I should be receiving my new XB-600 in a week or so. I am wanting to add another battery for added performance and/or range. I wanted to ask if anyone sees any forseeable problems with this idea....
Add a 5th battery 12V 20ah, and perform the "shunt" to the controller.
However, in an attempt to make it possible to stay "LEGAL" and to use the original charger i am thinking of trying this....
When you hook up the 5th battery, use a reversing switch between the wires of the 4th and 5th batteries.
This would allow u to change from series to parellel. If you have them in parellel, could u not just use the 48V charger u get with the bike, then move the switch to the 60V "series" position for the performance boost?
Another reason this switch would be handy, is that for legal issues, I need to maintain the E-Bike classification to drive w/o a license. If you were actually stopped u could switch it back to 48V mode, thus bringing the top speed back down to @20mph. I mean, unless u are totally ignoring your surroundings, they wont be able to "clock" you on the ebike. thus they would need to physically ride to prove it went over 20mph.
I think this idea would make it easy to add the 60v mod and still use the existing charger and having it on the 48v mode with the 2 in parellel would essentially make them a 12V 40ah battery, greatly increasing your range.
I am new to Ebikes but i am fairly competent with electronics and electrical components. I cannot see why this would not work.
Any comments, questions or suggestions would be great.
Looking forward to helping and being helped with my new black xb-600 !!!!!