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Would you be interested in purchasing a compact lightweight 3.3kW charger for USD700?

Yes, one charger for USD700 sounds great, I want one
- 16 (40%)
Yes Yes, I'd take two chargers for USD1400
- 8 (20%)
No, I need a charger that is waterproof/dustproof
- 9 (22.5%)
No, I'm happy with my current charging setup
- 3 (7.5%)
No, that price is too high for me
- 1 (2.5%)
No, I just love filling out polls
- 3 (7.5%)

Total Members Voted: 40


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Re: Compact lightweight 3.3kW fast charger for USD700
« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2017, 09:54:04 PM »

Yes, we have considered the option of a build your own charger kit but felt that only a small number of Zero owners  would be willing to build the charger themselves even if we supplied the case, PCB double rectifier connector,  PCB components, all wiring, fast charger cable etc. The rectifiers would have to be pre-programmed to work with Zero  bikes and available power supplies.

You can see the number of questions we get about a fully built charger, imagine how many there would be if we sold it in pieces!

Many of those who would be willing to build it themselves have already built their own chargers using Meanwell and Eltek equipment.

As I think I've mentioned previously,  we're Zero owners in Australia trying to help as many other Zero owners enjoy the benefits of fast charging. As soon as we ask people to do it themselves, a bunch of people won't do it and the risk of someone hurting themselves or the bike goes up significantly. Building a complete charger provides more value to a wider audience and increases the chance of us breaking even on the initiative.

We will continue to push to deliver complete/built  test chargers overseas and understand the bureaucratic challenges of doing that. From that small exercise we will reassess how we move forward from there for each continent/country.
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Re: Compact lightweight 3.3kW fast charger for USD700
« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2017, 11:09:40 PM »

Well, if I could build a fast charger by myself I would do it as a couple of people in NL do.
I have a lot of experience screwing on motorbikes but I have no idea of what is important for building and programming a charger.
I am very happy that you guys on the other side of the planet will offer a solution even I can work with.
I have no experience in import of electric devices but reading that the chargers already have a CE sign makes me look forward.
So I hope it all works out an I can get a 6.6 charger in the near future.
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Re: Compact lightweight 3.3kW fast charger for USD700
« Reply #62 on: April 21, 2017, 02:12:48 AM »

I'm definitely interested in the single charger.  I know I'd forget to turn it off though, even if I set the alarm on my phone. 
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Re: Compact lightweight 3.3kW fast charger for USD700
« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2017, 04:06:53 AM »

I'm definitely interested in the single charger.  I know I'd forget to turn it off though, even if I set the alarm on my phone.
The fast charger automatically stops charging when it reaches top of charge.

We recommend that you turn off the fast charger around this time as the charger will continue to run its fans and draw a small amount of power for that purpose even when it is not charging.

If you are going to leave the bike for extended periods to charge (overnight, all day at work) then we recommend using the onboard charger which is designed for this purpose (silent/fanless, minimal ongoing power draw, waterproof etc).
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Re: Compact lightweight 3.3kW fast charger for USD700
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2017, 08:11:14 AM »

I'm definitely interested in the single charger.  I know I'd forget to turn it off though, even if I set the alarm on my phone.
The fast charger automatically stops charging when it reaches top of charge.

We recommend that you turn off the fast charger around this time as the charger will continue to run its fans and draw a small amount of power for that purpose even when it is not charging.

If you are going to leave the bike for extended periods to charge (overnight, all day at work) then we recommend using the onboard charger which is designed for this purpose (silent/fanless, minimal ongoing power draw, waterproof etc).

Thanks for the response.  That makes sense.  I'll be checking in and will definitely buy one if not a pair by the end of the summer. 
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