That's strange: I've had all sorts of problems with the sensor and magnet, but never once has it caused any problem with the unit not working. However, I HAVE had an intermittent power on / of while riding problem that turned out to be a problem in the internal wiring of the battery, cured by dismantling it, disconnecting ALL the easily disconnected connections and then reassembling. You an read about that experience on this thread:Waynemarlow wrote:Just a response to a problem we had on the last ride. We were getting intermittent power on and off whilst riding, checked all the connectors etc and no problems. What it was, was the magnet on the wheel sensor had turned a 1/2 turn and was not close enough which was making contact sometimes only. Just re positioned it correctly and all was well.
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Yes, that, "this is NOT a moped" feeling is exactly why I wanted - and now love - my two TSDZ2 equipped systems.Waynemarlow wrote:Done nearly 300 miles of hard off road with lots of climbing and lots of wrong gear use by the inexperienced and all is going well so far. Nice units and definitely better than the BBS series for making you feel as though you are having to cycle rather than just a boost.
I got injured and so I bought a second unit, this time with throttle, and it does BOTH! If I ignore the throttle, I get all the boosting of pedaling just as normal, or, I can use the throttle to help get through those moments when I haven't got the muscle to get going on my own. In practice, as I have been healing, I started using only throttle because my knee was that bad, but it's helping to pedal some with range of motion and improve my strength and I've gradually been using less and less and less throttle. Today I rode three miles and only really used the throttle to get started, and a time or two to pick up speed I can't do without it. It's helping me heal while it's helping me get around and run my errands!Waynemarlow wrote:One of our riders has opted for a small BBS01 as one of his knees is almost US and he is enjoying that
Yes, I was getting 2.02 miles per amp hour with pure throttle use. Today I got more than three miles per amp hour (3.0 miles using 0.98 ah), so, as with your rider, I can chart my improvement by watching how much battery consumption is taking place!Waynemarlow wrote:one of riders is not as fit as the rest of us and uses the TDSZ2 as an equaliser, that also works well. Interesting to monitor his battery useage as at first he was using nearly all 6.0 a/h on the 2 hour ride, now hes only using half that as he gets fitter.