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Forum: Electric Bikes 07-16-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By dilkes
Are you absolutely sure it's a 24V...

Are you absolutely sure it's a 24V motor/controller? What does the charger output say? Sounds like possibly you don't have the right voltage. There are very few 24V systems out there these days. I...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-16-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By dilkes
Are you absolutely sure it's a 24V...

Are you absolutely sure it's a 24V motor/controller? What does the charger output say? Sounds to me like you don't have the right voltage. There are very few 24V systems out there these days. I am...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-16-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By dilkes
Looks like a charger to me. On the charger it...

Looks like a charger to me. On the charger it should have written somewhere what the output DC voltage is. This will tell you what that kit/motor is originally designed for. If it says 24V or a bit...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-15-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By dilkes
Would 2 x 10Ah batteries give me the range of 1 x...

Would 2 x 10Ah batteries give me the range of 1 x 20Ah battery? yes

Another battery, whether wired in or carried as a spare would mean more weight additional cells in same battery will add approx...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-15-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By dilkes
May seem obvious and already considered and...

May seem obvious and already considered and rejected, but wouldn't it be a lot easier, lower risk and maybe less $$ to add a 2nd battery and run it in parallel with the existing rather than messing...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-11-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By dilkes
You might post your question at...

You might post your question at http://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1045067-cemoto-e08-electric-folding-ebike.html and/or PM one of the other owners referenced there.
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-29-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By dilkes
In case you haven't seen it, you might find this...

In case you haven't seen it, you might find this site interesting.
https://electricbike-blog.com/
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-19-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,457
Posted By dilkes
See These e-bikes look just like bicycles on the...

See These e-bikes look just like bicycles on the outside, but ride like an electric : TreeHugger (http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/amplers-e-bikes-look-just-bicycles-outside-go-electric.html)
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-15-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By dilkes
Which dashboard is it that gives that watts used...

Which dashboard is it that gives that watts used info? I have the C965 display and was thinking of getting a Cycle Analyst but maybe this would be a better option?
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-14-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By dilkes
An article clarifying (hopefully) the different...

An article clarifying (hopefully) the different types of motors:
https://electricbikereview.com/guides/difference-between-ebike-motors/

and another site with an introduction and buying guide....
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-14-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By dilkes
The BBSHD kit is self-contained and the only...

The BBSHD kit is self-contained and the only other thing you absolutely need is a battery (48V or 52V) and charger. There are some other options you can choose if you wish, with the main ones being a...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-10-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By dilkes
A good option for an add-on kit: Bafang BBSHD...

A good option for an add-on kit:
Bafang BBSHD 1000 Mid Drive Kit - IN STOCK! (http://lunacycle.com/motors/mid-drive-kits/bafang-bbshd-1000w-mid-drive-kit/)
Lots of torque plus uses the gears on the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-10-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By dilkes
These guys seem to have a good reputation and...

These guys seem to have a good reputation and prices, especially when you consider shipping. Also, they are US based which makes life simpler.
Luna Cycle LLC (http://lunacycle.com/)
Also they are...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-06-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By dilkes
Power off on Dolphin Pack/BMS

What exactly does the power on/off button on a Dolphin 13s pack do? I know it shuts down any output and I assume it does this thru the BMS,

Specifically, I plan to have 2 Dolphin packs (same...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-01-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By dilkes
Not so. The Bafang mid-drives (and perhaps...

Not so. The Bafang mid-drives (and perhaps others?) have both PAS and throttle control.
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-31-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By dilkes
Not 100% sure, but believe this is the motor they...

Not 100% sure, but believe this is the motor they use on that bike:
https://bmsbattery.com/ebike-kit/345-bpm2-36v350w-front-driving-bike-conversion-kit-ebike-kit.html

It's a matter of opinion...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-28-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By dilkes
In case you haven't seen it, here's a link to a...

In case you haven't seen it, here's a link to a review of that bike:
https://electricbikereview.com/diamondback/lindau-exc/
Looks decent.

The one item to consider for your application is that...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-16-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By dilkes
Good to hear that you have it working better. If...

Good to hear that you have it working better. If you do still end up blowing fuses occasionally - going up hills, etc., if it were me, I would just put a larger fuse in there.

I have a 10Ah...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-14-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By dilkes
One thought is to take a magnet with you and if...

One thought is to take a magnet with you and if it sticks, then it is steel or an alloy.
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-14-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By dilkes
The same size as the ones you blew.

The same size as the ones you blew.
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-14-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By dilkes
As I suggested: Try 20 amps. If it's not...

As I suggested:
Try 20 amps. If it's not enough, try 25 or even 30, but technically anything above 20 amps, according to the published specs for that battery, exceeds the 20 amps continuous max. May...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-13-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By dilkes
And if you still blow the 20 amp fuses, you may...

And if you still blow the 20 amp fuses, you may have to go to 25 or even 30 amps.
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-13-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By dilkes
You mean a brand new 20 amp-hour battery?? (You...

You mean a brand new 20 amp-hour battery?? (You don't buy batteries with capacity measured in amps.)

If it were me, I would have worked harder on getting this one to work, by trying different fuse...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-13-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By dilkes
If you look at the specs for the battery you...

If you look at the specs for the battery you bought it says:


Maximum continuous discharge current:
20A


...so if that is correct, a 20 amp fuse should be fine.

If these blow as well and...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-13-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By dilkes
You are confusing capacity (measured in...

You are confusing capacity (measured in Amp-hours) with current (measured in Amps). If it were me, I would get a few 20 amp fuses and while I'm there buy a 25 and even 30 amp one. If you get things...
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