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by Pete
May 14 2012 2:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Freewheel Crank Set
Replies: 23
Views: 3988

Re: Freewheel Crank Set

About the same time this thread was started, give or take.

Greenspeed trike, cyclone 650w mid drive and a ping 24v20a.

I posted this link viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3921 into another thread around the same time, but the link does not seem to work for me.
by Pete
May 13 2012 5:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Freewheel Crank Set
Replies: 23
Views: 3988

Re: Freewheel Crank Set

Hehe, yeah 8) . I was hunting for my build thread but it seems to have disappeared :/
by Pete
May 13 2012 4:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Freewheel Crank Set
Replies: 23
Views: 3988

Re: Freewheel Crank Set

Miles wrote: I've been thinking about the possibilities for using the Headline motor sans gearbox - it's probably quite efficient (the 97.6% figure that Cyclone quotes seems a bit far fetched, though....).
Did you ever have a play with the bare motor, Miles ?
by Pete
May 13 2012 3:59am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Typical 'Duct Tape' performance ? / Need more power
Replies: 26
Views: 2447

Re: Typical 'Duct Tape' performance ? / Need more power

Dredging up a really REALLY old thread. Haven't been near ES in a couple of years and it is amazing to see how far things have come. I ended up getting a 12V20A block from Ping and have spliced it together with the original 24v20a. I had another look at splitting the pack apart to find the weak cell...
by Pete
Sep 10 2009 6:42am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Best Hub Gear for Cyclone Tandem
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: Best Hub Gear for Cyclone Tandem

Not sure about the hub dimensions, but if you have the $$$, a Rohloff is damn near indestructable.

I currently run a SRAM dual drive and have found the internals to be quite delicate.
by Pete
Jan 08 2009 2:52am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Typical 'Duct Tape' performance ? / Need more power
Replies: 26
Views: 2447

Re: Typical 'Duct Tape' performance ? / Need more power

Time to resurect an old thread. After many delays (Not Ping's fault) I finally have 4 new cells to swap out the slightly dodgy set. Two thumbs up to Ping for taking the effort to diagnose the problem over email and to send replacement cells at no cost to me. :) Since we were stuffing around with int...
by Pete
Dec 24 2008 5:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cylone Controller Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Cylone Controller Wiring

The White wires look like they carry alot of current but what other purpose? Any ideas? :? 3 wires, heavy current , disappear into the motor windings of a BLDC motor. They would be the individual phase windings. You should also have two heavy gauge wires and a 5 (?) pin connector that leave the mot...
by Pete
Dec 24 2008 5:20pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Ping batteries "buy it now" on ebay (w/ 30% cash back)
Replies: 22
Views: 5210

Re: Ping batteries "buy it now" on ebay (w/ 30% cash back)

internethope wrote: yea had the live running and registerred. not any joy. im based in UK . perhaps its for americans only.
Correct. It is in the fine print
by Pete
Nov 25 2008 2:30am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Let your Ping charger breathe! I melted mine
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Another ping charger failure

Any good inexpensive sources for a replacement? Erm... Ping ?! :) Does the charger still put out voltage ? And does the cooling fan spin ? I have a problem with mine in that the fan does not spin until I give it a nudge. When I found the problem the first time the charger had been running for half ...
by Pete
Nov 17 2008 7:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Cyclone 650 watt review.
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: Cyclone 650 watt review.

Hehe, no worries. Don't forget to add an update in a few weeks once your build has settled down and you have a better feel for it. There is very little long term data available at the moment. Oh, I didn't catch whether you are using the single or double freewheel. If it is the double freewheel then ...
by Pete
Nov 15 2008 5:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: HELP Cyclone accelerator
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: HELP Cyclone accelerator

If you have no joy repairing the current throttle you can always fit a standard 3? wire throttle if a replacement Cyclone part is stupidly expensive. You will need to splice the 3 wire throttle onto the Cyclone connector but apart from that, simple. Only down side is you loose the battery condition ...
by Pete
Nov 14 2008 11:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: master plug
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: master plug

Mil type connectors are fantastic to work with and can be made with custom pin configurations. I usually just go browsing at work and grab whatever is close enough to do the job :) . Low connection forces, weatherproof and self locking ( depending on the series of connector ) I have not had a seriou...
by Pete
Nov 14 2008 7:37am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Cyclone 650 watt review.
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: Cyclone 650 watt review.

Hmmm, 5 to the motor has got me stuffed :| . Any chance of some pics ?
by Pete
Nov 14 2008 12:06am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: 18 Mosfet Infineon Controller
Replies: 78
Views: 20405

Re: 18 Mosfet Infineon Controller

what's the retail on those puppies? Len, follow your nose here for pricing. DD, please don't take my AWG comment as being excessivley critical, I don't pay for the wiring on my setup so I have always leaned toward oversized wiring :) Just a thought though, if you would change out the feeders for 8 ...
by Pete
Nov 13 2008 6:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Way too much time on my hands......
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Way too much time on my hands......

mmmmm, carbon :D On my Greenspeed I found the only truly safe option was to fit cleats. With a BB height of around 18" , dropping a foot off the pedals at speed is a recepie for extreme pain. I use Look mountainbike cleats. They look out of place on a road trike but at least I can walk in MTB s...
by Pete
Nov 13 2008 6:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Cyclone 650 watt review.
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: Cyclone 650 watt review.

I This kit is for tinkerers. Mounting the controller is going to require some fabrication. It is 150x135x55 mm and has 7 single conductor wires and 2 multi conductor cables that terminate in 7 pin connectors plus [2] 2 pin connectors coming out of it. What all those wires do, I haven't a clue and C...
by Pete
Nov 13 2008 5:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: 18 Mosfet Infineon Controller
Replies: 78
Views: 20405

Re: 18 Mosfet Infineon Controller

It may just be my eyes, but the high current wiring on the 72v65 looks a bit anaemic. What gauge is it ?
by Pete
Nov 12 2008 10:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cycle Analist Direct Plug-in Model - what does it fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Cycle Analist Direct Plug-in Model - what does it fit?

Mr. Danelectric wrote: What is the purpose of monitoring charging again?
It isn't essential, but knowing how much you draw from the cells vs how much is required to achieve full charge gives you some useful indicators on the health of your pack. And it helps you plot trends as your pack starts to wear out.
by Pete
Nov 11 2008 10:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cycle Analist Direct Plug-in Model - what does it fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Cycle Analist Direct Plug-in Model - what does it fit?

Less procrastination and more ebiking :D Regardless of which CA version you end up with you will still need to do some form of hacking to make use of the limmiter. I thing the stand alone is the way to go, that way you can change controllers easily and / or use the CA to monitor charging too. The ot...
by Pete
Nov 10 2008 8:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cycle Analist Direct Plug-in Model - what does it fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Cycle Analist Direct Plug-in Model - what does it fit?

Where did you get the controller from ? I believe the modified Crystalite controllers were specific to ebikes.ca ?

Have a look at the wiring info at ebikes.ca and see if the internal wiring matches up.
by Pete
Nov 10 2008 8:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: CUT OUT ON POWER cyclone 650watt lifepo 36v 20ah new
Replies: 42
Views: 5139

Re: CUT OUT ON POWER cyclone 650watt lifepo 36v 20ah new

Rob, keep in mind the BMS over current circuit is there to protect the cells from being discharged above their designed C rating which equals reduced cell life. There are several people on the forum who are either increasing the overcurrent limmit or just bypassing the protection all together. But t...
by Pete
Nov 10 2008 2:27am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 48V 20Ah lifepo4 lasts only 34 km on 5th cycle
Replies: 20
Views: 2623

Re: 48V 20Ah lifepo4 lasts only 34 km on 5th cycle

I hope you have plenty of patience. No-load amperage is usually only a couple of amps... You could be going for at least 8 to 10 .. hours .. :)
by Pete
Nov 09 2008 11:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: CUT OUT ON POWER cyclone 650watt lifepo 36v 20ah new
Replies: 42
Views: 5139

Re: CUT OUT ON POWER cyclone 650watt lifepo 36v 20ah new

Rob, A123's are without a doubt the current bee's knee's of LiFePO's. But they are pretty expensive on a $ per watt basis. An alternative would be to parallel a second battery with your current one. This would split the load roughly between the two and keep the C rate on each pack down to a safe lev...
by Pete
Nov 09 2008 3:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 500w Cyclone Kit drains heaps of power! NO BMS!
Replies: 32
Views: 6468

Re: 500w Cyclone Kit drains heaps of power! NO BMS!

Lithium chemistry is perfect for the Cyclone. But the pack must be sized to suit the motor it will be driving. You wouldn't use a volkswagen to tow a semi trailer. Same concept with batteries.
by Pete
Nov 09 2008 3:24am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Reccomendations about 650W Cyclone
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: Reccomendations about 650W Cyclone

Yes, it has been covered in various threads. Reliability; Motor and gearbox is good, if you run the dual freewheel then make sure you remove and loctite the screw that holds the freewheel assembly to the motor The front freewheel is junk, expect to be replacing it sooner rather than later. There are...