May 29, 2024

5 Charging Tips to Increase eBike Battery Life

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There are many components that go into an eBike, but none is as important as the battery. It’s what fuels your motor and determines how long you’d be able to go on a single charge. 

The electric bike battery is also the single costliest component of your eBike – which is why you must take really good care of it. Luckily, when it comes to taking care of your battery, it’s as simple as charging it correctly.

5 Charging Tips to Increase eBike Battery Life

Charging your eBike battery correctly is important to ensure it will last as long as possible. Here are some things you can do to keep it in tip-top shape:

Follow Shallow Charges

Make sure you’re not charging and discharging your battery ‘deeply’.

You can charge your battery to 100% when you first get it (it’s in fact recommended), but after the first charge, don’t let it sit at 100% for long periods of time. 

Likewise, you should not wait to let your battery discharge completely before charging it again.

Avoid Overnight Charging

It’s never a good idea to charge your eBike battery overnight. 

In most cases, it takes about 4-6 hours for the battery to fully charge, so if you leave it plugged in throughout the night, it’ll get worn out much faster. 

Charge Regularly

Charging your battery regularly has the best chance of keeping it in good condition. 

It might be surprising to know but eBike batteries will last longer if you charge them as soon as you can… ideally after every ride, no matter how short.

If you have to store your battery for a long time, make sure it’s at least at its 50% capacity.

Charge at Room Temp.

You must always charge your battery at room temperature.

If you have returned home from a chilling or a very hot environment, you should let your battery warm/ cool down to room temperature. Also, keep an eye on how hot it’s getting and take regular breaks to prevent overheating, if necessary.

Conserve Your Battery

Since eBike batteries have a certain lifetime as specified by their rated charge cycles, it’s always a good idea to conserve your battery. While doing so may not be important for premium high-end eBikes, it can make a big difference in the case of affordable entry-level eBikes.

Your battery drains quickly on throttle mode or higher level of pedal-assist, so keep an eye on how much power you’re using while riding.

Before You Go

There are a couple of things you can do to increase the life of your eBike battery. Follow shallow charge/ discharge method, charge it regularly, and never top it to 100% (well, except for the first time).

Also, you must never engage in any experimentation. Use the charger that comes with the battery, never swap your battery with a random battery, and never use it to power anything else. 

Finally, it’s always a good idea to read the literature that comes with your bike from your manufacturer.

Blog Received from Saqib Raja

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