48V, 20ah Ping batteries
Greetings everyone. In one of my earlier posts I mentioned that I might be buying Ping batteries, and now that has happened. I had the shop install the batts and I've had a couple of days testing the new ride. And... quite a big difference. The hill that I climb every work day is one that I normally take a run at- it's a steep winding slope- but the new pings will actually acellerate with little strain. I haven't taken any readings from the cycle analyst, but am planning to do so in this topic page as time goes along. Total cost, to me, was about $790 Canadian, all in. The shop had a few difficulties installing, as the shape of the duct taped unit didn't quite fit the existing box, and they had to shim the box a bit, but everything is well now. The battery weight has gone from about 60lbs to just over 20lbs, and this has made a difference in handling, reponse, speed and as mentioned, acelleration. I actually decided to buy the Pings after bionicjay reported his pings catching fire! Sounds crazy, but when Ping sent him another pack, I was impressed that he did the right thing. Happy trails everyone.
I have a pair of Ping batteries from - I forget how many years ago - that are still going strong.