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   Old Thread  #20 4 Sept 2021 at 11.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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. . you pays your money you makes your choice . . Massive motor & battery on the outside of the wheel vs compact, centrally located hub motor and weather proof box for electrics . . big and bulky metalwork vs compact and relatively lightweight. Easy to push without power vs difficult / impossible. Everyone has differing requirements . . .for many these are great (albeit expensive) bits of kit . . .

Re battery recharge it wouldn't be too difficult to fit a zip / access flap to the underside of the battery compartment (Andy Army?) This way you could get to the battery and remove whilst fully loaded . . . .
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   Old Thread  #19 4 Sept 2021 at 11.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Soz for the late reply . . .yes connectors are tight and are flimsy spade end type. Just ensure you put your thumb down hard on the connected end to release the pin and then slowly pull / disconnect. Don't force it or you'll break the wire (as I did) . . .

You can only charge the batteries by removing from the inner compartment, so if its loaded I'm afraid you'll have to unload to get to them. Dependant on the size of your lake and the weight of your gear a full charge will last a few trips. My lake is only 10acreas with a small walk to get to it and I can do a couple of laps and get 3-4 sessions out of it before the amber / half full battery light appears. Its at this point when I re-charge it but sure it would last longer . . .

Have had no probs since the connector debacle (which was arguably my fault) . . I store the barrow assembled / folded without the handles in both the garage and car boot and just remove / attach the handles when I need to use (single connector) which makes assembly rapid.

Great bit of kit - was chatting to a lad who's just finished on Elstow and plenty on there are replacing their bulky carp-porters for the Metro due to the compact size and ability to also push without power if necessary . . .
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   Old Thread  #18 18 Aug 2021 at 8.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm glad I went for the power porter now ,it's on back order and hopefully turning up next month.
Hopefully mate you won't have any more dramas with it as these things aren't exactly cheap.
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   Old Thread  #17 17 Aug 2021 at 4.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Poor design tbh.
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   Old Thread  #16 17 Aug 2021 at 4.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes you have to take everything off.
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   Old Thread  #15 17 Aug 2021 at 3.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ah, ok. So you can't charge them in-situ - you have to remove the battery bag (which means unloading top chunk of barrow to get the electrics case open).

Thanks for the clarification.
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   Old Thread  #14 17 Aug 2021 at 3.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The batteries are in a self contained bag in the electric box in the frame you only have to remove 2 connectors to take the bag out remove the battery linkage and you can charge them.
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   Old Thread  #13 17 Aug 2021 at 3.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Of the handful of youtube videos on the barrow, not one of them covers charging. Weird.
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   Old Thread  #12 17 Aug 2021 at 3.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same for me. Iíve been thinking about getting one but i wheel the barrow in/out loaded and straight into the garage. Donít wanna be taking everything off just to charge.
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   Old Thread  #11 17 Aug 2021 at 11.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for taking the time to write all this up - really useful!
Courier is en-route with mine as I type.

Will be careful with the battery connectors!

One question:

Can you charge the batteries via the connector cable near the handle with everything in-situ?
I'm hoping mine will just wheel on/off my van and then I can park up in my garage and charge without unloading everything.

Or do you need to physically remove the batteries and charge them directly via the terminals?

Thanks again!
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   Old Thread  #10 4 Jul 2021 at 12.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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QUICK UPDATE . . .

The battery connectors are TIGHT, both when linking each battery together and attaching to the control box. This is fine on assembly but harder to remove Ė I had to carefully use a pair of pliers to release them and the more hamfisted may break these. Again over time these should loosen up so not a big issue (unless you break them of course)

The inevitable has happened - was packing the car last week in readiness to leave for a session the following morning and had quickly removed the batteries for a quick top up prior to leaving . . .they had kept pretty good charge since the last use but when I reconnected them the red terminal sparked at the spade connector end. Upon closer inspection it had come loose underneath the protective sleeve, presumably a weak soldered connection. . . I turned on the power switch to test the barrow prior to loading in the car - no power.

Was pretty pissed as my windows to fish are limited so I rang Nash CS immediately who initially just redirected me to Angling Direct Birmingham who were to be fair, excellent . . .a photo of what I believed was the offending part (battery connector) plus my warranty details and they said they would sort ASAP. A confirmation email no less than an hour later from Nash confirmed they would be sending the part direct . . .

Annoying I had loaded my Porterlite to get an early start the next morning however the new part had arrived on the doorstep, first post! Top notch CS from Nash, and glad I had bought locally . . .do think however that ALL the electrical connection points on this barrow could be improved to ensure ease of removal and reassembly . . .
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   Old Thread  #9 19 Jun 2021 at 8.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great read, thanks.
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   Old Thread  #8 29 May 2021 at 1.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cracking review
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   Old Thread  #7 26 May 2021 at 9.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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. . .now with pictures - to prove all you 'hill doubters' once and for all . . . .
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   Old Thread  #6 25 May 2021 at 10.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Really helpful review mate, thanks for taking the time to put all this down in such detail.
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