Taking care of your E-Bike battery
Keep your battery charged
It is important to keep your battery charged. If you let a lithium-based battery deplete, the chemistries inside the cells will go into sleep mode. This will appear to be dead. It can be challenging to revive a battery once it goes into sleep mode. Resurrecting your battery can cause permanent damage to the cells.
Charge your battery at least once a month if not in use and never drain the battery below 5%.
For safety reasons, do not recharge deeply discharged lithium-ion batteries.
Storing your battery in optimal conditions
When storing your battery do not leave it on your E-Bike. It’s best to store your battery in a cool dry place and charge it at least once a month. Try to avoid storing your battery in a laundry room, garage or basement. These environments can be inconsistent, for your E-Bike battery.
Never leave your battery in a hot or cold environment
Extreme temperature affects battery life.
The chemicals inside batteries make them sensitive to temperature.
Inside a lithium-ion battery are rectangular metal plates, surrounded by chemicals.
When voltage runs through those metal plates, it excites the electrons inside the battery. They start bouncing all over the place. The interaction between the plates and the chemicals creates electrical energy. This is then stored inside the battery to power a device.
As you use the device, you deplete the battery’s saved electrical energy. The electron party dies down, and so does your battery.
When you add extreme weather to the mix, the dynamics change. That’s because the chemicals with the electrons are sensitive to temperature. So when it’s blazing hot or freezing cold. The chemicals get worn out more quickly than they do with regular use. They literally don’t have enough energy in extreme environments.
How to properly charge your battery
When dealing with high voltage batteries it is very important to connect the power supply/converter to the power source first. Much like an electric car that is being charged. The charger is always plugged in before the vehicle can accept the charging. Tesla for example, the vehicle is plugged in and it takes a few seconds before the vehicle starts charging. This is because of the circuit boards inside the battery pack first determines the proper power input before it can accept the juice!
Handling and transporting your E-Bike
Keep your E-Bike out of water