Blew a fuse on my ebike battery

hughresearch

New Member
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Canada
Here is a battery fuse story and perhaps a tale of caution. I was busy doing stuff on my ebike and decided that I needed to remove my 48 V battery. In some strange twist of thinking I picked out the dust plug on the battery and took out my keys and, thinking I was unlocking, stuck the key in the charge port. Zap. blew a fuse the small 5 amp one. had me worried for a while but I just went and bought a pack and replaced. Interestingly there was some arcing and debris in the fuseway so I had to sharpen the prongs on the fuse to get it to start in the receptacle.
 

Court

Administrator
Staff member
Interesting... I'm glad you were alright @hughresearch! I've heard of ebike battery fires, and I personally have been shocked by some electronics before (never ebikes specifically). Sounds like you found a solution and are off to ride some more! Good stuff :D
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
I'm glad then that the keys on my batteries are on the opposide side away from the charger port. However, I have poked the charger plug into the recessed screw holes on my batteries. Doggome bifocals.
 

hughresearch

New Member
Region
Canada
I'm glad then that the keys on my batteries are on the opposide side away from the charger port. However, I have poked the charger plug into the recessed screw holes on my batteries. Doggome bifocals.
Oh my lock is on the opposite side alright I just had a brain fart.