Book Gets Title, Cover!

Yes, yes…  things have been a little slow on The Electric Chronicles, but that’s because I’ve been hard at work on the BOOK yo!

I have a title: …from Fossils to Flux (a Basic Guide to Building an Electric Motorcycle) and a cover:

Yes it’s dark, yes it’s sinister…  but we’re tampering with the Elemental forces of the Universe, are we not?

Even better, I have a Table of Contents:

  • Contents
  • The Parts
  • The Batteries
  • Lead
  • Mobility Batteries
  • Odyssey “Dry Cell” Batteries
  • “Orbital” Batteries
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Woah. The Peukert Effect
  • Battery Management Systems
  • Controllers, Contactors and Converters (oh my!)
  • The Controller
  • The Contactor
  • The Converter
  • Thoughts about regen from Brammo
  • Motors- Axial vs. Radial air gap motors
  • A Short Primer on the History of the Etek Motor
  • Hub Motors
  • Motor Cooling
  • Motor Cooling Questions: ANSWERED
  • The Plan
  • Picking the Parts and Pieces- (decisions, decisions…)
  • The Motor Lineup- the Tried and True.
  • Permanent Magnet DC
  • Series-wound DC
  • AC Induction
  • Sepex (Separately Excited) DC
  • Figuring the Gear Ratio
  • Switches Made Simple
  • The Charger Choice
  • Buying a Rolling Chassis
  • Interlude: The Secrets of the Universe- KWh
  • The Motor Mount
  • Mounting the Batteries
  • Mounting the Batteries- Part Two: Essentials
  • Wiring Diagram
  • Grounding the System
  • Interlude: Awesome Crimp Tool
  • The “Recycle” Angle…
  • The Ride
  • Editorials on Motorcycling
  • Loud pipes save lives?
  • Safety, Kickstand Switches, and Showing Off…
  • The Right to Ride, Electric or No
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography, Links and Resources
  • Index

Soon to be released at a http://www.LuLu.com near you!

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