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Electric snowblower conversion: Gas powered Yamaha to 5kW electric

Posted: Nov 04 2019 3:42pm
by ENNOID
Here is a small video showing my old Yamaha YS828 snowblower converted to approx. 5kW lithium-ion electric:



Main parts used for conversion:
- Removable ENNOID 12S10P battery pack integrated with a DieBieMS board for battery monitoring, charging & balancing.
- Denzel D4500 motor
- VESC 6 controller
- Separate small PWM driven dc motor for driving the tracks.

Nice thing is that the overall user experience is still unchanged. The original handles on right & left side are still operational. Whole thing got a bit lighter being electric & should be more powerful as well.

I think many similar gasoline snowblower could be easily converted that way... No more fumes & more silent.

Re: Electric snowblower conversion: Gas powered Yamaha to 5kW electric

Posted: Oct 08 2020 4:45pm
by skiclimbride
Thank you very much for sharing your work on electrifying your Yamaha snow blower. I am looking to do the same thing with a Honda snow blower. Curious how long does the battery last? How well did it work this past winter?
Thank you

Re: Electric snowblower conversion: Gas powered Yamaha to 5kW electric

Posted: Oct 09 2020 2:26pm
by ENNOID
Battery is approx 1kWh with 120 x 2350mAh lithium-ion cells in 12S10P config.
More than enough for most driveways. Snowblower consume much less power than I previously thought...

My driveway is approx 100' long x 20' wide. 1 charge is normally enough with less than 15cm of fresh snow. I have two of those homemade batteries in case of very large snowfalls.

Re: Electric snowblower conversion: Gas powered Yamaha to 5kW electric

Posted: Nov 25 2020 11:24am
by pwd
Just wanted to say nice conversion. I'd love to convert a snowblower to electric someday.

Re: Electric snowblower conversion: Gas powered Yamaha to 5kW electric

Posted: Apr 07 2021 12:59pm
by greenftechn
Super cool! I was just looking today for some insight on doing my own conversion. This is more elegant than some I've seen, and gives me some component ideas. Thanks!

Re: Electric snowblower conversion: Gas powered Yamaha to 5kW electric

Posted: Apr 07 2021 3:01pm
by ENNOID
Thanks.

I have upgraded the battery with my own ENNOID-BMS-SS boards since. I know that DieBieMS are now very hard to get and also have some issues (both hardware & software) that have now been fixed with my own version of the BMS.

I'm selling these BMS on my website.
Battery kits will follow this year as well.