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Forum: Vendors 10-07-2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By tdcarter
Cool!

Woo Hoo!

Just waiting for the toys to be ready. This is better then waiting for the Black Friday ads to appear.


Have some more software programing suggestions and an operational question when...
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Crafty I know this instance is involving LED's,...

Crafty
I know this instance is involving LED's, but may want to make sure somewhere in your documentation that you inform folks they can not dim an HID light.

You know if you don't, somebody...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 02:49 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Timer mode too

Crafty, I know you have multiple triggers to turn the outputs on; power, key, engine start or analog switch (hi/low). Is there a timer circuit too? As in 3 seconds after it senses engine start one...
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 10:54 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Ready to produce!

:clap

Good news Crafty! Long journey and now coming to a big milestone.

Can't wait to have one to play and learn with.
2nd week of September I'll be in the middle of a 8k trip to California...
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 01:51 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
What I do remember is it is analog inputs that...

What I do remember is it is analog inputs that can go high or low, so I'd bet on the pot.
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By tdcarter
Okay.. cool... must have slipped by me along the...

Okay.. cool... must have slipped by me along the way.
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 07:41 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
I could see a possible marketing segment for a...

I could see a possible marketing segment for a 'cheaper' version. Leave out a few things like the PWM.

But there are some installs where it just won't be needed or desired. Some folks have the...
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2014, 01:42 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Good to hear

:clapCan't wait to see these hit the market. I just finished a week long 4200 mile run and had to re-wire two circuits en-route. One for a broken terminal on my distribution panel and one for a...
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Some good news

Well, hope the first factory rights the wrong and gets out some decent prototypes.

And then can continue it into an actual production run.

I'm still sitting on the parts that I bought to make...
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2014, 01:16 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
I'd be happy with just buying the first part as a...

I'd be happy with just buying the first part as a working DIY kit. Skip the encapsulation... just my thoughts.
T
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Cool! I want! I'm sitting here wanting to...

Cool!

I want!
I'm sitting here wanting to re-wire the bike, using some diy timers and 30 amp relays... just keep holding out a little longer for the Moto-brain. But I really need to do the...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By tdcarter
:clap:clap:clap Certainly hope not.

:clap:clap:clap



Certainly hope not.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 08:44 AM
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Views: 91,181
Posted By tdcarter
A car and a motorcycle use the same voltage. The...

A car and a motorcycle use the same voltage. The higher amperage capacity of a car alternator (depending on the car may actually be lower then your bike) does not mean it is too high powered for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,181
Posted By tdcarter
A voltmeter shows if you are capable of charging...

A voltmeter shows if you are capable of charging the battery, it does not show if you actually are charging.

An ammeter is nothing more then a voltmeter and a shunt. Why would a voltmeter be more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,181
Posted By tdcarter
With cheap modern electronics, add in an ampmeter...

With cheap modern electronics, add in an ampmeter too. That way yo know the health of the charging system... and if it is actually charging!
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By tdcarter
Yep, Quite a few of us have been following and...

Yep, Quite a few of us have been following and (trying to offering assistance throughout). It's been cool to see it come together and watch your dream live. You have taken it further then then...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 01:59 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Interesting color change, the vacuum sucked the...

Interesting color change, the vacuum sucked the pigment out?

edit: Ohhh. I see the bolts have also been zinc-chromate plated by the white balance of the camera.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,181
Posted By tdcarter
Are you asking what makes A123 cells so much...

Are you asking what makes A123 cells so much better to be desirable and charge the price?

primarily this:


Standard Charging: 2.5A, 1.0C rate
Maximum Charging: 10.0A, 4.0C rate
70A...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2014, 06:34 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
I'm not a perspective customer, I'm already sold,...

I'm not a perspective customer, I'm already sold, I would be a happy tester and even pay for a beta model! :wink:
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2014, 12:53 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Another addition, useful... for some

Crafty,
How about an input for a photosensor/detector?


I know.. I'm being lazy. But instead of having to turn my lower HID's on at night, off during daytme runs, let the Moto-Brain do it all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,181
Posted By tdcarter
Engineers spec a AH capacity of a batetry that...

Engineers spec a AH capacity of a batetry that should never be drained more then 50% of it's total, and in a fast drain scenario will never even come close to being able to produce that much power...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 02:04 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Ohhh. Red/yellow is 'key on' master power?

Ohhh. Red/yellow is 'key on' master power?
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 01:50 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
How about putting the ground terminal at the...

How about putting the ground terminal at the opposite end of the board from the main power lug?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,181
Posted By tdcarter
Most Lithium batteries (of all types) do have...

Most Lithium batteries (of all types) do have this feature built in.

Generally all LiFe starting batteries for bikes and cars do not. the Electronics required to disconnect the battery that could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,181
Posted By tdcarter
Put a relay in between the two batteries to...

Put a relay in between the two batteries to disengage the LiFe when the bike is off. Otherwise the higher voltage battery will charge up the lower voltage and you will have one dead battery.

Or...
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2013, 08:34 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
You are going to control 50w or 100w driving...

You are going to control 50w or 100w driving lights with a pot? Heated grips.. maybe.. but I want to see where you mount the pot and what melts next to it.

Ohh.. maybe you are using them new high...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Power shedding

Okay.. question on the power shedding for low voltage.

Is there going to be a time-delay of sorts before it tries to re-apply the load.

I'm imagining the scenario of where I'm sitting idling,...
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2013, 06:37 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Wicked It's ALive! Kick here!...

It's ALive!

Kick here! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craftycoder/motobrain-high-tech-automotive-power-distribution)
...
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2013, 10:43 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Ohh.. gonna get the fingers warmed up and aiming...

Ohh.. gonna get the fingers warmed up and aiming for the top 25...
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2013, 08:09 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Yippee Skippy!:rayof

Yippee Skippy!:rayof
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2013, 01:42 PM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Wasn't thinking of using it in place of fuse. No,...

Wasn't thinking of using it in place of fuse. No, fuse stays there.

Was more thinking of using it to prevent fuse from blowing in the first place on outlets that could easily get overloaded or...
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Not really. Most of the devices that would be...

Not really. Most of the devices that would be controlled by CC can also be used with PWM.

Maybe the CC can be used as a secondary fail electronic fuse. Limit current not to exceed... like for...
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2013, 10:54 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
How much pwm

How many channels can be PWM'd? or CC'd? All?

Looking forward to it's release.
T
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2013, 10:14 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
That would be me.. now if only I could see the...

That would be me.. now if only I could see the video...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Happy to hear things are coming along. I'll...

Happy to hear things are coming along.

I'll be in line to buy one soon as you get a release ready. I'll be just happy as a pig in slop when you get the Droid interface going too. But in the...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2013, 11:18 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
The Banshee horn (another motorcycle toy) got...

The Banshee horn (another motorcycle toy) got it's start through there. Think he more then doubled his needed funds for starting.
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2013, 08:13 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Again, same....

Again, same....
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2013, 07:35 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
My response exactly. Looks wonderful and sign...

My response exactly.
Looks wonderful and sign me up for pre-round funding, but can I use it with my Droid?
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2013, 06:37 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
I need it.. I need it!!! :clap Happy to test...

I need it.. I need it!!! :clap

Happy to test a final prototype :wink:

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Forum: Vendors 01-04-2013, 05:04 AM
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Views: 107,268
Posted By tdcarter
Waiting on the beer... and the opportunity to...

Waiting on the beer... and the opportunity to purchase/install a High Tech Fuse Block... :beer
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