I had some time today to do some riding and get some data. I started with a full charge on my 16.8Ah LiFePo4 pack. I rode mostly on the roads. Up and down steep hills. On flat roads. As well as riding on some dirt hiking trails with locks of rocks. I figure this wide range of riding will give some good averaged data.
When I stopped I could tell the voltage on the batteries was low. I could have squeezed maybe another 5 minutes out of them if I was desperate.
Stats for a full battery
- 9.82 miles
- 50 minutes
- Watt meter read 14.95 Ah of discharge
- Peak Wattage of 1152W
- Peak Current 63.7A
- 278.4Wh of Energy Usage
- Average speed of 11.8 mph
- Recharging batteries after the ride, my chargers claimed just over 18Ah put back into my pack total. I don’t quite understand the discrepancy between the chargers and the watt meter.
Hope this gives you of an idea of what to expect on your own build!