radrss32 wrote: ↑
Dec 18 2017 7:08pm
I want to mention the when reading description of kit when i got it the mentioned the it wouldn't run on anything less than 48v 1000w battery
A battery isn't rated in watts; it's rated in Watt-hours. (and/or Amp-hours). It may also be rated in Amps, as in peak and/or continous amps it can output if a load pulls it. One can calculate how many watts the battery might be able to output based on that and it's actual voltage, but they're not rated that way.
A controller or motor may commonly be rated in watts, though.
A lot of sellers throw around terms they don't understand, in incorrect ways that give the wrong impression and wrong information, so it's hard to trust anything sellers list or say without verification.
and also that in order to comply with California laws they made the battery capable of going from 36v to 48v by simply doing something to a blue wire.
I think you should post a link to the items' ad pages, because that doesn't make sense.
In order to change it's voltage, it would have to have the main output wire be moved from the top of the pack to a quarter of the way down the set of cells, and would simply then waste all that amount of battery--all those cells woudl then be dead weight, pointless to carry around, and pointless to have paid for.
So either the ad wording is wrong, the seller has no idea what they're talking about, or people that buy them for the lower voltage are being suckered into paying for stuff they will never use.
Or...the seller is using a lower-voltage pack, and a voltage converter like Wturber, in which case those using it at lower voltage are paying for a converter they will never use, and those using it at a higher voltage are paying for part of a battery they aren't actually getting.