The electric lasts a minute or so then it shuts off forcing me to pedal with no assist. And it’s extremely hard to get going with no electricWhat happens if you continue to ride with only one bar? If you can ride the bike for a significant distance before it shuts down, the problem may be with the gauge or wiring and not the battery.
I don't know anything about multimeters, but with 3 ebikes and 4 batteries (trike has 2 batteries) it sounds like it would be good to have one in my tool chest. Is there an inexpensive one on Amazon you would recommend?Bars are meaningless. Those on board meters are about 15 cents. The only way to intelligently discuss or trouble shoot is to have actual battery voltage readings. Please use a multimeter. Test the battery. Usually someone we know has one. But every EBike owner ought to invest $20 and have an auto ranging auto off multimeter. These days they are cheap and still accurate enough. We can learn to test for shorts and wire continuity as well as test throttle and brake cutout functions.
It may be a simple problem. But more info is needed.
I have a high end Fluke, but bought this one after watching a YouTube tear down and review. AN302I don't know anything about multimeters, but with 3 ebikes and 4 batteries (trike has 2 batteries) it sounds like it would be good to have one in my tool chest. Is there an inexpensive one on Amazon you would recommend?
It is Ancheer, not Archer. Although your point about low cost ebikes and the quality issues one might expect is correct, I think your comment is a bit harsh.Archer ebikes...
Aren’t those like missing a wheel or a pedal when being shipped ? And that is in the good cases.
Work harder , save up and buy a new , quality ebike.
And throw away that so called “ebike” . That is for your safety.