Which will be most efficient overall...to run a so-called 48 volt pack at 75% throttle most of the time, or run a so-called 36 volt pack at full throttle most of the time?
Warren wrote:I bought a bunch of Anderson Powerpole 15/30/45 amp connectors, and the tool. I know the hotrod types here think they are too wimpy, but I see Ecospeed, and several others are using them. I don't plan to run more than 15 amps through anything, and the controller limit is 25 amps.
My understanding is that putting a switch in this wire will allow shutting down the controller. Is this correct?
Would the smallest spst toggle switch from Radio Shack be sufficient?
I will be putting a 30 amp spade fuse, in an Anderson inline fuse holder.
This fuse holder setup actually fuses both the positive, and negative lines from the battery. Any pros/cons to running them both?
CA suggests a switch after the fuse, to cut off power to the CA. Would a 20 amp, 125 volt, 3/4 hp, spst switch be sufficient, as long as I don't switch it while the motor is running?
How about just unplugging the Anderson connector? Seems like it works pretty nicely. Would it be up to repeated connecting/disconnecting?
[/quote]With the little switch to the controller turned off, would there be any arcing when I plug things up.
I have finally gotten my mid-drive recumbent together. I have ridden it on four, hilly, 16 mile rides. Spinning the freewheeling hub over is hardly noticeable. Two of those rides were done with 24 pounds of dumbbells strapped under the seat to simulate the battery pack. Only slowed me down about a mile per hour average. Mechanically, everything works great, and I've got all the wiring done. I mounted a 10 amp, 125 volt mini, spst toggle switch in the end plate of the controller, wired into the little red wire to power up the controller. I shortened up the phase wires, and Hall wires, since it is only about a foot from the mid-drive to the controller. I used Anderson Powerpoles on the phase wires, and from the controller to the Cycle Analyst, and CA to fuse, and to future battery.
Before I spring for a mega-dollar pack, I want to put the bike on my stationary trainer, and check out the various electrical functions. I am thinking of running jumper wires from the batteries in our two cars, in series, for 24 volts to power it up. Will the motor and controller function on 24 volts?
OK. This puppy is done. And I love it. I know that most of you guys are not the aerobic type. But for those, like me, who would rather bicycle than drive any vehicle, this is the dream machine.
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