Bosch 500 Wh Battery, Rack Mount, Anthracite
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Bosch batteries are an efficient energy provider with staying power – and the most modern eBike batteries on the market. They combine impressive mileage performance, a long lifetime and low weight with an ergonomic design and simple handling. The high-quality lithium-ion batteries are equipped with a Battery Management System, which recognizes potential sources of error and protects the cells from overload. The DualBattery is perfect for tour bikers, long-distance commuters or cargo bikers. The combination of two Bosch batteries delivers up to 1,000 Watt hours.
The Bosch PowerPack 500 is the same size as and only slightly heavier than the PowerPack 400 but with extended range. The Lithium-ion battery requires about two hours to charge 50% and approximately 4.5 hours to charge with the Bosch Standard Charger and 3 hours with the Bosch Fast Charger. The PowerPack 500 is available for all product lines as a frame or rack battery.
No memory effect
Bosch batteries with lithium-ion cells can be charged quickly irrespective of your charge level at any time. Interruptions of the charging process do not harm the battery. Complete discharge is not required.
Extremely low self-discharge
Even after long periods of storage, e.g. over winter, the battery can be used without recharging. This means Bosch rechargeable batteries do not need to be recharged after a long break in use. For longer storage, a charge status of approx. 30 to 60% is recommended.
Long service life
Bosch batteries are designed for lots of trips, miles and years of service. The intelligent, electronic Bosch battery management system (BMS) protects lithium-ion batteries from excessive temperatures, overcharging, and deep discharge. The BMS checks every cell, extending the life of the rechargeable battery. This makes the time from initial use to the need to replace a Bosch battery very long.
Bosch e-bike technology
Bosch e-bike systems are innovative, quiet and extremely reliable. Five driving modes and a precise motor control with fast processing of the sensor signals provide dynamics and increase the range. For all Bosch models, we rely on high-quality systems from the Performance Line.
Bosch e-bike batteries
Fully integrated or as a DualBattery system. Bosch lithium-ion batteries are efficient, enduring and combine long ranges with easy handling. The Battery Management System from Bosch, for example, offers the best possible protection. B. overcharging or overheating. In addition, it increases the life of the cells. In single use or as DualBattery we only use power packs with capacities of 625 Wh or 500 Wh. Perfect for touring bikers, travelers or long distance commuters is our DualBattery system. the combination of two Bosch batteries with a capacity of up to 1,125 Wh.
Hidden energy: fully integrated batteries
Design, protection and freedom of movement: fully integrated batteries are virtually invisible, combine function and design and provide protection against dirt and damage; The robust aluminum housing makes the battery shake-proof and impact-resistant. With a capacity of up to 625 Wh and optimized weight, Bosch PowerTubes are among the lightest lithium-ion batteries of their kind.
Charge? Especially easy! You can leave the batteries in the wheel to charge or remove them easily. In the scope of delivery of our e-bikes with Bosch drive system, of course, there is also the right charger.
Performance Line CX
For big challenges: The new Performance Line CX accelerates powerfully and convinces with sporty, agile handling. The compact and lightweight drive is protected against stone chips and splash water and scores with a torque of up to 85 Nm and pedal assistance up to 340%.
Performance Line Speed
For high speeds: The Performance Line Speed is the perfect support for long distances. From 2021 the Drive Unit supports with a torque of up to 85 Nm, especially with our 15ZEHN EXT 45km/h model, the power package shows itself.
Sporty 65 Nm torque and pedal assistance up to 275%. always at the right moment, even in the mountains. The driving feeling remains natural at all times, in off-mode and over 25 km / h with hardly noticeable pedaling resistance. And all very easy, especially silent.
Fully integrated – the powerful Bosch Powertubes
In addition to technology and quality, design is also an important factor for the perfect e-bike! The complete integration of the Bosch Powertubes with 500 or 625 Wh into the frame ensures a compact and harmonious look.
Nyon – the touch color display
The Nyon, 3.2 inch, touch color display with remote function with navigation function. All features of the display are controlled via the remote control on the handlebars, the touch display or via smartphone. The engine support levels are controlled exclusively via the remote function. The navigation can be saved in offline mode and supports you reliably on every tour.
KIOX – so small and very tall
Climb up, switch on, drive off: The on-board computer for ambitious drivers with classic on-board computer functions. plus connectivity via Bluetooth and App. The color display offers all tour and system data, the separate control unit on the handlebars guarantees safety and control.
INTUVIA – the intuitive control center
The display is easy to read in all lighting conditions, the e-bike is easy and intuitive to use. Thanks to a separate control unit, your hands remain safely on the handlebars and with the gearshift recommendation you always pedal in the right gear: this protects the battery and increases your range.
RIDE AS LONG AS YOU LIKE, ON ANY TERRAIN YOU LIKE
A total of 625Wh 500Wh = 1125Wh available on every frame size of hardtail and full fuspension with the range extender mounted on the Modular Rail System!
— Full integrated cable routing in front rear triangle — Integrated speedsensor and dropper-seatpost — Fully integrated removable Powertube PT625 Wh — Reliable and robust AL frame with increased stiffness — TwinTailLights ready — 27.5 / 29 / mixed-wheels — Lighter and smaller new Bosch Performance CX drive unit
Bosch Performance CX
Compact and at the same time extremely powerful and efficient — Accelerates extremely forcefully — Reacts without delay — Up to 340% perfectly dosed support — 1.1kg lighter than its predecessor
New Frame Concept
The new frame shape impresses with an extremely low center of gravity and increased rigidity, thereby enabling more agile behavior for even more riding pleasure. In addition, a range extender is now optionally available for all frame sizes S-XL.
RANGE EXTENDER OPTION
Would you like to ride longer tours or climb higher mountains? Not a problem with the Haibike Range Extender Option. Elegantly integrated on the down tube, the optional Haibike Range Extender offers an additional 500 Wh of battery power. Now available for all Bosch Performance CX Gen 4 models in frame sizes M-XL.
HAIBIKE Bosch GEN 4 HISTORY
If you look at the history of the integration of Bosch eBike systems over the past 10 years in detail at Haibike, you can clearly see the further development of design and design language. But what are the main reasons for the new Bosch Gen 4 frame design that clearly stands out from its predecessors? “Our goal was to continue the successful Haibike rear-link kinematics and at the same time to enable the integration of a range extender for all frame sizes. In addition, this type of construction leads to a lower center of mass and thus underlines our claim to ePerformance “, says Hendrik Schäfers, Head of Innovation Design / HDCM.
The Bosch Smart System family is expanding – new hardware and software for the Bosch portfolio
Up until now, the Bosch Smart System was more of a small stand-alone solution that allowed eBike manufacturers to use only a limited number of compatible components. However, Bosch just stepped up their game, introducing not only new motors and batteries, but also additional hardware and software that are meant to improve the Smart System and make it attractive to a wider range of eBikers. Here’s all the most important information at a glance.
Motor upgrades and expansion of the Bosch Smart System eco system
For 2023, Bosch announced a total of three new motors, which form the heart of the new revised Bosch Smart System. The new Performance Line Motor, which is predestined for City E-Bikes and entry-level eMTBs, was revised to be compatible with the new ecosystem and bumped up to 75 NM torque. The updated Bosch Smart System product family also includes the high-assistance Bosch Cargo Line motor for cargo bikes and Performance Line Speed motor for S-Pedelecs.
The new Smart trio: Bosch’s brand-new PerformanceLine, CargoLine and PerformanceLine Speed Smart System motors.
New Bosch Smart System batteries
Bosch have also introduced new Smart System batteries to go along with their new motors. While so far the Germans only offered a fully-integrated PowerTube 750 battery with their Smart System, the latest generation also includes a PowerTube 625 and PowerTube 500, which, as the name already suggests, have 625 Wh and 500 Wh capacity, respectively. Both have the same shape factor as the 750 Wh model but are shorter and lighter, thus giving bike manufacturers more freedom with frame designs and allowing them to integrate the Bosch Smart System into small frame sizes. Alongside the new internal batteries, Bosch also introduced two new external models, the PowerPack 725 and PowerPack 545, which will be used predominantly with cargo bikes. For the sake of practicality, the PowerPack batteries are compatible with each other, allowing you to choose the size that suits your needs best, provided the bike manufacturer allows for it.
The new Bosch System Controller and new Bosch Mini Remote
The major drawback of the generation change from the Bosch Performance Line CX motor to the Bosch Smart System were the limited remote and display (!) options, because so far the Smart System was only compatible with the LED remote and KIOX 300-Display. However, this changes now, with Bosch introducing the new minimalist System Controller and Mini Remote. The System Controller is a rudimentary LED display that can be integrated into the top tube of the bike. A /- button at the bottom lets you switch between support modes while a power button at the front of the System Controller turns on and off the system. LED bars indicate the battery charge status while a LED ring tells you in which support mode you’re riding – as we know it from the LED remote. over, the System Controller serves as the interface to a smartphone, thus replacing the LED remote control, whereby the walk assist and light switch have moved to the Mini Remote. This connects to the System Controller via Bluetooth and, in combination with the System Controller, ensures a clean cockpit that will appeal to all devoted Bosch purists.
The new Intuvia 100 display, on the other hand, is aimed more at the city bikers. With a 2.5″ diagonal screen measurement, the wireless black-and-white display is slightly bigger and therefore easier to read. It connects to the Smart System via Bluetooth and gives e-bike newbees helpful shifting recommendations.
The new Auto mode with situation-specific motor assistance
With their new Auto mode, Bosch offer a support mode that automatically adapts itself to the riding situation and external conditions. When riding with headwind or negotiating a spontaneous counter climb, the motor increases the support, allowing you to keep your momentum without having to pedal harder or switch to a stronger support mode. The new Auto mode is backwards compatible with all current Bosch Smart System motors and can be updated via software. The new Cargo mode, which was developed especially for cargo bikes, provides pedal assistance of up to 400% but at the same time is supposed to feel very natural, especially when setting off from a standstill – which comes in handy when setting off from a traffic light with a fully-loaded cargo bike.
New walk assist with automatic Hill Hold stop function.
As the name suggests, walk assist helps you negotiate tricky hike-a-bike sections. When pushing a heavy bike up a hill, you might want to have a little brake or reach around the handlebars for a second, which can be difficult if you can’t pull the brake and to prevent the bike from rolling back – and that’s exactly when the new Hill Hold function comes into play. With the system activated, the Smart System motor keeps the chain under tension, thus preventing the ebike from rolling backwards. Once activated, Hill Hold works for a total of 10 seconds, but this time can be extended by 10 more seconds simply by pressing the minus (-) button. Pressing plus will deactivate Hill Hold.
New tracking mode and theft protection: the Bosch eBike alarm
The eBike Alarm function is the evolution of the eBike Lock, which Bosch have launched not long ago via software update. Once enabled through the eBike Flow App, the feature is always active, even when the motor is turned off – provided there’s an active GPS connection. The e-bike transmits its location to the Bosch eBike Flow app. As soon as someone touches or moves the bike when the eBike Alarm is active, the system sets off an alarm. If this isn’t enough to deter the thief, the alarm gets increasingly louder and the e-bike notifies its owner via a message on the smartphone, sharing its current position. However, this function requires a ConnectModule and an optional subscription. Bosch offer a one-year free trial and charge either €4.99 per month or €39.99 per year thereafter.
Route planning with Komoot and navigation on the Kiox 300-Display
Starting from now, you can import any route programmed on Komoot into your eBike Flow app and use it for navigation. The real highlight: Bosch announced that the long-awaited navigation function will soon be available on the new Kiox 300 display. At some point this summer, you’ll be able to stop fiddling around with your smartphone every time you get to an unfamiliar intersection.
With their latest product update, Bosch are targeting primarily city tourers, trekkers and cargo riders while making their Bosch Smart System more suitable for everyday use. This proves that the German tech giant is actively addressing the needs of e-bikers who are interested not only in trail performance but also in usability and connectivity. Whether the quality-of-life improvements also prove practical in practice, we will tell you once we tested them.
For more Information visit www.Bosch-ebike.com
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Words: Rudolf Fischer Photos: Bosch