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Old 03-20-2011, 05:07 PM   #106
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I used a little trick to get those pesky bolts lined up for the install. Used a bit of foam scrap as a shim, worked great.
I seem to have my battery in and out quite a lot for whatever reason so I put a headless bolt on each terminal, secured by a nut on each side of the terminal face and a final nut to secure all the connectors. Saves faffing. Need to do the same with the crash bars when I get a minute....
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:03 PM   #107
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Dang! Just when I have almost everything squared away on my bike, my battery dies, and nobody has Shorai stock anywhere.

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Old 03-26-2011, 07:16 PM   #108
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Dang! Just when I have almost everything squared away on my bike, my battery dies, and nobody has Shorai stock anywhere.


Some inmates to check:

http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/shorai.html
http://www.advmachines.com/
http://www.blackdogcw.com/

Probably forgetting some....
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #109
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Dry holes. Already checked, but thanks.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #110
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Added 2.4Ghz Wireless Spread Spectrum Battery Telemetry to my Shorai LiFePO4 battery, just because it can and I could.

Less than 2oz of extra stuff, RC tech:




Key off:



Key on, bike not running, with HID's running:



Works up to 1/2 mile away. Monitors each of the 4 cells in the battery, Amps 10mA up to 100A (150A burst), Ambient Air Temp -4 to 176F (-20 to +80C)
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:32 PM   #111
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Haha thats cool!
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:58 PM   #112
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installed mine under the seat. Cranks over like a bastage!
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:15 PM   #113
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Dayum, you can check your battery from the campsite shitter. I've always wanted to do that That's awesome.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:47 PM   #114
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I ordered a Shorai battery and the distributor told me that the battery was on back order. Anyone else experiencing delays?

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Old 05-14-2011, 09:54 PM   #115
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Butt, is that 70ma of draw with the key off? Whatcha got goin' on? Blender makin' pina coladas?
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:58 PM   #116
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Butt, is that 70ma of draw with the key off? Whatcha got goin' on? Blender makin' pina coladas?
That's all the sensors
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:07 PM   #117
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That's all the sensors
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:24 PM   #118
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Very cool. I'll bet you have everything on hand to make it remote start with just a little more effort.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:29 PM   #119
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Oopsie, reposting, nuked by accident. Added a bit.

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Butt, is that 70ma of draw with the key off? Whatcha got goin' on? Blender makin' pina coladas?
The sense package is not monitored for it's own draw, but it draws about 8 mA at the 4 samples/sec xmit rate.

This Quanum system is cheap, so not quite NASA grade accuracy. On the low end due to whatever weirdness it can indicate anywhere from 0.0 to 0.2 since the AMP sensor is so wide-range, and doesn't always reset to 0.0 from negative current draw, maybe it doesn't like that. The AMP sensor is uni-directional on this sensor so once the bike starts, the AMP reading drop to zero because the alternator is backfeeding current. RC applications are one-way, just drawing.

The real indicator is the battery voltages, which are spot-on. If they aren't dropping much, I don't worry about it. I have different AMP meters for the really small draws, for troubleshooting. The inexpensive AMP sensor was bundled with the Temp sensor, so I hooked it up, what the heck. My 990S indicates about 108Amps while cranking cold, about 80-90 amps when warm. It can peak up to almost 135Amps on first crank, as captured by a recording AMP meter:



The gadgets used were this and this and this if you are so inclined.

and these to mod to connect to the 4S balance port

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Old 05-14-2011, 10:34 PM   #120
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Very cool. I'll bet you have everything on hand to make it remote start with just a little more effort.
Nah, I could... but no.

Since these LFX batts are so new, and have the ability to monitor individual cells, the geek engineer in me just had to know. I found something way cheaper for that than trying to DIY from scratch.... and I can watch it from my desk at home or work.
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