Replacing stock battery currie izip 3 path plus

indiobill

New Member
I bought a currie izip 3 path Plus with no battery. I have a 48 volt generic battery but there are six pins original plugged into control box and I need to know which ones are positive and negative I don't care about the stock look just don't want to pay $600 for a new battery
 

Timpo

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What generic battery?

There are a lot of generic batteries .. do you have any pictures?
 

indiobill

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What generic battery?

There are a lot of generic batteries .. do you have any pictures?

I'll attach a picture, I can wire it up I just need to know which of the six pins are positive and negative.
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Timpo

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Okay so, don't worry about those 6 pins. You won't be using it, you will be replacing it anyways.

The new battery that you're showing has XT60 connector, does your controller have XT60 connector?

In addition, if you get that kind of new battery, you don't be able to slide it in like you can right now.. because you will be losing the battery cradle. (or rear rack battery case)
 

Timpo

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Okay I just looked at the link you provided, it actually has Dean's T plug, not XT60.

 

Timpo

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This company has absolutely no reputation.. because $259 for 48V 20Ah is a bit too goo to be true.
They don't say what specific cells they're using, the description didn't say it comes with BMS.. which is not a good way to cut corners.
I just ran this website on ScamAdviser, and the website was created 51 days ago.. which is a bit of red flag for me.
 

Timpo

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Your stock battery is 48V 8.8Ah for $600.

Would you consider buying one of these ones?

no rack option

These are just examples... there are tons of sellers on AliExpress.
 

indiobill

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Your stock battery is 48V 8.8Ah for $600.

Would you consider buying one of these ones?

no rack option

These are just examples... there are tons of sellers on AliExpress.

I've used this battery supplier about six times on other I've have made including my personal 1000 watt 48 volt trek and they have worked great so far, yes to BMS. I would consider the two you sent but will have same problem because it looks like you have to run through the six pins to get power to controller. I got inside and connected my battery to the red and black leads but it passes the controller board??? I'm trying to avoid changing controller and rewiring hub..I appreciate your input
 

Timpo

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I've used this battery supplier about six times on other I've have made including my personal 1000 watt 48 volt trek and they have worked great so far, yes to BMS. I would consider the two you sent but will have same problem because it looks like you have to run through the six pins to get power to controller. I got inside and connected my battery to the red and black leads but it passes the controller board??? I'm trying to avoid changing controller and rewiring hub..I appreciate your input
You shouldn't have to go trough those 6 pin connector.
Some battery cradles have 4 pin, some have 5 pin.

But as you can see, it all goes to positive & negative (red & black) no matter how many pins the cradle has.
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The one you showed has Dean's T Plug, but some have Andersons, some have XT60.

I don't know how those two wires are connected to controller, but unless they are soldered to you controller directly, you should be able to separate the controller and battery.

Also what did you mean by "this supplier"? Hulk? or the AliExpress link that I posted?
 

indiobill

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You shouldn't have to go trough those 6 pin connector.
Some battery cradles have 4 pin, some have 5 pin.

But as you can see, it all goes to positive & negative (red & black) no matter how many pins the cradle has.
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The one you showed has Dean's T Plug, but some have Andersons, some have XT60.

I don't know how those two wires are connected to controller, but unless they are soldered to you controller directly, you should be able to separate the controller and battery.

Also what did you mean by "this supplier"? Hulk? or the AliExpress link that I posted?
The battery I got from a supplier California he sends them in about seven days. I used him about 6 times on batteries and they all work fine so far. But I'm open-minded on whatever it takes. I tried connecting my battery to the red and black, but it bypasses the circuit board and nothing works....now I actually forgot which plug was in left side or right????? I think the positive was on left side....a little knowledge is dangerous. Lol.
I have done this on other bikes but the controller was separate. I know I have to modify rack also but that is not a problem . I just need to get power to existing system????
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indiobill

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The battery I got from a supplier California he sends them in about seven days. I used him about 6 times on batteries and they all work fine so far. But I'm open-minded on whatever it takes. I tried connecting my battery to the red and black, but it bypasses the circuit board and nothing works....now I actually forgot which plug was in left side or right????? I think the positive was on left side....a little knowledge is dangerous. Lol.
I have done this on other bikes but the controller was separate. I know I have to modify rack also but that is not a problem . I just need to get power to existing system????
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I wonder if I left the red nd black leads plugged into circuit board and just spliced into them with my battery wires. That might conduct power to rest of circuit board. You can see if you unplugged them it becomes divorced from circuit board...
 

Timpo

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That was unexpected.

I was asking Eunorau (they also sell on AliExpress) and they said that the compartment will hold the controller.

So when you opened the box, I was expecting to see something like this


I guess the options would be..

1) replace controller, battery and whatever else needs to be replaced.
2) send it to battery rebuilder https://ebikemarketplace.com/products/currie-i-zip-e-bike-battery-replacement
3) buy a stock battery

sorry at this point I'm not really being much of a help :confused:
 

indiobill

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That was unexpected.

I was asking Eunorau (they also sell on AliExpress) and they said that the compartment will hold the controller.

So when you opened the box, I was expecting to see something like this


I guess the options would be..

1) replace controller, battery and whatever else needs to be replaced.
2) send it to battery rebuilder https://ebikemarketplace.com/products/currie-i-zip-e-bike-battery-replacement
3) buy a stock battery

sorry at this point I'm not really being much of a help :confused:
I really appreciate your response...I've bypassed plugins before but this was different...ride safe
 

Al P

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This is the stock battery. In the picture, the lug on the far right is positive and the larger far left lug is negative.

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indiobill

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Wow...my hero....that should help.
I attach the negative and positive on the opposite side to my battery and I got display screen. I can run through the options. But no power to the motor even when I pedaled. So i spliced in and plugged 3 negative and three positive wires to my battery and just got the display screen again and no power to my motor. I'm kind of stuck right now anybody out there got some ideas I'd appreciate it thank you
 

indiobill

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I attach the negative and positive on the opposite side to my battery and I got display screen. I can run through the options. But no power to the motor even when I pedaled. So i spliced in and plugged 3 negative and three positive wires to my battery and just got the display screen again and no power to my motor. I'm kind of stuck right now anybody out there got some ideas I'd appreciate it thank you
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spacetech

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This is the stock battery. In the picture, the lug on the far right is positive and the larger far left lug is negative.

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I have this exact same bike without a battery, does anyone know of a company that makes an aftermarket replacement battery that works like the original rack mounted battery? I'm looking to stay with the original configuration but not spend the $600 from Currie Tech or whoever owns them now. I would even consider buying a bad battery and getting it rebuilt but they are hard to come by. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

Al P

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That battery can be rebuilt fairly easily. The shop where we bought the bike replaced the cells under warranty. This way, we didn’t need a new lock and key. I would think it could be done for a lot less than $600.
 

spacetech

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That battery can be rebuilt fairly easily. The shop where we bought the bike replaced the cells under warranty. This way, we didn’t need a new lock and key. I would think it could be done for a lot less than $600.
I would do that too but I purchased the bike without any battery so I don’t have one to work with, keeping a lookout for a dead battery on Craigslist and eBay, thanks