Table fan motor for electric bike..??

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by utilityhacker, May 31, 2014.

  1. utilityhacker

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    May 1, 2014
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    so I have a tablefan that i dont use any more.
    but the motor is still pretty good.
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    i want to know if i can use this for making an electric bike.
    its like i can put a gear on the motor then put a chain across the motor and the rear wheel.
    the fan works directly on power outlet (230v,60Mhz).
    i have these rechargeable lead acid batteries (4 of them).
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    will they be able to run the motor??
    suggestions are appreciated.....
    thank you
     
  2. MrChips

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    No. Household fan motors are designed for low-current/low-torque applications.

    You would be better off to try using a 12VDC automotive starter motor.
     
  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    How long is your extension cord? :p
    Max.
     
  4. utilityhacker

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    May 1, 2014
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    thanks
    that was really helpful MrChips
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    If using a starter (series) motor, make sure it is under load at all times.
    Max.
     
  6. Metalmann

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    Is the inside of the motor, as filthy as the outside?

    Clean that old girl up!
     
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