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by Rydon
Mar 23 2018 3:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

If original controller just do 6 step/block commutation, I will prefer to use instead a Kunteng motor controller that even has a very good LCD and Bluetooth module for using with a mobile app. Going by this path, only the torque sensor will needed to be tested as it is really different from the one...
by Rydon
Mar 22 2018 2:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

So far we are happy with the motor and I am looking into headlights and tail lights now. Has anyone found any good 6v led headlights (very bright) and tailights and turn signals? I don't want rechargeable usb, I would prefer to wire them directly to the 6v power leads and be able to use the headlig...
by Rydon
Mar 22 2018 1:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Hi, Does anybody know if TSDZ2 fits BB30 bottom bracket? I mean will it have enough space between shaft and motor to clear the thicker bottom bracket ? Bike is a Cannondale Scalpel 29er. That is a really good question. I assumed it would. I have done quite a few BB30, PF30 and PF41 conversions usin...
by Rydon
Mar 21 2018 2:10am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

And guess what, seems that TSDZ2 motor controller uses the same microcontroller STM8S105C6 :-) :-) this means we should be able to use the same firmware with minor effort!! I have an ST-Link and have played with it a little. Here are a few things I have gleaned from around the web that might be hel...
by Rydon
Feb 28 2018 12:33am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Court finally reviewed the TSDZ2, doesn't look good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RxftD4vklw A few observations: - He loves the "torque sensing" and the throttle that other mid-drives don't have but overall gives it a "meh". Go figure. - He expects more power out of a 350-watt motor because it ...
by Rydon
Feb 14 2018 6:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

... how many did you end up having "premature" trouble with (i.e., something that broke long before you would expect it to)? Asking because my unit lasted all of 5 days (30 miles) before the torque sensor went kaput... So far only a few issues. I am fairly new to the TSDZ2. I live in a 55+ communit...
by Rydon
Feb 14 2018 5:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

RTIII wrote:
Feb 14 2018 1:09pm

Also, based on your comments, I gather you haven't much experience with the TSDZ2.
You are right. I have only done about 20 TSDZ2 conversions. Whereas Bafang mid-drives are well over 100.
by Rydon
Feb 14 2018 12:48am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

My first post (I think?): -- something like a 3 lb. battery. I prefer the frame-mounted batteries -- lighter batteries sold which fit on Shark mount on downtube? AS It's never a mistake in e-bikes to either buy more power than you think you need (unless there are laws, as in some countries in Europ...
by Rydon
Jan 31 2018 10:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

And is it possible somehow to use the TSDZ2 without the torque sensor? TSDZ2 is not a specific model number but a motor family so it is hard to know what you have. If you happen to have the 8 wire version of the controller and VLCD5 display then you can use the throttle without the torque sensor. R...
by Rydon
Jan 25 2018 12:28am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

In other news, I think I've figured out what's causing the issue. It looks like the newer frame has a cable guide right next to the BB on the drive-side chainstay on the bottom. It adds a significant amount of thickness to the chainstay and makes the simple removal nearly impossible. I think you ar...
by Rydon
Jan 12 2018 8:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

A decent rivnut tool is under $30. I have black bikes and cover black hose clamps with black shrink wrap. I do use added zip ties, but not as primary. Three of my 6 rides are like are loaned out for friends on rides. I like friend proof, one dropped battery gets expensive. I aint handsome and worry...
by Rydon
Jan 12 2018 3:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

... I have a kit without the throttle support 6 pins. I added 2 wires from the controller to the display, + 5V and the input signal from the throttle and everything works. Atrihalov, It is good to know that is possible. Could you provide a picture of the controller and display with the wires you ad...
by Rydon
Jan 12 2018 3:01am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

The BB cold be used with zip ties too, but hanging a $500 battery with zip ties isn't all that exciting to me. Thanks for the post, I do like the idea of adding one of the Wolf rails on my down tube with rivnuts. Not all zip ties are created equal. My battery is hung from the top of the seat frame ...
by Rydon
Jan 09 2018 11:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Found a solution to batteryholder installation: GrinTech BottleBob http://www.ebikes.ca/bottlebob.html No need to drill holes on the frame I prefer a more refined fit and finish than hose clamps. Here is a very flexible and elegant solution from Wolf Tooth Components. https://www.wolftoothcomponent...
by Rydon
Oct 30 2017 5:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

tfahrner wrote:Anybody else experience water/moisture problems with this unit?
We've done about 10 of them and so far no reported issues. I don't know if any have ridden in the rain. Good to know. Thanks for posting.
by Rydon
Oct 26 2017 6:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

... My problem is with the VLCD-5 display, I cant get into the hidden setup menue, yes i know you press the start button and the "I" button together for 3 secs but nothing happens so i cant change the wheel size or get out of kilometers(whats a kilometer :roll: lol) or turn off the speed limiter et...
by Rydon
Oct 24 2017 8:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

H ... My problem is with the VLCD-5 display, I cant get into the hidden setup menue, yes i know you press the start button and the "I" button together for 3 secs but nothing happens so i cant change the wheel size or get out of kilometers(whats a kilometer :roll: lol) or turn off the speed limiter ...
by Rydon
Oct 12 2017 6:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

After much frustration trying to get information on reprogramming the TSDZ2 I am now thinking about bypassing the TSDZ2 controller entirely and going with a CA3/Grinfineon solution. This will give total control over the motor and hopefully still keep cool TSDZ2 features like torque sensing and coast...
by Rydon
Jan 22 2017 1:30am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Just discoverd this new offer on ali: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Torque-Sensor-Max-65N-m-48V-350W-Mid-Motor-Electric-bicycles-conversion-kits-for-electrc-bike/32768370583.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10065_10068_10000009_10084_10000025_10083_10000029_10080_10082_10081_1000002...
by Rydon
Jan 13 2017 2:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New

I know that a mid drive is going to block the bottom of my seat tube, and that's okay with me (I've got a really tall seat post in there right now - I could use a shorter one if I want) but the rear suspension linkage is directly behind the bottom bracket, so the chain stays and kickstand mount mov...
by Rydon
Dec 11 2016 2:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD unused cable removal
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

Re: BBSHD unused cable removal

So you plan on eliminating the display? Are you going to use the BBSHDS controller or buy an external one. Are you planning to use throttle only or PAS and throttle? When you are successful, please post details and pics. Yes, please post up if you are successful...... Running a BBSHD w/o a display ...
by Rydon
Nov 28 2016 1:22am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

How do we find out when the new version is out or will be out ? Any plans on their part to make a 750 watt version, with 3077 mosfets ? or does the current TSDZ2 have 3077 mosfets ? Anyone weigh the TSDZ2 ? with crank arms and BB ? The new 500w version (TSDZ2P?) does not yet have a ship date. It ha...
by Rydon
Nov 23 2016 1:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: BMSBattery.com's "Case-08" Battery Pack
Replies: 22
Views: 10104

Re: BMSBattery.com's "Case-08" Battery Pack

You missed my comment about rivnuts. A rivnut is a threaded rivet that goes in the hole you drill in the frame. This is what most manufacturers use for bottle mounts. Zinc plated steel rivnuts are best for batteries as they are much stronger than aluminum and won't rip out with the extra weight. The...
by Rydon
Nov 23 2016 4:20am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6925
Views: 716456

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Looks like Future-bike in Italy might have a new version of the TSDZ2 with protective plate, new chainring, 48v 500w motor and a new small display sans twist grip. http://www.future-bike.it/catalogo-ebike/active-torquer/#tab-1 They had a 500w before but it was just a TSDZ2 with new firmware and the ...
by Rydon
Nov 20 2016 12:33am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: BMSBattery.com's "Case-08" Battery Pack
Replies: 22
Views: 10104

Re: BMSBattery.com's "Case-08" Battery Pack

Hello Endless-sphere. I am interested in getting a case 8 battery from BMS as the dimensions look suitable for my application. One thing I don't know is how do you remove the battery? Does it slide out the top or does it lift up vertically or something else? Thanks for reading. batt.png The battery...