How to determine which Currie motor is installed?

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7tronics   100 mW

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How to determine which Currie motor is installed?

Post by 7tronics » Jul 17 2013 1:25am

Which motor do I have on Trailz?

I bought a Currie Trailz from a guy who said it was 2008 model with the only stamp on the motor:
XYDJ1010 and what I believe is a S/N: 00312B

I assume this is a 250w motor, but there is no other labeling to confirm this. Any ideas?

What may I look for in the controller to determine if this controller can handle greater than 24v ? (not necessarily with this motor...)
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eBikes: 2001 Currie eFolder, 2001 Currie Mtn, 2005 Giant LaFree Lite, 2008 & 2010 Currie Trailz, 2010 iZip Via Rapido, 2011 Powabyke Shopper, 2007 Optibike 600, 2010 Marin Bikes BionX MTB
Other LEVs: 2007 Currie Tech eZip 500 eScooter, 2013 OT ELF (4Q2013), 2014 OT Naked ELF, 2019 Segway/Ninebot GoKart

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Re: How to determine which Currie motor is installed?

Post by Nineballboy » Jul 19 2013 12:39pm

To my knowledge the Trailz bikes have always had a 450 watt motor. If it's stock, that's what it has.

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Re: How to determine which Currie motor is installed?

Post by 7tronics » Jul 19 2013 5:52pm

Thanks - that changes my LiFEPO4 battery planning. The Clean Republic CR1210s should be a 2S2P configuration given detailed look at its specs. Looking at other alternatives now and posted in Homemade Battery Packs forum topic.
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eBikes: 2001 Currie eFolder, 2001 Currie Mtn, 2005 Giant LaFree Lite, 2008 & 2010 Currie Trailz, 2010 iZip Via Rapido, 2011 Powabyke Shopper, 2007 Optibike 600, 2010 Marin Bikes BionX MTB
Other LEVs: 2007 Currie Tech eZip 500 eScooter, 2013 OT ELF (4Q2013), 2014 OT Naked ELF, 2019 Segway/Ninebot GoKart

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Re: How to determine which Currie motor is installed?

Post by dumbass » Jul 19 2013 6:37pm

Currie supplies both 250w and 450w but the 250w is generally for Canida and other countries that have low wattage laws. It is almost certain you have a 450w if it was sold in the US. Look at the controller...it should be marked as a 35a. If not then the motor is likely not a 450w.

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