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  1. PotatoInside

    Charger Timer

    yeah, before i didnt care either, but i started caring after i bought an electric vehicle, after 5 years of driving it and 76,000km i have not lost a single km of range on the EV because ive kept the battery floating at 40-60%. i started doing that with my laptops as well, just look at this graph, when plugged in all the time sitting at 100% you can see the battery rapidly degrade but after limiting to 50% charge it more or less stopped degrading. when i got my new smartphone i started doing the same thing, after 6 months i still have the exact same battery life as if it was brand new i guess this battery thing is just OCD.
  2. PotatoInside

    Charger Timer

    also the charge doctor does not have the ability to start and stop at certain times of the day (like charge overnight and end just before you leave)
  3. PotatoInside

    Charger Timer

    Mine was $15 lol (im cheap) but yeah the charge doctor works very well too from what ive read (also its far more accurate as its based on voltage and amperage to the second decimal place)
  4. PotatoInside

    Charger Timer

    I made this charger timer calculator to help with ending the charge cycle at specific battery percentages (Copy the spreadsheet to your own drive) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zk1l2ra2pSFBd0h9q5P8Oz5m4ygCQ5X2-2IpR6JC7FY Paired with a digital charge timer with minute accuracy, you can have your wheel charge to any percentage you want and finish at any period over night. I usually charge to 88% and have it finish charging about 5 minutes before i leave for work, the purpose is to increase the usable battery life span. (leaving the battery at 100% will rapidly degrade your battery, this goes for smartphones and laptops too). If you want your battery to last forever and you don't have to travel more than 20 km for a daily commute you can try floating between 40-60%. The timer pictured is a GE myTouch smart timer, it will allow you to charge with a count down or a specified start and end time but i guess any timer will work. This specific model has 2 plugs so it powered the ghetto cooler i made (see other thread in mod section) and the wheel charger.
  5. LoL thats not your wife, you just paid some girl to stand on your EUC so you could take a picture to pretend.
  6. PotatoInside

    WheelLog Android App

    im an idiot, for some reason i thought the one on the play store was up to date, i downloaded the latest version (2018 05/12) and everything is working normally
  7. PotatoInside

    Survey on Personal Electric Vehicles

    I feel this survey is biased, where is the 4 wheel personal EV category?
  8. PotatoInside

    Really Ghetto Mod but Highly Effective!

    Yeah i wanted to use a better box but hey, beggars cant be choosers, the garbage gives what the garbage gives. Im pretty sure you know where Calgary is, if you look out your window you should be able to see it! its because Calgary is the center of North America, and North America being the greatest, is the center of the Earth, Earth is the center of our solar system and everyone wishes they could be here. i'm not sure how much more effective i can make it, its only 1°C, maybe 2°C hotter than ambient!
  9. So today i was bored and had some slight OCD about the charger being so hot when in use i Gathered a bunch of garbage together... 12v Power supply from who knows what... Some crappy 92mm Fans I simultaneously have no idea and some clue as to what im doing, no plans, no sketches I have a feeling this really ghetto cooler will actually be quite good, 1 fan is intake (300mA) and 1 fan is exhaust (250mA), slight positive pressure in the box i used some breadboard wires to keep the charger elevated in the box so air can pass over all the sides this is how i normally charge my KS16S but the PSU is ridiculously hot 50°C hot! and the temp was still climbing after 15 mins I threw the charger in the Ghetto Cooler and it dropped to 1°C above ambient after 10 mins (Today is 25°C in Calgary, the charger is only 26°C)
  10. PotatoInside

    New Ks16s - trouble with LEDs

    i had trouble with my leds too after i was abusing the wheel going up a really steep hill, i shut down the wheel for a full 10 minutes and it fixed itself, the problem has not returned. it was also 27C outside and the battery was indicating 48C
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    WheelLog Android App

    anyone else having the issue where the wheellog app doesnt work until you run the kingsong app before hand? i have a KS16S with an S9+ and the wheellog app never connects on its own properly
  12. i find at high speeds its easier to stand straight up and at low speeds its easier to maintain balance with a lower center of gravity (IE bend your knees)