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by DrkAngel
Jun 08 2020 1:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 5937
Views: 504941

Re: new eZip motor

As instructed, many, many, many times, you should run battery packs in parallel as a single large battery! Running as 2 small batteries, separately, results in poorer performance, less total range and accelerated battery degradation. Aaand ... installing a fuse, could have, and likely will again, sa...
by DrkAngel
May 22 2020 12:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 5937
Views: 504941

Re: new eZip motor

by DrkAngel
May 18 2020 3:37am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 304
Views: 42623

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

Moist weather has been perfect for transplanting. Moved hundreds of Beets from bed in high tunnel to outside beds, dozens of Lettuce seedlings and hundreds of Sweet Onion seedlings. Onions sets will flower and go to seed, while Onions from seeds put all their energy into large bulbs! Started Plantin...
by DrkAngel
May 15 2020 5:19am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 304
Views: 42623

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

Advertised yesterday as the perfect day for Spring planting. Had a good dozen show up, helping plant the Pantry beds and their family beds. Mid 60's and sunny, followed by 2 days of warm rain , then 2 full weeks of 60's and 70's. Should give generous boost to Onions, Garlic, Radishes, Lettuce ... ev...
by DrkAngel
May 06 2020 1:49pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 304
Views: 42623

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

~250 feet of 4 foot wide Family Beds rototilled and ready for raking and planting. Plus 100 feet + along the fences. Planting delayed till near May 15, due to cold snap, frost and snow! Pantry Beds tilled and raked. Rhubarb, Onions, Radishes, Lettuce, Garlic etc, all growing nicely. High Tunnel prod...
by DrkAngel
Apr 23 2020 9:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 304
Views: 42623

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

Got tons of free time, spend most of it playing in the garden (set up exercise equipment in the High Tunnel).

But, weather is getting nice, time to be cruising the Trail again.
Found a cute video about "my" trail.
by DrkAngel
Apr 03 2020 7:29pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 304
Views: 42623

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

March Dug up 5 Rhubarb plants from nasty clay soil, split the roots into near 20 fresh plant and set best 16 into deep freshly enriched topsoil. Finally, a dedicated Rhubarb bed, all plant doing well, leafing out nicely! Will likely mulch to deter competition from weeds. Planted Radishes, Onions, L...
by DrkAngel
Apr 02 2020 9:00am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Tis the perfect time and opportunity for battery building! Sadly, have a limited inventory of basic stock. In the process of evaluating and recovering present builds, before producing more. In need of refurbishment: 1 - 25.9V 26.4Ah Li-ion 1 - 25.9V 25.92 Lipo 1 - 33.3v 31.2Ah Li-ion 1 - 33.3V 43.2A...
by DrkAngel
Apr 02 2020 8:20am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Curious if anyone else would recommend tinkering with those 40V ryobi packs to make a larger storage pack. I'm kind of torn between the power tool hot swap convenience versus an enclosed, well weather proofed system. I would be putting this in what is essentially a toy (mx650) so not loads of real ...
by DrkAngel
Mar 31 2020 5:55am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 304
Views: 42623

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

Seed starting party was a success! Most everything sprouted. Tomatoes at 2 inches after only 2 weeks, but most impressed that nearly all Peppers have germinated. I attribute quick growth to the addition of the Halogen bulb as additional warmth. Last year, Peppers took a full month plus to break the ...
by DrkAngel
Mar 31 2020 5:24am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 304
Views: 42623

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

. ... 2020 garden plans. - 2 1st off, renaming "Community Garden" to "Pantry Garden" and "Family Gardens",as a way of not encouraging visitors to be helping themselves to produce meant for others. Radishes, Onions, Potatoes, Green Onions,Rhubarb, Chives all growing nicely and our seed starting part...
by DrkAngel
Feb 25 2020 5:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 5937
Views: 504941

Re: new eZip motor

People who live for themselves, and the moment, burn themselves out physically and emotionally, like a sugar or drug high, too late, they realize their life to be empty, so why live? People with a cause-purpose, tend to grow a better world and pass joy and hope to further generations, making the wor...
by DrkAngel
Feb 11 2020 9:29am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Some of my 10s2p Samsung 22p Hoverboard packs suffered moisture damage corrosion-rust, will have to separate and re certify cells. Got 10 of 12 new 10s2p EVE bricks still in perfect shape ... time to do some more building! 31 8Ah 200-400A Lipo cells intact. (48V 750-1000w rear hub recovered in perfe...
by DrkAngel
Feb 11 2020 9:18am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Thoughts on this battery harvesting scenario?
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: Thoughts on this battery harvesting scenario?

After opening up a few packs, for the series connections, some of the packs use 6x0.15 strip while others use 8x0.15 strip. Would this make it necessary to pull off and reweld all of the strip so that they all match in cross section/current capability? Typically, cell "strips" are standardized, 6x ...
by DrkAngel
Feb 05 2020 5:28pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

j bjork wrote:
Feb 05 2020 10:04am
Is it known what started the fire?
Not Me!
Not Lithium related.
Rumors are illegal activity.
Upstairs Apt owner complained to Police that there were people in his apartment and he wanted them out!
Destroying evidence because Police were informed?
Meth lab?
by DrkAngel
Feb 04 2020 6:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 304
Views: 42623

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

Already talk of a high tunnel expansion-extension. Can't get enough of a good thing? Will detach western endwall, add 36' high tunnel, then reattach endwall ... simple. Near 50 again today, so hooked up the water collection to collect rain ... getting some thirsty herbs and Onions. Monster Radish fr...
by DrkAngel
Feb 03 2020 5:13am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Landlord let me in through back door and pulled 4 more eBikes, plus a dozen good bikes, about a dozen good(?) computers and a massive amount of tools - Craftsman, B&D, Ridgid, DeWalt and, of course, Ryobi. Found my wallet and surprisingly clean dozen pair of jeans, still folded in a box (from last l...
by DrkAngel
Jan 31 2020 4:30am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installed Windows 10 from Windows 7 in an old 4th gen i5 oem pc
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: Installed Windows 10 from Windows 7 in an old 4th gen i5 oem pc

You do not need to use any password! Don't use "Microsoft Account". "Change password" under user sign-in options. Change to blank. Activate using your old Windows 7 key! Windows 7 Home Premium for Home 10 or Windows 7 Professional for 10 Professional. Install "Ublock Origin" into each browser to el...
by DrkAngel
Jan 27 2020 2:36pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

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by DrkAngel
Jan 24 2020 11:00pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

by DrkAngel
Jan 24 2020 5:49pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Was allowed in for 45 minutes today, escorted by Code Enforcement. Got: 5 eBikes, 2 old, 2 new & my Snow Beast - 1 Haro 700C pedaler Geared Front hub ... still in box A few more wet laptops Most of my Ryobi cordless 4 USB back up drives 4 eZip packs fistful of flash drives 31 HP 8Ah 200-400A LiPo 12...
by DrkAngel
Jan 23 2020 8:14am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

FIRE - not Lithium!

. ... I didn't do it! UPS on the store sign lights ... confused the Utility men. " 927 _1.jpg OLEAN — Firefighters battled cold temperatures as well as a structure fire on Buffalo Street Tuesday night. Initial reports of a structure fire at 927 Buffalo St. were announced over the emergency scanner ...
by DrkAngel
Jan 20 2020 9:58am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Trouble balancing battery
Replies: 29
Views: 1901

Re: Trouble balancing battery

With good cells, a battery does not "need" a BMS. Find out if you have good cells! Manually balance your battery. Apparently you can access your cells contacts to test voltage? At "full charge" note the precise voltage of every bank of cells. "Note" means write down. One, or a few, higher? Bleed dow...
by DrkAngel
Jan 19 2020 11:20am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 512356

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

I intend on paralleling 4x 10s2p EVE battery "Bricks" for 36V 20.4Ah.Removing 3 BMS but retaining 1. Single BMS will retain Balance function for the entire 10s8p and will be attached to Volt meter as fuel level indicator and problem notifier. Battery output and charge will be from bare cells and met...
by DrkAngel
Jan 17 2020 5:44pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Thoughts on this battery harvesting scenario?
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: Thoughts on this battery harvesting scenario?

I am having a hard time visualizing how the layout would work. It seems like you would need a separate BMS for each series string to make sure they are balanced. 6 x 7s2p bricks paralleled together with minimal leads for parallel-balance. Except the end "rails" for power output, with heavy tinned c...