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by Triketech
Oct 19 2019 11:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reliability - Are there numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 811

Re: Reliability - Are there numbers?

3500 miles on a MAC 10T. No problems.
by Triketech
Oct 12 2019 10:32am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Controllers compatible with Mac 10t @ 48V
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Controllers compatible with Mac 10t @ 48V

Jatem wrote:
Sep 12 2019 2:46pm

Any chance I could hear an audio clip of the Mac running with phase runner?
Sure.
http://www.triketech.com/Drivetrain/Pow ... imbWeb.mp4
by Triketech
Sep 12 2019 8:31am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Controllers compatible with Mac 10t @ 48V
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Controllers compatible with Mac 10t @ 48V

Phaserunner plays well with MAC10T.

Below 200 watts it's silent.

200-500 watts it's audible about the same sound as knobby tread tire.

35 Amp limited on mine no problems other than cooking an Anderson connector ( motor phase).
by Triketech
Sep 08 2019 8:17am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Phaserunner error codes and connectivity issues
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Phaserunner error codes and connectivity issues

2 flashes - pause - 2 flashes - pause, continuous. Shut off overnight rides fine. No manual and sparse 4G at the time. That was after climbing Palo Duro park an 1100 foot ascent over 5 miles with 10% grades in long switchbacks. Burn rate was about 1000 watts for about 20 minutes. Phaserunner base fe...
by Triketech
Aug 05 2019 10:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor industry dying?
Replies: 268
Views: 9252

Re: Hub motor industry dying?

Technology moves at a fast pace.

Hubmotors are where DVD'S were for video about 6 or 7 years ago. 6 or 7 years from now there will still be Hubmotors on the market but they won't be the majority.
by Triketech
Jul 04 2019 10:22am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: GMAC vs MAC and Infineon vs Phaserunner
Replies: 17
Views: 1744

Re: GMAC vs MAC and Infineon vs Phaserunner

3000 miles on a MAC 10T and Phaserunner at 52V 30A. Another 1000 miles before the Phaserunner with Infineon at 52V 40A.

That's on 65 lb trike with 180 lb rider on mountain roads. No trouble or noises or backlash. Solid.
by Triketech
Jun 03 2019 9:55am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Perfect especifications for hills
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Perfect especifications for hills

Geared hub (Mac) or middrive. Don't bother with Direct Drive.
by Triketech
May 23 2019 9:52am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: GMAC vs MAC and Infineon vs Phaserunner
Replies: 17
Views: 1744

Re: GMAC vs MAC and Infineon vs Phaserunner

Been riding a trike with MAC10T, Phaserunner & Thun a few years now. Quiet, efficient, powerful, with ideal response.

Really appreciate the clutch.

I've bought and tested over a dozen systems and played with configurations, this one is by far my favorite.
by Triketech
Apr 01 2019 10:44am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Yet Another E-Trike
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Yet Another E-Trike

Sounds like quite a beast. We added a MAC 10T to our Scorpions a few years back, made the ascents far more enjoyable in the mountain region we live in. Been playing with the design of a new stealth tadpole to ride in areas assist is verboten. Inboard rocker arm front, boom mounted Rohloff, power sys...
by Triketech
Apr 01 2019 10:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fat Tire Folding Ebikes
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Fat Tire Folding Ebikes

Bought a Sonders fat folder used last week. Also have a pair of Scorpion trikes with MAC 10 T motors.

Sonders makes a great product two thumbs up. Rode it over the London Bridge and put about 20 miles on it last weekend in Lake Havasu both on and off road. Excellent all purpose machine.
by Triketech
Feb 10 2019 11:29am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Acid flux on 18650s
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Acid flux on 18650s

RMA rosin mildly activated < 10% zinc chloride.

Tooth brush with ethanol. Done.
by Triketech
Feb 09 2019 10:45am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Need Alternative to Sram Dual Drive 3
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: Need Alternative to Sram Dual Drive 3

HPV Scorpions were equipped with DD3's you may want to watch Bentrider classifieds. I have a pair of them, but not willing to part with them. Here's the latest, hub only, and I suspect George snapped it up, but can't say. Search BR classifieds for SRAM. http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/sh...
by Triketech
Feb 02 2019 9:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Four wheeled bikes
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Four wheeled bikes

Jouta Quad can be ordered with assist.
by Triketech
Jan 16 2019 7:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: TRON e-bike
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Re: TRON e-bike

That's pretty cool.

TRON caught my eye. My wife designed the PCB's used for lighting on the second movie, and were later used for costume lighting in a Superbowl halftime show.
by Triketech
Nov 03 2018 11:46am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-BIKE 3D PRINTED BATTERY CASE
Replies: 13
Views: 1803

Re: E-BIKE 3D PRINTED BATTERY CASE

Alan B wrote:
Mar 29 2018 7:34am
Welcome to ES. Looking forward to your pics.

Ebikes handle so much better when the weight distribution is right.
That's especially true on trikes as well.
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by Triketech
Oct 30 2018 7:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lightest motor for hill climbing and 135mm dropout with disk brake?
Replies: 19
Views: 1560

Re: Lightest motor for hill climbing and 135mm dropout with disk brake?

MAC 10T for a 20".
Field Oriented Controller like a Phaserunner will tone it down to near silence.

This might give better detail:
http://www.triketech.com/Drivetrain/Pow ... AC-V2.html
by Triketech
Oct 23 2018 2:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Mac 12T and dual torque arms -> really necessary ?
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: Mac 12T and dual torque arms -> really necessary ?

A single TA is all you need so long as its on the cassette side.
by Triketech
Oct 16 2018 11:11am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Sion Power Licerion Li-metal anode batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Sion Power Licerion Li-metal anode batteries

Not many ebikers are willing to pay the cost of this chemistry yet. They've still got about 15 years of R&D to amortize.
by Triketech
Oct 11 2018 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Arizona Electric Bicycle Law changes (2017)
Replies: 68
Views: 4577

Re: Arizona Electric Bicycle Law changes (2017)

The only real way to lower the trike weight would be a complete rebuild from scratch. Piece by piece wouldn't be worth the effort. Not even close to cost effective to design and build a one-off e-trike, and the market isn't there for volume production just yet. Off & on between design contracts I'v...
by Triketech
Oct 11 2018 10:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Arizona Electric Bicycle Law changes (2017)
Replies: 68
Views: 4577

Re: Arizona Electric Bicycle Law changes (2017)

Expect the escoot and ebike rental companies to raise visibility to get more ebike regs. Dallas just banned ALL MOTORIZED vehicles from parks and trails. Poorly worded law, as is the fashion. mobility scooters were not excluded, not intentionally. Glad I moved from McKinney to AZ a few years ago. R...
by Triketech
Oct 07 2018 8:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Motor advice for Heavy Trike
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: Motor advice for Heavy Trike

This setup works the best among several systems I've tried:
http://www.triketech.com/Drivetrain/Pow ... AC-V2.html
by Triketech
Sep 23 2018 11:51am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Tilting trike pivot location
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Tilting trike pivot location

When the pivot point is above the Center of Mass (COM) the rider leans into a turn, but does that by swinging their body mass to the outside of the turn, more tippy that way. Conversely moving the pivot point below the COM as a rider leans into the turn, they shift more body mass to the inside. Howe...
by Triketech
Aug 26 2018 10:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What gauge are the throttle wires?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: What gauge are the throttle wires?

FWIW.

USB cable with JST & heatshrink works very well.

If you want the best cable, look for Mil-Std M27500 grade, 22AWG, but its not cheap.
by Triketech
Aug 09 2018 3:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.
Replies: 164
Views: 6022

Re: Ebike prices expected to rise? 25% tariffs.

wturber wrote:
Aug 09 2018 3:08pm
Depending on how the tariff is structured and enforced, it could be a benefit even for standard motors and kits sold by Grin.
Country of Origin is what it will be based on.