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by MalcolmW
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Zinc on the Oxygen Cargo Scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 31072

Yes, I think I'm right in saying he got five in to replace the four nickel zincs. As I'm an electronics wethead (and the unkind would add to the categories!) I don't know what would be involved in modifications necessary for anything different from the original batteries. What chance of remanufactur...
by MalcolmW
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Zinc on the Oxygen Cargo Scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 31072

Now done nearly 400 km on it, and everything seems fine, although of course battery life isn't good. The bike certainly attracts a few looks; probably people are expecting me to dole out pizzas and are rather bemused to see catalogues. I had quite a talk with a couple who were intrigued by it and th...
by MalcolmW
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Zinc on the Oxygen Cargo Scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 31072

Could be interesting (and I notice the subtle hint about joining so that I get Plugged In!). My whiskers are twitching and I'm chewing a bit of carrot in anticipation. I'm just feeling my way, and trying not to drop the flipping machine, as it's so heavy. It went over to starboard a couple of days a...
by MalcolmW
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Zinc on the Oxygen Cargo Scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 31072

Please... I *don't* feel I've been stung - I got it at a very good price and I was told the batteries would need cycling, even if not that they would need replacing sometime and that new ones were unobtainable. I'm really pleased with it (I'm the one you'll see riding round with a huge grin on my fa...
by MalcolmW
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Zinc on the Oxygen Cargo Scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 31072

Terry came to see the bike on Tuesday, and cooed and tutted over it! :wink: We got the multimeter out, and established, as strongly suspected by all, that the batteries were not in their first flush of youth. The voltage is down slightly and they lose charge quickly. I've noticed the following patte...
by MalcolmW
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Zinc on the Oxygen Cargo Scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 31072

Hello George, I'm not disputing with you about Evercel - you should know! I'd noticed the website was no more. It just seems strange that there is a financial statement, quite detailed at that, sent out only last month. I wonder whether the Korean people are continuing manufacture of the batteries. ...
by MalcolmW
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Zinc on the Oxygen Cargo Scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 31072

I've now done about 60 miles this week, and the range is definitely getting a bit better, so let's hope this will continue. If the batteries do give out, then of course I'll have to look at other options. I'll have to have the cover off and look at them, and perhaps do a voltage test to see if they'...
by MalcolmW
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Zinc on the Oxygen Cargo Scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 31072

This is interesting, as I've just bought an Oxygen Cargo and realise from what the vendor said that I need to treat the nickel zinc batteries to several charge/discharge cycles to get a decent range. I assume he hadn't done that recently. The gauge showed 98% when I picked it up on Wednesday (I brou...

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