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Old 08-16-2009, 04:12 PM   #841 (permalink)
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Someone recently asked me:

What kind of current draw and voltage do you tend to be at around 30mph or so? I ask because I'm wondering if I can trust the output of this calc for low speeds.
I can't say for sure, because I spend very little time actually cruising at any constant speed. I'm usually either accelerating (slowly) or coasting to a turn/stop.

On one trip with longer stretches I tried to limit battery amps to roughly 80-100 and seemed to top out around 45 km/h (28 mph) on the flat bits.

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