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#### theboom

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• At a given KV rating, will a motor with higher Watts have more torque?
• At a given watts rating, will a motor with lower KV's have more torque?
• Can we calculate KV from rpm and volts? Eg, 4900rpm/72V=68KV ?

#### Isaac97

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Yes, assuming the voltage ratings are the same; more watts = more amps at same voltage, and more amps at same KV = more torque.
Yes. Until you hit max RPM of course. Lower KV = more torque per amp and lower max RPM.
Sorta - field weakening exists; if you can find a torque curve, the point at which the torque begins to decrease (often the point where they declare 'peak horsepower') is the RPM you could use for KV.

#### brian_

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Just a note about Kv: it really doesn't apply to series-wound brushed DC motors, and is essentially never given as a specification for motors suitable for car-sized and larger EVs (even in motor types where it would be reasonably applicable).

#### theboom

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Yes. Until you hit max RPM of course. Lower KV = more torque per amp and lower max RPM.
Unclear -- Assuming constant RPM, is the answer still yes?

#### Isaac97

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Unclear -- Assuming constant RPM, is the answer still yes?
Yup, as long as that constant RPM is less than the max RPM (calculated by voltage * kv).

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