Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: Way too many and portions thereof
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I've been running a Wilderness Energy BL-36 with recyclable lead acid batteries as my daily commuter for almost 3 years, and have had to replace the Soneil 36 volt 1 amp charger twice. No obvious reason for any of the failures- lightninig strikes, exploding transformers, etc. but each one has lasted only a little over a year. They are inexpensive to replace, but I'd be interested if there is a higher quality alternative. I usually leave the bike sucking a socket for for a 10 hour workday and overnight, so I'm reluctant to use a higher amp charger. BTW, ElectricRider in Kansas has gotten one to me within 3 days after I ordered it.
Last edited by pebbleworm; 05-24-09 at 09:30 PM.