I know this is a dusty old thread, but I have a couple of Q's
First off, connectors:
One thing I didn't see addressed, is weather (particularly rain) resistance. I don't like to ride in the rain, but I live where rain is almost always a possibility, most any time of the year. I found some plugs at the local hardware store sold for use with power sprayers (pesticides) so I don't know what to call these or what they could be rated to handle (14G wire), but, the plugs that are 2 wire yet similar to the 4 wire trailer in that it is rubber, polarized, and I think, weather resistant.
Are any of the connectors listed on this post designed with weather (particularly water) resistance in mind?
Also, I am very curious about the parallel resister pre-charging circuit. Is this circuit still necessary with an adequate switch between the battery and the connector?
I understand that the switch takes the brunt in this situation, so maybe a relay is more practical?
I have only been using an Amped Bikes DD rear hub kit in it's nominal 36v power, and my next kit I plan to run 56v, so I am looking into what I will need to up-grade.
Another question (hope it's not too far OT hehe) is, if I up the voltage, yet stay low in AH's, will that be easier on the system? I'm sure a lot of these Q's can be answered with a better understanding of basic electrical theory, but I am afraid many of you have forgotten more than I have ever known, so until I am able to take some courses, I'm relying on your exceptional knowledge and patience.