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by spinningmagnets
Dec 07, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Madness. Why such slow penetration for hybrid?
Replies: 47
Views: 809

Re: Madness. Why such slow penetration for hybrid?

Concerning oil companies:

"How does a billion-dollar company pay no taxes?"
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/busi ... eport.html
by spinningmagnets
Dec 07, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian Artwork
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Indian Artwork

When I was young, I would have taken the Ninja. Many speeding tickets were acquired in those days...Now that I am in a later chapter of my life?...I would prefer the Indian.
by spinningmagnets
Dec 07, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Super capacitors to save battery life?
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: Super capacitors to save battery life?

The Tesla car has an eight year warranty to provide at least 80% of the new battery range, so they are doing something right. Even if you are unsure about which brand and model of 18650 cell to use, you can actually buy Tesla cells from a wrecked Tesla. Plenty of guys are buying the whole pack and t...
by spinningmagnets
Dec 03, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reliable 4 season car replacement practicalities
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: Reliable 4 season car replacement practicalities

Whether you get an ebike-kit for a trike or not...you need to move as close as possible to your work. I would even go so far as to liquidate as many of your assets as possible, and use the money purchase a van to sleep in. Join a gym that's open late, so you have a hot shower available (wash clothes...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 27, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Large hydro ranch system
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Large hydro ranch system

Large off-grid storage systems are not concerned with size and weight, so they have the widest variety of options. That being said, the owners do not typically want to experiment, no matter how "cutting edge" the new tech may be. I recently looked at doing lithium conversions for golf carts, and no ...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 25, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: MXUS 3K Turbo (V3) 45mm Direct Drive Hub Motor
Replies: 147
Views: 20869

Re: MXUS 3K Turbo (V3) 45mm Direct Drive Hub Motor

The appropriate shape for a torque-arm is very dependent on the shape of the drop-outs on the bike you want to install a kit on. I have had very good luck using "big blue saw" as a water-jetting service. their proprietary CAD drawing program is very easy and intuitive to use, and once you are done, ...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Custom Waterjet Cut Parts
Replies: 98
Views: 15306

Re: Custom Waterjet Cut Parts

Time to boot up Fusion360
Any advice for someone starting out on Fusion 360? BBS has their own program for 2D, which I found to be very easy and intuitive, but I am looking into 3D printing, and Fusion 360 keeps getting recommended to me.
by spinningmagnets
Nov 23, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ☠ Heat Damage to Motors (Magnets) ☠
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: ☠ Heat Damage to Motors ☠

For quite a few years, the general ES rule-of-thumb has been to never allow the hottest part of the motor to get up to 200F / 93C Of course, if your motor is getting that hot, I personally believe you are wasting battery watts generating heat, because your motor is too small (or the volts are too lo...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 14, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Youtube Bruno tests Sunkko $290 709AD spot welder
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Youtube Bruno tests Sunkko $290 709AD spot welder

Bruno Baccalari is a famous youtube personality. He just posted a video that compares a cheap 220V Sunkko 787A+ spot welder to the slightly more expensive 709AD unit. The result: The 709AD has a larger transformer plus an air-fan (2.4 inch, vs 1.8...62mm vs 48mm) The 709AD has a soldering iron funct...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: MID drive and Gates Carbon Drive
Replies: 29
Views: 3962

Re: MID drive and Gates Carbon Drive

I would like to suggest that the Gates belt-drive is a wonderful option for the BBS02, but it "might be" less than optimal for the BBSHD. I am sad that you did not find that info before your attempt at doing this... If you are already building a Rohloff hub, congrats, but...for the gentle reader,I w...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 13, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Torrot Electric Europa S.L.
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Torrot Electric Europa S.L.

we feel true passion for efficient urban mobility
Its so funny how PR firms don't even bother any more to read the website of the product they are contracted to promote. This company has a "true passion for urban mobility", and yet their product is an off-road E-dirtbike...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 12, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cheapest e-components for 55mph?
Replies: 104
Views: 2298

Re: Cheapest e-components for 55mph?

At 55-MPH, using bicycle components will lead to either death, or being paralysed with enormous debt from medical bills. If was doing this, I'd use a QS 205 V3 rear hubmotor with aero fairing on the front at 20S battery voltage, or...with no aero fairings, I'd have to bump it up to a QS 273 with 50%...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 11, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Controller Downgrade but same Performance...Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Controller Downgrade but same Performance...Why?

Some controllers are programmable, and the previous 12-FET "might have been" de-tuned to a lower amp limit to reduce heating. Just a possibility...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: kWeld - "Next level" DIY battery spot welder
Replies: 245
Views: 17196

Re: kWeld - "Next level" DIY battery spot welder

I apologize, I did not intend to offend you.
by spinningmagnets
Nov 11, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: kWeld - "Next level" DIY battery spot welder
Replies: 245
Views: 17196

Re: kWeld - "Next level" DIY battery spot welder

IF you make this KWELD able to weld 0,1 copper you could probably sell to more
Trust me, kWeld cannot keep their parts in stock already, due to the brilliant design, so...if you think you can do better? the time to display your better-design is now!
by spinningmagnets
Nov 10, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: facebook group toxic member
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: facebook group toxic member

A while back (year? two years?) there was a glitch with endless-sphere. The ES facebook page was started by David (neptronix) as a place for ES members to stay in touch. Once ES was fixed, many people found the facebook interface a convenient place to chat in a more casual conversational flow.
by spinningmagnets
Nov 09, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cordless Tool Packs (DeWalt 60V in Particular)
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Cordless Tool Packs (DeWalt 60V in Particular)

I'd have to find the reference but...the reason Greenworks went to 80V is so they could use lower-current cells, which cost less. The cells are not bad cells, but...they are not high current.
by spinningmagnets
Nov 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY battery pack for phone, tablet
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: DIY battery pack for phone, tablet

The battery is not the issue. You need to source a DC/DC converter that takes an auxiliary battery pack and provides 5V for a mini-USB plug for smart phones and tablet devices. Of course, laptop computers use a variety of input voltages so a solution for those is not as simple. https://encrypted-tbn...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 08, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Resistance, heat, busbars for battery pack...
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Resistance, heat, busbars for battery pack...

"Conductivity improving grease project" (liveforphysics, 5 pages)
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 14&t=61542
by spinningmagnets
Nov 07, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use fairings? Why not...?
Replies: 22
Views: 683

Re: Anyone use fairings? Why not...?

If you live where there are significant side-gusts of wind, a full fairing from front to rear (like the yellow velo posted above) would struggle to run a straight line in traffic. This was verified by Craig Vetter during the short time he was posting here. Adding a "tail-sock" was found to add as mu...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 07, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: "Edge" DD hubmotor, 1500W, 35mm, Al core
Replies: 94
Views: 7527

Re: "Edge" DD hubmotor, 1500W, 35mm, Al core

I am a fan of the Leafbike 1500W, but the reason it is lighter than the Edge 1500W is because it has the thin steel stator support, as opposed to the thicker aluminum stator-support in the Edge (which acts as a heat-sponge). Although both would benefit from adding Ferro-Fluid, the Leafbike definitel...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 07, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Resistance, heat, busbars for battery pack...
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Resistance, heat, busbars for battery pack...

Heat is a symptom that every builder should take note of, and monitor closely. The big issue as I see it, is voltage drop. Imagine (as you have suggested) that a builder has some elaborate cooling mechanism that will be able to keep the wires and busbars cool under all circumstances. Why use a high-...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 06, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cordless Tool Packs (DeWalt 60V in Particular)
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Cordless Tool Packs (DeWalt 60V in Particular)

The DeWalt "Flexvolt" 60V packs are definitely 15S. They have a clever internal arrangement that is automatically configured as 5S / 3P, or 15S / 1P, depending on which tool they are plugged into. If you charge to 4.2V per cell, the top voltage when fully charged is 63.0V... That being said, I reall...
by spinningmagnets
Nov 06, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Domination, I just got my self a 3d Printer!!!
Replies: 620
Views: 44243

Re: World Domination, I just got my self a 3d Printer!!!

A lot of 3D prints are using a square steel nut as an insert into a plastic 3D printed square socket, but sometimes its difficult to find suppliers. Here is a US supplier of M3 nuts (3mm X 0.5)

http://www.mrmetric.com/M50910

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by spinningmagnets
Nov 04, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Pre heating EV cabin in winter
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: pre heating

The comfort of the driver when you need to just "get in and go" is nice, but...the real issue for me is the windshield defroster. There has to be at least three times I almost got in an accident driving on the highway with a frozen car, wiping the inside of the windshield with a sock, barely able to...