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Devo's 8kw Vector Lite build

Posted: Jan 24 2018 4:11pm
by devo1223
Ok, I figured it was about time I did a build log once my frame arrived. Handled with care.
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Here's where I'm at:
Vector Lite 180mm swingarm, 100mm BB
Mxus 3t, 17in moto rim
Controller - still deciding, Powervelocity 24f?
18s8p Samsung 30q's
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I've been thinking alot about the battery. This will be my first attempt at spot welding.
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I have my cell holders already so I need to double check they add 1mm to each cell.
The swingarm is crazy wide, I'm not sure what crankarms are going to clear it.

Re: Devo's 8kw Vector Lite build

Posted: Jan 24 2018 5:08pm
by MadRhino
It is ugly but practical, and sure will be fun to ride. :twisted:

Target speed and power ?

Re: Devo's 8kw Vector Lite build

Posted: Jan 24 2018 5:32pm
by devo1223
Well if you saw my other Frankenstein builds you wouldn't think this was ugly. I'm excited to have a purpose build ebike frame for once. I've run this motor on 18s on my last bike and it went 50mph, I'm hoping for 8kw if I don't screw up the 18s8p battery build. I was going to copy the following layout but with 12awg copper wire soldered on top of the series connections, what do you think?
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Re: Devo's 8kw Vector Lite build

Posted: Jan 24 2018 6:19pm
by MadRhino
Many are happy with batteries built with round cells. I never even looked into it, for they would need to be huge and heavy to deliver the power that I build. I am consuming RC lipo like they are gas. :twisted: