Zap MBZ 2WD 48v minibike controller

#1
I need a controller don't know much about them. I have 2 48v hub motors. Don't know if they are brushless or not. Or if I have hass. Any help is appreciated. I'm trying to post pics.
 

harryS

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#2
How many heavy wires to the motors? A brushed motor only has two power leads. A brushless motor has three power leads.

Motors may include speed sensors. Many brushless motors have position sensors. The sensors are thinner wires, if they are included.

In general then, a brushed motor will have two wires at a minimum and perhaps three more to support a speed sensor for a total of five. A brushless motor will have three at a minimum, but the usual array is three thick wires plus three, five or six thin wires for sensors.
 
#3
I need a controller don't know much about them. I have 2 48v hub motors. Don't know if they are brushless or not. Or if I have hass. Any help is appreciated. I'm trying to post pics.
How many heavy wires to the motors? A brushed motor only has two power leads. A brushless motor has three power leads.

Motors may include speed sensors. Many brushless motors have position sensors. The sensors are thinner wires, if they are included.

In general then, a brushed motor will have two wires at a minimum and perhaps three more to support a speed sensor for a total of five. A brushless motor will have three at a minimum, but the usual array is three thick wires plus three, five or six thin wires for sensors.
 
#4
I wish I was able to post pictures. But this is what I have.
Power- black, red
Motor- yellow, green
Low voltage- blue, black
Brake- black, yellow
Handle-white, black, blue
48v 13-15a 42+- 0.2v
Then it says WuxiBaoshiyun Autocycle co. Ltd
 

harryS

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#7
I read your question as whether your motors are brushed or brushless. That requires a description of the motors, not the details of your controller, which by the way seems to be a brushed controller, as it only has two motor leads, yellow and green?

A little more detail. A brushed motor is a DC motor. With only two power leads, you hook a battery to them and it will spin as fast as the voltage applied. A controller for these motors varies the voltage.

A brushless motor is an AC motor, and has three leads with three separate windings. The controller applies voltage across one winding at a time, and determines when the motor has turned enough to energize the next winding. It usually requires position sensors to figure out how to synchronize this, as it happens quite quickly. So it needs three wires, at a minimum.
 
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#8
I read your question as whether your motors are brushed or brushless. That requires a description of the motors, not the details of your controller, which by the way seems to be a brushed controller, as it only has two motor leads, yellow and green?

A little more detail. A brushed motor is a DC motor. With only two power leads, you hook a battery to them and it will spin as fast as the voltage applied. A controller for these motors varies the voltage.

A brushless motor is an AC motor, and has three leads with three separate windings. The controller applies voltage across one winding at a time, and determines when the motor has turned enough to energize the next winding. It usually requires position sensors to figure out how to synchronize this, as it happens quite quickly. So it needs three wires, at a minimum.
 
#9
That makes a lot of sense. I am pretty new to this. And I appreciate the information. Mine is 48v 13-15a. If I used a 30a do you know if it would work or would it cause the hubs to be too hot?