Well, it looks like I am going to take the plunge and get my first electric vehicle after all. It's been a long time coming ( I'm 66 years young now!) I rode in a home converted electric car a few years ago and I've been looking at every electric motor that isn't presently being used, as a potential for something to ride on.
A buddy came by and gave me this brand new Kollmorgan hub motor last week. I was hoping someone could give me advice on how to hook it up and get it's full potential out of it without spending too much money. ( I want to see if it meets my expectations before I go the money route with it.)
Let me describe it's features:
The tag on it says serial # T01B0011. Model # 00H3B414001. Volts 24. It weighs about 8 pounds. Diameter is about 8 in.
Width + about 3.5 in. without threaded parts for the sprockets ( one on each side ). Total width sans axles is about 4.5 in.
Cover held in place by 6 small round head Allen screws. Turns much more freely in only one direction ( that would be clock-
wise from the cover side.) I think I recall it has 36 spoke holes. The two wires exiting it through the axle look rather small to provide much power (what do I know? ) They measure actually .080 inch including the insulation.
Can anyone on the forum tell me what I have, what should go with it, and how can I make a lot of work around solutions to get a prototype going without spending too much? Many thanks in advance!
Just one more thoughtfor the creative among you out there: I live near a plant that makes magnetic tapes ( Magnox is the name ), and I was wondering if some of that powder mixed with a resin could be turned into custom permanent magnets to make a cool motor? Maybe possible, but motor temps might cause them to melt?