Indeed. Thank you for giving overview.Your country matters. You're in Canada, use grin tech of vancouver.
Brand name of cell doesn't matter. Some builders use panasonic or samsung flashlight cells, which have the same base number as the bicycle cells and 1/6 the rated discharge current. 1/4 the price, too.
Crossing the border once with a product made in a 3rd country is bad enough. Heard of the UPS/fed ex customs loan fee? About $20 I hear plus the customs itself. If a warrenty problem occurs crossing the border twice is intensly stupid. I'd like to use grin, but I'm in the US.I'd like to make the thread useful to other people in any country.
I've been looking and looking, the shops are not very reasonable.Crossing the border once with a product made in a 3rd country is bad enough. Heard of the UPS/fed ex customs loan fee? About $20 I hear plus the customs itself. If a warrenty problem occurs crossing the border twice is intensly stupid. I'd like to use grin, but I'm in the US.
I bought two alleged batteries from vendors that specified what brand of cells (samsung) and a lot of other useful numbers. Only neither battery would put out 5 amps into a 10 ohm load fully charged (50 is normal). I bought a luna battery with unspecified brand cells and it works great. $630 for 17 AH 48 v in 2018. Luna is in California. Shipping in Canada is more of an expense than in the US I hear - something about courriers to many locations?
Toronto is a big city. Should be something available there for local pickup.
I watched videos of their business; very reassuring. Price is good and they seem to make a higher value product.I've had pretty good luck so far. Everything I've purchased, from several vendors, has been as advertised. Only once have I had a bad experience and that was from an Amazon dealer. He sold me a controller that had no cruise or regen functions, though it was advertised as having them. After a LOT of messing around, I decided the 40 dollar refund wasn't worth it and wrote it off as a bad deal.
Latest buy, a Mac 12t hub motor from EM3EV, came from China after just a few days. They have a pretty good reputation. I would deal with them in again in a heartbeat.
Nice.I have a 500w Bafang hub kit from Bluenergy and a battery from Joyisi on Amazon. You can get a full conversion, quality battery, and a color display for $800.
Bluenergy at AliExpress
Joyisi 13AH 48v battery
I electrified my Electra Townie in November 2018. I'm now approaching 1400 miles ridden.
Electra Townie conversion with kit from Bluenergy
Lee, thank you letting me know your experience with the seller and the equipment and the delivery. I've been looking at their stuff as a likely source and also stanmiller's conversion kit brand, Bluenergy. His particular battery seller doesn't ship here, but others do.I purchased a Bafang front wheel conversion and battery from Greenergia through Amazon. After a month of waiting and tracking it all over the world, I contacted Amazon and they found it and had it delivered. The wheel kit finally arrived in the most beat-up taped/re-taped carton, I have ever seen. All the Styrofoam shipping details were broken/crumbled. Bags of small parts were open and parts were strewn and loose. Surprisingly everything was there.
I ride it daily and love my e-bike. I'm 71 years old and this the BEST exercise for me. Four to six mile trips with only moderate hills.
Old guys rule! LOL I do feel guilt I admit passing non-Ebikes. I think its good for getting people out of house/ cars and enjoying life getting some exercise.I was seeing an increase of all kinds of riders and ebikes until a month ago and now suddenly see old guys with new ready made ebikes EVERYWHERE I go. Can't go anywhere without seeing them.