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by Spaceball
Mar 06 2016 5:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which external controller for BBS01?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Which external controller for BBS01?

Did some more testing on the weekend and can confirm that the crank speed of the BBS01 is limited by battery voltage. The battery was around 30% capacity so I could do some upper and lower battery voltage testing. So the results are. These are approximate battery voltages measured by an external GT ...
by Spaceball
Feb 24 2016 2:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a legal ebike in South Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Building a legal ebike in South Australia

My normal cruise speed is around 32-34kmh with a bit of a tail wind I am at 36-38kmh with less then 200W battery power on the mid drive. so the 201rpm version is long gone by then. Using the motor simulator and setting the current to 7A it will run nicely up at the top end and a bit sluggish down lo...
by Spaceball
Feb 23 2016 10:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a legal ebike in South Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Building a legal ebike in South Australia

Sounds like a plan. I think I will be going a cute Q100C (cassette) 328 rpm on 36V (have the battery from the BBS01 build). It will be 32H with a Mavic rim from CRC Might try one of the BMS S06S controllers https://bmsbattery.com/ebike-kit/546-s06s-250w-torque-simulation-sine-wave-controller-ebike-k...
by Spaceball
Feb 23 2016 4:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a legal ebike in South Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Building a legal ebike in South Australia

Well after 1200kms on the BBS01 I think it is time to built a low power hub motor setup. There are a few things that I do not like about the BBS01 setup for my flat fast (32-36Kph) commute. I have tried to work through these by changing the software. Also there are a few that issues that are inheren...
by Spaceball
Feb 22 2016 6:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which external controller for BBS01?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Which external controller for BBS01?

BBS01 - 250W is the one that I have.

I will do some testing on the weekend checking if there any difference in crank RPM between a fully charged battery and 1/2 full.
by Spaceball
Feb 21 2016 5:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which external controller for BBS01?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Which external controller for BBS01?

Thanks Cell_man. Is there any documentation on motor speed @ rated voltage for the BBS series on motors? I also feel that the power tapers too quickly not to be affected by the controller. Know any good controller where I can add a few extra degrees of timing at the higher RPM? Re-wind the stator? H...
by Spaceball
Feb 10 2016 4:28am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which external controller for BBS01?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Which external controller for BBS01?

Totally agree. That is why I am looking for a cheap controller for the testing. I believe that the motor should handle a few more RPM. It still pulls strong at the current max RPM and doesn't feel like it has fallen off the efficiency curve. My normal ride home is 20Km and I am pulling 230 battery w...
by Spaceball
Feb 09 2016 10:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which external controller for BBS01?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Which external controller for BBS01?

Thanks for the heads up on the other forum. Most on here want more power where I am after more crank RPM at low low power levels to meet the 200W Oz limit. In terms motor RPM I am looking at crank RPM of around 100, max. So not a huge speed increase. I haven't seen a power curve for these motors so ...
by Spaceball
Feb 09 2016 4:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02
Replies: 1155
Views: 343092

Re: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02

Will try an external controller first.
by Spaceball
Feb 09 2016 4:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which external controller for BBS01?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Which external controller for BBS01?

Both the "speed limit" and "keep current" are at 100%. I believe that I am at the speed limit that the software is set for hence the reason to try an external controller. They might help a little then I might have to up the voltage. That will be the last resort due to the expensive 36V battery I alr...
by Spaceball
Feb 09 2016 6:18am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which external controller for BBS01?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Which external controller for BBS01?

Read that thread and Kepler even ran into some limitations using the Bafang controller. These limitations are the ones I am trying to avoid by going external. The stock controller limits to power to low in the cadence range for me. There is no setting in software to increase this. I have maxed all t...
by Spaceball
Feb 08 2016 5:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which external controller for BBS01?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Which external controller for BBS01?

I would like to experiment with an external controller on my BBS01. There are a few features of the standard BBS0X controller that can't be changed in software and I am hoping these will be eliminated by going external. Also I can then run CA for power controlling. What I am looking for is a 6-FET 3...
by Spaceball
Feb 07 2016 5:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02
Replies: 1155
Views: 343092

Re: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02

Well a little testing today. While I am only running 6A current limit at the controller with all the other settings maxed power starts to be limited at about 85 crank RPM. By around 90 RPM there is no assist. It was the same either using the throttle or PAS. Not sure if disconnecting the PAS sensor ...
by Spaceball
Feb 06 2016 7:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02
Replies: 1155
Views: 343092

Re: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02

I am just not happy with where the power tapers off. I normally spin around 90 and in to the high 90s when I want a bit more power. By then the controller has already backed off the power. I am not a grinder and with the extra wide Q-factor of the BBS units it is not good for the knees if you grind ...
by Spaceball
Feb 06 2016 3:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02
Replies: 1155
Views: 343092

Re: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02

But will this allow the motor to spin faster (higher cadence) before the controller starts to limit power? I currently have a throttle and the PAS connected. Mine is a BBS01 and I also have it limited to low power (6A @ 36V) due to our restrictive laws. Other option would be to replace the internal ...
by Spaceball
Feb 06 2016 3:37am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02
Replies: 1155
Views: 343092

Re: Programming the Bafang Middrive BBS01+BBS02

Is there any settings that can be changed that will increase the cadence (motor speed) that the power starts to taper off. I have both my limit speed and keeper current set to 100%. What would happen if I disconnect the PAS sensor from the controller or would it be based on the hall sensors. Thanks ...
by Spaceball
Feb 03 2016 5:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: How to: disable PAS on Bafang BBS02
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Re: How to: disable PAS on Bafang BBS02

Will this stop the controller from limiting power at high cadences?
My BBS01 will start to limit power to the motor once you start to go higher then 90+ RPM.
by Spaceball
Feb 02 2016 5:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Using a bbs02 motor with third party controller and CA
Replies: 25
Views: 5232

Re: Using a bbs02 motor with third party controller and CA

Hi ac246

Did you ever get this working correct with similar power numbers to the stock controller?
I would like to ditch my stock controller due to some of the undocumented features of the stock controller.

Thanks

Spaceball
by Spaceball
Jan 10 2016 1:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a legal ebike in South Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Building a legal ebike in South Australia

Sorry for the late reply. Been away on holidays and busy with work. Well last week I clocked up 200Kms (20km each way to work) commuting on the BBS01. I have turned the current down in the software and I think the magic number will be 6.5A on the 36V battery. I have also wired up a cheap GT power me...
by Spaceball
Dec 09 2015 2:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a legal ebike in South Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Building a legal ebike in South Australia

Unfortunately not.
They are a bit clued up over and and don't believe what is written on any sticker.
by Spaceball
Dec 07 2015 6:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a legal ebike in South Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Building a legal ebike in South Australia

I have built an ebike using a Bafang BBS01 250W mid mount drive system. Due to the recent increase in police awareness of illegal ebikes I would like to ensure that mine complies. The last couple of days I have been doing a lot of reading of the ADRs and SA regs in regards to ebike and I believe tha...