Bafang M500/M600 thread

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by mirkoser100 » Jan 12 2022 9:31am

From where you purchased the motor? Directly from Bafang?


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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Knetjester » Jan 12 2022 2:37pm

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by CGT » Jan 12 2022 4:32pm

mirkoser100 wrote:
Jan 12 2022 9:31am
From where you purchased the motor? Directly from Bafang?


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Yes, because we have a direct account.

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Kyokushin » Jan 16 2022 6:06am

Gents, could you tell something about battery/power consumption.
Is riding on M600 have similar range as to M500 or noticeable lower?

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Animalector » Jan 16 2022 6:13am

Nope. M600 uses more power.

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Kyokushin » Jan 16 2022 6:30am

I difference noticeable?

Next question, do you know where i can buy the M500 wiring from the photo?
Or what kind of plug it is? I would like to buy the wiring or the plug.
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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by AHicks » Jan 16 2022 8:30am

Kyokushin wrote:
Jan 16 2022 6:06am
Gents, could you tell something about battery/power consumption.
Is riding on M600 have similar range as to M500 or noticeable lower?
All else being similar the motors should use about the same amount of power. The difference is, the M600 is able to use more than the 500 without burning up. The 600 will carry more weight up a hill, out accelerate, etc.

So in my experience, the 600 has the POTENTIAL to use more power, but will not unless you tell it to.....

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Animalector » Jan 17 2022 4:57am

sure, but from a practical point-of-view, Level 1 for the M500 "DOES NOT EQUAL" level 1 on the M600.

The M600 will use more power, because of the way it has been programmed to apply the available power.. For example, if level 1 is 20% for both motors, for the M500 that 20% might be 50W, whereas for the M600 it might be 100W. (example only)

Anyway, I have both, and on a normal enduro ride, on the same trails, I use more power on the M600.. Both are fun, and with both I am tired before i run out of juice. :bigthumb:

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Kyokushin » Jan 17 2022 5:32am

Animalector wrote:
Jan 17 2022 4:57am
sure, but from a practical point-of-view, Level 1 for the M500 "DOES NOT EQUAL" level 1 on the M600.

Anyway, I have both, and on a normal enduro ride, on the same trails, I use more power on the M600.. Both are fun, and with both I am tired before i run out of juice. :bigthumb:
Thanx for answer! How could you compare the range on these bikes?

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Animalector » Jan 17 2022 6:10am

mate it's a bit hard to say.... it depends on so many things, in particular how much you pedal.

with the M600, I go from 100% down to 35% after 25km pushing hard on the pedals. (enduro type single-track, tight, steep)
with the M500 on the same 25km track, pushing hard on the pedals, I end up with maybe 50 - 60% (but it is a slightly slower ride)

I very rarely ride on level 5, typically I ride Level 2 M600, and Level 3 M500... because I like to pedal.

Anyways.. it's hard to say.. just get one.. it'll be great :mrgreen:

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Kyokushin » Jan 17 2022 6:40am

Animalector wrote:
Jan 17 2022 6:10am
mate it's a bit hard to say.... it depends on so many things, in particular how much you pedal.

with the M600, I go from 100% down to 35% after 25km pushing hard on the pedals. (enduro type single-track, tight, steep)
with the M500 on the same 25km track, pushing hard on the pedals, I end up with maybe 50 - 60% (but it is a slightly slower ride)

I very rarely ride on level 5, typically I ride Level 2 M600, and Level 3 M500... because I like to pedal.

Anyways.. it's hard to say.. just get one.. it'll be great :mrgreen:
Thanx.
Do you have 13A firmware on M500 or 10A (standard). How you would compare for example 5 level assit on M500 to level on M600? (i would like to estimate a difference in feeling)

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Animalector » Jan 17 2022 7:04am

No doubt about it, the m600 feels stronger.

Is it awesome? Absolutely yes. Do you really need it? Not really.. I can ride up pretty much anything with the m500 and have plenty of fun and speed.

I prefer the M500. But others who like to "level 5" all the way, might prefer the M600. It's really up to the individual.

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by tomjasz » Jan 17 2022 7:08am

Kyokushin wrote:
Jan 16 2022 6:30am
I difference noticeable?

Next question, do you know where i can buy the M500 wiring from the photo?
Or what kind of plug it is? I would like to buy the wiring or the plug.
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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Kyokushin » Jan 17 2022 8:10am

tomjasz wrote:
Jan 17 2022 7:08am
Kyokushin wrote:
Jan 16 2022 6:30am
I difference noticeable?

Next question, do you know where i can buy the M500 wiring from the photo?
Or what kind of plug it is? I would like to buy the wiring or the plug.
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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Waynemarlow » Jan 17 2022 5:20pm

Animalector wrote:
Jan 17 2022 6:10am
with the M600, I go from 100% down to 35% after 25km pushing hard on the pedals. (enduro type single-track, tight, steep)
with the M500 on the same 25km track, pushing hard on the pedals, I end up with maybe 50 - 60% (but it is a slightly slower ride)
Power is just power and if you have two motors doing the same identical task but with one taking longer ( a slower ride ), then you will use less power unless the efficiency of the motors is way different. In the case of the M500 and M600 both must be pretty similar efficiencies as they use almost identical mechanical parts and same firmware developers, just a bit more copper in the stator.

In off road Emtbing, every ride is different even doing the same tracks, it would be nigh on impossible to work out which motor is most efficient without a calibrated bench dyno. I guess you would get a broad sense but I find on some days doing similar tracks I get way different useage, I put that down to climate and or whether I have been out on the razzle the previous night :D

https://www.emec-prototyping.com/en/por ... -pedelecs/

One thing is sort of coming a bit clearer though for me is that we now have a Brose, Bosch, Bafung motors with 3 very similar riders fitness wise and yet we all seem to use about the same wattage on a ride. My guess that motor efficiency is now pretty similar across all brands

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Animalector » Jan 17 2022 9:05pm

I actually agree with you.. BUT the firmware is not the same. The fact is that level 1 on the M600 gives you more "oomph" than level 1 on the M500 does.

Sure if you had controlled conditions and pulled the same electrical power from each motor their efficiencies would be quite similar.. this is true.

But the reality is when you hop on an M600 bike, it pushes you around faster and therefore uses more power. Even if you ride on level 1. That's just how Bafang have programmed it.

Usually when someone asks a question like this they are worried about range.. " am I going to run out of battery before I have finished my ride"
Tough to answer... BUT if they're requirement is not high speed / power, their ride will last longer with the M500.

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Hagbard » Jan 19 2022 12:56pm

ornias wrote:
Dec 23 2021 6:51pm
Can someone please upload the new CRX10NC4818i132046.8 firmware for testing please?
Has anyone got this? Would love to hear some feedback on a newer M600 firmware version.

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Kyokushin » Jan 19 2022 1:06pm

Hagbard wrote:
Jan 19 2022 12:56pm

Has anyone got this? Would love to hear some feedback on a newer M600 firmware version.

ornias wrote:
Dec 23 2021 6:51pm
Can someone please upload the new CRX10NC4818i132046.8 firmware for testing please?


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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Hagbard » Jan 20 2022 5:33am

Thank you! Is there a changelog for this version, or am I asking too much? Has anyone tried it?

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Kyokushin » Jan 21 2022 5:33pm

Is there anyone who have a some weaker firmware for M600, with current cut to around 15A?

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Laissez » Jan 23 2022 5:59am

Any frame recommendations? Are there anything for $500 that fits m600?

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Afaixeda » Jan 23 2022 6:01am

Good days mates,

Thanks for sharing the latest firmware 46.8 for M600, I just installed and tested it.

I come from 46.6 and 46.7, I don't find big differences, maybe a little more progressive when starting, when stopping pedaling, the assistance cut is also much more progressive, smooth and prolonged.

The power at 1/3 remains at 10A maintained with peaks of 12A, at level 2/3 13A with peaks of 14A, at level 3/3 18A maintained with peaks of 19/20A maximum. Same as 46.6 or 46.7

If anyone wants me to try another file, i'll volunteer

Thanks and regards

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Waynemarlow » Jan 23 2022 2:17pm

Afaixeda wrote:
Jan 23 2022 6:01am

The power at 1/3 remains at 10A maintained with peaks of 12A, at level 2/3 13A with peaks of 14A, at level 3/3 18A maintained with peaks of 19/20A maximum. Same as 46.6 or 46.7

If anyone wants me to try another file, i'll volunteer

Thanks and regards
Interesting that the overall levels have remained much the same.

Afaixeda I think you must have some way of logging peaks ? Any chance you could perhaps reset your number of levels to the max 9 and see if the lower 1 - 3 are still at 10A minimum ? Thats a high current for the lowest level.

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by Kyokushin » Jan 23 2022 5:59pm

M600 max is 18Amps.
How you noiced the 20 amps peak?

On fully charged 48V battery the max out put shall not exceed the 983W (54.6Vx18A).

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Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Post by AHicks » Jan 23 2022 7:57pm

Kyokushin wrote:
Jan 23 2022 5:59pm
M600 max is 18Amps.
How you noiced the 20 amps peak?

On fully charged 48V battery the max out put shall not exceed the 983W (54.6Vx18A).

With the 600's internal controller set to limit power to 18a, I agree. There's nothing wrong with your math. BUT if showing 20a on the display, the margin for error wouldn't need to be that great to see that. A little slop in the calibration of the controller's components, maybe a little more in the display? Much more than that, would have me wondering what was going on as well.

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