When the hell are Bosch’s 625wh batteries going to be available?

Sparky731

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USA
Alaskan, how long does it take for a recharge of both batteries?
Like your setup. May get one soon.
 

Alaskan

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I have more than one charger and normally charge the batteries in the work bench. I haven't timed charging both whil on the bike.
 

peterh_nz

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New Zealand
Alaskan, how long does it take for a recharge of both batteries?
Like your setup. May get one soon.
I have 2 x 500Wh batteries and on-bike charging is very close to 25% per hour. So I assume about 4 hours for a total charge (empty to full, both batteries).

6 amp charger,

Cheers
 
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Sparky731

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USA
Excellent news!
William: Your previous explanation of the Bosch "smart" charging algorithms is helpful. Can you please further clarify how charging occurs when a 500W Range Boost battery is paired with an on-board RIB 625W PowerTube?
Do both batteries charge until the 500W is full, then both turn off -- leaving the 625 under-charged? Or, does the 500W suspend its charging while the 625 completes its charging, then both turn off? Or, do I need to charge them separately to ensure full capacity charges?

FYI, I have purchased the 500 Range Boost and currently pairing it to the on-board 500W PowerTube (Trek Allant+7s).
Hoping my back-ordered 625W PowerTube comes in soon, I want to better understand how to charge different capacity batteries on the same charger.
 

William - Bosch Team

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William: Your previous explanation of the Bosch "smart" charging algorithms is helpful. Can you please further clarify how charging occurs when a 500W Range Boost battery is paired with an on-board RIB 625W PowerTube?
Do both batteries charge until the 500W is full, then both turn off -- leaving the 625 under-charged? Or, does the 500W suspend its charging while the 625 completes its charging, then both turn off? Or, do I need to charge them separately to ensure full capacity charges?

FYI, I have purchased the 500 Range Boost and currently pairing it to the on-board 500W PowerTube (Trek Allant+7s).
Hoping my back-ordered 625W PowerTube comes in soon, I want to better understand how to charge different capacity batteries on the same charger.
I'm not 100% clear on the order in which charging takes place since it's changed once or twice over the past few years I've been with Bosch.

I do know with certainty that it will fully charge both batteries. Keep in mind- the Bosch charger essentially just sends the "wake-up and charge" signal to the batteries, and then the batteries intelligently manage their own charging processes.

Regardless of Wh capacity, a single Bosch charger is all you need to connect to a properly configured/installed dual-battery Bosch System. Both batteries will be fully charged at the end of the process.

Note: Powertube 400 is NOT compatible with Bosch dual-battery.
 

Dallant

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Region
USA
I'm not 100% clear on the order in which charging takes place since it's changed once or twice over the past few years I've been with Bosch.

I do know with certainty that it will fully charge both batteries. Keep in mind- the Bosch charger essentially just sends the "wake-up and charge" signal to the batteries, and then the batteries intelligently manage their own charging processes.

Regardless of Wh capacity, a single Bosch charger is all you need to connect to a properly configured/installed dual-battery Bosch System. Both batteries will be fully charged at the end of the process.

Note: Powertube 400 is NOT compatible with Bosch dual-battery.
So William, is the cord necessary to run my Allant+7 using my RIB and this bag to carry a spare 625 available yet? I’ll be a beta tester for you!😎
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Sparky731

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USA
The Range Boost battery maybe not the prettiest addition to my bike, but having 1,000 watts under the saddle makes my 30 mile daily ride much more doable.
While in the shop I also had them install Slime tubes (prep for winters in AZ). The Trek tech -- who used to live in Tucson and dealt with puncture resistant tubes regularly -- agreed the Slime tubes were about the best protection tube available. He described how their Tucson shop discontinued selling the heavy puncture resistant tubes because they so frequently cut the valve stems by slipping and sliding inside the wheel. Decent advice.
 

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Timpo

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So it’s going on 8 months now since I ordered one and still no word on availability. C’mon Bosch!
 

Dallant

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Region
USA
Thanks but I finally received the 625 a few weeks back and it’s a vertical (not horizontal) oriented Bosch battery.👍
 

retiredNH

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Region
USA
Seems like the 6amp quick charger would be difficult to travel with. I haven't come across many hotel rooms that have 220-240v outlets in the rooms. Nor does my garage.
They solved this problem. You can't get it in the USA. Not even on the USA website.
 

Thom Leettola

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The Range Boost battery maybe not the prettiest addition to my bike, but having 1,000 watts under the saddle makes my 30 mile daily ride much more doable.
While in the shop I also had them install Slime tubes (prep for winters in AZ). The Trek tech -- who used to live in Tucson and dealt with puncture resistant tubes regularly -- agreed the Slime tubes were about the best protection tube available. He described how their Tucson shop discontinued selling the heavy puncture resistant tubes because they so frequently cut the valve stems by slipping and sliding inside the wheel. Decent advice.
Would you have considered going tubeless if the rim was/is tubeless ready?
 

fooferdoggie

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took awhile to get all the the parts seperatly to get the exended battery on my trek. they dont sell the kit without the battery and all the parts had to be ordered seperatly. the battery Y was the hard part. so today I take my nyon in and get my old bike with the new motor updated and ride it home while they install the second battery on my trek. but now that my wife can ride the tandem I wont need the extra very often.
 

Sparky731

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USA
Would you have considered going tubeless if the rim was/is tubeless ready?
The rims on my Allant+ 7s are tubeless ready. I just had tubeless tires mounted last week. Cost with tires, parts and labor = $270. Peace of mind is worth it. Without tubeless rims I definitely would have gone with the same tire (Panaracer Gravelking SK) for puncture resistance. Too many flats. Even with slime I could not keep up with the punctures.

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