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Old 02-11-2012, 01:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bandit86 View Post
I'm still trying to wrap my head around this watt/mile. 600W a mile for 60 miles (1hr@60mph) would that be 36000 watts? it cannot be 1000A at 36V, or 360A at 100v.
That is exactly what it would be and because 1000 amps is a whole pile of amps to be pulling and it would make even a cable the size of your thumb warm after a few minutes, and it would tend to burn out the smaller wires going to the carbon brushes in a motor after a few minutes you tend to go with higher voltage to reduce the amps while keeping the wattage the same.
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