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Old 05-13-2011, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Forklift motors

Anyone knows of a guide on how to identify a Series Wound motor?

Thinking of my "low budget" project, but I have no idea if I will be able to find one of those motors in Portugal.

What motor am I looking for ? From what I read I could choose one between 36v and 72v operation, "heavy", and... what else should I look for ?

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Old 05-13-2011, 07:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, the field coils will have to be made of pretty thick wire for a series motor, that might be a clue.
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Fwiw, longer motors typically have more torque.
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Thanks for the feedback. In the meanwhile I found this thread in another forum :

Using a forklift motor, and choosing a good one - DIY Electric Car Forums

which made me even more confuse, to be honest.. trying to read it slowly
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Still wondering if a pancake-type EV motor wouldn't be enough for a 710Kg Fiat Panda. Most people use them in motorcycles, tho. I'll research more, I guess. If you have more good tips keep them coming
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SepEx motors tend to have their 2nd set of electrical connectors smaller, where series wound motors the studs tend to be the same large size.

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