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Where to buy a small wheel hub motor?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by John Doe, Aug 30, 2010.

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  1. John Doe

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  2. Meat Plow

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  3. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Because that option does not exist.
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  4. Smitty Two

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  5. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    How about a high quality small wheel hub motor (with wheel) like
    the one used for powered Trikkes?
    Apparently they are not for sale there.
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  6. Meat Plow

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  7. Per John Doe:
    A lot of bike motors come from China and my experience is that
    almost anything from China is iffey: might be OK, might be
    junk... even the same make/model may vary greatly. I had one
    item where they couldn't even thread a shaft properly and it had
    to be replaced.

    So, unless you can afford top dollar for something from a
    European maker, the firewall between you and the Chinese maker
    becomes important.

    It's not whether something is going to go wrong or not. Things
    *will* go wrong. Instead, it's how the retailer handles it.

    I bought a complete eBike conversion kit from one little guy and
    got what I'm pretty sure is a bad battery. His only response
    was to tell me to ship it to some middleman via hazmat shipping
    and see what the middleman says. This guy didn't even have
    batteries in stock.

    OTOH, I bought a motor from ebikes.ca, had an issue with a noise
    from the motor, and they made it right immediately and
    painlessly. I would definitely recommend these guys to anybody
    they will ship to.
     
  8. Smitty Two

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    Apparently they are not for sale there.[/QUOTE]

    They are the manufacturer. I assumed you could find your own distributor
    with a modicum of googling, or perhaps asking the manufacturer for names
    of distributors in your area, *after* you've perused the manufacturer's
    specs to select the correct motor for your application. I stand
    unequivocally by my assertion that you will not find a better hub motor
    than Heinzmann.
     
  9. John Doe

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  10. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    A lot of everything comes from China.
     
  11. Per John Doe:
    Keep in mind that you need a controller and a battery: both of
    which have to be compatible with the motor.
     
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