Hi this is my first post, but I'm not complete n00b, so I'll jump directly to the useful stuff.
I'd like to modify my BladeZ (I think it is the best scooter frame ever made) with LiOn batteries and a Curtis 1203A PCM controller. The current configuration runs at 24v and I plan to step it up a notch to the 36v.
The controller has regenerative function and from what I read LiONs don't like regenerative very much - esp if you are going down on a on a steep hill, which can generate significant amperage. Basically they don't like to be trickle charged or overcharged. Do I need a protection circuit?
Also what makes a 24v motor a "24"? The size of the copper winding? Can I rewind the motor to make from let's say 12v to 36?