Mixed messages on Rad Power City 5

JillGat

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I just received my RadPower City 5+ and I couldn't be happier with it! It is a beautiful machine and works wonderfully. I am going to have a lot of fun on this thing.

However I was confused (not something new for me) by the information on the RadPower website, their videos and the user's manual.

BATTERY BALANCING: I first really learned - on this forum - about the importance of balancing the battery when the ebike is new, and after certain periods of time later. I was surprised that I didn't remember seeing anything about it in the section on "battery information" in my owners' manual.

I looked further and under number 9. "Enjoy Your Ride!" in a list of 10 in a separate leaflet I got called "Congratulations," it said "Read up on battery balancing - those important first three charges - in the owner's manual."

I didn't see anything about this in the owners' manual. In fact, in the manual I read, "we recommend you disconnect the battery from the power source and charger as soon as possible once charging is complete.... This will also prevent range decline from unnecessary charging."

I ended up writing to Customer Support and was told that the new "semi-integrated" battery does NOT require balancing.
There are so many different recommendations online - some conflicting - about how and when and how long to charge your battery, that I hope they put this in writing soon.
 

Hoggdoc

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I would like to know what the heck semi integrated is? Sounds like some marketing mumbo-jumbo as any multi cell lithium battery I have ever come across performs better if it's charged and it's cells balance to be as close as possible to each other.
 

JillGat

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I would like to know what the heck semi integrated is? Sounds like some marketing mumbo-jumbo as any multi cell lithium battery I have ever come across performs better if it's charged and it sells balance to be as close as possible to each other.
Agreed.
 
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