This set up will be plenty good for our initial needs,, & the price is right.
We can always upgrade down the road.
Cool.I understand. There are two packages on the way with stuff for my kart and I "finished" it last summer. Just make sure your battery mount is easily expandable for the extra batteries!
I would definitely remove those from the kart when charging. Unless the battery is a LiFePO4 or other chemistry meant to stay on a vehicle, there is a non-negligible risk of fire breaking out; especially when charging. Batteries burning themselves up aren't a huge loss, but you don't want that kart going up in flames after the work you've done. If you charge those in a big ceramic pot or something, you should be good to go.It will be real slick & easy to install & remove.
That's a given.
I have already built 2 electric Mini bikes with pretty much this set up,, plus have been along the progression of electric R/C since the mid 70's.
Thanks.I knew it! You'll be much happier with more energy available and your motor will perform better with less voltage sag.
Got the motor & stuff the other day,, plus more work done.What are those packs rated for as far as continuous operation? The ones I looked up seem to be 13A, which would net you 26A with two packs in parallel. Isn't your motor is rated for over 40A continuous? You might want to parallel another pack or two. Your buddy could get a couple rides on your kart while he waits for his packs to arrive.