O.E.M. Solar Scooter
Is a real solar scooter, as in, was made that way.
MiniSport, SS 2000 (red) Solar Scooter.
•Dual speed settings: "turbo" (0-15mph) and "economy" (0-9 mph)
•Range: 18 miles (distance varies with rider weight, tire pressure, terrain and other variables)
•Capacity: 300 lbs. on level ground; 200lbs. up a 10 degree grade
•Drive Train: 24V permanent magnet DC electric motor; High-torque 10:1 reduction transmission; Sealed precision ball bearings for wheels
•Braking: Two enclosed drum brakes, manually-controlled via morot-scotter-style handlebar levers; Dynamic motor-braking system controlled via a push-button swotch on handlebars
•"Smart" Controller actively charges the battery while coasting
•Controls/Guages:Acceleration-deceleration via motor-scooter-style, twist gripe throttle control; Key switch on/off; Economy/Turbo speed control switch located on left handset for easy switching; Horn button; Speedometer with intergrated analog volt meter (SS2000); Manual headlight/taillight switch (SS2000); LED volt meter (MiniSport)
•"Smart" Digital Electronics: Automic shutoff after five minutes of non-operation; Over-discharge protection for increased battery life; Delayed acceleration circurity for smooth starts; Charge circuitry safety loop to prevent scooter operation while charging; Battey charging is enabled when coasting downhill; Over-voltage protection, 50 Amp breaker-type fuse
•Battery: 24 Volt, 20 Amp/hr, sealed lead acid gel-cell battery
•Charging Systems: High efficiency 300 milliAmp solar panel charger (built into deck); Overnight 1.5 Amp wall outlet (120/200 VAC) charger (included); 3-5 hour 4.0 Amp wall outlet (120/220 VAC) rapid charger (optional)
•Folded Dimensions: 19" H x 16" W x 47.5" L
•Weight: MiniSport-75 lbs. total curb weight, 46 lbs. (w/o battery and rack/cowling assembly);
SS2000-79 lbs. total curb weight, 49 lbs. (w/a battery and rack/cowling assembly); Battery-27.5 lbs.
•Turning Radius: 41"
•Wheel Base Lenth: 32"
•Seat to Floor Height: 31"
•Ground Clearance: 3"
•Tires: Three 10.5" pneumatic
•One year warranty on parts for manufacturing defects, 90 day replacement warranty on battery and labor
•Color options: Cobalt Blue (metallic), Royal Red (metallic), Snowy White or Raven Black"
This scooter was bought for my mothers husband back in 2000 by my brothers and I.
Pa, didn't like the way the leaning front part of the frame worked and locked it up. He also bought a dual rear wheel set-up from the factory and it has dual rear wheels now.(5 tires total)
After they gave it to me last fall I bought a new battery set and now want to change the front end a bit, (chopped and tilted a bit back at top and forward at bottem side).
What I'd really like is some more power and speed!!!!
Welcome to our V is for Voltage Community, your Solar Scooter is really fantastic, and thanks for sharing the pictures.
To generate additional replies to your question about speed, we may need to move it or a copy to a different Forum. Your post is in the correct location so there is no problem there, but since you had a question we're trying to get you some answers.
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