UPDATE: The issues concerning mixed-up screen images that several (actually, many) users reported have been fixed. Also, capability to show regeneration parameters has been added. If you have your display set to 96 dpi (the Windows default), the program will display correctly down to 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. For those with poor eyesight (like me) who have set their display for 120 dpi, it'll work down to 1280x1024 pixels.
I've had great enjoyment riding my recumbent the last 12 years, doing many long-distance rides and tours. But as I got into my seventies, it became apparent that my speed and endurance was degrading, especially after I contracted diabetes. Climbing was especially hard last season -- crawling up a mountain pass at 3.5 mph takes a loooong time! Instead of sitting in my rocking chair and watching the grass grow, I decided to add an EcoSpeed mid-drive electric-assist to my bike. I figured that I could pedal just as hard as before but could climb at double my old speed. But I'd need data to estimate how much battery to carry and how much amperage to allocate for flats, climbing, etc.
A Cycle Analyst and a Logomatic V2 seems to be the perfect combination for collecting information specific to a person's bike, electric system, and riding style. All that was lacking is a means to display it in a usable form. I enjoy programming, even though I'm terribly slow and make a lot of mistakes. I have written a program in MIcrosoft Visual Basic 6 (Windows only, sorry Mac users) that might be of some value to the forum. It'll display amp-hr, volts, amps, watts, watt-hr, and speed as a function of ride time, plus average and maximum statistics for various ride parameters. Here're screen shots of my "E-DATA" program window showing data from my first electric-assisted ride and of a typical regen ride:
The setup program will install E-DATA and the required auxiliary Visual Basic files onto a Windows computer. I have tested it Windows XP amd Windows 7. A description of the program's features is in the included ReadMe. I included sample Logomatic data files for those of you who don't have a CA/Logomatic and wish to try out the program.
EDITED 3 Sep 2011: Re-uploaded files lost during the server change.
EDITED 22 July 2100: Somehow, a number of photos and files in the forum database were corrupted and are not viewable. I have reloaded my files and they now are OK.
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Easy Racers TiRush recumbent
Lyen 12-FET controller
Cellman 51V 11.2Ah A123 batteries
Pedaling miles: 65,000+
Electric-assist miles: 9000+