Retrofitting a battery pack into an ebike. Answered
Ok I was just looking at this ible. And noticed the type of battery the guy used. So I did some googling and ended up here. Wondering to myself about trying to retrofit this type of battery into a veloteq challenger from 2008 or so. Remembering that its a 48 volt pack built from 4x 12volt lead acid 20amp batteries(cells) wired in series thus to stack the voltage and not the amperage.
Now I know amperage is simply a measurement of consumption so I'm guessing that these Yellowtops are way above the usual 20amp's that the veloteq asks for but I'd imagine that shouldn't make much of a difference. Seeing as I only want to throw on two of these as to not blow way past the weight restriction on the ebike itself by hitting 48 volts with four of these also to avoid breaking the bank with an 800$ purchase. Could I not add some sort of transformer to step up the voltage to 48 volts or something like this?
Any suggestions are welcome but I can't imagine this would really be all that bad of an idea. I'd imagine it should boost the range somewhat if not a fair bit. I'd imagine that my assumptions here are not far off but I'm here to either be validated or corrected. Or even educated if someone has any suggestions or advice.