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Re: Electric scooter

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:55 pm

What sort of batteries are you using, and how deep do you discharge them?
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Re: Electric scooter

Postby Dricus » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:12 pm

The batteries are Deep Cycle Sealed Lead Acid.

The scooter controller cuts off the power when the voltage drops below 42V. Should probably not let it discharge that much? I usually charge when it drops below 45-46V.
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Re: Electric scooter

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:24 pm

It's surprising that they last that long if you are taking the voltage so low, although it depends a lot on whether that is an unloaded voltage or not, and if there is load, how much.
If you plan to keep the scooter for a while, it might be worth looking at Lithium battery, to give you a bit more zip and range.
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Re: Electric scooter

Postby Dricus » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:25 pm

I definitely like to try Lithium batteries 8-)
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