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Richard230 replied to the thread the Hydrogen Highway is not cheap.
" This guy doesn't believe that hydrogen-powered vehicles have much of a future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b88v-WvqzeQ "

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Richard230 created the thread Recycling lithium EV battereis.
" This is a very interesting video regarding recycling lithium batteries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLr0GStrnwQ

(Sorry about this being a duplicate thread. I just realized that I had started this subject back in December. Still, this appears to be new information.) "

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Stevo replied to the thread Kawasaki zxr-E.
" Congrats on passing the safety inspection.... I had no doubts it would "

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flo replied to the thread Kawasaki zxr-E.
" Today i charged it partly using my sachs charger and me and my buddy Stefan had a few runs with it,
man it really pulls so much nicer than the sachs
really looking forward getting it registered and on the road.

"Jumpstarting" the kawa ... a bit of a pia...

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Flo "

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flo replied to the thread Kawasaki zxr-E.
" Hi
as promised following up with pics:

Simple solution for a guard plate and its attachment
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on the bike
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After initial filling and sanding, sprinkle on some guide colour to help accurate sanding.
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once satisfied a simple rattle can paint job was aplied
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and on the bike
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Chain guards:
4,5mm carbon enforced prints with 5mm Fiberglass faces
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primary side:
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secondary side:
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Zelig replied to the thread BMS replacement help.
" Spoonman,

Thank you for your detailed reply.

I’ll will try the litechpower link you’ve posted.

Thank you,
Zelig "

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flo replied to the thread Kawasaki zxr-E.
" Well, not literally

Due to corona there is nothing you can do without appointment here atm.
Been trying to get a call back from my MOT engineer whole of last week without success. Until suddenly he calls me tuesday afternoon.
Last free spot thursday 13:00
Boy that`s sporty. lets try.

Temporary license first. No free spots online in my district, called them-no chance
Tried the Kawasaki dealer nearby if i could borrow - shop closed
Called the the district next to me, told them my situation and, who would have guessed - they gave me an appointment for thursday morning.
Best part about it - guy on telephone tells me- they aren`t even allowed to do so - legally. Bending over backwards just to be helpful.

Transport next

Franky: bus`s broken,
Andy: bus is at his brother 300km
Rainer: no prob you can have it.

Great- next box ticked.

Loading rails of Wolfgang will get picked up on the way back from picking up the transporter.

Insurence code should be no trouble, just a call.

Then finished the bike of with the mostly printed parts - chain guards (hot of the printer -Literally) in my freezing cold garage during a snowstorm. Real april`s weather.
filled and sanded the controllers cover somewhat and a spot repair on the fairing just to give a better impression.
Got the Kawa done wed. about 16:00
Then picked up my brother, on to rainer for the bus.....

When trying to push the Kawa into the Transporter we realised that the rails are too short by a big margin
So asking around the neighborhood found us a few looong boards that i screwed together for a makeshift.

Re wrote the safety concept of the sachs somewhat until late night ..

So today after 7!!! false starts (insurence code - grrrr) i got my temp. plate.
drove some 3 hrs to my MOT engineer who remembered me right away, had a look and just asks: Same components as your last one?
He starts to take some detail picks until i tell him that i had a folder on USB for him (CAD,Pics, Wiring diagram; written safety concept...)
Him: i see perfectly prepared once more.
Picks up his helmet, drives once around the building, stops and tells us to load up again.

MOT PASSED - within 3 mins.

Still took all day until i finally returned for dinner.

Only needs some finishing touches and licensing.

pics tomorrow
stay tuned "

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Stevo replied to the thread Hello form San Diego! Newbie here biting off more than I can chew.
" It will be fine. You might have some heat issues is all. It will be a fantastic education for you for sure, and it wont be that difficult to upgrade later to newer technology. Post pics of your build. Im looking forward to seeing this badboy! "

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Richard230 created the thread Biofuels vs. electric wars.
" Here is news about the push to increase ethanol in U.S. gasoline to 15% as well as arguments regarding which is worse for the environment and the economy, biofuel power or electric power. "

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Spoonman replied to the thread BMS replacement help.
" The board you have is very clearly marked for 60A, however given it has failed, I suppose the question is warranted.


Based on the spec above, the following.

Relating to the max discharge current.
- The power rating for the bike is 4kW and the pack nominal voltage is 48V suggesting max sustained discharge of 4000/48 = 85A
- However, you're not going to hold max power for more than about 10 seconds tops at any given time so you can derate this figure somewhat.
- So personally, I'd be inclined to tell them that the max sustained discharge current will be in the 70-80A range.

Relating to the max charging current.
- The spec above indicates 3-5 hour charge time for a 60Ah pack.
- Taking the faster end of this, 3h, this means an average of 20A over the full period for a 100% charge
- However, the last 30% of the charge is at lower current so we should conservatively say 30A for the first 70% of the charge.

Based on those numbers, and the data in the photo you provided, I reckon this is what you have in there: http://www.bestechpower.com/512v16sp.../PCB-D131.html
What's more I'd be willing to bet it's the thermal fuse that's gone.

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They have plenty of other good options beyond that one in the lineup at that link, but if they won't play ball then I'd be looking towards this as a first alternate.
Note that they've got the balance voltage wrong in that spec sheet however - most likely just a copy-paste error from the LiPo version, but worth checking before you buy if you do go that way. "

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