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by district9prawn
Dec 10 2019 7:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help: Phaserunner Phase Current Troubleshooting
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Help: Phaserunner Phase Current Troubleshooting

If you try all different phase combinations and the phase runner always gives the same "No current on yellow phase" error then problem should be the controller. If the phase runner detects a shorted phase then it disables the mosfets and refuses to drive the motor. Not the case here. I think your ph...
by district9prawn
Dec 10 2019 8:59am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help: Phaserunner Phase Current Troubleshooting
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Help: Phaserunner Phase Current Troubleshooting

These controllers are smart so all phase combinations are equally valid. Swapping a pair of wires will make the motor run backwards.
by district9prawn
Dec 09 2019 9:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help: Phaserunner Phase Current Troubleshooting
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Help: Phaserunner Phase Current Troubleshooting

It sounds like your motor is fine if it works in sensorless. The ASI controllers are quite sensitive to phase shorts to ground or positive supply, even if its not a dead short. I'm not sure I have really used the halls sensor start-up or not with this set-up because I think I have always gotten this...
by district9prawn
Nov 07 2019 9:18am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Alan From ERT bad business!!
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Alan From ERT bad business!!

Just wondering but why aren't people just buying the controller straight from ASI and getting the included 1 hour programing walkthrough with a controls engineer from ASI? I imagine its just cost. I didn't consider the extra support and bluetooth app of the evaluation kit to be worth $150. I bought...
by district9prawn
Oct 27 2019 4:28am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: ASI bac2000 and bacdoor 1.5.4
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: ASI bac2000 and bacdoor 1.5.4

I've tried a very old version of bacdoor from when Grin first introduced their phase runner and it worked fine with the new bac4000. I asked asi if the new software was ok on old controllers and that too they said was ok, but some objects in the dictionary will be different. No settings went horribl...
by district9prawn
Oct 23 2019 11:51pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: VESC - Motor will not start until a small kick is applied from a full stop despite using hall sensors
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: VESC - Motor will not start until a small kick is applied from a full stop despite using hall sensors

If you go to sampled data can you capture the hall sensor values stepping through their six states as the motor turns?
by district9prawn
Oct 22 2019 8:04pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Same debate again, motor windings!
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: Same debate again, motor windings!

5. Any motor is capable of only so much wattage. Current is what heats up a motor, not voltage. So to maximize motor wattage, run it at higher voltage and less phase current so it heats up less. I feel like this interpretation of voltage and current is where a lot of misunderstanding comes from. Mo...
by district9prawn
Oct 21 2019 6:32am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Serious FOCer (84V VESC 6 based controller)
Replies: 218
Views: 16386

Re: Serious FOCer (84V VESC 6 based controller)

Bummer DRV dead before you even put any power through the mosfets? Hopefully this new drv is more robust than the 8301/8302.

Cold joint on DRV current sense would cause it. This new DRV is leadless right?
by district9prawn
Oct 16 2019 7:20pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: PV NextGen Controller FOC compact 150v 22kw Max - $499
Replies: 139
Views: 9200

Re: PV NextGen Controller FOC compact 150v 22kw Max - $499

Powervelocity.com wrote:
Oct 16 2019 1:29pm
I am also considering offering a GPS/LTE extension for the BT module and the controller to enable remote features like alarm/tracking and cloud data logging.
Have you seen the most recent version of vesc tool that logs and displays gps/maps along with the usual measurements?
by district9prawn
Oct 11 2019 6:54am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Large drone motor for go kart
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

Re: Large drone motor for go kart

The whopping pole count of 42 means you need a 50000 erpm capable controller just to spin the shaft at 2500 rpm. If you go through some old posts here you will find some tests on large Hobby King outrunners demonstrating extreme core losses at high speed. No idea if this is the case with T-motor but...
by district9prawn
Oct 10 2019 6:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show me your front light(s)
Replies: 41
Views: 2323

Re: Show me your front light(s)

How do you like the light pattern? Does it do a good job for you in fully dark situations at say 28 mph? Would a second one (800 lumens total) help? In complete darkness I'm not confident I could avoid all potholes etc at 28mph. More comfortable at 20 mph. Similar situation for off road. I'm sure a...
by district9prawn
Oct 10 2019 5:45am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show me your front light(s)
Replies: 41
Views: 2323

Re: Show me your front light(s)

Just upgraded my front light recently to the following from Grin: Roxim X4 Ebike Light https://www.ebikes.ca/shop/electric-bicycle-parts/lights/roxim-x4-ebike-light.html I've been using that Roxim one for about two years now. Not the brightest light out there but a very sensible output for urban ri...
by district9prawn
Oct 10 2019 5:21am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Vedder VESC
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Vedder VESC

I haven't used the maytech one but if it is anything like the Flipsky one it means the lid on the case has an O-ring. The pcb itself won't have any conformal coating and water can still track inside the case through the connectors and wires.
by district9prawn
Oct 02 2019 10:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Parallelling 2 Li-ion batteries with different internal resistance
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Parallelling 2 Li-ion batteries with different internal resistance

What about ditching the extender pack bms and parallelling all the balance connections between the old pack and new. Effectively making one big pack controlled by the Bosch bms, which is presumably of higher quality than the one on the extender pack. It would require modifying the Bosch battery (whi...
by district9prawn
Sep 20 2019 7:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Analog Throttle/Brake -- ADC2 does NOT cut power to the throttle? What is wrong?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Analog Throttle/Brake -- ADC2 does NOT cut power to the throttle? What is wrong?

Unfortunately on the vesc the brake/reverse mode doesn't function as a cutoff. Instead the commanded motor output is the brake value subtracted from the throttle value. So if you do full throttle and half brake, you will get half throttle. Maybe when you hold both the throttle and brake, the throttl...
by district9prawn
Sep 19 2019 11:34am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: VESC - Can You Share Ground and Voltage Pins
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: VESC - Can You Share Ground and Voltage Pins

I use ADC1 for throttle and ADC2 for brake and splice into the gnd and vcc for the bluetooth.

In vesc tool are your adc voltages noisy and jump around a lot?
by district9prawn
Sep 18 2019 11:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Shorted sabvoton? is it dead?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Shorted sabvoton? is it dead?

Measure the resistance between each phase and supply positive and negative. If any are short circuit the mosfets on that phase are blown.
by district9prawn
Sep 15 2019 10:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Neu 8057 6kW left hand drive hardtail with vesc and encoder
Replies: 61
Views: 8762

Re: Neu 8057 6kW left hand drive hardtail with vesc and encoder

Did some stuff on the bike so time for an update. Had a chain drop recently. My fault as I was in a rush to adjust chain tension with the chain roller. Didn't loctite the new bolt and it came off a couple of weeks later. Unfortunately the chain jammed after falling off and the end of the shaft got b...
by district9prawn
Sep 15 2019 7:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Need a bombproof rear-hub that can handle 2500 watts
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Need a bombproof rear-hub that can handle 2500 watts

I second the DT Swiss freehub body design. It has an axial ratchet system, that provides more surface area and engagement than most others on the market. They are very easy to disassemble and rebuild, since it's only 2 springs plus two of the ratchet rings, minus the splined cassette body. Only dra...
by district9prawn
Sep 05 2019 5:43am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Accelerated Systems ASI BAC 4000 & BAC 8000 FOC BT Controllers
Replies: 128
Views: 17751

Re: Accelerated Systems ASI BAC 4000 & BAC 8000 FOC BT Controllers

Genchichik wrote:
Sep 05 2019 3:44am
I tried to connect, it doesn’t connect, I tried all the options, Asi says that the one who set up the controller somehow blocked it for writing (ERT) to end users.
If true that really sucks :( . Surely there is a way to restore the controller to default?
by district9prawn
Sep 01 2019 6:50pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Accelerated Systems ASI BAC 4000 & BAC 8000 FOC BT Controllers
Replies: 128
Views: 17751

Re: Accelerated Systems ASI BAC 4000 & BAC 8000 FOC BT Controllers

Genchichik wrote:
Sep 01 2019 6:40pm
because I can’t change the settings, bac is configured for 16 s battery only, but I want to use 20s, ERT does not support
Are you only saving the settings to ram in bacdoor? You need to save to flash as well if you want the settings to persist on reboot.
by district9prawn
Aug 29 2019 10:03am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Opinions please: VESC - Vedder Electronic Speed Controllers
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Opinions please: VESC - Vedder Electronic Speed Controllers

Price aside, I feel the vesc controllers don't make sense for DD hubs due to the lower voltage limit. Plus there are so many other controllers to choose from that work great with hubs. If you need sensorless or a very high erpm for your motor and the voltage limit is not a problem then it make more ...
by district9prawn
Aug 26 2019 10:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: General Inquiry from Oz
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: General Inquiry from Oz

If she only wants a little help for a few hundreds of meters uphill basically any motor shall do. She doesn't look heavy and she won't brake speed records. Why not just stay legal? A q100 or any other hub in an adequate winding shall get her up there. Totally agree. Also the steel frame and forks w...
by district9prawn
Aug 11 2019 8:46am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Electric Drift Trike RWD
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Electric Drift Trike RWD

Then $15 dc converter (72v to 12v) went 72v on the 12v side and blew the 12v coil on the gigavac contactor. Lucky no other damage. Lesson learnt on fusing 12v side and sizing dc converter to FULL pack voltage 84v approx. I've also found that cheap chinese dc-dc converters have a nasty habit of pass...
by district9prawn
Aug 08 2019 7:21pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Neumotor 8057/75 middrive project, belt drive, adding halls, 10kW+
Replies: 141
Views: 22974

Re: Neumotor 8057/75 middrive project, belt drive, adding halls, 10kW+

Wow fancy magnets! Is it very difficult installing them into the rotor?