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Old 05-12-2009, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Electric Frenzy
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no no, I understand that. What I'm trying to find out is if the 48v motor provides enough power to run at much higher speeds but it's being held back by the weight of the cart.

If that's the case then NO a trans wouldn't be needed (necessarily). It just seems to me that any motor that can only go 13mph and spin 3000rpms will need a trans to achieve 60mph (if at all possible). But what you guys are saying is that I just need to cut the weight down and make it more aerodynamic to achieve better speeds.

p.s. This is a 48v motor...I hear people saying they'll run 72v through them but not much more than that safe? How can you tell how much power a motor will hold? I thought they were rated clearly for a reason.
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