Can I use an inverter generator to power my e-bike?

General Discussion about large electric scooters and motorcycles and other things with no pedals.
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Can I use an inverter generator to power my e-bike?

Post by resh24 » Jul 04 2018 1:16am

Can I use an inverter generator to power my e-bike? I have an Emmo Zone S (motorcycle Style e-bike) 72V/20ah Gel SLA. If an inverter generator works, does anyone have any recommendations?

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Re: Can I use an inverter generator to power my e-bike?

Post by amberwolf » Jul 04 2018 11:16am

The big disadvantage will be hauling around the trailer with the generator on there, for a large enough generator to get motorcycle power levels.

For some info on the topic, see the various threads about range extenders and generators. Not everything in the lists below will be relevant, but it should be easy to tell which are. Also not every discussion about them comes up in these lists, so you can poke around the forum for more:

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