Will 250W motor take 20A?

mifletz

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This 48V 250W bike comes with a 11A battery

If you change the controller and put in this 20A battery (48V)






will the 250W motor take it?
 

Greg58

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Since the batteries are the same voltage there shouldn't be a problem, going from a 11AH to a 20AH battery only increases the time it takes to discharge the battery. The larger amp hour battery only increases the reserve capacity.
 
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mifletz

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What is the easiest way of overriding the 250W EU restriction on these types of bikes, to get more power to the rear wheel for better hill-ascending purposes?
 

cannonball2

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I have been running a 24v 250w geared hub with a 48v 24w controller on 12s lipos for several years. Dont think you need to worry.
Most controllers have a limiter wire that can simply be disconnected, unless they have dropped or internalized that feature in the EU.
 
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I forgot about you cannon ball, you can help him better than me. Most of my experience is on industrial motive equipment like electric forklifts, tugs and golf carts.
 

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I woulnt try pushing it past 600watts
II have ridden it many times pulling the max amps the controller will give which as I remember is 24a(label is too faded to read) so its pulling 1000+w. Doesn't seem to bother it. My main concern is the gears in the hub, l assume they are plastic so I apply the power gradually. I like to run it full out on a fresh charge(50v). It pretty quick then.Been riding this bike as a errand runner for several years with out issues. Its my favorite Ebike.