Armada enforcer- need help

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Freezin   1 µW

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Armada enforcer- need help

Post by Freezin » Jun 19 2018 12:41pm

Hello, I just bought an armada enforcer and I need some help with a couple of things..

1. My battery gauge is not working.

2. How do I take the governor off

3. Is there a quicker charger I could purchace.. my bike is 72 volts and it’s taking 10+ hours to charge..

Is there anyone who could help?

markz   100 GW

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Re: Armada enforcer- need help

Post by markz » Jun 19 2018 1:56pm

72V 20Ah SLA's would give it something like 80% of that due to derating SLA.
You could go with 20Ah Lithium Ion, and buy a suitable charger.
Giving that you said it takes 10 hours to charge, its a 2A charger.
How fast do you want it to charge?
You could go out and buy a 5A charger anywhere and it'd be 4 hours to charge.
As for unlocking the governor I have no clue.


I had to search to see what it was,
http://kelownaeride.com/our-products/es ... -enforcer/
Specifications:

Motor Power: 500W HIGH TORQUE (2000W peak) <------The Myth

Max Speed: 32kmh (governed)

Max Range: up to 60km

Gauge: Digital LED

Battery: 72V 20Ah SLA with charger

Battery charging time: 6-8 hours

Brake type (Front/Rear): Disc/Disc

Shock Absorber(Front/Rear): Hydraulic

Tire Size (Front/Rear): 120/70-12

Product Dimensions: 1800×850×1250mm

Wheelbase: 1240mm

Max loading capacity: 150 (kg)

Climbing capacity: 20° (1 person, 70kg)

Shift Mode: 3 speed

Alarm: Yes with panic button

Lights: Front, Rear and Turn

Pedals: Yes

Footrest for Passenger: Yes

Frame Type: High Tensile Steel

Freezin   1 µW

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Re: Armada enforcer- need help

Post by Freezin » Jun 19 2018 2:35pm

Thanx for the help

markz   100 GW

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Re: Armada enforcer- need help

Post by markz » Jun 20 2018 10:28pm

Freezin wrote:
Jun 19 2018 2:35pm
Thanx for the help
Sorry I couldnt been of more help. I never played with SLA batteries besides charging my vehicles battery and golf cart 4x12v. I just know SLA isnt the best choice for electric motion, and going Lithium is better.

I was interested in my 80% comment as I remember reading it somewhere, but reading on its called the Peukerts effect. So you can see the difference below between the two chemistries. Remember that SLA Lead Acid is much heavier, sure its cheaper up front, but they dont last long neither, oh and they sag huge under load. Where as Lithium is lighter and lasts longer.


http://ev-propulsion.com/EV-calculations.html
Putting all this together - Example:
Vehicle: Miata
Batteries: 12 - 12V Lead-Acid, rated at 100 ah
Pack Voltage: 144V (12 batteries x 12V each = 144V)
Pack Size: 14.4 Kwh (144V x 100 ah = 14.4 Kwh - Remember, we can not use all this)
Usable Pack: 6.336Kwh (14.4 x 0.8 x 0.55 = 6.336 Kwh usable)
If we had a lithium pack of equal voltage and ah, the range would be 44 miles (because Peukerts effect does not play a role)
14.4 x 0.8 = 11.52 kwh usable / 259 = 44

Your battery guage would be a simple volt meter, and you just have to know your Low Voltage Cutoff, and you see over time how much you have left. Governor, like I said before, no clue. You saying it will govern your speed to say a set speed limit?

One thing you have to keep in mind with the charger for SLA is how much charging current can the batteries take.
1. My battery gauge is not working.

2. How do I take the governor off

3. Is there a quicker charger I could purchace.. my bike is 72 volts and it’s taking 10+ hours to charge..

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