yes I had been thinking about hobbyking and I think I found the best deal.possibly the best source of cheap high rate cells would be RC suppliers such as hobby king.
Edit: I found some better value ones, 10x 3.7v 6000mah with a charger for $27. Thanks for pointing those out!
don't know about the quality or reliability though!
I saw this at hf and was wondering, 40V Lithium 14 in. Cordless Chain Saw. Could it be used for a small electric go kart or mini bike? Not sure rpm or hp on it. But you would get battery charger and motor for ~$150. Only need controller? Maybe buy two, one for each tire
Just be sure the batteries you get are deep cycle and not a battery for a starter motor. Starter motor batteries are only good for momentary use and don't handle being discharged very well. Deep cycle batteries are designed for continuous use and can be discharged to about 20% capacity before being recharged. If the scooter you get the battery from is electric powered it will have a deep cycle battery, if it's gas powered it will not be the correct type of battery.Hi,
Know this is an old thread but hopefully some one can assist.
I'll be posting in more detail in the kart section with full step by step pictures but basically I'm taking a large and a small Kettcar and electrifying them..
Initially starting with a 250W 24V DC motor like the below on the small one.
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i just want to know what the difference in the types of batteries below or are they basically the same.
Both are Sealed Lead units
The 2nd picture is the type you would use in a motorbike / scooter. The 1st is just a generic battery as far as I can tell.
I'm just thinking rather than buying one new - I have a scrap / breakers yard near me and could hopefully obtain them from motorbikes ?
Would these be ok to use from the motorbikes or do they need to be the below type ??
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Also can they be recharged ?
Thanks in advance