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by PedalingBiped
Sep 30 2016 9:15am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: The Chinese EV Market is Exploding
Replies: 24
Views: 2697

Re: The Chinese EV Market is Exploding

Saw an interview with a Chinese professor. Every start up follows a "S" curve. The first part is very expensive. We are about to see an explosion in cheap solar in the very near future from China, As they ramp up their investments. The Chinese air pollution was a deliberate decision. They knew peopl...
by PedalingBiped
Dec 10 2015 12:50am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wet weather transportation idea
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Wet weather transportation idea

Bar mittens , attach to handle bars and you insert your hands into them NEOS ( new England over shoes ) Think gatitors attack to a shoe . Slid over your regular shoe and are waterproof Can't your wife drive 6 miles? Or 2 miles. Look at the map and see where a good drop off point is. Or look at the b...
by PedalingBiped
Dec 10 2015 12:30am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Add your EV to the electric car map
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Add your EV to the electric car map

Maybe by city or zip code
by PedalingBiped
Sep 29 2014 6:50pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Need info on modern 12v car batteries. Ancient members?
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Need info on modern 12v car batteries. Ancient members?

Lead acid is a 2 dimension tech. An electron flys above a plate, looking for a hole to drop into. Modern batteries are more like a sponge which the electron flies around and though Because of the Piukert (sp) effect you can only use half of your amp hours so you must charge/ discharge al less then ....
by PedalingBiped
May 27 2011 11:07pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: What sounds should electric vehicles make?
Replies: 56
Views: 4661

Re: What sounds should electric vehicles make?

I work in a warehouse setting/loading dock. Forklifts are required to have a backup alarm. With 40 lifts, its hard to know one is coming, the sound is already deafening with all the alarms going "beep - beep" it would be the same with a large proportion of electric vehicles on the road. Maybe make t...
by PedalingBiped
May 22 2011 11:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmowing: manual and electric powered
Replies: 229
Views: 23029

Re: Lawnmowing: manual and electric powered

I've done it before, so what now?
by PedalingBiped
May 06 2011 3:05am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 1
Views: 315

New Zealand

My niece is finishing her final year of College in New Zealand. She is a fine writer and has put a blog up.

I thought some of you locals would appreciate an outsider view of your Country.

http://nzandrea.wordpress.com/
by PedalingBiped
Apr 19 2011 2:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Expected range of a 8Ah SLA at 48v...?
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Expected range of a 8Ah SLA at 48v...?

If you pedal hard and keep the amps below 10 then you might get 5 miles out of them. Been there, done that. Most of us have. You only get about half of your amp hours in SLA due to the internal resistance. So 3 1/2 Amps available. Use them to run up to the store or something but they won't be very g...
by PedalingBiped
Apr 07 2011 1:02pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric vehicles vs Climate Change
Replies: 117
Views: 10596

Re: Electric vehicles vs Climate Change

Without doing any calculations, it has been my experience that it would take about 20 percent of the population to switch before an event causes change. Winding down 2 wars would also be more beneficial then driving electric cars. However, if we were all driving electric vehicles then there wouldn't...
by PedalingBiped
Mar 18 2011 2:31pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: We are SAVED
Replies: 17
Views: 2518

Re: We are SAVED

Watts = Watts no matter the voltage.

"The massive “generator-backup”, the high efficiency solar panel, and the charge controller."

methinks the "generator" is a sla battery. with a inverter. "free" energy for $2,200.

A harbor freight 45 watt panel with an inverter and battery $400 - 500.
by PedalingBiped
Mar 16 2011 3:46am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How many people notice your bike is electric or "different"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: How many people notice your bike is electric or "differe

When coming across a group, waiting for a bus, or to cross a street, I start pedaling backwards. No one notices. :D
by PedalingBiped
Mar 10 2011 3:55am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A busted Trike
Replies: 1
Views: 285

A busted Trike

To bad I don't have the money right now.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/2256235026.html
by PedalingBiped
Feb 27 2011 11:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building a cooled battery box for a lawn care bike.
Replies: 49
Views: 6105

Re: Building a cooled battery box for a lawn care bike.

Here's Ypedal moding a leaf blowing

[youtube]watch?v=9CvpnnTWiJc[/youtube]
by PedalingBiped
Feb 26 2011 4:14am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: e-cigarettes
Replies: 93
Views: 10578

Re: e-cigarettes

I am a non-smoker, since I got my butt whipped when caught stealing them at 12yo. Some of the ideas I've come across from my friends. Rolling your own helps. You can't roll like a machine so you cig is loose packed and doesn't last very long. The other idea is every time you feel the urge, postpone ...
by PedalingBiped
Feb 15 2011 2:07am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Current Regs on Shipping Li Ion Batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Current Regs on Shipping Li Ion Batteries

This regulations are for aircraft only. They use the label 'Dangerous Goods' (DG) For trucking they use the label "Haz-Mat" LiPo batteries are class 9 for trucking which meas "miscellaneous" You can have the entire trailer full and you still don't need to placard it. The class 9 just gives you a hea...
by PedalingBiped
Jan 19 2011 8:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difficult or Impossible to Work in Manufacturing in the USA?
Replies: 22
Views: 2069

Re: Difficult or Impossible to Work in Manufacturing in the

Tariffs and duty's protected us for 200 years. we put in place safety rules so women wouldn't die when there was a fire and the doors were locked to prevent them from going to the bathroom. We put in rules to protect our air and water. We put in rules to protect our health. China gives us toys with ...
by PedalingBiped
Jan 14 2011 7:14pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas prices in your area??
Replies: 75
Views: 4608

Re: Gas prices in your area??

Back during the OPEC boycott in the 70's I worked out of hiring hall. We would sit there until a call for work came in. Alot of guys sitting around bs'ing. One guy had just bought a Cadillac for very cheap. We gave him hell. His defense was the price of the car versus the price of gas. With his $200...
by PedalingBiped
Jan 12 2011 5:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Electric Rickshaw Taxi
Replies: 95
Views: 10142

Re: Electric Rickshaw Taxi

I like gary's comment about human Airbags!! Had a flash back to my military days when we used 'Mules" a flat platform where the driver sat on the front with feet hanging over protected by a wire cage. http://www.militarymules.com/images/DogOnMule_Small.jpg Naeem, I have been thinking about lead acid...
by PedalingBiped
Jan 12 2011 1:56pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas prices in your area??
Replies: 75
Views: 4608

Re: Gas prices in your area??

Seattle, it's been hovering around $3 for a while but is now creeping up to $3.20. Jeremy, your right about the taxes and fuel economy. we've also had politicians that were in the pocket of the auto makers. Stopped raising the mpg 30 yrs ago. Here in Washington (state) the gas tax is dedicated to tr...
by PedalingBiped
Jan 12 2011 4:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: neoprene a good material to protect battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: neoprene a good material to protect battery?

Isn't neoprene used in scuba wetsuits?
I used to dive 30 yrs ago and the memory isn't the sharpest.
If so, I remember staying relatively dry wearing them. Just a little bit of moisture got through. not standing water , just moist.
by PedalingBiped
Jan 07 2011 5:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 1 day pass-the-hat for Naeem, the most hardcore Ebike ever.
Replies: 87
Views: 6777

Re: 1 day pass-the-hat for Naeem, the most hardcore Ebike ev

Remember though, don't donate for anything related to myself, this is all about giving something back to Naeem for the inspiration his work may have had on your own life. Sorry I have to disagree with your Luke. This is about paying it forward. Naeem can use this windfall anyway he wants, with just...
by PedalingBiped
Jan 07 2011 2:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 1 day pass-the-hat for Naeem, the most hardcore Ebike ever.
Replies: 87
Views: 6777

Re: 1 day pass-the-hat for Naeem, the most hardcore Ebike ev

I wish we had 'like' buttons that facebook uses.

For the doubters I recommend "Three Cups of Tea" which is now required reading at the West Point military academy
by PedalingBiped
Jan 07 2011 7:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Marine Air Horn 1, Party Air Horn 0
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Marine Air Horn 1, Party Air Horn 0

Modern semi's are 12v. I have 4 batts in parallel. My air horn is angled down 45 degrees to bounce off the ground. edit- when I blow it, they can't tell where the sound is coming from. I usually see their heads turn 360 like the exorcist. some people react instinctively, they pull away from my lane ...
by PedalingBiped
Jan 07 2011 6:51am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you do for cheap heating ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5001

Re: What do you do for cheap heating ?

When visiting my snow bird parents down in Deming, NM, right next to Dogman, I went on a walk with my dad. We came across a man working on his trailer and started talking with him and he showed us around. He took shredded paper from the bank. soaked it in water overnite. Added to a concrete mixer wi...