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post #961 of 992 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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SSS R1 do you think that your battery would suit a yec rotor better because it charges faster?
i dont think the yec rotor charges faster . its smaller race rotor .
anyways , faster charging can degrade the battery (if you'll ever be able to reach 20A charging rates).

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i dont think the yec rotor charges faster . its smaller race rotor .
anyways , faster charging can degrade the battery (if you'll ever be able to reach 20A charging rates).
No sorry you misunderdtood what I meant. I meant that the battery charges faster not the rotor.
A std. battery takes hours to charge the lipo one only takes 20 minutes or so. So does this help with running a yec rotor do you think?
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Hi guys, Ive got a kit generator



The main thing you will have to get used to if it's anything like mine is the fact that it only generates power after 3000 rpm

I run 1 headlight to cut the load but if you are using HIDs it should help

If you fanny about cruising then it's not for you

I am also using a lithium battery

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No sorry you misunderdtood what I meant. I meant that the battery charges faster not the rotor.
A std. battery takes hours to charge the lipo one only takes 20 minutes or so. So does this help with running a yec rotor do you think?
no .
the only advantage of the yec rotor is lighter weight . it cant charge the battery faster then std rotor , as it is lower spec .
yec rotor has many disadvantages , as flash mentioned ...

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SSS R1 nice write up mate thinking of doinf the same as you have done.
Sorry if this has been asked already Ive looked thought the pages and couldnt find anything.

Does the battery as you have it charge with the bike running like the OEM one would? or do you have to disconect the alternator from the battery and charge from a special charger when in the garage or something?? anything like that?

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SSS R1 nice write up mate thinking of doinf the same as you have done.
Sorry if this has been asked already Ive looked thought the pages and couldnt find anything.

Does the battery as you have it charge with the bike running like the OEM one would? or do you have to disconect the alternator from the battery and charge from a special charger when in the garage or something?? anything like that?
yes , it charges with bike running ,as regular battery on your bike .

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Here is a battery i have been looking at!

Could this work:

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Here is a battery i have been looking at!

Could this work:

http://www.amazon.com/Tenergy-Cylind...00+mah+battery

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yes , it charges with bike running ,as regular battery on your bike .
Thanks for the Reply man, one last thing i should have mentioned, what about using a battery conditioner on it like you would on the OEM batteries? i take it thats a NO NO! and do you disconnect the battery in winter when its not in use?

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Thanks for the Reply man, one last thing i should have mentioned, what about using a battery conditioner on it like you would on the OEM batteries? i take it thats a NO NO! and do you disconnect the battery in winter when its not in use?
dont use any battery conditioner , or any charger that is set for long term battery charging options .

if you want to store the battery , its best to store it with 50-60% capacity .
dont store it fully charged , or fully discharged . both will effect long tern battery performance . keeping the battery fully discharged will degrade it the most .

its pretty hard to determine battery charge state , i would say once the battery voltage is aprox 12-12.5V , its discharged enough for storage

my battery worked for 3 years , doring this time i fully discharged it a couple of times , didnt ride the bike for few months leaving the battery as is ,jump started bike couple of times etc , and it worked fine till last winter (then i got new cells) .
the cells are not that expensive (but hard to get this days) so i dont do any special battery maintenance .

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Is this set up as 4s2p with a 5 plug balance cord?

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A123 systems went bankrupt. Now they are called B234. How long before we start seeing products again??

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Thank you very much for this thread. I have been looking to buy a li-ion batery for my precious as the lead acid battery ,which is in the bike now, is on its way out. I found these batteries today would they work? I am not that clued up when it comes to electronics, posting and spelling.... It is alot like a normal AA battery just larger.
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no , dont use li-ion , they might explode!
a123 are li-fe .li-ion cant be used on regular charging system .

if you trying to get a123 batteries , buy them from hobbyking :

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...l_Battery.html

those named "olevin power" , as a123 no longer exists , but they work the same .
i ordered 8 of those , and they work great so far , and very cheap!

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no , dont use li-ion , they might explode!
a123 are li-fe .li-ion cant be used on regular charging system .

if you trying to get a123 batteries , buy them from hobbyking :

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...l_Battery.html

those named "olevin power" , as a123 no longer exists , but they work the same .
i ordered 8 of those , and they work great so far , and very cheap!
But it says it's "li-ion" on the link you posted. Are they mistaken?


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But it says it's "li-ion" on the link you posted. Are they mistaken?
funny , just noticed that .
if you check , the battery is under "LiFePo4" category , probably some kind of mistake , but i'll contact them to be sure .

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hobbyking replied , saying those are lifep04 batteries , not regular lithium ion . they told me they'll fix the listing , i dont know how long that will take though , if at all .

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funny , just noticed that .
if you check , the battery is under "LiFePo4" category , probably some kind of mistake , but i'll contact them to be sure .

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hobbyking replied , saying those are lifep04 batteries , not regular lithium ion . they told me they'll fix the listing , i dont know how long that will take though , if at all .
Thanks for clearing that up!


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Thank you very much.
before reading your reply I had tried the battery in the bike. It fortunatly did not have a high enough discharge rate to start the bike. I will try hobby king. Thank you very much sss r1

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How do you guys charge the battery's

I love this build. Anyone got the balancer figuerd out ?

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