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by Rube
Feb 17 2018 5:15pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Anderson Technical Information Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Anderson Technical Information Thread

Glyn wrote:
Feb 17 2018 2:54pm
A noob question: With these Anderson connectors, am i right in thinking that there is no male and female? i.e. two identical housings will plug into each other?
Yes, you are right, the male and female housing and contacts are the same.
by Rube
Feb 16 2018 5:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Thanks for the photos, nice and tidy solution.
by Rube
Feb 16 2018 4:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Melting wires
Replies: 44
Views: 2119

Re: Melting wires

For what it's worth, crimp connectors including Anderson's have always been more reliable for me than soldered connectors. Most OEM crimping and pin tooling prices are outrageous. Plenty of affordable high-quality alternatives are available for common connectors. If a 150amp crimp connector with for...
by Rube
Feb 14 2018 6:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2 Controllers one motor
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: 2 Controlles one motor

Buk___ wrote:
Feb 14 2018 3:58am
Thanks for this. Such concise descriptions of circuit limitations/boundaries is very rare to find.

Exactly, Alan thanks for taking the time to inform others. Much appreciated and food for thought.
by Rube
Feb 11 2018 4:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Nice job, must have a long range. What did you do with the thru axle swingarm to accommodate the hub? Cut slots and add a torque arm? If you could post a close up pic that would be great. Cheers
by Rube
Feb 08 2018 5:18am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build

Good news, I'm new to ebikes and looking at a similar frame without shocks or forks. I'm also interested in suspension options, although I haven't searched for specs yet. Do you know the rear shock travel, eye to eye measurements, and fork specs? No need to check if you don't, I should do a bit of r...
by Rube
Feb 07 2018 4:47am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: My DIY battery storage system
Replies: 33
Views: 5742

Re: My DIY battery storage system

jonescg wrote:
Feb 06 2018 8:18pm
Fame! :lol:
Not as good as your sultury radio voice :D
by Rube
Feb 07 2018 4:41am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jonescg In the News!
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: jonescg In the News!

What a legend, AFIK one of the few members to post a thread about how to recycle pouch cells.
by Rube
Feb 07 2018 4:38am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build

Glad more bits are arriving, will it take a week to look at freewheel threads? Seems a while but most good places are busy. Is your problem with the motor thread or freewheel thread? Gl with the fix hopefully you get it back sooner.
by Rube
Feb 05 2018 4:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build

Oh I see that makes sense, could be as simple as over spray from painting. If you don't need a thread file a small pick or similar might be enough to liberate wayward paint.
by Rube
Feb 05 2018 5:17am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build

Does the axle nut travel all the way down? Likely to be an issue with machining of the axle flats. Try working the nut up and down with plenty of lube (oh that's awkward). If not there is always room in the tool kit for a thread file or tap and die set. Edit: thinking out loud because I've never add...
by Rube
Feb 02 2018 3:31am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Intellectual controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Intellectual controller

Judging by the half-arsed effort that resulted in a wonky controller label I'd say proceed with caution :lol: Good luck with the set up looks pretty basic.
by Rube
Jan 31 2018 5:21am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: The BEST connectors, period
Replies: 14
Views: 4807

Re: The BEST connectors, period

Nice IP rated JST connector available with multiple pin configurations.
6 pin male manufacturer part number JSTJWPF MFR PT 06R JWPF VSLE.
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by Rube
Jan 31 2018 4:45am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Tidalforce S-750 custom frame battery cases
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Tidalforce S-750 custom frame battery cases

Hi, would you mind sharing how you developed the textured ABS? Did you use moulds or was it a handmade process? Perhaps I missed this in another thread.
by Rube
Jan 31 2018 4:26am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Thorium's Giant DH Comp Build

Nice rig Thorium and a solid write up. I hope you have a great time, keep an eye on controller temps if you plan to give it a hiding. How did you source the battery? I have a spare 20s BMS but unfortunately, AFAIK it won't suit your 21s pack. Good luck :)
by Rube
Jan 30 2018 4:05am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Vintage Electric MX (YZ80)
Replies: 21
Views: 3946

Re: Vintage Electric MX (YZ80)

Love the build, looks like a metric shed load of fun. Love the porka in the toy shed.
by Rube
Jan 30 2018 3:59am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Powerfull Emoto + Rain = nasty crash
Replies: 23
Views: 2632

Re: Powerfull Emoto + Rain = nasty crash

Sorry to hear about your crash, it could have been a lot worse as you could have ended up under the following car. As above, unfortunately, you're not alone in experiencing this type of failure. Depending on throttle type I've also read posts (John CR, I think) about adding a resistor to clip max th...
by Rube
Jan 24 2018 5:22am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: The "thermal management of LiPo" thread!
Replies: 102
Views: 9168

Re: The "thermal management of LiPo" thread!

Thank you, Chris, you share so much cool stuff. Leads to an interesting idea of tab connected fusible links attached to a cooled heat spreader that also improves ampacity. Next question is can desired cooling be provided via a fusible? If not, forgo the fusible link for improved thermal management; ...
by Rube
Jan 21 2018 5:36am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Very regretful sale of my E-bike Melbourne Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: Very regretful sale of my E-bike Melbourne Australia

Edit: sorry just saw details, glws.
by Rube
Jan 16 2018 4:56am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log
Replies: 1409
Views: 186525

Re: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log

Dave, thanks for the video. I'll address a couple ideas about noise. Firstly, your voice provides a great reference for powertrain sound. Powertrain sound seems very low during in the cadence demo. IMO speaking in "motorcycle mode" and a view of camera setup might help customers to better understand...
by Rube
Jan 15 2018 7:30am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cool student project!
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: Cool student project!

Hot dam Foolsday that was a very insightful post :D I read the cells are welded to nickel terminal plates. Is that pure nickel at 0.13 mm? If I read correctly (aplogies on my phone) the heat spreader was directly affixed to the nickel terminal plates? Cheers
by Rube
Jan 12 2018 5:59am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cool student project!
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: Cool student project!

Perhaps the temperatures were logged across the pack?
by Rube
Jan 12 2018 5:49am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Project Dauntless - My Tanget build
Replies: 36
Views: 4969

Re: Project Dauntless - My Tanget build

Dtx, Dave, FastJohnny, thanks for posting your decision considerations. Understanding these decisions helps readers evaluate real-world consequences of bolting on a such a high torque high power system. From my perspective of evaluating mid-drive options with experience limited to a 5kw hub, I belie...
by Rube
Jan 10 2018 5:14am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log
Replies: 1409
Views: 186525

Re: Dave's 80:1 RC mid drive kit build log

Take a bow you deserve applause, for those of us considering alternative mounting please add separate motor, drive, and controller dimensions to the webstore?
by Rube
Jan 10 2018 5:05am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cool student project!
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: Cool student project!

Very interested in the cell fusing and materials used for statement "cells are actively cooled with a CNC machined cooling plate mounted to the terminal plates through electrically isolating material'' Thanks for sharing.