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Ollin motors in the wet?


#1

I’ve just bought a pair of 5065 Ollin motors, I haven’t had a chance to test them out yet but I’m wondering if anyone else who’s using @chaka’s motors might be able to chime in on how they handle splashes/riding on wet road, particularly because they have sensors.

Cheers


#2

Outrunners should be fine when wet.


#3

Even with the sensors?


#4

My concern is never the motor or sensors. Just bearings


#5

Well, they are sealed bearings, and the motors aren’t called outrunners just because, they are designed to withstand some elements.
Sensors will need to be waterproofed tough.


#6

I noticed on one of Metroboards video’s they seem to put a layer of rubber cement or something similar on the bearing cover to protect them.

Or maybe that is some sort of cap?

Anybody try this? any pointers?

I try to avoid wet and wince about the wheels getting a splash.

I would spend more for ceramic etc if I could keep them dry and clean


#7

This is actually the first time i have heard of this… Ill have to look into it


#8

That’s why god created ceramic bearings :slight_smile:


#9

Just spray on some conformal coating, or if it’s a concern, just turn off the sensor mode.


#10

lol the health warnings on conformal coating have kept me away :grimacing:


#11

just don’t snort it