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by solarEbike
Jun 15 2018 3:37pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Around the world on a solar ebike
Replies: 326
Views: 56476

Re: Around the world on a solar ebike

Question: how much does the solar panel weigh? The whole trailer is 30 lbs (14 kg), the tilting red support panel without the PV modules is 7 lbs (3 kg) and the PV modules are 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg) each. I'm now building what will hopefully become the version I take on the road and it should come in at ...
by solarEbike
Jun 15 2018 2:31pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Around the world on a solar ebike
Replies: 326
Views: 56476

Re: Around the world on a solar ebike

When I was 11 years old, my parents gave me a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records. It was a cheaply printed mass-market paperback and I kept thumbing through that volume until it fell apart. The world’s oldest human, the jump rope endurance record, the man who ate an entire bicycle. The more ...
by solarEbike
Jun 14 2018 12:20am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Around the world on a solar ebike
Replies: 326
Views: 56476

Re: Around the world on a solar ebike

I wouldn't mind a small cargo trailer with a solar panel top, and maybe a small sunscreen for Cecil made with a small solar panel. Go for it! dog-trailer-+-50w-solar-panel-+-MPPT-boost-controller.jpg I would add a coroplast panel to keep the PV panel from flexing too much and just attach it with zi...
by solarEbike
Jun 13 2018 4:02pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Around the world on a solar ebike
Replies: 326
Views: 56476

Re: Around the world on a solar ebike

John and Cecil wrote:
Jun 13 2018 3:20pm
I can understand boating or flying around the world, but how would you ride a bike around the world?
I assumed the inflatable pontoons were implied.


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by solarEbike
Jun 13 2018 2:32pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Around the world on a solar ebike
Replies: 326
Views: 56476

Re: Around the world on a solar ebike

A few build photos to get the ball rolling. Custom fabricated battery box with room for wiring, spares and tools. Magnetic latches, waterproof charging port and integrated heatsink for Phaserunner. battery box layout.jpg Wiring channels cut into foam for PV output, LED lights and photosensors for au...
by solarEbike
Jun 13 2018 1:12pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 65881

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

I also run a 3 speed power limit switch...would using the AUX input mean I have to ditch that? What teklektic said. :) I had to give up my nice Aux input pot to be able to connect the Hall solar current sensor. I was a little reluctant to do so but I haven't missed it since I've replaced it with a ...
by solarEbike
Jun 13 2018 12:10pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Around the world on a solar ebike
Replies: 326
Views: 56476

Around the world on a solar ebike

Um… hello. I’m imagining this post will become the introduction for what will eventually become a mega-thread over the next several years so I feel some pressure to make it a good one. I’ve been tinkering with adding solar charging to an ebike for a little over 10 years. The goal has always been to ...
by solarEbike
Jun 10 2018 11:37pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 65881

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

That includes Mark Havran who was exhibiting a solar ebike at the SF Maker Faire a few weeks ago Hey gang, Mark here. Long time lurker. First time poster. I figure this might be a good time to say hello and offer to answer any questions about my experience so far with the new SolarAnalyzer firmware...