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Old 08-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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As a really loosey-goosey rule of thumb, a bigger & heavier motor might be able to take more abuse and may be less prone to heating up than a smaller/lighter one of the same type & power rating.

The motor in the ForkenSwift was rated for 36/48v (no power specs though) and weighs ~110 lbs. A motor expert told us it would easily handle 120 volts.
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