lets start from the beginning i guess
I'm quite new to this electric scooter thing but i did come across an old E300 that was left out for garbage collection,
scooter was in overall good shape, no major dings, mechanically was OK, wheels, bearings and running gear all seemed fine.
so after the previous owner telling me it went fine, go neglected and didn't use for a long time then wouldn't go, i knew the SLA were shot
after the purchase of a couple of Gel 12v, 7ah batterys it was alive again, but...
with me with a statue of 6 foot, size 12 boot and around 85kgs, (187ish pounds for the yanks)
the momentum wasn't all that impressive,
i started looking around for possible upgrades, first up
24v to 36v,
so with some spare time at work, i made up a battery box to sit on top,
With Stock controller and thumb variable speed control, it would not start on 36v but knowing it can be switched over when started on 24v,
i wired up a simple relay to the controller and mounted a micro switch to thumb throttle,
so soon as it was pushed past 10% throttle, relay would switch to 36v, and was all good,
speed and more important, torque/acceleration was improved.
again there's a but....
unfortunately, been a little aged, speed control packed it in,
now its time to start getting serious.