To help analyze, lets look at the condition;
It all works flawlessly except for one issue. I have a 45-50 degree incline in the backyard and when I try to go up the hill I trip the 30A fuse and lose all power to the wheels
. This thing is heavy. I have yet to weigh it but it has to be at last 200LB.
- In such an incline, the strain on the motors (obviously) exceed 30 amperes. The question is, how much
will be needed to overcome the incline
You could track down some information that Bduell posted on motors to help you.(somewhere in the forum database) This would give you a sense of what is happening on the load.
If more power is what you seek, just to back up the motors in a jam, maybe you could put an
alternator on the gas engine to get more energy to the motors.(?)
I would not put in a fuse that exceeds a safety rating for the motors.(you will let the smoke out!
Review the motor specs to see if they can stand more power, before you increase it. Otherwise,
bigger motors may be an option. Bigger batteries have more weight, which means more power demand.
Tire traction may need to be looked at. Pulse Width Modulation
may be used to "cheat" in certain circumstances to get more power out of your motors.(more efficient).
Have fun, Good Luck!!