On Aug 30, 1:18 pm, deerfencer1 <deerfenc...@aol.com
> 1872 Wh capability is excellent and about 2.5X my capacity. Kudos to
> Pedego for designing a ride with extended range capability. Do you
> ride one pack at a time or can you hook them up in a parallel chain?
> If the former, how quick/easy is it to swap packs? Did the dealer
> provide all the wiring harnesses? Was the extra weight of the packs
> very noticeable on your century ride and where on the bike did you
> carry them? Any photos you can share of your set-up?
> I love the idea of having this kind of modular capability of taking as
> much or as little power as you need for each ride depending on your
> plans for the day. This opens up all sorts of possibilities for long
> distance e-touring. Sweet!
For my setup, see the second picture (my ebike at the beach) in my
review, just above the conclusion:
I have 2 ebikes with this dual battery setup. One for me and another
for my GF. The top battery can slide off from the bottom and the
bottom one can slide off from the rack. So I could only ride around
with a single battery for shorter ride.
For this century ride I just put the second pair of batteries (from
the 2nd bike) into my backpack and swapped it out with the pair on the
bike at one point. Took 1 or 2 minutes. As I wrote above, a battery
pair only weighs 17.6 lb (8.0 kg), so it was a non-issue for my ride.
No parallel use of batteries, just one at the time. When one if fully
depleted, I just move the electric plug from one battery to the other.
It's as quick as it sounds. Maybe with practice I can learn to do this
without stopping, just reaching back and swapping the plug. But I
prefer to stop and do it more carefully.
Near the end of my ride about (3 miles from home) it was dark and I
did not see a pothole when running over it around 25 mph. Almost got
thrown off the bike. The good part is that the bike suffered no
obvious damage (did not do a full inspection yet) which is a testament
to its robustness, including the battery support rack. But it does
bring to mind that a full suspension setup with 4-5" of travel would
be desirable, specially on ebikes capable of 30 mph speeds.