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by deardancer3
Mar 01 2008 1:46am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: e-kit which uses bike chain & gears
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: e-kit which uses bike chain & gears

That is a cyclone 500 watt motor. It is the same as offered by cyclone-usa and cyclone-tw.

there are several folks here, (myself included) that are quite conversant with most things pertaining to this motor; just search on "cyclone" and take a peak.

dick
by deardancer3
Feb 23 2008 11:26am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: HELP! My battery charger doesn´t work!
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: HELP! My battery charger doesn´t work!

:) "Ten-four good buddy". See ya on the trail.

tailwinds.

d
by deardancer3
Feb 22 2008 10:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: HELP! My battery charger doesn´t work!
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: HELP! My battery charger doesn´t work!

Measure your 10kntc and make sure it is pretty close to 10k at room 75f temp. meter your charger with nothing connected, should have about 55v plus on the +V leg, versus the grnd leg. the thermistor input leg should have about +1 to +3 volts. then check your battery pack to make sure that your pinou...
by deardancer3
Feb 20 2008 1:07am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: TidalForce wheel battery won't charge
Replies: 14
Views: 1420

Re: TidalForce wheel battery won't charge

The Hp 8208 series NIMH chargers Generally have a Plus volt pin, grnd/neg volt pin , and a thermistor pin which uses the grnd as the other end of the thermistor. If the light starts to flash and keeps flashing, it means the thermistor is out of range -- too hot too cold or missing.. If the light nev...
by deardancer3
Feb 15 2008 7:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Ezee - Brushless Geared Lithium kit !
Replies: 79
Views: 12431

Re: Ezee - Brushless Geared Lithium kit !

If there's no brake cutoff, you can tie into the throttle signal and pull that down. Justin has a diagram of how that's wired. wiring Pin out for the 6 conductor EZ cable going to the Throttle; pin 1 yellow "spd" pin 2 red "key switch" pin 3 blick "grnd" pin 4 dark blue "In" pin 5 green "Brake" pin...
by deardancer3
Feb 13 2008 10:28pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: possibility of recycling broken batteries ?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: possibility of recycling broken batteries ?

cheers you seem to be the only person that knows anything about this. is there any place i can learn more about doing this, or is it secret business sensitive knowledge? Nothing secret at all, just everyone is comitting their attention and resources to Lithium packs, Lith seems to be the wave of th...
by deardancer3
Feb 12 2008 11:41am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: possibility of recycling broken batteries ?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: possibility of recycling broken batteries ?

yer i was thinking a bout Nimh and Nicd the key elements of repairing Nimh and Nicad packs: Ability to analyze and test what the problem(s) is with the pack Access to the parts to repair (usually the dual tabbed appropriate sized single cell(s) ) ability to safely disassemble the pack and swap the ...
by deardancer3
Feb 11 2008 10:38am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: possibility of recycling broken batteries ?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: possibility of recycling broken batteries ?

We can fix some NIMH ebike packs, especially Giant

email me

dick
by deardancer3
Feb 10 2008 12:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Ezee - Brushless Geared Lithium kit !
Replies: 79
Views: 12431

Re: Ezee - Brushless Geared Lithium kit !

I have been working on Ezee's a couple of weeks, off and on, at an Ezee shop. (pre-builts, not kits) all Ezees i have seen have a brake inhibit. it is "imbeded" as one of the conductors in the big multi conductor cable with the throttle stuff. Not to be confused with the multi conductor for the moto...
by deardancer3
Feb 05 2008 8:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: controller water damage -- oh no!! (cyclone motor)
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

cyclone motor; Flashing Light

Flashing Light Started off on a 18 mile ride with the wife, her on a Bionx, me on my cyclone. While airing up tires, she mentioned her mirror was loose, did I have a screwdriver? "NO, not real handy", but our mirrors are those that push into the handlebar hollows, so I just whacked hers kinda hard, ...
by deardancer3
Feb 05 2008 8:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: controller water damage -- oh no!! (cyclone motor)
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: Flashing Light -- cyclone

delete, was duplicat
by deardancer3
Jan 24 2008 12:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: opportunity charging points
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: opportunity charging points

REcharging at the GAS station always brings a smile to my face. Also found a socket at that Drivers license renewal place, but that is a government office, and how it is mooching or not could hijack the thread. since starbucks is now $1/cup and free refills for a while here, they may be taken off my...
by deardancer3
Jan 22 2008 11:53pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Accessory battery charger?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Accessory battery charger?

one easy way- subtract 4.8v from max voltage you are going to draw from. this is your charge voltage differential divide your amphour rate by 25. this is your max charge current. divide the charge voltage diff by the charge current- this will be your charger resistor, mutiply your charge voltage dif...
by deardancer3
Jan 21 2008 1:03am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Survey of All-Time Most Useful Inventions....
Replies: 42
Views: 7990

Re: Survey of All-Time Most Useful Inventions....

In Increasing importance:



Printing press

transistor

refrigerator

birth control

beer

time machine

$60 40 speed internal hub
by deardancer3
Jan 07 2008 12:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dude!
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Dude!

sabrewalt wrote:Did she lose a fight?
NO! But won the award for "Most Understanding Woman of the Decade".
by deardancer3
Jan 07 2008 10:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dual Suspension Frames with rear steel dropouts!? exists?
Replies: 44
Views: 5617

Re: Dual Suspension Frames with rear steel dropouts!? exists?

Big H, snip Mark is right. Whatever you do, you need a closed section around the axle. We've had twin 6mm thick open steel sections spread apart from the torque of the motor. We've learnt it the hard way. I am a little dense on the mechanical stuf; can you give a pictoral example of good closed and...
by deardancer3
Jan 06 2008 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 16" 20" 24" 26" Which wheel size is best for you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2662

Re: 16" 20" 24" 26" Which wheel size is best for you?

ok.. Is there huge differences in acceleration between 20" & 26" or even 16" & 26" whats the difference in amperage draw between the two different wheel sizes? .. snip thanks Steveo Human power: I Hate 16 inch wheels on anything for me. They just bury themselves too deep in the potholes around here...
by deardancer3
Jan 04 2008 2:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dee Jays Giant Revive projects
Replies: 128
Views: 24091

Re: deardancer

Do you have pics of the Bionix Revive combo? I saw one on some website, a red Revive and Bionix battery pack installed exactly where my NiMH pack is now. But I couldn't imagine how it was secured on the upper frame without brackets like mine. I joked with my wife that it could be "Photoshopped" . O...
by deardancer3
Jan 04 2008 1:45pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: What is most important consideration for a ebike build?
Replies: 33
Views: 6193

Re: What is most important consideration for a ebike build?

I vote "none of the above". After looking at terrain and speed needs, rider capabilities, range and desired weight, one comes up with ' power needs" calculation. It is matching that need that dictates a happy ebiker. If it as a 5 mile ride to work, moderate speed and hills, average bicyling skills, ...
by deardancer3
Jan 04 2008 1:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of getting an E bike
Replies: 98
Views: 6960

Re: Thinking of getting an E bike

I'm a newbie to the e-bike universe and am contemplating the purchase of my first ride. Until the cold snap came upon us here in Albuquerque, I was biking to work (about 10 miles) on an old Nishiki Pueblo 18-speed about three days a week. Getting to work is a breeze but coming back home it is uphil...
by deardancer3
Jan 04 2008 12:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Are these schematic drawings correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: Are these schematic drawings correct?

[quote="fechter"]Generally the losses in the wiring will become unacceptable way before they get to the burning up point. You can run 30 amps through a 14ga. wire without frying it, but if the wire is long, the voltage drop will really eat into your efficiency. The longer the wire, the more importan...
by deardancer3
Jan 03 2008 10:58am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Are these schematic drawings correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: Are these schematic drawings correct?

10 gauge has 1 ohm per thousand foot, 12 gauge 1.6 ohm. http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm so for a 10 foot wire, worst case round trip, 12 gauge would be .016 ohms. if your PEAK current draw was 50 amps, that would still be less than 1 volt dropped due to wire size, could even go 14 gauge (2....
by deardancer3
Jan 03 2008 12:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dee Jays Giant Revive projects
Replies: 128
Views: 24091

Re: Dee Jays Giant Revive projects

We have a set of Bionx 350w ebikes with the Revive as the platform. Nice. we modified the rear seat guied assy to allow even longer legs. A fellow in Kentucky has a Revive with a xlite hub motor I think You may want to consider an Sram dual drive for your rear wheel and use a cyclone chain drive, wo...
by deardancer3
Jan 02 2008 11:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Are these schematic drawings correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: Are these schematic drawings correct?

"I like high current multi contact plugs versus switches." I´m not sure what that is exactly, and I found very different results after looking for it at google. Do you have a picture or something? It is a just a term i use. you can configure three Anderson power poles (30 amp should be fine) to co...
by deardancer3
Jan 02 2008 12:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Are these schematic drawings correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: Are these schematic drawings correct?

I agree with Fechter's input. I would keep the fuses smaller and close to the indivicual packs. conceptual stuff: How do you isolate the packs during recharge time? If not diode isolated then maybe a pull out DC power plug that isolates for charging? Break the circuit after the indivicual fuses, bet...