LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

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LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

Post by t0me » Feb 17 2015 4:41am

My LightningRods build.

Bike: Giant Anthem 2010 medium
Battery: Headway 40152 Cells (5C discharge 2000 cycles) 16S1P 48v 15Ah, 16S 50-100A BMS, 8A charger
Motor: LightningRods 1.0? Pre-order/Kickstarter/Early adopter/Beta tester ;-)
Controller: Lyen 124110 12FET
Display: CA3

Lovely bike the Giant Anthem, I estimate the whole bike is 31kg all up (likely will be 32kg when complete).
I had a few little trials with the wiring which are now sorted (pretty much, probably) :-)

Still to do:
Phone charger and mount
Lights
Tune rear derailleur
Re-mount secondary reduction chain guard
Find somewhere for a pump

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The Starting bike
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Mocking up the battery
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Building the battery
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Modify the frame (cutting lugs off) so the triangle is as clear as possible
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Assembling the bits
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Rebuilding the battery (bottom part) as it didn't fit with the motor well
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Metal frame (aluminium) to protect and support the battery
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Mockup the side covers
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Route all the cabling neatly
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Ready to ride!
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Next stage in its development
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 7#p1012077
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Kona Stink-E - GNG based mid-drive - http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 16#p839416
Giant Anthem - LightningRods mid-drive http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 7#p1008007

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Re: LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

Post by emaayan » Feb 17 2015 5:09am

nicely done, as for the phone charger i believe ca are now currently selling an adapter which directly provides conversion from up to 84v to a usb plug.
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ecospeed mid drive 1300 watt engine, max speed 45 kph.
battery1: 48v 14 ah, frame mounted battery, range 40km.
battery2(spare) 52v 10ah frame mounted bag, range, 30km.

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Re: LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

Post by t0me » Feb 17 2015 5:23am

I've already got all the bits I need for that.
Kona Stink-E - GNG based mid-drive - http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 16#p839416
Giant Anthem - LightningRods mid-drive http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 7#p1008007

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Re: LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

Post by dypsomaniart » Feb 17 2015 7:39am

Nice build!
Looks like the front tire might hit that lower battery when the front suspension fully compresses though, from the pics, be careful!

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Post by r3volved » Feb 17 2015 7:41am

Nice!
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Re: LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

Post by spinningmagnets » Feb 17 2015 7:41am

Very nicely done! I like the decent triangle on that frame, too. I really like how you mounted a few cells under the downtube, that is a rarely-used area, and...I think more builds should make good use of that space too...

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Re: LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

Post by t0me » Feb 17 2015 7:45am

I gave the front end a real good compressing and it didn't hit, so likely it'll be ok except under the most extreme circumstances.
The anthem is a trail and path oriented bike so only 100mm travel. But yeah, that's why I figured I'd better make a metal shield for the battery :-)
Kona Stink-E - GNG based mid-drive - http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 16#p839416
Giant Anthem - LightningRods mid-drive http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 7#p1008007

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Re: LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

Post by t0me » Feb 26 2015 4:57am

I added some bits and bobs to the top cover and it started to get a bit crowded and messy. So I rebuilt the cover, made a dash that stays on the bike.
That unit has a 7.4v output for my lights, and a usb port for whatever. The IEC port with a cover is the charger input.
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Kona Stink-E - GNG based mid-drive - http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 16#p839416
Giant Anthem - LightningRods mid-drive http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 7#p1008007

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Post by melodious » Feb 26 2015 11:21am

That chloroplast cover is superb. Can you go into more detail about it? How are you keeping the cover on the bike without it flying off @40mph & do the winds make it rattle?
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Re: LightningRods on a Giant Anthem - t0me

Post by t0me » Feb 26 2015 12:49pm

chloroplast? I know it as coreflute.
At the front, a bolt each side (into nutserts on brackets attached to the aluminium battery shield on the lower part of the battery pack) and at the back, an elastic strap that goes from one side to a hook on the other side of the cover.
Super light.

The console is aluminium, 2mm plate folded up.

So far, not much testing, but the previous one didn't rattle or come off, and this one is a lot more solidly mounted so won't be a problem :-)
I've got some carbon fibre vinyl coming, was going to wrap it in that, but I'm liking the black for now.
Kona Stink-E - GNG based mid-drive - http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 16#p839416
Giant Anthem - LightningRods mid-drive http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 7#p1008007

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