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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #45 on: 24, October, 2011 - 19:44:59 »
I am hoping to pick up the prototype later this week, at the moment the board that he has made does volts only on the right hand side, the left side will be wired with leads to the LEDS to be connected to what ever the user wants to use them for, Indicators etc.

He has bascily used your circuit, and changed some of the component values etc.

I have given him an old POD board to use the LED strips from, as soon as i get my hands on it i will post some pics etc on here..

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #46 on: 24, October, 2011 - 19:53:38 »
Hi John,

Would be nice to see what he has changed as I was about to look at making a breadboard one. Has he done any more regarding the current side before I look at it as back from my holidays.

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #47 on: 24, October, 2011 - 20:08:15 »
Dont think he has looked at the current at all as yet, i will try and get the circuit with mods from him when i see him.

John

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #48 on: 26, October, 2011 - 14:38:53 »
Some pics of the prototype.











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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #49 on: 26, October, 2011 - 19:35:05 »
Hi POD11,

Looks good, by the possible spare area on the current side look like I could do the similar circuit as mentioned. If I do a circuit could your guy do a test board (including or excluding componets) and how much.
As a note the large capacitor can be reduced in size as the regulator is right next to the rest of the circuit. I had in mind that like the control box (original) the voltages there and then is sent via the 10 core red wires incuring noise.

thanks

Lance
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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #50 on: 27, October, 2011 - 09:06:37 »
Keeping an eye on this project as I've a few dead pods that would benefit from some new components.

Keep up the good work guys  8)

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #51 on: 27, October, 2011 - 17:02:21 »
Me too, I have one that needs a repair

Retro Andy.

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #52 on: 27, October, 2011 - 20:22:05 »
This board as it is will only work with 24 volts, its not a replacement for the POD just makes use of the POD casing to give an indication of the volts left in the battery.

Future developement is really dependent on how many people would want it, obviously the man who has done the PCB design has other things to do and this takes up his time etc.

The price was discussed and the present PCB ready built and using the existing LED strips from  the buyers old (non working) POD inc P+P IS going to be £40.00.

I am not sure if this is going to be to much for some people given its limited use.

Lancealot

I can put you in touch with the man if you want to disscus your requirements, he tends to make and build the projects and sells them as tested and ready to go.

As you say it could be built in another box and make use of more room, and then running a cable up to the pod for indications only.

I will post some more pics of it connected to  24volts and the indications shown.

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #53 on: 30, October, 2011 - 16:11:52 »
I am up for one of these for Goldfinger please Plod  :)

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Re: My C5 up and running - Under construction
« Reply #54 on: 12, June, 2012 - 00:43:23 »
Hi all,

I have had the chassis sitting for long enough so whilst the good weather I have started with the body changes and a paint job.









I have finished sanding down, the plastic primer and 2 layers on high build primer and will post more photos again.

thanks Lance

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #55 on: 12, June, 2012 - 06:24:30 »
Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #56 on: 12, June, 2012 - 06:47:28 »
Hi all,

Another photo with second coat of high build primer. As you can see got rid of the bottom tape grove and the ones at the side of the front light.



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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #57 on: 12, June, 2012 - 07:17:27 »
Looking great ......Keep the photo's coming..

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #58 on: 12, June, 2012 - 13:04:18 »
I love a bit of modding  8)

..looking forward to seeing the finished result  ;)

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Re: My C5 up and running
« Reply #59 on: 12, June, 2012 - 16:03:13 »
Looking really good so far Lance