Bosch eBike Battery Chargers Standard vs Compact

Hi, Richard here from eBike Sussex. We have had a few customers request info about the Bosch Standard vs the Compact Charger for Bosch Electric Bikes. Well here is the low down:

Standard Charger:

The Fastest

The robust and functional 4A Standard Charger is the fastest Bosch Charger. The compact design and practical Velcro strap help in storing it conveniently. Like all Bosch Chargers, it works noiselessly and also charges the Bosch PowerTube 500. It is designed for every day use and is a great robust product.

  • Mains voltage: 230 V
  • Size: 190 x 86 x 54 mm
  • Charging time: approx. 4.5 hours for PowerTube 500 and PowerPack 500, approx. 3.5 hours for PowerPack 400, approx. 2.5 hours for PowerPack 300 with the Bosch Standard Charger
  • Weight: incl. cables approx. 800 grams
  • No ventilation slots, thus dirt-resistant
  • Compatible with Performance Line CX, Performance Line, Active Line Plus and Active Line
  • Compatible with Classic+ via optional adapter plugs (sold in store at eBike Sussex in Shoreham West Sussex)

 

Compact Charger:

The Companion

The Compact Charger is the ideal charger for all eBikers who travel a lot. It weighs less than 600 grams and is 40% less bulky than the Standard Charger. The Compact Charger can also be used in the USA, Canada and Australia with mains voltages of 110 to 230 Volts. It is ideal for packing in your back pack for stops on your ride. I personally take my standard charger as it isn’t huge, however if space and weight were an issue I would take a compact charger for convenience.

  • Voltage: 110 – 230 V
  • Size: 160 x 75 x 45 mm
  • Charging time: approx. 7.5 hours for PowerTube 500 and PowerPack 500, approx. 6.5 hours for PowerPack 400, approx. 5.0 hours for PowerPack 300
  • Weight: incl. cables approx. 600 grams
  • No ventilation slots, thus dirt-resistant
  • Compatible with Performance Line CX, Performance Line, and the new products Active Line Plus and Active Line
  • Compatible with Classic+ via optional adapter plugs available in store.

 

Compact Charger Standard Charger
Charging current max. 2 A max. 4 A
Supply voltage 100-240 V 220-240 V
Size approx. 160 x 75 x 45 mm 190 x 86 x 54 mm
Wire lengths approx. AC input: approx. 1.5 m,
DC output approx. 1.0 m
AC input: approx. 1.5 m,
DC output approx. 1.0 m
Connectors Country-specific power plugs Country-specific power plugs
Weight, approx. 600 grams 800 grams
Compatibility Active Line / Active Line Plus / Performance Line / Performance Line CX compatible, Classic+ Line compatible using adapter plug (optional part)
Charging time Charging time
PowerPack 300 5.0 hours 2.5 hours
PowerPack 400 6.5 hours 3.5 hours
PowerPack 500 7.5 hours 4.5 hours
PowerTube 500 7.5 hours 4.5 hours
DualBattery 1000 15.0 hours 9.0 hours

 

Thank you for reading my article, please contact me if you have any further questions.

Richard

Bosch eBike Expert

eBike Sussex

Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex