OwnerPaul Paton
Owner's Other EVs2007 Vectrix VX-1
2008 Vectrix VX 1
LocationMelbourne, Victoria Australia map
Vehicle2013 Raleigh Venture
Motor Brushless DC
36 volt 500 watt direct drive motor running at
48 volt. Kit came with headlight including key
power switch.
Chinese. It came with the motor as a kit from
Batteries252 Panasonic CGR18650CG , 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Panasonic Industrial EV cells. Custom inframe
battery mounted with Rivnuts.
48 volt 18 Amp/Hr.
System Voltage48 Volts
5 amp switchmode charger. CC/CV with 58.5
volts terminal voltage.
Top Speed32 MPH (51 KPH)
Range39 Miles (62 Kilometers)
Conversion TimeThe battery took a couple of days for the glue
to dry. Bike assembled in 1 day.
Conversion CostTotal cost AU$420. The bike was an unwanted
prize puchased off Gumtree. Conversion kit was
$225 off Ebay.
Battery was constructed from some spare cells
I had.
Charger was $47 on Ebay.
This bike cruises at 45 Km/Hr and climbs hills easily. I had to
change fuse from 20 to 30 amps as it would blow climbing long hills.
Both motor and controller run cool.
I sold this bike to a homeless person in 2018.

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