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by docnjoj
Oct 20 2019 11:44am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Newbie & wife trike build in need of direction
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Newbie & wife trike build in need of direction

My wife has the Sun heavy duty trike with an ebikekit geared front motor. and a 20 AH battery. Has worked fine for about 5 years without any problems. Reliable and climbs 4-5% hills.
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by docnjoj
Sep 12 2019 9:57am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: N.E.S.E. the no solder module
Replies: 322
Views: 39196

Re: N.E.S.E. the no solder module

Yes that definitely helps. I gotta wait till my next pension check at the end of the month then............whoopie! Simply brilliant stuff, as always.
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by docnjoj
Sep 11 2019 1:34pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: N.E.S.E. the no solder module
Replies: 322
Views: 39196

Re: N.E.S.E. the no solder module

I finally got to read this and I would like to order. Let me be clear: You only supply the metal parts and we need to get the plastic enclosures 3-d printed at a place of our choosing (like Shapeways)? You do not 3-d print yourself. otherDoc Edit: Just read where you got your printer. This means I c...
by docnjoj
Aug 05 2019 9:08am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 273
Views: 14349

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I have always had concerns about SPD type pedals on any 2 wheeler. I have ridden my tadpole trike for about 10 years with them with no problems at all. As long as you don't have to balance, clipless pedals are simply great and prevent leg suck! Of course, trikes are safe also compared to 2 wheelers....
by docnjoj
Jun 08 2019 2:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Longtail cargo bike project
Replies: 32
Views: 3974

Re: Longtail cargo bike project

Wow! That looks great!
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by docnjoj
May 23 2019 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Longtail cargo bike project
Replies: 32
Views: 3974

Re: Longtail cargo bike project

Wonderful quality work, as usual!
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by docnjoj
May 20 2019 7:02am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 224
Views: 23175

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

Well that is 'cause Phoenix has that "dry heat"! Here in the South, the heat comes with humidity, and the only place to survive this is in a pool! That is my story and I'm sticking to it!
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by docnjoj
May 18 2019 8:06am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 224
Views: 23175

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

I have an ammeter and a wattmeter but it is getting too hot to ride here. Gotta wait for cooler weather.
Thanks
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by docnjoj
May 14 2019 4:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 224
Views: 23175

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

I have to raise the amps screw to see if I get better acceleration. I really don't need a higher top speed.
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by docnjoj
Apr 15 2019 1:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 224
Views: 23175

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

I had several opportunities to test out the Wang and it did make a difference, particularly in top speed. Acceleration not very different but 52 volts instead of 36 raises top speed by about 5 mph. Not bad for about 35 bucks.
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by docnjoj
Feb 27 2019 3:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike Powered by Tool Batteries?
Replies: 12
Views: 1634

Re: E-bike Powered by Tool Batteries?

I ran my trike on 6 36 volt Bosch packs a while back. Then they were $40 apiece and had about 3 amps each. Soon after the price shot up to about $100 per pack and made the venture non-functional. Oh well!
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by docnjoj
Jan 07 2019 5:47am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 224
Views: 23175

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

Well it works! At 53 volts there is a noticeable increase in power, mostly at the higher speed end. There was some increase in torque, but not a huge one at the low speed and start up end of the spectrum. Next ride (later this week) I will experiment with the LVC and Amps variable resistors. I could...
by docnjoj
Jan 05 2019 7:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 224
Views: 23175

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

Thanks for the help. I will work on the LVC before our test ride tomorrow.
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by docnjoj
Jan 05 2019 5:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 224
Views: 23175

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

Got it! The key was "clockwise". Set it to about 52 volts and will test tomorrow.
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by docnjoj
Jan 05 2019 4:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike
Replies: 224
Views: 23175

Re: Using the Wangdd22 1500W 30A DC Boost Converter on an ebike

Help!!!! I was setting up my Wang for the first time and I get output voltage equal to input voltage. My 36 volt battery registers 41.5 on my VOM, and my output voltage also registers the same. How do you adjust the variable resistors so that you get an actual boost? Can this show up just on the dev...
by docnjoj
Dec 11 2018 9:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1209
Views: 126299

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

Love those images!
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by docnjoj
Nov 09 2018 8:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any big saves (accidents) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Any big saves (accidents) ?

Last week I took a turn too sharp in our bike trail parking lot (1/2 mile of twisty paths) and found myself going over the curbs, which are lined with large stones. The trike went right over them without damage to me or it. Suspensions really make a difference when you need them.
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by docnjoj
Nov 09 2018 8:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1209
Views: 126299

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

"All the better to see you with"! Great stuff!
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by docnjoj
Oct 22 2018 10:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterized
Replies: 84
Views: 12852

Re: Winterized

For sure, DA and amberwolf, the older you get the more wheels you need. Trikes rule for winter even down south here. Temps in the 50-60 at times. I know, not New York cold and no snow, but occasional ice midwinter. Trikes keep us safe.
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by docnjoj
Oct 04 2018 4:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: eTrike Build Log - Custom Frame / 78v Lipo / MXUS 3000w
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: eTrike Build Log - Custom Frame / 78v Lipo / MXUS 3000w

Wow! That is some super engineering. Great work!
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by docnjoj
Sep 11 2018 5:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Geared hub motor toast?
Replies: 20
Views: 871

Re: Geared hub motor toast?

I'm not sure that this is going to be helpfulbut at least you warned us about EBO not being helpful to your cause. It solves my problem of who not to order from. An axle should not break under normal ebike conditions. That motor looks a bit like a Bafang. Is that the brand? If so I know who not to o...
by docnjoj
Sep 07 2018 1:30pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 20AH 48V pack using Samsung 25R + Agniusm modules + Generic BMS
Replies: 51
Views: 4039

Re: 20AH 48V pack using Samsung 25R + Agniusm modules + Generic BMS

And AgniusM is a very clever engineer. I had his first set of battery holders for the A123 cells and they worked great. I am in the process of collecting money to get a 12S set of these 8P ones for the new Sony 18650 cells. Soon, I hope.
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by docnjoj
Sep 07 2018 12:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1209
Views: 126299

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

I been flying electric model aircraft since the '60s when Bob Boucher started Astroflight. I had to quit around 2000 when I almost crashed one straight into the polo field owners Jeep. Time for model trains then. Easier to see.
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by docnjoj
Jun 15 2018 1:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: KMX Franken Trike 12-18kw Build
Replies: 40
Views: 4162

Re: KMX Franken Trike 12-18kw Build

Sorry to say I believe Lightfoot Cycles is no more. I think they closed last year. Really too bad since they had some excellent designs.
otherDoc

Interesting! There is another Lightfoot Cycles, but they are not the ones in Montana where they built their own designs. Those folks were really excellent!