Yeah I guess. I suppose it's something you quickly get the hang of but I've had a few noobs say to me "man, I was out having a blast then suddenly ran out of battery and had to pedal the rest of the way to work/home" (oh, the horror! )justin_le wrote:I'm of the general opinion that it's best to show only stats that are clearly known, and leave the riders in charge of proceeding based on that info and all the other environmental stuff which a rider (and not the CA) is aware of. Is it just me coming from a bit of a tech/lab background or does that make sense? -Justin
I guess once that happens a few times they learn to keep an eye on the ah!
Cool, but shorting bk to ground automatically cuts out the throttle and activates regen (if enabled) anyway - atleast on my controllers it does. Or are you referring to a bk pad on the CA itself ?justin_le wrote: If you engage the ebrake levers by shorting the Bk pad to ground, then the throttle slider is replaced with an animated brake handle ...This is done so that in principle you could use the throttle signal going to 0V in order to activate a regen input on the controller with just a simple comparator circuit, and eliminate the need for a separate wire going to the controller for that
Next up, an ebikes.ca throttle with only a 6" long cable on it that plugs straight into the side of the CA
Excellent!justin_le wrote: the way you described setting it up is exactly as I was envisioning.
Now it'd really make my day if you could program the over temp alert caused the whole screen to flash
"WARNING: Danger to manifold"
On a serious note, if you're going to have temperature rotating with 3 other parameters having it just flash might not be sufficient if it only displays temp for 2 seconds anyway. Maybe that parameter could stay on and flash if it's causing the CA to cut power. Though I guess if you're really worried about temperature (primarily in hod rodding applications I assume) you'd set up one of the above mentioned custom screens to keep an eye on it, and you'd notice power ramping down before it cut right out.
Or if that parameter isn't on the current screen, maybe you could have a flashing exclamation mark icon or something (like the brake lever display) that instantly tells you the CA has has cut your power rather than a BMS, wiring or hardware fault.