How To Help Your Battery Perform Well
Why you need to take care of your ebike battery
If you own an electric bike or conversion kit, then you may not know that taking care of the battery is essential to get the most from it over time. By their nature, lithium batteries lose some of their power, known as degradation, over time, after every charge and after every use. That said, here are a few tips on how to take care of your ebike battery to prolong its performance:
Top Tips for eBike Battery Care
- Follow the battery charger guidelines and safety messages
- Don’t overcharge your battery by keeping it plugged in once fully charged
- Don’t run your battery charge down to zero
- Don’t store in hot or cold temperatures
- Keep away from dirt, dust and water
First, always make sure that the battery is properly charged. This can be done by plugging it into an outlet or using a charger specifically designed for your electric bike or ebike kit. You must use the charger that is provided with your kit and not use that charger for other items. This is critical for safe operation.
Our battery chargers have a red/green light system which shows if the battery is fully charged or still charging.
Secondly, avoid overcharging the battery. This can damage the battery and shorten its lifespan. The typical charge is 2 – 3 hours depending on the size of the battery and the type of charger. By continuing to push a charge to an already charged battery cell, you will degrade the performance of your battery.
So always ensure that you charge your battery only when it is needed and disconnect once a full charge is achieved.
When to disconnect my ebike battery?
In practical terms, this may mean recharging during the evening rather than overnight, for example. Keep your recharging to the required 2 or 3 hours and not longer than it needs.
Thirdly, keep the battery clean and free of dirt, debris and water. This will help to prevent corrosion and keep the contact points between the battery and the bike working properly.
Fourthly, store the battery in a cool, dry place when not in use. Temperature is a big factor in how your battery performs over time. Too cold or too hot and the battery cells can become damaged. Managing where your battery is stored will help to prolong its life.
For example, if you store your bike outdoors for winter, we would recommend bringing your battery inside and storing it at room temperature.
By following these simple tips, you can help to minimise degradation and help your ebike battery to last as long as possible.
What you can do to help extend the life of your ebike battery
An ebike battery is a big investment, and it’s important to make sure that you maximise its lifetime. While many factors can affect the lifespan of a battery, there are a few things that you can do to help extend its life. First, always store your battery in a cool, dry place.
Important: Extreme temperatures can cause damage to the cells, so it’s important to keep them within a comfortable range.
Second, avoid letting the battery completely discharge. This puts unnecessary strain on the cells and can shorten the overall lifespan of the battery.
Best-practice for charging your battery
One of the most important aspects of owning an ebike or ebike conversion kit is keeping the battery charged. A dead battery can mean having to cycle without any assistance but with the weight of an ebike battery pack. However, many people are unsure of how to properly charge their battery.
For best results, it is recommended to charge the ebike battery when it reaches about 20%. This will help to prolong the life of the battery and ensure that it can hold a charge for longer periods. It is also important to avoid leaving the phone plugged in for extended periods, as this can damage the battery. It is recommended to unplug the charger from the battery once it reaches 100%. By following these simple tips, you can help keep your ebike battery charged and ready to go when you need it.
Tips for storing your ebike battery when it’s not in use
When you’re not using your ebike, it’s important to store the battery indoors to help it stay in room temperature conditions. First, if possible, store the battery in a cool, dry and dust-free place. Extreme temperatures can damage the battery, so avoid storing it in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Second, make sure that the battery is completely charged before you put it away. A full charge will help to prolong the life of the battery. Finally, be sure to check on the battery regularly and give it a charge if necessary. By following these simple tips, you can keep your ebike battery in good condition.
Taking Care of Your eBike Battery
There are a few things you can do to help extend the life of your ebike battery and keep it in tip-top shape. Be sure to charge it regularly, store it properly when not in use, and handle with care. With a little bit of time and attention, your battery will give you years of happy riding and extend its life before you need a replacement ebike battery.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check out our other blog posts for more great tips on how to get the most out of your ebike kit experience!