OwnerRichard Fechter
LocationSan Rafael, California United States map
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Vehicle2004 Vego SX-600
MotorMAC-BMC Brushless DC
rewired for external controller. Forced-air cooling. 2.5kW output.
Drivetrain5mm pitch timing belt.
Modified brushless controller. Replaced FETs + increased current limit to 70 amps.
Batteries4 Hawker EP-13, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
5 year old surplus batteries.
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSoneil 2408
Charges half the pack at a time.
HeaterThe motor. Warms your hands on a cold day.
DC/DC Converter Surplus
mini 20w dc-dc converter provides power for main contactor and LED lights
InstrumentationSpeedometer, ammeter, voltmeter.
Top Speed27 MPH (43 KPH)
Fast enough on a Vego.
I need better brakes.
AccelerationZero to 25 in 4 seconds.
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
Seating CapacityOne
Curb Weight98 Pounds (44 Kilograms)
I will fit in the trunk of my Honda Civic Hybrid.
Tires12.5" skinny scooter tires running at 70 psi.
Conversion Time6 mo.
Conversion CostMostly scavenged parts. Spent around $100.
Able to go 20mph on an 18% upgrade.
Out accelerates most cars to 25 mph.

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