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by SamD
Wed, 07 Dec 2011, 21:17
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Elation V3 (Mk 1) motor replacement? What to get?
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Elation V3 (Mk 1) motor replacement? What to get?

Where are you located Stumpy?

What's your budget? What's your current battery pack?
by SamD
Thu, 24 Nov 2011, 22:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Melbourne eBike ride Dec 10th
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Melbourne eBike ride Dec 10th

Hi Folks, I am organising an ebike ride for anyone interested on December the 10th leaving from Southern Cross station at 10.45am. Family friendly. All kinds of bikes and rigs but suggest that we start with flat easy riding to include all comers and we behave ourselves to keep the scene nice. Family...
by SamD
Wed, 19 Oct 2011, 14:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grid Connect PV systems
Replies: 104
Views: 17391

Grid Connect PV systems

Might be worth a look on some tests of mirrors in combination with PV's:
http://www.tonchev.org/PVparks.html

This guy even mounts them on electric vehicles.
by SamD
Mon, 17 Oct 2011, 18:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grid Connect PV systems
Replies: 104
Views: 17391

Grid Connect PV systems

Hey Glenn, you may want to give this mirror idea a go - it's not complex and you will pick something up - however small.

http://samdidgaf.blogspot.com/2011/08/s ... ector.html
by SamD
Mon, 03 Oct 2011, 15:13
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14959

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

Hi Faz, currently using two of 5.8Ahr 8s Turnigy LiPos in parallel. Current discharge is 25c capable. About a hundred bucks each from Hobbyking. When I went from 1 cell to two in parallel I saw a huge drop in the amount of voltage sag under higher loads. About to add a third unit - I expect to see a...
by SamD
Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 22:10
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14959

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

Actually I ducked home at lunch (couldn't do that on a slow bike) and noticed something else about high powered e-bikes. Magpies cannot touch you at 45kph. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley4.gif Can't say the same for the real estate agent in Lycra way back behind me on his carbon fibre 'trop...
by SamD
Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 22:06
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14959

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

How long can you do an unpowered 40kph for Faz? How far then? 20km? Contador's average speed of 2009 tour de france was 40.32 kph. Should we all be like this? What is wrong with us mortals? Folks - I don't want to shower at work! I want to wear a suit straight to the boardroom in a regional location...
by SamD
Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 21:51
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: What limits an E-bike power?
Replies: 12
Views: 4567

What limits an E-bike power?

You're right in assuming up front it is the controller - when it comes to cheaper hub units. Eg bafang geared internal hubs are pretty much the same. The controller is usually limited to a given number of amps (torque), so you up the voltage to get more speed. A 24v 20 amp controller is obviously mu...
by SamD
Fri, 09 Sep 2011, 21:37
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Elation Bikes - anyone used their kit?
Replies: 95
Views: 23502

Elation Bikes - anyone used their kit?

I am curious as to why you're so eager to stick to the 200W limit?
by SamD
Mon, 29 Aug 2011, 22:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: SamD's Aprilia Enjoy
Replies: 0
Views: 2268

SamD's Aprilia Enjoy

Bikes don't seem to get a lot of coverage here. I've had an Aprilia Enjoy electric bike for about five years. These were a fantastic bike for their day, with an innovative crankset drive unit. I recently rebuilt it with two 5.8 Ah LIPO batteries, replaced the controller to be standard twist throttle...
by SamD
Wed, 10 Aug 2011, 14:45
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14959

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

Actually the 120W answer is pretty easy - I can buy the 120W setup for only 200 bucks, and I'd planned to use the extra power for a different project - nighttime readinglights. But to add to that, I wanted to keep my bike looking like something that would appeal to the everyday person. I am dutch, e...
by SamD
Tue, 09 Aug 2011, 22:13
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14959

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

I recently took my much lauded pedal assist Aprilia Enjoy and removed the pedal assist. I also lifted the 200W limit and let the 1100W motor have it's natural draw of current from some new LiPos. It's a much better bike. http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=18505&start=165 My kn...