High Tech Fuse Block

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by craftycoder, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Production samples of Motobrain boards from a fabricator in Asia are shipping in the next few hours. I've already received PCBs samples of the heavy duty power boards from a couple of suppliers in Asia as well and they are getting close. Some are great but too expensive, some are the "right" price but are missing on the quality side of things. I am still working those details out but suffice to say, things are progressing nicely. I'll post a report on how the boards turned out when they arrive at the lab.

    <a href="http://www.motobrain.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PDUMCU26OP+PCB1.jpg"><img src="http://www.motobrain.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PDUMCU26OP+PCB1-1024x624.jpg" alt="PDUMCU26OP+PCB[1]" width="670" height="408" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1064" /></a>
  2. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    The production samples arrived. They look pretty good though I am not certain they were actually built on machine as I expected. The factory building these samples by hand tells me nothing about the quality of their machine assembly which was the entire purpose of this exercise. That is a bit of a disappointment but not the end of the world. I'll begin testing them this week. Finger's crossed.

    I also got the new mold master which has insulating tabs integrated into the design to protect from incidental short circuits. I expect to have 5 new Motobrains ready in short order for testing.

    <a href="http://www.motobrain.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/P1010013-e1402326364338.jpg"><img src="http://www.motobrain.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/P1010013-e1402326364338-1024x683.jpg" alt="P1010013" width="670" height="446" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1069" /></a>

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  3. moto_dmitriy

    moto_dmitriy que?

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    Nice work! See if they can do it by hand so can I, if that's what it takes to get it on my bike this month I am all for it! :freaky

  4. EKinOR

    EKinOR Been here awhile

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    :clap :clap :clap

    Looking forward to when they are available!
  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Very nicely done :clap

    For my own use, I'm envisioning attaching my heated jacket to the motobrain. How do I adjust the current output to the jacket without having to access my phone?

    I'm also thinking of attaching my LED auxiliary lights to the motobrain. How would I turn the lights on and off without having to add a handlebar switch?

    My guess is I'll have to mount my phone on a RAM mount so I can access the app and control the circuits that I want activated or adjusted on the go. :ear
  6. Texcollect

    Texcollect Adventurer wannabe

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    If I understand correctly you can put a generic rotary control anywhere and use that as an analog input to control the heated jacket. I would think you would want to put a switch on the handlebars to control a light instead of an app on your phone. Never mind trying to mess with your phone whilst riding if your battery went flat on the phone you couldn't switch your lights on or off.
  7. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    You could.... have a mom-on switch on that control circuit that when pressed would cycle through some certain preset outputs that you assign. 25-50-75-100-0 for instance. Perhaps a multi color LED to indicate where in the cycle you are.
  8. baddrapp

    baddrapp Been here awhile

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    The way understand the concept with the lighting. You can set the output at any amount, but let's say 20%, turns on when bike is started for daytime running lights. Then a trigger wire is wired to the high beam. When activated it goes to a preset value say 100%. No extra switches or dials. All done with the moto brain. Great concept it just eliminated another possible failure, the switches or dials.

    I am waiting to purchase one for my adventure bike.
  9. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    The samples that arrived on Monday are trash. The photos of them look okay but upon closer inspection they appear to have been made by incompetents who don't give a hoot. That is to say that not only is the skilled labor done poorly but so is the work that only requires attention to detail. A waste of time and money. No one ever said building a global supply chain was easy!
  10. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Two options.

    Use one of the eight input lines, hook up a potentiometer, and dial it in.

    Or a toggle switch, momentary, off-(on) to toggle through preset values. I think you might be able to do (on)-off-(on) to toggle up or down, instead of always having to go up.

    CC built a function to detect engine running; use that, and maybe an input line to detect high bearm (as noted).

    Nope. you COULD, but once it's programmed, the iPhone/android isn't required.
  11. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Maybe you should look for a local supplier - your next issue is going to be seeing your intellectual property on eBay. I'd pay more to support North America business.

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  12. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    A momentary switch can be programmed to cycle through a few different power levels for your heated gear. For aux lights, I tied mine to the high beams. I do not power them from the high beams, rather I use the high beams as a signal to tell Motobrain to turn on the aux lights. As shown in the video below. Youtube seems to be having trouble with this video. I've posted it to my Facebook page as well if you want to see it right away.

    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MmCg74hXnjU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  13. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    60% more? USA made takes my $300 target price and makes it a $500 product. It would be easy to get it made here but I don't want to put the price out of peoples reach. I want it made in the USA for both ideological and practical reasons. I cannot make it pencil out though.
  14. moto_dmitriy

    moto_dmitriy que?

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    sent you a PM
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    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Video finally online. It took hours to upload for some reason...

    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MmCg74hXnjU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  16. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Woo Hoo!!

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    Bad Ass!

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  17. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Is it an inline groundout to cycle through the setpoints?
  18. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Please restate the question. I don't follow your meaning (I've not had my coffee yet).
  19. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    what I mean is, the signal that cycles through the set-points, is it connected to the "+" wire, and the mom-on temporarily grounds out the input, and as such, the signal is rec'd to cycle through the set-points.

    i.e., the 25,50,75,100,0% set-points for a heated jacket or trail lights....

    Or more specifically, HTF does it know to cycle through the set-points?






    Set-points.
  20. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    In that configuration, you would connect one end of the switch to a Motobrain input and the other end to either + or -. It doesn't matter which one. Motobrain knows where the output is set currently so it cycles to the next value. If you set it up to cycle in ascending order and you are at 25% it will go to 50%. If you set it up to cycle descending, it will go to 0% (off) and then next time 100%. There is a video showing this functionality somewhere.