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  • Tricumbent
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    That is exactly what happened to mine yesterday. The motor left me stranded 30 miles from home, in 85 degree weather. YIKES! Mine is probably out of warranty.

    So, my question is what was wrong with the motor and how did you fix the problem?

    About two weeks ago, I rode up a mountain (1,700 foot climb) and the motor over heated. The controller shut the motor off. I pulled off to the side of the road and ate lunch. After the motor cooled off, I put the motor in low gear and climbed the hill at about 7mph, without any problems. That was the first time that I had I experienced any issues with the motor. I have about 2,100 mile on it.

    My trike build is posted at #77.
    Last edited by Tricumbent; 04-01-2019, 12:46 PM.

  • Horta77
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    Hmm, I noticed that there was power on the battery lead when the battery was being charged, even if the battery switch was turned off. So that's why I was thinking I needed a switch on the line. Otherwise I can take the battery out of its cradle when charging I suppose.

    The battery I have is the Panasonic Shark 13.5 amp hour. and i am using your advanced 48 volt charger. It was set to 1 amp and 80 percent charge at the time.

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  • paxtana
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    I wouldn't. There's already an on/off button on the display. Adding unnecessary stuff just adds another potential point of failure down the road.

  • Horta77
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    I am still on the bench. Trying to test it all out before adding it all to the bike. I have used multimeters before and know a little about wiring, soldering etc. I am also wondering if I should put a cutoff switch in the line from the battery.

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  • paxtana
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    First I would check that you bench tested it before extending the wiring. I don't know how experienced you are at that sort of thing but if it's a bad connection then it won't power up. If you have a multimeter you can put it in continuity mode to check your wiring job https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef3N9LU-D_M

  • Horta77
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    So I hooked everything up today and I am getting no response from the motor, the display or the throttle. I opened a trouble ticket. Just wondering if you have any thing to add here.

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  • Horta77
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    Thanks, I am putting this on a tandem trike, so I will need to add some length to the battery connection. I need to be able to get the controls to mount in the captains position. It looks like I may be able to stretch it because there is a fairly long run from the controller to the motor but I'd have to start mounting to see what I have. First step is just to make sure it all works before I start mounting on the bike.

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  • paxtana
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    Yes that is the power connector that you would want to cut off. You probably would not need to extend the wire when making the connection between battery and controller in most cases. But in the event you DO need to extend it, you want to use relatively large pieces of wire. How large is going to be dependent upon how much length you need. The longer you make the wire, the more resistance you are adding to the circuit, which may cause it to heat up. In order to prevent that from happening you'll want a decent sized gauge. If you need to add five feet then you probably want to use 10ga wire. If you just need to add a few inches then 12ga or 14ga should be fine.

    There are likely to be some unused connectors on the controller as this kit uses an off-the-shelf controller. You can just tape them off. I think one of them does work for PAS and if you have the PAS connector it should only plug into one of them.

  • Horta77
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    Wanted to confirm what I was looking at before I start cutting, Please see the attached photo. The motor connection and the Display connection were pretty straight forward. Its the others that are more mysterious.

    Thanks!

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  • Horta77
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    Oops one more thing, what gauge wire should I be using to length the connection between battery and controller?

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  • Horta77
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    Ok, I think I am starting to get it now, there is a separate port on the battery for charging. (found it at last, some pictures would sure be helpful). Then I need to cut the connectors off both the controller and the battery lead and hardwire them together or is there a female dongle to wire to from the battery so you can more easily disconnect the controller.

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  • paxtana
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    You will want to strip back the two power wires coming off the controller and remove the connector on the shark. Then hardwire red to red, black to black.

  • Horta77
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    I recently purchased the double gear double torque motor kit with a 48v Shark Panasonic battery and the 48V Advanced Luna 300W Ebike Charger My first question is what else do I need to be able to hook the battery up to either the controller for the motor or the charger? The battery cable does not appear to have a plug that is compatible with either one and it also appears that neither the charge or the controller use the same plug either.

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  • paxtana
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    It will work with any of the throttles listed on the site as Bafang throttles, though I can not promise it will be any smoother in going from low to high speeds.

  • Tricumbent
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    The thumb throttle that came with the motor kit does not seem to make a smooth transition from off to full power. Is there another throttle (twist grip is OK) that will smoothly transition from off to full power?

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