Hey all, been away from the electric bike scene for quite some time due to work, life, and partially because a lady ran me down on my last bike.
After my last bike was totaled, I wanted to build another a few years ago, got quite a few of the necessary parts (9c motor, new CA, throttle, and a bunch of misc parts). I just didn't have the free time or energy to actually get it done and everything has sat since then.
I finally have the motivation to get back into it and build another bike, but what i'm currently stuck on, is what to do for charging. I plan on building a RC lipo pack, probably 20s. I'd really like to get a nice bulk charger for it, as well as my regular RC charger for when I need to balance. The issue is, so much has changed in the past 5 years, and a lot of the stuff I am been reading about seems to be no longer available.
In the past, I used a meanwell s-350-27 for my salvaged 18650 battery pack I built, and I was planning on getting a couple more to hook up in series to charge this new pack, the issue is, I can't find any of those old models, and cannot find any info on the new models that replaced them as far as mobility.
Are the newer meanwells like the se-350 or nes-350 the same as the older models as far as being able to hook up in series, and mod the voltage and amperage?
Or are there better options for bulk charging on-the-cheap now?
If possible, it'd be nice if whatever solution could also charge a 16s pack, because I picked up a pack for a bike I plan on building my SO, and being able to use the same equipment to charge both would be pretty convenient. Not a deal breaker either way though.
Appreciate any insight you could give. It's a bit overwhelming trying to get caught up on everything, and knowing what is still relevant, and what isn't.