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by DrkAngel
Feb 21 2019 12:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Snow Beast Refurb
Replies: 29
Views: 2904

Rust Buster chain

Got some extra 410 chain (1/2" x 1/8"), KMC "Rust Buster". Got some cheap from China, "New other" that seems to be deeply impregnated with a thick lubricant - perfect for motor chain! 45 links, 90T is perfect for 3 x 15 links for my 9T-22T Snow Beast rig. Made up 2x13 links & 1x14 links from left ov...
by DrkAngel
Feb 18 2019 7:29am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 114
Views: 5676

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Getting ready for indoor seed starting ... collecting seeds. Bidding on seed packets from China. - Yeah ... can take a couple months to receive. Quality, quantity, accuracy ... all suspect! last year: "Blue Marigolds" = odd mix of yellow & orange. "Sweet Basil" = wide variance of scent and flavor. "...
by DrkAngel
Feb 03 2019 7:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Snow Beast Refurb
Replies: 29
Views: 2904

Re: Snow Beast Refurb

Mid-Winter tune-up. Had to tighten-true spokes on motor wheel, got a bit loose, but was expected as from re-spoked wheel. Replaced motor chain with KMC "RustBuster" 410. Can build 3 x 15 Link (30T for 9-22T) chains or 1 x 15 + 3 x 13 (26T for 9-16T) chains from standard box. Replaced brake pads with...
by DrkAngel
Jan 30 2019 11:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Will the cold winter Shorten the life?
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Will the cold winter Shorten the life?

Charging a battery when cold will damage battery! (70ºF deemed optimal for charging) Running a cold battery definitely degrades performance but there seems to be no evidence that it is damaging. I still run a 2014 homebuilt battery with thousands and thousands of miles on it, but only during the hot...
by DrkAngel
Jan 28 2019 3:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MeanWell Mods - S-150-24
Replies: 50
Views: 16711

Re: MeanWell Mods - S-150-24

MeanWell Mods
MeanWell Mods - S-150-5
MeanWell Mods - S-150-12
MeanWell Mods - S-150-24
MeanWell Mods - S-150-48
MeanWell Mods - S-240-48
MeanWell Mods - S-350-48

Lost a fair bit when the Wiki went down, but saved a lot of work in above links.
by DrkAngel
Jan 28 2019 9:55am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Repairing Meanwell Power Supplies
Replies: 44
Views: 8046

Re: Repairing Meanwell Power Supplies

Links to various S-series MeanWell Mods
Good pics and component locations.
Previous Wiki link no longer valid
MeanWell Mods
by DrkAngel
Jan 28 2019 1:43am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Is better to charge the battery only to 80%?
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: Is better to charge the battery only to 80%?

Yikes ... Getting "gladder" about building my own batteries! Using care to build using cells free of self discharge and sorting banks to be of of equal IR and capacity has resulted in builds that last for hundreds of cycles with no noticeable bank voltage divergence ... without using any type of BMS...
by DrkAngel
Jan 21 2019 4:39pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Is better to charge the battery only to 80%?
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: Is better to charge the battery only to 80%?

Running a cold battery provides greatly reduced performance, usable capacity and lifespan. Long term only, store battery at cold (~ 40ºF) and <50% capacity. Charge and use battery at ~ 70ºF, recommended. (85ºF battery discharge demonstrates noticeable improvement, but much higher discharge temperatu...
by DrkAngel
Jan 20 2019 6:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterized
Replies: 77
Views: 10777

Re: Winterized

@12V ... 3528 LEDs use about 1+ watt per foot 5050, possibly 2+ watt per foot, 5630 3+ watt per foot.
by DrkAngel
Jan 19 2019 1:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 114
Views: 5676

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

LEDs on timer, 16 hours per day.

Will plant later or larger pots for each seedling.
Mid March was too early for mid-May transplant?
Some got too big and rooty which seemed to prolong transition from transplant.
They seemed to stunt a bit before growth explosion.
by DrkAngel
Jan 19 2019 7:34am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cordless Tool Conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Re: Cordless Tool Conversion

. ... Converted Ni-Cd to Lithium and need a charger? 2A Lithium chargers Great for cordless power tool Lithiumized battery packs. 2A is optimal for 2p typical cells, recommended ≤ .5C charging rate. 8.5V (excessive?) (2s) and 12.6V (3s) < $5 16.8V (4s) and 21V (5s) < $5 Note: 8.4V 2s Lithium batter...
by DrkAngel
Jan 19 2019 7:32am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $
Replies: 143
Views: 47690

Re: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $

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2A Lithium chargers
Great for cordless power tool Lithiumized battery packs.
2A is optimal for 2p typical cells, recommended ≤ .5C charging rate.


8.5V (excessive?) (2s) and 12.6V (3s) < $5


16.8V (4s) and 21V (5s) < $5
by DrkAngel
Jan 19 2019 6:43am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 114
Views: 5676

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

I built a 5 shelf Grow tower with 6000-6500K LED strips and we had a seed starting party after mid-March. Transplanted outside in early-mid May. Some limited number of additional seedlings from local greenhouses or stores. https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29261525_10208882142525926_5829...
by DrkAngel
Jan 18 2019 10:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 114
Views: 5676

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Yeah, time to reduce-stop Nitrogen when time to promote flowering.
by DrkAngel
Jan 18 2019 10:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterized
Replies: 77
Views: 10777

Re: Winterized

I've considered warming up gloves etc, but think 12V waterproof 3528 led strips would be my preference.
Very soft and flexible when warm, plenty of cheap "dimmers" to regulate warmth, and can turn inside out for putting on a show.
by DrkAngel
Jan 18 2019 8:39pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Power tool batteries...interchangeability ?
Replies: 29
Views: 935

Re: Power tool batteries...interchangeability ?

Maximum interchangeability! Have piles of ~18V cordless tools: Craftsman 18V & 19.2V Ryobi 18V DeWalt 18V B&D 18V - 20Vmax - 24V Porter Cable 20Vmax Mostly older models picked up at garage sales with dead Ni-Cd batteries While I rebuilt many packs into Lithiums , it was not feasible in some cases. ...
by DrkAngel
Jan 18 2019 7:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 114
Views: 5676

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Too early to be posting gardening tips, but I have a couple garden projects in the works. Side dumping wagon Most of our beds, wooden or blocks, are <36" between, making dumping wheelbarrow loads of compost or dirt awkward, to say the least. 1st thought was adding a side hinged large plastic mortor ...
by DrkAngel
Jan 18 2019 6:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterized
Replies: 77
Views: 10777

Re: Winterized

Oops, guess Snow Beast isn't recently documented, in this thread. 2008 eZip Mountain Trailz 24V 450w motor. Great on ice or couple inches of snow, does OK through slush or mud, different story. Upgrades from stock: Schwalbe Ice Spiker studded front tire and Klondike XT studded rear. Plastic fenders ...
by DrkAngel
Jan 18 2019 6:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterized
Replies: 77
Views: 10777

Re: Winterized

2008 eZip Mountain Trailz (The Snow Beast) is performing nicely. 11th Winter and looking a bit rough, NY uses salt on the streets and most everything steel is gathering a nice coating of rust, including the chromed ... even last year's new Chinese "Stainless steel" pedal chain! Recent additions incl...
by DrkAngel
Jan 18 2019 8:32am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Ebikeling 500w Geared Hub Kit
Replies: 31
Views: 2757

Re: Ebikeling 500w Geared Hub Kit

Controller has 63V caps.

Motor is designed, gears windings etc, for reasonable durability-lifespan at 36V.
With upgraded controller, might run at 72V ... briefly.
by DrkAngel
Jan 13 2019 12:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 5382
Views: 353815

Re: new eZip motor

From your description, the throttle seems to be the problem.
Try one of your spare throttles?
by DrkAngel
Jan 13 2019 11:44am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: How To Wire a 12V Brake Light and Turn Signals
Replies: 82
Views: 12604

Re: How To Wire a 12V Brake Light and Turn Signals

More parts-n-such Great Project item Plastic base removable! 12V ~250+ lumen(?) 2x Cree led w/diffuser dome http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2PCS-T20-3W-D1-Wedge-White-Led-Car-Bulb-Cree-Q5-Reverse-Backup-Light-DC12V-/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/$T2eC16FHJHoE9n3Kd48YBQrJDptJnQ~~60_1.JPG - $4.42 Update: Playing with the...
by DrkAngel
Jan 01 2019 2:22pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cordless Tool Conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Re: Cordless Tool Conversion

VersaPak Found a pile of B&D VersaPak tools in my back room. 3 cell 3.6V NiCd are all dead and some corroded. 3.6V LiCo 18650 should fit in "pak" nicely Tools designed for 1 (3.6V) or 2 (7.2V) paks Found ~3" saw mini Sawzall drill dremel type tools screw driver maybe more as I keep digging Will docu...
by DrkAngel
Jan 01 2019 2:03pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Power tool batteries...interchangeability ?
Replies: 29
Views: 935

Re: Power tool batteries...interchangeability ?

Maximum interchangeability! Have piles of ~18V cordless tools: Craftsman 18V & 19.2V Ryobi 18V DeWalt 18V B&D 18V - 20Vmax - 24V Porter Cable 20Vmax Mostly older models picked up at garage sales with dead Ni-Cd batteries While I rebuilt many packs into Lithiums , it was not feasible in some cases. S...