Table fan motor for electric bike..??

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utilityhacker

Joined 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.


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).

will they be able to run the motor??
suggestions are appreciated.....
thank you
 

MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
19,922
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.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
19,703
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).
How long is your extension cord? :p
Max.
 
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