2 speed controllers.... do they work?
Hey All, This is my first to post.
I’m seeing that people are selling all different types of ebike controllers. They differ in amps, volts and offer 2 speeds and even reverse. What does all this mean?
I have a new Crystalyte 48v 500w front hub motor on a 26” wheeled 3 speed cruiser style bike. I’m guessing I go about 23-5mph on the flats.
[Sadly I don’t like the battery weight/balance. I’m thinking about buying a large Trike and mounting the batteries low on the frame. I know I can buy lighter batteries, but these SLA are new 18ah and want to use them a while so I can learn more about ebikes and their pros and cons.]
Q1 - Can SLA lay on their side without issue?
Q2 - I’d like to go a bit faster when the road is open and flat. Is this possible with my motor and a 2 speed unit?
Q3 - What about reverse? This is not a biggie but what the heck.
Any readings you could direct me to would be great as well. I’m new to this and would rather learn from the people that know, rather than making a lot of mistakes.
Thanks for any input