Cells and BMSLooks quite ghetto. I like it!
OwnerPatrick McKay
Owner's Other EVs2005 Kona Kahuna
2012 Custom Croborg
LocationJohannesburg, Gauteng South Africa map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2003 Bladez Stand up scooter
Someone donated a bladez 450se to me, well actually she gave me two, told me if I fixed one I could keep the other. So the first was fixed with a fresh set of batteries, the second is what you see here.
Motorunknown 450w Series Wound DC
The standard 450w motor that comes on these scooters, overvolted and overpowered to 3500w
DrivetrainStandard bladez fare
Controllerunknown Lyen special
Lyen from endless sphere provided it saying it was a 36v 1000 watt controller. In fact it seems to keep providing watts as required with no limits.
Batteries12 Headway 38120s, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
I love headways, the newer batch with the black end caps seem to be far better than the former white end caps
System Voltage38 Volts
Chargerunknown 36v 4A charger
Bought from BMSBATTERY and adjusted to 44.1v to perfectly balance my pack.
HeaterJackets
DC/DC Converter
None
InstrumentationTurnigy watt meter and a cycle computer.
Top Speed23 MPH (37 KPH)
23 on a scooter is quite frightening!
AccelerationFast, especially on flat ground at 3300w!
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
That's a guess
Watt Hours/Mile40 Wh/Mile
Seems to be what I do on average.
EV Miles
Current:60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult, and I can ride with my 6 year old standing on the board with me.
Curb Weight35 Pounds (15 Kilograms)
Haven't weighed it, but with the lithium pack only weighing 4kg it feels so much lighter.
Tires10 inch
Conversion TimeAbout a week of actual work
Conversion Cost$500. Bought a controller from monsterscooterparts which turned out to be a 48v controller rather than a 36v so was $75 wasted. No refund from monster as I was past the 15 day return period. Not happy about that. In future Lyen will get all my business.
Additional FeaturesJust a headlight and a tail light on my helmet.
Lots of fun and easy to put in the trunk of my car. I'm really enjoying it!

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