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 on: Today at 02:54:35 AM 
Started by Hansi - Last post by togo
I think it would be helpful if you or EC could explain to people the process of pulling up to a station and plugging in, ie do you check the output and decide how many SC get plugged in or are they switched etc, clearing up the mystery behind having 3 SC and when and where to use them so that people aren't afraid to take the plunge, I have my own personal process and I find if I follow it I don't have issues (I'm using TSM 2500's so my process may differ)

I'm not ET or EC, but I'll jump in here with my observations.

The default 3-brick config is 2 SC on the first J-plug, 1 on the
second, and done.

You avoid the station or networks that can't do 6.6kw or have
poorly maintained networks (I'm looking at you Blink)

That's the usual

Here's my unusual config:

A patch panel, with a C20 inlet for each SCv2 brick. 

A pelican case locket to the bike with a collection of
cables and splitters that let me hook up a J-plug or
a T-plug or an RV outlet to any combination.

To do Dub-J charging, I also carry a Tesla T-to-J adapter
(thanks for the idea Zak)

My config can do Tesla to all three bricks, to three bricks
plus onboard (but taht would exceed 1C), to J+T, RV+J,
J+wall (e.g. many older chargepoints), a mind-boggling
number of possible combinations.  Based on BTR's recent
trip, I'm also carrying some C19/C20 extensions so I can
Dub-J across a disabilities space.


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 on: Today at 02:37:33 AM 
Started by MorbidBBQ - Last post by nigezero
Don't have a scope these days but I found this on a similar inverter http://www.kerrywong.com/2017/10/01/teardown-and-testing-of-an-800w-puresine-inverter/

Seems pretty well made. Only dangerous thing so far is the DC input terminals, clearly designed for 12V, not 110V. I'll need to cover them! Protection is hard to evaluate without destructive testing, I used to do that to audio power amps. It comes with a whole bunch of spare 10amp fuses so I guess that's the protection. Well, just don't overload it! It ran cool at 2kW.
That’s a pretty good wrap!

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 on: Today at 02:37:26 AM 
Started by MorbidBBQ - Last post by nigezero
Don't have a scope these days but I found this on a similar inverter http://www.kerrywong.com/2017/10/01/teardown-and-testing-of-an-800w-puresine-inverter/

Seems pretty well made. Only dangerous thing so far is the DC input terminals, clearly designed for 12V, not 110V. I'll need to cover them! Protection is hard to evaluate without destructive testing, I used to do that to audio power amps. It comes with a whole bunch of spare 10amp fuses so I guess that's the protection. Well, just don't overload it! It ran cool at 2kW.
That’s a pretty good wrap!

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 on: Today at 02:37:09 AM 
Started by MorbidBBQ - Last post by togo
> Don't have a scope these days but I found this on a similar inverter http://www.kerrywong.com/2017/10/01/teardown-and-testing-of-an-800w-puresine-inverter/ ...  Well, just don't overload it! It ran cool at 2kW.

Just to clarify, I assume you are speaking of the 2500w inverter you bought, not the 800w one you just found. : - )

> Here's more fun with my new toys. I got a DC power meter that is pretty cool so I hooked it up to the inverter. What I learned is that the inverter idles at about 30 watts,

Not too bad...

> still draws 10W when switched off

OK, so that's not really off, is it.  That's worst than the worst phone or laptop charger brick I've tested.

> and is almost 90% efficient at 1.5kW. All good. The meter will connect wireless for remote battery monitoring, tracks Ah, kWh and has a relay and protection settings. Amazing for the price. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0753CRMWB/ref=ya_st_dp_summary

Yeah!  Thanks for the update!

PS-

Surprised you got the 30A meter, when the 100A meter is just $1 more

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0753G4SQ6/






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 on: Today at 02:36:34 AM 
Started by ChainGun - Last post by ChainGun
My original is 9.4, the (used) replacement is 9.8. I don't know what's the capacity of the one Zero is sending but I agree, if ZF13 (or even ZF12.5) I'd rather wait a few weeks.

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 on: Today at 02:24:22 AM 
Started by firepower - Last post by togo
Does somebody know if the new Charge Tank is single phase?

European level 2 AC standard Mennekes type2 mode 2 or 3, offering 3 phase, so if it is sold in Europe, I have to assume it'll use at least two of the phases, like the diginow solution does.

Then again, if it's just 6kw, maybe not.


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 on: Today at 02:12:04 AM 
Started by mousejstr - Last post by togo
"BATTERY WARRANTY

"The duration of the battery limited warranty is 3 years (36 months) or 50,000 km (31,000 mi), starting from the date of the initial, and from the consequent date recorded within this warranty card, whichever comes first (time or distance)."

Oh, wow.  I would not want to put that much money on a bike with that poor of a battery warranty.

Thanks for pointing that out, Lenny.

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 on: Today at 02:08:59 AM 
Started by ChainGun - Last post by mrwilsn
Is the used battery a ZF13? The new battery from Zero should be a ZF13 even though 2015 Zero S comes with ZF12.5.

I would wait for new battery.

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 on: Today at 02:08:07 AM 
Started by NEW2elec - Last post by togo
I rode one around Lake Stans in September.  It was really a blast.  I lifted the front wheel off the ground, switched the traction control to Rain Mode. 

Definitely louder than a Zero, since it has a gearbox and a chain.  And not quite as smooth keeping steady speed at city speeds.  Dealer told me it had been a wet weekend, that lubricating the chain would take care of that.

The low speed maneuvering mode is interesting.  Once you switch to that mode, you can toggle forward or reverse.


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 on: Today at 02:02:57 AM 
Started by ultrarnr - Last post by togo
"Nov. 7-12: Eicma Motorycle Show, Milan, Italy: unveiling Energica’s third model, the brand new Eva EsseEsse9, plus other new Ego and Eva configurations, including the exclusive Energica Eva 100"

"Nov. 15: IDTechEx Show, Santa Clara, California: Benatti will give the speech 'The Energica Formula. Behind the scenes of the leading street-legal high-performing electric motorcycle: heritage, technology, fast-charge, R&D and new products.'

"Nov. 16-18: IMS Long Beach, California: exhibition of Energica motorcycle models"

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2017/10/04/energica-expands-us-team-set-unveil-3rd-electric-motorcycle-eicma/
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2017/august/energica-electric-bike/


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