- Joined Sep 8, 2017
This past summer I bought an e-bike. I love riding the thing, but now the batteries have started to wear down somewhat and I'm lucky to get 15 miles out of a full charge. I'd rather not have to buy another battery. Besides the fact that they run around 600 bucks, I just want more range. So I'm thinking of mounting a gas-powered generator to it. The bike's nominal current requirement is 11.6 amps (~560 watts) so I probably need a generator that can handle at least 750 watts. Found one online that should work, but now I need something that can convert down from mains-level AC to 48V DC. I can't seem to locate anything that can manage that kind of power draw at 48V though. I really don't feel confident putting together a SWPS much less a linear regulator with my scant level of electronics experience if I can avoid it. Any recommendations on some brands/models I should be looking at?