Thank you for the insights Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ and the proverbial kick in the rump to square up my thinking
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m back to buggered
with the brake
This ebrake is for my other bike that does not yet have the motors mounted. However I took my current bike (P0) and used that to test.
- Attaching the multimeter to P0Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s momentary switch (my ghetto ebrake) I noted that the switch is NO, and pressing the button makes contact (short). We know this setup works.
- I parked P0 next to P1, attached the recently modified ebrake to P0Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s controller, lifted the front wheel and gave throttle: Nothing. I opened the ebrake, engaged throttle Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and the wheel spun: Wiring is backwards on the modified ebrake.
Brake in Ã¢â‚¬Å“normalÃ¢â‚¬Â position, ebrake shorted.
Brake in Ã¢â‚¬Å“brakingÃ¢â‚¬Â position, ebrake opened.
I examined closely the original ebrake.
The green shaded area
denotes where the magnet used to be. I cannot fathom how this arraignment is any different than what I assembled on the Shimano brake. This ebrake came from ebikes.ca
Checking my order, the p/n was eZeeEbrake
, at the time this was the only ebrake lever offered (December 2009).
Here's the unit on the ebikes website.
Do you see anything here denoting that it is NO or NC?
If you browse the site today there are two more types of ebrakes offered:
LEFT... (the image is mismarked)
Both are NO.
I was buggered
before I started; the item that they sold me would have never worked with my controllers
Thanks for helping me get back on the right path; I really appreciate it.