icecube57 wrote:I just recently got another job. Its security for a very large apartment complex. I thought this would be a perfect application to use my ebike to cover the grounds. It takes almost 30-40 min to completely walk the property.. thats taking shortcuts and walking through buildings to save time and distance.
That sounds like an EXCELLENT application for an ebike! Better yet, all ebike expenditure is now a tax deduction! I wouldn't be surprised if the idea catches on with your co-workers. Hyena Industries can hook them up
icecube57 wrote: I hear something shaking in the controller. Im like wtf. What popped in my head is I though the shunt or the traces on the controller got hot enough to reflow the solder and drip away from the traces. So I though I had some solder beads or shunts just rattling in the controller box. I finally get the controller open and guess what falls out. A resistor. R01 resistor just fell out of its hole. But everything else looks fine. I soldered it back in and it works fine.
WOW, that's incredibly lucky! I can't believe you got it so hot you melted the solder off the board, components fell out of their holes and yet nothing manage to short! Out of interest was the outside of the case hot ? Had you beefed up the traces ? If you don't ride in the rain air cooling your controller might be in order. I ran mine for a while with holes drilled in both end plates so it allowed a straight through passage of the breeze which kept it nice and cool. AussieJester went even more extreme with his and put 2 big computer CPU coolers hanging off his.
I think regen is harder on out motors and controllers than we realise. In the brief time I was playing with magic pie motors (with internal controllers) the few times I managed to get the thermal protection to kick in was after regenning down a long hill.