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Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

Just wondering what people use for a mating receptacle
on the Dewault battery packs? I assume if you use
battery packs for an electric bike that you have a
mating receptacle like the one on a drill for example
wired into your bike harness so you can quick
disconnect the battery and recharge it on the Dewault
charger.
Thanks,
Rod

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Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

Hi Rod,
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I've done a bit of reading on this and bought a couple to play with. I thi=
nk that most people that are using them beyond their original purpose are o=
pening them up and soldering higher power leads on. At this point you can =
use whatever quick connect device you prefer. There are some excellent wri=
te ups on http://visforvoltage.net/.
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damon> Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 07:05:45 -0700> From: [email protected]>=
To: [email protected]> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs> > Just w=
ondering what people use for a mating receptacle> on the Dewault battery pa=
cks? I assume if you use> battery packs for an electric bike that you have =
a> mating receptacle like the one on a drill for example> wired into your b=
ike harness so you can quick> disconnect the battery and recharge it on the=
Dewault> charger. > Thanks,> Rod> > ______________________________________=
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Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

I didn't catch the start of this thread - what applications are folks
using these packs?

tnx,
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Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

where can you get them at a good wholesale price?
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> I didn't catch the start of this thread - what
> applications are folks
> using these packs?
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> tnx,
> john
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Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

mike golub wrote:
> where can you get them at a good wholesale price?
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Most folks are getting them from a seller on ebay.

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Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

Rod,

The one person I contacted who is using several DeWalt packs on a
bicycle purchases the 36 volt flood light tool on E-bay and disassembles
that, and mounts a clamp to it to hold onto the frame. The batteries
mount onto the bicycle just like onto a tool, and come off quickly to
slide into the DeWalt charger.

Another person, I think a U-tube video was linked to a message on this
list in the last few days, mounts electrical connectors in pvc mounts
with epoxy to hook up to the batteries. He mentioned that you could use
plywood for the holders, then epoxy in the connectors.

I purchased a DeWalt battery, then a charger, and recently a hammer
drill. Great stuff. However, the hammer drill has so many features ( 3
speeds by gears, clutch setting, hammer or drill setting, hand tightened
chuck with a lock) that I am spending a lot of time getting used to it.

I am finding my EV project hard to nail down and make progress on as I
learn about better solutions, or more practical solutions, and change a
few components. I am happy about moving from a permanent magnet motor
to a stronger series wound motor. I have been set on using Optima
batteries for some time, when flooded deep cycle would be the least cost
over time, and now am headed in DeWalt'$$$ direction. Did I mention
that DeWalt'$ are e$pen$ive, very co$tly... They are badderies because
of the bad things they do to your checking account. I am working on a
motorcycle, and still may go back to the Optimas. I am stuck on lacing
the rear wheel, 80 spokes, as spokes come 40 to a set, and luckily I
have 40 the correct size, in a very unpopular length, and 40 too long.
I am close to getting another set of 40, and progress.

Alan



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From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
Behalf Of Rod Hower
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 7:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

Just wondering what people use for a mating receptacle
on the Dewault battery packs? I assume if you use
battery packs for an electric bike that you have a
mating receptacle like the one on a drill for example
wired into your bike harness so you can quick
disconnect the battery and recharge it on the Dewault
charger.
Thanks,
Rod

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Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

Just go to any bikeshop. They have a little bench-mounted tool that cuts
off and rolls threads on spokes. About 2-3 seconds per spoke.

(bike shops don't really buy all the different spoke lengths required
for the combinations of hubs,rims,lacings etc.)

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Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

Jeff,

Thanks, I did not know that. I can bring one correct length spoke and
the 40 too long ones and see what a shop can do. I would never have
come up with that. I see all the different lengths in catalogs and got
stuck there.

Thanks,

Alan

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Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:38 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Dewault battery packs

Just go to any bikeshop. They have a little bench-mounted tool that cuts
off and rolls threads on spokes. About 2-3 seconds per spoke.

(bike shops don't really buy all the different spoke lengths required
for the combinations of hubs,rims,lacings etc.)

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