Submitted by kevin smith on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 15:32
Hi all hope you guys are all well .?
i have been stuck out in the cold british weather and raining bad!!!!
awating to be collectrd by truck.n traler to take me home the..... dreaded red lights came on just b4 i left to go to town battery and sensor lights :-(
so when i came to pick scooter up all dash lights on but scooter wouldnt start at all ..
is there a simple way of fixing these probblems that seem to blyt a lot of VECTRIX owners my scooter has 13,500 miles aprox on it
and around these miles they seem to have the odd gremlings i think...
Submitted by manfred.bartz on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 05:40
Last week the kit including the BMS arrived. No circuit or wiring diagrams, just a pile of parts. Hmmm...
The BMS consists of a module for each battery cell and a "control unit" if you can call it that.
The BMS components are from EV-Power. Here is a link: EV Power cell module.
Submitted by manfred.bartz on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 04:28
I am trying to figure out how to fit the battery. The original plan was to put 32 cells arranged as 2 rows of 16 in the bottom of the battery compartment. However, they don't fit.
At the rear, welding lugs from the frame's rear casting are protruding. I am prepared to grind some of that away to make the cells fit side by side.
Submitted by manfred.bartz on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 05:33
Received the battery. 42 CALB CA66Fi cells, 66Ah. 32 of them go into the battery compartment standing up as 2 rows of 16 and the remaining 10 will be stacked flat on top, most of them where the impellers used to be. Unfortunately the supplier forgot to send the interconnects. Next week then...
Submitted by manfred.bartz on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 05:24
After having been convinced by Matt Lacey's Li conversion videos that a Li conversion is quite managable, I started looking for a 2nd hand VX1.
By good fortune, I ended up with a VX1 from the former Australian Vectrix importer and distributor. The bike is ex-demo/showroom and I have been told it has done less than 500km. It has a few marks and the chrome plated surfaces have brown corrosion spots. The battery could find a new application as a zero-volt reference if it were not so heavy, and since the plan always was to convert to Lithium, I did not even attempt to revive it.
Submitted by Chris V on Sat, 04/20/2013 - 17:01
Hello... I own a 2005 E-max EP 2000 Sport and would like to remove the speed restriction on the controller as discussed many times in the Forum. The controller, located in the battery compartment, that is now on the scooter does not appear like any of the images I have seen in the V articles and archives- this is possibly an early model or replacement. I'd like to know if there is a way to change or adjust this controller to remove the speed restriction.
Submitted by ngungs on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:55
Last month my charger packed up and attempts to fix it failed as everyone knows that this charger is made in such a manner it's impossible to repair it.
Submitted by jhizer on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 20:57
i was hopeing that gmouchawar could send me a copy of the ev global service manual. thank you
Submitted by rutherfordservi... on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 00:08
How do I repair/adjust or remove E bike rear brake shoes
and where to buy parts, im in VictoriaBC
cant seem to find an e bike parts dealer for brake shoes
rutherfordservices [at] hotmail.com
Submitted by Steverino on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 21:31
I purchased a used 2008 Zapino in May, 2012. I've had problems with the battery. First, the switch went out. (It no longer turns off charger) Now, when I charge the bike, the red light stays on. After 12 hours charge, I unplug charger and the light goes green for about 5 seconds, then of course both lights go out (power and charge indicator). Has anyone had this problem? Will I ruin the battery charging 12 hours (overnight?) Would a new batter charger help?