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12 battery tips for electric bikes - Part 1

May 19, 2022

As a green and environmentally friendly means of transportation, electric bicycles are becoming more and more popular due to their ease of use and health benefits. The battery is the heart of an electric bike, so you should take great care of it. To avoid the embarrassment of stopping in the middle of a pleasant trip, you need to extend the battery life and prolong its life through daily maintenance. Here are 12 battery tips for ebike:

1. Master the correct charging method

When you are charging, first connect the output plug of the charger to the charging jack of the battery, and then connect the input plug of the charger to the power supply. The charger shows a red light when the power is turned on. When charging, plug the battery first, then the socket; when fully charged, unplug the socket, then the battery. Hope you can remember this sequence and execute it perfectly.

2. Turn off the battery during idle times

If you are not planning to ride your ebike for a long time, it is highly recommended to turn the battery off. The battery usually has an on/off switch or some way to turn the power usage off. Batteries can keep their charge for months even over a year, but turning them off while you go for a long trip or waiting for the winter is over, can significantly prolong the life of your battery.

Turn off the battery during idle times

3. Control the charging time

Under normal circumstances, cyclists charge at night to ensure a smooth ride during the day. The average charging time is about 6 hours. We suggest that when the indicator light of the charger changes from red to green, you can continue to charge for another hour or so. However, the charging time should not exceed 12 hours. Overcharging will easily lead to battery deformation and water loss, which will damage the battery. Therefore, you need to control the charging time reasonably. Perhaps, setting an alarm clock can help you.

 4. Timely charge

Similar to the health mechanism of "don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water", we need to charge every now and then to keep cells balanced. Don't wait until the battery is almost dead before recharging. If you're a big fan of cycling, and daily travel is a must for you, then you'd better refill the battery every day, no matter how far you ride. The reason is that, after the battery is discharged, vulcanization is formed very quickly, which will cause the battery capacity to drop and the battery life to be shortened. However, charging too many times is also not good for the longevity of the battery. Therefore, the best method is to recharge when the battery is 30%-40% left. In addition, if your enthusiasm for riding decreases, or even if you don’t ride for a long time, don’t forget to recharge your e-bike once a month.

timely charge after your riding

 5. Don't run out of electricity

Promise me, don't wait until the electric bike can't be recharged, it's a serious injury to the battery performance. Multiple deep discharges will cause your battery to leave you earlier. Also, if you encounter a situation where the battery is insufficient during the ride, it is best to move your feet and use pedal assistance in advance to avoid deep discharge. Your every patient maintenance will allow the battery to accompany you for a longer time.

pedal assistance in advance to avoid deep discharge.

 6. Check the battery regularly

If the continuation mileage of your electric bicycle suddenly drops by more than ten kilometers in a short period of time, it is very likely that the battery is short-circuited. In order to avoid this phenomenon, the battery needs to be checked and repaired regularly. You can go to a professional repair facility or rely on yourself, focusing on checking the battery casing, poles, cables, etc. Also, please dispel the idea that this practice is unnecessary, it is actually saving you money, after all, buying a new battery is much more expensive than this.

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