Battery
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.
Controller
Chinese. It came with the motor as a kit from Ebay.
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
Charger
5 amp switchmode charger. Multi-stage 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 25 to 35 amps as it would blow climbing long hills. Both motor and controller run cool.

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