Battery removal problems

EdC

Member
The battery on my Pedego Latch goes in easily , but is quite hard to get our. I have to yank really hard. Has anyone had this problem and found a solution. Ed
 

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
This problem exists on other Pedego models as well including the Interceptor, City Commuter and Boomerang. All use a rectangular battery which slides into a plastic housing. I use the following tricks to ease battery removal from my Interceptor:
I wipe down the battery and the interior of the battery housing regularly. Over time, grit & road debris work their way between the battery and case making removal more difficult. While covering the battery contacts, apply a VERT LIGHT coating of dry silicone spray to the cleaned battery. Do not spray anything into the bikes battery housing.
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I found the best approach to removing the battery is this:
Place your right foot behind the rear tire to "chock" it
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Hold the key lock open with your left hand and the battery with your right.
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Rock the battery back and forth as you draw it out.

Keeping the battery & case clean is the trick. I ride gravel trails and have a frequent problem with grit in the battery case. To help minimize this, I made a "mud flap" from a piece of poly carbonate sheet.
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It easily attaches to the rear bolts of the battery case keeping most road dirt off the underside of the battery and out of the housing. For models with fenders, including the Latch, this flap may not offer much additional protection though.
 

EdC

Member
This problem exists on other Pedego models as well including the Interceptor, City Commuter and Boomerang. All use a rectangular battery which slides into a plastic housing. I use the following tricks to ease battery removal from my Interceptor:
I wipe down the battery and the interior of the battery housing regularly. Over time, grit & road debris work their way between the battery and case making removal more difficult. While covering the battery contacts, apply a VERT LIGHT coating of dry silicone spray to the cleaned battery. Do not spray anything into the bikes battery housing.
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I found the best approach to removing the battery is this:
Place your right foot behind the rear tire to "chock" it
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Hold the key lock open with your left hand and the battery with your right.
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Rock the battery back and forth as you draw it out.

Keeping the battery & case clean is the trick. I ride gravel trails and have a frequent problem with grit in the battery case. To help minimize this, I made a "mud flap" from a piece of poly carbonate sheet.
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It easily attaches to the rear bolts of the battery case keeping most road dirt off the underside of the battery and out of the housing. For models with fenders, including the Latch, this flap may not offer much additional protection though.
Thanks. I’ll follow your instructions. Ed
 

Scooteretti

Active Member
Thanks. I’ll follow your instructions. Ed
When we use to carry the Pegego bikes this was a common issue. As @6zfshdb said, keep the battery compartment clean. Also, the battery support casing has 2 parts and you will notice a series of screws all the way around (5-6 on each side) that attaches the top part to the bottom part. Simply loosen 1/4 of a turn with a Philips head screwdriver and this makes things a lot better.

Will
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EdC

Member
When we use to carry the Pegego bikes this was a common issue. As @6zfshdb said, keep the battery compartment clean. Also, the battery support casing has 2 parts and you will notice a series of screws all the way around (5-6 on each side) that attaches the top part to the bottom part. Simply loosen 1/4 of a turn with a Philips head screwdriver and this makes things a lot better.

Will
scooteretti.com

Your suggestions plus others have really helped. Thanks. Ed
 

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
When we use to carry the Pegego bikes this was a common issue. As @6zfshdb said, keep the battery compartment clean. Also, the battery support casing has 2 parts and you will notice a series of screws all the way around (5-6 on each side) that attaches the top part to the bottom part. Simply loosen 1/4 of a turn with a Philips head screwdriver and this makes things a lot better.

Will
scooteretti.com

If you do loosen these screws, consider putting electrical tape over the seam between the two halves. With the screws backed off, I found more dirt was getting into the battery compartment and required more frequent cleaning. Also, these screws are easily stripped so be careful.
 

Scooteretti

Active Member
When loosening don’t loosen too much to the point debris can get in. There should be little to no difference in the space between the top and bottom parts. There is a lip (almost like a labyrinth seal) so as to prevent debris from getting in.