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Does anyone know if the zilla "cup speed sensor" on the cafe electric
site can be modified. If the pickup sensor is located at the bottom
of the cup where the wires go in (assuming this) I can cut the cup
off and place the sensor close to the magnet. If the sensor is not
there at the bottom and around the cup or something odd like that,
the cup will have to remain. I have a long shaft on the motor and
some clearance issues that prevent the cup from being used. Anyone
know where the sensor resides and how it works specifically so I can
start chopping...

Thanks,

Mark
 

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Mark,

You can use any sensor that will pull the sense line low 4 times for
every revolution. No reason you couldn't simply mount the magnet, and
use a hall effect chip mounted next to it.

Alternatively, why not use a sleeve around the shaft?

Mark Dutko wrote:
> Does anyone know if the zilla "cup speed sensor" on the cafe electric
> site can be modified. If the pickup sensor is located at the bottom of
> the cup where the wires go in (assuming this) I can cut the cup off
> and place the sensor close to the magnet. If the sensor is not there
> at the bottom and around the cup or something odd like that, the cup
> will have to remain. I have a long shaft on the motor and some
> clearance issues that prevent the cup from being used. Anyone know
> where the sensor resides and how it works specifically so I can start
> chopping...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
>
>
 

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I have low clearance above the shaft so if I can cut the sensor from
the bottom or out of the cup I can mount it below the supplied magnet
installed on the end of the shaft. I was just not certain if the
sensor is ONLY contained in the bottom of the cup where the wires are
molded into it.


Eric Poulsen wrote:

> Mark,
>
> You can use any sensor that will pull the sense line low 4 times
> for every revolution. No reason you couldn't simply mount the
> magnet, and use a hall effect chip mounted next to it.
>
> Alternatively, why not use a sleeve around the shaft?
>
> Mark Dutko wrote:
>> Does anyone know if the zilla "cup speed sensor" on the cafe
>> electric site can be modified. If the pickup sensor is located at
>> the bottom of the cup where the wires go in (assuming this) I can
>> cut the cup off and place the sensor close to the magnet. If the
>> sensor is not there at the bottom and around the cup or something
>> odd like that, the cup will have to remain. I have a long shaft on
>> the motor and some clearance issues that prevent the cup from
>> being used. Anyone know where the sensor resides and how it works
>> specifically so I can start chopping...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>
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If I'm reading this correctly you have the older style
motor with the long tail shaft? So do I. What I did
was simple, I went and got a 2" piece of pvc pipe and
some 2-part epoxy. I epoxied the sensor to the end of
the little piece of PVC, made a best guess on how long
it needed to be, then once it dried spun the motor up
on a 12 volt battery, put some epoxy on the other end
and stuck it over the end of the motor shaft (magnet
installed on the motor tail shaft) and found the spot
where it wasn't rubbing then just held it there for a
couple minutes until the epoxy began to set. It's been
like that for 2+ years now and it's worked flawlessly.

Later,
Rick
92 Saturn SC conversion
AZ Alt Fuel Plates "ZEROGAS"


> From: Mark Dutko <[email protected]>
> Subject: Modifying a zilla speed sensor
> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:16:30 -0700
>
> Does anyone know if the zilla "cup speed sensor" on
> the cafe electric
> site can be modified. If the pickup sensor is
> located at the bottom
> of the cup where the wires go in (assuming this) I
> can cut the cup
> off and place the sensor close to the magnet. If the
> sensor is not
> there at the bottom and around the cup or something
> odd like that,
> the cup will have to remain. I have a long shaft on
> the motor and
> some clearance issues that prevent the cup from
> being used. Anyone
> know where the sensor resides and how it works
> specifically so I can
> start chopping...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark




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That would work but it needs to be easily removed and I have very
little clearance above the shaft so I want the entire sensor below.
See the video on my site it shows the motor, with the car down there
is barely enough room for the sensor above the shaft due to the car
body rails.

M

video at:

www.electricyaris.com under videos...




Ricky Suiter wrote:

> If I'm reading this correctly you have the older style
> motor with the long tail shaft? So do I. What I did
> was simple, I went and got a 2" piece of pvc pipe and
> some 2-part epoxy. I epoxied the sensor to the end of
> the little piece of PVC, made a best guess on how long
> it needed to be, then once it dried spun the motor up
> on a 12 volt battery, put some epoxy on the other end
> and stuck it over the end of the motor shaft (magnet
> installed on the motor tail shaft) and found the spot
> where it wasn't rubbing then just held it there for a
> couple minutes until the epoxy began to set. It's been
> like that for 2+ years now and it's worked flawlessly.
>
> Later,
> Rick
> 92 Saturn SC conversion
> AZ Alt Fuel Plates "ZEROGAS"
>
>
>> From: Mark Dutko <[email protected]>
>> Subject: Modifying a zilla speed sensor
>> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:16:30 -0700
>>
>> Does anyone know if the zilla "cup speed sensor" on
>> the cafe electric
>> site can be modified. If the pickup sensor is
>> located at the bottom
>> of the cup where the wires go in (assuming this) I
>> can cut the cup
>> off and place the sensor close to the magnet. If the
>> sensor is not
>> there at the bottom and around the cup or something
>> odd like that,
>> the cup will have to remain. I have a long shaft on
>> the motor and
>> some clearance issues that prevent the cup from
>> being used. Anyone
>> know where the sensor resides and how it works
>> specifically so I can
>> start chopping...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mark
>
>
>
>
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