Some background details here:
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Long story short, after being repeatedly frustrated as an ebike business dealing with battery chargers that for the most part sucked, we committed ourselves 3 years ago to design and develop an ebike specific charger that kicked-ass instead. These kinds of things don't happen overnight, especially when all the regulatory details and testing have to be met and passed for UL, CSA, and CE approvals, but in the last few weeks ago we got pass on all regulatory certification and delivery of our first pilot production batch as well. It was a bust out the champagne kinda moment for the engineering team:
I've attached the latest product brochure proof which covers the overall specifications and features, as well as a draft of the user manual content, which together should paint a fairly clear picture of the device. 360 watts, programmable output profiles, lead/nickel/lithium support, fan free, power factor corrected 100-240V input, 95% efficiency, graphic display screen etc.
We have about 6-8 weeks until the actual full-scale production takes place. In that time period are hoping to do a lot of extensive field testing and firmware refinements, and for that we're looking for some "beta tester buddies" who want to be in at the get go with this project. Ideally these would be people who have a multitude of different batteries that they like to charge, people who charge batteries daily or multiple times a day, and a plus if they want to ride and travel with the charger on their ebikes. As well they should be technically savvy enough to understand the nuances of charging algorithms, and comfortable enough with a computer to do updates on the charger firmware (process will be similar to the CA V3).
Normally, that would be a pretty narrow set of criteria but I think on ES it could still be a majority of you
. In any case, I have on my floor here 1 dozen units that are eager to get out of their boxes and into someones hands, and we should have another 20 or so pieces coming online in about 2 more weeks.
of the satiator is $295 US, which may seem like a total bargain (if you say compare it to a general purpose lab programmable power supply) or a bit outrageous (if you are used to $60 china barebones flyback converter chargers). Suffice it to say this will not be a product for everyone but I'm hoping there are enough people who really want a high-end quality part to make all of this development have been worthwhile. Otherwise I'll have squandered all the proceeds of our Cycle Analyst sales to have made a cool-looking brick.
Currently in Iran on the Suntrip tour
riding a back to back tandem solar powered row/cycle trike
. 550 watt solar roof, dual Grin All Axle hub motors, dual Phaserunner controllers, 12 LiGo batteries, and a whole wack of gear.
Waiting for me in Vancouver is a Big Dummy Frame (yes This One
, thanks ES!) with Grin all-axle front hub, Phaserunner controller, and 52V 19Ah Cellman triangle pack
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