Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by KeithT » Jul 02 2022 9:18pm

The inverter has a large capacitor on the input that wants to charge instantly on connection. Best to precharge it through a resistor first. I use a 4.7k 1W to do that for a few seconds before connecting.

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by 3DTOPO » Jul 02 2022 9:23pm

smdub wrote:
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Handy 3-n-1 machine and very nice optical(?) table.
The spark is the inverter's bulk filter capacitors charging up. You need to precharge them or use something like an anti-spark connector (AS90) to do so.
Fuse your battery connection as close to the battery as practical. That MPPT has to be a POS for the price but as long as it works, it works. If something goes wrong you want the fuse to blow and not start a fire. If the failure draws current that is lower than the BMS trip limit it can set the wires on fire. 300W MPPT / 60V = 5A max. So w/ the 1.25x UL fuse derate, look for a 6.5-10A fuse and size wire accordingly. Do similar calcs for the inverter (though it needs ~2x sizing due to the high RMS current on the DC side)
Is your 220V inverter center ground referenced/balanced? Not many cheap ones are. Be careful trying to run to separate 120V circuits from it. It likely wont like unbalanced phases either.
2kWh/100W = 20H of charging for a full charge. (~4days w/ good sun) Wife/kiddo/I can't wait that long;) Its clever doing what you are doing w/o intermediate storage and having it portable though. Kudos!
Actually, the MPPT seems quite nice - has a decent size inductor - allows 0.1V increments - shows the voltage of the battery and other stats.

Thanks for the tips. I have a fuse for the MPPT and the inverter has one built-in. Not sure why I would need anything else other than something to precharge or preferably just turn the power off coming out of the battery?

I used 8-gauge wire for connecting the battery to the inverter. Based on my research it should be fine.

Yes, as I said I'm definitely going to add more panels but you got to start somewhere. 2-3 panels should get most of charge in a day, I never really run my battery below 20-30%.

Thanks, indeed it is a good old optical table.

Edit: yes the inverter must be ground balanced it wouldn't work split :wink:

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by 3DTOPO » Jul 14 2022 3:47pm

Building a cart primarily out of the stock fork! Pic is rough layout - have plans to add a shock.

I suppose it will partially power my ride direct from the sun - any excess electrons will get dumped to the pack.

It will also have some saddle bags on the cart for excursions.

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by Chalo » Jul 14 2022 3:58pm

You'd best put all those panels on the same horizontal plane. The way they're arranged now, at least one of them will be poorly illuminated at any given time. If they're in series, that will bring the performance of the entire array down to that of the most shaded panel.
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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by 3DTOPO » Jul 14 2022 4:02pm

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You'd best put all those panels on the same horizontal plane. The way they're arranged now, at least one of them will be poorly illuminated at any given time. If they're in series, that will bring the performance of the entire array down to that of the most shaded panel.
I'll see how it works - can always tweak it. Not a bad suggestion - thank you.

My thinking with different angles was that it is kind of an average - versus with a plane they all could be at the wrong angle.

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by 3DTOPO » Jul 14 2022 4:03pm

P.S.

The panel puts out usable juice even with indirect light and/or in the shade.

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by Chalo » Jul 14 2022 4:31pm

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My thinking with different angles was that it is kind of an average - versus with a plane they all could be at the wrong angle.
If they're in series, the worst one will bottleneck all the others. There's no averaging.

If they're in parallel, then it's more or less as you say, as long as they're diode isolated from each other.

I ran across this issue when building a solar charging e-bike in the late '90s. There was a cell array on the side of the frame, and another on a disc wheel in front. I made an electrical slip ring to carry juice from the wheel array to the charge controller, even when the bike was rolling. Unfortunately, the shadow cast by the fork leg just killed the wheel panel's output, and the wheel had to be removed and set beside the bike for effective charging.
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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by 3DTOPO » Jul 14 2022 4:33pm

Chalo wrote:
Jul 14 2022 4:31pm
3DTOPO wrote:
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My thinking with different angles was that it is kind of an average - versus with a plane they all could be at the wrong angle.
If they're in series, the worst one will bottleneck all the others. There's no averaging.

If they're in parallel, then it's more or less as you say, as long as they're diode isolated from each other.
Thanks for the clarification. Without taking it apart, is there a way to tell how the are wired?

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by Chalo » Jul 14 2022 4:42pm

3DTOPO wrote:
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Without taking it apart, is there a way to tell how the are wired?
What's the open circuit voltage of the whole thing?

Small solar panels are often configured for 12V applications, so they'll have a sunlit open circuit voltage of about 18V.

You could hook it up to a load that it can support in full sun, then shade one of the squares to see if the output falls on its face.
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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by 3DTOPO » Jul 14 2022 4:45pm

Chalo wrote:
Jul 14 2022 4:42pm
3DTOPO wrote:
Jul 14 2022 4:33pm
Without taking it apart, is there a way to tell how the are wired?
What's the open circuit voltage of the whole thing?

Small solar panels are often configured for 12V applications, so they'll have a sunlit open circuit voltage of about 18V.
DC output voltage: 18V /5.56A Max

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by 3DTOPO » Jul 14 2022 5:02pm

Chalo wrote:
Jul 14 2022 4:42pm
3DTOPO wrote:
Jul 14 2022 4:33pm
Without taking it apart, is there a way to tell how the are wired?
to a load that it can support in full sun, then shade one of the squares to see if the output falls on its face.
Honestly, I think this (very crudely) is a better setup - more room for gear and less extreme angles in the panel. Thanks for your suggestion.

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Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Aug 06 2022 1:38pm

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by stuntmanmike » Aug 19 2022 7:55pm

Been a while since I’ve posted here, I bought my SurRon in 2018 after the initial rave reviews I read about here on ES and have never stopped mod’ing it, the only things I’ve left stock are some covers and trim, belt tensioner and the frame.
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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by smokey85 » Sep 07 2022 4:19pm

hi guys new here and new to surron's.. recently purchased an L1E after a ride out it powers on but no motor action and on the dash the battery does not show any voltage also it says error --002 can anyone help please

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by Rix » Sep 08 2022 1:55pm

smokey85 wrote:
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hi guys new here and new to surron's.. recently purchased an L1E after a ride out it powers on but no motor action and on the dash the battery does not show any voltage also it says error --002 can anyone help please
If you bought it new from Luna, they include a "tester" tool, plug that in to one of the harness plugs, and it will give you a blink code. Note what the blink code is, such as 2 fast 1 slow green/red, something like that, then contact Luna, and they will be able to tell you what the problem is. On my SurRon X, then ended up sending me a whole new controller, I got it mounted and the bike worked perfect every since.

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by smokey85 » Sep 10 2022 5:33pm

thanks for the reply no i did not buy it from luna its a used bike from ebay.. however i have had some progression now i have error 211 so i will be replacing the throttle and hopefully get back to riding and having fun again

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by Rix » Sep 12 2022 4:24pm

stuntmanmike wrote:
Aug 19 2022 7:55pm
Been a while since I’ve posted here, I bought my SurRon in 2018 after the initial rave reviews I read about here on ES and have never stopped mod’ing it, the only things I’ve left stock are some covers and trim, belt tensioner and the frame.
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This really came out good, in fact, probably "Death Proof" :bigthumb:

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by Quinc » Sep 12 2022 4:52pm

stuntmanmike wrote:
Aug 19 2022 7:55pm
Been a while since I’ve posted here, I bought my SurRon in 2018 after the initial rave reviews I read about here on ES and have never stopped mod’ing it, the only things I’ve left stock are some covers and trim, belt tensioner and the frame.
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what swing arm is that and how do you like it?

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Sep 22 2022 5:57pm

missed the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout TKO Hard Enduro??
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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by Rix » Sep 23 2022 6:37pm

efMX Trials Electric Freeride wrote:
Sep 22 2022 5:57pm
missed the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout TKO Hard Enduro??
her is your next chance to Race Electric:)..
SEER Going Electric!
SEER, South East Extreme Riders, Hard Enduro Race Series adds electric class.. :
SEER Racing is announcing a NEW e-Moto class in their hard enduro series!
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https://seer-racing.com/2022/09/21/seer-going-electric/
Sweet! I am going to follow this.

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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by amberwolf » Sep 24 2022 7:52pm

Rix wrote:
Sep 08 2022 1:55pm

If you bought it new from Luna, they include a "tester" tool, plug that in to one of the harness plugs, and it will give you a blink code. Note what the blink code is, such as 2 fast 1 slow green/red, something like that, then contact Luna, and they will be able to tell you what the problem is.
Just curious: do they also include the codes with the tester? If not, I wonder why not?
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Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Post by liveforphysics » Sep 25 2022 3:42am

stuntmanmike wrote:
Aug 19 2022 7:55pm
Been a while since I’ve posted here, I bought my SurRon in 2018 after the initial rave reviews I read about here on ES and have never stopped mod’ing it, the only things I’ve left stock are some covers and trim, belt tensioner and the frame.
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Beautiful bike Mike. Sur Ron's are a paradigm shifter.
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