Izip with CB26 battery

donelson

Finding my (electric) wheels
Feb 7, 2013
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I have an Izip bike now with lead-acid batteries "cb26" type.

1. Is it possible to upgrade to a Lithium battery? I have to charge my bike overnight, every night now. The lead-acid batteries less than a year old.

2. I have prostate cancer with complications, and pedalling is quite painful. I need a throttle or a button so that I don't need to pedal (I just stand up the whole time). This bike has a throttle but my tennis elbow is bad now. Is there a way to replace the twist-throttle with a simple button?
 

D8ve

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Jan 30, 2013
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Two lead acid batteries give 24 volt, three give 36 volt.
In series that is.
 

donelson

Finding my (electric) wheels
Feb 7, 2013
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I took the battery off the bike (well, my son did LOL)

It has two big 12v batteries in it.

I cannot tell if the motor is brushless or not. See pic.

Bike Motor
 

OldBob1

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Oct 11, 2012
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Hi Donelson, voltage maybe marked on the battery or motor.
If not you need to check the voltage on the battery after a charge and with the motor if it has 2 wire it is a brushed motor if 3 or more a brushless motor.
 

D8ve

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It's a 24 volt system, motor. Type TBC.
 

donelson

Finding my (electric) wheels
Feb 7, 2013
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There are only two wires going into the motor, so I guess that means 24v motor not brushless.

Is it possible to find a Lithium battery to match the bike?