I've been sifting through various old threads, learning as much as I can about upgrading the Schwinn S-650 I got recently. I have many questions, so any help/advice anyone would like to offer will be welcome.
A few facts. The unit has a 650-Watt motor, 24 V 30A controller, and two 12 V 15 ah batteries wired in series.
I like the idea of the Powerpack setup run at 48V, but that whole setup and necessary ancillary items will be quite expensive. If I added another 12V 15 ah battery and put in a 36V controller, what gains could I expect power and speed wise? Also, will it reduce range this way? I can't seem to find the Enduring SLA 15A batteries that seem to have come with my scooter...only 10A or 12A. Ideas there? Is it generally not a good idea to mix/match amp ratings?
What about this inexpensive Currie 1000W motor versus my existing 650W? Is it significantly better?
Anyone make any interesting battery box to accommodate more batteries on this shallow and short 24V battery box that comes on the scooter? Regardless of battery setup, do people in general still charge batteries through the port on the scooter frame?
I know that weight is at issue, but honestly is there any reason given enough amp rating that SLA batteries can't get you good range...say maybe 20 ah ones?
Ok, let's start there. Lots of questions, I know. Thanks!! =)