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by itchynackers
Apr 15, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What's with the word "Cheater"?
Replies: 74
Views: 3292

Re: What's with the word "Cheater"?

They are cheating me...out of oxygen.
by itchynackers
Mar 19, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: UWRacing Electric Formula Car
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: UWRacing Electric Formula Car

Good luck from an e-biker in Janesville, WI!
by itchynackers
Feb 14, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Another suspected ebike cheater
Replies: 100
Views: 6376

Re: Another suspected ebike cheater

I posted the wired article earlier, and it is a good one for anyone interested. I know the video of another cheat suspect has been posted before, but this is a interesting analysis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQv0_ypKEP4 Pretty stupid analysis, sorry mate! :) In this particular instance, the g...
by itchynackers
Jan 16, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with number probability
Replies: 31
Views: 1582

Re: Help with number probability

In that order?
by itchynackers
Jan 10, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: DIY Anti-Spark Bullet Connectors.
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: DIY Anti-Spark Bullet Connectors.

Been looking for something similar to this, except I need it for 25s lipo with a 18 fet lyen 4115. Anyone know how many resistors would suffice? Not sure of the capacitance of the controller. Do the math: if 3 x 1K in parallel is ok for 12S, then 3x2k will probably be OK for 25S. If I knew the math...
by itchynackers
Jan 10, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: DIY Anti-Spark Bullet Connectors.
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: DIY Anti-Spark Bullet Connectors.

Been looking for something similar to this, except I need it for 25s lipo with a 18 fet lyen 4115. Anyone know how many resistors would suffice? Not sure of the capacitance of the controller.
by itchynackers
Jan 09, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: DIY Anti-Spark Bullet Connectors.
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: DIY Anti-Spark Bullet Connectors.

What voltage range will this work well with?
by itchynackers
Jan 09, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Simple corded to cordless electric Snow Blower conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Simple corded to cordless electric Snow Blower conversion

Decided to make better use of my ebike battery by strapping it to a corded electric snow blower. Since I run 25s lipo, I figured this would be a simple conversion. After ordering a Snow Joe 625E for $210 shipped from Home Depot, I made an adapter to get from the standard blower plug to the battery. ...
by itchynackers
Sep 14, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Lipo charging in parallel = Self balancing cells (?)
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Lipo charging in parallel = Self balancing cells (?)

The cells individual voltages will almost always diverge when voltages are lower than 3.65 v. Unless you bottom balance, the cell voltages should converge as you reach peak voltage (assuming you had top balanced prior). Its not unusual.
by itchynackers
Aug 08, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Need Help on Lithium Upgrade! I'm going the same speed!
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Need Help on Lithium Upgrade! I'm going the same speed!

You bought a bigger gas tank, not a faster motor. You need more amps, not more amp-hours. You probably need a different controller.
by itchynackers
Aug 07, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 9C brushless motors. how far have you overvolted?
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: 9C brushless motors. how far have you overvolted?

The Pikes Peak racer used a 9C at 111V, ventilated the side plates, and also trained for a year to get into the best possible shape so he could pedal along as much as is possible. I don't recall the amps, but I am certain it was at least 30A continuous (and likely more than that), so 100V X 30A = 3...
by itchynackers
Jul 06, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Northern illinois ebike gathering?
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Northern illinois ebike gathering?

30 minutes South of Madison here. I may be interested.
by itchynackers
Mar 30, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I hurt myself ebiking today (fixed problem with a CA hack)
Replies: 31
Views: 2472

Re: I hurt myself ebiking today (fixed problem with a CA hac

Thumb throttle seems the obvious solution. You won't be worried about hanging on tight (around a corner) while inadvertently twisting the throttle (hopefully not).
Doing "neutral drops" on an ebike is not recommended (unless you are drag racing).
by itchynackers
Mar 01, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a race
Replies: 36
Views: 1797

Re: Looking for a race

I've been to those caverns. Pretty cool.

Maybe to even the odds amongst bike styles, we need a "triathlon" type race. Maybe a shorter sprint race, a hill climb, and a longer race. Each would test different aspects of the same bike, exposing weaknesses.
by itchynackers
Feb 20, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Is Apple the next A123?
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Is Apple the next A123?

Valued at a trillion by who? Other than Icahn.
by itchynackers
Jan 13, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motors
Replies: 1920
Views: 239451

Re: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motor

Just to add some real data rather than talk, here is some testing I did a while back from this thread... http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=38039&hilit=load&start=25 After being the first bike up the Pikes Peak race this year, I can attest that liquid cooling does work. I just com...
by itchynackers
Jan 13, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motors
Replies: 1920
Views: 239451

Re: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motor

ppl added oil and tested no load current. there was a point where adding more oil leaded to higher amps. that's where they stopped saying it was the optimal fill. not saying that more oil can/can't cool the motor better. and the limit is the height of the breather hole. if you fill the motor beyond...
by itchynackers
Jan 13, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motors
Replies: 1920
Views: 239451

Re: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motor

No one ever said 100mL was optimal. Its just what people were comfortable using (not sure why). It somehow morphed into gospel. FWIW, I was using 600mL running up Pikes. This is half the total capacity of my 9c motor. The more you use, the more risk of leakage out the axle (per my empirical data).
by itchynackers
Jan 04, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 541
Views: 114697

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

Chalo wrote:
..., but my pedaling is impaired if I have something wider than about 2" between my knees. Others here obviously differ, ...
I'm sorry to hear that. :lol:
by itchynackers
Nov 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My crack at building the fastest hotrod 9C on the planet...
Replies: 33
Views: 1716

Re: My crack at building the fastest hotrod 9C on the planet

Enemy nr 1: Heat: - "normal" heat buildup - "excessive" heat buildup due to copper mass limitations Enemy nr 2: Constructional weakness: - Danger of warping axle and center stator "frame" - Danger of warping side covers - Frying hall sensors - Burning out copper wire after exceeding its assumed pow...
by itchynackers
Nov 10, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motors
Replies: 1920
Views: 239451

Re: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motor

I'm going outside to drain the coolant out of my radiator. Its the same surface area, so shouldn't make a difference right? Lol.
by itchynackers
Nov 10, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motors
Replies: 1920
Views: 239451

Re: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motor

I don't think you understand. The oil is between the copper wire and the wire insulation (next to the wire strands). Cable tying isn't going to do squat.
by itchynackers
Nov 09, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motors
Replies: 1920
Views: 239451

Re: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motor

Yes, this is common sense if you have had the motor open while upgrading things (wire size, etc...). A skim coat if high temp silicone sealant has worked well for me on the bearings. Same for the hub covers. Believe it or not, the oil can/will still weep between the phase wire, and the phase wire co...
by itchynackers
Nov 03, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motors
Replies: 1920
Views: 239451

Re: Definitive Tests on the Heating and Cooling of Hub Motor

Yes, you are right. You CANT compare it to air cooling, since oil cooling works so much better. If you are getting an oil "patch" in your garage, you obviously need to improve the system, not abandon the concept. If we didn't improve the technology on things, we'd still be using sharp sticks to hunt.