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On 6/16/2017 at 10:39 AM, esaj said:

IPS did that with Lhotz a long time ago:

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A long time ago doesn't seem that long ago!  :lol:  I remember we talked about that Lhotz chariot set up with the same goofy boy chases girl video like it was just a little while ago...

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6 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

A long time ago doesn't seem that long ago!  :lol:  I remember we talked about that Lhotz chariot set up with the same goofy boy chases girl video like it was just a little while ago...

I remember that video also, but didn't remember the last scene where two people were riding it at the same time. 

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1 hour ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Last year!

 

Thanks for bringing back some great memories!

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Still testing my own unit but Ian put out a solid video on it. Worth a watch for those interested in the wheel.

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Does your unit not make the same brutal solid beep that Ian from SpeedyFeet was getting for half his ride?

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1 hour ago, RooMiniPro said:

Does your unit not make the same brutal solid beep that Ian from SpeedyFeet was getting for half his ride?

I'm really surprised that he didn't seem to realise that it was the overvoltage signal, he got it only when going down hill relatively slowly and only for the first part of the ride where the battery was close to fully charged. That very much suggests it's regen braking putting too high a voltage into the battery.

Ironically, he was slowing down because of that signal whereas it would probably have gone off if he speeded up so as to consume power.

That notwithstanding, @RooMiniPro's description of it being "brutal" is about right, no alarm needs to be that awful surely? About the only thing I didn't like about the wheel. 

It had certainly got me thinking that an i5 for commuting/last mile/ any journey that includes trains, buses or automobiles coupled with something good for long range and off road like a KS-16 or any of the Gotways would be a marriage made in heaven. I REALLY like the idea of it as an around town wheel.

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1 hour ago, Keith said:

I'm really surprised that he didn't seem to realise that it was the overvoltage signal, he got it only when going down hill relatively slowly and only for the first part of the ride where the battery was close to fully charged. That very much suggests it's regen braking putting too high a voltage into the battery.

Ironically, he was slowing down because of that signal whereas it would probably have gone off if he speeded up so as to consume power.

That notwithstanding, @RooMiniPro's description of it being "brutal" is about right, no alarm needs to be that awful surely? About the only thing I didn't like about the wheel. 

It had certainly got me thinking that an i5 for commuting/last mile/ any journey that includes trains, buses or automobiles coupled with something good for long range and off road like a KS-16 or any of the Gotways would be a marriage made in heaven. I REALLY like the idea of it as an around town wheel.

Guys like Ian are so busy they don't read the various forums. In many ways he is less informed about the wheels as we are. I'm not putting him down, just recognizing that his priorities are with making a living selling wheels and not spending X amount of time reading about what the community is doing and the finer points of each wheel.

I bet it would be simple to open that case and either silence the beeper or muffle it with something - maybe a rag ;)

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On 18/06/2017 at 6:56 PM, LanghamP said:

 

now she can't run away, heh heh heh...

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11 hours ago, RooMiniPro said:

Does your unit not make the same brutal solid beep that Ian from SpeedyFeet was getting for half his ride?

I haven't heard it other when we used the other app to calibrate and it would make a long beep when we turned it on, had to recalibrate with the new app to fix it. No issue now. You are right though, it is brutal. Much louder than previous IPS wheels. I think it is a good thing though.

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I hate loud obnoxious beeps.  The E+ has a nice subtle beep that I can always hear but it doesn't alert the whole city that I'm in town and cut through my ears at the same time.  I disconnected the beeper on my Segway MiniPro because it was too loud and annoying.  With the I5 I would find the beeper and wrap it in several layers of rubber sheet until the level was reduced by at least 80%.  I don't think anyone who isn't affiliated with the product (ie. selling it) would ever say that the beeper being that loud and that constant is a good thing. 

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17 hours ago, RooMiniPro said:

I hate loud obnoxious beeps.  The E+ has a nice subtle beep that I can always hear but it doesn't alert the whole city that I'm in town and cut through my ears at the same time.  I disconnected the beeper on my Segway MiniPro because it was too loud and annoying.  With the I5 I would find the beeper and wrap it in several layers of rubber sheet until the level was reduced by at least 80%.  I don't think anyone who isn't affiliated with the product (ie. selling it) would ever say that the beeper being that loud and that constant is a good thing.

I hate the loud beeps, but that is what I mean by I like it. If there is a good app that allows you to set the alarm at the speed you would like to not pass, then a loud beep is a good safety feature. On this wheel it is less relevant, but on the Monster or other high end wheels it can be very hard to hear the beep over the wind when at high speeds. Unfortunately this means that at idle it is way too loud, but the added safety makes it worth it.

In regards to the i5 the beeping seems to start closer to the max speed, this means you are nearing the limits unlike some other first alarm and hearing the beep is very important. On wheels where riding through the constant beeping is "safe" this would be annoying, but for the i5 it makes sense.

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On 6/21/2017 at 5:48 PM, Keith said:

That notwithstanding, @RooMiniPro's description of it being "brutal" is about right, no alarm needs to be that awful surely? About the only thing I didn't like about the wheel. 

Isn't an over voltage just about one of the most dangerous situations?

Going downhill, no brakes, probably fall at top speed. I suppose you could ram the wheel into the curb ala rollerblading, or run into the grass.

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