Electric Bikes - Main Power Line. Un-Plug during charging?
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Is it recommended or wise to unhook the main power, while charging the battery?
That plug is going to break if I don't find an alternative. I'd like to start leaving the bike plugged up as much as possible, until I can find a kill switch or breaker.
My biggest fear is some kid walking up to my parked bike and hitting the throttle. :lol: And of course damaging my batteries while charging.
So what of it?
Oh, I'm using SLA btw...
lol, anytime I ask a question about SLA batteries on this forum... I get zero response. hehe
How about a basic kill switch? They have them at auto parts stores, or wal-mart. Of course it ain't pretty.
Auto parts stores would also have keyed ignitions that may work, but I don't know the ratings.
Yeah, I'm going to do something like that...
Problem is... I'm so broke, I can't pay attention. :lol:
Next paycheck I'm going to get a dual leg kickstand. A 48VDC / 12VDC step down converter. (For future headlights and horn.) A mirror. A kill switch of some sort, and perhaps some panniers or side bags, etc. I need two new shifter cables too.
I wonder if I could construct some sort of light weight wooden box that would fit neatly into a side bag. (Without throwing my bike out of balance, or adding much more weight.)
How are you supposed to mount a kill switch like that to a bike?!? hehe
I was also thinking of duct taping a beefy circuit breaker to the bottom of my seat. That could work, and would double as a fuse.
Well, since you're not against duct-tape.... A $.99 light switch from WalMart would do the job.
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