Owner's Other EVs1992 Ford Escort LX Wagon
2010 Electra Cruiser
1992 Nissan D21 Pickup
2002 Sol Gato II
Husky Trike
LocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana United States map
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Vehicle2010 T510
MotorCyclone 1500 W x2 Brushless DC
ControllerCrystalyte 48 V, 35 A x2
Original Cyclone controllers died very
quickly, switched to Crystalyte ones and had
no more problems (at least not with the
Batteries16 LFP-G20, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
AA Portable Power Corp (batteryspace.com).
They're rebranding cells from China, but I
don't know whose.
System Voltage51 Volts
Charger CH-LF5126
6 A from batteryspace.com
DC/DC Converter
None -used separate 12.8 V 6.8 Ah aux
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
Only did that once. Motors overheated
severely, but no permanent damage.
AccelerationInsane. Just about popped a wheelie.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
As low as 20 mi if you did nothing but
Watt Hours/Mile40 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight90 Pounds (40 Kilograms)
Conversion Time2 months.
Conversion Cost~$3000 -overpaid for several of the
components, but that's what I get for not
researching enough ahead of time.
Additional Features55 W halogen headlight, brake light, turn signals, 120 db car
horn, 4.1 surround sound with 2" Bose tweeters (4" sub).
This was an ill-fated project. Mostly a learning experience,
the structure could not take the high torque from the motors
and everything fell out of alignment fast. The batteries could
not maintain voltage at the high amp draw I was putting on
them, so the motors would overheat much faster than they should
have at 100% throttle. I realized that with the battery pack's
limitations, the bike was much happier with just one motor in
use and still ran at 35 MPH. However, by then I discovered
much more reliable options and decided to scrap the bike.

The batteries, lights, and misc parts have been used in a few
other projects. The motors, controllers, and special
freewheels are still waiting to be reused.

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