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by pahealey
Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 14:32
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

Re: E rider scooter batteries?

My erider recently caught on fire when the controller failed and the bike has significant damage. I have salvaged the 10 Nissan Leaf batteries which appear fine. I have a charger for these battteries and Zeva BMS (Except for main control unit which was burnt: available from Zeva for $135). Total cos...
by pahealey
Thu, 30 Mar 2017, 03:12
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I have now done 4000km on the erider with leaf batteries, mainly the 45 km return ride to work. Max distance I have riden is 70 km which used 48 ah and took module voltage from 4.1 to 3.5V. Very happy overall. I am riding bike much more then I thought I would. Happy with leaf cells. I managed to add...
by pahealey
Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 19:54
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I looked at importing 24 CALB CAM72 cells from them as they quoted $400 for delivery with DHL. I didn't go throught with it though as they woundn't confirm this was door to door delivery (their invoice said FOB - free on board which means you have to pay for GST and all costs to get them off the boat.
by pahealey
Sun, 11 Dec 2016, 01:37
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I have finally installed 10 x nissan leaf batteries. Cost delivered was $1910. I am currently wiring up zeva BMS. I have gone for a couple of 35 km rides which uses about 50% of battery capacity. My controller gives motor over temp error after about 25 km and bike stops. I'm not sure what this means...
by pahealey
Mon, 19 Sep 2016, 01:32
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I am currently running bike on Lipo cells with maximum voltage of 67 volts at full charge. the top speed of the bike with this voltage is about 78 kmh. With 75 volts it was about 90 kmh. I also ran it for a while with 50V and it had top speed of 60kmh. Interestingly, low speed acceleration doesn't f...
by pahealey
Mon, 12 Sep 2016, 01:49
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I have the bike registered and working great. The 12ah lipo only give me a range of 12-15 km. I actually over discharged the batteries once (Had to push bike home!) and buggered a cell which I have removed so running on 17 cells now (2x6+5). That was a useful learning exercise. Bike has top speed of...
by pahealey
Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 23:52
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I can't get the reverse button to work. Won't be able to test regen until have rego.
by pahealey
Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 23:49
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I have got the bike going now with 3 x lipos. I have sorted out the electrics with ignition, DC converter and 12V system working. I have paid for the leaf modules today so should be here in 6-12 weeks. Took me a while to get controller working as the motor doesn't have temp sensor and controller nee...
by pahealey
Mon, 15 Aug 2016, 00:31
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

They have a minibms for leaf/volt cells at 4.2 hvc
by pahealey
Sun, 14 Aug 2016, 22:07
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I have a Sabvoton 150A controller which like your e-bike controller is much simpler then the original Sevcon. Did your sparkie provide a wiring diagram which I might peek at?. I'm tempted to cut the covering on the main wire harness and see where they all go and remove all the superfluous wires. I w...
by pahealey
Sun, 14 Aug 2016, 21:14
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I will see how the lipos go. To get 60 ah need 15 cost $1300+500 at least for chargers. Did you have 4 x5s to give 84v. I did wonder if 3 x 6s would be too low voltage.
by pahealey
Sun, 14 Aug 2016, 21:07
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

10 mudules are $1900. Planning to get miniBMS for about $500.
by pahealey
Sun, 14 Aug 2016, 20:20
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I have decided to go with Nissan leaf modules with Graeme at Suzi auto. I have ordered 10 modules and should be able to charge these with my TC charger. Due to the delay til these come, probably 2-3 months, I have also ordered 3 12Ah lipos from hobby king to get the bike going. After factoring in th...
by pahealey
Wed, 03 Aug 2016, 13:31
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

Would getting rego be a problem with Lipo cells ? Also the thought of individually balance charging 9 or 12 or 15 cells every 2-3 weeks sounds onerous. However, your option is far and away the cheapest way to get a 36 or 48 or 60ah pack into the bike. I hope those Hobbyking cells stay on sale while ...
by pahealey
Tue, 02 Aug 2016, 13:37
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

I have been looking into Lipo option suggested by Jordan. 6S lipo cells are 22.2V or 25.2V at full charge. 3 in series gives 66.6V nominal voltage or 75.6V at full charge. 4 in series is 88.8V Nominal and 100.8V at full charge. The maximum normal voltage with 24 LiFePO4 cells would be 87.6V. Would 4...
by pahealey
Mon, 01 Aug 2016, 02:53
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

Has anyone tried to buy Nissan leaf Batteries new from Nissan? I believe they are about $8500 for 24kwh (when sold as replacement) which is very reasonable.
by pahealey
Sun, 31 Jul 2016, 18:26
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

Where can you buy Nissan modules in Australia? AQuick search hasn't had any results. I have a TC charger.
Evlithium quoted US$390 door to door but it does seem to cheap as even Get would be $300. I don't want them dumped at the dock.
Phil
by pahealey
Sun, 31 Jul 2016, 14:08
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: E rider scooter batteries?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

E rider scooter batteries?

Hi Jordan, I recently bought an Erider without batteries or controller as well. I have been researching batteries as well. I am very keen to get the CALB LiFePO4 72ah batteries which appear to be the highest capacity I can squeeze into the battery box. I am trying to get them directly from china fro...