one battery or two

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by wotsthat, 12 Jul 2019.

  1. wotsthat

    wotsthat Regular

    i'm building a recumbent trike to go traveling and wanna know
    Am i better off with a big battery or two smaller ones
  2. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    Two big batterys
  3. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    A single big battery will discharge slower and you may not draw it down as much.
    So in theory a single battery will last longer.
    But if you can get more amp-hours for a cheaper cost then two batteries are probably the way to go.
    Also it depends on where you're going to mount them.
    You want to keep the trikes CoG as low as possible, therefore its more stable on high speed corners.
    So if you need to mount a single big battery high up vs two smaller ones lower down, then how brave are you ........ ^_^
  4. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Guru

    How far are you expecting to travel in one day, terrain you're likely to frequent?

    How strong are you? If you're just wanting assistance for hills one battery would probably do
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