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by amberwolf
Dec 18, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Problematic charging
Replies: 8
Views: 47

Re: Problematic charging

Thanks for the advice here. Talking about the charger, the live wire(usually blue/ positive) I matched up with + and the neutral (brown/negative) I matched up with -. I will switch these two wires and check again, once I bought more fuses :) You need to use a multimeter to measure it. When you conn...
by amberwolf
Dec 18, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Chalo's cargo bike with BBS02
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Chalo's cargo bike with BBS02

Also any suggestions for lockable steering? I drilled a 1/4" hole in the headtube and steerer of SB Cruiser, and use a 1/4" diameter ball-bearing stainless steel cotter pin on a split-ring and cable (to hold it to the tube behind the headtube when not in use) as a steering lock. I suppose it's poss...
by amberwolf
Dec 18, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Wiring of Turnigy Watt Meter with external shunt
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Wiring of Turnigy Watt Meter with external shunt

Does this help? https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21976 I attached the 2 red wires of the Turnigy to the 2 low amp connectors of the external shunt, the 2 black wires of the internal shunt of the Turnigy are not connected. FWIW, if you don't have both a + and a - wire from the ba...
by amberwolf
Dec 18, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 630
Views: 56946

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier

New issue: The decades-old toggle switch I used for my turn signals began malfunctioning now that it's gotten colder. I have to take the control/housing unit off the handlebars and get the swtich out to see what's actually wrong inside, but what I suspect is the very old plastic base of it got britt...
by amberwolf
Dec 18, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?
Replies: 62
Views: 259

Re: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?

Something like this 7.4v-29.4v 200a RC controller maybe? Or this one which has 240a peak . Or this 18.5V-55.5V and 300A (380a peak) . I don't know those specific controllers (and have no personal RC controller experience, but have read around a bit on them here on ES and places like RCGroups), but ...
by amberwolf
Dec 18, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?
Replies: 62
Views: 259

Re: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?

I'll explain in a separate thread. I recommend keeping the whole project in the same thread, so people can keep following it. If you make multiple threads for the project, those already following won't necessarily know to look for others, and you might lose some poeple that were helping in previous...
by amberwolf
Dec 18, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?
Replies: 62
Views: 259

Re: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?

Reading between the lines in your above statement, are you saying that the motors windings dictate it's optimal rpm? This would suggest that the windings can be modified for higher torque/lower rpm? Yes, but as Chalo pointed out it's easier to lower the voltage and make the wheel smaller, which eff...
by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1144
Views: 84846

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

BTW I've never heard loose windings making a 'grinding' sound because when energized, they basically slam against whatever they're gonna slam against In the cases I've heard "grinding" in transformers and stuff it's because the windings have either AC or a pulsing DC applied, with repeatedly revers...
by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There was a fire at my house today while I was not home.
Replies: 1220
Views: 155783

Re: There was a fire at my house today while I was not home.

Never got back to reply to this, but the couplers arrived shortly after the above, (bought a multipack as it was no more expensive than buying just one), installed easily in minutes, and has been working fine since. In other news, I've had a cold for a bit over a week, and the first day I thought it...
by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 577
Views: 18557

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Rain's been predicted with varying chances for this weekend; Saturday's been from 40 down to 20, but never got cloudy, much less rainy. Was starrily clear on my way home from work, horizon to horizon. Prediction has now gone down to 10% overnight, and tomorrow's up to 50%; tomorrow night down to 20%.
by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Renag Energy World in Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Renag Energy World in Australia

I think being nagged normally is bad enough. Re-nagging is just going too far. ;)
by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cycle Analyst ebrake/PAS issue
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Cycle Analyst ebrake/PAS issue

First, what do you do to "reset" the power when it won't come back on? Seen here at the lower left corner of the CA screen is an icon you can use to troubleshoot: http://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/cycle-analyst-3.html#display-screens A throttle slider icon shows visually where your input throttle is...
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?
Replies: 62
Views: 259

Re: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?

Regarding the low-current controllers, you can also get ones capable of higher current (so you know they can more than handle the load), at least twice the current you will need, and then cut one of the shunts inside, which will halve the current the controller will then provide, without straining t...
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?
Replies: 62
Views: 259

Re: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?

Some thoughts for alternatives to let you do what you need to; there's a few sections to the post, so its' kind of a lot to read--sorry: As others have pointed out, http://www.ebikes.ca/tools/simulator.html is a great tool to learn how different things affect a system under different conditions, and...
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ed's List of Your Best Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: Ed's List of Your Best Vehicles

Eh, teach 'em to drive, then you can sit in the back and relax. ;)
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back Wheel Motor vs Front
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Back Wheel Motor vs Front

Motor ratings, winding versions, tires, etc., are a whole other set of discussions that have also happened lots of times. :) Power ratings of motors...some are about right, some are underrated, some are overrated, and it also depends on who's giving you the rating: manufacturer (probably about right...
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back Wheel Motor vs Front
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Back Wheel Motor vs Front

There's a few discussions you might want to look thru. These are a few easy to find ones; there's others that might take more looking for (ones without "front" and "rear" in the title). https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26625&hilit=rear+front+hub https://endless-sphere.com/forums...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Snapped fork dropouts
Replies: 29
Views: 360

Re: Snapped fork dropouts

The fork itself is called "INSYNC Grind 327" and they are steel forks. FWIW, it doesn't look like steel (I haven't had any cast forks that were). You can do a magnet test at the dropout itself to see if those were steel. (the fork uppers, steerer tube, etc may well be steel, but I'd guess from the ...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any photos of cleaned up cycle analyst wiring?
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Any photos of cleaned up cycle analyst wiring?

Photos of routing wires off the handlebars that doesn't look like a mess? What to do with the dc power or programming cable? You can take the back off an unsolder all teh stuff you don't use, if you like. But if you need it again you'll have to reinstall it. http://ebikes.ca has sleeve and ziptie k...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1144
Views: 84846

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

I've heard this sound once before in my life some 40 years ago, coming from the windings of snubber transformers used in a particular manufacturer's 1000W dimmers... also with no vibration felt! That's why i suggested it, cuz I've seen (heard) it happen on various wirewound magnetic stuffs. :) but ...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: High wattage hub motor for 150mm drop out required
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: High wattage hub motor for 150mm drop out required

As for me, i need to find a guy in Toronto who knows how to lace moped/motor rims to e-hubs. It's not difficult to learn lacing; the hardest part to actually do is truing and if you don't need to use rim brakes then lateral (axial) truing is less important (making it easier as radial truing is what...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Mac motor washer position outside dropouts
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Mac motor washer position outside dropouts

The lead is already terminated so I cant reposition them. Terminated in what connectors? Many of them are small enough to fit inside the nuts/washers, either directly or by splitting the phase connectors apart, or removing the contacts from the shell(s). Whether it will matter depends on the should...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Batteries in a series and parallel question
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Batteries in a series and parallel question

Nobody offers anything that fits mine either, hence the SB Cruiser trike (and CrazyBike2 before it). There's a bunch of members here that have done completely custom stuff, and lots of members that have customized "regular" bike setups to better suit their needs. So lots of examples to look at to he...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1144
Views: 84846

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

Yeah, it's in the front fork: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/download/file.php?id=223579 The clamp looks good, but it doesn't take much movement (rocking) to make a thunk. It's also possible but unlikely that the axle on one side is cracked thru and so it's rocking on that side--this would probab...
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ? Gross Brake = 3000w Brushless Hub motor
Replies: 20
Views: 203

Re: ? Gross Brake = 3000w Brushless Hub motor

My basic question is whether or not a stock Zapino with a 3000W brushless hub motor meets the CA DMV / AB2173 legal definition of a motorized bicycle. The motor rating is irrelevant, because it does not determine how much power the bike has. (unless the law specifically calls out the motor rating i...