In the previous post (“Regenerative braking efficiency versus speed (Part ONE) “) I have published the results of the tests performed with my Low Racer Tilting Trike (‘LRTT’)
To push furher the analysis I have collected here a new complete set of tests.
Here are the 2 changes I have introduced:
- FAIRING: The bike is ‘partially faired‘ (last time there was no fairing on the bike)
- RANGES OF SPEED:I have extended the range of reference ‘max speed’ as follows:
- 20 km/h
- 25 km/h
- 30 km/h
- 35 km/h
- 40 km/h
This is the ‘partial fairing’ version of the LRTT I have used for this set of tests.
This is the visual summary of this set of tests: here below are the main conclusions we can derive from these data.
- The speed at which the regenerative braking produces more electricity is 25 km/h with 0,51 A/h. [best case in this test set] This is slightly more than with 20 km/h max speed (0,50 A/h)
- With higher speed by using regenerative braking we recuperate less energy: at 40 km/h we have produced ‘only’ 0,26 A/h [worst case in this test set]
- Increasing speed from 25 km/h to 40 km/h represents a “regen loss” of 50%!
- Similarly if we increase speed from 25 km/h to 30 km/h, this represents a “regen loss” of 17%, while from 25 km/h to 35 km/h we have a “regen loss” of 27%
- When we compare the results from previous set of tests (performed WITHOUT any fairing) we can see significant improvements :
- At 25 km/h from 0,43 A/h to 0,51 A/h
- At 30 km/h from 0,39 A/h to 0,42 A/h
- At 35 km/h from 0,3 A/h to 0,37 A/h
Here are the data as displayed on the Cycle Analyst for each of the tests at the end of the descente:
- At 20 km/h
- At 25 km/h
- At 30 km/h
- At 35 km/h
- At 40 km/h