Optibike 600t
OwnerJohn C. Sagebiel
Owner's Other EV2008 Optibike 800Li - Custom
LocationReno, Nevada United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2007 Optibike 600t
600 watt motor bicycle, internal and external batteries.
MotorOptibike 600 Permanent Magnet DC
Optibike 600 watt (continuous) Permanent Magnet DC
600 watt (input rated) permanent magnet DC motor; very
DrivetrainHuman-electric hybrid, planetary gear combiner.
ControllerOptibike Not model name
Custom controller by Optibke including derivative power
control (DPC) that gives a boost under certain conditions yet
keeps efficiency very high.
Batteriesnone, 0.00 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride
Internal battery is NiMH, 13AH. External is Li-Ion; 20AH.
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger None
Provided charger by others
HeaterWhatever clothing I'm wearing plus the exercise I do.
DC/DC Converter none
None for motor
Motor runs at 36 V; small commercial DC/DC converter to
provide 12V for lights.
InstrumentationSoc LED's.
Optional Optilink software shows Motor Temp, Battery Temp,
Motor RPM, Battery Voltage.
This shows on a PDA via a bluetooth link.
Top Speed30 MPH (48 KPH)
Top speed is human+elec on flat ground, no wind. Without
human, speed is limited to 20mph by controller. Downhill or
with the wind is much faster!
AccelerationNot measured accurately.
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
With both batteries and pedaling. Based on experience.
Watt Hours/Mile12 Wh/Mile
Based on longest rides done with pedaling.
EV Miles
Current:2,600 Miles (4,183 Kilometers)
    As of 1/19/2009
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight68 Pounds (30 Kilograms)
With both batteries.
TiresSerfas Drifter
Conversion TimeNA
Conversion CostNA
Older model of my 800Li; I thought this bike was so great I bought a second as soon as
it was available.

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