Now that the forum is in good hands, and here to stay, I would like to give back in the form of a wiki.
This way when we get PM's from newbs and threads from newbs about stupid things, we can say, RTFW n00b!!! It's a lot fewer characters to type, and they can get through and correct and complete answers rather than the crude I cobble together half-asleep that half-answers their question.
This was some Wiki framework ideas that I had created in a previous thread. Please add/delete/re-arrange this stuff as you think would be good. Post your suggestions, and I will keep a running edited version of the needed framework as we edit and revise it etc.
Here was my crude framework:
The order we would need to have for FAQ's to work would be something like this.
Basic definitions: cell, parallel, series, battery and battery array, ESC, hall effect/sensor,
Basic units of electronics:
Amps, Volts, Watts, Watt-hours, Amp-Hours, Ohms, Henrys, Farads, Ri, etc. And an explanation and example for each one.
Then, after they finished the unit FAQ, they could move onto a basic formulas FAQ: V= IR, I^2R=Watts of heat loss, IR = voltage drop, C-rate, internal resistance calcs, PWM% calcs, various power and energy calcs, etc.
Then once they have finished and understand the core basic calculations, they could move onto higher level FAQ's, which are really impossible to grasp if you don't have the core basics solidly understood.
Like an FAQ on battery charging process, what happens and how it works and how to do it right.
An FAQ on understanding the relationships between torque and RPM to determine mechanical power, and conversions from watts to HP etc.
An FAQ on motors, and try to break down all the extremely wrong info people spread constantly about motors (and I was once one of them myself, thank you Miles and Jeremy)
An FAQ on understanding the differences that matter to the user in battery chemistries.
An FAQ on the role and effects PWM plays in the battery/controller/motor system.
An FAQ on understanding inductance and how inductance and temporary flux energy storage enables our bikes to function (because it really requires an entire FAQ just to itself).
An FAQ on motor efficiency and which areas are the substantial sources of loss, and how the 5 major loss groups change with RPM.
An FAQ on cell balancing and the various methods and mechanisms that can accomplish it, and which are practical and impractical in practice.
etc etc etc At least 20 more topics would be needed.
Last edited by amberwolf
on Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: changed from sticky to global