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by Ykick
Mar 23 2010 8:25am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Terminating the 15Ah and 20Ah Cell-Man cells
Replies: 281
Views: 42365

Re: Terminating the 15Ah and 20Ah Cell-Man cells

I'm ready to try some 15Ah pouches!
by Ykick
Mar 23 2010 8:18am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: SLA's @ 24 V or 48 V--which should I use?
Replies: 13
Views: 1089

Re: SLA's @ 24 V or 48 V--which should I use?

Based on my experiences wire/connector size and motor speed are the primary differences between 24-48V systems. Doing this several years I've had a couple 24V scooter & bike systems and recently upgraded to 48V equipment. The later is much improved practically every regard IMO. BB HR9 12 batteries (...
by Ykick
Mar 23 2010 8:03am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: K2 battery packs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: K2 battery packs?

Thanks for the info. They look legit but I can't believe there's nothing on ES about them yet? I emailed and asked about their 12V packs but no response so far? Close to 10AH, 3lbs, $100 ea, same package I'm currently using so I don't have to redo my battery mounting and/or bags. Too good to be true...
by Ykick
Mar 22 2010 3:21pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: K2 battery packs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

K2 battery packs?

Anybody run across these before?

http://k2es.com/battery-packs-12v.html

I tried searching ES but nothing...
by Ykick
Feb 27 2010 8:54am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Nilar
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Nilar

I recently ordered a couple Nilar modules to run in 48V 10AH configuration and I'm very happy so far. They come in a very sturdy package - can be charged by lead-acid chargers that most of us already have laying around and seem to deliver power as advertised. I've only managed about 10 cycles so far...
by Ykick
Feb 27 2010 8:26am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-Scooters vs E-bikes
Replies: 111
Views: 21846

Re: E-Scooters vs E-bikes

Those are cool variations Lock - I'm pretty happy with Sidewalker frames. I got hold of a Kickbike and it's just too dang low to the ground and would require major retrofit to equip with power. So, I'm doing another Sidewalker with 26" wheels this go around. I have those Nilar batteries running on m...
by Ykick
Feb 11 2010 5:16pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-Scooters vs E-bikes
Replies: 111
Views: 21846

Re: E-Scooters vs E-bikes

Nice to hear about the Nine Continents motor... ebikes.ca offers three flavours: http://www.ebikes.ca/store/store_nc.php "Currently, the motor kit is available as a front or rear hub with two winding types, a fast 2806 version for 20" wheels, and a slightly slower 2807 turn model for 26" and 700c h...
by Ykick
Feb 11 2010 2:06pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-Scooters vs E-bikes
Replies: 111
Views: 21846

Re: E-Scooters vs E-bikes

Yah, definitely fewer moving bits should be better in terms of reliability... I have plans for a hinge for mine so it can fold (up, not down) but that's not necessary... So basically just the wheels that move. Plus the mechanical brake bits and the accelerator and other switches and push buttons, b...
by Ykick
Feb 11 2010 10:39am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-Scooters vs E-bikes
Replies: 111
Views: 21846

Re: E-Scooters vs E-bikes

Ykick... I don't know watt to say but YAY! :) Interested to hear you are running Nilar... I wonder if you are living w/cold winter conditions? And how the NiMH behaves... balancing issues? I was in a conversation on LinkedIn recently and a Nilar Exec spoke up and I asked him about NiMh and why it d...
by Ykick
Feb 11 2010 8:28am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: E-Scooters vs E-bikes
Replies: 111
Views: 21846

Re: E-Scooters vs E-bikes

Sidewalker Willy with C9, 1000W 48V hub. Currently 13Ah F cell NiMh pack but will be moving to Nilar large format soon. Stock controller delivers between 1200-1400W. Range seems to be around 1 mile/50Wh under average conditions. Weighs slightly less than 55 lbs - estimated top speed around 25mph. Cl...
by Ykick
Nov 27 2009 12:55am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: RETAILERS AS MEMBERS?
Replies: 60
Views: 5614

Re: RETAILERS AS MEMBERS?

I probably don't know enough about the dynamics here to open my trap but I fail to see any clear advantage limiting contact with like-minded businesses and vendors. It's sorta like an open-source world here - the science is sound or it isn't. The collective collaboration is what drives the science a...
by Ykick
Nov 26 2009 8:33pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: What do you think is the least reliable ebike component?
Replies: 25
Views: 4266

Re: What do you think is the least reliable ebike component?

'experienced every failure on your poll and a couple of 'em more than once! i couldn't pick just one so I went with my least reliable component: other drivers...

operator coming a close 2nd.