Most RC battery chargers will log data to a PC... you can run a "cycle" where the charger will charge, discharge, and recharge it.. and log all the data for the PC.longwise_suck wrote:I am sorry to be so ignorant but what do you mean?
I take it you haven't read the first post that this thread is all about?longwise_suck wrote:I am sorry to be so ignorant but what do you mean?
I almost hate to ask, since Grin seems the only group to provide Macware. Is there any OS X version that will work with iChargers?neptronix wrote:Cycle graph them and you will find out.
No, but there's always virtualbox (free), vmware(paid), parallels(paid) and a copy of windows xp(don't ask, don't tell.. ). I know that virtualbox allows external USB devices to be plugged in to it, and the operating system will indeed allow you to install the proper drivers supplied with your charger, etc. It can be done.tomjasz wrote:Is there any OS X version that will work with iChargers?
I appreciate your kind words; thanks.tomjasz wrote:Once again, simply the best primer I have found. Written so well even my dulled brain can grasp the steps.
And all of these work much better than they used to, since your "mac" is really a PC that's just running a different OS.... really. it is 100% a PC and you could install windows or linux on it if you wanted.neptronix wrote:
No, but there's always virtualbox (free), vmware(paid), parallels(paid) and a copy of windows xp(don't ask, don't tell.. ). I know that virtualbox allows external USB devices to be plugged in to it, and the operating system will indeed allow you to install the proper drivers supplied with your charger, etc. It can be done.
Got it.longwise_suck wrote:I never have them connected unless they are on the charger then i use a balance board, avoid discharging your packs to less than 3.8 and don't charge over 4.15 and the packs will live a lot longer, they will go out of balance until you get some cycles on them after that providing all the cells are good they should stay pretty much balanced i check mine every few days and once a week i balance them now
wesnewell wrote:So, you have an 18s2p pack made up of 6 6s packs. Sure, you can balance charge each 6s 2p section as long as you have access to both the positive and negative of one or both of the 6s packs. But I found it just as easy to unplug all 6 packs and then parallel charge all 6 at once.
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If you don't mind losing much of the capacity of the pack, they might work. 24v bike's LVC is probably about the midpoint (or even higher) of a "22v" pack. Uusally full charge for a 24v bike's pack would be around 28v. Full charge for a "22v" (6s) pack would be around 25v, so you would also never get full speed/power out of the 24v bike.cycleops612 wrote:I notice there are 22v 16 ah lipo modules about (352 wh, ~1.8kg, not bad), and probably bigger. Surely THEY are simple to charge?, and could perhaps be used to good effect on a stock 24v ebike, if say, fast charging & weight was a boon for the user.
Compared to the availability of good-quality reliable non-RC-Lipo packs these days, I would rather get something else that's less likely to have QC problems in the cells causing failure of one kind or another. While it's relatively rare, dramatic failures of RC LiPo cells are still more likely to happen than with the other packs available these days, and more of the fires reported here on ES are of the RC LiPo type.So my question is, what are your views on lipo being a practical/convenient/safe (ie no balancing modules, charge in situ) alternative battery pack for an ebike?
Then RC LiPo is not for you.as a careless person, i am leery of complex storage rules also.