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by RTLSHIP
Jan 14 2019 3:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fewer Americans bike to work despite new trails, lanes and bicycle share programs
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Fewer Americans bike to work despite new trails, lanes and bicycle share programs

I E- biked to work today as here in Florida it is not so cold. We have nice trails. But really alot of people see lower gas priices and just drive today. Back around 2008 there was an e-bike bonanza. And there were perhaps more regular bikes on the road as well. Bikes do give some freedom and flexib...
by RTLSHIP
Jun 23 2017 5:48pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: $199 48V Lithium Battery Pack for sale Cheap! Used!
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: $199 48V Lithium Battery Pack for sale Cheap! Used!

Is that a li-ion or lifepo4 pack? What ah rating? I would also concur w/ cal3thousand that $199 is not cheap or a 2 yr old pack minus a charger. Reggie, you only have one post on this forum which makes me a little suspicious. Maybe you should try craigslist or the like.
by RTLSHIP
Jun 19 2017 6:42pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Fleabag stole my kids bike...
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Fleabag stole my kids bike...

Sorry to hear. I've been ripped off a few times. The worst part isn't the money. It's probably the violation or psychological part that hurts most.
by RTLSHIP
Jun 04 2017 5:32pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS or Bad Cells
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: BMS or Bad Cells

it's not the same pack. Sanges has that one and never returned it or the charger. I have taken this one apart once already but didn't probe, but your theory seems ok. My tinkering ambition is limited. This pack has been this way for 4 1/2 years. Maybe I'll sell it eventually.
by RTLSHIP
Jun 04 2017 4:14pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS or Bad Cells
Replies: 2
Views: 349

BMS or Bad Cells

0604170942-00.jpg All cell groups are 3.2 or 3.3v after a 2 mile ride, but the last cell group is zero. This is a 48v 15 ah life pack, but it only seems to have 15 cell groups (I could be wrong) So my voltage is about 46 to 47. There are only 15 balancing pin plugs on the bms (11 and 4). I counted ...
by RTLSHIP
Jun 04 2017 3:47pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 48v 26 ah battery does not charge
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: 48v 26 ah battery does not charge

Make sure the skinny charge wires are not frayed or cut at any point. I noticed this once on a pack. I don't know what type of battery you have, but you can charge it with alligator clips on wires. I did that before with paper clips coming out of the female plug. be careful.
by RTLSHIP
May 17 2017 6:41pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Looking to buy a a sensorless controller
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Looking to buy a a sensorless controller

I have 3 sensorless controllers, but I'm really trying to get rid of one of my Aotema Bike Kits. 3 wires to the wheel. One of the controllers I bought from campsolutions.com. It is 48v but a pretty low amp number. It gets hot when riding hard or far, but it never failed me. The other is a Aotema 36v...
by RTLSHIP
Nov 30 2013 4:42pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Can overvolting provide more wattage range?
Replies: 47
Views: 4152

Re: Can overvolting provide more wattage range?

Is the eyelet hole pretty narrow? If so, the the screw going through it will be weak.
by RTLSHIP
Jun 06 2012 6:07pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Is Global warming real?
Replies: 85
Views: 15641

Re: Is Global warming real?

where I live it's 6 to 10 feet above sea level. That's the way S Fla is. It's relatively new. Inland there are sea shells to be found in ordinary sand. Sea shells use to be mixed into asphalt road.
by RTLSHIP
Jun 06 2012 11:32am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Is Global warming real?
Replies: 85
Views: 15641

Re: Is Global warming real?

Stay or go? Communities are eyeing a retreat from sea Whether we agree or disagree on GW, the West is slowly eroding – an undeniable fact. Of course, it could be caused by subduction… but for some reason I think that process is even slower than GW. Above sea level last I checked, KF In S Florida, s...
by RTLSHIP
May 31 2012 9:20am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf
Replies: 118
Views: 10976

Re: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf

I feel honored to be the first one you think of amberwolf... ;) Yeah, RTLSHIP, if ya let me know where in SF you are, maybe we can meetup and work on that battery for you. Let me know. After reading that long "PM session" you guys had, it seems to me, that he has a loose connection some where along...
by RTLSHIP
May 20 2012 11:27am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Front or Rear Drive??
Replies: 29
Views: 7044

Re: Front or Rear Drive??

I have only front hubs because it was what was a good deal at the time. Also, it seems to me that a rear hub installation is more complicated than a front hub. Going above 48v, I'd recommend rear or else you have focus on holding handle bars steady.
by RTLSHIP
May 10 2012 7:05am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Is Global warming real?
Replies: 85
Views: 15641

Re: Is Global warming real?

Interesting comments from iamsofunny. 30,000 years ago the summertime temp in France/Spain was about 30 to 40 below. That was the daytime high according to a science book dealing with Paleolithic Cave Art.
by RTLSHIP
May 08 2012 4:11pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf
Replies: 118
Views: 10976

Re: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf

well, I don't even have that pack anymore. I can't reach sangesf. It's still worth 1 or 2 hundred along with the charger. I hope he surfaces soon.
by RTLSHIP
May 08 2012 8:22am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf
Replies: 118
Views: 10976

Re: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf

I haven't heard from Sangesf in over 2 months.
by RTLSHIP
Feb 14 2012 12:45pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Will America go to war with Iran?
Replies: 58
Views: 10654

Re: Will America go to war with Iran?

I have to agree with much I 've read here. We are not going to war with Iran. That would be foolish. I do remember Iraq vs Iran back in the 1980's. Probably started by Saddam H.
by RTLSHIP
Feb 13 2012 10:48am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Will America go to war with Iran?
Replies: 58
Views: 10654

Re: Will America go to war with Iran?

I saw some of that Florida debate and the moon talk was just that, moon talk. probably an attempt to get votes in Florida primary. Also, the moon base was to be primarily a private sector undertaking. Newt seemed to say it was something the USA or privatye sector would have tried if it still had a 1...
by RTLSHIP
Feb 12 2012 1:30pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Will America go to war with Iran?
Replies: 58
Views: 10654

Re: Will America go to war with Iran?

I'm not afraid of Iran. You are expansive about what I (and others) print. I would be concerned or afraid about weapons in wrong hands. The current Pres. of Iran is make believe bad.
If you can agree that Iran is not a real problem, then maybe it is just a make believe problem by the media.
by RTLSHIP
Feb 09 2012 7:36am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Will America go to war with Iran?
Replies: 58
Views: 10654

Re: Will America go to war with Iran?

Wineboyrider, are you serious? Last time I checked there were 2 revolutions (or civil wars) in N Africa and several more brewing in the Middle East. The political instabilty is much greater out there. All we have is 2-bit Occupy.
by RTLSHIP
Feb 07 2012 7:38am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Will America go to war with Iran?
Replies: 58
Views: 10654

Re: Will America go to war with Iran?

I think part of the concern is that there could be another revolution and nuclear know-how could end up in wrong hands.
I seriously doubt the current Iranian President would do anything dastardly.
by RTLSHIP
Feb 03 2012 9:57am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf
Replies: 118
Views: 10976

Re: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf

Well, even if you can fix it, there are still possibly many others that are on the verge of trouble. If you want to stop, that's ok
because I suspect pack this is too fickle or unpredictable. The only reliable thing is that 48v charger.
by RTLSHIP
Feb 02 2012 12:21pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf
Replies: 118
Views: 10976

Re: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf

I didn't know these cells had been overcharged
by RTLSHIP
Feb 01 2012 7:31am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf
Replies: 118
Views: 10976

Re: Volgood 48V20Ah LiFePO4 Repair by Amberwolf

Is the BMS ok? The reason I say this is that it only sat unused for maybe 4 weeks. At that point I topped off battery with charger. I shelved another 48/15 pack for longer and no problems.
by RTLSHIP
Jan 27 2012 2:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Lipo/Lifepo4 in damp weather
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Lipo/Lifepo4 in damp weather

70 degrees F is the ideal temp for SLA. Lithium types do better in warm than super-cold. As for dampness, you probably don't want to get any battery wet. But I've never heard of humidity problems with lithium. Dampness can definitely affect
a controller.
by RTLSHIP
Jan 25 2012 3:05pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: How many of us wear glasses while riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 16119

Re: How many of us wear glasses while riding?

I will wear sunglasses during daytime. If it is cold down here, then I wear safety googles to prevent watering. But as far as safety googles for the sake of safety itself, never. not a bad idea because of bugs. Helmet? yes.
How many of us have things (bottles etc.) thrown at you while riding?