding, do one or the other so changing sprockets would not be that big a deal for me.
by calab » Nov 15 2021 5:11am
The guy likes confrontation, the online persona got his thread locked. Some people are just like it, it adds character and a bit of laughter and humor to reading the forum threads. Spices things up and stirs the pot.
More watts is fun and to many people go for small setups and end up getting discouraged or just do not ride at all. I have learned that keeping things simple is the best way to go. Controller wattage is relative, you mentioned 36V and 54V and both can be used on a single controller with a set discharge rate in current amps, one has 70% more watts then the other and a few people have posted that they'd want to be able to switch on the fly which can be done and nothing to special about it after isolating the batteries.
The multi speed golf carts is interesting, if what you say is right, it would just kick down 48V via a converter to the other speeds, probably an older design or more likely a custom design. Were the golf carts real old or fairly new if you could tell at all?