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Can electric bike controllers be used with a brushed DC motor taken from an electric lawnmower?


I am trying to make an electric bike, but I am not more confidence to complete it well because this is my first electrical project with motors. I checked some information before I started to reduce the error rate. I know Brushless motors require controllers that are completely different from controllers for brushed motors.

For any brushed motor:

  1. Select a controller for brushed motors

  2. The controller voltage rating, the motor's maximum operating voltage and the battery voltage should all match. Some variations are acceptable, but need to be understood.

  3. The continuous output current rating of the controller must be not less than the continuous motor current rating.

  4. The controller should have an overload protection adjustment that can be set for the continuous current rating of the motor.

  5. The controller should have a short-term current limit adjustment that can be adjusted to max the short-term current rating of the motor. That will probably be something like 150% of the continuous rating for about 1 minute.

  6. If the motor has a separate field winding, the controller must have a separate output for that. It needs to supply the proper voltage and sufficient current. If the controller has that output and you don't need it, no problem.

  7. The controller may have other inputs and outputs that you may or may not need. For most brushed motors, you don't need speed feedback or anything like that for simple use.

  8. The controller will need a speed setting input that is compatible with the device that will be used for that.

But all of this seems to can not help me. and then to save money, I bought a used electric lawnmower and extracted the motor, as well as two 12V batteries in series (resulting in a 24V battery).

Now, I need to get a controller for this configuration, but I still lack knowledge in selecting the correct controller. Someone told me that typical electric bike controllers cannot be used with simple, brushed DC motors like the one I got from a lawnmower machine. Is this true?

This is the controller I had in mind.

Are there different types of controllers that must be used depending on the type of motor you have? Does anyone have a source that describes all the types of controllers?



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