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Offline kamilb1998

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Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« on: 28, August, 2012 - 20:47:15 »
Seriously considering this right now. What are the estimated costs for a whole kit assuming I manage to fit it myself? Was there a stronger gearbox developed by C5 Alive for 24V conversions in the end?

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #1 on: 28, August, 2012 - 22:48:06 »
4qd controller and twist grip come in at around £130 if I remember correctly  :)

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #2 on: 29, August, 2012 - 08:37:42 »
Yep thats what it has cost me.

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #3 on: 29, August, 2012 - 11:06:45 »
That's not bad. I'll be looking further into this in the near future. Would there be any way of running the lights on a 24V conversion?

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #4 on: 29, August, 2012 - 18:01:13 »
You should be able to connect the lights circuit to just the one 12 volt battery ..

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #5 on: 29, August, 2012 - 20:41:22 »
Hi there the wiring that I make has outputs for 12volt and 24volt so you could use either .I run the controler + the  fan and a volt meter on 24 volts and the lights/horn and the indicators from the 12 volt side also the heat sensor I connect to the  the relay that is also run on 12 volt So if the motor gets to hot it will cut out the power and will shut down...all

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #6 on: 29, August, 2012 - 20:55:40 »
Hi I am running everything 24v just change the bulbs to 24v. Just remember POD will not operate.

Keep it simple.

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #7 on: 29, August, 2012 - 21:54:32 »
Could the POD not be made to function on the separate 12V circuit?

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #8 on: 30, August, 2012 - 08:15:15 »
Hi,

Not at the moment as various functions (input & output signals) come / goto the control box via the 10 core red cables.

I am looking at an alternative at the moment but just don't have the time.

I did start with an electronic circuit that did the 24v battery monitoring which got made up.
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1610.msg16821.html#msg16821

I have nearly finished working on the boby shell and will start with the chassis / electronics but it will not be until october.

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Re: Estimated cost of a 24V conversion?
« Reply #9 on: 01, October, 2012 - 21:46:40 »
I'll be needing new batteries in the next couple of weeks - mine are dying to the point they are close to struggling with the commute. After this, I'll be saving up for a 24V kit. Just one question;

If, once converted to 24V, I have a longer journey to do and complete it at 12-15mph, will I get the same range as I would get running on 12V?