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A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Posted: Mar 08 2019 5:25pm
by marty
Want a auxiliary battery that mounts to the rear rack on A2B Metro Electric Bicycle.

Sent a email to people at http://wearea2b.com/index.php/us Reply was:
Replacement batteries for the Metro are no longer available through A2B.
The main battery is inside the frame.

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary battery]

Posted: Mar 14 2019 11:41am
by E-Glider
Yes, 'wearea2b' seem very quiet now! I guess you could also try these guys:

https://ebikemarketplace.com/blogs/news ... eplacement

They may already have a complete spare/reconditioned rear case/pack available for you?

There was also one on eBay a year ago - maybe contact the seller to see if he can point you in the right direction anyway:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A2B-Metro-Velo ... _cvip=true

There was also a place in Taiwan offering new rear packs last year, but they seem to have disappeared now!

Good luck anyway.

:)

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary battery]

Posted: Mar 16 2019 6:02am
by marty
E-Glider,
Thanks for finding that eBay add. Now I got pictures of what I am looking for.

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Posted: Mar 16 2019 6:53am
by marty
More pictures.

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Posted: Mar 16 2019 8:10am
by marty
eBay > Click on the ♥ heart sign when searching.
My eBay > Saved searches, Search for a2b metro battery
Now eBay will send me a email whenever someone is selling a a2b metro battery.

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Posted: Mar 16 2019 2:46pm
by E-Glider
Marty,
Cool.. no worries!
Maybe drop these guys a line too:
https://ebikemarketplace.com/products/a ... -batteries
They may well have a 'spare' rear case/pack already in stock?
:)

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Posted: Mar 16 2019 3:21pm
by marty
E-Glider wrote:
Mar 16 2019 2:46pm
Marty,
Cool.. no worries!
Maybe drop these guys a line too:
https://ebikemarketplace.com/products/a ... -batteries
They may well have a 'spare' rear case/pack already in stock?
:)
Did ↑
Also added a2b velociti battery to my eBay Saved Searches.

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Posted: Mar 16 2019 3:29pm
by fechter
You can use just about any 36V battery for the rear. You just need to make a way to mount it and cut off the stock connector and splice on a new one that fits the new pack.

You can also run a higher voltage up to 48V for more speed.

The factory rear pack is nice but very hard to find these days.

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Posted: Mar 17 2019 6:27am
by E-Glider
Yep! ;/ (@ 'fechter' - your posts/work here have inspired me greatly - thank you!)

Luckily my old Metro already came with a factory rear case, which I then 're-packed' with x4 of these - in series/parallel:

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-compa ... tore=en_us

Frame pack now has x4 of these in similar config:

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-hig ... -xt90.html

Tight fit, but worth it. :)
R
Rear packs & case.jpg
ear also runs lights & USB charging port. ;)

Good range & pace now - Stock motor loves it, but stock controller has the thermo cut-out glitch still on those hot days!

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Posted: Mar 21 2019 6:10am
by marty
Some random numbers to help others who might be searching the internet for this battery.
SDTDCGC400149
SDTDCGD160387
36V/13.2A
Lithium
UM1006F
TD HiTech
63103 00 40010