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by Vortecks
Dec 15 2018 11:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Smoke wrote:
Dec 15 2018 11:21pm
I need to watch your latest video to see the interference I guess.
That video won't be for a couple of weeks..... I have to give my Patreon supporters something for their money :D
by Vortecks
Dec 15 2018 10:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

My offer of a old style .50 ammo can still stands. Cheers mate but I did buy a couple of the 5.56mm cans which are identical to the older .50 cal ones. The trouble is, because I made the pack with the batteries on their side, it makes it about 230mm wide which is way too much. I bought some other b...
by Vortecks
Dec 15 2018 1:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

I admit when I've made a mess of things......
I found some aluminium boxes the perfect size for the batteries but..... I fitted them on the bike and now, I can't ride it because they're far too wide.
Back to the drawing board :(
V2 of the battery is looking much better though :D
by Vortecks
Dec 03 2018 8:16am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

larsb wrote:
Dec 03 2018 7:13am
you can solve it :D
You're correct!
A 5.56mm ammo box is just the right size :D
by Vortecks
Dec 03 2018 5:41am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Please note: I always admit my own mistakes so no-one else makes the same stupid ones....... I sat there last night and I had a thought....... Although I've made sure there won't be any movement on the packs, I can't avoid micro vibrations. If I was to simply put the battery packs in a metal case (a...
by Vortecks
Dec 02 2018 4:44am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

I guess most of us don't have charger above 10A which bms doesn't protect from and wouldn't hurt the battery. Voltage is regulated even on the super cheap chargers i've had. I wasn't specific. I've had a 24v Chinese charger which kept pumping constant voltage (regulated and 26v) and constant curren...
by Vortecks
Dec 02 2018 1:19am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Just to add...... If you build the battery pack correctly with matched cells and you use the correct charger, they're just as safe as any other EV produced in a factory. Every EV fire happens when there is no BMS and no way of limiting current - the Chinese chargers simply pump voltage into a batter...
by Vortecks
Dec 02 2018 12:59am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

The BMS control relies on a signal. If your phone goes out of signal range, it couldn't send a command to the BMS to stop charging. A function like that would have to be programmed into the BMS itself and I can't get access to the BMS firmware. On the app, there is a function to turn off charging wh...
by Vortecks
Dec 01 2018 8:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

I'm thinking about charging now and thought maybe the BMS could have functions to control the charge so a cheapo charger could be used rather than an expensive programmable one. I don't have control over the BMS firmware and I can only program what the manufacturer allows. The BMS will control char...
by Vortecks
Nov 27 2018 4:21am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Make sure it's pure nickel - Nickel plated steel sparks terribly so you definitely need eye protection!
by Vortecks
Nov 25 2018 1:45am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

I just watched your V3 videos. Mostly because I'm interested in the BMS you use... Any way, I think the ammo can is cool but I don't see how you'll be able to make a good seal if you mess with the lid. Alternatively, you might consider running it sideways so the latch is on the side and cut the bas...
by Vortecks
Nov 20 2018 10:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

The .30 cal is the same as the British 7.82mm. I already bought 2 of them because I thought it would work...... If they were 1/2" taller, they would be perfect for 60 cells but I can't close the lid :(
by Vortecks
Nov 19 2018 9:52am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Pb1302 wrote:
Nov 19 2018 8:47am
does your app support MPH and Fahrenheit for us non EU folks?
Now there's a thought......
You can select MPH/KMH but not °F/°C.
I'll add it in the next release :thumb:
by Vortecks
Nov 19 2018 4:31am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

I was so committed to using the ammo boxes that I made the battery to fit, rather than making a box to fit the battery. It won't fit in the profile of the triangle part and it will drop slightly lower but I have plans for the overhang - the Sabvoton heat sink is going to be exposed, just below the b...
by Vortecks
Nov 19 2018 3:10am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

I know that you like do things your way Tony but wouldn't be building boxes from scratch using sheet metal be simpler than modifying the ammo boxes (cutting, welding, powder coating) ? This involves of cause someone who does the bending of the box parts. The more I think about it, the more appealin...
by Vortecks
Nov 18 2018 1:20am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Tony, Just watched your last video. I wonder if you considered widening the amo can rather than trimming it down? I was thinking if it was wide enough for cells on both sides of the bike frame it might work? If I could, I would and I'd make the battery much bigger. The trouble is, I still need to p...
by Vortecks
Nov 16 2018 4:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

HolgiB wrote:
Nov 16 2018 8:06am
Will V3 share a similar 3D-printed battery compartment for those Litokala (or how they were called) cells ?
All will be revealed tomorrow :wink:
by Vortecks
Nov 14 2018 12:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Hi Tony. Great videos...I've been watching them for a while. I've had the same bluetooth BMS for a while but only just got your app over the weekend. It's Awesome! Keep up the great work :bigthumb: Jonno Cheers Jonno, this is far better than YT comments because I can see where people are from :D I'...
by Vortecks
Nov 14 2018 12:05am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Love your sense of humor in your videos! If not mistaken you have done some awesome work with a BMS app? I would love to get your app, just need to know what BMS’s work with your app? I grabbed a pile of Black Liitokala 26650’s soley based on what you and Andy Kirby have been up to. Thanks for your...
by Vortecks
Nov 13 2018 11:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Insanity V3

Vortecks! I've been watching your videos; very entertaining and I love seeing your serious electric commute. Its never a dull moment. I haven't caught up to the two videos you've linked here; but I'm getting there. I'm excited to see v3 come together and anxious to see a new pack with those 26650 c...
by Vortecks
Nov 11 2018 11:03am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Insanity V3
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Insanity V3

Hi guys, Seeing as I learnt so much from various posts in here, I thought I'd start sharing my build videos with you. It's still very much development in progress and it'll be a winter build. Hopefully, it'll be ready for the spring :D w65AyVLPWdg 8I1-pEfF9Ss eb13r_9mujM dSncYA35Gqc V4YNvzhkUd8 PMVL...
by Vortecks
Jul 17 2018 9:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-bike + downhill frame + Mxus hub motor + 24s lipo
Replies: 414
Views: 53459

Re: E-bike + downhill frame + Mxus hub motor + 24s lipo

18 months of hard graft and you're selling it already?
Does that mean there's another one being planned? :D
by Vortecks
Jul 11 2018 11:45pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: My Electric Motorbike
Replies: 36
Views: 4166

Re: My Electric Motorbike

Controller and motor heat are now my only concerns, they are working pretty hard. I recently bought some hub sincs. I was a little dubious about their claims but I thought I'd try them anyway. My MXUS used to get to the point of thermal throttling (>95c) but now, it barely gets warm! Your QS 3kw sh...
by Vortecks
Jun 27 2018 6:33am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: My Electric Motorbike
Replies: 36
Views: 4166

Re: My Electric Motorbike

Are you getting any overheating issues with the BMS running at 200A?
I'm designing my new build and I need to push 250A battery and 450A phase. I have the same BMS but I'm a little worried about cooling issues.
by Vortecks
May 29 2018 12:17pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: My Electric Motorbike
Replies: 36
Views: 4166

Re: My Electric Motorbike

I'll subscribe to this.....I'd love to see some videos of this beast running :D