Ebike battery charging, on campsites.

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  1. kglblue

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    my wife and I bought e bikes, we are in our 60's and enjoy cycling, we park up our motorhome on a campsite and explore the area on our bikes. We are in the Netherlands now, coming to the end of a five week tour. A problem we have, is charging the Ebike batteries, most if not all campsite electricity supplies give us 10amps which is not enough to charge one battery let alone two, we have had many blown fuses. Does any one else take ebikes and have a solution to this problem.
     
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    Not so, you ebike charger will take less than 1 amp.
     
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    We have just bought 2 new e bikes with Bosch 500w batteries and chargers. Have checked the Bosch specs and they say that the Chargers take 4 amps each so not surprised you have blown fuses if charging both together and other electrics being used. Glad you asked the question as I will now not charge more than one when on 10 amps.
     
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    I'm with hilldweller, battery charging, whether it's e-bikes, your MH leisure battery, phones, laptops etc, if you have pretty much ANY mains hook-up, you'll have no problems.
    If fuses are blowing, something's wrong elsewhere.
    We did have a failure once, but realised that we were on a 6 amp supply and had our fridge, space heater and water heater all on a mains feed, and then we tried to use the microwave.:oops:
     
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    If you are exceeding 10 amps turn something else off while the bikes are charging
     
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    We alternate charging the batteries daily, have never run flat yet!

    Edit: (That's with solar).
     
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    No way. They output 4A at 36V which needs less than 1A at 240V.
     
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    Just checked the data sticker on my charger.

    Input 100v > 240v 1.8amps max
    Output 42v 2amps

    You must be using a lot of power elsewhere to blow a 10AMP breaker.

    Only solution is charge one at a time or as Andy (Techno) says, turn off whatever is pulling the amps.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    42V x 2A = 84W.

    1.8A would be at 100V with quite a loss
    Logically 0.75A at 240V

    Or from the 12V battery 180W = 15A
     
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    As others have said already
    Basically if your popping fuses look elsewhere as the bike chargers will not be the issue ( unless one is faulty of course, and leaking to earth.. )
    If bike chargers sucked 10amps + from the electric supply it would not really be economic to use them at all .. The cost of a recharge ( lets say a charge takes 3 hours ) would be over £3 a time !!
     
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