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Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Posted: May 05 2021 2:09pm
by andyshinn
I've started building an electric go kart. I thought I'd share the progress on this board as it looks like there are some other electric kart projects here as well. I'll be putting up more detailed information at https://hackaday.io/project/179303-vint ... ic-go-kart.

The main bits will be:
  • Vintage Kart Kit from GoPowerSports.com
  • Motenergy ME1718 motor.
  • Kelly KLS72501-8080IPS controller.
  • Headway 38120HP cells x 40 for the 20S2P battery pack.
  • Chargery BMS24T-300 and charger combo for battery management.
  • Chargery DCC-300HB for main contactor.
  • Curtis PB-8 Throttle Pot for throttle.
For starters I have two update videos. Here is the first one and I'll make another reply for the second video immediately after this one.



Let me know what you think. Cheers!

Update number two!

Posted: May 05 2021 2:13pm
by andyshinn
Update number two! We just did the motor mounting stuff. Next up will be electrical.


Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Posted: May 13 2021 5:30pm
by andyshinn
Update three. Battery is built. Part of harness built. Getting closer to testing out the motor!


Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Posted: May 13 2021 6:08pm
by Hillhater
Just a “heads up” ...
Be sure to carefully check each of those cells ( capacity, IR, Vmax, Vmin, etc).. before you wrap that pack up as they dont have the best reputation for holding their balance over time.

Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Posted: Jun 09 2021 8:16pm
by andyshinn
Missed update four. So, here it is!


Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Posted: Jun 09 2021 8:17pm
by andyshinn
Update five!