hehe, thought id be fashionabley late, and make my own thread :D
i got my vectrix today.
after having the obligatory ride around the workshop, i got to work pulling it apart.
my fancy current limiting power supplies haven't arrived yet, so i had to come up with another solution to slow charging.
i dug up 2 x old 48v lead acid chargers, and put them in series with my lab powersupply, meaning i now have a 115-170v, 0-1.5A power supply.
i then used alligator clips to temporarily attach them to the battery and powerup.
i thought to measure the pack voltage while i was there, and to my surprise, it was 134v.
the bike had spent at least a week in transit, so Vectrix Australia must have charged before shipping - #^%@$^%#
all the celcsi dots were the right colour, so i thought,y not.
i had planned to charge at 0.35A for 100Hrs (give or take 8 or so, depending when i got back to the workshop).
instead, since the batteries had a decent charge in them, i rode it to get registered.
the VIN tag was supplied loose (that was dodgy), but there was already an imprinted VIN tag on the body.
i couldn't get it registered without the VIN tag attached :(
now its at home, charging with my charging setup at 1.2A
while i had the bike apart, i bodgied a couple of wires to the traction pack, and ran them into the rear storage compartment - because i cbf pulling those panels off again.
the charge connector supplied was an odd one, i haven't got around to putting an Australian one on.
btw - for pre-charge before putting those two aderson connectors back together, i used my power supply, no fancy pre-charge circuit needed :D