Batterries in series

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by georgewood, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. georgewood

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Where can I find a suitable dc motor at least 500 watts to run off of a 36 v battery supply.
    I have a 180 v 7.5 A dc motor from a walking machine but unless I connect at least three of the 36v batteries in series it runs too slowly.
    Will I have a problem with connecting lithium batt in series
  2. cork_ie

    Active Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    1) 36 Volt is an unusual voltage for DC Motors. The only common application I know of, is they are fitted to some golf carts.

    2) 3x36V = 108V still a long way off 180V 5x36V = 180V sounds more like what you should be using.

    3) There should be no reason why you cannot connect LiIon batteries in series.