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by ninjamik
Feb 19 2012 7:27pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Consortium of manufacturers working on advanced EV
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Consortium of manufacturers working on advanced EV

just scanning through new scientist and came across this, http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328516.100-charging-up-an-allelectric-320-kmh-racing-car.html A consortium of manufacturers are making a 200mph 320kmph Electric race car with exciting new EV tech including BAE systems Structural Batte...
by ninjamik
Feb 19 2012 5:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fractional reserve
Replies: 188
Views: 10748

Re: fractional reserve

well said wineboy, but devries wasn't saying America wern't fracked..to the contrary he said he didn't think USA had hit bottom.. but you are correct..USA will soon fall as the world reserve currency and world economy may collapse.. and just imagine how what 200-100 million armed crazies will do abo...
by ninjamik
Feb 19 2012 4:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices Rising Fast
Replies: 340
Views: 16571

Re: Gas Prices Rising Fast

guys in the US...you are so lucky as you have reserve currency of the world status...this is why UK & Europe works out $9+ a gallon and you guys only pay <$5.00.. but the worst is to come...America is no longer a AAA credit rated country and will soon loose world reserve status..China and Russia alr...
by ninjamik
Feb 19 2012 8:37am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our government at work...
Replies: 115
Views: 6644

Re: Our government at work...

Ordo ab Chao hey! order from chaos.. or a Hegelian Dialectic...thesis vs antithesis = synthesis... or now known as PRS..(problem reaction solution) (or to some people..no names.. non existent false flag terror!!) wonder what secret organisation follows those mantras??.. "If you got a problem, yo I'l...
by ninjamik
Feb 17 2012 5:53am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A123 20Ah cells price down to 17.50$ per cells?
Replies: 170
Views: 18697

Re: A123 20Ah cells price down to 17.50$ per cells?

Here Here!...if these cells are legitimate and useable then they are a very good price.. the same a123 20ah prismatics are going on a123rc.com @ $32.00 a cell. but as neptronix pointed out. I too would only trust the opinion of a well known ES member or someone they would vouch for as a tester or re...
by ninjamik
Feb 17 2012 12:03am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A123 20Ah cells price down to 17.50$ per cells?
Replies: 170
Views: 18697

Re: A123 20Ah cells price down to 17.50$ per cells?

weight of the 20ah a123 is 467g per cell if i remember correctly

at 3.3v?? each i think so 11s to make a 36v 20ah batt. so 5.1kg total.

well i'm gonna run 72v 20ah (possibly switchable to 36v 40ah) so 10.2kg total
by ninjamik
Feb 15 2012 2:27pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: switched series and parallel connection
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: switched series and parallel connection

I too am interested in this!.. I'd love to be able to switch between 36v 40ah and 72v 20ah :D

mainly for range vs speed and the old "sorry officer it only goes 15mph unassisted I just peddle hard!" switch :wink:
by ninjamik
Jan 31 2012 9:39pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Good thread on old generation RC Lipo cycle life
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: Good thread on Lipo cycle life

I will forever when giving advice specify with clarity the meaning of my words as I know unclear advice can be conflicting....hence my attempt at highlighting the problem not being part of it! to be fair i am quite new to the forum/specific subject (Lipo battery tech) so have found it a little diffi...
by ninjamik
Jan 31 2012 8:14pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Good thread on old generation RC Lipo cycle life
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: Good thread on Lipo cycle life

i know i do understand the differences in all the LIPO (li-polymer) techs...(properly now anyway. I knew what the chemistries were but not their specific characteristics) I was just pointing out the miss uses or confusions in its use to try help other newbies in future.. :) i have always known it re...
by ninjamik
Jan 31 2012 6:51pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Good thread on old generation RC Lipo cycle life
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: Good thread on Lipo cycle life

and will do thanks!! :D :D
by ninjamik
Jan 31 2012 6:50pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Good thread on old generation RC Lipo cycle life
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: Good thread on Lipo cycle life

can I just throw in one more thing?? I profusely apologise for my slight thread hack... but does either of you know if maybe I could put the headways to use as solar storage (i'm gonna charge my bike when the panels are installed) just i still have deep cycle AGM batteries to get for that..but maybe...
by ninjamik
Jan 31 2012 6:24pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Good thread on old generation RC Lipo cycle life
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: Good thread on Lipo cycle life

yes sorry amberwolf i was a little self contradictory in my sentence about prismatic a123s... I meant were the a123s lifepo4 like my headways but in pouch form factor...(I was mainly only looking at the 20ah pouch ones) you were not to know this obviously ;) also I wasn't aware anything could be cha...
by ninjamik
Jan 31 2012 5:56pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Good thread on old generation RC Lipo cycle life
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: Good thread on Lipo cycle life

Sorry dude! glad you managed to de-cypher my ranting...just a little grumpy as my bikes beginnings have got a touch expensive. :evil: :wink: hehe and cheers for the speedy reply!... so let me get this right a123 are all lifepo4..so anyone saying they're lipo is confused? the prismatic AMP20M1HD-A do...
by ninjamik
Jan 31 2012 4:42pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Good thread on old generation RC Lipo cycle life
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: Good thread on Lipo cycle life

So..maybe some clarification on the old lipo front...just for beginners....would be handy.. In most threads the difference between lipo and Lifepo4 has been highlighted....as the difference between two chemistries I originally thought... (but I know the whole general banner for lithium polymer is Li...
by ninjamik
Jan 30 2012 5:01pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Big full size electric van. What size battery?
Replies: 20
Views: 1856

Re: Big full size electric van. What size battery?

haha...if I wasn't stuck in the Uk i'd consider it!..this van screams A-TEAM!!...just need an oxy acetylene torch and queue the music!...hehe
by ninjamik
Jan 30 2012 4:42pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Headway Pack Builders thread
Replies: 440
Views: 56355

Re: Headway Pack Builders thread

cheers frodus!...your sage advice is much appreciated!... you have relieved most of my fears...I really dont want to go lipo!...I will! forget and end up with a fire! almost guaranteed! hehe...and I don't want to have to spend hours tinkering when i could be riding..everyday use is key!..i want the ...
by ninjamik
Jan 30 2012 12:05am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Headway Pack Builders thread
Replies: 440
Views: 56355

Re: Headway Pack Builders thread

could someone with experience in headways please try and explain a little...I also think some up to date tests would be nice.. i have the 16ah 40160s..does evidence that the 12ah are more saggy than the 10ah mean the 16ah will be saggier still? I have a pack of 12 with a 36v bms I hear so much bad p...
by ninjamik
Jan 29 2012 7:19pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Off The Grid with solar and wind
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

Re: Off The Grid with solar and wind

for solar energy storage you're best of with deep cycle AGM absorbed glass matt batteries... much safer and long lasting than normal lead acid!.. yes good airflow is always needed to keep temps stable as are some proper threaded terminals :wink: !!.. i'm currently converting (well it was designed in...
by ninjamik
Jan 29 2012 4:27pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Damn Spam posts!
Replies: 170
Views: 19707

Re: Damn Spam posts!

so just to alert the moderators...

there is a new spam bot-producing threads now..its all over the board index as the most recent poster in lots of threads also has its own..

the user is called..pozcyseo..
by ninjamik
Jan 29 2012 4:05pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Big full size electric van. What size battery?
Replies: 20
Views: 1856

Re: Big full size electric van. What size battery?

Nice!...the woodwork is impressive mate!.. was just a little envious of your night stalking abilities! :wink: no I mean, I have plans to do this with a van one day.(including solar roof and sides?) the freedom that would come with the ability to feed, rest, shelter, travel for basically free would b...
by ninjamik
Jan 29 2012 8:36am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Big full size electric van. What size battery?
Replies: 20
Views: 1856

Re: Big full size electric van. What size battery?

ha! love it...is that a bed I spy in the back of that van!..chillin bus / home made camper/tour bus.. or is it the lair of the Eco night stalker!.. :wink: the shape of that "fridge" does lend its self to one thing though...the roof would make a "nice" solar panel area for free charging over a day or...
by ninjamik
Jan 28 2012 10:38pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lipo, pain in the butt?
Replies: 43
Views: 3610

Re: Lipo, pain in the butt?

Yea sorry didn't mean to offend!! I meant this rubbish!.. Oh, but don’t renounce there; a tow-haired jell topper is what justly distinguishes the unsullied 50th Birthday cupcake. Gold or greyish abnormal unformed tokens that propinquitous the surety ‘fifty’ can decree apogee following supplies, as c...
by ninjamik
Jan 28 2012 9:29pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lipo, pain in the butt?
Replies: 43
Views: 3610

Re: Lipo, pain in the butt?

so what is this shite!? someone taking the piss or is this the Spam i've read about on other posts.. should it be flagged or is this just someone trying to be clever!?? I don't need any more convincing on the Lipo front..I really don't want the fire risk... I'm dangerous enough as it is! :wink: hehe
by ninjamik
Jan 28 2012 3:27pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lipo, pain in the butt?
Replies: 43
Views: 3610

Re: Lipo, pain in the butt?

I totally agree John, I never included myself in the extra passion for my hobby group.(willing to risk high octane fuel setups! and lots of garage/tinker time;) i would advise the tried and tested safe route too. (i.e Lifepo4) Lipo is only good I can see, If you intend to go to meets and race or you...
by ninjamik
Jan 28 2012 9:33am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lipo, pain in the butt?
Replies: 43
Views: 3610

Re: Lipo, pain in the butt?

Those were very informative, concise and accurate views on the subject john...I am quite new to the e-bike world, my first build is under way, but.. through my study of the subject I have realized that there are basically two camps in the quick e-bike world... those who ride what i would call superb...