24v eZip 750 over-volted to 36v

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24v eZip 750 over-volted to 36v

Postby Johnny B » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:56 am

I have been reading about over-volting and finally tried it and it has been great. Started with an old chain-drive Schwinn S750 (24v 750w) that I bought off the classifieds. Someone had rebuilt it as a 24v scooter, although I think some did come that way. It went, but not much zip. Then I bought an old Schwinn S1000 off the classifieds. It is essentially an eZip 1000 with the direct drive. I drove that and liked the pick-up of the 36v direct drive, quiet too. Could finally climb some of the hills near my house. I was looking at both scooters and noticed they were essentially the same except the motor, so... I took the 36v battery, throttle and controller from the S1000 and put them in my old S750. Wow, what a difference. This thing really goes compared to my other scooter, a stock 24v eZip 750. Good acceleration, seems faster than the direct drive S1000 both in pick-up and top end, and it goes about 6 miles on the SLA battery pack. Can handle the same hills as the eZip 1000 direct drive motor. Nothing seems too hot or weird. The chain drive is nice because it coasts easier than the direct drive, but it is a little noisier. I have put about 20 miles on the scooter and everything seems good. The motor has a bit of a higher pitched whine to it now, not bad, actually sounds kind of cool. I ended up swapping the forks so now I have full suspension and front and rear disc brakes. The 3 batteries fit on the compartment that was originally built for 3 batteries. The whole project turned out great, a fun ride.

Thought I would post because I have gotten so much help from reading other people's experiences on here. I love this set-up I have now. Out of all the scooters eZip 750, Schwinn 750 and Schwinn S1000 (eZip 1000) this combination ride has been the best.

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Re: 24v eZip 750 over-volted to 36v

Postby Johnny B » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:36 pm

Just an update. Still riding this thing, still doing great, still fast.
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Re: 24v eZip 750 over-volted to 36v

Postby torqueboards » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:01 pm

Nice! How heavy is the scooter and how fast does it go? Can it climb hills pretty good?
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Re: 24v eZip 750 over-volted to 36v

Postby Johnny B » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:33 pm

Good questions. I weighed it and clocked it to find out. It weighs 76 lbs. Weighed myself too, 197 lbs as I was riding. My top speed was 18 mph. The temperature outside was 38 degrees Farenheit, battery stored indoors. I have attached a picture of the hill it will climb, the eZip750 will not climb this hill. I ran it against several of my other scooters and it's top speed is faster, and accelerates much faster. It is quick and nimble to get around town.
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Re: 24v eZip 750 over-volted to 36v

Postby MikeEmad » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:06 pm

I have the same EZIP 750. I am wondering how you squeezed 3 12 v SLA batteries in the battery compartment. Did you modify it ?
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Re: 24v eZip 750 over-volted to 36v

Postby Johnny B » Sun May 17, 2015 1:08 am

I guess I wasn't too clear, I started with basically an eZip1000 frame, which is built to hold three batteries. Schwinn built a 750w 36v chain drive scooter on that frame. I got mine from someone who down-converted it to a 24v system. So I left the 24v 750w motor, stuck in another battery (back to the original 3) put a 36v throttle and controlled back on and now I have a peppy scooter great for urban riding.
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