Electric wheelchair motors

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by Alaskavan, May 26, 2009.

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  1. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I just got three electric wheelchairs, three different brands. One is an Active, one is an Arrow, and one is a Quickie. The Arrow has motors that run belt drive to 20" (I think). The Quickie has similar motors, hooked directly to wheels/axles. The Active has motors hooked directly to the wheels. I also got 2 24 chargers. I'm thinking I could maybe take the motors and make some little "around town" vehicles.
    I know squat about electrics. Any input would be appreciated. What are my considerations/concerns about the motors? Same about controllers.

  2. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Indeed I did. Thanks.
  4. woody

    woody New Member

    Thinking lately, bad idea that thinking lark.......

    I have been thinking about that lately too.

    The controllers must be wild in mobility scooters. The scooters weigh loads.
    The controllers must be very good.

    I expect the motors to be too heavy to be of use.

    If you use a controller used to a heavier load for a lighter load, what happens?

    Slower acceleration and very reliable and safe operation.

    Just a thought........
  5. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member


    I thought you'd like this, 8th graders made a solar hybrid, classified as a motorized bike. The picture of it is at this link:


    I don't know if the school is in Portland OR, or the magazine.....

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  6. woody

    woody New Member

    That is absolutely perfect.

    Can't say owt else. Too busy being hopeful for the future.