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Old 05-24-2008, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a 48V charger

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a good source on either a 48V charger or 4 12V chargers I can run at the same time to do a 48V upgrade to my motorcycle.

The current charger is part of the electric bicycle kit, which I am selling, and I will be including that charger with the bicycle kit.

I figure this is a good time for the upgrade to 48V, but need a new charger.

I am looking for something affordable. I was using a 1.5 amp charger (good but SLOW SLOW SLOW)

A 1.5 amp 48V charger would be acceptable.

4 12V 5amp cheap chargers that would fit inside my gas tank would be ideal.

Please let me know if you have any good sources - include web pages or model numbers.

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Old 05-25-2008, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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48v charger

I got a good 48v 2.5amp charger for my ebike. It was like $35 or $40. Here are some pictures. I think I found it on Ebay. It was new from some electric scooter online ebay shop. I would do a search for 48v charger electric scooter, etc.. It says 200-240v AC, but regular 120v works just fine. Weird.
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Thanks Paul,

That's the sort of thing I am looking for.

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My auranthetic came with a 24v Cliplight charger that works very well. This link is all they have in 48v. Would be fast but probably $$$

Cliplight Manufacturing - OEM-Battery Charger

There's a cool hack you can do if you find an old apc computer backup pack. I found one for free at our recycling center here. The small ones come with a 24 volt battery pack which costs alot to replace so I guess folks just throw them out. Some big ones come with a 48v pack.

the batteries just slide out the front after you remove the faceplate and are attached with an Anderson connector. Just hook up your deep cycle battery pack and you have a charger and a high quality sine wave power inverter for outages. Mine is rated for 980 watts! Monitor it all on your computer.

Let me know and I'll post pics of my 5 minute hack.

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