Building a 36v 4Ah eBike battery from Lidl 12v power tool batteries and how I was robbed blind!

Building a 36v 4Ah eBike battery from Lidl 12v power tool batteries and how I was robbed blind!

I take inspiration from Andy Kirby and try to build a 36v eBike battery using 3 12v power tool batteries from Lidl. The purpose is to make maintenance and charging processes easier than my DIY 24v battery

I cover why the fully charged battery only produced a disappointing 36.8v instead of the expected higher voltage and what to look out for when purchasing supposedly 12v/24v/36v Lithium Ion batteries

Enjoy!

Credits: Andy Kirby
Andy Kirby was kind enough to allow me to use a clip from one of his videos and so here are the links to his channel (It’s a really good channel – the bugger has a Twizy!)

Andy Kirby Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/andykdubs
Andy Kirby Insane Bike Build – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zUBqpdTlKU&t=333s

Readers Comments (5)

  1. Haha, I just bought nine 20v (18,5v) 4Ah batteries from Lidl for the same purpose. Currently looking for a suitable motor and controller.

  2. Hi. Do you think an old 24 v sds cordless drill machine can handle 36 volt battery?

  3. Great video! Enjoyable with a sense of humor. How do you protect your batteries from Undervoltage? I didn’t see a BMS

  4. I laughed so hard when you crashed I’m evil I’m so sorry.

  5. aw man! that sucks. I build my powertool powered ebike with the 4AH 20V lidl packs. as for a motor and controller I salvaged one from an old ebike that had a panasonic geared hub motor and a torque arm. my other diy bike has the Imortor (weird product) and an external battery lead. I can get 70km range on that when I take allot of batteries.

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