Zapino battery replacement

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22theman
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Zapino battery replacement

I found these batteries:
http://www.gd-battery.com/ois/usersites/longhui1/productdetail.jsp?id=426192&userId=longhui1&visual=-1

They appear to be the same size as the greensaver batteries that come with the zapino but these are LiFePO4. Could I switch these with the lead acid batteries that came with the zapino? WOuld it work??

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

I'm not sure. Some questions to find the answers to:

- Does the Zapino controller have an over voltage cut off? If so then what voltage will five of these batteries put out?
- What are the max amps drawn by the Zapino? What is the rated current and peak amp draw for these batteries?
- Do you have a way of charging the batteries?
- Do you have any form of battery management system that would work with these batteries?

BTW, do you know what the price of these batteries are?

Good luck!

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Remember: " 'lectric for local. diesel for distance" - JTH, Amp Bros || "No Gas.

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

Hi folks,
I could not get that link to work. BUT--
Has anyone had any experience with these?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsAGqXCsg7M

The original battery pack on my Zapino is down to about half-capacity, and this is my only powered vehicle, these days. I have looked at Thundersky, Elite Power Solutions, etc, but these are a little too tall. Unfortunately, I can't do the modifications to the scooter to accommodate these.
The 40-AH "Smart Battery" looks to be the almost perfect solution. "Almost" because the conversion would cost about twice as much as rolling my own.
Welcome any comments.
Cheers!
Randy W
Santa Rosa

PS: A friend and I still have a boatload of Zapino body parts, headed for the landfill soon... Let me know your needs.

Randy W
Santa Rosa, CA
2 ZAP! Zapinos

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

Did you consider all possible cell arrangements? The only prohibited mounting orientations for most Chinese prismatic lithium cells is upside down and laying "flat".

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

how many miles on odometer when battery drop to half capacity ? is it green (2007) or black battery(2008 zapino ) ?

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

how many miles on odometer when battery drop to half capacity ? is it green (2007) or black battery(2008 zapino ) ?

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

Hi, MChen,
This is the 2008 Zapino, analog voltmeter, Black (gray) battery. Odometer is at 3850 kM.
Thanks,
Randy

Randy W
Santa Rosa, CA
2 ZAP! Zapinos

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

Black BB brand battery is the best lead acid battery from Taiwan,why only three thousand kms life !

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

most of our lithium scooter have passed 50000 to 60000kms without changing battery !

Fench 50000kms_1.jpg
Speed 145kmh_2.jpg
16000kms in half a year (1).jpg

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Re: Zapino battery replacement

The more I think about it, it may be just one or two bad batteries. Speed drops and then holds mostly steady for a while. It's just that I hate taking the thing apart over and over. Recently replaced the controller. Forgot to check individual batteries.

Randy W
Santa Rosa, CA
2 ZAP! Zapinos

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