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  1. PVW

    Powerpack 400 incomplete charging

    I bought a used Townie Go! 8i with 62 Kms on it in July and now (October) it has about 1700 Kms on it. There is no warranty left. Active line, Purion with a Powerpack 400 and 4 amp charger. A few weeks ago when charging it started doing incomplete charges. The 5 LEDs on the battery would remain...
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    Do Bosch chargers fail?

    For your information heat in electronics definitely shortens the life of components such as capacitors, resistors, solid state devices. I have repaired 1000s' of devices over the years and in many cases, heat was the culprit. So yes, A guy who is a certified electronics tech knows something...
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    New E-biker from the prairies of Canada

    Dmac, that's a beauty!
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    Do Bosch chargers fail?

    My 4 amp charger gets quite warm, even hot while charging so decided to try something to keep it cooler. Having an electronics background and knowing heat is a major cause of failures, as an experiment I attached 2 copper heatsinks from computer CPUs to the charger using heatsink compound and...
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    New E-biker from the prairies of Canada

    Hello from Regina. Bought a used Townie 8i in mid July, my 1st ever E-bike and love it! I'm 64 and my previous rider was a 40 year old Supercycle mountain bike. This is such an upgrade in so many ways. My rides are between 15 - 45Kms most every day since I got it. I used to avoid riding on windy...
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