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by drc
Feb 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

I had a couple of hours tonight to tinker so I took myself off to the garage to see what I could do. So after I decided to fit a smaller rear gear (54 down to 44) to the scooter. So after removing the wheel and a couple of links in the chain I swapped out the rear sprocket and also fitted the origin...
by drc
Feb 12, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So , I have been picking up lots of little bits from China over the last few weeks such as wires, terminal blocks ,lights, switches ,grips ,bolts, tape ETC but many are yet to arrive due to new year holidays and delivery timescales( photos and info will follow). So the plan is to go with a 20s 20Ah ...
by drc
Feb 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

Good day to you all , so I have had a bit of time today to fiddle about with my sons EVs and my scooter. For giggles here is our EV fleet lol. http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah53/Collard80/4305BDC2-3137-46D0-8CD2-6715C6640C4B_zpskpln0rph.jpg The car has a few areas modified, it runs different 5...
by drc
Jan 30, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So the information is coming in thick and fast ! so i need time to digest everything . so my photo bucket is fixed for now so i will use this to post progress so watch this space. This is going to be a slow build as i want to tackle each part in bite size pieces . in answer to some of the questions ...
by drc
Jan 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: UK: a good custom Li-ion pack builder that can help?
Replies: 0
Views: 91

UK: a good custom Li-ion pack builder that can help?

Hi guys I was wanting to explore an option of having a Li-ion pack built ideally here in the UK . I am currently exploring the battery options for upgrading a E-Scooter and I see Lipo is one option I think I could undertake myself but I am also wanting to explore other options. So would there be any...
by drc
Jan 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

The cheapest set of batteries i have seen yet!

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-compa ... -pack.html

I could fit 6 giving 3x20s 74v@16ah or 8 (just) giving 74/20ah. That is given the dimensions on the packs are correct.
by drc
Jan 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So I thought I would post a picture to show you what it looks like and what I’m working from. I took it out for a steady run today in the countryside as I attached my sons child seat ( and child) to it so I could keep up with my wife as she ran 7 miles. Lots of fun! http://i1377.photobucket.com/albu...
by drc
Jan 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So my conclusion on charging large multicellular lipos is this : get a lipo voltage checker and as long as all cells are with in 0.1v your ok. If not charge it individually on a balance smart charger. If all is in the green then pop them all on a fused balance charger and plug into this: https://hob...
by drc
Jan 27, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

A Lipo Charging question and please keep your answer simple as I'm still riding around with my L plates. I currently have a 80w AC ( overlander) lipo charger which was fine for my RC days as it maxed out at 6 amps for charging but if I was going down the route of 5 sets of lipos ( 4s 16000mah 10c pe...
by drc
Jan 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

You post does tempt me and I think I’m in ! I really like your story it does remind me a bit of myself. So yes I think I will be taking this on with the initial plan to make it faster and more fun then start looking at the little things to improve what is already in place . As I don’t think I will b...
by drc
Jan 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

Thank you , I am two minds if I'm honest do I commit to this or not . If I may I will give you a bit info on how I can see this being played out I will try and explain ? Historically when I get into a protect it gets my full attention and I spend lots of time researching ,learning making mistakes an...
by drc
Jan 26, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

Cheers EG, your input is appricated. first task is to get a speed controller . the Kelly 12f is the one i will choose im just waiting to hear back from PV on this. Next is to take stock and look at the possibility of me doing a DIY Lipo or look around for someone to build me a Lion set up. Time to d...
by drc
Jan 24, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

Hi there , I live in a vilage outside of Leicester where not a lot ever happens and I have little bit land attached to our home . Have you done anything to your scooter?
by drc
Jan 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

From the info I have pulled so far the simplest and cheapest would be to buy a Kelly controller although I don't know which one as I'm unsure what the highest level of amps I could ask of the stock motor would be. Then follow this with a good lipo / li-ion set up . Would 72v be to much for the motor...
by drc
Jan 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 665

first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

Hello all, what a great forum that you have here. I will firstly start this post by saying I don't have a great technical understanding of electronics I have tried to teach myself but no matter how much I read I can't get past the basic stages so please bear with me. So if I could get some simple he...