Uber scoot 36v is 1000w

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Dogscoot   1 µW

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Uber scoot 36v is 1000w

Post by Dogscoot » Aug 10 2017 2:59pm

Hi all, just bought a 36v 1000w kick scooter, great machine but soooo underpowered coming from 2 stroke,

What's the first few things I can mod to get acceleration, obviously batteries controllers etc will come later

I use it to walk my dog (well run) but she's at least twice as fast as this scooter and that's just not roght

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Re: Uber scoot 36v is 1000w

Post by aethyr » Aug 10 2017 9:47pm

The only thing that doesn't require new electronics is to change out the sprockets. You basically change gearing, so you sacrifice acceleration to get more top end, and vice versa, like a bicycle.

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Re: Uber scoot 36v is 1000w

Post by Dogscoot » Aug 11 2017 10:47am

Thanks aethyr

I've thought about that but any change I make woll compromise either the acceleration or top end (both of which need upgrading)

Couple of issues from last nights run

1. On flat grass without much resistance it's terribly slow, as soon as you get on a decent bit of mud track it speeds up again, it's not like the rear wheel is slipping, it feels like it's the controller limiting power

2. It does not have ANY hill climbing abilities, I'm 86kg, the scooter is 46kg and it would not get up a short but steep hill,

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Re: Uber scoot 36v is 1000w

Post by aethyr » Aug 13 2017 10:18pm

Yeah, then you're going to have to upgrade the electronics - battery/controller/motor. You might be able to squeeze more out of the motor, so at least controller/battery. You will probably want to overvolt, to 48v, (at current gearing, will give you same torque but more top end) which means you'll need new batteries and controller to handle it. Brushed controllers are dirt cheap. Batteries..not so much. You can go hobby Lipo batteries which are a bit cheaper, but then you need either a hobby charger or BMS/48v charger.

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