New Pedego 52V Battery

awillis858

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I have a Pedego City Commuter (Black Edition) that I purchased in November 2020. My bike has a 48v15a battery (720 total amp hours), which I consistently get 40-45 miles out of depending on throttle use (I always use PAL 2 and generous mechanical gear shifting). I believe it's a Gen II version of this popular model.

My questions are about the new upgraded 52v battery (and 910 watt-hours rating) that Pedego announced in late 2021. Will it work on my bike? Has anyone upgraded? Do I have to change out the hub motor to work with the new battery? What additional mileage should I expect, and is it worth the expensive asking price?

Thank you for your input.
 

6zfshdb

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Many Pedego 48V batteries are in reality, 52V. Such is the case with my 2018 Platinum Interceptor. They are marked 48V but the fully charged voltage is 58.8V which says it's a 52V battery. It's easy enough to check if you have a voltmeter.

I called Pedego tech support and asked if the new 52V 17.5 AH (910 WH) battery would work with my Platinum Interceptor. I was told to would. You can call them at (800) 646-8604 but my guess is it will work with your City Commuter as well.
 

awillis858

New Member
Many Pedego 48V batteries are in reality, 52V. Such is the case with my 2018 Platinum Interceptor. They are marked 48V but the fully charged voltage is 58.8V which says it's a 52V battery. It's easy enough to check if you have a voltmeter.

I called Pedego tech support and asked if the new 52V 17.5 AH (910 WH) battery would work with my Platinum Interceptor. I was told to would. You can call them at (800) 646-8604 but my guess is it will work with your City Commuter as well.
Thank you for the reply. Helpful comment.
 

Timpo

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I have a Pedego City Commuter (Black Edition) that I purchased in November 2020. My bike has a 48v15a battery (720 total amp hours), which I consistently get 40-45 miles out of depending on throttle use (I always use PAL 2 and generous mechanical gear shifting). I believe it's a Gen II version of this popular model.

My questions are about the new upgraded 52v battery (and 910 watt-hours rating) that Pedego announced in late 2021. Will it work on my bike? Has anyone upgraded? Do I have to change out the hub motor to work with the new battery? What additional mileage should I expect, and is it worth the expensive asking price?

Thank you for your input.
How much is the asking price?

Without the price, I don't think we can tell you if it's a reasonable price for a 910Wh battery.
 

Mike I

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The "52V" battery works in the older 48V bikes, Price is over $1000. My old 48V 10A battery is getting weak, only about 20 miles range. So I bought a Unit Power
52V 20A one from Amazon and adapted it. I had to take the controller out of the battery sleeve and mount it to the frame in the front of the rack. Also had to modify the straps that hold the sleeve to lower them about 1/4", the new battery is slightly narrower and taller than the Pedego battery. This is on my 2018 City Commuter 28". I am tall and weigh 240, getting over 60 miles on a charge, Including 40 mile trip with 2500 ft elevation gain. Battery was $429 on Amazon so I am very happy with it. It has a taillight built in like the Pedego one.
 

Timpo

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The "52V" battery works in the older 48V bikes, Price is over $1000. My old 48V 10A battery is getting weak, only about 20 miles range. So I bought a Unit Power
52V 20A one from Amazon and adapted it. I had to take the controller out of the battery sleeve and mount it to the frame in the front of the rack. Also had to modify the straps that hold the sleeve to lower them about 1/4", the new battery is slightly narrower and taller than the Pedego battery. This is on my 2018 City Commuter 28". I am tall and weigh 240, getting over 60 miles on a charge, Including 40 mile trip with 2500 ft elevation gain. Battery was $429 on Amazon so I am very happy with it. It has a taillight built in like the Pedego one.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think old 48V Pedego battery was 52V.
They recently started calling their battery 52V, but in reality, I think Pedego had 52V for whole time.

As you can see, if they're calling their 14S battery a 48V, that doesn't align with the industry standard, but they're not wrong either.
As 52V battery can rage from 42.0V to 58.8V, if they called it 48V, that's not exactly wrong.

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Mike I

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The batteries voltage is mainly determined by the number of cells in series, on the chart next to the voltage it says 13S by 48 and 14S by 52.
The nominal voltage of Lithium Ion is 3.7V so is 48.1V for a 48V pack and 51.8V for a 52. 13.4 usable volts for a 52V and 12.5 for a 48V. That is voltage from full charge to 20% charge.
A 52V just gives a little more speed if you have a unregulated controller. The main factor is Wattage or Amp hours, that is controlled by the size of the cell and how many are in parallel.
 

Timpo

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The batteries voltage is mainly determined by the number of cells in series, on the chart next to the voltage it says 13S by 48 and 14S by 52.
The nominal voltage of Lithium Ion is 3.7V so is 48.1V for a 48V pack and 51.8V for a 52. 13.4 usable volts for a 52V and 12.5 for a 48V. That is voltage from full charge to 20% charge.
A 52V just gives a little more speed if you have a unregulated controller. The main factor is Wattage or Amp hours, that is controlled by the size of the cell and how many are in parallel.
You mean unregulated controller 😁