The battery is one of the key components of your ebike. It’s health has a huge impact on its performance and a typical replacement costs around $600, so you would want it to last as long as possible.
Today we’d like to share ebike battery charging tips to get the most out of your electric bike.
6 Ebike Battery Charging Tips
Charge a new battery for 12 hours. Upon receiving your brand new electric bike, take the time to charge the battery completely for 12 hours. Initial charging ensures current flows through the cells and helps in conditioning the battery right out of the box.
Charge your ebike battery regularly. An ebike’s battery lasts longer with regular use and regular charging. Don’t let your ebike battery discharge completely. Try to charge when there’s 30 to 60 percent of capacity remaining. However, some experts suggest allowing full discharge occasionally, between 30 to 40 charges. But it’s safer to go for the 30-60 rule. To charge your ebike battery regularly, you would need to use it often, so this can be another encouragement to go riding. On that note,
Mind your charge level. Battery life is dependent on cycles, one cycle is calculated by charging from 0 to 100 percent. If the battery is around 25 percent and you recharge it to 100 percent, you can do this 3 more times before reaching one full charge cycle.
You would want to avoid charging the battery to 100 percent as it stresses the battery. To maximize battery life, it’s better to charge to 85 percent especially if you know you wouldn’t need a full battery.
Avoid extreme temperatures. It’s best to avoid extreme temperatures both in usage or when charging your ebike battery. When you’re charging the battery, make sure the room temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do not store an empty battery. If you won’t be using your ebike for a few months, say you’re going out of town, it’s ideal to leave the battery with a charge of 40 to 70 percent. If the percentage drops to 20 percent or lower, charge it to have 40 to 70 percent power. Store your battery in a dry space between 45 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not leave the battery in your car or in direct sunlight. Keep it secure in your ebike which is cooler than inside your car.
Never overcharge your ebike battery. You just came home from a bike ride, you plug the battery in to recharge for the next day. Do not leave it charging for long periods of time. Use a timer or set an alarm on your mobile phone to remind you to check on your battery.
Electric bike charging
Keep your electric bike battery in top shape with these tips. Did we miss anything or do you have any battery charging practices we didn’t cover? Leave it in the comments and we’ll add it to our list.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year for people who ride bikes! The air is crisp, leaves change color, and you can enjoy the sunshine one last time before the cold (and in Wisconsin SNOW) season. But if you ride in the rain, there's a new set of challenges that you'll need to learn to deal with. Cloudy days can make it hard to see oncoming traffic and dark clothing hides bikers from sight and makes them more difficult to see. Whatever the season, don’t let the fear of conditions getting worse deter you from venturing out. Follow these tips to keep you safe and comfortable as autumn sets in.
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