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by SamTexas
Jul 22 2013 10:47pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 48V 6Ah Li-ion Water Kettle Battery with BMS Board, Charger
Replies: 22
Views: 3376

Re: 48V 6Ah Li-ion Water Kettle Battery with BMS Board, Char

zukster wrote: I was wondering about that. I'm going to order a couple. I'll let everyone know once I open one up - what's inside :?:
It has been a few months now. So what's inside?
by SamTexas
Jul 22 2013 10:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

Seriously, why must an e-bike be burdened with having to pay for itself? +1 E-bike has always been just another toy for me. If it happens to save some money, good. If it happens to make our environment a little cleaner, better. Since ebikes are toys for me, they don't save me any money. They cost m...
by SamTexas
Jul 22 2013 6:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

WASYLBRYTAN wrote: My point is ...
You don't have any point at all. You are simply regurgitating old do-gooders' arguments that have been around for decades. Just like parrots repeating human phrases without any knowledge or understanding.
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 11:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

WASYLBRYTAN wrote:Don't forget, you are part of the human race you are trying to eliminate.
I definitely am not trying to eliminate the human race. But if I did eliminate a few do-gooders by mistake, so be it. No harm done.
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 10:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

Why do I need to worry? We already have a surplus of do-gooders like yourself already!
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 10:36pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most beautiful and ugliest cities in the world?
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Most beautiful and ugliest cities in the world?

That's it. But the pictures are not doing justice to this town. Anyway, center town is nice but the residential area and the many parks are much nicer, to me anyway. One of my most favorite feature is accessibility by bicycle. There is now over 160 miles of pathways and trails. You can get to any ho...
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 10:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

LOL. Hate to admit it, but you're truly entertaining.
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 9:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most beautiful and ugliest cities in the world?
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Most beautiful and ugliest cities in the world?

Seriously, the most beautiful city is the one you're currently living in and not willing to move out. For me, it's The Woodlands, a small town 30 miles north of Houston.
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 8:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

..., that the choice to buy a car is a demonstration of personal prosperity. Yes! Without prosperity there is no choice or very limited choice. There is no shame in spending the money one works for. There is PLENTY of shame when one can not obtain what one needs because of limited resources (read $...
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 6:54pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most beautiful and ugliest cities in the world?
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Most beautiful and ugliest cities in the world?

I don't know about Houston. But I'm sure whatever city Philistine is living in is the worst and ugliest city of all.
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 4:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

Why live in fear, Bill? I have already offered a solution for you. Move!
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 3:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

I think it's normal to own a car. There's nothing bad about it. That does not mean one has to use the car all the time. If one can walk or bike to the store, to work, to school... and one wants to then it's a good thing. But it's a choice and that choice differentiates a person living in a highly de...
by SamTexas
Jul 21 2013 12:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

Seriously, I think you're full of it.
by SamTexas
Jul 20 2013 8:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 5359

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

... I have tremendous respect for someone who kills and commits suicide at the same time and still can sleep at night. Bill How does anyone sleep at night after committing suicide? I had no idea people still sleep after they're dead. Do they still wake up also? 60 years old, living in Canada and ne...
by SamTexas
Jul 20 2013 12:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!
Replies: 67
Views: 4141

Re: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!

Recall or not, I would never buy a battery from MagicShine UNLESS they specifically disclose the exact brand and model of the cells they use. And a picture of the pack showing the actual cells before the shrinkwrap is installed. MagicShine is a LED light manufacturer, not a battery manufacturer.
by SamTexas
Jul 20 2013 12:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!
Replies: 67
Views: 4141

Re: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!

All oem laptop pack cells are labeled ? No. I have found questionable red, 2400mAh cells in genuine Dell packs. My research indicated that those were "Japanese Grade A" cells used by laptop manufacturers when brand-name cells are in short supply. Obviously several emails to Dell's Technical Support...
by SamTexas
Jul 20 2013 11:57am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!
Replies: 67
Views: 4141

Re: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!

My understanding is that the cells were from a magicshine headlight.. cells are not labeld. Hence he canot tell you what brandy they are That's my understanding too. Let this be a lesson for anyone buying 18650 LiCo cells, individually or pre-packaged. If you are not 100% (yes, 99% is not enough) s...
by SamTexas
Jul 20 2013 10:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!
Replies: 67
Views: 4141

Re: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!

That does not mean a genuine Panasonic, Sanyo, Samsung... 18650 cell would never catch fire or explode. The chance is minuscule but it's there. The same thing applies to any device that's designed to store energy, man made or naturally. A piece of paper, a twig of wood for example. What matters is t...
by SamTexas
Jul 20 2013 9:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!
Replies: 67
Views: 4141

Re: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!

Let's also show a few pictures of cars going up in flame or exploding. Best way to get people(?) out of the cars and onto bicycles (non-electrified of course).
by SamTexas
Jul 18 2013 7:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebike population study
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Ebike population study

I'm in Houston. I can "guess" the local numbers for you.

2 hours watch:
No more than 10 bicycles, no ebike.

Full day watch (sun up to sun down):
No more than 100 bicycles, no ebike.
by SamTexas
Jul 18 2013 3:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!
Replies: 67
Views: 4141

Re: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!

ultrafire is nothing but a shrink wrap,, what you get inside can be anything from used laptop cells of any variety and any possible capacity regardless of what the label says. Used? Or reject/defective? As fas as I know, they are NOT used. They are rejects. Meaning that they should never be sold, l...
by SamTexas
Jul 18 2013 3:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!
Replies: 67
Views: 4141

Re: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!

I have had konion cells shoot fire out of the top. Freshly out of a used tool pack. I believe you. Only idiots believe that Konions are safer than 18650 LiCos. Both are manufactured by Sony, btw. For every Konion sold, Sony sells at least 10 LiCo cells. More likely is that idiot is spreading fear s...
by SamTexas
Jul 18 2013 2:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!
Replies: 67
Views: 4141

Re: ALMOST BURN MY APARTMENT WITH 18650 CELLS!!

got it http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?280909-Ultrafire-18650-3000mA-exploded Anyone dumb enough to buy and use Ultrafires deserves this type of injury. Anyone lumping Ultrafire 18650 batteries with 18650 batteries from Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony... is fear mongering or is extremely ...
by SamTexas
May 25 2013 3:26pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: cell_man Li-NCM triangle packs, two sizes now
Replies: 69
Views: 11434

Re: cell_man Li-NCM triangle pack, 50V/18-Ah

Your post is acknowledged. I'm going to delay my reply for a day. I want to see what the other fools have to say first. BTW, this forum board is managed by at least one sleazy and stupid moderator. So don't be surprised to see posts disappearing without a trace, or posts that get modified at his chi...
by SamTexas
May 25 2013 2:32pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Comparing Lead Acid to LiPo
Replies: 36
Views: 1600

Re: Comparing Lead Acid to LiPo

http://ypedal.com/sla/sla.htm page not complete yet.. but see the size and weight comparisons. vs usable energy. Thanks for starting a useful and factual page. Since it's not yet complete, I suggest the addition of the following (in case you haven't planned on adding them yet): + Lead batteries don...