Hello All happy XB-700Li owners;
I am not an owner, and before becoming one ...I wonder;
Anybody has managed to verify marketing claims regarding 40AH battery capacity used in XB-700Li? 1 hour capacity (1C) or 20 hours (C/20) capacity? By measuring it, or by opening the battery box to see what is written on individual cells?
48Volts and 40AH amounts to almost 2KWh of energy storage. 1KWh Lithium battery packs currently sell for $400+ on eBay ... hence my suspicion.
As you probably know, XB-600 comes with 20AH Lead Acid batteries. 20AH is a capacity at 20 hours discharge rate (C/20), which is a common method of measuring capacity of lead acid batteries. The same lead acid battery at 1 hour discharge rate has only some 10AH capacity. This is sometimes called a Perquet's effect, or Perquet's law.
Because Perquet's effect does not apply to Lithium batteries that much, effective range of XB-700Li should be 4 times the range of XB-600, if 40AH marketing claims are true.
Do you indeed experience 4-fold increase in range with XB-700Li, in comparison to XB-600?
Thank you All in advance, Albin.