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#149001
Hello guys I recently bought a second hand electric bike for my young boy of 5.
It was meant to be a temporary replacement untill I can afford to get him another for his birthday.
When I bought it I was told it was a 12 volt, but the battery had died so when I got home I took the battery out and realised it was a 6 volt. I did have a small 6 volt battery to hand to try it out and it seems to work ok but is a little on the slow side so I dropped a 12 volt battery in and it's much better, the boy tested it out and he loves it.
Now the only problem I can see from this is the instant torque straight through the plastic gearbox will break it within a few days use.
I'm wondering if anyone can help me or point me in the right direction on a throttle I can use that can gradually increase voltage upto 12 volt so not to give instant torque to the gearbox.
Or any other idea that might be better ?
I'm hoping to find a part I need and fit it before this weekend as my boy is desperate to get out on it.
Thanks very much for your help.


#149003
Im not totally sure, while searching about today i have came across similar things but im not sure if this would do the trick, anyone care to give advice ? would be very much apreciated.

The twist and go throttle that is on his bike now is off or instant 12 volt, ive had it apart and its basically 2 spade connectors that are bridged when the throttle is twisted, so ideally a throttle to let the voltage through in stages depending on how far you twist ? if that makes sense.
Even 2 stages would suffice, as 6 volt then full twist 12 volt ?
Again thanks ever so much for your reply.
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