BionX Cooperates with Battery Condition Test

Aushiker

Active Member
"After rigorous tests Battery Condition Test's Battery Analyzers have been validated and proven to be reliable by BionX," says Eric Baril, BionX Manager Product Development. "The next step will be the implementation of the co-op program, aimed to allow BionX dealers to test our batteries on warranty eligibility as well as usability."

After a trial period with qualified dealers, BionX intends to handle warranty applications electronically (based upon the test report), thus avoiding costly shipping of lithium-ion batteries, while providing dealers and consumers with a fast, efficient service, in addition to being environmentally friendly."
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A bit more details in Bike Europe.

Andrew
 

Court

Administrator
Staff member
Interesting, sounds like a good plan. I've heard other ebike companies test batteries before honoring warranties as well. Specifically, they check for extreme heat spikes as this is known to damage Lithium-ion cells.

It reminds me of the Apple iPhone test where they look at little strips of chemical reactive paper embedded inside the phone and if the strip has turned red they know if it got wet and thus will not honor the warranty or replacement policy. Take care of those batteries!

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LiteWait

New Member
It reminds me of the Apple iPhone test where they look at little strips of chemical reactive paper embedded inside the phone and if the strip has turned red they know if it got wet and thus will not honor the warranty or replacement policy.
Apple, rightly, got sued for that: http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-settles-iphone-water-damage-lawsuit-for-53m/

Sweat from wearing it in a sports armband, which they sell, was enough to show "water damage" in the headphone jack sensor.