Overvolting an electric bicycle motor for more speed! Q&A#7

Overvolting an electric bicycle motor for more speed! Q&A#7

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Can some tell me why my Escooter motor make noise then looses power once I’m moving. I can move from a stop nice and smooth. Then right as it’s about to really get going it falls on its face. And once it has slowed a bit I can get back into the throttle and then it happens again. I have swapped to a new motor then to a new speed controller. Then I also tried a different throttle and still the same issue. Any ideas out there???

  2. This helped out so much holy crap!

  3. The Cohesive Garage January 26, 2021 @ 7:59 pm

    Awesome video, It gives me an idea for my Ebike. What do you think? Currently I have a 52 volt 13ah battery running a (rated at) 1500 watt motor. My controller is rated at 30 amps 52v. It hits 28mph on flat and has a range of about 25~miles. Im thinking to add another identical 52v 13ah battery. If I wire up both batteries in series or parallel what would I get? Should I also switch to an upgraded 72V 3000W 100A controller?

  4. I keep reading bafang bbso2b750w 48v running 52v can harm the moter

  5. I have a 36v motor, my controller is 24v-36v and I’ve been using a 7s2p battery on my build. I’m about to connect a 10s2p battery……

    Will my distance get better or just torque and top speed?

  6. how about the wattage? mine is 60v 500watts .. if i use 60v 1200 watts does my acceleration affect it? and does the motor compatible with it?

  7. Arthur Jefferson January 26, 2021 @ 8:01 pm

    Hi Micah, I live in the UK where the max motor is 250w. What would be the ideal controller & battery voltage/amperage for a 2 wheel drive 250w 29". Also, do you know if using two 250w motors keep me within the 250w max limit, I want to stay legal, or at least under the radar & arguably under the limit to any curious coppers.

  8. My name’s Brenda, and I have a magnum E-Bike classic like rise II and I am trying to find the best way to increase my speeds to maybe 35 mph since the minimum is 24 and also, trying to figure out how to program the display to show battery percentage rather than v. or find a new a new battery that can extend the battery life to at least 5 hours on a full 100% charge. Thanks.

  9. Can I put an 36v 800 w controller on instead of a 36v 500w controller …..both 36v for a 36v 500w hub wheel kit

  10. Sir my ebike is said that its 48v hub motor, my battery is 48v also, can i overvolt it and make the battery as 60v? Would thia give a bad effect in the motor? Thanks sir

  11. You rpm x 26 x 0.003 is only valid on a 26 inch rim

  12. How do you decrease/limit the amps of a controller?

  13. I need to go uphill. Will increasing the voltage help? Or should I increase the amps? Which will be more detrimental for the motor? (which generates more heat?)

  14. Great videos!
    I have a stock 16 amp controller with a 500watt motor. The controller is limited to 500watt max. Can I run a 750watt motor until I upgrade my controller. Or will this lower current into this 750watt cause motor damage?

  15. There are 2 different hub motor control voltages. Most of my hub motors were and maybe still are the most common. I have a Bafang and a few others. Most of my controllers and throttles are interchangeable. However I have a hub motor 16" in a trike that none of my controller/throttle will run. I just bought a new controller/throttle kit that runs that trike hub fine but will not run any of my other hub motors. I have noticed that the voltage being sent to the wheel is higher on the Bafang and other hub motors I have than that going to the 16" trike hub motor. How can you tell what you are buying will run which type of hub motor.

  16. Where you at? Are the Ex-Presidents surfing behind you soon?

  17. But… why overvolt the e-bike if you are lowering the amps and keeping the wattage the same?

  18. I need to be clear, I have an ebike with a modern hub (250 watt) I think.I currently run at 48 volt, so How high can I safely go, could I go to 60 volts safely and really speed up, or perhaps 52 volt to be safer.Obviously I want as much power as poss, so will try 60volt if it’s safe to do so?

  19. he’s forget to mention that overvolting/not overvolting also depends on specifications of battery which you use…

  20. Why would you multiply the motor RPM by the diameter? Wouldn’t it make sense to multiply the RPM by the wheel circumference since for every revolution of the wheel, the bike travels the same distance as the circumference of the wheel?

  21. Nice background; Manhattan Beach?

  22. The Chain..

  23. if youre over volting your motor all the time, wont your motor die quicker compared to running the motor at the volts it was created to run?? and is this over volting only for bldc motors or do you do it with bdc motors as well??

  24. The better way to increase speed is put the 2 speed gearbox for electric motor and drive much economy put high gear and motor run at low speed but you going fast on the road and first gear for terrain the problem is that gearbox not exist and we cant buy that

  25. As an expat from Texas I wonder where you are filming. Is that Galveston?

  26. Hi how can I get your book copy?

  27. Thank you for this! You just answered a bunch of questions I had. Very informative, love your channel!

  28. Chef Mhio Sagaydoro II January 26, 2021 @ 8:29 pm

    Hello sir I want to make it fast my ebike and my motor voltage is 36v and the motor is 1000 watts what is the best controller I need to use?

  29. I have a question. my controller says 60v 45+1a. My battery is 60v 60amp. My two motors are 5000 watts each. Is this ok anyone can answer thanks

  30. I really need help you see I’m a Newfie and that don’t help I got this ebike scooter I never seen one like it before it looks like it’s from the Philippines or Guyana I fried the dashboard and I can’t get it going now can I just do it all Direct can you show me how I need your help thank you God bless newfies

  31. Posey Perspective January 26, 2021 @ 8:34 pm

    So many of my questions answered in one video! Thank you!

  32. Yet another reason to know math (but still waiting for a reason for calculus)

  33. Sir in.
    My controller 48v 750w
    Motor 48v 1000w
    Shall I use 72v to 74v and 50ah to 54ah

    Pls reply

  34. Good video. I am building my 1st ebike and appreciate all that you have shared. When you mention that current limit should be reduced while overvolting how do you make that adjustment?

  35. Hi mate I’ve got a kugoo g booster scooter it’s 48v duel motor 2x800w so for me to get more speed all I need is more volts .
    But say if I get new controllers say 60-72v would I still need the controllers to be 800w per wheel or can I go more ?
    What would be the best way to get more speed cheers 👍

  36. I bought ur book ..help me a lot but it’s still better to understand if ur explained it like this ☺️

  37. So the motor of my scooter is brushed, does everything u said also apply to brushed motors ? It’s a 36V 800W 2800RPM motor, I want to over volt it to 48V

  38. Hey with Lection Xp it’s possible to add a front motor right…

  39. Can I plugin my ebike to a portable power station while riding?

  40. I need more torque for a steep one mile hill. Laws restrict speed to 25kph any watts to 250. Current battery is 36v. What can I do?

  41. Do you have a step by step video on how to setup your brushless speed control settings with the l.e.d display for the best performance??

  42. What happens with controller if connect to 52v instrad of 48v? After connecting to higher voltage, controller started cuttiong off under load. But recover if release throttle or PAS. Capacitors for 63v. What can be damaged?

  43. sir i had used 72 v 2kw motor with 72v 26 ah battery and i got the range of 110 km with 70kmh speed . but when i used that same battery on 72 v 1200w motor igot only 50 km range on same controller . what do u thing actual range i supposed to get if i buy 1200w controller for 1200 w motor ? i had high hopes from this motor like getting atleast 150 km range . but i think i will get 110 km range again .

  44. I’m using 24V 500W brushless rear motor and 24V 350W controller on my ebike. I’m not satisfied on the speed. What should I do?😞 Can anyone help me. Did I have done any mistake?

  45. Will you point me in the right direction with my Mototec. Fat Tire scooter??

  46. May I order ebike book?

  47. Hi, I have a 24v & 250w motor. I was wondering if I hook up another12 volts to my 24 volts would that work on my system to make it go faster. I think the answer is yes. My other question is the 24volts is lithium & the 12volts is conventional acid. Please help.

  48. Hey, I have been wonderin if theres no such thing as perpetual motor, and knowing a motor can run at any voltage, what about if I will put a Generator and hook it in BBSHD motor, will it work as an assist mode? If so what kind of generator should be used?

  49. what if im ower waight and wana go up hills?

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