mistercrash wrote: It HAS to be rock solid and very reliable as much as I can make it. Lithium Polymer is great for some stuff I have but I'm not going to put them in my only means of transportation. The chemistry is not suited for what I want. From what I know, Lithium Polymer don't do so well in cold temperature also. I'm up here living in the Great White North and my scooter sleeps in an unheated, uninsulated garage.
I hope I can find the definite answers for what I need for a very reliable scooter that gives the performance I wish to have. If not, then I'll have to think about going back to fossil fuels I really wish I don't have to.
Arlo1 wrote:I wont spend $2000 for 1000-1500 wh of lipo other wise I mite as well burn gas!
mistercrash wrote:Arlo1 wrote:I wont spend $2000 for 1000-1500 wh of lipo other wise I mite as well burn gas!
I understand your point here. But $2000 is what I saved up to now by selling my car and riding an E-scooter all summer since the beginning of May. Two more months and I will have reimbursed myself the price of the scooter entirely. Running electric brings savings and it's cool. Now If I were to go with a gas scooter instead of going back to a car, I would still save money, maybe $300 a month instead of 400+ (cost of running the car I had was), I haven't calculated the cost of running a gas scooter. I just have become very passionate about E vehicles and want to run with one, I got sick and tired of the oil companies gouging my wallet every week. I love the no noise, no emissions attributes of E vehicles. There has to be a way, I don't want much, just go 31/32 mph, enough torque to keep that speed going uphill and a range of 35 miles. All this in a reliable package. That's not too much to ask
When it gets to -20 C up here, I won't be running the scooter, it'll be in storage for the winter. But I want to run it until the temps fall down to -5 C.
mistercrash wrote: and something weird happened in the first minute of the ride. The power cut out for a fraction of a second twice. I went 500 feet and had the first cut out, another 500 feet and the second cut out. Then the scooter ran fine for the rest of the ride. What could be the reason for those two cut outs?
Gordo wrote:I'll see if I can play santa and toss one out of the plane on Dec 25, as I pass over ontariario.
motorino magnet wrote:Hi from Ontario Canada ! Great forum ! Been looking at lot and this one is the best !
I agree this is a great forum with a lot of very knowledgeable people who've been doing the E-vehicle thing for a while.
Grateful for some answers to some noob questions.Please,just want to make my moto better,longer and a little faster to make it safer.
I'm a noob but I can try to answer some of your questions to the best of my very limited knowledge.
Can I buy one of these 60 volt 20ah-maybe another 10 ah too- and just drop it into my motorino and drive with more distance , more speed?
(stock sla 48 volt 20 + 14 ah XPN)
You can get a 60V 30AH from Ping if you want long range and more power, but you will have to upgrade your controller to take 60V, or change the caps in your existing controller to 100V ones.
Can they lay on there side under the seat?
You mean the compartment under the seat? I would leave that for storage. You can put the Lithium battery where the 20AH SLAs are presently. Of course you have to disassemble the whole rear end of the scooter to get to those SLAs. Well worth the effort to shed almost 70 pounds off your scooter, get more torque, more range and more speed and regain the space under the seat for storage.
Can you parralell two packs of different ah ?
Apparently it can be done with SLAs as we have a 20AH paralleled with a 14AH. I wouldn't do it with a lithium battery, no need to really as you can get a 30AH which will give you almost three times the range you have with your SLAs.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/60V-20AH-LiFePO ... 3a6cb24e6c
I don't know about this ebay battery there, maybe someone can chime in about it but I'd go with Ping over this.
Should I buy a new controller ? Which one ?
If you go 60V yes, you can get a Lyen controller, http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=16998, or a Kelly one http://kellycontroller.com/general-brushless-motor-speed-controller.php can't help you on which one to get though. Some people here had great succes with a cheap Hua Tong generic controller. Some work is needed, warning lots and lots of reading http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29469&hilit=72V+hua+tong
How difficult will hookup and installation be?
It all depends on your capabilities and the tools you have.
Is a cycle analist hard to hook up and which one should i buy?
I don't know about this one but I would love to find out also. A popular choice seems to be the CA from ebikes.ca. http://www.ebikes.ca/store/store_accessories.php
Learned a lot from your forum.Thankyou
where do we donate to the forum?
Don't know about that one.
ps-will the regen affect the new battery?
It should put some voltage back in the battery just like it did with the SLAs.
Hope this helps.
mistercrash wrote:I'll just change the wires going from the battery to the controller then and won't bother with the wires connecting the cells to each other. That way, the wiring will be done to accept the lithium battery in the spring. But I'm still wondering if I should change the wires going into the controller, the two wires connecting to the - and + of the battery. I would have 6 gauge wires coming from the - and + of the battery connecting to two 12 gauge wires going into the controller. It doesn't seem right to me.