You use your electric bike to commute to your work daily. But it seems like the bike’s performance is not at its peak. To make you enjoy your ride, whether it is the leisurely cruise in the park or competing the motorized vehicles on the way you’re commuting to work, to make your bike perform at its peak, every part of it should be working and aiding in overall performance.
The battery is also one of the most important parts of the e-bike, if it is not providing its 100-percent your overall performance would be impacted. If it is the battery behind your poor performance or sudden pauses in the commuting, maybe you are not charging it right.
E-bike Charging Tips:
In this post, we are going to pend on some amazing e-bike charging tips. So, it was the charging issue, I am sure after reading through this guide, you would be able to fix it right away.
Charge the battery for at least 12-hours:
If you have purchased a new electric bike, and want to experience the battery assisting you at its peak, you should charge it for at least 12-hours. Yes, this much charging, make the electric current reach through all cells of the battery, in another way, you are waking up all the cells, and telling them, get up, this is the time to work.
Or if you are using the e-bike for the first time, you must read the user manual guide regarding battery charging hours for your e-bike.
To get the most out of your electric bike charging, try to use it every day. In other words, if you use your bike, the battery should go down, and you have to charge it.
One more thing, don’t drain the fullest charging of it. I mean, put the e-bike battery on charge when it is at least 20-30 percent. Experts also suggest that you should not charge it to the full, charge it as high as 70-percent, and then use it again before putting it on the charging.
The logic behind this is, that batteries are designed with average charge cycles. If you charge it to the full and use it, once the cycle is completed, now, there will be one cycle lesser than the total charging cycles, until it dies.
Batteries just like us don’t like extreme temperatures. You should try to avoid using your e-bike in extreme temperatures, or if it gets too hot, take some rest and let it lowers its temperature.
And the same goes for charging the battery. During the charging, if the battery is getting extremely hot, unplug the charging, and let it lower the temperature down. Or don’t put it in the charging in a room which is very hot or catch extreme temperature.
Right mode at the right time:
Yes, use the right mode of pedaling for the right time. In e-bikes, you can go on your pedaling power or the motor power, or both if you want. So, if it is taking very hard on the motor, it will be hard on the battery too, and the battery will get drained faster. If that’s the case, cruise through with your pedaling power as well as motor power, so that you could easily cover the distance without a dead battery in the end.
Keep the battery away from water:
Don’t ever try to charge your battery near or in the water. Yes, water is more like a poison for the battery or electric appliances, and if you charge near the water or a sink, beware that the water can lead the corrosion, which ultimately leads to short-circuit.
If you have limited space, I mean, sink or shower is near to your power cord, and you are left with no space other than this for charging, you may use an extension cord for that.
If there is any chance of raining, try to cover your battery or don’t charge it all. Because if any water droplet hits the battery cell it can damage the cell and reduce its potential lifespan.
The Right Charger:
If you are not using the right charger for your battery, not only you will get a longer time for charging it to the full, but it will drain quickly. Different e-bikes require different voltages and amps, and if you don’t charge your e-bike battery with the right charger, you might not be able to see its peak.
If it is a lithium-ion battery, probably it will require 36 Volts or 48 Volts of charger, or vary from bike to bike or battery.
If you are not riding your e-bike, it is most important that you store a little battery inside it before putting it in hibernation. As per experts, the charging level should be more than 50-percent capacity, the battery you know self-discharge over time, if you are not riding it for a few months, after a few months, the charging level would be around 25-percent or lesser.
Don’t overcharge the battery:
Yes, don’t ever leave your e-bike battery charging for extended hours. Although, today’s batteries are modern, and with a self-disconnecting charging mechanism, the batteries get disconnected after getting fully charged. Still, you should never take a chance of putting it on the charging for extended hours. Because, there will always be heating issues during charging, and if it crosses extreme temperatures, it can blow or burn the battery.
Charge it on a clean flat surface:
Keep always that in mind, your battery is not just one rock piece. If you charge it on an uneven surface, the charging hours can greatly be impacted, and the batteries may also get drained fast. Make sure that the battery is not sitting in direct sunlight or next to anything which can increase the temperature of the battery and make it fry.
One more thing, it will never hurt your battery if you press the charger button before 30-seconds than plugging the charger into the outlet. It helps calibrate your battery cells so that they get ready and become more effective.