I have what I believe is a 24v 135W currie scooter motor for a project I am building and I am trying to figure out current both continuous and maximal so I can use the right gauge wire and the right amperage switches.
Not sure if the motor is rated at 135w weather this is continuos or maximal. Just has 135w on the sticker on the motor.
If 135W it is continuous I would imagine this calculation:
135/24= around 6 amps.
How much extra would you allow for stall speeds etc?
I was thinking of having the circuit tolerate 10 A with a 10 A fuse to protect the motor. Too much? not enough??
thanks for any help!
awesome. Great information thanks! looks like I can use 18 Ga wire and 10 amp switches.