E-bike watts – How electric bicycle companies are lying to you

E-bike watts – How electric bicycle companies are lying to you

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Question.. does enabling dual motors on a scooter uses less battery? Because if the front motor is off, it create drag so the back motor uses more power? Is this myth true? ty

  2. Great video. Love to see you do a how-to upgrade your e-scooter video. Thanks

  3. motor 24v 250w on 36v 500w controller 36v 12a bat=432w 50 to 70 kmh made by me..lol

  4. Thanks
    Reminds me of some lakes will have a limit of 10horse motors. But some people will put a 10h cover on a 15h motor.

  5. praveen santhanu January 27, 2021 @ 7:50 pm

    Can i get ur email address, have some doubts 😔 still… need ur help… if u don’t mind…. plz…..thank you 😊

  6. José Tomás Justiniano January 27, 2021 @ 7:53 pm

    Thanks to all the information you bring to use, I’m building my first ebike

  7. Is there a private and honest site that would provide the real specs of most Ebikes from different manufacturers. Manufacturers sites don’t seem to provide all the information, they supply some numbers but not all numbers that could help us evaluate their products

  8. Hi, I have just built a DIY 18650 52v 10a battery, but I see that it very slowly looses its charge over time. The BMS stops charging at 57.7v and it goes down to 57.1v over a period of 4 hours or so. On the other hand, my first built battery, a 52v 17.5a gets full at 58.8v and barely goes down to 58.5 over 24h. They were both made with vruzend kits and BMSs as well as LG MJ1 18650 3500mah cells. What may cause a battery to slowly (but still more quickly than normal) loose charge like that over time ? Also is it a good idea to build a battery with LG M50 21700 5000mah cells ? Thank you

  9. Hi I’m from india. I brought cheap 10" 48v 500w hub motor kit.the kit comes with 48v 23A controller…
    Is that the controller suits for the motor. And what is the minimum Ah battery is required for this kit.

  10. Power is just a number, it’s how she chooches that matters.

    All those angry electric Pixies are skookam as.

    Are there any geared mid mount motors on the market at the moment? Like separate gears between the mid motor and the mid output sprocket?

    Be awesome for a belt drive single pedal gear.

  11. Thanks always great information

  12. does one of your books have a way to regulate Amps going into a motor? I have an 18v battery that I am using on a project and the speed controller seems to output more than what my 30amp fuse can take so the fuse keeps burning out….but I want to be able to limit the amount of amps it puts out while still using the 18v battery….is that possible and if so what would i need to make that happen? a buck converter or some type of module ?

  13. We gotta keep EU style overregulation from showing up here

  14. Nelson Fernandez January 27, 2021 @ 7:58 pm

    Awesome video bro

  15. I hope you will answer my question
    Should the controller be equal in? Amp
    Matched on battery of,
    Quantity in amperes
    What is the correct ratio in amps
    On 2 motors from 3000w up to 6000w
    Can you help me with this
    I do not know ?

  16. Auto manufacturers underrate their motors too. The 06 Chevy cobalt SS LJS supercharged 2.0l motor is advertised as producing 215 crank hp. I assume this if to keep insurance rates low, because they routinely dyno at 235hp at the wheels before any mods. I’m happy to get an underrated motor in my e-bike because excellent reviewers, such as yourself, make head to head comparisons revealing the "truth in advertising" very quickly.

  17. Love from india

  18. this channel is quickly becoming one of my favorite youtube channels, this video is extremely informative, i dont yet have an ebike but my father and i are both interested in getting an ebike so we have been trying to soak up as much info as we can before purchasing our first ebikes, thanks for the all the informative videos you put out there 🙂

  19. Hello my friend can you please upload a video of "how to upgrade 36v 10a battery to 48v 10a or more amper
    Many thanks

  20. How about a 12v 100w motor?

  21. The Ebike community seems to love the “I could climb a hill” selling point, but I’m over here in Florida getting reminded every couple videos that hills exist. Cheers.

  22. Christopher McPhee Photography January 27, 2021 @ 8:11 pm

    I just bought a batteru which is 52v 17.5ah but says in the description it has a 40amp bms. My bafang mid drive bbs02b has a 25amp controller. Does the amp rating of the battery matter or is the controller going to pull what It needs grom the battery and thats all or can the battery put too i h power into the motor

  23. your channel has been immeasurably useful in getting into ebikes!

  24. Brilliant. Thank you.

  25. Hi Bro I have Q.. ex if I have battery 48V 15 Ah and controller 13A did make any problems for motor did it work or make any damage for my device

  26. Anybody else get weirded out by the thumbnail

  27. Thanks for clearing that up.

  28. That was awesome; going to buy my first electric bike and I do need this information to be an educated consumer. Thank you

  29. 360 Newton Meters @ 0.5RPM 🤪

  30. Always good infoand always anxious for more, thank you.

  31. Please make a video about Extremely cheapest possible make bicycle kit with 500w hub motor & battery..and make sure shipment to worldwide possible with that kit..
    This is my humble request and challenge to you…sir please… bangladeshi are not getting what we want.

  32. Great info..Thanks

  33. Thanks for the info. I’m gonna open up my ebike to check for my controller

  34. Great explanation of E Bike power. I made some useful notes esp power calc. Thanks

  35. i like ur hair style

  36. Juke Photography January 27, 2021 @ 8:28 pm

    Maybe you can help i have a Super73 RX and every time we do this huge bike ride all over NYC im getting range anxiety and everyone fights for the electrical outlet that’s available. My question is can i put an additional aftermarket battery and will my bike recognized the BMS on it? thank you in advance

  37. Great explanation! so… the watt rating refers to the motor and the voltage refers to the controller?

  38. With motors I just look at the newton meters of torque and the Rpm’s after checking the volts and amps. Thanks for the video

  39. If I had a 36v 500w motor in front and a 36v 250w in rear how watts is whole ebike

  40. I though you will talk about how companies lying about the batteries life and their proprietary system.

  41. awesome video

  42. Thank you informative video

  43. Thanks for the information, great video.

  44. Hi Micah, you have a great chanel, Im looking at building a water jet surfboard using a 300A ESC with a 9000w motor, Im looking at making 24v battery, with 7 cells in series and 8 cells in parallel. Im looking at using 56, 21700 SAMSUNG 40T, 4000mah with a Maximum Continuous Discharge of 30A per cell, I’m hopefully aiming on not pulling no more than 150A, from the pack, would you use say a 200A BMS or would you split the cells into 4 packs and use 4 x 50A BMS’s

  45. In an other segment you said you had ammonia (πνευμονία) it seems you neglected your diet lemons cabbage olive oil are the ones to have as often as you can

  46. Wow, all that just to ride a bike?
    Is this considered progress? Just get a regular bike that fits your size, riding needs, riding abilities, and go out and have some fun already! It’s cheaper and you’ll actually get some exercise. Hmmm, we really have gone off the rails people. .

  47. Waittt.. So my 1000w hub motor in reality is stronger? 0.0 Conversion kit bought from Germany (obv produced in China)

  48. higher torque does not always mean higher power it is developed by reduction gears.

    in the end the police officer does not have the training on multi meters and ohms law or even a dyno.

    they as far as i know of have to rely on how fast you are going and if you are doing stunts like donuts to determine the power

  49. Great video

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