I’m planning to connect the T200 to a 2-person ocean kayak. Ocean kayaks aren’t the sleekest hulls and having 2 people won’t help either, so I figured a 5S might help get a little more speed out of the thruster.
I saw that the T200 is rated for 16-20 volts, so 5S would be just slightly out of that range when fully charged. With that in mind, I have two questions:
Will a 5S battery actually improve the performance (speed) at all?
Will the added strain on the motor outweigh whatever performance gains a 5S may provide? I know this is subjective, so I guess what I’m really wondering is how quickly I might fry the motor.