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by DrkAngel
Apr 14 2019 3:28am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 127
Views: 7173

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

I just found these "Full Spectrum Grow LEDs" last year. Customized light wavelengths for optimal growth from least watts. Available in 12VDC, 32VDC and COB 110VAC, 220VAC full spectrum final.jpg Targeted spectrum, yes some UV also, without the wasted green and yellow, means might supply 300% the gro...
by DrkAngel
Apr 13 2019 10:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 212
Views: 28957

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

. ... Split rim Split sidewall on another alloy rim, 3rd, possibly 4th in my eBike career ... only about 1 every 10,000 miles. Some just worn others accelerated due to worn or cheap brake pads, 2.125" tires at 65lb might not help. (straightening after "dinging" on potholes didn't help either?) Prel...
by DrkAngel
Apr 13 2019 8:44am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 127
Views: 7173

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. .... Spring Planting Got in 1st beds of Beets, Radishes, Onion sets, and Peas. This 1st planting is a full 5 weeks before expected last frost. All chosen vegetables are listed as highly frost tolerant. Rhubarb is coming up nicely! Never does great because is planted in the native crummy clay soil...
by DrkAngel
Apr 08 2019 6:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 212
Views: 28957

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

2013 Comfort Cruiser hit 13,650 miles today ... officially the most on any single of my eBikes. Just beat out my 2009 Comfort Cruiser ... ungh ... unless the person I sold the 2009 to, oh damn, the most I've put on of any of my eBikes! Been playing with my 9s battery and cruises at 24mph+ ! With my ...
by DrkAngel
Apr 08 2019 5:58pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 127
Views: 7173

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Dual track light fixture designed for reflective bulbs so covered except the end which is pointed towards the corner, inside reflective Mylar tent.

Metered 84ºF on shelf above Halogens, 80ºF and 78ºF on higher shelves. Bottom shelf varied 70-80ºF. ... Mylar and canvas "Tent" not well insulated?
by DrkAngel
Apr 08 2019 10:13am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 127
Views: 7173

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Grow Tower w/Tent not doing great, temperature in warehouse is 40-50's and seemed to be stunting growth. LEDs don't put out much heat so added a 2 x 75w track light fixture as additional heat. 75w incandescent bulbs are no longer available but found 2 "100w" Halogen bulbs at 72w each, nearly perfect...
by DrkAngel
Mar 24 2019 10:50am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: SAMSUNG INR18650-29E cycle test.
Replies: 63
Views: 8674

Re: SAMSUNG INR18650-29E cycle test.

stuffc wrote:
Mar 24 2019 2:29am
Im gunna run 2 36v in series in a few minutes here.
36V 10s2p recommended for 5.5A continuous use, up to 16.5A max, brief discharge.

36V 5.5A = 198w battery output ≤160-180w motor output
by DrkAngel
Mar 20 2019 6:26am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 127
Views: 7173

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Cement block beds 2019 Cement blocks were heaved and tilted by the Winter freezes but remained in place. Will have to wait on the ground to thaw to see if they naturally resettle. Might have to stomp back into place? Local Boy Scout troop offering to rebuild the wooden-failing Family Beds wit...
by DrkAngel
Mar 17 2019 12:31pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1613
Views: 404818

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Oh boy! ... Found 3 more boxes of Dell Laptop LiPo. 10.8V 4.32Ah from 3s2p packs. Hundreds of packs should provide good 1000+ cells. (All packs that would not maintain good charge were discarded years ago.) Need to finish off the rest of this last batch, Lawnmower batt repair, fluorescent lanterns, ...
by DrkAngel
Mar 17 2019 12:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 212
Views: 28957

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Trailz LS picked up a slow leak in rear tire this week ... took a long ride on side of 4 lane. Must have picked up something real thin, or still stuck tightly through tube, 1st puncture on this model Schwinn Kevlar belted cruiser tire. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gFM9DtWjL._AC_AA160_.jpg...
by DrkAngel
Mar 17 2019 1:27am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 127
Views: 7173

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Seed starting party was a great success ... chatted and laughed with old friends and met a few new ones! Planted some seeds too. Started about 10 varieties of Peppers, nearly as many types of Tomatoes. Dozens each of the standards with a fair sampling of some specialties. Trying some Eggplant also, ...
by DrkAngel
Mar 14 2019 10:20pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1613
Views: 404818

Miles per Kilowatt hour at various speeds

Hit 60ºF+ today and was testing batteries\bikes, Tried 33.3V on my 25.9V Comfort Cruiser ... "cruised" up to an exhilarating 25mph. At 1kWh will provide 60 miles @ 15mph, 40 miles @ 20 mph and 30 miles @ 25mph. EBike Simulator rates 1kWh battery at: 15 mph = 76 miles 20 mph = 51 miles 25 mph = 35 mi...
by DrkAngel
Mar 13 2019 9:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New York State Senate Bill S1357 (Definition of ebike)
Replies: 127
Views: 14433

Re: New York State Senate Bill S1357 (Definition of ebike)

If you want to get technical ... 20mph speed limit could be interpreted as 20.000 mph (Federal notation is "not to exceed 20 mph") while less than 20mph could be interpreted as 19.999 mph Why quibble over 1/1000 mph? Any fraction over, such as 20.001 mph vs 21.0 mph is a matter of interpretation, le...
by DrkAngel
Mar 12 2019 5:48am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 127
Views: 7173

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Our "Community Garden" is actually divided into 2 sections. About half is dedicated for growing and distributing vegetables to needy locals. The other half is sectioned with specific beds allocated for families to grow their own preferred vegetables. We usually have spare seeds and seedlings availab...
by DrkAngel
Mar 10 2019 1:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New York State Senate Bill S1357 (Definition of ebike)
Replies: 127
Views: 14433

Re: New York State Senate Bill S1357 (Definition of ebike)

. ... New Yorkers time to post up your opinions! New York State eBike Bill looks to require License, registration and insurance for the Federally legal "bicycle". 2019 eBike Bill I posted up my comment: "What is all this nonsense about registering and insuring electric bicycles? Federal law classif...
by DrkAngel
Mar 10 2019 1:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New York State Senate Bill S1357 (Definition of ebike)
Replies: 127
Views: 14433

Re: New York State Senate Bill S1357 (Definition of ebike)

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New Yorkers time to post up your opinions!

New York State eBike Bill looks to require License, registration and insurance for the Federally legal "bicycle".

2019 eBike Bill
by DrkAngel
Mar 10 2019 9:19am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1613
Views: 404818

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

. ... Expounded . ... Spring? Time to get ready for Spring! I have about 5 batteries and a couple+ bikes to get ready for "the road". Batteries Summer weight (Laptop cells) Test and balance check 25.9V 25.92Ah - (2014 build - laptop lipo) One of my most durable-reliable builds, built from NOS Dell ...
by DrkAngel
Mar 09 2019 5:19pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1613
Views: 404818

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

If you want a sharp-looking ride I can make you a deal on my black diamond frame Trailz. Only about 2k miles on it, and quite a few accessories, plus a 20AH Ping pack. See my post in the Trailz topic. Got 2 of 'em already. eZips 2 - Black Diamond frames 2 - Blue Diamond frames 1 - Silver Diamond fr...
by DrkAngel
Mar 09 2019 11:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Snow Beast Refurb
Replies: 32
Views: 3298

Re: Snow Beast Refurb

"Rubber" brake pads worked nice ... till hit -0ºF, lost grip - required extreme pressure. About time to retire Snow Beast, for the Spring, making a tally of what's needed for next Winter ... New rear rim! - dropping into potholes with soft-ish tires provides a beating! (banner pothole season in Upst...
by DrkAngel
Mar 09 2019 11:27am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1613
Views: 404818

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

. ... Spring? Time to get ready for Spring! I have about 5 batteries and a couple+ bikes to get ready for "the road". Batteries Summer weight (Laptop cells) Test and balance check 25.9V 25.92Ah (2014 build - laptop lipo) 33.3V 31.2Ah MaxCell 1kWh (NOS HP laptop cells) 10.8V 25.9.Ah Wheelbarrel batt...
by DrkAngel
Mar 06 2019 10:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 127
Views: 7173

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Picked up nice stuff at an "outdated" surplus store. 500mg Vitamin C and Calcium tablets - they dissolve easily in water, except for coating. Best to crush and remove paper like fragments. Getting ready for seed starting and garden planning. March 16 planting party Septuagenarian co-gardener fell vi...
by DrkAngel
Mar 03 2019 8:32pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Voltage matching questions
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Voltage matching questions

I parallel bare cells using copper tape and neodymium magnets. Fold copper tape over magnets spaced for 18650s or cut or fold thin enough, then fasten with magnet power. 6 or 8mm x 2mm recommended, (1mm thick for 18650 nipples, wrap in copper tape for best use.) cheap by the hundred. Copper tape-mag...
by DrkAngel
Mar 03 2019 3:46pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Voltage matching questions
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Voltage matching questions

Present voltage, since they were run in parallels, is no good indicator of anything. Recommend you run the cells through a basic cell testing methodology. 1. Charge all cells to identical same voltage. 2. Let cells set, for several days, measure residual voltage, precisely. Note voltage loss as "sel...