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Campagnolo offers streamlined EPS battery

Published August 26, 2013
A prototype of the new battery at Eurobike Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is introducing a new, more streamlined version of the battery used with its EPS electronic groups.

The EPS V2 Power Unit is a cylinder-shaped battery that can be placed inside a bike's frametubes or externally, on the left chainstay. The 12 volt lithium ion battery and electronics are sealed and enclosed in a shock-resistant casing for protection from the elements and vibrations. Campy says the new unit is more reliable, more aerodynamic, better protected and lighter than its previous battery options.

A Campy spokesman at the Eurobike Demo Day Tuesday said the new battery will be compatible with previous EPS groups, but will require a new version of the EPS interface unit as well. He said the new battery is 50 grams lighter than the previous version, but requires recharging slightly more often.


Topics associated with this article: Eurobike

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