Battery strap/holder options?

JohnRC

New Member
I like the Amiti and am serious considering buying one, BUT I have read about the high risk of dropping the batteries. A relative of a guy I know has managed to drop theirs. It ended up OK but...... My 74 year old hands can‘t be fully trusted as arthritis moves in.

So, has anyone managed to make a strap or something to make handling the battery easier like the Bosch ones?
Ideas are welcome.
Thank you.
 

JohnRC

New Member
Unfortunately for me living in a rental apartment with a bike cage charging on the bike is not going to work. There are no plugs anywhere near the cage.
 

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
I'm not sure if you are talking about securing the battery to the bike or for protection while carrying them around. In case it's for transport, this is what I do:

In the last year, I've met two people who damaged their batteries by mishandling. It prompted me to get protective cases for transporting mine. This company offers a wide range of different types and sizes:


My bike uses 48V 15ah rear rack mount batteries which cost around $700. I usually travel with at least 3 in my vehicle. With that kind of investment involved, I do this:

I first put the battery in a soft padded case:
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I then put the padded case in one of these blow molded cases for physical protection:
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I found a case that would also carry the charger

I sometimes carry two batteries in one case to save space:
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The cases fit neatly in my panniers when I ride with a spare battery. They offer protection from a spill.

Also consider where and how you transport batteries in a vehicle. A sudden stop or minor accident could cause damage if not stowed properly.

Overkill? Maybe, but with that kind of investment, why take a chance.
 
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JohnRC

New Member
I agree with you regarding safety. I am most concerned with carrying it after removal from the bike. From there to the elevator and to our apartment. One option is that I could have a carry bag in my parking spot for this.
 

pullenj

Member
Here is an option that might be worthwhile if you have a need to use panniers. The ortlieb E-Mate has a pocket for a battery.

It won't do anything for the trip from bike to bag but at least if you have to carry it around it will be safer.
 
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cbcler

New Member
I bought a photography light box stand bag from ebay. They come in a variety of sizes. Found one close to my Giant E+ Trance Pro battery size. Black canvas with handles and a shoulder strap. I bring my battery in because I live where it is cold in the winter. Very sturdy bag.