Portable charger usage

Hey fellow 450x owners , Have anyone used portable chargers? ,if so does it charge the same way ( time , efficiency ) as the ather dot . And if I can opt in for portable chargers it has the same functions as the ather dot right ? Apart from the fact Ather dot is a much fancier dock .

The charging speeds are similar. Dot surely looks fancy and interesting.

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I have both DOT and portable charger. Both charge the vehicle at same speed. In fact if you look closely PC is strip down version of DOT.

Not functionally same. PC can charge any gen2 or higher Ather vehicle. But DOT will charge only your vehicle. So theft of DOT renders it unusable for the one who stole it unless he stole for reverse engineering purpose! :wink: But portable charger has convenience for you to take it along in longer rides and share it with other Ather owners!

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That’s correct, the portable charger and the Dot are the same functionality wise. They charge at the same speed as well. The Dot has an extra shell on top to make it water-resistant, which allows you to install it outdoors without worrying about occasional splashes of water hitting it.

With the portable charger, you’ll need to ensure that it’s not exposed to rains.

The Dot is mapped to your scooter and would not charge other vehicles. If you have a friend or family who’d like to use your Dot, you can reach out to customer support to get their scooter mapped to the Dot as well. The portable charger is not mapped to any particular scooter, so it can be used by anyone with an Ather scooter.

Dot is the one to go for if your commutes are predictable and within the city limits, so you can simply park your scooter and charge at night. Portable charger is a great option if you feel you’ll frequently charge outside of your home such as your office.

You can also check out the FAQs on the website for more info on making this decision. https://www.atherenergy.com/faq/vehicle/charging

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Thank you so much sir , brief and precise ! So while purchase if i choose either one of them it’s free of cost I believe .

Thank you Abishek , well I’m going to use the vehicle in thanjavur , so I think should go with Portable chargers even though if my max return distance is 75 km I wouldn’t risk it , thanks for your quick response .

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Yes if you choose either ONE at the time of purchase no extra cost, but if you choose both then you will have to pay additional cost of Rs.10500 (current price)

overnight charging is not recommended for APC.

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Both are the same electrically. The dot just has an external shell which makes it resistant to rains and can be mapped to a scooter. The portable charger should not be used in places where there’s a risk of water splashes, and can be used with any Ather scooter.

Have updated the same to our social media team as well, thanks for flagging this!

If Dot & portable are same then why difference of warranty?

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Can I use apc daily turned on for overnight charging? Because of issue in app(incorrect time of full time charging completion) can’t exactly turn off charger switch. Need to wait till notification of charge completion in app.

Sure yes, I’ve already clarified this above, just ensure it’s in a clean dry location.

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Thank u for ur inputs, I opted for a portable charger just because my society would not even listen to my request or suggestion of fixing a dot near my meter giving vague answers that children would get electrocuted and permissions needed from electricity department. one even suggested me to cancel my booking! (felt like giving him a whack on his face) neverthless i am left with the only option of using a portable charger with an extension cord (about 5 meters long) and dropping it down to the ground floor as luckily i stay on the first floor and have an option of parking the scooter below my bedrooms window, that is how i have planned for now and was hoping that this would be the best solution, but the portable chargers manual suggest to not use an extension cord! pls suggest what i do and necessary precautions to take.

I’ve already planned to roll and cover up the entire length of the extension cord cable and the portable chargers cable with Plastic sheets so that they are protected from water and splashes, anything else?

Not an issue if you use a good quality extension box with good wire gauge. Just ensure the socket you use has proper earthing.

I use my charger with extension cable from second floor.

Hi, I am not able to find the difference in warranties of Dot and APC on the forum can u pls mention them here, thanks.

No difference both are same in different shell and additionally dot is just linked to your vehicle no other vehicle(Ather) can be charged with that. Other wise technology and charging rate wise every thing is same including warrenty.

So what precautions do u take with the APC during rains bro? since it will be exposed to external elements, is it possible to place it under the seat and take the wires alone outside with one end to charge and the other to connect the external cord? have u tried this way to protect the box alone? as i presume this part is sensitive with water splashes and therefore should be protected.

The core charger unit is fully weatherproofed. No circuitry is in any danger. Only the external fan might get wet if that. The covers don’t make any significant difference to water ingress.

Refer to pictures here: https://forum.atherenergy.com/t/ather-dot-is-mandatory/15016/42?u=blackworks

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Yup, got it bro, thanks and that is one good DIY u did with ur APC.

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@abhishek.balaji, What is the Warranty of portable charger and Dot. I had different answers from customer support and show room. One said both are 3 years, othe executive said portable is 2 years Dot is 3 years and another said portable is just 1 year warranty and Dot have 3 years warranty. Why is there different answers from your employees? Is there any warranty documentation available? If so please link for the 450x and charger.

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