Are there aftermarket chargers that are 4 or 6 amp chargers?
Is that not advisable?
BMS is integrated into the battery
No, not an XT60. The battery slides onto a rack, with it's own connectors, and the outlet of the rack has some sort of proprietary connector that plugs into a pigtail coming from the controller.
I'm a little confused here.. How could you not know what kind of battery charging connector you have? I'm assuming you have been using it on daily basis?I was unclear. What type of connector is for charging on the Rad batteries?
I'm a little confused here.. How could you not know what kind of battery charging connector you have? I'm assuming you have been using it on daily basis?
Anyways, I believe Rad has basic DC connector and XLR for Rad Mini.
It's called a DC connector, I said it's the standard size because it's 5.5mm x 2.1mm which pretty much is a standard size for a lot ebikes.There are MANY different styles of "basic DC connectors". They vary in length, width and even polarity. If there is a standardized connector that Rad uses that has a specific name, I want to know what it is. The after market battery charger companies use specific descriptors for these connectors. See the Luna link above, for instance.
Does one need to know the NAME of the connector on the stock charger that comes with your bike, to use it? I think not.
OK I just checked, for some reason DC connector isn't available for 4A but it is for 5A. Did you check the AliExpress link?
You can charge them faster but will kill the battery faster. Tesla says to slow charger. They are putting up fast charge stations. But will kill they $35,000.00 battery sooner. You can get away with fast charging for a while but your battery will some not be as good or fast as it was.
Wondering how fast it charges now for maybe 20% left?I have a 2019 Rad mini and a Surface 604 Rook. Both batteries have a DC2.1 charging plug. I bought a Luna 48V smart charger and happy with it. It charges at 80, 90 or 100% and at 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Amp. It has a XT60 male plug so you need to buy a XT60 connector tail and a DC2.1 plug. See pics. Charger is $85 plus $10 shipping. I charge at 3 amp since fast charges may not be good for battery. In emergency, I will charge at 4 or 5 amp.
Vruzemd sells an inexpensive 3 amp charger. I wouldn't go over 4 amps because the dc2.1 doesn't handle a lot of power well. Also, the battery has 2 fuses it looks like- one 40 amp for power out and a 5 amp for power in.Two amps at 48v sure takes a long time to recharge. Even going down to what appears to be about a 40-50% discharge is taking 3-4 hours to recharge. Are there aftermarket chargers that are 4 or 6 amp chargers? Is that not advisable?