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by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 02 2016 4:05pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Anbody in Canada with a Fedex Account Number?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Anbody in Canada with a Fedex Account Number?

Thanks guys. Got my package. Love those big Cellman packs.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jan 14 2016 8:54pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Anbody in Canada with a Fedex Account Number?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Anbody in Canada with a Fedex Account Number?

I'm trying to get a Battery package from Cellman from Sydney to Victoria "on Fedex Truck" Day 2 having been at work Day 1 and difficult to get to Sydney facility work days. Difficult to arrange pickups in general. But Fedex.Ca interface can't give me an account! It seems completely dumb.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Dec 08 2015 7:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Which rear-geared-drive for bike that has 8 rear speeds?
Replies: 80
Views: 4559

Re: Which rear-geared-drive for bike that has 8 rear speeds?

There is also a Sunrace 13T freewheel out there which is decent. Also a Shimano 13T http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-7-Speed-Tourney-Bicycle-Freewheel/dp/B00OJZPRVO btw I use a 7 speed freewheel in general - the 8 speed shifters typically work fine with 7 speed freewheels with one of the gears dialed o...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Nov 27 2015 6:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Battery not powering up.
Replies: 28
Views: 2010

Re: Battery not powering up.

And be careful with that process for the sake of your fingers!
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Nov 27 2015 6:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Battery not powering up.
Replies: 28
Views: 2010

Re: Battery not powering up.

I'm guessing the keyswitch/relay is burned out. They are under-rated in the BMSbattery enclosures and liable to fry. I took mine out and wired around it. I'm using a big circuit breaker now outside the pack for on/off which isn't the best...better to use XT90s spark arresting (comes from Lunacycle w...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Nov 26 2015 12:43pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: High Amp Master Switch
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: High Amp Master Switch

http://lunacycle.com/connectors/xt90-co ... -pigtails/

These spark arresting connectors come with the pigtails, so you don't have to solder the wires to the pins. Easy to slap Andersons on the other ends of the pigtail wires.

They really work!
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Nov 17 2015 6:02pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Cheap controller for 9c hub motor?
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Cheap controller for 9c hub motor?

I'm using a BMSBattery KU123 controller, sensorless. Runs great.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Nov 15 2015 11:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: recubent trike
Replies: 19
Views: 1434

Re: recubent trike

I have an E-Catrike that I made using a Nine-Continent direct drive rear hub motor. It worked out fine and is very fast compared to my normal bikes. I did sacrifice the rear cluster for a 7 speed freewheel. A nice upgrade are "Silver" shifters (friction) on the front which lets the long chain be com...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Nov 04 2015 1:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for lightweight geared hubmotor ~350-500w - Cute?
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

Re: Looking for lightweight geared hubmotor ~350-500w - Cute

Don't go for the Q128. They are very lame motors. I've got one, and the Cute 100 is a better motor, as is the Ezee (much better).
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Oct 22 2015 9:13pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: ES Investors Club
Replies: 263
Views: 46572

Re: ES Investors Club

I made a few bucks on the Canadian election...bought shares in the Liberal majority at 5:1 odds against on the Sauder Election stock market at UBC which is a cool site which lets you bet on the outcome of Canadian elections. I also had shares in Harper majority at 10:1 - just a bit as a kind of "Har...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Oct 16 2015 7:26am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: On Connecting Two discrete BMS/Pack Assemblies in Paralell
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: On Connecting Two discrete BMS/Pack Assemblies in Parale

Good point d8veh. The Sunthing packs I'm using both charge and discharge through the discharge lines (no separate charger input). I also do the same Y type charging on my Pings and Headways, but I use a diode in those two situations - I'm not sure if I need the diodes though.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Oct 16 2015 1:10am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: On Connecting Two discrete BMS/Pack Assemblies in Paralell
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: On Connecting Two discrete BMS/Pack Assemblies in Parale

I do this with two identical Sunthing 48v 10Ahr packs, unchanged from "as new", both with their intact functioning BMSes. I discharge and charge both packs simultaneously through a "Y" cable. After many months like this, they are working fine together, each BMS protecting its pack with no issues. It...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Aug 30 2015 9:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any experience with schwalbe big ben tires?
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Any experience with schwalbe big ben tires?

I use 20" Maxxis Hookworms on the front wheels of my recumbent trike, and I find they last probably 2 or 3 thousand miles. The toe-in would affect wear quite a bit - I make sure I've got just about 1/16 of an inch of Toe-In for the best ride feel on my trike. I was also getting a judder on the trike...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Aug 24 2015 8:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: I need higher gears
Replies: 29
Views: 1492

Re: I need higher gears

I run a 60T chainring from hostelshoppe.com (Vuelta). Works great, as long as it will clear your frame.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Aug 11 2015 1:16pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Two batteries in parallel n00b alert
Replies: 28
Views: 1393

Re: Two batteries in parallel n00b alert

I use two Sunthing LIFP04 10Ahr packs, each with their own BMS, directly through a "Y Connector" with no Diodes. I also charge them both simultaneously back through the Y connector. No issues. The two BMSes don't seem to contend in any way. I do the same thing on a trike, except one pack is 15Ahr, t...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Aug 09 2015 8:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Which rear-geared-drive for bike that has 8 rear speeds?
Replies: 80
Views: 4559

Re: Which rear-geared-drive for bike that has 8 rear speeds?

Ezee hub motor from ebike.ca would most likely work well in an eight speed configuration. I imagine you would be fine with standard 135 mm spacing - EZEEs are 130mm as I recall, needing a bit more for an eight speed freewheel. Efficient, powerful, but only moderately quiet. Lighter than a direct dri...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Aug 08 2015 5:11pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Need Help on Lithium Upgrade! I'm going the same speed!
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Need Help on Lithium Upgrade! I'm going the same speed!

Check the wires on your existing controller. There's a reasonable chance that disconnecting one of the wires, which is not able to be seen "what it does", for example not evidently part of a Hall trio, may eliminate the speed limit that that wire sets (when connected). Sometimes that wire would make...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jul 20 2015 10:05pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving - to WHERE?
Replies: 91
Views: 9536

Re: Moving - to WHERE?

Cortez Island, off grid, on the Eastern side of Vancouver Island. Endless supply of lingcod fish protein.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jul 04 2015 4:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Picking up an electric trike
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Picking up an electric trike

Thanks. Looks like a really sweet ride. I'm hoping to ride mine off to Valhalla when I get to the age of 90+...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jul 04 2015 12:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Picking up an electric trike
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Picking up an electric trike

Right...I've got both the Catrike Road and the Actionbent T1A which is pretty equivalent to the Performer trikes, if not made in the same factory. Both are unsuspended, and I'm thinking that suspension might be undesirable from a pedalling and frame rigidity standpoint. Rigidity is a good thing with...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jul 03 2015 11:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Picking up an electric trike
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Picking up an electric trike

Here's a quality value recumbent trike made in Taiwan (suspended)... http://www.amazon.com/Performer-Trike-X-Speed-Recumbent-Trike/dp/B00HWM44S8 Performer makes quality value trikes. I've got an Actionbent made by them and I prefer it to my Catrike Road... http://www.performer.com.tw/new/ They will ...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 30 2015 6:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Happy Canada Day to the Canucks on the board...and a poem!
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Happy Canada Day to the Canucks on the board...and a poem!

Here's a little poem by Al Purdy... A Handful of Earth to Rene Levesque Proposal: let us join Quebec if Quebec won't join us I don't mind in the least being governed from Quebec City by Canadiens instead of Canadians in fact the fleur-de-lis and maple leaf are only symbols and our true language spea...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 30 2015 6:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 9C 3004 cassette or Crystalyte H3548 in 20" trike
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: 9C 3004 cassette or Crystalyte H3548 in 20" trike

Whichever solution you choose you will love the results! I've got 9C freewheel motors on both a Catrike Road, and an Actionbent recumbent trike, and they are both excellent fun. Just use lots of torque support - 2 opposing arms on both sides of the hub. Cassette would be nice - I'm stuck with Shiman...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 18 2015 5:25pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Which universal charger?
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Which universal charger?

Satiators rock! I love mine.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 17 2015 4:05pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Endless Sphere passes new milestones
Replies: 97
Views: 9196

Re: Endless Sphere passes new milestones

We passed a million, Dogman just passed 500,000! And I'm glad he did :-)