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by Pat Eaton
Jun 02 2018 11:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How many miles on your e-bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: How many miles on your e-bike?

20,000 km on a home built faired delta recumbent!
by Pat Eaton
May 24 2017 10:44pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any eTrike owners here?
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Any eTrike owners here?

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Atomic Zombie Delta etrike. 4 years 17,000km. Love it.
by Pat Eaton
Apr 19 2017 7:28pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Building battery from MAKITA Konion PACK
Replies: 228
Views: 46841

Re: Building battery from MAKITA Konion PACK

Great to see you are still supporting us with these cells and the video on how to dismantle the packs. My pack is still working very well after 3 years. I have changed out a few cells, but no major problems.

Looking forward to some of the newer cells.

Thanks again!
by Pat Eaton
Apr 06 2017 10:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent trikes
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Re: Recumbent trikes

I have been riding a home built recumbent delta trike for the last 4 years. I commute to work mostly on country roads. This design would not work well in a busy city. I use a front hub motor and can cruise at 40km an hour. The frame is an Atomic Zombie model. The fairing is custom skin on frame dacr...
by Pat Eaton
Oct 31 2016 11:22pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Cabriovelo recumbent trike
Replies: 12
Views: 1993

Re: Cabriovelo recumbent trike

I think my bike has a close resemblance.
by Pat Eaton
Aug 04 2016 11:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: OK, who rides a recumbent???
Replies: 47
Views: 2832

Re: OK, who rides a recumbent???

My wife rides Burley Koosah 36 volts ping pack and I ride a custom built delta recumbent with a 44 volt battery. The Koosah has 12,000 km and the delta has 14,500 km.

We love e-cumbents.
by Pat Eaton
May 02 2016 8:05pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: 731 km per kWh !!! (1.37Wh/km)
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: 731 km per kWh !!! (1.37Wh/km)

Kudo's to the team!
by Pat Eaton
Dec 24 2015 12:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Longest commute
Replies: 48
Views: 2811

Re: Longest commute

With an electrical motor, learning how to ride a two wheel bent is easy. I have two bents and do a 35km one way commute in about an hour. I have a fairing and tail box on them. This makes the ride much easier. Wind is the biggest problem I face as the ride is mostly flat.

Good luck.
by Pat Eaton
Jul 04 2015 10:53am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Electra Mechanica Sparrow
Replies: 36
Views: 5658

Electra Mechanica Sparrow

Local auto builder plans to build Sparrow in BC. http://electrameccanica.com/about/ They are talking about building a factory in Abbotsford, my home town. Exciting news.....I may ask for a job sweeping the floors just to be there. At $20k and a $5k provincial incentive this just might make sense. Th...
by Pat Eaton
Apr 19 2015 10:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show me your electric velomobile.
Replies: 119
Views: 18299

Re: Show me your electric velomobile.

Home build Delta. 9c front hub, 44v home made pack. Cruising speed 45 km/hr range 60km, 7000km in three years. Not quite a velo, but mostly.

:D Pat
by Pat Eaton
Feb 05 2015 3:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Testing relative IR of batteries for matching, feedback reqd
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Testing relative IR of batteries for matching, feedback reqd

Hey ES'ers can you provide feedback on this testing process? Is this enough to group like cells? I am doing this on used Konion cells. 1 - Charge batteries to 4 v or so. 2 - Set charger to discharge to 3.5v at 2a (these can be varied) 3- Discharge battery until completed. 4 - Let batter sit for 10-1...
by Pat Eaton
Nov 17 2014 7:57pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Essential 18650 tool list for building. Please chime in
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Essential 18650 tool list for building. Please chime in

Volt meter
80 watt or stronger soldering iron
Charger that allows for charge and discharge logging
Wire
Solder
Something for KFF.
by Pat Eaton
Oct 31 2014 7:34pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What do i wrong? @ 18650 Cells
Replies: 18
Views: 1337

Re: What do i wrong? @ 18650 Cells

I have been running DrBass Konions in a 14s 12p pack for 18 months. The key is the bleed down test for me. Once I discard the leakers I then do a discharge capacity test, match and solder. I charge to 4.1v and then discharge no more than 3.6v, they stay balanced pretty well with bulk charging. It ta...
by Pat Eaton
Aug 28 2014 11:18pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Nissan Leaf Cells Test Data
Replies: 383
Views: 74882

Re: Nissan Leaf Cells Test Data

Great video.
by Pat Eaton
Aug 21 2014 10:53pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thieves stealing copperFrom EV chargingStationsInVancouver
Replies: 22
Views: 1525

Re: Thieves stealing copperFrom EV chargingStationsInVancouv

I work for a cable company in BC and for years our fibre cable was stolen by thieves hacking down copper phone cables. About a year ago the RCMP cracked down on the recyclers after CBC did an expose about selling scrap to the recyclers. Since then our cable theft has dropped 99%. Makes my life a lot...
by Pat Eaton
Jun 05 2014 10:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rocketman340 prepare awsome FAST bicycle !! 4kN of trust!!
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Rocketman340 prepare awsome FAST bicycle !! 4kN of trust

It even has pedals and gears, go figure! Cazy Rocketman!
by Pat Eaton
May 01 2014 7:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I used to want a fast e-bike, but now I want a . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 2571

Re: I used to want a fast e-bike, but now I want a . . .

Delta trike recumbent partially faired commuter for 70km round trip,on riding days. 44 volt konion 21ah battery with a 9c front hub 20” wheel. Crushing speed 45km/hr fun. :D

That is what I want and what I got with help from this forum and Atomic Zombie. :)
by Pat Eaton
Apr 26 2014 10:34am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)
Replies: 344
Views: 63594

Re: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)

2.72, hmmmm my batteries and spacers measure 2.82 how much wider is the case than the batteries and spacers?
1/16"?
by Pat Eaton
Apr 17 2014 9:03am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)
Replies: 344
Views: 63594

Re: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)

I have my spacers and this weekend I will source some copper. I have some single konions from DrBass to experiment with.
I am also going try some different contact greases. My system is low draw at just over 1c so the contact issue should be minimal.

Always something to learn and experiment with.
by Pat Eaton
Apr 15 2014 10:41pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any one following F1 EV racing ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3570

Re: Any one following F1 EV racing ?

Williams is also tinkering with flywheels.

http://www.williamsf1.com/AdvancedEngin ... l-Systems/
by Pat Eaton
Apr 08 2014 8:18pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)
Replies: 344
Views: 63594

Re: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)

Where will I find the copper for the bus bars? 0.010 is pretty thin. The pieces I have currently (pun intended) are .020.
by Pat Eaton
Apr 07 2014 9:44pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)
Replies: 344
Views: 63594

Re: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)

Thanks Snath, I have a better understanding of the jig you made.
by Pat Eaton
Apr 07 2014 7:51pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)
Replies: 344
Views: 63594

Re: Another No Solder/Weld 18650 Build (Updated 03/09/2014)

How much of a contact patch do you expect between the bus and battery? I am experimenting with forming bus bars with the required dimples. I drilled a hole in some steel and have been using a steel rod with a rounded end (hammered) to create the dimples. I have been able to make them all the same de...
by Pat Eaton
Apr 03 2014 10:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Futureshop.ca now has E-bikes,
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Futureshop.ca now has E-bikes,

350 pounds? Seems like a lot of weight.