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by tonystark20
Jul 01 2020 1:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help picking a motor
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Help picking a motor

So, my current thought is that I'm going to buy the qs205 again with the 17" rim, I'm going to very likely have statoraide added and will buy the hub sinks at some point. What I'm wondering is what winding to get. I want preferable a 40-50km/h top speed. the last motor was just above 4t (RPM 915) (6...
by tonystark20
May 05 2020 4:06am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help picking a motor
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Help picking a motor

Remember that the CA doesn't "communicate" with devices like that, it just sends a continuous stream of data at the rate you set in it, of (I think) the parameters you've chosen. So the arduino will have to take that stream, and parse it for the correct fields, then keep storing that data and updat...
by tonystark20
May 05 2020 3:20am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help picking a motor
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Help picking a motor

If it's a current-throttle (torque throttle) then this isn't necessary, That's indeed what I'm running, I have the ASI-4000 at my disposal, and I do have the programming software for it too. I am using the cycle analyst v3 as well, and would like to get a thun sensor at some point. The other thing ...
by tonystark20
May 04 2020 11:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help picking a motor
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Help picking a motor

well your tall, the trike is going to be 4 feet wide and you snapped an axle on your last trike so I thought 550? maybe hes a sumo wrestler well that's a nice way of looking at it. Unfortunately the snapped axle was my fault - didn't have my dropouts tightened correctly after having done work on th...
by tonystark20
May 04 2020 9:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help picking a motor
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Help picking a motor

youre 6ft3 and weigh 250kg. that's 550lbs and then you have the bike and trailers? Thanks for posting that, don't know where I came up with 250kg as my weight. my actual weight is 120kg (which is about 264lbs which for the longest time is was 250lbs, so I clearly mixed up measurements) I'm actually...
by tonystark20
May 04 2020 9:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help picking a motor
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Help picking a motor

you can pedal up significant amounts Awe... I'm trying to avoid pedalling... In all seriousness the new bike I'm planning to build will have a proper gear set so that I actually could pedal. speed that makes it poor wh/mi had a feeling my speed would be the big thing, according to my cycle analyst ...
by tonystark20
May 04 2020 12:15am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help picking a motor
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Help picking a motor

So, since I've gotten into ebikes many years back I've had 5 different ebikes, 1 being a cheap scooter and the rest being custom recumbents. I currently have a custom bike built (build thread: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=97601 ) I recently managed to shear the axle on my qs...
by tonystark20
Apr 21 2020 2:48am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

but I'll post what I find. I look forward to seeing if you come up with anything, good point about heating and cooling to try and getting it to move - might try that myself as well. What kind of issues (for those not already listed in the thread)? Chances are I've already explained the issues, but ...
by tonystark20
Apr 21 2020 12:39am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

currently the brake handles I have are modified with a hall effect sensor - they are hooked up to an arduino that controls all the lighting on the trike. (one of the functions I had planned to add was for an emergency stop the brake lights would flash - currently programmed but not turned on as the ...
by tonystark20
Apr 20 2020 10:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

I had done some adjustments to the rear triangle support (adding length so that the back had more space between the bar for the trailer and teh tire. (sat a little to close to my liking.) i thought I had it pretty tight when reassembled but inspection of the axle does show some marring that would in...
by tonystark20
Apr 20 2020 8:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

I had the controller set to 250 phase amps and 3300 watts normal. the brake was set to 50% of motor current and disables below 7.5km speed (the brake was tough to set and i was still playing with it because on flat ground it would lock up really easily but on a down hill in traffic where the regen c...
by tonystark20
Apr 20 2020 2:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

So the new controller is awesome, managed to get it working after having a session with ASI engineer... I like that the controller has so many options and parameters that can be adjusted but the software should be easier to set up and understand instead of having to use an engineer. (thankfully the ...
by tonystark20
Feb 11 2020 11:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

How much does this controller weigh? according to my fairly decent scale its 1432 grams. Which is lighter than the Sabvoton 72150 and its smaller in dimension too (~6.75" x ~5" x ~1.5" size of the ASI BAC400) I'm looking forward to digging into the software and playing with the settings. In the fut...
by tonystark20
Feb 10 2020 3:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

Picked up this bad boy today. ASI BAC4000 - this thing should have no problem powering the trike, or even the high power mid-drive system I want to experiment with later in the long future. ASI BAC4000.jpg I also plan to go through the trike and make changes to the wiring to hopefully make it more r...
by tonystark20
Sep 19 2019 12:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

so I purchased the vector 200 from goldenmotor. The controller overall is quite nice, but the acceleration is terrible. no matter what settings I change I can't make it go faster. I feel as if it's programmed to avoid hard acceleration. which is annoying. it does work and once at speed It works nice...
by tonystark20
Sep 04 2019 8:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

thanks for the information amberwolf. Definitely looks like I'll have to put in a bunch of research. I received more parts from digikey. I powered up the controller... hit the throttle and the motor moved a few degrees, then stopped and the mosfets went bang. The exact mosfets as before too. at this...
by tonystark20
Aug 31 2019 4:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

I use into my new Trike a Nucular 12FET Controller, have a look to his new Controllers, very easy to programm and robust Thanks for the information. if a gate driver did blow up Once I found the pin on the transformer taht was shorted, I removed a diode. that diode was apart of the power supply for...
by tonystark20
Aug 16 2019 2:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

update. took the heat sink back off to see the underside. I found a diode on the transformer that was reading wrong (not blocking voltage) so i removed it and powered the controller. it turned on. put a replacement diode and powered it... and it wouldn't turn on. So i removed the diode and started t...
by tonystark20
Aug 16 2019 10:56am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

Thanks for the information about adaptto. It would explain why I'm having trouble finding retailers with stock, most either are sold out or have the listing removed. That's a bit of a shame. I like the idea of the BMS being linked as well as the mode where you tell it how far you need to travel and ...
by tonystark20
Aug 15 2019 7:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

So i replaced all the mosfets, that was tedious as my soldering iron was having difficulty keeping up (its 60w) but the heat kept being pulled away from the thick power traces. I also think it would have been easier if i had a de-soldering station or wick. but alas I did complete the task and it was...
by tonystark20
Aug 14 2019 8:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

That's some pretty extensive explodies. I'd say the cost of the 24 replacements of 4110 cost me 115 (half what I paid for the controller) will be delivered tomorrow. is that just one phase? I wonder what caused it? Yep, just the one phase. Ground side. From what I gather on these forums is that sab...
by tonystark20
Aug 14 2019 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

I really didn't want to wait to hear back about the warranty... I have an event Saturday and next Thursday and next Saturday/ Sunday that I really wanted to drive to. So I took the controller apart hoping it would be a simple capacitor that was burned out that could be easily replaced... Turns out 4...
by tonystark20
Aug 14 2019 4:25am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

The cycle analyst will boot up normally and stay stable during my testing. The software of the BMS also has no log of shut down except for an over charge condition. (Which I know is from driving downhill on one of my trips (after I'd just charged) by all accounts the BMS appears to not be the cause....
by tonystark20
Aug 13 2019 7:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

usually, a cable get loosen somewhere, but in your case, the controller might be dead. It happened once to me, one of the big capacitor inside was not glued properly and one side opened and I had to replace the controller... most of the wires were tight, slightly loose screws but no arcing and I re...
by tonystark20
Aug 13 2019 9:59am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205
Replies: 105
Views: 9523

Re: Custom KMX recumbent trike with QS205

Still haven't had a chance to look at the weight of the bike, or the boost setting. For the most part the bike runs great. The motor has a little stuttering when at speed but pulling low watts (below ~600watts) which I think is something to do with the hall effects and maybe the phase angle. (It's w...