Ultimate FAQ guide to battery swapping charging stations

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Ultimate FAQ guide to battery swaping charging stations

Two-wheeled electric bike battery swapping technology is an alternative technology to traditional charging methods, which involves placing an electric vehicle battery into a designated battery swapping station and replacing it with a battery that has already been charged.

The battery swapping model has the advantages of high replenishment efficiency, low purchase cost, and iterative battery upgrades. Battery swapping charging stations can also serve as an energy storage system, easing the pressure on the power grid by shaving peaks and filling valleys, and contributing to battery recycling.

This article summarizes the answers to frequently asked questions about Tycorun battery swapping charging stations, and I hope it will be helpful to you.

  Main content:

  1. About battery swapping station project
    1. What conditions improve the success of a battery swapping project
    2. How do I know if my country is suitable for a battery swap project
  2. Why choose TYCORUN battery swap station provider
    1. Which countries are Tycorun’s existing markets
    2. Does Tycourn have experience operating in the Chinese market
    3. How is the battery swap project operating for Tycorun customers
    4. What is the approximate annual production of Tycorun
    5. What certifications do Tycourn’s products have
    6. Can TYCORUN provide guided training on battery swap
    7. What is the lead time for Tycorun’s battery swap products
  3. Battery swapping charging stations
    1. How do we choose the size of the battery swapping charging stations
    2. How does Tycourn’s battery swapping system mode
    3. What customizations can Tycorun’s battery swap cabinet product accept
    4. Can I just buy the battery swap cabinet without the batteries
    5. What accessories are available for the battery swap cabinet
    6. How much KWH does battery swap station consume per day
    7. Can Tycourn battery swapping charging station be solar powered
    8. Can battery swapping charging stations be placed outdoors
    9. How to connect battery swapping charging station to the Internet outdoors
    10. What if someone breaks the cabinet and steals the battery
  4. Batteries for battery swapping station project
    1. Which is better – LFP or NCM or semi-solid state battery
    2. What is the form of the connection interface for Tycorun batteries
    3. How to choose the specification of swappable battery
    4. What are the parts of the battery that I can customize
    5. How do I view information about the batteries in swap station
    6. What are the functions of the battery’s GPS module and 4G module
    7. Do I need to provide the battery sim myself
    8. What is the range of a 1500w motor with a 72V 50Ah battery
    9. How do I interface my own battery with the battery swap cabinet
    10. Can user’s motorcycle battery be charged in our battery swapping station
    11. Can a rider take a swappable battery home to recharge
  5. Electric motorcycle for battery swapping station project
    1. Can I choose another electric motorcycle manufacturer
    2. What motorcycle models does Tycorun have
  6. Software backend for battery swapping station project
    1. How can I test the software by purchasing a sample
    2. What does the battery swapping system backend software do
    3. What are the functions of the battery swap App
  7. Product purchase options
    1. How many batteries and motorcycles should go with a 5 slots swap cabinet
    2. How many batteries and motorcycles should go with a 8 slots swap cabinet
    3. How many batteries and motorcycles should go with a 12 slots swap cabinet
    4. How long is the payback period for operating a battery swapping charging station
    5. What is the profit model for battery swapping charging stations
  8. Battery swapping charging station project agent
    1. What are the conditions for becoming an agent
  9. After-sales support
    1. How long is the warranty on battery swapping charging stations
    2. What support can Tycorun provide if the battery is damaged
    3. What is the warranty for swappable batteries
    4. What are the wearing parts of batteries
    5. What is Tycorun’s after-sales service like
  10. Battery swapping market in China
    1. What about battery swapping market in China

1. About battery swapping station project

① What conditions improve the success of a battery swapping project

A battery swap project is a capital project as well as an internet project. Therefore, you can refer to the following conditions when you are ready to invest in battery swapping project:

  • ● Capital investment, battery swapping project needs a lot of capital investment, battery swapping project’s pre-investment cost is large, long payback cycle, sufficient capital preparation is conducive to the maintenance of the project operation, so you need to have a certain amount of capital preparation.
  • ● Market demand, we need to fully understand the actual situation of the target market before committing to the project, such as what is the market share of fuel motorcycles and electric motorcycles, and what is the proportion of monthly transportation expenditure to all user expenditures. A full understanding of the market will help in the formulation of battery swap packages and the estimation of the project’s payback cycle.
  • ● Operation ability, battery swapping project is a long-term investment project, in the early stage of the battery swapping charging stations, batteries, electric motorcycles, but also need to have personnel to maintain the daily operation of the battery swapping project.
  • ● Social resources, battery swap project is a high investment and slow payback project, if there is government policy support or site support, etc., it can make the power swap project start faster.

② How do I know if my country is suitable for a battery swap project

You can refer to the following 5 aspects to understand whether your country is suitable for the battery swap program.

  • ● Market demand, you can look at the proportion of two or three-wheeled vehicles in the target market, what is the proportion of fuel vehicles and electric vehicles respectively?
  • ● Is the local takeaway and courier industry mature? How many kilometers do riders ride per day?
  • ● Government policies on green energy support (e.g. Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. subsidize the first electric vehicle about 3200 RMB)
  • ● Is daily vehicle refueling more expensive? Is it more cost-effective to use electric vehicles? (e.g. African countries have higher fuel costs and the local market share of electric vehicles is higher compared to most countries).
  • ● Is basic transportation convenient? What is the terrain of the country? (e.g. in mountainous areas, it is more convenient to use motorcycle transportation than car)

2. Why choose TYCORUN battery swap station provider

① Which countries are Tycorun’s existing markets

Tycorun has received inquiries from more than 100 countries, and has already sent samples to more than 30 countries for pre-testing, and more customers are in the process of negotiation. The countries we are promoting cooperation with are Thailand, India, Dubai, Bangladesh, and other Southeast Asian countries.

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② Does Tycourn have experience operating in the Chinese market

Yes, TYCORUN’s Chinese brand “Pai Da Ren” has deployed 1,000 battery swapping charging stations in the Chinese market, and has hands-on experience in the whole battery swap project, and understands more about the problems encountered in the actual operation of the battery swap project.

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③ How is the battery swap project operating for Tycorun customers

Tycorun has several major brands in the Middle East and Thailand that have already launched battery swapping charging stations in bulk, about 2,000 battery swapping charging stations, and these brands have achieved initial success in their operations.

④ What is the approximate annual production of Tycorun

Monthly output of battery swap cabinets is 5,000 units, and monthly output of lithium battery is 50,000 sets.

⑤ What certifications do Tycourn’s products have

Because different countries need different certifications, we can do according to customer demand for certification. Batteries have been certified UN38.3, MSDSCE, UL2271 (Middle East), battery swap cabinets have been certified CE motorcycles have been COC, EEC.

⑥ Can TYCORUN provide guided training on battery swap

Of course, we are involved in the whole process from the customer’s program to the actual operation: guidance, training, and assistance in implementation. If the number of batteries in the project reaches 10,000, we will send professional engineers to assist in the implementation.

⑦ What is the lead time for Tycorun’s battery swap products

Product delivery time is divided into three cases, the delivery time is different in different cases.

  • ● The first case, sample test, if you buy sample, we can ship the product within 5 days if we confirm the stock is sufficient.
  • ● The second situation, bulk purchase of standard products, standard products support OEM, our factory can produce 5,000 battery swap cabinets, 50,000 sets of batteries a month, bulk purchase, the delivery time is 45-60 days.
  • ● The third case of customized development, if you need to customize and design drawings, it needs to be evaluated by professional engineers, please contact us to make sure.

3. Battery swapping charging stations

① How do we choose the size of the battery swapping charging stations

At present, our standard product has 5, 8, 9, 12 slots battery swapping charging stations, the more the number of slots, the more batteries can be accommodated. During the initial testing phase of a project, you can choose a battery swap cabinet with fewer slots to test performance, and when the project expands you can purchase a battery swap cabinet with more slots for better utilization. If an existing standard battery swap cabinet is the right size, but the number of bins is not large enough, multiple swap cabinets can be used in parallel to meet the demand.

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② How does Tycourn’s battery swapping system mode

There are two modes for users to battery swapping: online mode and offline mode. Online mode: battery swapping operation can be done through online APP, offline mode: it can be done with NFC or password mode.

You can watch the following video about Tycourn’s NFC battery swapping process:

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NFC-battery-swapping-process

③ What customizations can Tycorun’s battery swap cabinet product accept

Tycorun’s standard product: You can change the exterior color and internal logo on the basis of the existing battery swapping charging stations model, or can be designed according to the drawings (development and customization costs are large, it is recommended that the project is mature or well-funded to consider, customization costs can be returned after reaching a certain number of purchases)

④ Can I just buy the battery swap cabinet without the batteries

You can purchase Tycourn’s battery swap cabinets only, you only need to provide the communication protocol of the batteries and our battery swap cabinet system to adjust the protocol, you can do battery swapping, so that the battery information is displayed in the background.

⑤ What accessories are available for the battery swap cabinet

NFC swiping battery swapping function, monitoring, canopies, air conditioning, solar charging (solar panel, controller, etc.).

⑥ How much KWH does battery swap station consume per day

According to the 5 slots of battery swap cabinet to calculate, a day of 12 hours of work, each 72V30Ah battery needs to be filled with 3h, 12 hours can be filled with four rounds of batteries, a total of 4 * 4 batteries, each battery consumes more than 2 degrees of electricity, a total of 2 * 4 * 4 = 32 degrees of electricity (calculated as 2KWH).

⑦ Can Tycourn battery swapping charging station be solar powered

Yes, solar energy can be used as a supplement to utility charging, the intensity of solar power generation is related to the country’s climate and weather, and the efficiency of power generation varies from country to country.

⑧ Can battery swapping charging stations be placed outdoors

Yes, Tycourn’s battery swapping cabinet and batteries come with fireproof and waterproof function, and in countries with hotter climate, the power swapping cabinet can also be added with in-cabinet air conditioner to ensure the temperature of batteries inside the cabinet and prolong the life of batteries. It is also possible to build a small room to place the battery swapping cabinet, which will improve the operating life of the cabinet and the batteries even more.

⑨ How to connect battery swapping charging station to the Internet outdoors

There are two ways to network the cabinets, WIFI networking and SIM card networking. In the absence of WIFI, battery swapping charging stations will use traffic to ensure that the cabinets communicate normally with the backend.

⑩ What if someone breaks the cabinet and steals the battery

The battery swapping project is the most important to ensure the safety of the assets, if battery swapping charging stations suffered damage, the background will immediately receive the error message, through the message sent to the person in charge of the battery swap station, the person in charge of the situation can go to the scene to check the situation. Battery swapping charging station can be equipped with optional monitoring, all the monitoring video will be stored, and can be viewed and tracked later. At the same time each battery has an independent number, and GPS and networking capabilities, you can confirm the battery location through the background.

4. Batteries for battery swapping station project

① Which is better – LFP or NCM or semi-solid state battery

According to the market demand choice, three kinds of batteries have their own advantages, lithium iron phosphate long service life, high temperature resistance but the volume is large, and ternary lithium battery energy density is relatively light and low temperature resistance. Semi-solid state battery energy density between lithium iron phosphate battery and lithium ternary battery, so the volume is also smaller than the lithium iron phosphate battery volume, safety performance is also higher than the lithium ternary battery.

② What is the form of the connection interface for Tycorun batteries

Tycourn’s battery has two types of connections, soft connection(wired) and hard connection (wireless). Hard link batteries correspond to 8 slots and 9 slots battery swap station, soft connection batteries correspond to 5slots and 12slots battery swap station. connection-interface-for-Tycorun-batteries

③ How to choose the specification of swappable battery

Currently Tycorun’s swappable battery’s standard products are 48v30ah, 60v 30ah lithium battery, 72v30ah, which can be chosen according to customer’s market demand.
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TYCORUN 60V 30Ah battery

④ What are the parts of the battery that I can customize

Batteries can be designed according to drawings and can be customized with battery capacity, case, logo, size, battery charging interface.

⑤ How do I view information about the batteries in swap station

Users can view it on the app and the information will be displayed on the swap cabinet screen when the battery is connected to the battery swap station. Manager can view all battery information on the battery swap backend system.

⑥ What are the functions of the battery’s GPS module and 4G module

GPS module can locate the battery and check its position; 4G module provides networking function for the battery to ensure that the battery can transmit data to the backend. 4G-module

⑦ Do I need to provide the battery sim myself

SIM card to the battery to provide networking function, need the customer’s own country traffic to ensure networking. The internal structure of the battery is so precise that it is easy to damage the battery if the customer puts it in by himself, so we suggest the customer to send the SIM card to Tycourn to put it in the battery.

⑧ What is the range of a 1500w motor with a 72V 50Ah battery

Battery range is related to many factors, speed, load, battery power, road conditions and so on. After testing, at an average speed of 40KM/H, the motorcycle’s estimated driving time is 2.4 hours, with a range of about 96 kilometers.

⑨ How do I interface my own battery with the battery swap cabinet

In this case, the battery needs to be sent to Tycorun’s factory first so that a technician can work on it and test it.

⑩ Can user’s motorcycle battery be charged in our battery swapping station

No, the BMS protocol is different, even if the battery connector can be connected, the swapping station will not recognize it and will not be able to charge it.

⑪ Can a rider take a swappable battery home to recharge

Defined according to the customer’s battery swap brand (BMS definition).

5. Electric motorcycle for battery swapping station project

① Can I choose another electric motorcycle manufacturer

It is optional and there are two situations that require our cooperation:
  • ● The first, if the customer needs to display the battery power information displayed on the motorcycle, you need to dock the motorcycle and battery protocol.
  • ●The second, if the customer does not need to display battery information, only require discharge, then as long as the interface between the battery and the motorcycle is consistent.

② What motorcycle models does Tycorun have

There are MINI, CPX, BOX, CGW, A9 and other motorcycles to choose from, and detailed models can be obtained by inquiring.

6. Software backend for battery swapping station project

① How can I test the software by purchasing a sample

There is no need to purchase software, only hardware is required for the sample testing stage, we can provide free test account for customers to test the software.

② What does the battery swapping system backend software do

  • ● Data section, including total revenue, daily revenue, this month/previous month revenue, annual revenue, total deposit, user status and deposit payment status, battery swapping service usage.
  • ● User center, including user ID, cell phone number, real name status, deposit status, package status, battery status, affiliated network, purchase time and expiration date.
  • ● Business management, including network management, deposit management, package management, agent management, and sub-account management.
  • ● Asset management, including battery swap cabinet management (can view and edit battery swap station information, view battery information, swap records, fault records); battery management (can view real-time battery status); vehicle management (can view vehicle speed, trip, output power, driving status)
  • ● User management, including user ID, real name status, registration time and affiliated network.
  • ● Electricity management, including battery swapping charging stations start running to the end of the meter degrees.
Software-backend-for-battery-swapping-station-project For a more detailed introduction to the battery swap system backend you can watch the video:
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③ What are the functions of the battery swap App

Real-time view of nearby battery swapping charging stations locations, number of batteries and battery SOC. For more information on using the Tycorun battery swap APP, you can refer to the following video:
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7. Product purchase options

① How many batteries and motorcycles should go with a 5 slots swap cabinet

1 set of 5 slots battery swap station work 12h, need to be equipped with 1 + 4 * 4 = 17 batteries, the extra 1 battery as a spare. Inside the battery swapping station, 4 batteries are stored, 1 spare battery is not used, and there are 12 mobile batteries in total, which can be used for 12 single battery motorcycles or 6 dual battery motorcycles.

② How many batteries and motorcycles should go with a 8 slots swap cabinet

Under the same calculation method, an 8 slots battery swap station working for 12 hours needs to be equipped with 1+7*4=29 batteries, 7 batteries stored in the station and 1 spare battery not used. A total of 21 mobile batteries are available for 21 single battery motorcycles or 10 dual battery motorcycles.

③ How many batteries and motorcycles should go with a 12 slots swap cabinet

12 slots swapping station works for 12 hours and needs to be equipped with 1+11*4=45 batteries. The station stores 11 batteries, 1 spare battery is not used, there are 33 mobile batteries, which can be used for 33 single battery motorcycles or 16 dual battery motorcycles.

④ How long is the payback period for operating a battery swapping charging station

For example, a 12 slots battery swap cabinet, with 45 batteries, the total battery swapping station cost is about 155,000 RMB, the number of users can be served is 33, the monthly rent of each user is 500 RMB, the monthly gross income is 16,500 RMB, the monthly electric power consumption is about 1,500 RMB, the monthly gross profit is 15,000 RMB, and the return on investment is about 10 months.

⑤ What is the profit model for battery swapping charging stations

We wrote about battery swapping business model before, the profitability of battery swapping charging stations depends on the number of users and the cost of inputs, which can be discussed in detail by contacting us or by watching the video.
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8. Battery swapping charging station project agent

① What are the conditions for becoming an agent

Tycourn will fully support the agent’s brand to develop battery swapping scale locally.

What is the profit model of battery swapping charging stations like Annual target task: In the first year, from the date of signing the agreement to December 31, 2024, Party A will order 2,000 motorcycles, 4,800 batteries, and 100 battery swapping charging stations.

In the second and third years, from January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2025 and from January 1, 2026 to December 31, 2026, respectively, Party A will order 4,000 motorcycles, 10,000 batteries and 200 battery swapping charging stations per year.

If Party A achieves 75% of the quantities in each period, then Party A will achieve the annual target task as long as the total quantities ordered by the end of the third year on December 31, 2026 are not less than 10,000 motorcycles, 24,800 batteries and 500 battery swapping charging stations.

In case of non-achievement, Tycorun has the right to terminate the Agency Agreement or change the annual target tasks accordingly through friendly negotiation and with the consent of both parties.

9. After-sales support

① How long is the warranty on battery swapping charging stations

The overall warranty of the cabinet is 1 year, and the warranty of the cabinet parts is divided into perishable parts and non-perishable parts warranty, and the non-perishable parts warranty is 3 years. The warranty period of specific parts is also different, please refer to Tycorun swapping cabinet vulnerable parts list

Swapping cabinet Vulnerable parts list
The swapping cabinet Vulnerable parts list contains parts of the equipment that are easily damaged; Parts are prone to wear and aging under high frequency use, battery impact, high temperature, etc. Some exposed parts are easy to be damaged by contact, also known as Vulnerable parts.
Vulnerable parts Functions/Description
Battery compartment door lock 12V chamber door electromagnetic lock, double feedback signal, including lock hook accessories, 12V
Battery compartment door hook Matching chamber door lock use
Battery guide block Guide when inserting the battery to help reduce friction
Battery charging wire &connector Soft connector cable, 2+6 battery connector
Logo light & light strips Logo light and light strip
Fans inside the cabinet Small fan in the cabinet (if designed), 12V, 60*60*10mm
Fans on the cabinet Cabinet cooling fan (if designed), 12V, 120*120*20mm
Air-con 220V 500W~2KW,The specific model is to be determined
Touch screen with Android Android touch all-in-one, Display exposed to damage risk

② What support can Tycorun provide if the battery is damaged

At the sample stage, we will have specialized personnel to contact and cooperate to solve the problem. When battery swapping charging stations reach 1,000 units or batteries reach 10,000 sets of purchasing quantity, we will send engineers to the local area to solve the after-sale problems.

③ What is the warranty for swappable batteries

The swappable batteries are guaranteed for 1 year for vulnerable parts and 3 years for non-vulnerable parts.

④ What are the wearing parts of batteries

Battery vulnerable parts are as follows:
Battery vulnerable parts list
Vulnerable parts list contains parts of the equipment that are easily damaged; Parts are prone to wear and aging under high frequency use, battery impact, high temperature, etc. Some exposed parts are easy to be damaged by contact, also known as vulnerable parts.
Vulnerable parts Functions/Description
Battery connector For charging and discharging
Battery BMS Prevent the battery from over-charging and over-discharging, extend the battery life, and monitor the battery status

⑤ What is Tycorun’s after-sales service like

Tycorun has a complete after-sales system, you can submit your questions online through Tycorun’s after-sales platform, and we will have specialized personnel to contact and cooperate with you to solve the problems for anything that needs to be cooperated in the sample stage. When battery swapping charging stations or batteries reach 10,000 purchase quantity, we will send engineers overseas to solve after-sales problems.

10. Battery swapping market in China

① What about battery swapping market in China

According to relevant reports, there are 8 million takeaway riders and 4 million courier boys in China, and the number of electric two-wheeled vehicles has reached 400 million in 2023, and more than 1,000 brand owners have entered the battery swap market.

As a competitive red ocean market, China’s two-wheeled electric vehicle market is gradually becoming saturated and its scale is stabilizing.

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