How to build an electric scooter

Frankly, electric scooters are as simple as the small, collapsible toy scooters, or, just like electric cars, they can be full street versions. But honestly, it’s fun to ride in one of these bad-boys. Anyway, let me ask you these, would you like something that you can just ride around the neighborhood with, well, you can build equip your scooter with an electric engine, so that you won’t require all the kicking for it to roll. Building one isn’t a walk in the park, but this article should make it easier;

How to build an electric scooter

The very first step is for you to get a kick-powered scooter. Any two-wheeled model can work as the speed you will be travelling in won’t be very fast.

Step 2 – then find a small, battery-powered DC electric engine. Please remember that for the scooter to go, the engine must have enough torque. So, you will need at least 50 volts of power. Also, you should find at least four 12-volt lead-acid batteries.

Step 3 – after finding the engine, then locate the crankshaft. Note that it should be a metal rod that sticks out and turns when the engines is running. A 10 to 25 tooth sprocket will do the trick. Attach another sprocket onto the axle found on the rear wheel of the scooter

Step 4 – then place the electric engine of the riding platform on the scooter, making sure that both the sprockets are on the same side. Ensure that the engine is safely secured on the platform. You can choose to bolt the engine, or just use Velcro straps to glue it on the platform.

Step 5 – then, using a bicycle chain, attach the engine to the rear wheel. The chain may need to be shortened for it to fit on the sprockets. When doing this, you might need to alter the housing above the rear wheel so that chain can rotate freely across the sprockets with having to rub against anything.

Step 6 – lastly, connect the engine to a switch to turn it on and off. Plug the engine into th power controller, wiring the controller to a lever switch. Route the wiring all the way to the handlebars and then attach the switch in an area that you will easily turn the scooter on and off.

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