GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Mar 29 2014 8:20am

first baby pics are always so precious:
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and here showing the live miniE:
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axel, you'll want to bookmark this. it's how i rewired the controller for you to add charge port, precharge circuit and phase connectors standard w/ my motors (lol):
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and after adding tape:
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i'll need to swap the connectors on your bulk charger, so you can't short them like i once did. so bring that whenever you come back. or once i find a throttle, maybe i ride it over! :P
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Axel » Mar 29 2014 9:56am

Fantastic Greg, thanks you so much ! :D
I can come whenever you can with the charger and maybe the GT's throttle ?

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Mar 29 2014 11:41am

just tested another magura pot type throttle (like yours) and doesn't seem to work. i'll take my half twist throttle off and we can set yours up with it.

you'll also need two longer screws to attach the miniE to your tapered handlebar:
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not sure how much more time i'll have today. your soccer games cancelled cause of rain?
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Axel » Mar 29 2014 2:12pm

yes canceled due to the rain (even it's not raining a lot for me )
the GT's throttle is this one
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with this molex connector
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looks like those one, no ?
http://www.ebikekit.com/kit-components/ ... throttles/
I'll need the TRS connector right ?

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Allex » Mar 30 2014 5:02pm

GC, that pre-charge resistor, can you please tell me the values of it? I want to buy one to. Those damn sparks make my hair raise!


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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Mar 31 2014 9:18am

Allex wrote:GC, that pre-charge resistor, can you please tell me the values of it? I want to buy one to. Those damn sparks make my hair raise!
the ones i use: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Watt-470-ohm- ... 0918425844

throttle mod. nice short cable, connects to display...:
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Allex » Mar 31 2014 12:23pm

Thx, guys. Yeah, need to do the same with my long throttle wire.

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Mar 31 2014 12:30pm

allex, did you add a regen hall/brake for the brake? or, you ridethelightening? if anyone else, did, i'd love to see pics. i should have soldered in add'l wires for that!

i think andrey mentioned halls w/ 3v range are better than 5v. anyone have a link to one of them?
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Allex » Mar 31 2014 6:16pm

Yep! I did connect my regen button, on/off.
Here is the diagram that worked for me.
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Mar 31 2014 6:49pm

Allex wrote:Here is the diagram that worked for me.
when you say it worked for you, do you mean it triggers regen? or by 'worked for you' do you mean it just made sense to you?

because my understanding is that the miniE (only) has variable regen, which requires three wires going to a hall sensor (same black & red as throttle but instead of throttle blue, the variable wire is white) and that the regen range is configured when a magnet passes by the hall, as in this horrific image from testing:
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check out ivanev's thread and go forward a page or two: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 75#p829802
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Allex » Mar 31 2014 7:19pm

Yes it does work(stops the bike). Andrey insist that I make it variable, but This will be a project for later. The mini should have the same functionality as max. Try to add a button.

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by melodious » Mar 31 2014 7:57pm

Looks legit. Except one thing. I can't get my mind to solve the mystery that surrounds the zip tie on the brake lever. Perplexing. :?

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Hyena » Mar 31 2014 8:20pm

haha, I love the ghetto hall set up.
What you really need is to let a bit of air into brake lines so they go spongey / give you more travel before biting, then you'll have more regen range before the rears are actively pulling you up :P

I realise you're just testing at this point but what about if you move the magnet and hall over to the other side of the lever so it's more out of the way of being knocked by your hands ? Have a small band of plastic or rubber or what ever that holds the magnet as shown so it 'rolls' away from the hall ? Might give a little more movement resolution ?
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by dan974 » Apr 01 2014 12:35am

I know it's not variable but here is my contribution to a good combo , the smallest switch I found, pretty nice to set in tiny places with cyanolite then epoxy , you can even ad the micro cutting switch in line...
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Apr 01 2014 7:20am

Allex wrote:Yes it does work(stops the bike). Andrey insist that I make it variable, but This will be a project for later. The mini should have the same functionality as max. Try to add a button.
by golly, it does work.

in pic below, i have a hall wired in for variable regen brake, but am jumping the red and white here (w/ yellow alligator clips in background) and see that it triggers regen (display says 'brake' when regen active):
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disregard negative amps - i was charging at the same time.

i've got some old ebrakes that open a switch when the lever is pulled, so might just pull out that switch to attach to my lever, to get full regen whenever i pull the lever, if i can't get variable regen working.

if you recall, i did have variable regen working fine w/ a similar hall, but the controller isn't recognizing the new one when i try to calibrate it.

fyi, i asked andrey, and he said: "And about the hall sensors, there are different hall sensors, some of them have lowest voltage of ~3.2 volts, and some of them have 4.2 volts, the ones with 4.2 could result in errors when using with our controller. so in case of replacement please use the ones with 3.2v lowest voltage."
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Apr 01 2014 7:23am

Hyena wrote: what about if you move the magnet and hall over to the other side of the lever so it's more out of the way of being knocked by your hands ? Have a small band of plastic or rubber or what ever that holds the magnet as shown so it 'rolls' away from the hall ? Might give a little more movement resolution ?
yes, you're right. i think that side is the one to set it up on..
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Apr 01 2014 7:25am

melodious wrote:I can't get my mind to solve the mystery that surrounds the zip tie on the brake lever. Perplexing. :?
excellent question. can't remember, but if i had to guess, i may have put it there originally to gauge the range, before finally using the tape to hold it...?
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by ridethelightning » Apr 01 2014 7:39am

thats some serious frankenstein gaffatape action! :twisted:

youv probably got it sorted by now but yep, the white wire is the regen "wiper", using the same black gnd and brown +5v as the throttle lead.

no need to let air into the brakes, just adjust the sensitivity with the brakelimits graph screen :wink:

junction box on the bike is to keep eveything DRY. the display lead goes into the back. my regen throttle is a cut down wuxing full twist throttle, not ideal as its hard to use while braking on that side aswell. thumb throttle might be better, but it works ok. seriuos braking power with a cro.

btw- anyone using magura throttles- check where the wires join the pot, mine were seriously frayed from assembly, also my friends,almost to the point of shorting. really dangerous potential :shock: .

i resoldered the wires and heatshrinked the legs of the pot.

not too impressed with magura throttles.....just for that reason, but there are others aswell..
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by dan974 » Apr 01 2014 2:07pm

Hey what is the designation of your 4,2 hall sensor plz...ss41 ? I can remember

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Post by madin88 » Apr 01 2014 2:34pm

ridethelightning wrote: btw- anyone using magura throttles- check where the wires join the pot, mine were seriously frayed from assembly, also my friends,almost to the point of shorting. really dangerous potential :shock: .

i resoldered the wires and heatshrinked the legs of the pot.

not too impressed with magura throttles.....just for that reason, but there are others aswell..
how is the comfort with the short 2-finger brake lever from the shimano Saint in combination with magura throttle?
It looks like you need very long fingers to reach the lever. Currently i use a thumb throttle and it feels quite comfortable, but i would like to test the magura to have a comparison.
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Apr 01 2014 4:50pm

dan974 wrote:Hey what is the designation of your 4,2 hall sensor plz...ss41 ? I can remember
yep, honeywell, SS41 (Honeywell Board Mount Hall Effect / Magnetic Sensors 20mA Bipolar 5V/9V/ ): a lot of diff numbers can go before ss41, but usually refer to packaging iirc. http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Hon ... cYzrfDo%3d

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by ridethelightning » Apr 01 2014 6:17pm

the magura is ok with the saint brake lever, and the reach adjust on the saints helps too. possibly not ideal though.

the regen throttle on the other side isnt so flash as it rotates fowards which makes it awkward with the brake lever:| its just tempory until i get another option.

the adaptto throttle limits mapping/adjust helps a lot because you can turn the sensitivity up to use minimal throttle rotation for controll.
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id definately consider the above pot throttle before considering magura in future. magura assembly quality is so dodgy!

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Apr 02 2014 3:30pm

watch me ride on water? the path is 4" below the surface there. could be an interesting shot... :mrgreen:
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Hyena » Apr 02 2014 5:16pm

Greg "Jesus" Crist :o

Is that whole "lake" actually just 4" deep ? That'd make a sweet video! You need a camera on the sidelines though showing the perspective of you apparently riding on water :mrgreen:
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