Tour Easy: Bafang BBS02 Lower Power

It turns out Mary rarely used assist level 6 and had no use for levels 7 and 8 of my derated BBS02 configuration:

LC=15
ALC0=0
ALC1=5
ALC2=7
ALC3=16
ALC4=25
ALC5=37
ALC6=51
ALC7=67
ALC8=85
ALC9=100

Level 9 must be 100% of the maximum motor current so the throttle can apply full power to get out of the way in a hurry.

The new and even more derated configuration allows small-step assist level selection for our usual riding, at the cost of an unused huge step to level 9 for the throttle:

[Basic]
LBP=42
LC=18
ALC0=0
ALC1=4
ALC2=6
ALC3=9
ALC4=15
ALC5=20
ALC6=25
ALC7=30
ALC8=40
ALC9=100
ALBP0=0
ALBP1=100
ALBP2=100
ALBP3=100
ALBP4=100
ALBP5=100
ALBP6=100
ALBP7=100
ALBP8=100
ALBP9=100
WD=12
SMM=0
SMS=1
[Pedal Assist]
PT=3
DA=0
SL=0
SSM=4
WM=0
SC=20
SDN=4
TS=15
CD=8
SD=5
KC=100
[Throttle Handle]
SV=11
EV=42
MODE=1
DA=10
SL=0
SC=5

The LC=18 line limits the maximum motor current to 18 A, rather than the rated 24 A, which may improve controller MOSFET longevity; reliable evidence is hard to come by. Controller failures seem to happen more often to riders who value jackrabbit acceleration on harsh terrain, so it may make little difference for road cyclists.

So level 5 now selects 75% × 20% = 15% of the motor’s nominal 750 W:

Tour Easy Bafang - display 26 mi
Tour Easy Bafang – display 26 mi

Call it 115 W: we’re both getting plenty of exercise!

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