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by CrazyJerry
Oct 24 2015 1:15pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Lithium charge controllers
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Lithium charge controllers

Not an expert here but I've been solar charging my LiFePo4's since early 2012, and in multiple configurations (somewhat out of interest). Like others have said, if you have a charge controller that you can program the actual settings, then you should be ok. - Some controllers may not react very quic...
by CrazyJerry
Apr 25 2014 4:38am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Pure Electric and Straight Diesel Tie in top MPG!
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Re: Pure Electric and Straight Diesel Tie in top MPG!

Not sure I follow you on your earlier post: "200mpg is rather attainable in controlled situations that don't in any way resemble normal driving. Not sure the point of such exhibitions" What do you mean? ~CrazyJerry Oh, just such things of the history of the "84mpg carburetor" where your average str...
by CrazyJerry
Apr 24 2014 5:09am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Pure Electric and Straight Diesel Tie in top MPG!
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Re: Pure Electric and Straight Diesel Tie in top MPG!

We were discussing that Centurion indirectly in a thread awhile back. I even found a picture of0 the remains of purported to be the original from 'Total Recall.' Those wheels are now on his car, eh? Did you actually just fix that beater? http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42605 20...
by CrazyJerry
Apr 23 2014 8:29am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Pure Electric and Straight Diesel Tie in top MPG!
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Pure Electric and Straight Diesel Tie in top MPG!

Hi Folks! Thought maybe you might enjoy this story if you hadn't already run across it. On Friday April 11th, 2014 at the Toyota Green Grand Prix, a pure electric and a straight diesel tied for the most fuel efficient prize at 200+/- mpg! There were over 40 cars (privateers, universities, etc..) an...
by CrazyJerry
Feb 23 2013 8:46am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: how would i charge my lifepo4 using solar?
Replies: 23
Views: 4676

Re: how would i charge my lifepo4 using solar?

I have had very good luck solar charging lifepo4 directly using a spare Outback MX-60 charge controller. You can run a variety of pack voltages, and incoming panel voltages. This controller (and others out there), allows for you to set the output voltage, amps, and a few other things if you're a bit...
by CrazyJerry
Feb 14 2013 5:45pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Elite Power batteries
Replies: 46
Views: 4843

Re: Elite Power batteries

Have been using the GBS 20ah (12v x 4 = 48v pack) for about 2 years now. I liked the first batch well enough that I bought a second batch for the lawn mower. I like these batteries alot and they will drop-in to the Go-One, the Lawn Mower and even the house! I have not had any balancing issues and I ...
by CrazyJerry
Sep 05 2012 8:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kinetic Max 100-MPG Turbo-Diesel
Replies: 24
Views: 5270

Re: Kinetic Max 100-MPG Turbo-Diesel

..... I checked out the project pages... That thing is tiny! Of course, it only can help the Cd. I assume the title and tags are legit, for your road testing... so lights & safety gear & emissions pass NY regs... If I am mistaken, we will say no more on that subject. If you are getting >100mpg, the...
by CrazyJerry
Sep 04 2012 6:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kinetic Max 100-MPG Turbo-Diesel
Replies: 24
Views: 5270

Re: Kinetic Max 100-MPG Turbo-Diesel

Thanks Jerry, that is an awesome machine, well done, are you doing some real world commuting and things with it? Sent using Endless-Sphere Mobile app Thanks BATFINK. I have been all over the place with the velomobile. It has really worked out well. I've branched out with the lithium and the exact s...
by CrazyJerry
Sep 02 2012 9:12am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kinetic Max 100-MPG Turbo-Diesel
Replies: 24
Views: 5270

Re: Kinetic Max 100-MPG Turbo-Diesel

What is that image in your avatar jerry? Sent using Endless-Sphere Mobile app Hi BATFINK, It is the Go-One3 Aurora project with what I call the "SuperBee" option (48v Lithium / Striping / Wheel Discs / LED Lighting / Cruise / Mp3 / Regen / 4 Cam DVR ). If you're bored there is a bit more info here:...
by CrazyJerry
Sep 01 2012 8:29am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kinetic Max 100-MPG Turbo-Diesel
Replies: 24
Views: 5270

Re: Kinetic Max 100-MPG Turbo-Diesel

I'll bet the owner of Kinetic Max is having a ball! There is nothing like driving your own creation and achieving a goal. Kudos to Max. Last I read, Kinetic Max had turbo charged the Kubota triple 1100cc - I beleive the one they started out with. The story / history can be viewed here and is a very ...
by CrazyJerry
Apr 02 2012 5:46pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Photovoltaics not putting out enough amps.
Replies: 37
Views: 3361

Re: Photovoltaics not putting out enough amps.

"I would never expect anywhere near rated capacity from any panel, because unless you're in a lab under completely controlled conditions, you are unlikely to ever get the conditions needed to see those ratings." ----Maybe depending on the panel quality, but my experience is much different. In cold w...
by CrazyJerry
Apr 02 2012 5:33pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Photovoltaics not putting out enough amps.
Replies: 37
Views: 3361

Re: Photovoltaics not putting out enough amps.

shawname,
Is your Xantrex the type with the small knob type adjustment pots inside? If so make sure the bulk and float adjustments are correct. These adjustments will affect what the batteries see from the panels.
~CrazyJerry
by CrazyJerry
Apr 02 2012 5:22pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Photovoltaics not putting out enough amps.
Replies: 37
Views: 3361

Re: Photovoltaics not putting out enough amps.

Depending on the distance from the panels to the controller you may be getting a voltage drop. Make sure the wire is heavy enough (since you are wired in parallel and amps are combined thus you need a heavier wire, and, you are running a relatively low voltage). As a side note, You can use small spe...
by CrazyJerry
Mar 31 2012 4:50am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Kinetic energy storage system.
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: Kinetic energy storage system.

Interesting idea. My woodsplitter has a couple of flywheels and they only rotate around 350 rpm. The energy they store is very short term but nearly unstoppable in this application.. http://www.diesel-bike.com/Wood_Splitte ... plit1a.wmv
~CrazyJerry
by CrazyJerry
Mar 30 2012 3:59am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Recumbant Mid-Drive Scrapbuilt Buildlog. Pics & Questions.
Replies: 92
Views: 21185

Re: Recumbant Mid-Drive Scrapbuilt Buildlog. Pics & Question

You may not be into lwb but your earlier draft shows a position very comparable to my modified Rans Tailwind. With dual 26" height is right up there so you would not have to worry about visibility, and the ride is like butter. ~CrazyJerry http://diesel-bike.com/Rans/pass_side2_800x600.jpg http://die...
by CrazyJerry
Mar 25 2012 9:12am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Recumbant Mid-Drive Scrapbuilt Buildlog. Pics & Questions.
Replies: 92
Views: 21185

Re: Recumbant Mid-Drive Scrapbuilt Buildlog. Pics & Question

Mat, Great job detailing all of your possibilities! You mentioned using an s-frame and you mentioned not especially liking the chin down position (opposite of the head wrenched backward when aero on a diamond frame). Went through this myself - but still wanted to be aero as much as I could be. With ...
by CrazyJerry
Mar 21 2012 3:47am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Get fit, make electricity!
Replies: 19
Views: 3634

Re: Get fit, make electricity!

Of course the downsides of this are the fridge has no freezer and it takes up more space than an upright fridge. Not a conventional separate space for a freezer but make no mistake, the stuff in the lower section can easily freeze with a simple lowering of the thermostat knob. Also, the fridge I ha...
by CrazyJerry
Mar 20 2012 6:18pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Get fit, make electricity!
Replies: 19
Views: 3634

Re: Get fit, make electricity!

...."But i think its point was to make people aware just how much energy we use in normal everyday household use." --- I would hope so, although most folks won't pick that up instead they will bring forth the limited power that is generated by the humans to power inefficient appliances. Over 10 year...
by CrazyJerry
Mar 19 2012 7:02pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Electric vehicles, poor performance, high cost, vaporware
Replies: 128
Views: 15690

Re: Electric vehicles, poor performance, high cost, vaporwar

...Is that your Go-One in your avatar? It looks awesome. And love the solar panels behind it. mistercrash, Yes and the tail lights are a spare set I had from a 59 Cadillac I dragged out of the woods many moons ago, and the round cylinder on top is a bass cannon I pulled out of the dump (houses the r...
by CrazyJerry
Mar 18 2012 5:36pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Electric vehicles, poor performance, high cost, vaporware
Replies: 128
Views: 15690

Re: Electric vehicles, poor performance, high cost, vaporwar

mistercrash, I hear ya - however - I hear that a lot. The same people I hear that from live in a six-figure house - mine was $8,800 usd. I am well below the income of most people I know and still manage to live off-grid, do the Go-One thing, etc.. I do all of my own work which is a big plus. My truc...
by CrazyJerry
Mar 18 2012 7:47am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Electric vehicles, poor performance, high cost, vaporware
Replies: 128
Views: 15690

Re: Electric vehicles, poor performance, high cost, vaporwar

Great thread! EV has a ways to go, true, but it is gaining traction. In the last several years look at all the developments that have popped up - even if some have fallen by the wayside. This is similar to all of the hundreds of developments with cars and even car manufacturers that have also fallen...
by CrazyJerry
Mar 03 2012 11:00am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: high rpm motor and controller
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: high rpm motor and controller

The CVT might not be a bad idea but keep in mind that slippage will manifest as heat on the drive unit (more-so than the driven unit) and that is a waste of energy. If it's set up right this should be minimal. There are a variety of spring/weight combos for many of the CVTs out there. Depending on t...
by CrazyJerry
Feb 27 2012 10:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Aerodynamic Factors
Replies: 13
Views: 3880

Re: Aerodynamic Factors

"Crosswinds"
And it would be nice if those were steady but they can come intermittently from between houses, edges of hayfields, treelines, etc. Hold on and throttle it!
~CrazyJerry
by CrazyJerry
Feb 23 2012 3:51am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2WD (dual motor, two wheel drive) Trike build.
Replies: 170
Views: 33829

Re: 2WD (dual motor, two wheel drive) Trike build.

>>>I am getting about 20MPH on 315 watts on an open recumbent,
---Is this on a 2 wheeler recumbent or a trike?
~CrazyJerry