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  1. Howdy Matchboxed - best to take a look around...

    Howdy Matchboxed - best to take a look around and see what takes your fancy and matches you expected budget; there are lots of ways of going about it depending on what you want to spend and what...
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    PICS!! :D

    PICS!! :D
  3. Howdy, You're pretty much on the money with...

    Howdy,

    You're pretty much on the money with regard to the hub motor alright.
    They're pretty much ideal for lower speed applications where the unsprung mass is less of a concern, and there are...
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    oh hubba hubba - that bike has always given me a...

    oh hubba hubba - that bike has always given me a horn!
    Utterly gorgeous machines!
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    Oh that is a very fun looking piece of kit!...

    Oh that is a very fun looking piece of kit!
    Welcome aboard.
  6. Thread: Charger

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    Sorry, you're right - I was reading that all...

    Sorry, you're right - I was reading that all wrong. Thought that bottom line was stats for 10 modules in parallel.
    In that case you're golden
  8. As I said, just a baseline to tailor from. A...

    As I said, just a baseline to tailor from.

    A centralised motor is definitely the better way to go for higher performance, but there's little benefit to it beyond that IMO.

    Consider that you're...
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    Looks like max 4C discharge on those Energy...

    Looks like max 4C discharge on those Energy modules so your 10S arrangement would peak at 60A, whilst your 5S2P arrangement could only handle 120A.
    The Power modules appear to manage 8C which would...
  10. Looks like an idea candidate for a hub motor...

    Looks like an idea candidate for a hub motor based on that usage profile.
    Simple, costs effective and space efficient.

    Biothunder has a well documented spec here for his effort which will...
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    No chance.

    No chance.
  12. Definitely buy your battery last. The rest of...

    Definitely buy your battery last.

    The rest of it you can buy as you choose but batteries are changing all the time and the project is likely to take you at least a year before you're anywhere...
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    Right so first - you know that you've only got...

    Right so first - you know that you've only got ~90Vnom there right? About 103.5V hot off the charger?
    Those are LiFePO4 cells, so they're nominal at 3.2V not 3.7V.

    As for the Zeva modules - the...
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    Your connection plan looks fine, no problem...

    Your connection plan looks fine, no problem there.
    Serious lump of a pack that!
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    WoW! I had heard they were refocusing but...

    WoW!

    I had heard they were refocusing but that's quite a statement right there.
  16. Thread: Podbuilder

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    I'd consider a 'cable connected' lockout on the...

    I'd consider a 'cable connected' lockout on the MC contactor - don't want someone trying and drive away while she's plugged in.
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    https://media.giphy.com/media/kWMI4jZKpgTJloYPO7/g...

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  18. Thread: Podbuilder

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    Yeah that makes sense now alright - sounds like...

    Yeah that makes sense now alright - sounds like they've an N-channel FET driving the contactor coil.
    Assuming your HV and 12V circuits aren't isolated, you likely need the voltage at the common...
  19. Thread: Podbuilder

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    Hmm... from the reading of that it appears that...

    Hmm... from the reading of that it appears that it has some form of built-in inrush limiting, so it's not out of the question that it has TVS in there too but it doesn't say anything about it which...
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    Interesting move. This quote is promising:...

    Interesting move.

    This quote is promising:
    "Entering the electric bicycle business underscores efforts to remake Harley-Davidson into a more nimble company that reacts quickly to market...
  21. Thread: Podbuilder

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    Breaking on the negative pole has the potential...

    Breaking on the negative pole has the potential to induce an inductive response on the upstream side of the circuit if you interrupt while there's significant current flowing.
    As such I wouldn't...
  22. Thread: Podbuilder

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    Damn that thing looks sweet! I've used Zeva...

    Damn that thing looks sweet!

    I've used Zeva (Aus) and Orion (US).
    Would happily recommend either.
  23. Thread: BMS Confusion

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    Seconded.

    Seconded.
  24. Thread: BMS Confusion

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    Yes, I have a Zeva setup in 40 cell flavour here....

    Yes, I have a Zeva setup in 40 cell flavour here.
    Simple and robust once you take the time to wire it up neatly.
    Also I've had email exchange with Ian (Hooper) who's the man behind it and he's...
  25. Thread: BMS Confusion

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    He's pretty much gone and done it:...

    He's pretty much gone and done it:
    https://openinverter.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=577&start=200#p17777
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