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by alsmith
May 28 2016 7:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cable / harness wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: cable / harness wrap

Thanks.

I had a junk yard 1/2 a mile away but they closed it and built houses on the lot. I think most of the harnesses here (uk) use custom made wraps on the harnesses though. I'll try that search term- I tried all I could think of and that wasn't one of them!
by alsmith
May 28 2016 12:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cable / harness wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 399

cable / harness wrap

I bought some harness / cable wrap that is split along the length of it rather than have to feed the cable through it but can't find the stuff anywhere now- any ideas of where I can buy it?
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by alsmith
May 24 2016 3:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: FAQ - front or rear hub motor?
Replies: 37
Views: 23915

Re: FAQ - front or rear hub motor?

I've got a front wheel direct drive motor (crystalyte 5303) and can no longer pedal the thing because of the permanent drag (I've got spondylosis). It's a bugger when it breaks down or the battery is flat but I'm not sure how I'd manage a geared motor. I'd need a similarly powerful geared motor to ...
by alsmith
May 24 2016 8:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: FAQ - front or rear hub motor?
Replies: 37
Views: 23915

Re: FAQ - front or rear hub motor?

I've got a front wheel direct drive motor (crystalyte 5303) and can no longer pedal the thing because of the permanent drag (I've got spondylosis). It's a bugger when it breaks down or the battery is flat but I'm not sure how I'd manage a geared motor. I'd need a similarly powerful geared motor to g...
by alsmith
May 11 2016 7:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Old unknown Ebike - Restoration/Upgrade
Replies: 51
Views: 6516

Re: Old unknown Ebike - Restoration/Upgrade

Nice job! I like your trailer - I got one 5 years ago for luggage not kids but it's put up and held together by interconnecting bars- I don't think it's as good as a kiddie carrier would have been- even the base isn't solid :( . They are a lot cheaper on ebay now too. The problem I have is that the ...
by alsmith
Apr 27 2016 10:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What throttle? Thumb or twist?
Replies: 43
Views: 3584

Re: What throttle? Thumb or twist?

I'm the same- having spondylosis I find the cruise control essential but unfortunately it's not practicable for most of my routes. I find thumb throttles absolute agony but have used them in the past fairly extensively on petrol lawnmowers. From those I've talked to it seems that motorcyclists are m...
by alsmith
Apr 03 2016 7:13am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Fuses- again!
Replies: 28
Views: 2842

Re: Fuses- again!

Yes, there's no easily followed basis to be able to make an informed choice. The biggest influence is the spark that can be created when making/breaking a DC connection as compared to an AC connection. The best way to mitigate for this effect seems to be to employ a pre-charge resistor then the cont...
by alsmith
Mar 24 2016 6:23pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: CellLog 8 hacking
Replies: 224
Views: 41875

Re: CellLog 8 hacking

I'm following......
by alsmith
Mar 22 2016 12:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: AS150 type connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: AS150 type connectors

With these connectors the difference is not because of the modification- even the unmodified connector from the anti-spark connector doesn't fit the non-spark connectors. The contact diameters are different- see pic: :arrow: AS150 spark connector plug diameter is 7mm, the plug is slotted /splayed sl...
by alsmith
Mar 20 2016 5:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: AS150 type connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: AS150 type connectors

This isn't a question about anti-spark and whether they are needed or not, it's 'what is the standard connector these modified connectors fit (or were constructed from)'.
by alsmith
Mar 18 2016 11:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: AS150 type connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: AS150 type connectors

I got some XT150 connectors and as suspected they don't fit- too small for the AS150 connectors. They must be a standard size, it's hard to believe that they would create a new size for the anti-spark that wouldn't cost a lot more because they'd not be making such large quantities. What are they bas...
by alsmith
Mar 12 2016 8:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: AS150 type connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 853

AS150 type connectors

What connectors are the non-spark equivalent of the AS150 anti-spark connectors? I've looked and can only seem to find smaller or larger sized connectors, but have seen them described as 7mm, and even 5.5mm (both described as AS150). Is it XT150 which I assume it would be - but I've seen these descr...
by alsmith
Feb 11 2016 3:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What's a good e bike headlight?
Replies: 250
Views: 30313

Re: What's a good e bike headlight?

From the picture the beam seems very much more focused than the lights I've had. T6 http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTkxWDYwMA==/z/g0YAAOSwBahVZrnW/$_12.JPG U2 http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l484/al5mith/ebike%20stuff/th_T2eC16RHJIMFHJF9O4kBSP-zhv9g60_3.jpg This 4 x U2 led light was stolen off the bi...
by alsmith
Feb 11 2016 9:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What's a good e bike headlight?
Replies: 250
Views: 30313

Re: What's a good e bike headlight?

It's one of those subjects that gets under your skin or not. It's under mine, I keep looking-t's like I want 100% daylight. I 'upgraded' from a T6 to a U5 when they came out (and were a reasonable price) but found it worse despite the 'better' specs. There's a lot in the reflectors, not just the led.
by alsmith
Feb 10 2016 9:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What's a good e bike headlight?
Replies: 250
Views: 30313

Re: What's a good e bike headlight?

a quick internet search gives info on the differences in a wiki article. Thanks for the link, and I did search and have searched before with never having any luck once so ever in finding any info. This is a definate bookmark in the browser and the forum! Is there a general consensus on which Cree i...
by alsmith
Feb 09 2016 11:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What's a good e bike headlight?
Replies: 250
Views: 30313

Re: What's a good e bike headlight?

There are many acronyms or whatever you want to call it for these Cree lights. Q5 XML2 T6 XML T6 XML2 U2 XML U2 So many variants who knows which is which without personal experience or going on faith with someone elses word. There has been no definative answers, it seems its a hit or miss purchase....
by alsmith
Feb 09 2016 11:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone got an Ursus Jumbo centre stand?
Replies: 23
Views: 4912

Re: Has anyone got an Ursus Jumbo centre stand?

I've got mixed feelings. I'd not buy or recommend the aluminium ones- the height drops (wear in time) so eventually the 2 wheels touch the ground at the same time as the stand legs. The aluminium corrodes and the black coating peels off in time. I would consider a steel one, but never ever get an al...
by alsmith
Feb 07 2016 7:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: controller advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: controller advice

Thanks!
I'm going to work through your leads!
by alsmith
Feb 06 2016 9:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: controller advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: controller advice

I've looked at the Kelly Controllers- not as expensive as I'd thought if I've chosen the right one! Any thoughts on my choices? KEB72300X,24V-72V,150A,3.0KW, E-BIKE BRUSHLESS CONTROLLER (with KEB J2 CABLE , USB TO RS232 CONVERTER and OPTIONAL WATERPROOF(KEB-E) ) Could you help with a few questions a...
by alsmith
Jan 31 2016 7:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: controller advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: controller advice

Thanks.

Anyone got any advice on a controller as an alternative to Lyens?
by alsmith
Jan 29 2016 7:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: controller advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

controller advice

I've been happy enough with my Lyen 18 FET controllers but what are there in the way of alternatives? For example how about the BLDC 0501 from Goldenmotor for pairing with my Crystalyte 5303? It's about 80% of the way down the controllers page at http://www.goldenmotor.com/ Reasons being I have 2 Ly...
by alsmith
Jan 18 2016 3:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Brake Talk
Replies: 57
Views: 3709

Re: Brake Talk

On my Mundo, the front brake (BB7) stops/works reasonably well, however, the rear brake (BB7) is pathetic, especially when fully loaded with a trailer. I do not have room for a rim brake and don't want to mess with hydraulics. Just looking for enough mechanical braking power at the rear wheel to lo...
by alsmith
Dec 31 2015 9:44am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: XPD: open-source keywin e-bike lab replacement
Replies: 607
Views: 162903

Re: XPD: open-source keywin e-bike lab replacement

Thanks. that's handy to know. I haven't upgraded to Win10 yet- I was waiting for SP2 based on past OS launches -but I gather M$ changed the name from service pack for some (marketing) reason. From what I read there seems little reason not to upgrade so I'm planning on doing when I'm stuck in for 2-3...
by alsmith
Dec 09 2015 5:32am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: rationalising battery voltage for misc accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: rationalising battery voltage for misc accessories

Thanks for the thoughts. The problem I kept coming back to was the 'low' voltage of Cree lights and the high current they need. It seems to come down to using separate batteries just for them, dumping them in favor of 12V lights, or just put them on 12V and see if/how long they last but the thought ...
by alsmith
Dec 08 2015 1:52am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: rationalising battery voltage for misc accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 299

rationalising battery voltage for misc accessories

I'm trying to rationalise batteries a little on my bike- I have Cree lights with 2S generally specced at around (but I've seen some variations around the figures) 7.2/8.4V, and also a 12V alarm and a few misc lights etc. Rather that run different voltages I'd like to rationalise to one (in addition ...