i recently purchased a couple of 1606 9continent hubs and a cycle analist from ebikes.ca first service from ebikes.ca was as pleasant and speedy as all have reported i was told they needed 1 week lead time for the cadp and asked if i wanted my hubs sent out right away i told them to just wait and send it out together...to my suprise it all arrived together a day before it was supposed to...nice one of the hubs arrived with damage from shipping...not a big deal just broke the plastic guard for the wires exiting the hub i was running a ebikekit.com 9x7 rear 9c(early one with offset issue) and after 20000 kms i decided with 3 broken spokes that pulled through the rim and my wheel was warped that i needed to upgrade...and at 120 per hub i got 2 for the price i would have payed for a fast wind 2806 in a 26"rim that was mt orig plan but the 1606 performance looks the same as the 2806 but half the price this hub is huge even compared to the 9x7 and heavy thrashed all night to remove the old wheel and install the 1606 and the cadp on my old heap i left my turnigy watt meter hooked up for testing to compare with the ca speaking of the ca its huge too and am not a fan of mounting it on one side of the stem or the other it still looks funny i will drill a hole in the top of my stem and centre mount it with 1 bolt from inside the stem and a little loctite it will be safe and sucure and centered...i think justin should have made dual mounts that stradled the stem but thats jmo i will add more in a bit as well as some picks
Last edited by wasp on Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
i have only run it a few times so far and am still messing with the ca first opinions are not as strong as the 9x7 but does seem to want to run at 10s and 40amps(peaking at 67) the wiring gets warm it is pretty quiet my setting on the controller need to be adjusted for this hub its faster at 3/4 throttle than full? lame when limited to 20 amps amp pig testing continues...
geetarboy wrote:Hey Wasp, I would say you really put that 9c to the test, those phase wires definately got warm. And thats a sh!#load of km's or miles however you do the math... ride on
thx geetarboy yes the 9x7 has done me well so i plan to have it disassembled and photographed for a long term/high mile review then if its still good i'll have it upgraded and continue to run the bearings off of it again...remember every thing on the 9x7 is stock
i am now running at 10s2p @ 50amps and it is no longer gutless lol but the stock wiring is getting pretty hot also changed the ca settings for full throttle to 4.98v from 3.87v and intAgain from 300 to 500 so it doesn't overshoot my amp load so bad...at 300 and ca limit set to 40amps it would over shoot to almost 70amps now if someone could tell me the pole count so the ca doesn't tell me i am only running 20kph i will feel better i have it set to 57 poles currently and need to remeasure my tire size more to come
well out testing tonight(my favorite time for riding) and all was going great... got the pole count from karma(thx) and ended up using 30 pole count on cadp and fine tuned with wheel mm so i got the speedo working good verified with gps decided to test the amp difference between cadp and my turnigy and held the front brake on(no overide hooked up on front brake makes testing easier) and gunned it and she shut down before i could get a reading...cadp dead,and turnigy dead...shit and i'm miles from home oh well just pedal home...nope major cogging...so disconnected 1 phaze wire and still cogging so disconnected a second and it now rolls freely i will just bike home...nope derailer was never set up(never pedal) and now spits the chain off so i walked home and put her away testing will have to wait for repairs to my lyen 18fet and of course my backup controller a 9fet is broken aswell(never got around to fixing it) hopefully be back testing in a week
hey Wasp, My Lyen 18fet needs repair too, which is why I switched to the high voltage one. It ran almost 4000 miles at 24s, so I can't blame Edward. I am getting used to the new CA, it is 'very big' though. Hope you're back in the saddle soon....