Chargers

hellsdragon

New Member
I'm look for a good charger one that is better then the on that came with my bike is there better out there I got a 72 volt bike
 

rcdanner

Member
Grin is excellent charger at $300. Luna makes a good one under $100. Chargers on Alibaba are usually good buys.
 

Amazer98

Member
I hear that cheap Chinese chargers work great... until they ignite in flames when you’re not looking.
 

Tars Tarkas

Active Member
I got one from Luna that is working very well for me. Someone else on the forum had trouble with one, but mine's been doing great for 5 or 6 months now. I really like the ability to set the charge rate at 1 to 5 amps. Mine is a 48v charger but they have them for all voltages.

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rich c

Well-Known Member
I hear that cheap Chinese chargers work great... until they ignite in flames when you’re not looking.
I've never heard of a Chinese charger catching fire. I've read about a lot of them quitting though. I've had two Chinese chargers for almost 3 years, no issues.
 

Amazer98

Member
Apologies- I might have been unduly critical of the quality of inexpensive Chinese electrical components. But I’m pretty sure I’ve read a number of posts about battery pack fires, which blamed cheap batteries (and maybe cheap chargers or BMS boards) and poor quality control.

Am I too skeptical?
 

Timpo

Well-Known Member
Apologies- I might have been unduly critical of the quality of inexpensive Chinese electrical components. But I’m pretty sure I’ve read a number of posts about battery pack fires, which blamed cheap batteries (and maybe cheap chargers or BMS boards) and poor quality control.

Am I too skeptical?
I doubt Chinese chargers caused fire.
If that's the case, most ebike companies like Amego, Pedego, Juiced, Volt, Surface 604, are all in trouble because they all give customers Chinese chargers.

When battery catches fire, I think that's because the battery builders didn't know what they're doing, or as you said bad BMS will definitely cause fire.
Also the cells, instead of using something like Panasonic cells, or even Samsung and LG, some kind of no-brand Chinese cells will definitely be questionable.
 

Timpo

Well-Known Member

Thomas Jaszewski

Well-Known Member
Grin is excellent charger at $300. Luna makes a good one under $100. Chargers on Alibaba are usually good buys.
There is simply NO comparison. I do use cheap Littokalo Fanless for backup and throw away $10 a pop. BUT for the real deal, tracking battery use and charges, varied charge rates, programmable setting, completely waterproof and mountable on the bike, the Grin Satiator has no competition. Remember warranty is important too. Sataitors are future proof to a degree given their firmware can be flashed.
Am I too skeptical?
Yes. Most if not ALL are made in China. AGain, it's not where they are made, it the engineering, design, and manufacturing under supervision.
 

Thomas Jaszewski

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