Useful tips for charging an e-bike battery and maintaining good functionality and durability.
The e-bike is a cheaper means of transport that allows you to travel for up to 100 km. If you consider how much it costs for a full tank of fuel in a car, you will immediately see huge savings in using e-bikes.
One of the most prevalent reasons for buying e-bikes is to have an alternative means of getting to work.
The e-bike as a city bike is a perfect solution. This is proven by the fact that this type of two-wheeler is becoming increasingly common on urban cycle paths.
The advantages of e-bikes
E-bikes stand for fuel savings, reduced exhaust fumes and noise pollution and less wear and tear on the car, time saved in traffic jams and an active investment in health. Not bad, right?
Of course, the e-bike must be charged from time to time.
Charging the e-bike battery is considerably more cost-effective than going to a petrol station to fill up the petrol tank. The recharging of the e-bike battery depends on the model, but we can safely say that there is a common denominator.
Charging the e-bike battery
When you buy an e-bike, the battery is already connected and the slot for the charger is visible and easily accessible. The slot can be located in a variety of positions, but is usually in the bracket at the front or behind the saddle.
Here’s how to charge your e-bike easily and effectively:
- Always use the original charger for charging.
- Remove the battery from the e-bike or charge it directly in the e-bike holder.
The charging time may vary depending on the type and size of the battery. Generally 2 to 6 hours are required for a full charge.
The importance of getting off to a good start: the first use of the battery
If you have purchased an e-bike with a new battery or if you wish to replace your old battery with a new model, it is essential to take a few precautions.
Proceed as follows to ensure that your e-bike works properly and that the battery has a long service life.
- Remove the battery from its packaging.
- Check the state of charge. Normally this is done by pressing the button with the charge indicator on the battery housing.
- Before connecting the battery to the bike, make sure that the polarity (+) and (-) is correct.
If the e-bike battery has an ignition key, you must turn it to start charging. From the first use, we recommend that you always use an original charger that is suitable for the type of battery being charged. When the charger is connected, the LED generally lights up: this serves to indicate that the battery is being charged. Even when charging for the first time, charging times vary depending on the charger used and the battery capacity.
Pay attention to the state of the battery. If you notice that the battery starts to overheat, this may mean that the cells are overcharged. In this case, the charger should be disconnected quickly.
E-bike batteries are equipped with a range of fuses to ensure longer life and safety during use. Thermal protection ensures that the system disconnects the voltage from the output when the cell temperature is too high or too low and waits for the optimum temperature to be restored.
To ensure efficient battery operation, it is advisable to discharge and fully recharge the battery once a month.
Fully recharging the battery, if it has not been used for a long time, can cause the cells to age faster.
If the battery is not depleted within a month, we recommend charging it up to 50-60% in advance and storing it in a dry, cool room (optimum temperature 20 degrees Celsius).
By carefully following all the steps described in this article, you will be able to charge the battery of any e-bike quickly and efficiently, while covering your route with an adequate amount of energy.