EBike Toolbox - Bargains! $

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by DrkAngel, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    Sorry! Just click on pictures to go to, where available.

    Thought I'd post up some of the bargains I've found!
    This one seemed impressive enough to post, added a few others ... consolidated links to some of my finds.
    Dc 10v-90v 0-50a dual Digital led voltmeter, ammeter, watt meter, amp hour meter $23.99
    Ordered one up ...
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    DC-DC 3.8V-60V (80V if 3wire) 20A Dual-display Digital LCD Power Current Voltage, AMP Meter, watt meter, Ah meter $13.69
    Its little brother ... I've been using one for several months ... love it!
    Many more functions but sketchy instructions are in Chinglish

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    1600 Lumen XML Cree XM-L T6 LED Zoomable Focus Black Flashlight Torch 8W 5Modes $9.74
    Wonderfully bright ... 5modes is more annoying than useful.
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    Imax B6 1- 6s cells Lipo NiMh Balance Battery RC Charger $22.77
    Great little tool!
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    1-8S Lipo Battery Low Voltage Tester Buzzer Alarm $2.79
    Programmable, individual bank LVA- Low Voltage Alarm
    Displays pack voltage then individual bank voltages
    Use multiple for larger packs. I ran to front bars using 8 wire Ethernet cable (7s 25.9V Li-ion)
    Use as voltage meter only, hook to wires going to 24V leds on throttle. (30V max)
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    24-60V 500-1000W Motor Brush Controller for Electric Bike Bicycle & Scooter $45.50
    Rugged, durable ... nearly indestructible. Waterproof construction!?
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    Belden tinned copper tubular braid/ground strap 5/16" X 20' $12.99
    10-9gauge Tinned Copper Braid - Great for connecting cells, solders nicely 30-50A recommended
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    Cable Shielding Braided Tinned Copper 1/32nd inch dia. TWO ROLLS 100 ft Each $18.99
    Great for "balance" wiring, solders nice and flexible 22gauge ~5A
    Click here
    Ran out of picture allotment?

    I'll try to remember - find more!

    Sorry! Just click on pictures to go to, where available.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013

  2. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    Nice post, you're a real asset on this forum. Thanks.
     
  3. schulze 123

    schulze 123 Member

    Hi DA,
    The Digital Power meter would make a very cheap alternative to a Cycle Analyst for someone on a budget.

    Cheers BJ
     
  4. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    More bargains ...

    Cable Shielding Braided Tinned Copper 1/32nd inch dia. TWO ROLLS 100 ft Each $18.99
    Great for "balance" wiring, solders nice and flexible 22gauge ~5A
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    Deans Ultra XT Plug 12 Pairs - $8.25
    Genuine Deans, Deans style or type cheaper are cheaper and typically OK, but buy quantity as next deans style purchase might mate poorly!
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    ACS Southpaw LHS 1/2 x 1/6 x 16T Freewheel - $13.93
    Easy 25% speed upgrade for eZips and many iZips! and others?
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    DNP Epoch 7spd 30-32 to 11T Freewheel - $34
    Upgrades EZip w/44T Front Sprocket to near 30mph pedal assist (90 crank rpm)
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    72 CUSTOM LENGTH STAINLESS 13G SPOKES - $26 + $5 shipping
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    150 13g Spokes
     

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  5. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    And more ...

    60 Amp Drum Switch Forward/Off/Reverse Motor Control Rain Proof Reversing EA - $12.40
    Great for eTrike, other small electric vehicle.
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    13T Motor Sprocket Upgrade, (Currie, eZip, iZip) - $18 includes shipping
    Plug-n-Play - except you will need longer chain
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    Good fit, good alignment, just lengthen chain and all set to go!
    OEM eZip top speed @24V w/9T sprocket = 15mph.
    15mph / 9T x 13T = 21.66mph (20mph USA "legal" - reasonable expectation)



    2 In 1 1600Lm Zoomable CREE XM-L T6 LED HeadLamp Headlight Flashlight + Charger - US $17.99
    Zoomable multi-brightness + strobe headlight and multi-mode tailight - See and be seen!
    Mount on helmet!
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    iMax B6 too complex?
    Tiger Wing 2~6S LiPo/Lion/LiFe and 2~15S NiMH/NiCD batteries T6 Compact Charger - $19.99
    Simple Analog controls - some may prefer to "Digital interface"
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  6. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    And More More ...

    Just click on pictures to go to Link.

    12V flexible "Pad Heaters" - $5-$6 per pair

    Run "in series" from higher voltages as battery pack heaters etc.
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    Batteries vs Cold - heat pad test results, in "series" etc.




    DC-DC 3.2 - 40V to 1.5 - 35V Step-Down Adjustable Converter Power Module - $1.49
    12V 3A for lights, battery pack heaters (above item), etc.?

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    eZip Rear Brake Pads - $5.95
    Most notably, the older eZips require a "deep" brake pad for the rear wheel ... this work nicely!

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    Direct link


    Cheap Turn, Tail, brake LED w/"horn" - $5.54
    Not good enough for daylight use but "good" for night and lower brightness days.
    I upgraded LEDS - project not documented ... sorry!

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    7s - Tenergy Intelligent 2A Charger for 25.9V 7S Li-ion / Li-Polymer Battery Pack - $23.99
    Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
    Great budget item but 4.2V per bank - not a balancing charger!
    Gotta rip one open and try to trim voltage ... will report.
    Other Tenergy chargers should have similar circuits.

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    10s - Tenergy Smart Charger for 37V 10-Cell 2A Li-ion/LIPO Battery Pack w/ Tamiya - $18.49
    Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
    Special price w/Tamiya! Add your own connector.

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    13s - 54.6V DC 1A Power Adapter for 48V LiPo battery pack - $29.99
    Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"

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    Digital 60V/100A Balance Voltage Power Analyzer Watt Meter Tool - $19.99
    Looks to be a great little tool! No Balance Function!

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    New Digital 60V/100A Battery Balance Voltage Power Analyzer Watt Meter - $19.98
    Auto-balancing and much more - 2s - 6s only - ordered one up!
    One more reason to try a 22.2V pack for a 24V eBike!

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    Just click on pictures to go to Link.


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  7. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    JST-XH 2S-8S Battery Balance Board Adapter - for iMax B8+

    [​IMG] - $2.09 +$1.99 shipping


    Great Project item
    12V ~250+ lumen 2x Cree led w/diffuser dome

    [​IMG] - $4.42


    4 x 7s Balance cable
    [​IMG] - $6.59 w/$1.74 shipping


    2 x 8s Balance cable
    [​IMG] - $4.99 w/ $1.74 shipping
     
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  8. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    Cheap Infrared Meter
    Don't singe your fingers!
    [​IMG] - $12.33 + $1.29ship

    Alloy - Aero Bars
    Great price! Simple bolt on - of fair-reasonable quality.
    [​IMG] <$20 - Shipped!

    Alloy version for the 13 - 14 - 15t freewheel now Available!
    Adds a freewheel sprocket to the Currie (eZip-iZip) gear reduction motors.
    2024 Aluminum 11 mm ID with 4 mm key way Adaptor for freewheel sprocket 13, 14 & 15 tooth 30 mm x 1.0 OD - $19.95
    [​IMG] - $19.95

    120V 25A volt, watt, Ah + battery %
    [​IMG] - $24.50

    4 digit display 100th V capable - $3.89
    Range: DC 4.50-30.00V ( Can Measure Voltage Directly )
    Click on Picture
    [​IMG] - $3.89

    Avenir Pro Spoke Wrench Set
    [​IMG] - $8.99
     
  9. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    Consolidated Li-ion charger bargains - All-Battery.com offers free shipping with $75 order and "THANKS" code.

    Tenergy Intelligent 2A Charger for 25.9V 7S Li-ion / Li-Polymer Battery Pack -- Anderson Connector - $14.95
    Unbelievable price!
    Great for 25.9V Li-ion, as 24V SLA replacement.

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    10s - Tenergy Smart Charger for 37V 10-Cell 2A Li-ion/LIPO Battery Pack w/ Tamiya - $18.74
    Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"
    Special price w/Tamiya! Add your own connector.

    [​IMG]


    13s - 54.6V DC 1A Power Adapter for 48V LiPo battery pack - $29.99
    Bulk charger with "safety charging algorithms"

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    Additional All-Battery.com Chargers ... but of "limited" bargain status.
    See - All-Battery.com - Li-ion chargers for 1-4s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 13s and 15s chargers.
    See - All-Battery.com - LiFePO4 chargers for 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s chargers and 10s, 12s ,13s, 15s, 16s chargers

    10pcs Balance Wire Extension 30cm - 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 10s, 12s!... $4-$14 w/free ship
    22AWG. They appear to be silicone?

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  10. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    Kevlar belted tires on sale

    Schwinn MTB Tire with Kevlar, 26-Inch - $12.95 w/free shipping on $35 order [​IMG]
    Not personally tested but Amazon reviewers rated at 4.5 stars.

    Schwinn Cruiser Bike Tire with Kevlar (Black, 26 x 2.12-Inch) - $12.95 w/free shipping on $35 order [​IMG]
    larger than replaced tire of "same size" 2.125" - fender interference!
    Purchased as flat tread for trike but is rounder than appears, after inflation. (up to 65psi)

    Schwinn 700c X 38mm Comfort/Hybrid Tire With Kevlar - $12.30 w/free shipping on $35 order [​IMG]
    50-75psi "reasonable" tread, Kevlar belted - great price!

    No posts please!
    I will remove this post when sale ends!
     
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  11. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I added a smaller Southpaw freewheel to my Currie wheel and It did give a nice boost in speed. Why add a freewheel to the Currie reduction box? I guess it may allow you to use the Currie motor in a mid-drive position, driving the crankset.
     
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  12. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    Finally I found some cheap Brush controllers ... as test items for me.
    Units appear to be identical.
    Thermal limits and current limit (27A +-) are identical.
    Likely, units use identical components, 63V caps etc, except for LVC circuits.
    Possibly, there is no HVC limit. This would allow 24V unit to run at 24-48V.
    Regardless, I'm hoping to be able to identify the LVC and HVC circuit-components as simple differences between units.
    I would like cheap, simple, 22.2V - 48.1V multi-battery compatibility.

    24V 500w controller - $14.24 20V LVC
    36V 500w controller - $14.24 31.5V LVC
    48V 500w controller - $14.24 40V LVC

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  13. DrkAngel

    DrkAngel Member

    (1s - 7s) 5 in 1 RC Li-Fe Lipo Battery Voltage Balancer Meter Discharger LCD display - ~$8

    Unlike a very similar previous posting, this does have continuous metering.
    IR meter function works but should be used to compare like cells. (Same brand, capacity, model, charged voltage etc.)
    Can't vouch for discharge or balance function.

    Ideal for my 7s 25.9V 25.92Ah LiPo battery builds. Replaces 24V 10Ah (5-6Ah actual) oem SLA battery.
    Will be mounted on my bars to monitor "fuel level" and bank voltages.
    8 wire Ethernet cable adapts nicely.
    Use multiple for more than 7s.

    Testing battery drain (to operate continuously) with an old 3s 2000mAh RC LiPo.
    Will post mAh use but should be negligible

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    UPDATE: 24+ hour run test showed "87% - 67%" discharge of 3s 1500mAh RC LiPo test pack. ~300mAh/day continuous run.
    Most important was that discharge was even over the 3 cells.
    ...
     
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