How to limit my electric scooter/bicycle speed for good?

DIY Throttle Limiter

Permanently capping an electric scooters speed can be most easily achieved by limiting it's throttle output. This is important in countries where a device speed limit is regulated by law (eg. 25km/h in Singapore). Many scooters available for sale in the various markets exceed these limits.

 Adding a variable resistor to the throttle output is the cheapest and easiest DIY solution. The resistor costs just a few cents and requires only basic electrical knowledge to install. This works for any electrical scooter or e-bike.

Once installed you will need to tune the resistor until 'full throttling' gets you to the top speed you desire.

NOTE: common throttle wire coloring is Red(+5V), White or Green(Signal), Black(0V)


The Resistor


Variable Resistor

A 10K Ohm resistor or trimpot works well.


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