Yearly Archives: 2015

Electric Bikes – high current connectors

Electric bikes don’t use excessively high ampages, or at least they shouldn’t in theory. A 300w motor on a 36v battery, should use just 300/36 amps, or 8.333 amps. Of course this is not how smart motors work, nor how

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Electric Bikes – electronics and water!

Sounds like a bad combination doesn’t it? Yet after nearly 18 months of using two bikes in all weathers, we have never had an issue with electronics affected by water. Heat? Yes. Water? No. Until yesterday that is, but it

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Electric bikes – summer must be here!

Because, once again, my bike is off the road! Early this week I had the following problems all in the same day – a puncture, a broken spoke nipple causing the whole wheel to go out of alignment, another melted

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Electric Bikes – 4000km

Well, we can’t quite match the ebike tourists and their 11000+ kilometres, with photos every thousand kilometres to prove it, but today the odometer tripped over to 4000km, once again on the way back from a lunchtime coffee from the

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Electric Bikes – electrical troubles

Our bikes are used quite hard at times, and the electrical system is mostly homemade, so we can expect a few problems occasionally. This week I have not done well at all! It started on Monday morning, I had just

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Multi Cell Voltmeter

The big order of Arduino related products has started to arrive, the key components, the Arduino mega 2560 clone and the TFT LCD screen arrived two days ago, along with some of the voltage sensors, and most of the jumper

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New Project – Electric Bikes, Arduino and Programming

Exciting times – a new project, bringing together Electric Bikes, Computers and Programming! During my troubles with batteries (which are pretty much sorted now) I realised I needed a way of looking at the voltage of all the 12 cells,

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Electric Bikes – suppliers of parts etc

What is it with suppliers of e-bike parts? If I can pick a part off a web based catalogue, order it and pay for it, the part arrives, works and all is good. If I try to communicate via email,

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Electric Bikes – spring is nearly here

I realised this morning that I have cycled to and from the shop everyday this week, so I will probably do more kms on the bike than in the car! It’s been a while since the weather allowed me to

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Windows 10 issues

Despite it being wonderful, some issues are starting to be noticed. I have seen two so far. The first affects Outlook 2010 in Windows 10, in particular sending new emails. Sending replies and forwards is no issue, just new emails.

Posted in Computer Stuff, Windows 10