I admit I have no idea what the proper packaging would be. This was shipped as a Hazmat.Tom L wrote:Hmm. That still looks like poor packing to me. Especially at one of the corners.
Contents of that weight should be double boxed in properly sized boxes.
Was it shipped with the appropriate DG (dangerous goods) classification?
Are these packing requirements for aircraft? The PDF seems to focus on air shipping. Mine were ground shipped CA to FL.Tom L wrote:http://www.cad.gov.hk/sc/pdf/965-970.pdf
Lithium ion cells and batteries must be placed in inner packagings that completely enclose the cell or
battery then placed in an outer packaging. The completed package for the cells or batteries must meet
the Packing Group II performance requirements.
http://www.berlindangerousgoods.com/en/ ... ing-groups
Oh I certainly will be doing that (actually using only 80%), since I charge at work as well. I only charged to 100% since that is what Luna's instructions said to do for the first few rides.spinningmagnets wrote:If there is any way that you could "get away with" charging your battery pack to 90% (4.1V per cell), then I firmly believe that this charging protocol will double the life of your battery pack...
1.) I don't plan on running it all the way down, sorry. My bike really isn't comfortable enough for me to want to spends several hours on it at one time, lol.eTrike wrote:I hope this works well for you. Thanks for the ride data. A few questions please: Do you plan to do a full capacity test? Is that ~3V sag on 22A? Which motor? Total cost? Care to review charger?
I posted my "battery order and delivery" review because I was very interested in the previous Luna thread with the damaged battery and I wanted to provide more data for folks who were on that thread. I created my own thread since a.) the other thread had turned poisonous, and b.) this was my own experience and I did not want to hijack the other guy's thread.Hillhater wrote:.....its hard to believe a $500 hazardous product doesnt have custom shipping packaging.
And also, ..what motivates someone to post a review of a battery order and delivery. ?
its not as if its particularly comprehensive.. no delivery time, capacity tests, or price brake down, ( total cost added as an Edit ?)
Gah, I need a new motor and controller. I bet I would have a lot more fun...DRMousseau wrote:Leaf 1500W w/40A controller...yes, it'll quickly hit 40mph at nearly 2000w from a standing start.
YES!!!! EXACTLY!!!!spinningmagnets wrote:I am more than happy to tool around town between 15-30 MPH all day, but...if a car tries to kill you? I guarantee that you will be glad that you are on an ebike that can do 40-MPH in an instant...
Yes, always important to “stay out of the way” especially you’re platform is severely overmatched in regard to size/weight.DRMousseau wrote:YES!!!! EXACTLY!!!!spinningmagnets wrote:I am more than happy to tool around town between 15-30 MPH all day, but...if a car tries to kill you? I guarantee that you will be glad that you are on an ebike that can do 40-MPH in an instant...
It's the ability to stay outa the way, that's important, and to do so safely, quickly and easily whenever needed. It's the biggest reason for my specific choices. Of course a little fun was an added benefit discovered later, as was the surprising top speed. My choice of a 52V Luna pack, was somewhat incidental after I jus happened to find them available at Lunacycle, and it was selected purely for compact size, weight and for attaining maximum power from my Leaf motor/controller choice, IF, and when needed. I've always enjoyed bicycles, but increasing age can bring issues of "your not a kid anymore"!!! An assisted bicycle has answered those issues, and has greatly enhanced and extended my lifetime enjoyments,.... and fun!
LoL! 40+yrs with a cycle endorsement and even greater bicycle experience (oh, and 4 stitches), has shown I can only "rely" on my skills, awareness, and abilities to SAFELY use the resources available to me,... regardless of size, power, speed or profile. While nice to have a bit extra,... like good brakes, it's truly nothing to rely on.Ykick wrote:Yes, always important to “stay out of the way” especially you’re platform is severely overmatched in regard to size/weight.
But relying on more motor power for safety is fool’s gold, IMO.
MENTAL POWER is what you want/need. Learn about and practice PROVEN defensive riding/driving techniques from legit resources such as MSF (motorcycle safety foundation) or similar and you may likely never find yourself in these difficult situations.... https://www.msf-usa.org/
Thing about relying on power/speed as an “aid” is that you’ll NEVER have enough for every situation and relying on something which only “might” help isn’t nearly as effective as relying on SEE and other proven techniques which allow even slow moving yet nimble vehicles (or pedestrians) time to “get out of the way” before something dangerous occurs.
One of our biggest assets is the ability to see/hear well from practically every direction. We're also a small profile so it's much easier than larger vehicles to avoid things that present a dangerous situation.
But don’t listen to someone with +300k safe miles moto street experience and years of daily riding/commuting in both NYC and So CA….