Electric bicycles are on the rise, with their increasingly modern design, these bicycles come with improved motors and batteries with a longer life extension, allowing you to enjoy the routes or rides around the city for much longer. The battery is the heart of the e-BIKE, we can extend its useful life by treating it with care when handling, storing and recharging it. Today we bring you the 5 essential tips to take care of your battery. electric bike.
useful life cycles
One of the most important aspects of e-BIKE batteries is the number of useful life cycles, that is, full charges. The useful life cycles of each battery vary depending on the manufacturer, but are usually between 500 and 1000 use cycles. As the cycles are consumed, the battery capacity is reduced by up to 70-80% compared to the new battery. For example, if the battery is at 50% and you charge it to 100%, this counts as half a charge cycle.
Charge the battery to 50%
Recharging the battery when it is at 50% does not influence greater wear, since the batteries current ones do not have a memory effect.
But there are two simple habits that will help you improve its useful life so that it has better performance: do not drain the battery to the maximum and do not always charge it to 100%.
Directly charging the battery as soon as you get home after an intense outing is not the best option. Regardless of whether you charge the battery separately or installed on the bike, it is recommended that after using the e-BIKE, you allow its charge cells to go from the discharged state to the charged state. In this way the battery is optimized for charging.a.
In addition, it is important to take the temperature into account, since, after a route in extreme hot or cold conditions, you will have to wait until the battery is at room temperature to charge it.
On the other hand, although the batteries and chargers are prepared to stop receiving electricity once the charging cycle is finished, it is advisable to unplug it when it is already charged. A good option to avoid having to worry about when charging is finished is to install a timer in the socket so that it disconnects the electricity after a few hours of charging. If you leave it charging indefinitely, it can become overloaded or overheat and this poses a risk to the health of the battery.
If you don't use the bike for a while...
Temperature and charge level are the two most important aspects if you are going to leave the e-BIKE unused for a long time. First of all, whenever possible you should remove the battery from your bike and leave it in a place where the temperature is constant, around 18-20 degrees. If you cannot guarantee that temperature, make sure that they are not very cold and humid places or very hot places.
In addition, you must leave it with a certain percentage of charge depending on the brand of the battery. The batteries of our electric bike modelsThey are Shimano, so they will require a load between 60-70%. Never unloaded or fully charged.
Finally, we are going to give you some very quick extra tips, so that you can implement them in maintaining the battery of your electric bike:
- If you have a new e-BIKE or battery, charge it before taking your first ride.
- Do not use the battery if it is damaged by dropping.
- Keep the battery connections clean.
- Always use authorized chargers.
- You can go out for a ride with the battery at 80%, it is not necessary for it to reach 100%.
By following all these battery care and maintenance tips, you will be able to ride for longer and safer. If you still have any questions about Momabikes batteries, their care or operation, Contact us and we will help you solve them.