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    Considering a new set-up...still

    I'm considering a whole new set-up, maybe even a whole 'nother ebike to supplement what I already have. It seems like the highly desirable lithium phosphate batteries are finally spreading out into the market. At the same time, I'm thinking that I should just go with SLA's since they are cheap.

    So, what motor/bike could I get that is compatible with a variety of batteries?

    Also, do the SLA's have to be run all the way down before re-charging?
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    It's pretty easy to convert any e-bike to Li-Ion. If you're considering new bike entirely, you might consider an IZIP. If you go with one of their lower-end models with SLA (ie: IZIP Trailz AL, IZIP Mountain Trailz, etc.) you'll have the option to upgrade to Li-Ion next year. Currie is creating a new Li-Ion battery pack which will fit into the existing rack-mount design in 2009. So if you want to upgrade... it's as easy as buying a new battery and plugging it in.

    About the batteries... you actually want to do the opposite (if possible): don't ever let SLA batteries run all the way down. Try to keep SLAs topped off whenever you're not riding and always re-charge directly after use.
    Last edited by ecowheelz; 12-22-08 at 08:48 AM.

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    Thanks ecowheelz. I've been looking at the Izips and Ezips and wondering about just that question. Sounds like the SLA's are like lithium-ion in that they like to be charged up. So is it the nickel hydride that like to be run down?
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    It is NiCD should be deep discharged. Li and SLA should be charge up as soon as possible. NiMH like to operate between 20-80% of charge for maximum life.

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