charging 2 bikes 2 seperate chargers

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charging 2 bikes 2 seperate chargers

Hi I recently got my scooter and my neighbour of my apartment building has exact same one we have of course our own chargers Now we keep them in the shed have an extention cord to the shed will it be ok to use a powerbar so we can both plug in at the same time?

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Re: charging 2 bikes 2 seperate chargers

Sucess at charging both scooters at the same time depends upon the current draw of each charger, and what size the extention cord wire is! Give us the details, such as what ie printed on the charger electrical data tag, how long the extension cable is, and what guage wire is used in the extension, as well as what is your charging voltage? (In the USA, voltage is typically 120, 208, or 240 volts, other countries may use 100, 120, 200, 220, or 250 volts) What kind of scooters are they?----I have a VECTRIX scooter, and NO, in the USA it is not possible to sucessfully charge 2 VECTRIX scooters from the same 120 volt outlet, as the combined amperage would exceed the 20 amp maximum, or 15 amp typical, USA household 120 volt outlet capacity.--If 240 volts were used instead, there should be no problem in the USA.--Bob

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Re: charging 2 bikes 2 seperate chargers

ok thats some heavy info i have to get for u I have to ask my super what about extension court and outlet power...when i do I will get u all the info ty for you quick reply and assistance

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Re: charging 2 bikes 2 seperate chargers

50ft cord i dont know gauge but is standard indoor/outdoor ext cord the charger says ac 120v-50/60hz 2.0A OUTPUT DC 48v-2.oA and this is 500w giobike

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You should be OK, because your chargers only put out about 100 watts each, so after allowing for losses, the total load for both vehicle chargers should be less than 350 watts, well within range of almost any decent 50 foot extension cord legal foruse on USA 120 volt household electrical service.-Bob Curry

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Re: charging 2 bikes 2 seperate chargers

tnanx buddy peace

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