I have two Kettler pedal cars I would like to convert to electric gokarts for my kids with a top speed of ~10mph. The drive train is a 1/2" bicycle chain with a 2" sprocket on the drive shaft and 10" wheels. I would like to use a foot controller for the acceleration and have a governor on the top speed within the circuit to "train" my kids to drive these safely. This could be mechanical on the pedal or electronic. I was imagining 24v rechargeable supply. As far as I can tell I need the foot controller, governor, motor, motor controller, and charger? What parts would you recommend?
What else am I missing?
This looks wonderful. I will buy two when the link is up and running.
On this kit and all of our other power kits we install matching connectors on every part and label them so all you have to do is plug everything together. Here are photos of the parts in the kit.
I included a mounting bracket for the motor in the kit free of charge and lowered the price down to $249.95.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
If i order #136 kit do you offer wheels and tires that will work with it?
Anyone have any pictures of the completed project or any tips about the build?
We are considering building on top of an older Kettler pedal car with the #136 kit, but modifying it to have the controller that supports reverse, higher Ah batteries (15Ah or more) and a higher powered charger to handle the larger batteries and maybe a faster recharge time. I also see that the 450W motor claims a rpm of 500, up a bit from the 400, so perhaps a little higher top speed?
We need to confirm measurements on the pedal car to see that they match, and wonder about what people did with the pedals to get them out of the way, where/how to mount the batteries, where to mount the motor, along with any other tips.
Also, what would I need in addition if I were to move this from the Kart to a bicycle at a later date?
Would it be possible to create/price a kit with similar parts as 136, except I need a motor that has the mounting bracket attached ( MOT-24350G e.g.) and without the speed limiter.
Great to hear that everything is going well with the kit. We can custom make a 3 foot extension cable to go between the controller and battery pack. Here is the link to a product page I just made for for it: http://cart.electricscooterparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KIT-137-EXTENTION-CABLE