Hi, I bought a new 3 wheel mobility scooter with a 16 inch front hub brushless motor from Diebold USA. Their online site claims it is 750 Watts and goes 22mph. I put it together and found it crawled at 12 mph. I opened up the controller and found it is labeled 500 Watts. SEE Pics.
It was turned down to 12mph with a rheostat on control box but I clipped off governor and it increased speed up to 15/16 mph.
1 month later it won't go at all. I think it shorted at the wire to wheel connection because some wires are now exposed. A bike may have rammed into it while locked up on a bike rack. The wheel starts to go then it cuts out in one second. Lights go on for display. I think I got ripped off in Watts but do like the frame of the scooter. Can I buy a 750 Watt controller and new brushless hub motor/tire/wheel and just get rid of the old stuff? It has reverse now and i want to keep that. The company is not cooperating or answering my questions.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
I have better pics now so you can have a good idea what I had. I do need a shaft that is 230mm and there is 160mm clearance inside the front forks. I have the 48 Volt battery pack on a 30 amp breaker.
Let me know what you recommend. You can see my existing connections. If I need to change a few I could but the 2,4,and 6 prong plugs are a little more sophisticated then what i have done. I can buy ends and connect a wire but if it is to rock then i would pay extra. Thanks, Andy
Thank you. That makes sense. I will try and source out the right motor and controller. If I run into a problem I will definitely let you know. Take care, Andy