I’ve spent a lot of time pondering the wiring of the bike. Originally, i was thinking about how the main traction pack wiring was going to work (how each of the sets of cells would hook up to each other), and came up with this:
However, once i started down this path, i started trying to figure out where more and more of the parts would go. Mainly, i wanted to do this because although I’ve tinkered with some electrical appliances and whatnot, i’ve never worked with this much electricity in terms of voltage nor amperage. So, i’ve got a healthy amount of fear (hopefully enough) about working with this stuff. As i keep telling myself as i’m working around the batteries “this crap can kill you…so be careful”.
In any case, I drew some diagrams on paper, but it wasn’t working out very well. So, around september, i started laying out all of the pieces of the project as best as i could in a drawing program. The first “real” diagram is shown here:
Every time i figured out a bit more, i’d update the diagram… Read the rest of this entry »