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by rberger
Nov 04 2018 11:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Remote On/Off Switch for Phaserunner V2
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: Remote On/Off Switch for Phaserunner V2

As a reality check. I have been using that switch (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0171G7BKC?th=1) for switching the PhaseRunner remote on/off for a year now with no problems...
by rberger
Sep 02 2018 1:21am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycle analyst shuts down momentarily (suspect the THUNE)
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Cycle analyst shuts down momentarily (suspect the THUNE)

Probably not the same issue, but I had a CA where one of wires inside the factory cable that goes from the CA to the motor controller had a slight break. So I would get all sorts of crazy intermittent failure where the CA would shutdown (go blank) and then maybe startup again a bit later. Of course ...
by rberger
Jul 05 2018 12:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Cycle Analyst V3 preview and first beta release
Replies: 4363
Views: 612392

Re: Cycle Analyst V3 preview and first beta release

TL:DR: Discovered that if the main electronics board in the CA is pressed down a bit, it caused the CA to reboot or shutdown. Oh well, turns out that didn't really fix it. The fantastic folks at Grin Tech had proactively reached out to me about it and are going to check it out and see what the prob...
by rberger
Jul 05 2018 2:18am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Cycle Analyst V3 preview and first beta release
Replies: 4363
Views: 612392

Re: Cycle Analyst V3 preview and first beta release

Not sure if this should be its own post or be part of this thread. But here goes. TL:DR: Discovered that if the main electronics board in the CA is pressed down a bit, it caused the CA to reboot or shutdown. I've been having intermittent outages of my CAv3 ever since I got it. I'd be riding along an...
by rberger
Jun 23 2018 2:21am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Magura MT5 four-piston front brake improves brake power and modulation
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Magura MT5 four-piston front brake improves brake power and modulation

goosenoose wrote:
Jun 21 2018 2:28pm
Does this mean you have done take off hydraulic front brakes you might be willing to sell? :)
I replaced some funked up BB7 mechanical brakes. You are welcome to them, but I don't recommend them in general and these in particular will need rebuilding...
by rberger
May 12 2018 2:38am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cycle Analyst Serial Data Truncation
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Cycle Analyst Serial Data Truncation

Got some ruby code I run on Raspberry Pi for the Cycle Analyst 3, Phaserunner and GPS that are all connected to the Raspberry PI via USB (using the Grintech USB cables for CA and Phaserunner): cycle_analyst_logger It can log all three. It outputs a CSV file with data from the CA/Phaserunner/GPS plus...
by rberger
May 04 2018 5:58pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Ebike Hub Motor overheating cooling solution - HUBSINK OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 72
Views: 6453

Re: Ebike Hub Motor overheating cooling solution - HUBSINK OFFICIAL THREAD

I haven't put the fan on yet. Got too tied up trying to get an ESP-8266 to control it :roll: As I think I had mentioned before, I was suspicious that the Statorade leaked out of the screw hole where the brake rotor should be mounted (Its a Grin Tech sourced H3540 motor). I originally did not have a ...
by rberger
May 01 2018 6:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Higo to JST cable?
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Higo to JST cable?

a question on this: the higos from the brakes have two wires, a red and a black. The CA JST-4 has 3 wires: 5v red, ground black, and EBK blue. How does this get wired up? thanks. Just connect the Ground black and EBK Blue to the two wires from the brakes. Don't need the 5V for these brakes. I have ...
by rberger
Apr 05 2018 12:17am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Compact Field Oriented Controller, ASI + Grin, limited run
Replies: 1169
Views: 179456

Re: Compact Field Oriented Controller, ASI + Grin, limited run

justin_le wrote:
Apr 01 2018 1:39am

OK, here is an updated download for MacOS users to try.
https://www.ebikes.ca/downloads/PhaseRu ... b3.dmg.zip
Worked perfectly on macOS High Sierra 10.13.14 2015 15" MacBook Pro. Autotuned the Crystalyte 3540 with no problems.
by rberger
Mar 31 2018 3:52pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Compact Field Oriented Controller, ASI + Grin, limited run
Replies: 1169
Views: 179456

Re: Compact Field Oriented Controller, ASI + Grin, limited run

Apparently I did not play those odds very well! Thanks guys for posting the detailed error reports, clearly there was something left out of the build package and I'll post as soon as we have an updated MacOS release that has been properly tested internally here. :oops: Appreciate the early release ...
by rberger
Mar 31 2018 12:13am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cycle Analyst shuts down randomly and infrequently
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Cycle Analyst shuts down randomly and infrequently

For those who come here looking for an answer. My problems were indeed due to my poor connector building / wiring abilities. My learning was: Use the proper crimping tool for JST connectors. Don't try to do it with needle nose pliers and solder. Make sure the JST pins are really pushed in all the wa...
by rberger
Mar 27 2018 9:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Magura MT5 four-piston front brake improves brake power and modulation
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Magura MT5 four-piston front brake improves brake power and modulation

I put these on my 2011 ICE Trike for the two front wheels + 180mm disc and its been great! Love not having to constantly adjust the old BB7s. I put a cheap Tektro mechanical brake on the rear wheel with the hub motor for a parking brake.
by rberger
Mar 27 2018 1:40pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Compact Field Oriented Controller, ASI + Grin, limited run
Replies: 1169
Views: 179456

Re: Compact Field Oriented Controller, ASI + Grin, limited run

V1.0B4 Phaserunner Suite for MacOS: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x4jl2bosmqhnqzz/PhaseRunner_Software_Mac_v1.b4.zip?dl=0 I just tried running it (without a Phaserunner connected) on my iMac Retina running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 And got the error message: PhaseRunnerSuite cannot be opened because of...
by rberger
Mar 25 2018 6:49pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Compact Field Oriented Controller, ASI + Grin, limited run
Replies: 1169
Views: 179456

Re: Compact Field Oriented Controller, ASI + Grin, limited run

Excellent! I will try the MacOS version as soon as you release it. I was about to redo my auto-tuning anyway. Love seeing progress!
by rberger
Mar 08 2018 6:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Feedback on using Hirose DF62 Connectors
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Feedback on using Hirose DF62 Connectors

Another nice advantage over the JST-SM ebike product design is that some of the pin counts have panel mount an PC mount options Yeah, the Panel mount option was one of the main things I was interested in. Unfortunately as far as I can tell, they don't make the water resistant style as Panel Mount t...
by rberger
Mar 08 2018 3:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ebike parts designing thread with CAD/CAM
Replies: 128
Views: 9305

Re: The ebike parts designing thread with CAD/CAM

Someone told me a few years ago that there's a much better "mouse" for CAD work, some kind of positioning device with more degrees of freedom. Mice are just too limiting. I don't recall what it was called. Sounded like a cross between a joystick and a trackball. Well there is this: Polhemus POWERTR...
by rberger
Mar 07 2018 1:36pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: The BEST connectors, period
Replies: 14
Views: 3174

Re: The BEST connectors, period

cwah wrote:
Mar 07 2018 7:35am
What about the Higo connectors? Even more compact
From what I can tell, they are much more difficult to "do at home".
by rberger
Mar 06 2018 8:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ebike parts designing thread with CAD/CAM
Replies: 128
Views: 9305

Re: The ebike parts designing thread with CAD/CAM

LewTwo wrote:
Mar 06 2018 7:25pm
(with a full 640K of RAM ! --- WOW!).
No one will ever need more than 640K RAM
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."

But really:

"There is no such thing as too much Memory, CPU or Bandwidth" - Me
by rberger
Mar 04 2018 4:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Feedback on using Hirose DF62 Connectors
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Feedback on using Hirose DF62 Connectors

Cool, I'll order some DF62s and see how it works.

Unfortunately as far as I can tell, the Waterproof version doesn't have a panel mount. So Ill be going with the standard type connector.
by rberger
Mar 03 2018 10:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The ebike parts designing thread with CAD/CAM
Replies: 128
Views: 9305

Re: The ebike parts designing thread with CAD/CAM

Has anyone created a CAD model of the Cycle Analyst v3 Case that I could use as a starting point for a personal project I'm working on? Something that would be useful for creating something that could be 3D Printed. Not sure if there is a better place to ask. Its really difficult to search for this ...
by rberger
Mar 03 2018 7:30pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: The BEST connectors, period
Replies: 14
Views: 3174

Re: The BEST connectors, period

I've been looking into the Hirose DF62 Series after Justin mentioned them in the new Connectors Learning Doc on the Grin tech website. Their comment was: We haven't seen these used in a commercial ebike application yet, but if we could start over our standards we would have totally chosen this Hiros...
by rberger
Mar 03 2018 4:34am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Feedback on using Hirose DF62 Connectors
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Feedback on using Hirose DF62 Connectors

I've been thinking about doing a next generation of wiring of my Pedalec Trike. My first attempt was mainly to get things to work, so there were a lot of kludges. All the separate wires from the Cycle Analyst (CA) are kind of hanging out there and won't fit down the Mini-T Cockpit. I also was pretty...
by rberger
Feb 22 2018 2:42pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Ebike Hub Motor overheating cooling solution - HUBSINK OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 72
Views: 6453

Re: Ebike Hub Motor overheating cooling solution - HUBSINK OFFICIAL THREAD

Yes, I would say your wattage figures are about the same as mine using a wheel that I know to have sufficient amount of Statorade installed and no controller field-weakening. Thanks for the confirmation. At this point, I'm pretty sure its the extra 25kg that puts me over the edge compared to others...