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Post by DrkAngel » Feb 21, 2013 10:20 pm

Will re-shuffle items into categories - Index
Index - not complete ... but good start

Electrical Components
Lighting
Charging
Drivetrain
Tires
Meters
Fuses

Sorry! - Just click on pictures to go to, where available.

Thought I'd post up some of the bargains I've found!
This one seemed impressive enough to post, added a few others ... consolidated links to some of my finds.
Meters!



Dc 10v-90v 0-50a dual Digital led voltmeter, ammeter, watt meter, amp hour meter $23.99
Ordered one up ... 2 or 3 wire configurable
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DC-DC 3.8V-60V (80V if 3wire) 20A Dual-display Digital LCD Power Current Voltage, AMP Meter, watt meter, Ah meter $13.69
Its little brother ... I've been using one for several months ... love it!
Many more functions but sketchy instructions are in Chinglish

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1600 Lumen XML Cree XM-L T6 LED Zoomable Focus Black Flashlight Torch 8W 5Modes $9.74
Wonderfully bright ... 5modes is more annoying than useful.
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Imax B6 1- 6s cells Lipo NiMh Balance Battery RC Charger $22.77
Great little tool!
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"Genuine" iMax are of "good" quality ...
Unfortunately ... "genuine" is difficult to determine.
HobbyKing.com lists genuine and fake, side by side.
"Fakes", from any, in business for a while, source, are typically of reasonable quality ...
But ... ?


1-8S Lipo Battery Low Voltage Tester Buzzer Alarm $2.79
Programmable, individual bank LVA- Low Voltage Alarm
Displays pack voltage then individual bank voltages
Use multiple for larger packs. 2 for upto 16s, 3 for 24s etc.
I ran to front bars using 8 wire Ethernet cable (7s 25.9V Li-ion)
Use as voltage meter only, hook to wires going to 24V leds on throttle. (30V max)
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Accuracy varies greatly!

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Dedicated power required for <5V use
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150A version ~$20

New Low Price
New Digital 60V/100A Battery Balance Voltage Power Analyzer Watt Meter - $16.07+
Auto-balancing and much more - 2s - 6s only - ordered one up!
One more reason to try a 22.2V pack for a 24V eBike!



Update - received item. Balance function works nicely, with pack voltage - no external power required.
Bleeds down higher voltage banks and beeps when balance complete.
Can even be used for bottom balancing!

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120V 25A volt, watt, Ah + battery %
Image - $24.50

4 digit display 100th V capable - $3.89
Range: DC 4.50-30.00V ( Can Measure Voltage Directly )
Click on Picture
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24-60V 500-1000W Motor Brush Controller for Electric Bike Bicycle & Scooter $45.50
Rugged, durable ... nearly indestructible. Waterproof construction!?
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Found a nice item!
Small Volt - Amp meter, applicable to most chargers. < $5

30V 10A
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Note: Confirm by listings pictures that unit includes fine adjustment pots.

100V 10A Dual Meter

Belden tinned copper tubular braid/ground strap 5/16" X 20' $12.99
10-9gauge Tinned Copper Braid - Great for connecting cells, solders nicely 30-50A continuous recommended
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iMax B6 too complex? - Not personally tested ,,, but bad review from fellow member
Tiger Wing 2~6S LiPo/Lion/LiFe and 2~15S NiMH/NiCD batteries T6 Compact Charger - $19.99
Simple Analog controls - some may prefer to "Digital interface"
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I'll try to remember - find more!

Sorry! Just click on pictures to go to, where available.

<$5 100V 10A dual color meter

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RC CellMeter-7 Digital Battery Capacity Checker For LiPo LiFe Li-ion Nicd - ≥ $6.20
Excellent item for 7s battery users!
25.9V Lithium as opposed to 24V SLA.

Description:
"Display Mode:Battery cell voltages,total voltages,lowest cell voltage,
Highest cell voltage gap between highest cell voltage and lowest cell
voltage, Remaining battery capacity(%)

Specifications:
Color: Black
Item size: 84*50*15mm
Net weight: 46g
Package weight: 55g"

Allows monitoring voltage of each bank and estimates fuel level ... in a bright daylight environ.
Edit - Takes voltage sample = does not continuously monitor!
A very budget minded alternative ... !


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3 in 1 LCD Discharger Balancer Meter Tester for 2-6S lipo Li-Fe battery - ≥ $9.28

I know, I know, these multimeter w/balance function have been around a long time ...
But! This model has an external power option ...
So, it will not bleed down Banks s1 - s2 during continuous operation.

Use multiple for ≥ 7s packs.
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(1s-7s) 5 in 1 RC Li-Fe Lipo Battery Voltage Balancer Meter Discharger LCD display - ~$8

Unlike a very similar previous posting, this does have continuous metering.
IR meter function seems to work ... roughly, but should be used to compare like cells. (Same brand, capacity, model, charged voltage etc. ?)
Can't vouch for discharge or balance function.

Ideal for my 7s 25.9V 25.92Ah LiPo battery builds. Replaces 24V 10Ah (5-6Ah actual) oem SLA battery.
Will be mounted on my bars to monitor "fuel level" and bank voltages.
8 wire Ethernet cable adapts nicely.
Use multiple for more than 7s.

Testing battery drain (to operate continuously) with an old 3s 2000mAh RC LiPo.
Will post mAh use but should be negligible

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UPDATE: 24+ hour run test showed "87% - 67%" discharge of 3s 1500mAh RC LiPo test pack. ~300mAh/day continuous run.
Most important was that discharge was even over the 3 cells.

Better selection - 5 in 1 Smart Battery Meter - ~$7
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Post by Green Machine » Feb 21, 2013 10:24 pm

nice stuff!

Thanks for sharing.

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Post by amberwolf » Feb 21, 2013 11:27 pm

For those with old 75ohm coax cables they used to use on their VCRs and such, you can strip them for the braid on them, instead of buying the stuff. ;)

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Post by migueralliart » Feb 23, 2013 10:21 am

Wow great compilation.... I find myself searching for all that stuff every now and then.


Thanks for summarizing this up :)

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Post by DrkAngel » Feb 24, 2013 11:27 am

More bargains ...
Just click on pictures to go to Link.

Drivetrain

22T LHS (Left hand Screw) freewheels.
Image - $11.22 + shipping

Quality ACS Freewheel for freewheel crank! $16.50
BCD not specified ... might bolt directly to certain chainrings?
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Also available _ more components, from Staton-inc.com


5/8" ID Adaptor for freewheel sprocket 13, 14 & 15 tooth 30mm x 1.0 OD - $14.30
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Build a 13 - 15T freewheel sprocket for eZip - iZip motors. (MY1018z, XYD-16 etc.)
Would require a 11mm to 5/8" adapter bushing?
Grind 4mm keyway then "Weld" in place?

Freewheel adapters for the Currie gear reduction motors are now available!
13, 14 an 15T freewheel compatible!
11mm ID w/4mm keyway ... Less than $17 !
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Also,
Now available,
Adapters for 16T and larger freewheels! ... Less than $17 !
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Staton-inc

Alloy version for the 13 - 14 - 15t freewheel now Available!
Adds a freewheel sprocket to the Currie (eZip-iZip) gear reduction motors.
2024 Aluminum 11 mm ID with 4 mm key way Adaptor for freewheel sprocket 13, 14 & 15 tooth 30 mm x 1.0 OD - $19.95
Image - $19.95

Avenir Pro Spoke Wrench Set
Image - $8.99

Quality ACS Freewheel for freewheel crank! $16.50
BCD not specified ... might bolt directly to certain chainrings?
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Also available _ more components, from Staton-inc.com

Chainrings for crank freewheel selection

24T does not offer the recommended "offset"
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30T
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36T
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44T
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48T
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24T, 30T, 36T, 44T, 48T - sickbikeparts.com

Freewheel Cranks - best price so far - shipping?
Image $26.95 + shipping

Reasonable prices but shipping undetermined

I'm surprised at the lack of a 40T chainring, 36 to 44T is a pretty drastic jump, limiting fine tuning motor to pedal speed.

SickBikeParts Components - includes "spiders" for using standard, 110 & 130 BCD, chainrings!

For Unite MY1018z, XYD-16 etc.
12T freewheel + 11mm adapter eBay - USA
$6 + $14 shipping + $9

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12T freewheels ~$5

Cable Shielding Braided Tinned Copper 1/32nd inch dia. TWO ROLLS 100 ft Each $18.99
Great for "balance" wiring, solders nice and flexible 22gauge ~5A continuous
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Deans Ultra XT Plug 12 Pairs - $8.25
Genuine Deans, Deans style, compatible or type are cheaper and typically OK, but buy quantity as next deans style purchase might mate poorly!
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ACS Southpaw LHS 1/2 x 1/8 x 16T Freewheel - $13.93
Easy 25% speed upgrade for eZips and many iZips! and others?
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DNP Epoch 7spd 30-32 to 11T Freewheel - $34
Upgrades EZip w/44T Front Sprocket to near 30mph pedal assist (90 crank rpm)
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More sizes - 11- 28,30,32,34T - $32



72 CUSTOM LENGTH STAINLESS 13G SPOKES - $26 + $5 shipping
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150 13g Nipples

Just click on pictures to go to Link.

3 sizes of freewheel cranks - Square taper < $30
Right crank threaded for freewheel.
152mm
170mm
and 175mm
Sickbikeparts.com

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Disc brake Mount sprockets-cogs 15T - 22T

Image - $12.99

Disc brake Mount sprockets-cogs 27T - 48T

More 27T - 50T


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And more ...


Electrical Components

Just click on pictures to go to Link.

60 Amp Drum Switch Forward/Off/Reverse Motor Control Rain Proof Reversing EA - $12.40
Great for eTrike, other small electric vehicle.
Configurable as 24V - 48V switch!

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NEW sizes!
8T/9T/11T/13T Motor Sprocket Upgrade, (Currie, eZip, iZip) - $18 includes shipping
Plug-n-Play - except you will need longer chain
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Good fit, good alignment, just lengthen chain and all set to go!
OEM eZip top speed @24V w/9T sprocket = 15mph.
15mph / 9T x 13T = 21.66mph (20mph USA "legal" - reasonable expectation)

24-60V 500-1000W Motor Brush Controller for Electric Bike Bicycle & Scooter $37.95
Rugged, durable ... nearly indestructible. Waterproof construction!?
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Belden tinned copper tubular braid/ground strap 5/16" X 20' $12.99
10-9gauge Tinned Copper Braid - Great for connecting cells, solders nicely 30-50A continuous recommended
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Cable Shielding Braided Tinned Copper 1/32nd inch dia. TWO ROLLS 100 ft Each $18.99
Great for "balance" wiring, solders nice and flexible 22gauge ~5A continuous
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Deans Ultra XT Plug 12 Pairs - $8.25
Genuine Deans, Deans style, compatible or type are cheaper and typically OK, but buy quantity as next deans style purchase might mate poorly!
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New lower price & ship from USA!
2 In 1 1600Lm Zoomable CREE XM-L T6 LED HeadLamp Headlight Flashlight + Charger - US $14.95
Zoomable multi-brightness + strobe headlight and multi-mode tailight - See and be seen!
Mount on helmet!
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12V flexible "Pad Heaters" - $5-$6 per pair

Run "in series" from higher voltages as battery pack heaters etc.
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Batteries vs Cold - heat pad test results, in "series" etc.

24V-60V E-bike Car Quick Electro Scooter Brushless Motor Controller Tester - $14.49 w/$1.63 ship
Tests motor and controller.
Of unknown quality-usability!
But fabulous price!

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Finally I found some cheap Brush controllers ... as test items for me.
Units appear to be identical.
Thermal limits and current limit (27A +-) are identical.
Likely, units use identical components, 63V caps etc, except for LVC circuits.
Possibly, there is no HVC limit. This would allow 24V unit to run at 24-48V.
Regardless, I'm hoping to be able to identify the LVC and HVC circuit-components as simple differences between units.
I would like cheap, simple, 22.2V - 48.1V multi-battery compatibility.

24V 500w controller - $14.24 20V LVC
36V 500w controller - $14.24 31.5V LVC
48V 500w controller - $14.24 40V LVC

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DC-DC 3.2 - 40V to 1.5 - 35V Step-Down Adjustable Converter Power Module - $1.49
12V 3A for lights, battery pack heaters (above item), etc.?

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iMax B6 too complex? - Not personally tested ,,, but bad review from fellow member
Tiger Wing 2~6S LiPo/Lion/LiFe and 2~15S NiMH/NiCD batteries T6 Compact Charger - $19.99
Simple Analog controls - some may prefer to "Digital interface"
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2000w SCR is a Silicone Controlled Rectifier
220-110 AC Motor speed, (brush), dimmer, controller
Extremely simple and inexpensive! < $5

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They provide effective voltage-current regulation.
In series with a bridge rectifier they also can supply adjustable "rough" DC current.

Regulated charge current controller.
Manual - adjustable Voltage + Amperage control!
To be used in conjunction with Volt-Amp meter and, mustn't forget, bridge rectifier.

≤ 15A for < $20 w/shipping

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And More More ...

Just click on pictures to go to Link.

12V flexible "Pad Heaters" - $5-$6 per pair

Run "in series" from higher voltages as battery pack heaters etc.
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Batteries vs Cold - heat pad test results, in "series" etc.




DC-DC 3.2 - 40V to 1.5 - 35V Step-Down Adjustable Converter Power Module - $1.49
12V 3A for lights, battery pack heaters (above item), etc.?

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eZip Rear Brake Pads - $5.95
Most notably, the older eZips require a "deep" brake pad for the rear wheel ... this work nicely!

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Cheap Turn, Tail, brake LED w/"horn" - $5.54
Not good enough for daylight use but "good" for night and lower brightness days.
I upgraded LEDS - project not documented ... sorry!

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7s - Tenergy Intelligent 2A Charger for 25.9V 7S Li-ion / Li-Polymer Battery Pack - $23.99
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
Great budget item but 4.2V per bank - not a balancing charger!
Gotta rip one open and try to trim voltage ... will report.

Update! - Simple voltage trimming method!

Other Tenergy chargers should have similar circuits.

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10s - Tenergy Smart Charger for 37V 10-Cell 2A Li-ion/LIPO Battery Pack w/ Tamiya - $18.49
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
Special price w/Tamiya! Add your own connector.

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13s - 54.6V DC 1A Power Adapter for 48V LiPo battery pack - $29.99
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"

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New Low Price
Digital 60V/100A Balance Voltage Power Analyzer Watt Meter Tool - $12.59+
Looks to be a great little tool! No Balance Function!

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Dedicated power required for <5V use
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New Low Price
New Digital 60V/100A Battery Balance Voltage Power Analyzer Watt Meter - $16.07+
Auto-balancing and much more - 2s - 6s only - ordered one up!
One more reason to try a 22.2V pack for a 24V eBike!

Update - received item. Balance function works nicely, with pack voltage - no external power required.
Bleeds down higher voltage banks and beeps when balance complete.
Can even be used for bottom balancing!

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Just click on pictures to go to Link.


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Post by dnmun » Mar 02, 2013 10:21 am

it is better and cheaper to just use copper wire instead of the braided. conductivity of solid wire will be higher. if you need a flexible link the braided will work.

i just ordered another one of these cheap wattmeters because they have the calibration pots inside so i can buy a shunt at mouser and use it as the remote shunt and be able to calibrate the meter to that shunt.

also since it has no led it does not consume much power. it uses 40mA instead of the 150mA of the turnigy meter.

and the turnigy meter costs 50% more. ($35/$23.74)

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Post by mlt34 » Mar 02, 2013 1:59 pm

dnmun wrote: i just ordered another one of these cheap wattmeters because they have the calibration pots inside so i can buy a shunt at mouser and use it as the remote shunt and be able to calibrate the meter to that shunt.
dnmun, Jeremy Harris wrote up how to take these cheap wattmeters and hack them into remote shunt units. Doing that you could save yourself the buying a new shunt and calibration issues by just using the existing shunt in the unit.

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Quality ACS Freewheel for freewheel crank! $16.50
BCD not specified ... might bolt directly to certain chainrings?
Image
Also available _ more components, from Staton-inc.com


5/8" ID Adaptor for freewheel sprocket 13, 14 & 15 tooth 30mm x 1.0 OD - $14.30
Image
Build a 13 - 15T freewheel sprocket for eZip - iZip motors. (MY1018z, XYD-16 etc.)
Would require a 11mm to 5/8" adapter bushing?
Grind 4mm keyway then "Weld" in place?

Staton-inc.com has just agreed to produce
11mm ID with 4mm key way Adaptor for freewheel sprocket 13, 14 & 15 tooth 30mm x 1.0 OD - $19.95 !
Picture not yet available.

Should work perfectly with the Currie, eZip, iZip etc motors.
Turning it into a 13, 14 or 15T freewheeling motor!
Requires 13, 14 or 15T 30mm x 1.0 freewheel ... readily available!

He has also decided to produce an adapter capable of the 16T and larger freewheels!
http://www.staton-inc.com/store/products
11mm ID with 4mm key way Adaptor for freewheel sprockets 16 teeth & up 1.37 x 24 tpi OD right hand - $19.97 !
Picture not yet available.

I am ordering samples and might have evaluations posted by next week.

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Post by migueralliart » May 11, 2013 11:22 pm

Just a note on one of the products.

I ordered 5 tiger wing 6s balancers and 2 of them broke after 2 cycles if use.

One started putting out smoke after 30mins of charging then the other turns on but the button doesn't activate the charging. The other three are fine but as a precaution now I charge at less current and obviously never unattended.

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Post by miro13car » May 12, 2013 11:18 am

I know you get excited about all those "bargains"
Ordered 2 1-8S Lipo meters/buzzers and both are terribly unaccurate , mostly showing 1V too low ,so buzzers sound too late.
I would not relay on them at all.

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Post by DrkAngel » May 18, 2013 10:56 pm

Freewheel adapters for the Currie gear reduction motors are now available!
13, 14 an 15T freewheel compatible!
11mm ID w/4mm keyway ... Less than $17 !
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Also,
Now available,
Adapters for 16T and larger freewheels! ... Less than $17 !
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Staton-inc

Ordering up both and will report ... likely ... within a week!
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Post by DrkAngel » Aug 25, 2013 8:01 pm

Charging!

Imax B6 1- 6s cells Lipo NiMh Balance Battery RC Charger $22.77
Great little tool!
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"Genuine" iMax are of "good" quality ...
Unfortunately ... "genuine" is difficult to determine.
HobbyKing.com lists genuine and fake, side by side.
"Fakes", from any, in business for a while, source, are typically of reasonable quality ...
But ... ?

JST-XH 6S Parallel Balance cable
Image ~ $6

JST-XH 2S-8S Battery Balance Board Adapter - for iMax B8+ and others

Image - <$7 shipped



1-8S Lipo Battery Low Voltage Tester Buzzer Alarm $1.68
Programmable, individual bank LVA- Low Voltage Alarm
Displays pack voltage then individual bank voltages
Use multiple for larger packs. 2 for upto 16s, 3 for 24s etc.
I ran to front bars using 8 wire Ethernet cable (7s 25.9V Li-ion)
Use as voltage meter only, hook to wires going to 24V leds on throttle. (30V max)
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Accuracy varies greatly!


Great Project item
Plastic base removable!
12V ~250+ lumen 2x Cree led w/diffuser dome

Image - $4.42


4 x 7s Balance cable
20AWG
Image - $6.59 w/$1.74 shipping


2 x 8s Balance cable
Image - $4.99 w/ $1.74 shipping

10pcs JST-XH 8S 30cm Lipo Balance Wire Extension Charged Cable Lead Cord for RC
22AWG
Image - $11.88

10pcs Balance Wire Extension 30cm - 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 10s, 12s!... $4-$14 w/free ship
22AWG. They appear to be silicone?

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7s - Tenergy Intelligent 2A Charger for 25.9V 7S Li-ion / Li-Polymer Battery Pack - $23.99
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
Great budget item but 4.2V per bank - not a balancing charger!
Gotta rip one open and try to trim voltage ... will report.

Update! - Simple voltage trimming method!

Other Tenergy chargers should have similar circuits.

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10s - Tenergy Smart Charger for 37V 10-Cell 2A Li-ion/LIPO Battery Pack w/ Tamiya - $18.49
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
Special price w/Tamiya! Add your own connector.

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13s - 54.6V DC 1A Power Adapter for 48V LiPo battery pack - $29.99
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"

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Consolidated Li-ion charger bargains - All-Battery.com offers free shipping with $75 order and "THANKS" code.

Tenergy Intelligent 2A Charger for 25.9V 7S Li-ion / Li-Polymer Battery Pack -- Anderson Connector - $14.95
Unbelievable price!
Great for 25.9V Li-ion, as 24V SLA replacement.

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10s - Tenergy Smart Charger for 37V 10-Cell 2A Li-ion/LIPO Battery Pack w/ Tamiya - $18.74
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
Special price w/Tamiya! Add your own connector.

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13s - 54.6V DC 1A Power Adapter for 48V LiPo battery pack - $29.99
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"

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Additional All-Battery.com Chargers ... but of "limited" bargain status.
See - All-Battery.com - Li-ion chargers for 1-4s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 13s and 15s chargers.
See - All-Battery.com - LiFePO4 chargers for 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s chargers and 10s, 12s ,13s, 15s, 16s chargers

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Post by DrkAngel » Sep 02, 2013 11:09 am

Cheap Infrared Meter
Don't singe your fingers!
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Driving lights

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Re: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $

Post by etriker » Sep 02, 2013 3:52 pm

DrkAngel wrote:Freewheel adapters for the Currie gear reduction motors are now available!
13, 14 an 15T freewheel compatible!
11mm ID w/4mm keyway ... Less than - oops! ... now - $25 !
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Also,
Now available,
Adapters for 16T and larger freewheels! ... Less than - oops! ... now - $25 !
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Ordering up both and will report ... likely ... within a week!
Now $16.99

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Post by DrkAngel » Sep 10, 2013 12:12 am

Alloy version for the 13 - 14 - 15t freewheel now Available!
Adds a freewheel sprocket to the Currie (eZip-iZip) gear reduction motors.
2024 Aluminum 11 mm ID with 4 mm key way Adaptor for freewheel sprocket 13, 14 & 15 tooth 30 mm x 1.0 OD - $19.95
Image - $19.95

120V 25A volt, watt, Ah + battery %
Image - $24.50

4 digit display 100th V capable - $3.89
Range: DC 4.50-30.00V ( Can Measure Voltage Directly )
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Avenir Pro Spoke Wrench Set
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Consolidated Li-ion charger bargains - All-Battery.com offers free shipping with $75 order and "THANKS" code.

Tenergy Intelligent 2A Charger for 25.9V 7S Li-ion / Li-Polymer Battery Pack -- Anderson Connector - $14.95
Unbelievable price!
Great for 25.9V Li-ion, as 24V SLA replacement.

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10s - Tenergy Smart Charger for 37V 10-Cell 2A Li-ion/LIPO Battery Pack w/ Tamiya - $18.74
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
Special price w/Tamiya! Add your own connector.

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13s - 54.6V DC 1A Power Adapter for 48V LiPo battery pack - $29.99
Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"

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Additional All-Battery.com Chargers ... but of "limited" bargain status.
See - All-Battery.com - Li-ion chargers for 1-4s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 13s and 15s chargers.
See - All-Battery.com - LiFePO4 chargers for 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s chargers and 10s, 12s ,13s, 15s, 16s chargers

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Post by DrkAngel » Sep 14, 2013 12:44 pm

10pcs Balance Wire Extension 30cm - 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 10s, 12s!... $4-$14 w/free ship
22AWG. They appear to be silicone?

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Post by DrkAngel » Sep 18, 2013 7:54 am

24V-60V E-bike Car Quick Electro Scooter Brushless Motor Controller Tester - $14.49 w/$1.63 ship
Tests motor and controller.
Of unknown quality-usability!
But fabulous price!

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Finally I found some cheap Brush controllers ... as test items for me.
Units appear to be identical.
Thermal limits and current limit (27A +-) are identical.
Likely, units use identical components, 63V caps etc, except for LVC circuits.
Possibly, there is no HVC limit. This would allow 24V unit to run at 24-48V.
Regardless, I'm hoping to be able to identify the LVC and HVC circuit-components as simple differences between units.
I would like cheap, simple, 22.2V - 48.1V multi-battery compatibility.

24V 500w controller - $14.24 20V LVC
36V 500w controller - $14.24 31.5V LVC
48V 500w controller - $14.24 40V LVC

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SE Electric Digital Caliper 6"
Personally tested and used this model, very good!
Image - $16.28 shipped

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Re: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $ - Tires

Post by DrkAngel » Nov 07, 2013 6:16 am

Tires

Might have just found my new - Best Bargain Tire!

Schwinn - 26" x 2.125" heavy ... and it doesn't look too impressive ...
But!
Kevlar Belted!
40-65psi!
Price: $15.38 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. (I bought 2 & $5 gloves to get free shipping)

I bought 3 more of these.
The last 3.
But ... "More on the way" and orders still accepted at $15.38.
The large size and nearly flat tread seem ideal for my eTrike.

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UPDATED Review:
Tires are taller than previous 2.125 tires ... I had to remove fenders for good clearance.
Under pressure tread is not as flat as pictured, not recommended for heavy turning but great for more casual riding.
Tried to wear off the "whiskers" with a series of loops and swerves and observed very good turning traction.
65lb pressure, maybe aided by Kevlar belt, seems to greatly reduce rolling resistance over previous 40lb "cruising" tires of similar tread pattern.


I lucked into finding these tires that meet my requirement almost perfectly!
Tread is a a nice compromise between the mountain bike tread and the smooth tires that came with the eZip.
26" x 1.90"
Pressure @65psi is acceptably "good".
City/commuter sidewall protection.
Kevlar reinforced for puncture resistance.
Reflective sidewall.
The reflective stripe, though not precisely positioned (under close inspection), is a nice bonus.

Image - only $15.72 each.
This is great bicycle parts source w/free shipping on $100 order (USA only).
UPDATED Review:
Very nice improvement over previous tires.
Center rib causes tire to track "true", there is a noticeable effort required to turn!
leaning, at higher speeds, provides very smooth turns.
Bike has excellent no handed stability without the sudden wobble experienced previously.
Good pressure, Kevlar belt and center rib combine for excellent low rolling resistance?

Just in time for Winter!
Schwinn MTB Tire with Kevlar, 26 x 1.95" - $14.57
Free shipping with $35 order!
Low inventory but - Order now to insure price.

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I used a similar tread pattern to build my Homemade Studded Tires, but the Kevlar belt might make "studding" these problematic?

Schwinn Kevlar Tires ... 3 Types - $14.57 - Free ship w/$35 order

Nice "hybrid" tire.
40-65psi
Great traction ... with good low RR!
Amazon has on sale periodically.
Wore out rear drive (485w) tire)
Good road traction but soft rubber wears quickly on drive wheel.
"Kevlar" layer is not to be relied on?
Took sharp knife to worn tire ...
Sidewalls punctured easily, tread area (Kevlar protected) punctured but required ~400% effort.
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Re: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $

Post by 999zip999 » Nov 07, 2013 1:28 pm

Thanks for the work it's good. Cheap as cheap.

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Post by DrkAngel » Nov 12, 2013 3:46 pm

A 12V flasher that works! ... Even with low drain LEDs!!!
Alternates between 1/16 - Full brightness approximately every .6 - .7 second.
Tested at 3 and 6 watt with no speed variance.
Turn Signal Flasher Blinker Relay 12V 2 Pin Motorcycle - $1.49
Works well with either - below item single or pair.


Great Project item
Plastic base removable!
12V ~250+ lumen 2x Cree led w/diffuser dome

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Car 8 LED DRL Daytime Running LED Light Super White 12V
Very noticeable in daylight, especially when flashing.

Image - $5.85

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Re: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $

Post by DrkAngel » Dec 05, 2013 8:53 am

Just in time for Winter!
Schwinn MTB Tire with Kevlar, 26 x 1.95" - $14.57
Free shipping with $35 order!
Low inventory but - Order now to insure price.

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I used a similar tread pattern to build my Homemade Studded Tires, but the Kevlar belt might make "studding" these problematic?
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Re: EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $

Post by DrkAngel » Dec 21, 2013 7:29 am

Schwinn Kevlar Tires ... 3 Types - $14.57 - Free ship w/$35 order

Nice "hybrid" tire.
40-65psi
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