I’m considering using the T200 thruster in concert with an e-bike kit. Specifically, I’d like to be able to disconnect the bicycle’s motor and connect the thruster to the ebike’s controller, then proceed on my way. This would allow me to re-use my e-bike battery, controller and computer to drive a small dinghy.
How many magnetic poles are in the T200 thruster? I’ll need to check if my e-bike controller is capable of driving the thruster at an appropriate electrical RPM.
Are there any electronics inside the thruster housing, or is it just windings and magnets? What would be the harm running this thruster off of a 48V e-bike kit if the output current is limited to, say, 4A @ 48V nominal?
I assume there are no hall sensors and it’s a 3 wire connection that normally goes to the ESC.
This is the controller I’m considering using: http://www.ebikes.ca/documents/Grinfineon_V1.0_Web.pdf
I realize 48V is well outside the intended operating range based on the product specifications, but with a current-limited controller, would there be anything preventing me from using a higher voltage?