Open for business. Zenid’s Shop
[EDIT]: At the time of writing, I was just starting to stock 72V controllers. I’m now also selling 48V, 60V, and 72V chargers, converters, switches, and CellLogs. Click here for the shop.
It was always annoying to me that it is practically impossible to find new controllers for sale in this country. All the vendors – on ebay and elsewhere – appear to be based in China, which means a three or four week wait while our orders crawl across the planet to arrive on our doorstep.
This can be especially inconvenient if you rely heavily on your bike and suddenly find yourself with a kaput controller. If this happens then you’re out of luck, and it’s a case of doing without until your can get your hands on a replacement. It’s for this reason that I took the precaution of buying two of these, rigging both up with the appropriate connectors so that they were plug-and-play and ready to swap out in the event that one of them finally gave up the ghost and failed.
In the interests of trail-blazing the UK e-biker cause (and possibly even making a few quid out of it) I recently took a gamble and bought a big batch of these things. Keeping a ready supply of these around, I thought, should come in handy to the growing contingent of e-scooter owners who aren’t willing to settle for the soggy and disappointing performance of these bikes as they exist in their original form.
The ‘Hua Tong’ 72V Controller
They’re exactly the same brand (“Hua Tong”) as the first one I got from China which I am now using as a spare (see controllers). In the tradition of these units, apparently, the black/green wires of the throttle three-way connector are reversed, but can be switched before dispatch for buyers who want one less thing to do during their upgrade. These controllers are now for sale at Zenid’s Shop, for as long as they last. They don’t get much fresher than this either, at the time of writing these units are just three weeks out of the factory!
As fresh as they get!
I’ve set up a Zenid Shop link at the start of the categories menu which points to this page, so that the shop can be accessed from links at the top (there doesn’t seem to be any way of linking it direct from the categories menu). There’s also a proper link in the resources section. I’ve called it “shop” in apostrophes simply because a proper shop doesn’t usually just sell only one item [apostrophes removed now that I’m selling more stuff!]. I’ll add anything else I might stock there in the future, or just shut it down if it’s a sorry failure…
I’m also considering getting in a batch of the 72-12V Thunderstruck converters, so that – similarly – people don’t have to suffer the three week wait (in my case, two months, with the first unit lost by the US Postal Service) to get the bits they need for their upgrade. Let me know if you think this is a good idea, here, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, as I’ll only do it if enough people seem to want them.