How big of an electric motor do you need for a go-kart?
That’s because those are both inductive loads, and inductive loads require a TON of power to start. Say some electric motor might need 250 watts when its running- to start under load (like a go-kart does) it might need 1000 or 1500 watts to start. Your 1000 watts kart motor starting under load might need 5000 watts.
How much horsepower do I need for an electric go kart?
An electric kart produces around 20 hp (horse power).
Which motor is used in go-kart?
The go kart is designed using two DC-Brushless motors that use a 60V battery. Each motor moves it’s own drive socket to provide faster acceleration. Each motors torque is monitored and constantly adjusted by a controller and an acceleration pedal.
Can you change an AC motor to a dc motor?
You would need to build or buy an inverter to take the DC and convert it into an AC voltage @ frequency that was compatible with the motor. AC motors do not normally have brushes like DC motors do.
What do you need for electric go kart?
The parts that I used were:
- A 1600W 48V brushless motor.
- A 1600W 48V speed controller.
- A 48V hand throttle with a battery indicator and speed limit switch.
- A 3 pole charge port.
- A key switch.
- And a 48V 12AH lead acid battery pack.
How much torque do you need for a go kart?
The motor in question
For 1000 W output at 3200 RPM, the required torque should be around 3 Nm, not 1.91 Nm.