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by Voltron
Oct 16 2019 7:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Damn DAND! That sucks!
by Voltron
Oct 15 2019 6:13am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

If some are higher than 4.2v, then the BMS isn't working right, as keeping groups from going over 4.2v is one of it's main functions.
by Voltron
Oct 15 2019 1:15am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

That's another way of saying record your results somehow... So in a year or two you can look back and compare to get a rate of decline in function of the pack over time.
by Voltron
Oct 13 2019 11:02pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

But 36v nominal packs aren't 12s... they're 10s? And if you want that voltage you mention, why bring up 10s since its not a 36v pack you're describing any more?
by Voltron
Oct 13 2019 8:58pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

Pretty sure most packs designed for 36V are 12S, to support 43 - 44V in use, charge at 49 - 50.4Vch max. No, its pretty standard that going by the mid point cell voltage, 3.6v, that 36v packs are 10s, 48vpacks are 13s, and 52v packs are 14s. And if you charge a 36v nominal, 10s pack to 50v instead ...
by Voltron
Oct 12 2019 11:30pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

The ratings aren't a direct indicator of how much you will get, as it changes with the discharge rate. What that is saying is it holds roughly 2.2ah, if you take the electricity out at .2 c discharge rate. It doesn't mean it you put 10 together for 22ah that you can pull 22 amps out for an hour. Its...
by Voltron
Oct 12 2019 11:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: is a motor dedicated to 36v or 48v
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: is a motor dedicated to 36v or 48v

The heat build up goes with the watts... running higher volts, but lower amps for the same power can reduce overheating.
by Voltron
Oct 12 2019 12:57am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

Exactly... I wouldn't go that low on voltage on a 10s though.

I think you can run it on the charger also and see how much you're putting in...
by Voltron
Oct 11 2019 5:56pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

You can buy RC wattmeters pretty cheap that will log how much actual watthours you're getting out of a pack...
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by Voltron
Oct 11 2019 5:47pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

Using 5 amps isn't the same thing as amp hours... .

Re the one picture, I think they're actually uninsulated solid copper wire, not solder. But yes, that's some big blobs all over.
by Voltron
Oct 10 2019 6:28pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Re: Increasing range with parallel li ion batteries

These are plucked from the sphere, so sorry if I don't give proper name credit. The first one shows basically what you're talking about... A single row of cells, paralleled together, then hooked to the next row. 25r_welds.jpg The same kind of thing, but soldered, with the red lines showing where som...
by Voltron
Oct 10 2019 12:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to test a motor
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: How to test a motor

If the battery is actually putting out voltage, you can usually probe the hall wire plug, and the throttle, and see if they're getting voltage to see if the controller is alive. Pictures help... Without seeing the plugs it's harder to tell you what to poke.
by Voltron
Oct 09 2019 11:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: is a motor dedicated to 36v or 48v
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: is a motor dedicated to 36v or 48v

Re the motor voltage, most systems are designed to run at a legal speed somewhere, so the 36v is wound to come out at roughly that speed. A 48v is wound for less rpms per volt, so it goes the same roughly legal top speed. It won't damage them changing voltage... It just changes the speed they were d...
by Voltron
Oct 08 2019 1:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: haibike power curve modification
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: haibike power curve modification

Yes, and big company systems like that are just that...a system, and built for manufacturing efficiency, so every wire and every connector is built just as big as it needs to be. If you up the power thru the software, then maybe your main battery connector melts a little. Then you beef that up, and ...
by Voltron
Oct 08 2019 12:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BMS defect or unbalanced cells
Replies: 27
Views: 1025

Re: BMS defect or unbalanced cells

Yes, just bulk charging with them unbalanced is bad. If you're going to go that route, you need to either use small lightbulbs or something to discharge each of the high groups, but you really need to stay near it and not forget you're draining a group and let it go too low. Or charge up each low gr...
by Voltron
Oct 08 2019 11:38am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Some help with ebikes
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: Some help with ebikes

Yes, that's the ocean, with some islands in the distance.

Edit.. In commuter mode I just run one battery module which makes it a lot easier to move around when off the bike. But then I don't punch it drag racing cars away from lights to limit the amp draw, which is hard 😀
by Voltron
Oct 07 2019 1:52am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: How to access and remove the battery of this ebike?
Replies: 36
Views: 648

Re: How to access and remove the battery of this ebike?

It's these things... Dendrites. The time scale is 42 hours. They grow. How much they grew inside your battery is a guess.

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by Voltron
Oct 06 2019 9:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: How to access and remove the battery of this ebike?
Replies: 36
Views: 648

Re: How to access and remove the battery of this ebike?

They're overcharging it to get it to blow up of course, but that's the same kind of currents that will go thru a cell when the dendrites start piercing the separator layers and start shorting out the cell from inside... Again, it's not about charging at low amps or about fuses... It won't be a dange...
by Voltron
Oct 06 2019 7:28pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Some help with ebikes
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: Some help with ebikes

https://youtu.be/FQAOSU6-LgY

And that's 90k at this sort of light riding around.. 😋

The middle part of the ride is just a lot of hypnotic back and forth with serious speed bursts in the later part... The last 30 sec is a great look of my hometown. Come for a ride sometime!
by Voltron
Oct 06 2019 7:24pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Some help with ebikes
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: Some help with ebikes

And if you're building your own chargers, and resoldering shunts, then YOU'RE awesome :thumb:
by Voltron
Oct 06 2019 7:22pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Some help with ebikes
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: Some help with ebikes

That's part of why I run the big pack a lot, as it shares the amp load over a lot of low grade cells. I get about 30k a module, so full pack is 90k-ish
by Voltron
Oct 06 2019 2:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: How to access and remove the battery of this ebike?
Replies: 36
Views: 648

Re: How to access and remove the battery of this ebike?

Not trying to be discouraging, but if you think about the layers of safety interfaces between the BMS, the charger, and the battery that are meant to keep you from doing what you're trying to do, maybe give in and recycle that thing?
by Voltron
Oct 06 2019 12:01pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Some help with ebikes
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: Some help with ebikes

And if it's working don't bother changing it until next time you take the wheel out.. . But you don't need another nut on the inside. In your last picture, where the two washers are between the frame and the brake cover, that's where the skinny nut you still have on the outside goes.
by Voltron
Oct 06 2019 11:56am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Some help with ebikes
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: Some help with ebikes

Glad it's working out. And that's only 2/3 of the full pack! It's 3 modular units so I can run it lighter for short range. And the frame is surprisingly unmodified. It's a first generation Yuba Mundo cargo bike. The rack was bolted on on the early models instead of welded, so when taken off makes it...