stand alone motor for project building.

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I would like a stand alone motor that has a lot of power for using on projects. Like connect to a pressure washer pump, go cart, ect. It would be pretty awesome and would sell like crazy i think. It should have variable speed with a connection for a throttle cable. Just think, you could replace existing lawn mower motors with this. It would be quite inexpensive to design. It should be horizontally and vertically mountable. Also possibly scaleable so one could connect multiple motors together like you see with hydraulic stack pumps. Or sell the motor for the mower separately along with the electronics to it. Variable speed is important along with ramp up speed. The motor should definately be brushless. I can understand that warranty might be a hard thing to offer so just have a circuit that records overloading and excessive use to protect the company.
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Hi Jacob,

You can pick up a motor like that at any electrical supply store, or even a Northern Tools.  Motors are available anywhere, even Amazon  :).  There isn't much to picking out a potentiometer, motor and wiring.  If you are wanting to use the EGO battery, then it gets tricky, you would need the Battery mount, which nobody but EGO could supply.

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I know you can, but i want to use the ego batteries. I couldn't build the system for less than i could buy it from Ego, if they made it. I dont want to use a lead acid battery nor make my own lithium ion battery. Plus the system should use PWM ( Pulse Width Modulation), not a potentiometer.
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Oh, I agree.  But for inventing and prototyping, you could use the cheapest parts you can find. 

I won't touch a lead acid battery!  I'm 100% with you on that.  I also prefer the EGO battery design/charger system.  It works very well and keeps battery temps good.

Your idea is great, but I don't think this is an area EGO will even venture into.  I've never seen a company that specializes in tools, sell individual components as a kit. Thanks for your input.  If you do gather together some parts and make something, please share some pictures!