Archive for September, 2011

Nothing much right now

Friday, September 30th, 2011

When the heat strikes I do to.  Once the temp goes above 90, I have difficult leaving the house.   This is partly due to living in Santa Cruz for so many years, and personal preference.

Anyways, I got the front wheel bearings tightened up today – they were wobbling a bit and I didn’t know why.  After the mechanic stopped laughing at me, it took all of 20 minutes to do.  I’m really hoping to start replacing the battery interconnects soon – I want them done before the new motor mount shows up (is taking a while to get a 3d model built up – more money would speed things for sure).

GLEC Relay Diagram

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

As promised, here is the diagram with relays so you, too, can spin your GLEC motor.

GLEC_Relays

Thanks for all the help – I hope this helps others as well.

Finally spun the new motor

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Wow.  Took a while, but with a new job, spare time is hard to come by.  At least I won’t be travelling for business (yay!).

Turns out that I had to enable the forward pin by applying +12v.  The contactor line-out is also a ground source (so I had to have the contactor supply +12 to the line).  Interesting method, not what I’m used to, so it was a surprise.

I’m going to update the diagrams and will post them, just in case someone wants them.

YAY!