In this video we demonstrate how you can remove the guts from a BionX PL350 hub hub motor and wire it up to use an external motor controller, allowing the use of any battery pack and any liberating it from the proprietary and discontinued BionX controls.
As you’ll see from watching this clip, it’s a fairly long and complex job which is only suitable for the more hardcore DIYer. We never worked with BionX kits ourselves and were recently gifted this motor from a customer after his BionX battery wore out and he switched over to a Grin system. It was our first time working on a BionX this way and we decided to film and document the process of converting it over to open standards so that others could see what the process entails!
If you are curious to see about how much power you could get from a BionX motor with an external controller and Statorade, we have the PL350 on our motor simulator
and did an early study on the thermals with and without statorade here: