Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

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andyshinn   10 µW

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Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Post by andyshinn » May 05 2021 2:09pm

I've started building an electric go kart. I thought I'd share the progress on this board as it looks like there are some other electric kart projects here as well. I'll be putting up more detailed information at https://hackaday.io/project/179303-vint ... ic-go-kart.

The main bits will be:
  • Vintage Kart Kit from GoPowerSports.com
  • Motenergy ME1718 motor.
  • Kelly KLS72501-8080IPS controller.
  • Headway 38120HP cells x 40 for the 20S2P battery pack.
  • Chargery BMS24T-300 and charger combo for battery management.
  • Chargery DCC-300HB for main contactor.
  • Curtis PB-8 Throttle Pot for throttle.
For starters I have two update videos. Here is the first one and I'll make another reply for the second video immediately after this one.



Let me know what you think. Cheers!
Last edited by andyshinn on May 05 2021 2:17pm, edited 3 times in total.

andyshinn   10 µW

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Update number two!

Post by andyshinn » May 05 2021 2:13pm

Update number two! We just did the motor mounting stuff. Next up will be electrical.


andyshinn   10 µW

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Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Post by andyshinn » May 13 2021 5:30pm

Update three. Battery is built. Part of harness built. Getting closer to testing out the motor!


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Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Post by Hillhater » May 13 2021 6:08pm

Just a “heads up” ...
Be sure to carefully check each of those cells ( capacity, IR, Vmax, Vmin, etc).. before you wrap that pack up as they dont have the best reputation for holding their balance over time.
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andyshinn   10 µW

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Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Post by andyshinn » Jun 09 2021 8:16pm

Missed update four. So, here it is!


andyshinn   10 µW

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Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Post by andyshinn » Jun 09 2021 8:17pm

Update five!


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