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by MJSfoto1956
Oct 20 2020 12:08pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Apt961000 controller
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Re: Apt961000 controller

I have had the pleasure of using an APT96600 controller in conjunction with a QS 14kW / 34kW hub-mounted Motor on a converted Aprilia rs125 2-stroke motorcycle. It is a very powerful and completely silent and reliable controller - even doing a good job of powering a motor much larger than it's rate...
by MJSfoto1956
Oct 18 2020 8:47am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?
Replies: 15
Views: 1470

Re: Which hybrid electric car will be yours in the future?

None. Never. Yuch. Why would anyone want to have TWO separate complicated engineered systems in one car? Double to opportunities for things to break. No sir. Not going down that rode ever.

YMMV

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by MJSfoto1956
Oct 08 2020 10:57am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Single Use Plastic Ban (end of 2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Single Use Plastic Ban (end of 2021)

electric_nz wrote:
Oct 08 2020 2:00am
But no country has been brave enough to take on the big drinks manufacturers!
Sugar is the opiate of the people. That and cheap gas.
by MJSfoto1956
Oct 05 2020 5:28pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Milk Alternatives
Replies: 20
Views: 1396

Re: Milk Alternatives

My favorite "alt milk" these days is Oat Milk -- slightly tannish in color, but great on cereal and ideal for cooking while not being an unsustainable water hog like Almond Milk.
by MJSfoto1956
Sep 10 2020 6:49pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips on using lifestyle to improve immune response and survive any virus
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Tips on using lifestyle to improve immune response and survive any virus

Taking Vitamin D supplements, especially in the fall, winter, and spring.
by MJSfoto1956
Sep 10 2020 5:46pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legends dropping like flies
Replies: 385
Views: 65867

Re: Legends dropping like flies

RIP "Emma Peel" (and James Bond's only wife).
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Rigg
by MJSfoto1956
Sep 09 2020 5:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: PowerVelocity controller programming with XPD
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: PowerVelocity controller programming with XPD

I tried a few other apps as well, and a couple displayed the PV controller and connected to it, but the apps didn't so anything more than connect. I'm guessing those apps were also based on the BlueTooth LE protocol, so enough to connect, but not communicate. I believe the problem lies with the BT ...
by MJSfoto1956
Jul 24 2020 4:15pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Help Identifying Connector on Older Controller
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Help Identifying Connector on Older Controller

Pretty sure this is what you need: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32906740838.html

And if not, just message the vendor and attach a photo. They'll have it.

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by MJSfoto1956
Jul 01 2020 6:02pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Noob installing kelly controller, whats a precharge circuit?
Replies: 15
Views: 5920

Re: Noob installing kelly controller, whats a precharge circuit?

I recently blew out the stock chinese controller in my scooter and have decided to replace it with ... kellycontroller ... but I'm having some trouble understanding the "precharge circuit". I recommend a contactor with built-in pre-charge circuit like a Tyco EV200 which I use on my bike without any...
by MJSfoto1956
Jun 15 2020 4:18pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US Supreme Court rules "fines can not be excessive"
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: US Supreme Court rules "fines can not be excessive"

markz wrote:
Jun 15 2020 12:33pm
BTW two of the top judges [sic] in the country are paid off by the Koch brothers.
Justices, not judges! Yup, Clarence and his wife are consummate grifters. No wonder they are fans of Trump.
by MJSfoto1956
Jun 15 2020 4:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Huge increase in shipping charges from China
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Huge increase in shipping charges from China

MadRhino wrote:
Jun 15 2020 4:11pm
Did you really believe that Trump commercial war with China would be paid by the Chinese?
Or that a wall would be paid by Mexicans?

Nope. You are paying, and just started to.
+1

(Freedumb isn't free)
by MJSfoto1956
Jun 15 2020 4:09pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm writing new forum software for us and others - any experienced php coders here?
Replies: 25
Views: 1839

Re: I'm writing new forum software for us and others - any experienced php coders here?

That's a very interesting idea, which would allow the statistics engine to identify user bias. I do wonder how computationally expensive that is though. quickboards will be written to be fast as shit internally as a means of affording extra CPU time for the statistics engine that aids moderation an...
by MJSfoto1956
Jun 15 2020 10:04am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Huge increase in shipping charges from China
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Huge increase in shipping charges from China

Yup. Over the past year most things from China are more expensive no matter how you slice it.

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by MJSfoto1956
Jun 15 2020 7:09am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US Supreme Court rules "fines can not be excessive"
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: US Supreme Court rules "fines can not be excessive"

Not sure why this is news (or why the Supremes took so long to weigh in) but the 8th amendment says basically the same thing: The Eighth Amendment (Amendment VIII) of the United States Constitution prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual p...
by MJSfoto1956
Jun 15 2020 7:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm writing new forum software for us and others - any experienced php coders here?
Replies: 25
Views: 1839

Re: I'm writing new forum software for us and others - any experienced php coders here?

If you want to extract nuances from the 1:n, n:1, & n:m relationships of the forum members (e.g. who likes who, who always downvotes x, who has the most connections, etc. i.e. classic "friend of a friend" stuff) you will want to store all the relationships in a graph. An RDF semantic graph can do wh...
by MJSfoto1956
Jun 09 2020 9:05am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: 20" one piece/disc hubmotor wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: 20" one piece/disc hubmotor wheel

this is QSmotor's top of the line, 12k, 17" hub motor for motorcycles: https://www.qsmotor.com/product/17-inch-12kw-hub-motor/

They also make 5-bolt, 12k hub motors for cars: https://www.qsmotor.com/product/12kw-car-motor/

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by MJSfoto1956
Jun 06 2020 6:33pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Great read on Pre-WWII electric submarines
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Great read on Pre-WWII electric submarines

Well there is always the horrific story of the nuclear sub Thresher in 1963: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Thresher_(SSN-593)
by MJSfoto1956
Jun 06 2020 6:30pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Why Tesla dominates with superior battery technology
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Why Tesla dominates with superior battery technology

Matt Gruber wrote:
Jun 06 2020 2:58pm
Munro spills the beans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WigjD2CZAJE
I think the Germans have finally woken up to the advantage Tesla has. VW has gone full throttle to attempt to dominate. But by their own admission: "Tesla is years ahead of us". Gonna be an interesting next five years.
by MJSfoto1956
Jun 02 2020 6:50pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Great read on Pre-WWII electric submarines
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Great read on Pre-WWII electric submarines

I had the pleasure of serving on a submarine during my enlistment from 1977-81. Thank you for your service. 90% efficient motors, gigantic batteries and very low RPMs. Pretty good stuff. For a very long time submarines were the most advanced and invested-in electric vehicles. http://rnsubs.co.uk/di...
by MJSfoto1956
May 29 2020 6:31pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 130
Views: 33760

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

Also, as soon as I can figure out how to get my picture files back from google photos (f-uped and deleted originals) I am going to re-populate the pics in my build threads and add new ones from some of the races Luke (LFP) and I went to. I think I will put them in the ES time line thread. Have you ...
by MJSfoto1956
May 29 2020 7:17am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Can someone tell me if/how APT 96600 can run 300a
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Can someone tell me if/how APT 96600 can run 300a

So, what is your opinions, experience and knowledge of the APT 96600 being able to utilize what the battery can put out 300a ? Would love to hear from any of you and if you have any questions about any relevant info I might have left out let me know please. I have the APT 96600 + QS 8000W V4 hub mo...
by MJSfoto1956
May 27 2020 7:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 1468

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

Here's what a brand new and unused 4s hardpack looked like about 30 days after arrival without being touched other than to check balance on day 1. Luckily I didn't trust RC lipo at the time, and stored the 20 packs I received on a concrete floor well spaced from each other. Otherwise our guest hous...
by MJSfoto1956
May 16 2020 6:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is It OK To Leave The Bike Outside In Winter?
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Is It OK To Leave The Bike Outside In Winter?

LeftieBiker wrote:
May 16 2020 6:17pm
Just to clarify because of the wording of the title: leaving a bike outdoors, even with the battery removed, is bad - it will rust and the plastic will deteriorate. A garage or shed, even an unheated one, is a large step up from that.
+1
by MJSfoto1956
May 16 2020 5:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is It OK To Leave The Bike Outside In Winter?
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Is It OK To Leave The Bike Outside In Winter?

My scooter/motorcycle has been in the shed since November. I put it in @ 74V. It is currently @ 72V. I did nothing to keep it warm or prevent sub-zero freezing. YMMV.

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