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Brammo Empulse / Instrument cluster goes black!!!
« Last post by kingcharles on December 02, 2016, 05:44:22 PM »
Well I'm moving from the very wet Netherlands to the not so wet Italy in January. I will let the dash dry there  ;)
And I will have a garage so it won't be outside anymore.

Not many public charging facilities yet in Italy though, so not all good news for the little Empulse...
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Brammo Empulse / Re: Instrument cluster goes black!!!
« Last post by FrankH on December 02, 2016, 04:10:37 PM »
the display was off but the bike was still plugged in and the small headlight and tail lights were still on.
Also the (green) lights indicator of the dash was on but nothing else.
So even while charging the dash can turn off.

That sounds a lot like the way my dash behaves. But that was definitely caused by water inside. After covering the electronics in rice for a week and some help from our dealer and an electronics shop next door, my dash is mostly working again (apart from the speedo needle and some lines on the LCD that don't work).
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Brammo Empulse / Re: Blown a Fuse
« Last post by roma258 on December 02, 2016, 02:18:44 PM »
FWIW, before I found the reason for my bike not charging, I was looking into the possibility of a blown fuse. I could not find the high-voltage mini fuse ANYWHERE on-line. So...if you're looking to become a supplier, take the plunge and order that 50 pack  ;D
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Brammo Enertia Servicing / Enertia Plus 2013 parts
« Last post by thomaskeith@comcast.net on December 01, 2016, 08:40:22 PM »
I need a mirror and a peg in Seattle
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Brammo Enertia Plus / Enertia Plus 2013 service in Seattle area
« Last post by thomaskeith@comcast.net on December 01, 2016, 07:15:21 PM »
Do love my commuter 2013 Enertia plus bike but am not mechanically inclined and feel abandoned by Polaris/Brammo. Cannot find any service in Seattle area. New ominous noises and low speed fall and need mirror and peg.
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Brammo Empulse / Instrument cluster goes black!!!
« Last post by kingcharles on December 01, 2016, 05:54:02 PM »
Well this is a coincidence for sure but today when I went home after work I found that the display was off but the bike was still plugged in and the small headlight and tail lights were still on.
Also the (green) lights indicator of the dash was on but nothing else.
So even while charging the dash can turn off.
Let's hope it's a one time issue... Fingers crossed
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Brammo Empulse Mods / Re: 6.6 kW IP67 charger:
« Last post by shayan on December 01, 2016, 05:45:44 PM »
I did some reading up on Li-on cell charging basics and i think i get it now.

The nominal voltage of the battery is around ~104v. So for an Empulse TT its rated at 100Ah and for the Brammo Empulse its around 90Ah. These are the 1C rates for the batteries for the 2 bikes.

Right now i see that my TT charges at around 24A DC which is about 0.25C. I guess we just need a charger which can produce somewhere around 0.5C worth of DC at the same voltage rate (104V). This could potentially double the charging rate. As far as i know keeping the charge rate to something less than 0.5C will keep the battery life optimal.

So yes, this 6.6kW wont work since the voltage range exceeds out of the battery's voltage capacity. We would need an onboard charger which has a voltage range of 50-122V (something like the charger thats currently on the empulse) with a higher C output. Based on that we might need a suitable DC-DC converter too (not entirely sure if the stock converter gets the job done).

Or an arrangement with 2 chargers which is seemingly more complicated.
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Off Topic / Re: Way Off Topic
« Last post by Brammofan on December 01, 2016, 04:08:43 PM »
Looks great!  Better put some coins in that parking meter, though.   ;)
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Off Topic / Re: Way Off Topic
« Last post by Virtually Yours on December 01, 2016, 03:59:20 PM »
Back in the saddle again! The house was completed about 6 weeks ago and today was the first day I was able to get out and run some errands on the bike. No longer my daily commuter but now for daily errands. Saves gas and mileage on the GT...  The bike is running great!
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Off Topic / DriveTribe forums
« Last post by Auslander on December 01, 2016, 03:42:57 PM »
Since there was one lacking, I created a general Brammo vertical on DriveTribe, ideally to cover both Empulse and Enertia variants:

https://drivetribe.com/t/NtfoofwDSEeUWZUz8aeIyQ/JTJzn_zBQYaRuJA0gAPwIQ

Hoping non-Brammo and non-eMoto motorheads find it and spawn sustained interest in our platform.
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