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Wannabe Geek

# 205949 4-Dec-2016 08:41
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Has anyone used the New Plymouth based RB Enterprises Wisper 705SE battery reconditioning service? How did it go... and does it seem worth the $899 charge? I'm looking at buying a little used but about 8yo bike with no apparent battery problems at this stage but looking to the future. Any advice appreciated, thanks 

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Uber Geek

  # 1682005 4-Dec-2016 12:26
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Surely you mean a brand new battery, don't you?
They seem to have new battery packs around that price.

I imagine e-bike batteries must be reasonably standard sorts of items. I cant imagine the whisper bikes take any battery that is too proprietary.

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  # 1682282 5-Dec-2016 10:15
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1. Batteries degrade just being stored for too long even if not used.


2. Not that brand in particular but I saw offers of e-bykes where batteries do not meet motor requirements and are overloaded


3. Li batteries CAN'T be "reconditioned" unless by reconditioning they mean installing tested good quality cells (new or second hand) into the battery pack


I can test almost any type of battery pack for remaining capacity on the individual module level as long as I can get to the battery modules poles.




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Wannabe Geek

  # 1684380 8-Dec-2016 07:05
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Thanks for that. What do you think about this from RBE New Plymouth?


"We need your Battery, Charger & Keys.


We wil fit a new Cell Pack in your battery case & Test both Battery & Charger"

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  # 1684457 8-Dec-2016 10:00
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So they dismantle the old battery pack and install new battery cells?


Assuming they are designed to be dismantled and repaired like that then it should be fine I guess - dont know anything about the company though.


They have a facebook site - but no posts - so no feedback. 


They sell on trademe


Seem to have good feedback on there.


Looks to be about the same price as a new battery pack - I guess thats not too surprising.


Can a new battery pack just be sourced/installed?



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