Cheaper 3rd party Yamaha battery. Probably only for the brave and adventurous...

Discussion in 'Haibike Forum' started by JayVee, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. JayVee

    JayVee Well-Known Member

    Edit: This battery might not be compatible with Yamaha systems produced after 2016. Check before buying.

    A cheaper 3rd party Yamaha battery has surfaced. The price on various EU web sites for the 13Ah variant is about 400-420 US$. It's also present on Alibaba, but at a price that almost seems too good to be true.

    Gotta say that I'm almost tempted as I need a second battery. A couple of the German Pedelec forum users tried it. Verdict: it performs slightly less well than the original when the power draw is high (i.e. going up a steep hill).

    As listed on Yampe:

    Alibaba listing:
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017
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  3. George S.

    George S. Well-Known Member

    The Alibaba version with 11AH specifies Samsung 22P cells. This is an old and cheap cell, but one that has stood the test of time (from about 2010). If you take 50 cells that cost around $2, put them in a case that has to be reverse engineered, and assemble it with a robotic spot welder, what should it cost?

    It's an interesting question. Canon and Panasonic resisted knock-off batteries for their cameras, and to some extent they succeeded. But it's not very customer friendly. There's not a whole lot to an ebike battery, though people can argue the safety elements. I don't know when CNC equipment becomes cheap enough for companies to want to make knock-offs, but it is pretty soon.
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  4. JayVee

    JayVee Well-Known Member

  5. david salisbury

    david salisbury New Member

    How bad can it be?, I am going to get one.. report when i have tested it.
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  6. JayVee

    JayVee Well-Known Member

    There are 3 sizes. Which one are you getting?
  7. david salisbury

    david salisbury New Member

    If Alibaba ever replies to me, i would get the largest.
  8. david salisbury

    david salisbury New Member

    I was told i cant buy just 1.

    Sorry, we don't supply battery for one piece order. If you wanna buy for own use, i suggest you buy from local store.
  9. JayVee

    JayVee Well-Known Member

    The same battery is available on amazon and on e-bay. I'm pretty sure the Alibaba listing was for 1 battery min. purchase when I posted it. Guess it was a mistake.