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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 78,113
Posted By tdcarter
A car and a motorcycle use the same voltage. The...

A car and a motorcycle use the same voltage. The higher amperage capacity of a car alternator (depending on the car may actually be lower then your bike) does not mean it is too high powered for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 78,113
Posted By tdcarter
A voltmeter shows if you are capable of charging...

A voltmeter shows if you are capable of charging the battery, it does not show if you actually are charging.

An ammeter is nothing more then a voltmeter and a shunt. Why would a voltmeter be more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 78,113
Posted By tdcarter
With cheap modern electronics, add in an ampmeter...

With cheap modern electronics, add in an ampmeter too. That way yo know the health of the charging system... and if it is actually charging!
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Yep, Quite a few of us have been following and...

Yep, Quite a few of us have been following and (trying to offering assistance throughout). It's been cool to see it come together and watch your dream live. You have taken it further then then...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Interesting color change, the vacuum sucked the...

Interesting color change, the vacuum sucked the pigment out?

edit: Ohhh. I see the bolts have also been zinc-chromate plated by the white balance of the camera.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 78,113
Posted By tdcarter
Are you asking what makes A123 cells so much...

Are you asking what makes A123 cells so much better to be desirable and charge the price?

primarily this:


Standard Charging: 2.5A, 1.0C rate
Maximum Charging: 10.0A, 4.0C rate
70A...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
I'm not a perspective customer, I'm already sold,...

I'm not a perspective customer, I'm already sold, I would be a happy tester and even pay for a beta model! :wink:
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Another addition, useful... for some

Crafty,
How about an input for a photosensor/detector?


I know.. I'm being lazy. But instead of having to turn my lower HID's on at night, off during daytme runs, let the Moto-Brain do it all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 78,113
Posted By tdcarter
Engineers spec a AH capacity of a batetry that...

Engineers spec a AH capacity of a batetry that should never be drained more then 50% of it's total, and in a fast drain scenario will never even come close to being able to produce that much power...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Ohhh. Red/yellow is 'key on' master power?

Ohhh. Red/yellow is 'key on' master power?
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
How about putting the ground terminal at the...

How about putting the ground terminal at the opposite end of the board from the main power lug?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 78,113
Posted By tdcarter
Most Lithium batteries (of all types) do have...

Most Lithium batteries (of all types) do have this feature built in.

Generally all LiFe starting batteries for bikes and cars do not. the Electronics required to disconnect the battery that could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 78,113
Posted By tdcarter
Put a relay in between the two batteries to...

Put a relay in between the two batteries to disengage the LiFe when the bike is off. Otherwise the higher voltage battery will charge up the lower voltage and you will have one dead battery.

Or...
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
You are going to control 50w or 100w driving...

You are going to control 50w or 100w driving lights with a pot? Heated grips.. maybe.. but I want to see where you mount the pot and what melts next to it.

Ohh.. maybe you are using them new high...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Power shedding

Okay.. question on the power shedding for low voltage.

Is there going to be a time-delay of sorts before it tries to re-apply the load.

I'm imagining the scenario of where I'm sitting idling,...
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Wicked It's ALive! Kick here!...

It's ALive!

Kick here! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craftycoder/motobrain-high-tech-automotive-power-distribution)
...
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Ohh.. gonna get the fingers warmed up and aiming...

Ohh.. gonna get the fingers warmed up and aiming for the top 25...
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Yippee Skippy!:rayof

Yippee Skippy!:rayof
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Wasn't thinking of using it in place of fuse. No,...

Wasn't thinking of using it in place of fuse. No, fuse stays there.

Was more thinking of using it to prevent fuse from blowing in the first place on outlets that could easily get overloaded or...
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Not really. Most of the devices that would be...

Not really. Most of the devices that would be controlled by CC can also be used with PWM.

Maybe the CC can be used as a secondary fail electronic fuse. Limit current not to exceed... like for...
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
How much pwm

How many channels can be PWM'd? or CC'd? All?

Looking forward to it's release.
T
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
That would be me.. now if only I could see the...

That would be me.. now if only I could see the video...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Happy to hear things are coming along. I'll...

Happy to hear things are coming along.

I'll be in line to buy one soon as you get a release ready. I'll be just happy as a pig in slop when you get the Droid interface going too. But in the...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
The Banshee horn (another motorcycle toy) got...

The Banshee horn (another motorcycle toy) got it's start through there. Think he more then doubled his needed funds for starting.
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Again, same....

Again, same....
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
My response exactly. Looks wonderful and sign...

My response exactly.
Looks wonderful and sign me up for pre-round funding, but can I use it with my Droid?
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
I need it.. I need it!!! :clap Happy to test...

I need it.. I need it!!! :clap

Happy to test a final prototype :wink:

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Forum: Vendors 01-04-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Waiting on the beer... and the opportunity to...

Waiting on the beer... and the opportunity to purchase/install a High Tech Fuse Block... :beer
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Sorry.. a buckpuck is a name brand of a LED...

Sorry.. a buckpuck is a name brand of a LED constant current driver. Name just kind of means generic constant current to the DIY led community now. A buckpuck is when your supply voltage is higher...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Would be cool if possible, and that would be the...

Would be cool if possible, and that would be the preferred method for proper LED dimming, vs pwm. But I'll take a version either way. If the constant current works then we could eliminate the buck...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Can you limit the current flow on each FET...

Can you limit the current flow on each FET channel? Can it be user programmable?

In the right appliation... use it as a build basis for LED drivers that limit it... and then I could use that to...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
I was just more thinkng along the lines of...

I was just more thinkng along the lines of computer glitch, voltage spike, or severe impact takes out the cpu or a transistor just has a case of early mortality. Having some way that could allow the...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Cool. Saw you were adding in the voltmeter part...

Cool. Saw you were adding in the voltmeter part (since it is already on most PICs/processors) didn't know you were adding it into the user programmable part, but good. Much better then just using a...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
New thought on a feature. - Ability to sense...

New thought on a feature.
- Ability to sense voltage and adjust/trip circuits as user programs.

Two examples:
1) Sense the voltage to tell if bike is running or just key is on. How used? Glad...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Here is an idea.. not that I don't think you are...

Here is an idea.. not that I don't think you are building it right or with strong enough transistors.. and maybe this will compromise integrity.

How about slots that would allow the owner to...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Sounds like a good option. T

Sounds like a good option.
T
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Working support myself, I can understand your...

Working support myself, I can understand your resistance to enabling features that will just confuse some end-users. But also you just never know what might come up. I know of one rider that does see...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Can the user change the PWM frequency? How...

Can the user change the PWM frequency?

How will wiring be connected? Terminal strip on side? Phoenix connectors? or ???

Just got a new bike after a careless cager took out my old one, so I am...
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,477
Posted By tdcarter
Is this for manual override in case cell phone is...

Is this for manual override in case cell phone is not present or carps out?

How about multiple address ability in case you want to stack another board?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 78,113
Posted By tdcarter
Unless you are doing under five minute rides,...

Unless you are doing under five minute rides, and/or you have to use several amp hours worth of battery power to start the bike, your alternator will be able to recharge the battery. But I agree that...
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