ecospeed experience?

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ecospeed experience?

i am going to get a catrike road and am interested in putting an ecospeed with lithium batteries on it. anyone have any experience using this product? thanks.

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Re: ecospeed experience with Nilar NiMH?

Have any of you tried the Nilar NiMH from Colorado Advanced Battery ? I am testing on an older 24V Currie USPD, seems to be twice the Watt/Hr/lb and approx 4x cost of SLAs. Looks like it will be about 1/2 Watt/Hr/lb of LiFEPO at about 1/3 the cost. I am nearing completion of an interface for the Giant LaFree Lite to use this battery and replace the original NiMH pack which is starting to drop in charge capacity.

The Nilar batteries do come in 36V and 48V configurations, see:
http://www.coloradoadvancedbattery.com/category-s/22.htm

Looking for some other eBike experiences with drives like EcoSpeed shared here as I believe NiMH is more ecologically appealing at acceptable W/Hr/lb for this use. The 24V 10Ahr monolithic Nilar fits nicely in the older Currie rack mount cordura pack.

Best, Mark

Mark Smith, LEVA Tech Instructor
2001 Currie eFolder, 2005 Giant LaFree, 2007 Currie eZip 400,
2007 Optibike 600, 2008 Currie Mtn Trailz eBike, 2010 Marin BionX,
2013 OT ELF, 2014 OT Naked ELF2, 2014 Optibike Helia, 2019 Segway GoKart

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