Radrunner lcd display alternatives?

Timpo

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From my side, yes, compatible with any of Rad Bikes.
For the price, which style you need ,I can make the quotation. but I must tell you in the beginning, we do not afford the shipping cost.
So if we want to buy one, we would have to contact you, then you will reply with a quote?

Why can't we just stay simple and "add to cart" from your website, or do you have a store on AliExpress? (It's TaoBao, but for foreign buyers)

Playing email tags just to find out a price, in this day and age, only for one display sounds redundant.

If we're purchasing 3,000 units of displays... then yeah I understand. But only for one display though?
 

kongrui1984

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So if we want to buy one, we would have to contact you, then you will reply with a quote?

Why can't we just stay simple and "add to cart" from your website, or do you have a store on AliExpress? (It's TaoBao, but for foreign buyers)

Playing email tags just to find out a price, in this day and age, only for one display sounds redundant.

If we're purchasing 3,000 units of displays... then yeah I understand. But only for one display though?
Yes, our website now just mainly for the group purchase or the E-bike brand & factories, but we still do the aftersales service for the end users. we do not have any AliExpress store, because our main customer are the assembling factories in China and Europe. if you need one or more samples , we are willing to sell them , of course , it will be cost much more than we sell to factory, but still good price for end users. I think you get what I mean.
 

Timpo

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Yes, our website now just mainly for the group purchase or the E-bike brand & factories, but we still do the aftersales service for the end users. we do not have any AliExpress store, because our main customer are the assembling factories in China and Europe. if you need one or more samples , we are willing to sell them , of course , it will be cost much more than we sell to factory, but still good price for end users. I think you get what I mean.
yeah okay I get it
 

kongrui1984

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I don’t know but you don’t post prices or products. Do you sell one display? MOQ? Thank you for posting here. But better information would be helpful.
You can check on our website as I posted. yes, we sell one display, and we are welcome mass order , I can give you better price for that.
for the single sample price, we do not quote it publicly, because we sell it as the name of aftersale service. and lot of our customer are selling replacement display as well. we try to avoid selling products in the same market.
 

AHicks

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You can check on our website as I posted. yes, we sell one display, and we are welcome mass order , I can give you better price for that.
for the single sample price, we do not quote it publicly, because we sell it as the name of aftersale service. and lot of our customer are selling replacement display as well. we try to avoid selling products in the same market.
Speaking from personal experience, your website is incredibly lacking in information useful to a retail buyer (including pricing at a point where there's some incentive to deal with an unknown seller). The owners manual is the only place features are listed, but very poorly explained. Further, there is NO assurance these features will be functional when the display is received. If you would like to improve your retail sales, that web site needs big help.
 

kongrui1984

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Speaking from personal experience, your website is incredibly lacking in information useful to a retail buyer (including pricing at a point where there's some incentive to deal with an unknown seller). The owners manual is the only place features are listed, but very poorly explained. Further, there is NO assurance these features will be functional when the display is received. If you would like to improve your retail sales, that web site needs big help.
Thank you for your suggestions, I need to say this again, our website is not for retail buyers, we face to the brand company and assembling factories for E-bikes. so we do not list any price, because we have different price policies for different company or order quantity. and there are tens of display manufacturer competitors in China, you can check their website. there is no price either.
But I appreciate for your advices, I will push our company to improve the details on the website.
 

AHicks

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BUT THAT'S THE audience here! This is an end-user forum!! Help and share or move along?
Exactly! Why are you suggesting readers of this forum should have ANY interest in what you are offering?
 

Timpo

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BUT THAT'S THE audience here! This is an end-user forum!! Help and share or move along?
I don't know if we need to tell him to move along.

I just checked their website, and looks like King Meter is a pretty big company and they sell charging stations, security system, and all kind of ebike equipment... and of course, displays.

Now, if you think about it, a company as large as King Meter, would rather be sending their representatives to Rad Power, Uber, or any other companies that might be interested in 200,000 units of displays, or several hundreds (or thousands?) of charging stations.

I bet they could care less about selling one display to one customer.

Yeah, I initially I wasn't sure why their website is set up the way is, and why I would have to send a request to purchase one display, but now after the explanation, everything makes sense.
 
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Timpo

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Exactly! Why are you suggesting readers of this forum should have ANY interest in what you are offering?
I get your point, but at least now that we know we have an option to purchase one display, if needed.
That would suck if you had to purchase minimum of 100 displays (for example)
Some newer Rad Power owners might appreciate that there's an option to upgrade their displays.

They could easy say they do not deal with individual customers, but at least they're willing to sell one display.
 

kongrui1984

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BUT THAT'S THE audience here! This is an end-user forum!! Help and share or move along?
I think I have explained this , I come here to see if any one is using our products, any one needs some help on using them.
and any suggestions when using. and I also sell display samples (or you can say ONE DISPLAY) IN THE NAME OF AFTERSALE SERVICE.
that is one of our services . I think it is also one option for end users to update their displays.
I think this reason is enough for me to stay at this forum, I never expect to earn some big order here, and for me individually, I 'm also an E-bike owner and fan.
I'd love to share experiences of riding.
I don't know if I'm here affecting some one's interest? If yes, I would say sorry for that.
 

kongrui1984

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Exactly! Why are you suggesting readers of this forum should have ANY interest in what you are offering?
Here I attached our website in this forum only to show what displays we do, If they need a replacement , I can sell ONE DISPLAY, I NEVER say only for wholesalers .
 

AHicks

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I get your point, but at least now that we know we have an option to purchase one display, if needed.
That would suck if you had to purchase minimum of 100 displays (for example)
Some newer Rad Power owners might appreciate that there's an option to upgrade their displays.

They could easy say they do not deal with individual customers, but at least they're willing to sell one display.
As mentioned, there's nothing available on the website that assures compatibility. Would you go through the trouble of getting a quote, wading through the "buying experience", waiting for it to arrive, and plugging it in WITHOUT assurance it was going to work beforehand? Of exactly what I can expect has been upgraded?

Give me the reasons for believing these are "upgrades", or maybe a list of the ones that will work on my RAD product, as I don't see anything! -Al
 

BKing

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I have an older KT display non color. Is there ever a danger in trying a non compatible display even when it has the same plug?
 

AHicks

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I have an older KT display non color. Is there ever a danger in trying a non compatible display even when it has the same plug?
I would think so. For instance, even though we both know the KT controllers are pretty robust, they also include a tiny little light circuit that's VERY easily smoked and is not repairable. Point being, there's a circuit board in there, and I'd be concerned about smoking just enough of it to kill the controller by plugging a non KT controller into it. The newer color displays from KT do work just fine - as long as you get one with the right plug. They sell them both ways, w/non waterproof and waterproof connectors. -Al
 

tomjasz

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I have an older KT display non color. Is there ever a danger in trying a non compatible display even when it has the same plug?
I was previously of the opinion that having different connectors for what appeared to be an identical controller was a ploy to force a buyer to purchase the OEM replacement. In fact, displays can look alike but have different firmware versions. At least that's my takeaway.
 

AHicks

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I was previously of the opinion that having different connectors for what appeared to be an identical controller was a ploy to force a buyer to purchase the OEM replacement. In fact, displays can look alike but have different firmware versions. At least that's my takeaway.
Picky about my displays any more, so changes are something I do on occasion. From what I've seen, both Bafang and KT are trying to keep things as simple as possible from a functional standpoint. What you see is what you get. No "gotcha's".

Would be nice to have more info from Kingmeter, so we would be able to see what's going on there from a what works and what doesn't perspective. I'm darn sure not going to buy one to see if it works or not, or what works and what doesn't.... -Al
 

BKing

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The king meter guy said they all work on Rads.
I posted a confusing post earlier, what I really need to know is if anyone has put an older KT display on a newer KT controller for troubleshooting or whatever. They have the same setup terms and same cable.
 

AHicks

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The king meter guy said they all work on Rads.
I posted a confusing post earlier, what I really need to know is if anyone has put an older KT display on a newer KT controller for troubleshooting or whatever. They have the same setup terms and same cable.
Been running KT for 6-7 years now. I've managed to break a couple of LCD3 displays in the past, and keep a NIB LCD3 "in stock" now to minimize down time. So I've put newer displays on older controllers without incident, but I guess that's working backwards for your question.

Noteworthy, is when you change displays, you must go through all of the parameters to reset them. If you change a KT controller, the new one will use parameters already held in the display.