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by cord
Apr 17 2015 10:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Do you care about pedaling?
Replies: 58
Views: 4750

Re: Do you care about pedaling?

i took my chain off months ago.....i call it the air coupled drive......it doesnt have the problems of a conventinal chain eg. falling off every time u pedal when u see a cop, getting jammed in the tire, and making you look like a fool......arousing the wrong type of attention......now when i need ...
by cord
Mar 13 2015 10:56am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Power supply for headlights and breaklights.
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Power supply for headlights and breaklights.

Thanks guys for the advice. I'll do a little more homework on what was posted. By the way... I've found a few components that may do the trick. I was looking at switching power supplies and came across this: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Texas-Instruments/LM2679SX-12-NOPB/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsMIqGZ...
by cord
Mar 13 2015 9:01am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Community Project - All.In.One CARBON FIBER DECK
Replies: 80
Views: 7614

Re: Community Project - All.In.One CARBON FIBER DECK

hi cord, thanks for your input. so if we develop a model and we tell you the method that will be used for layout, like the thickness of the carbon etc. Can you provide specific feedback about how it might hold up in the real world? if so it could really help us... I think it is also worth noting & ...
by cord
Mar 12 2015 5:37pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Community Project - All.In.One CARBON FIBER DECK
Replies: 80
Views: 7614

Re: Community Project - All.In.One CARBON FIBER DECK

Composites Engineer here. I'm not sure how the Chinese company you listed builds their parts but those prices are REALLY low. That doesn't necessarily mean they can't make good parts, but it does mean that you may have to work with them to get what you want, and the prices may go up. For instance, w...
by cord
Sep 12 2013 1:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor wheelbuilding
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Hub motor wheelbuilding

I had never built a wheel until I tried it with a hub motor. First one must have taken me 4 hours. But once you get the hang of it and get a system down it's not too bad. I usually clear a spot out in front of the couch and build the wheel while watching football / movie / whatever. It's less frustr...
by cord
Sep 07 2011 10:28pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: How many "useful watthours" do you have?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: How many "useful watthours" do you have?

I've got 800Wh of lipo on the bike plus an extra 1300Wh that I throw in a backpack if I'm going on a long trip, although I hardly ever go far enough to need it. I can easily make 15 miles with the 800 hauling ass around town at ~35mph :D
by cord
Jan 28 2011 2:00pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Water Ski Boat
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Electric Water Ski Boat

I'm a water skier so this is very exciting to me!

http://nautique.com/videos/index/100-electric-nautique
by cord
Jan 05 2011 12:46pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Replacing a single cell from the middle of a Lipo pack
Replies: 36
Views: 5954

Re: Replacing a single cell from the middle of a Lipo pack

Have you had problems with any cells puffing after sitting a while without the heat shrink on them? I have had one 5Ah Turnigy pack where a cell puffed after sitting over night with the shrink wrap off, so I've been nervous about removing the shrink on any other packs. Note that this was a brand new...
by cord
Dec 16 2010 5:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: using auto cad to design battery boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: using auto cad to design battery boxes

I also spend 30+ hours a week using CAD (Soildworks). The best advice anyone ever gave me and that I can ever give someone who is trying to learn is to get a hold of someone else's files with the build history. Back up the history to where they began and see what they did, why they did it, what orde...
by cord
Dec 13 2010 1:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Tapping 5-15V from the Controller or CA?
Replies: 30
Views: 1595

Re: Tapping 5-15V from the Controller or CA?

What about running two DC/DC converters in series on the input side, then in parallel on the output side? With say, 72V, each converter would see 36V input. Would that work?
by cord
Nov 21 2010 12:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: All should change to faster speed for saftey - way above 20
Replies: 82
Views: 5133

Re: All should change to faster speed for saftey - way above

Thanks, It's a Specialized Big Hit frame, and I'm running a rear 9C (slow 10 turn version) with 24S2P Turnigy lipo. I've run several different controllers, but I'm now using a Lyen 6 FET with 4110s and it rocks! I consistently pull 2-3000+ watts and the little controller barely gets warm! The two im...
by cord
Nov 21 2010 11:53am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: All should change to faster speed for saftey - way above 20
Replies: 82
Views: 5133

Re: All should change to faster speed for saftey - way above

Even 25 is probably too slow in most places. I ride my bike in town where all the speed limits are 30, so I built my bike to run at 35, and to get there fast. There's no way I'd feel safe at all on the road moving at a slower speed. As far as legality, I've been pulled over twice. The first cop said...
by cord
Jun 26 2010 7:56pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Wakeboard Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

Electric Wakeboard Boat

Just saw this...

http://23e.epicboats.com/#

Based on the specs it looks like this is a series hybrid with an onboard generator..."You can wakeboard for 1 hour on batteries without ever burning a drop of fuel"

Very Cool!
by cord
Mar 30 2010 6:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mr Lyen Controller Packaging
Replies: 13
Views: 3164

Re: Mr Lyen Controller Packaging

Another Lyen Mummy controller!
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by cord
Mar 24 2010 12:17pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: 9 FET 72V Infineon Brushless Controller (LYEN's Edition) $89
Replies: 118
Views: 58947

Re: 9 FET 72V Infineon Brushless Controller (LYEN's Edition)

Lyen,

Can this controller run at ~100V? I want to use this with 24s lipo.

Thanks