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  1. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Hooked the Burley Nomad to the Vado today. Charged up the bike and the Bluetti while I worked out. I like the pass through charging that allows input and output charging simultaneously. Two 100w Rockpal panels running parellel gives a steady charge of 122w an hour. The Jackery power unit charges...
  2. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Yeah I thought about asking your mother or sister that but I already knew the answer. Shame.
  3. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    I met a young woman today when I picked up my Burley Nomad trailer. She was working on one of the back wheels of her cargo trailer that she built herself. When she isn't riding she sleeps in it on your. No comfort of hotels. Although her bike is Specialized, it's not an E-bike. If I didn't see...
  4. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Looks like my Turbo Vado 5.0 2019's twin. Nice pic👍😎
  5. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Yep. I checked out her website and shot her a kite. My question was where did she sleep along the journey. Her gear didn't include sleeping bag/tent or water supplies. Since she was averaging about 60 miles a day. She must of been catching her rest at motels/hotels along the way or at residences...
  6. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    http://www.marissamuller.com/rig Read more here.
  7. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    I think her bike was specially designed to do that. She had a Turbo S. Also, her bike is over 5 years old.
  8. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Man. I wish the Turbo Vado 5.0 allowed charging while riding. I took DJ city bike for a spin and tested the Jackery with it. I was charged up the entire time. I left with a full battery. 15 miles later I arrived with a full battery. Mainly riding in Level 3 assist but cranked it up to level 4/5...
  9. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    My other e-bike 48 V 14ah. 672w will take a charge while riding. For that bike I can extend the battery life 70% as I charge while I'm riding from the power supply unit. At level 2/3, assist that's another 28 miles added to the existing 40 mile range. That's another advantage I can use the power...
  10. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Cool. Final analysis. My math was off the last time. At a ratio of 27 to 34 =79%. 79% of 591w is 467 w rounded to the nearest w. Although the unit is specified at 518 w. 467 is all your going to squeeze out of 100 % charge from supply unit to your Vado. My Vado current capacity is 591 w...
  11. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Interesting. Mine shut down at 6% for sure it didn't go any lower than this. But I think the motor actually cut out assisting at 9%. I was shocked because I was only a mile from home. I knew I had enough battery to make the mile. I was wrong.
  12. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    After doing the math. One Jackery 500 w battery pack at 100 % will apply 74 % charge to my Vado battery. That's 74 % usable. I found out the hard way awhile back that the last 6 % to 9 % the Motor will shut down giving no assist. The lights will work but that's it. $450.00 will get you 74 %...
  13. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Another test with the Jackery. It began charging the Vado at 171/172 w then increased as the charge went along to 179/180 w. Jackery battery depleted from 100% to 66% in 1 hour. (34%). The Vado went from 63% to 90%. (27%).
  14. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    I forgot to mention I had my wheel size returned to factory specs. 2255 mm. I read the reviews of the 6.0 seems that model was having some issues. Maybe that's why the Vado 5.0 took over as the flagship for Vados.
  15. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    I didn't ask. It didn't appear to be used. All their Vados they sell come with 3 year warranty for motor battery and lifetime warranty for the frame. Even if it's refurbished (didn't appear to be) same warranty applies for new owner. According to the sells person the BLOK display wasn't a good...
  16. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    @ Stefan Mike's. Turbo Vado 6.0 $4000.00 + Tax. Comes stock with Electrak 2.0 Armadillos. Has that BLOK display. (Upgradeable) Still that is pretty cheap for a class 3 Vado 6.0?
  17. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    To the point. First the bad. Absolutely cannot charge the battery while riding.Also, AC charging the Jackery is slow 84 w consistently. Like charging with 2 a charger. The good news is the Jackery 500 will charge the Vado at over 170 w + continuously about twice the rate it takes the Jackery to...
  18. Kam1936

    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Getting ready😎. Testing weight/capacity. I got my 2 500 w Jackery power supply units today. One came 40% charged. The other 36% charged. Also got the Rockpals 100 w upgraded solar panel. Just the tent and solar panel in backpack weigh 20 pounds. One power supply unit half fills one pannier at...
  19. Kam1936

    How to carry a 2nd battery for the Turbo Vado 5.0

    https://electrek.co/2021/03/15/the-easiest-way-to-solar-charge-an-electric-bicycle-even-at-night/ There you go. I purchased bigger battery pack with different solar panels that are stored like a brief case.
  20. Kam1936

    How to carry a 2nd battery for the Turbo Vado 5.0

    Yeah. I saw this article with ebike owner using this procedure. He was using a smaller supply pack because he was worried about the weight and the solar panel. But the 500 power supply is doable because it fits in the pannier no problem. There is also the 1000 w but it's to big/weight for a...