[Kartbuilding] Electric kart fabrication
stephen at sburke.eu
Sun Jan 5 23:28:05 GMT 2014
On go-karts with gas engines, they use a "torque converter". See:
However for an electric motor, I'm not sure. Perhaps you could simply
use the same setup. It would be worth a try.
SS202 should be fine. Its stainless, is pretty costly and more difficult
to weld with. I just used mild steel on my karts.
Best of luck,
On 09/11/2013 06:52, Anand Muraleedharan wrote:
> Dear sir,
> We are stuck up with the transmission system of our kart. We are
> planning to implement a Continuous Variable Transmission(CVT). How
> well would this go? Have you any plans on how to implement it on a
> 800W BLDC motor?
> Our chassis material is SS 202? Would it be sufficient for a go-kart?
> Anand M
> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:50 AM, Stephen Burke wrote:
> Hi Anand,
> Take a read of the following document on the kartbuilding website:
> Chain drive would be the most efficient. Belts can slip.
> With electric motors, you can stop and start the motor - so there
> is no need for clutch.
> Reverse gear should be possible by reversing the voltage going to
> the motor.
> If you could incorporate a gear change - that would be very useful.
> For this however, you would need a gearbox. You have to be careful
> because gearboxes can be very heavy.
> Best of luck,
> On Thu, 29 Aug 2013, Anand Muraleedharan wrote:
> We are a bunch of students of Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham,
> Amritapuri campus, Kollam, Kerala, India. We are looking
> forward to participate in a
> electric kart manufacturing contest. We belong to the
> transmission department. We are stuck with the design of the
> same. Please be kind enough to
> help us. The following are our queries:-
> 1. Belt vs Chain drive
> 2. Clutch
> 3. Reverse gear
> 4. Motor with incorporated gear shifting mechanism
> It would be kind on your part to help us.
> Anand M
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