Greeting Sondors fans and owners,
This is a great place to learn about my Sondors Step. Thanks to all for sharing your knowledge and experience. I will try to chip in whenever I feel I have valid information.
Purchased this bike for physical therapy.
I am a new Sondors Step owner from upstate New York. My first thought was to get the most powerful ebike I could. Second thought, what if I didn't like it? I had not owned a bicycle in 15 years. Decided to buy a lower cost ebike just to see what it was like, and if ebiking was really for me I could always upgrade. Sondors Step only $975. A great bike at an awesome price. I am short of inseam and have limited ability to climb aboard, so the Steps low stand-over height is literally just what the Dr. ordered. I am very happy with the performance of the Step. I use the factory default settings at this time. So far I have added front and rear lights, a rear rack, left side mirror and a bell. Ordered and received a second battery from Sondors. Batteries are swapped about every 1 1/2 weeks. The battery not in use is stored at about 40% capacity then fully charged just before reinstallation. This bike now has 249.3 miles on it. Weather permitting I try to ride 10 miles minimum each day. Physical therapy is Ok. Fun is number 1.😎
* The best way to use this video is to watch and write down the desired options, then exit and program your LCD. if you try and program while watching the video your LCD will timebout and none of the settings will be saved and you’ll have to keep starting over because of the length of Kyles explanations .
Aftermarket LCD Display user manual (also applying for Sondors eBike LCD)
KT3-LCD_short_en.pdf (english language 2-page manual)
KT3-LCD_full_en.pdf (english version full manual, 2013)
KT3-LCD_full_de.pdf (german version full manual)
Programming the KT-LCD3 and KT-LCD8H Everything you need to know
EDIT: This manual is the current version for the KT-LCD3. It includes different behavior in some of the settings and lists C13 (regenerative braking... not applicable to Sondors) and C14 - PAS assist strength tuning (applicable to Sondors)
KT-LCD3_2015.pdf (English, v3.0, 2015)
DIY: S-LCD3 Meter for Sondors eBike
This walkthrough is for those who purchased the non Sondors S-LCD3 with the white flat 5-pin connector. If you are not comfortible with soldering, then you may want to wait for the retail Sondors LCD in xmas 2015.
Walkthrough by Matt Moss
Downloadable at uberbills.com/DIY-SLCD3-Soldering.docx
S-LCD3 purchased from BMSBattery.com
Step 1: Attach LCD3 to handlebars
Step 2: Snip off the useless white flat 5-pin connector.
Step 3: Pull meter cable through top hole in sondors battery box. (no picture)
Step 4: Snip off the round 5-pin female plug and strip all the wiring down a half inch.
Step 5: Proceed to tin the stranded wire ends. tinning means to apply hot motlen solder to the stranded wire, which helps to solder two separate wires together.
Step 6: Admire your soldering job and apply insulation. I used cheap electrical tape, but you should spend a few cents and get some shrink tube.
Step 7: Double check that no exposed wire is showing, and test our your new lcd meter. Hold the center power button to turn on. To keep the backlight on for easy viewing, press and hold the up arrow. If you hold and press the down arrow, your bike will lurch forward at a walking speed, so be careful!
Q: I press and hold the up arrow like you said and my bike wants to go for a ride. What gives?
A: You installed your LCD button upsidedown. Reverse it and you should be fine.
Q: Halp! Why is my LCD screen upside down?
A: You installed your LCD screen upside down. /reverse it and you should be fine.
Q: After installing the LCD, I am unable to engage the throttle and the bike does not move, yet everything is on. What Gives?
A: Check that the LCD screen is actually on, you must have the LCD turned on in order for you to power your bike and use the motor.
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My lcd has just died on my Fold sport from water damage I'm quite sure so this is my perfect opportunity to upgrade I have been looking at the 750w bafang rear hub motor and they say it will lace in 350w motor no problem but I have the 250w bafang rear hub motor. Will it fit? But first I want too upgrade the sondors lcd to the ktc3 25 amp and 25 amp controller and will wait till sondors have the 48v 14 amp available in Europe until i upgrade the motor as the 38v 8.8amp battery won't be powerful enough. Any suggestions or problems with my plan I would appreciate feed back