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    Has anyone charged an electric bike battery via an inverter when driving? If so what inverter. Looking at 36v battery so not possible to cut out the middle man unfortunately.
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    Yes, have a cheap Aldi one (300w ?) more than enough. Note AandN are working on a dc-dc transformer which should be more efficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinmd View Post
    Yes, have a cheap Aldi one (300w ?) more than enough. Note AandN are working on a dc-dc transformer which should be more efficient.
    I have a 600w pure sine wave inverter + a 3 110amp hr battery pack + solar panel. Plenty leccy to charge my Freego 16amp hr battery. I am off grid for 95% of my fultime moho'ing. 😊😊
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    I have a 700 watt inverter, had our electric bikes for about 7 years they are the folding ones from AS bikes. Was told when we bought we would need a minimum of 600wattstocharge them. Did try the 300 watt one we had & it just didn't work, no problem though with the 700 watt. It is made by Silverline which offers free 3 year warranty, we got ours from Argos, found it was getting very hot & fan didn't seem to be working after about 3 months. Spoke to Silverline & they said to return it for replacement or try taking it back to Argos. Tried Argos & they replaced within a couple of days.
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    Our 2000w inverter does the job, only charge while on the move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnach View Post
    Our 2000w inverter does the job, only charge while on the move.
    That seems to be the best solution.
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    My 150w modified sine does the job absolutely no problem. 2000w total overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ******** View Post
    I agree, however my 150W modified sine wave charger will only charge one battery at a time. We have two bikes, two chargers and the inverter can't quite power both at once.
    It might be worth looking at that 500W MSW inverter I got from Amazon for my "B2B style" charging experiment? Output genuinely over 400W and cost just 21. Apart from the rubbish croc clips on the cables, it seemed to be a pretty decent job, especially for that price.
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    Thanks

    Ok it seems a 600 to 700 watt should do the job and I only intend to use it while driving. Thanks for confirming the basics, I will sort it from here.

    Thanks to all who took the time to respond.

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    So how long does it take to charge your all batteries while you're driving then?

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