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by stiffi
Jul 31 2020 8:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Last update for a while. I purchased a 48v 14ah Lithium Ion battery pack for the bikes. Since it was bigger, I placed it on a hanging tube bag from the center bar of the Men's bike. This means the Step Through I also bought is no longer an option. I am still using the case from the original battery ...
by stiffi
Jul 19 2020 9:25am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: 70$ Li-Ion Battery Pack 48V 10.5Ah 500w output
Replies: 69
Views: 4485

Re: 70$ Li-Ion Battery Pack 48V 10.5Ah 500w output

Hi, how long are the leads from the battery to the motor? Can I request a custom length?
by stiffi
Jul 18 2020 7:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Sort of. The original battery was lithium, but I bought the bike knowing it was dead so I never rode it with that battery. Then as you heard when I opened it up it appears it was on the verge of exploding!
by stiffi
Jul 18 2020 4:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Update: First long ride. It's 97 degrees here so that may be a factor. Took a ride to Lowes. 4.5 miles one way. Bike was great on a mix of hills and flats. Used some PAS on levels 1-3. On the way back at mile 7 got "low battery warning". Good to know that function still works. Bike would s...
by stiffi
Jul 15 2020 2:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

WEEEE This thing is fun! My reusing the controller experiment worked like a charm. Once I hooked up the battery to the leads inside the old battery box everything works great except the battery range indicator, which I didn't expect to work. Just took the bike for a ride (both actually) and they are...
by stiffi
Jul 14 2020 2:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

According to all the research I've done it's 48v yes
by stiffi
Jul 13 2020 3:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

UPDATE I took the old pack to the county recycling center. Don't need those potential headaches. I found the controller WAS indeed in the little tiny black box connected to the end of the rear rack. The original pack has terminals built in that connect to the controller when inserted. SO...I found s...
by stiffi
Jul 10 2020 8:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Yeah I get it. Thanks.
by stiffi
Jul 10 2020 8:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Yeah, I put the pack in the garage and keep checking on it. The cell seems to have cooled down. No more messing around with this pack!

As for the aftermarket battery. Maybe I'll give it a try and see what happens.
by stiffi
Jul 10 2020 3:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

I can't even tell him where the main terminals are it's so buried in tape. One of the cells is noticeably hot right now. What I really want to do is get a whole new battery pack. You think I could connect it to the red and black leads that are at the top of the pack? Would I be better off pulling th...
by stiffi
Jul 10 2020 2:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Image

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rDc62BiiUkc5RBip9

Here's what the pack looks like opened up. Any idea if there's a controller shoved in there?
by stiffi
Jul 10 2020 2:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

No but I tried 2 different. Charges. Unlikely both are bad?
by stiffi
Jul 10 2020 10:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Ugh, after 20 hours the battery now is completely dead. At least no response from a multimeter on the leads on the outside of the case. Time to open her up I guess.
by stiffi
Jul 10 2020 10:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Ooh, do you have any pictures of how you wired it? My biggest concern is keeping the controller in play to use the original throttle with PAS modes. Mine is the 48v version, however so not sure it's exactly the same. Looks like this https://images.app.goo.gl/qnwK4aDbxysh7qgg8
by stiffi
Jul 09 2020 3:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

After 4 hours of charging, battery looks dead as a doornail. I put a multimeter to it and the needle jumped a bit, but then went back to zero.

Bikes came with a 2nd charger, I'm trying that overnight.
by stiffi
Jul 09 2020 1:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Oh and Dogman, I had a Honda Metropolitan, then a Yamaha Vino 125 and a Kymco People 150. Took the Kymco on the highway a few times at 80mph and that was the max of my risk tolerance!
by stiffi
Jul 09 2020 1:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Yes, that control pad
by stiffi
Jul 09 2020 12:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Back from the dead and Izip Question

Thanks everybody. I just brought the bikes home. Two of them in fact. Screaming deal. Anybody in Maryland need one? I can confirm its the Currie 48v 500 watt hub motor. Letting the battery charge for a while now, then I'll check with a volt meter. Hard to tell about the controller. I see two wires g...
by stiffi
Jul 08 2020 2:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead and Izip Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Back from the dead and Izip Question

Hey Everybody! Back after a 6 year hiatus, during which time I traded my ebike for a gas powered scooter, then bought 2 bigger scooters and rode them for several years. After making it over 5 years without killing myself I decided it was time to stop tempting fate. That bug, as you know never really...
by stiffi
Sep 15 2014 2:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: More Power?
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: More Power?

So I was looking at my controller and it says Infineon Intelligent Controller. Does that mean it's programmable? If so, how do I program more amps allowed?
by stiffi
Sep 15 2014 12:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: More Power?
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: More Power?

What wheelsize are you running? How much gross weight does the vehicle have? Would be nice to know how much your SLA batteries sag. Do you have a CA? You could try the ebikes.ca simulator and check which changes would bring you more acceleration. (If you havenĀ“t done this yet). Normally more amps w...
by stiffi
Sep 15 2014 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: More Power?
Replies: 9
Views: 826

More Power?

Hello, I just put together a bike using mix and match parts and the power is not what I was expecting. I am using an Ebikekit 500W motor Model JZ36V500W090319056, with an Infineon 17AMP controller. It has an LVC of 31.5 V. I currently am using a 36 Volt SLA pack I put together. 3 12V at 10AH. My que...
by stiffi
Aug 04 2014 6:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EcoEasy Rider
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: EcoEasy Rider

motomech wrote:At that price, buy it.
Even if you have to replace the Battery, you will come out ahead.
this batt. might work;

http://www.bmsbattery.com/24v/473-36v-1 ... -pack.html
You think its 24 volt? The limited info I can find lead me to believe 36.
by stiffi
Aug 04 2014 1:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EcoEasy Rider
Replies: 4
Views: 514

EcoEasy Rider

Has anybody seen or used this EcoEasy Rider bike? http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/4595078865.html There is one on the local Craigslist and I am thinking about picking it up, but it has a dead battery. Seems to me at this price it would be hard to go wrong, but I've been down this road bef...
by stiffi
Aug 04 2014 12:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Firmstrong CA-520, feet forward cruiser
Replies: 23
Views: 4106

Re: Firmstrong CA-520, feet forward cruiser

As mentioned lots of those crank forwards have models in their catalog that are steel. Electra in particular has a Townie 3i that is all steel. My first ebike was a Crystalyte front mount on that same Townie. Combined with the front V-Brake and the rear coaster, it was my favorite combination. I tra...