Hub motors on a reverse trike freighter.

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ynot

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So many questions, so can I run two hub motors in parallel, on one controller, & 1 throttle potentiometer, given a controller that will deliver the amps, (battery power not a problem)?.
If I use brushed motors, they will work for cornering, the motor on the inside will slow and the outside will speed up, no problem,
does this hold true for brushless, or will they be electrically synchronous?

Is it best to start a new thread with a new type question or hook it to the back of a previous thread, do not want to be rude.
 

JosiahLuscher

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It's a really bad idea to put two brushless motors on one ESC. Does it sort of work? Yes IF both motors are identical, and the load on them is identical. But it's still a really bad idea, plan on failure if you try it, and try to get it on video! ;-)

Here is a You Tube video with some information and tests with brushless airplane motors.

View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SlYQRFzksPw
 

ynot

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Thanks Josiah,
I bit the bullet Sunday and ordered two motors each with their own controllers, but am planning on using one throttle.
Grin ebikes has a video on running multple motors on one bike which gives a wiring diagram for the partial parrallel wiring.
Likely a month before they arrive so have time to do more research.
 
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