posted 1 year, 11 months ago by Alex JV

The 500W motor came with a flange mount. This means that the motor cannot be attached to the deck directly as the motor axis will be perpendicular to the surface of the deck. The motor axle needed to be parallel to the deck. Hence a motor mount was needed. In order to make the motor mount compatible with future designs where the motor needs to be mount on a truck, the foot print of the motor mount needed to be as small as possible. The mount was designed as two identical parts each attaching to both the faces of the motor. Each flange has a base and motor can now be attached to the deck in the desired fashion using the base of the flange.
Additionally a protective cage was provided for the motor using 6mm studs. This is done so because, in this motor any impact load to the sides of the motor will crack the magnets inside rendering the motor useless.