It took me a while but here is my first post, i hope its in the right section of the site so here we go.
I did check the site and found loads of info already on the subject, but then again,nothing applies to the bike i have.
That and its all a bit too technical, im a beginner in these things so when explaining, be patient with me.
See it as " adding power for dummies" as i am one :) I have asked a few local people here who claim to know but further then sparking batteries and no good advice, i don't seem to get.
I own a Electric Bike, Luyuan i believe it is, similar to Condor / Mountaineer or other types out there, sort of 1 bike fits all.
It has a 48v battery pack in it( 4 x 12v/12ah) and 1 x 250w motor. It motor's fine at 18mph but when I'm near a hill, i might as well get off and walk as its slow, add factors such as wind and rain and i can stay there for the night.
I'm prepared for a couple of options,
A : i purchased 4 new batteries to add , but somehow that didn't bring anything.
As advised by some of the members here ( thank you all for your help so far ) i've connected the new batteries in series, duplicating te existing battery pack.
Then i wired it up to the connection point, be it " red with red and blue with blue, from pack 1 too pack 2 ".. no sparks, no smoke ( woehoeew)but also no added power ( d'0h)
as said, im new at this and im willing to try so im not sure , have i wired it wrong or what happened, as i didn't give me more power to start from a full stop, or to go up a glorified speedramp, nor did it add some speed , but the torque is what im after mostely.
B :i have seen some mod's here that just added 1x 12v battery , to make it 60 v, and have the same effect as with the shunt, question is,how do you wire that too the bike/batteries and will this not blow my motor/controller or any of my light bulbs? if you have an advice, please feel free , chip in and tell me, as i am getting desperate.
C: the shunt.. "bin" there , done that.. fried the controller and some cables.. so won't try that again.
I have new batteries sitting here, waiting to be used, so i can use any kind of help that is out there.
As i live in Europe, and E biking here is not really big (yet) , i am on my own - same for Forums.
i love the bike, greatest thing ever but now its a " fair weather " bike, to use when there is no wind only..this time of the year , proven to be hard..Its a daily struggle.
I went that far with adding the pedals to the bike, so when uphill , i pedal.. according to the police stopping me this evening , i looked like i've lost my marbles, great laugh he said but not to do it again as it would distract other drivers around me :) off with the pedals it is.
As said, im aware that these topics are all over the site but they make no sense to me so i hope that someone out there can give me a hand , hopefully with good results.