Jump to content


Top Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Mono last won the day on June 10

Mono had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

2,525 Excellent


About Mono

  • Rank
    Veteran Member

Profile Information

  • Location
    Western Europe
  • EUC
    InMotion V8, retired: Gotway MCM2s, IPS 132

Recent Profile Visitors

3,263 profile views
  1. Either way, the other factor is the voltage of the charger. In my experience it is very common that chargers do not deliver the specified voltage. Can you measure the voltage output of your charger?
  2. Pedal stiffness seems to be distinct from the glide-feeling to me. There is a (funny) difference between being soft (vs hard, i.e. stiffness) and being smooth (vs, I don't know, maybe rough or rugged).
  3. Lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity over time. After 50-100 battery cycles a remaining capacity of 96% is not so unusual at all.
  4. It all depends on how hard you push. Objectively, the motor loses power with increasing speed, and it loses even more reserve power to keep balance (because more speed also demands more "base" power of a motor that only can provide less power). Subjectively, if one pushes harder than what the motor can supply, it feels like the motor lost power (even if it did not objectively lose power).
  5. That depends on the rider. If the rider is (fully) releasing weight, then yes. If the rider keeps pushing or starts to push even harder because he or she feels to fall forward, then no. That's why soft legs are crucial for safety and bending the knees is the life-saving reflex. IMHO, it is crucial to understand that the torque the wheel uses to keep a speed of 50km/h may be larger than the maximal torque the wheel can produce at 55km/h. IMHO, there is no way a wheel could have 50km/h maximal riding speed and 55km/h cutoff speed.
  6. That's news to me. How did you find this out? EDIT: I assume you are talking about the free-spinning-wheel cutoff, which is the only speed cutoff we can agree upon to exist on modern wheels (EDIT: there is also the cutoff from tilting the wheel above 45ยบ-or-so). I don't understand this if-then implication. A free spinning wheel needs much less torque at any given speed, hence it can and will reach the cut off speed. A wheel with a rider on it needs much more torque, hence it cannot. Do you know the connection between maximal available torque and speed that electrical motors abide by?
  7. How about uploading a small video of the problem (e.g. on Youtube)? That would make it much easier to diagnose.
  8. True, any wheel cuts off at free spinning speed. However, it is virtually impossible to reach this cutoff speed while riding the wheel. Why? Because the wheel can neither reach nor sustain this speed with a rider due to the diminishing torque of the motor with increasing speed. Even if you get close to the cutoff speed, say by going downhill or with lots of tailwind, the diminishing torque will probably make you lose balance before the cutoff takes place.
  9. On an InMotion V8, I recorded the values either from the app or from the charge doctor (I don't know which one I recorded): a final charge value of 84.1V in the beginning which was dropping to 83.9V after 50-or-so cycles of usage. Given that on the V8 there is a diode between charger and battery, I think that the battery voltage is ~0.6V lower than the charger voltage, that is, the above values must come from the charge doctor.
  10. There is, I regularly get an acoustic warning when I climb a large (>10cm) curb or hit a speed bump too hard.
  11. This is not a well-posed question, AFAICS. Why would you want stop charging anyways unless you want to start riding? Now if you want to start riding as soon as possible you need to charge just enough to reach the next destination. Otherwise, as long as the maximal charge current is flowing, you don't lose any time given you will have to recharge again or drive the battery empty (otherwise you lost time with an unnecessary charge). Finally, waiting time per Wh is inverse proportional to the current which you can measure with the charge doctor.
  12. It was never comparable in the number of (potential and real) users though.
  13. The simplest explanation why a charger does not charge to 100% is that it delivers a lower voltage than it should. I have seen this quite often with the cheap standard chargers. I don't know what the chance is that the displayed voltage of this more expensive charger is not accurate.
  • Create New...