625wh replacement battery


JandeMan

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Dec 26, 2018
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Giant Trance E+0 Pro
Today I enquired about a 2nd battery for my 2019 trance sx as I ride a lot
Dealer today said there is a replacement 625wh battery coming out in January
Any1 else heard this?
I dont know, but I have a spare battery for sale. Only 10 loads ..so like new. It was a spare one for my bike ( Trance E+0 2019) Battery has a black cover. Maybe interesting for you?
Price 500 euro`s. Battery is 100% ! and it comes with an extra original charger !!
 
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JandeMan

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Dec 26, 2018
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netherlands
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Giant Trance E+0 Pro
Today I enquired about a 2nd battery for my 2019 trance sx as I ride a lot
Dealer today said there is a replacement 625wh battery coming out in January
Any1 else heard this?
p.s The new battery on the reign won`t fit on 2019 models (different lock) so far as I know
 

poppy

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I asked the other day at my LBS and the answer was, the new battery will fit 2019 Trance, should have been available now but have been put back a bit. Retail in Aus dollars around $1200.00.
 
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Dgedge

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May 20, 2020
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In France the 625Wh batteries are already available but they are only sold with some high-end models, we can't buy them separately to upgrade our bike.
One thing to notice is their weight : they are sligthly lighter than 500Wh (4.3kg while 4.4kg for the 500Wh)
 

Tony.OK

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Mar 20, 2019
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In France the 625Wh batteries are already available but they are only sold with some high-end models, we can't buy them separately to upgrade our bike.
One thing to notice is their weight : they are sligthly lighter than 500Wh (4.3kg while 4.4kg for the 500Wh)
Thats good to know, was enquiring about them last week but next order to NZ is 5-6 months away and they're $1600nzd ☹
 

MattyB

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In France the 625Wh batteries are already available but they are only sold with some high-end models, we can't buy them separately to upgrade our bike.
One thing to notice is their weight : they are slightly lighter than 500Wh (4.3kg while 4.4kg for the 500Wh)
The last generation of Giant batteries were compliant with that esoteric battery standard from the EU which made them safer (at the time it was mooted they may be allowed on aircraft) but heavier - see here...

"The PowerPak 500 battery is made by Giant. I immediately notice it’s quite heavy, and I don’t really understand why. Other 500Wh batteries for frame integration can weigh less than 3kg, this one is 4.4kg with the frame cover that is attached to it. Did Giant decide to save €€ on the battery so they can sell a well specced emtb for €4.599? No, this is an all new more intelligent and safe battery says one of the engineers at Giant. A couple of years ago a new standard for safe batteries emerged, the “EN 50604-11”, and Giant is an early adaptor. This battery is built to be tougher, safer and to last longer."

Maybe these new versions will ditch that, though 100g is not really a significant drop tbh.
 

Dgedge

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May 20, 2020
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Trance E+3 2020
the ratio for Li batteries is more or less 100wh for 0.5kg. So when you have a 500Wh battery that weights 4.5kg you have about 2.5kg of Li elements an everything else is BMS and packaging.
A difference of 100g is not so much but if you add 0.6kg for the 125Wh then it means Giant reduced the packaging by 0.7kg and this is a lot for me.

I hope my battery will last long time but for the moment I just noticed that its health is only 94% after only 7 charging cycles while my previous battery on my Full-E was still at 98% after 3 years of same use and same storage conditions. I will talk to my dealer about that next time I see him.
 

KuRi

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May 30, 2019
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It's available here (sorry, spanish site, but I think it is available in whole europe):

I asked them about compatibility and they said it is 2019 retro compatible. Not cheap... If anyone is interested in buying my 500wh from 2019 please let me know so I can upgrade to the 625Wh :D

Cheers!
 

Shane(NZ)

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Sep 4, 2019
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Great that it can be used on the 2019 models, good job Giant
Thats $1200 NZ dollars which is not bad, pretty sure that well grow to $1500 odd once we get them, Bosch 500wh powertube is $1400 here..
Theres good margins in batterys
 

KuRi

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May 30, 2019
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It is a shame that Giant does not offer a battery upgrade for those who want to swap the battery and do not need a spare unit :D
 

Tony.OK

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Great that it can be used on the 2019 models, good job Giant
Thats $1200 NZ dollars which is not bad, pretty sure that well grow to $1500 odd once we get them, Bosch 500wh powertube is $1400 here..
Theres good margins in batterys
$1600rrp and no stock for upto 6 months in NZ apparently.
 

Shane(NZ)

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Sep 4, 2019
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Always seams strange to me that you can buy a 625 wh giant battery that Giant dont even recognize, its not on there website or any of its bikes.
Sounds like you have to buy a new charger also, though surley you should be able to charge on bike with the old charger? as they appears to fit the 2019 models as well as the current 2020 ones.
 

KuRi

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May 30, 2019
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I asked my LBS and they have it in its official Giant list of products, ready to order and ready to serve within 10 days.

am I ready to pay +700€? Not yet... at least until I can sell my current battery :D
 

Carpo

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May 23, 2020
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Denmark
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Giant Trance E+
Anybody tried to change the battery cover/seals from one battery to another?
Any advise?

I have a Giant Trance E+ 3 2020.