Electric Motors

Discussion in 'Alternative Energy' started by pointer_hunter, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. pointer_hunter

    pointer_hunter Well-Known Member

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    I'm toying with the idea of hooking up an electric motor on a bike frame. I am trying to figure out what size I would need to get it moving. I thought about a sewing machine motor because you could control the speed with a pedal, but I doubt that would be big enough. Any ideas? :help:
     
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  3. PyroDon

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    You will need a permenant magnet DC motor . if you plan to get more than a couple of amps for ten minutes you better be the next lance armstrong .
    If you want to try a ac motor conversion you could use a old fan motor ,rewind it and machine the armiture to accept some neo mags .
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    I think he wants to use it to power the bike.
     
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    My bad
    Go for a 3-800 watt bike motor on level ground around 15-20 mph
    you can buy a wheel hub motor for bikes as well
     
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    Try your local thrift store.Those little electric scooters are starting to show up there,ours had 3 of em in various states of disrepair.

    BooBoo
     
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