Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

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Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by EmmaRose » Jan 10 2019 3:00pm

Seen on Amazon.
750w BBSHD $715
1000w BBSHD $1050
Why the difference in price?
Can one not simply program the 750w from 25 amp to 30 amp and presto - a 1000w BBSHD!!
Or - am I missing something?

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by Volt_Ampere » Jan 10 2019 4:33pm

No Clue but $1050 is way high for BBSHD. Amazon isn't always the right place to shop. Check out other sellers like Luna.

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by EmmaRose » Jan 10 2019 6:36pm

My actual question was, why the difference in price when, if I understand correctly, a 750w is identical to a 1000w.
Only difference is the 750w is programmed to be a 1000w.
Am I correct?

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by EmmaRose » Jan 10 2019 6:42pm

Sorry, I forgot to indicate:
750w is $715 Cdn
1000w is $1050 Cdn

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by EmmaRose » Jan 10 2019 6:45pm

US prices
750w = $532.59
1000w = $782.12

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by spinningmagnets » Jan 10 2019 7:05pm

Is there a chance that the lower priced unit was a BBS02?

Are the kits you are looking at including the battery pack? Or just the drive unit kit?

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by Volt_Ampere » Jan 10 2019 8:45pm

As you say, the BBSHD can be programmed for the current limit so there is no difference between one programmed for 750W or 1000W. If the kit includes the same options, the price should be the same. Luna sells the BBSHD for $625 US. (base price) If you upgrade things and add stuff it can be more.

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by E-HP » Jan 10 2019 8:51pm

I asked the same question a couple of weeks ago. Seems like there could be issues even when buying the version marked 1000W, depending on the vendor.

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 28&t=97892

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by Volt_Ampere » Jan 11 2019 9:25am

Mine goes way over 1000W with 52V and 30A but I never push it like that. But I did once to see what it would do.

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by flat tire » Jan 11 2019 7:10pm

Price targeting, it's a strategy to make more money than if you sold everything at one price.

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by KINNINVIEKID » Jan 12 2019 8:32pm

Volt_Ampere wrote:
Jan 11 2019 9:25am
Mine goes way over 1000W with 52V and 30A but I never push it like that. But I did once to see what it would do.


52V x 30A =1560 Watts.....
BBSHD on 2017 Marin Muirwoods
BBS02 on Cannondale Trail 6
Dillenger 1000 watt front wheel kit on Trax TFS1 MTB.
250 watt chinese scooter!
Cyclamatic Power Plus 250 watt road bike.

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Re: Why 750w costs less than 1000w BBSHD?

Post by Volt_Ampere » Jan 13 2019 9:44am

KINNINVIEKID wrote:
Jan 12 2019 8:32pm
Volt_Ampere wrote:
Jan 11 2019 9:25am
Mine goes way over 1000W with 52V and 30A but I never push it like that. But I did once to see what it would do.


52V x 30A =1560 Watts.....
I know I * V - I am an EE. (Volt_Ampere) The setting that you have to limit power is the current limit and the power limit will then depend on your battery voltage. I have only tried full throttle a couple times and the power went well over 1200W on my display and the bike took off with a lot of thrust. So I know I have way more power than I will ever need for normal riding. Nice to know it's there though. There is no such thing as too much power or "too much fun" (Bill Kirchen)

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