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Hi all

I can get this scooter for a killer price

Here are the specs, he says it goes 30MPH as is

The batts are SLA, will this LI battery work 48V 20AH Li-ion Battery 1200W EBike E Bike Scooter Electric Bicycle Charger BMS | eBay

will I need to upgrade the controller and throttle as well, it think its going from 32 to 48, I want to squeeze more jiuce out of this

If my math is right, I may get 35 or 40MPH out of it

TY for the help


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Are these ebay batteries any good?


Are these ebay batteries any good?
I think no. I believe you were considering a 1000W motor kit for your upgrade. 1000W / 36V = 27.7A. I don't know how Chinese vendors rate those things - if 1000W is peak, then this battery is barely enough. If that's continuous, then this is definitely not enough. I would look for something that offers at least 40A continuous discharge and some 60A peak. And you don't want to combine two of these - if one fails, the failure will cascade to the second.

I have a similar 48v motor combined with a controller rated for 72V in operation on a 60V battery in a little ATV. It's normal for it to pull 20-25A on flat ground (offroad), and peak to 50A going uphill.
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