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Table Fan Motor for Motorized Bicycle Answered

Hello everyone,

I was think of turning a normal bicycle into a motorized one.

Will taking the motor from an ordinary Table Fan and attaching it to the bike work? I'm planning on running it off a car battery.

Any suggestions are welcome :D

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Kiteman (author)2011-09-06

Aside from the problems associated with running an AC motor off a DC battery, the motor probably won't have enough torque to move the bike (you can stop the fan-blades with a finger).

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naresh97 (author)Kiteman2011-09-06

So, what kinda motor do you suggest?

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Kiteman (author)naresh972011-09-06

Why not a car alternator? Powerful enough to turn over an engine, and designed to run off a car battery.

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gmoon (author)Kiteman2011-09-06

Starter motor? (those things draw current BIG time, and aren't designed for continuous op).

Seems you can convert alternators into motors, but it's probably not a trivial conversion...

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Kiteman (author)gmoon2011-09-06

Wheelchair motor, then, or a golf-cart motor.

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