ElectricBicycle Charging Tips to Extend Battery Life?

Proper care and maintenance is essential for battery life. To help maintain battery capacity, range, and life, you can follow these guidelines:

  • When replacing your e-bike battery for the first time, charge it for 6-12 hours. It helps to condition the new battery.

  • Do not periodically drain/discharge the battery to 0%. It is recommended to recharge the battery regularly for partial discharge to prolong the charging cycle life of the battery.

  • Occasionally charge continuously for 12-24 hours. It reverts to trickle charging to help balance the battery.

  • For long-term storage, drain the battery to 50% -80% of its full capacity before storage. When the battery is not used for a long time, charge it at least once every three months.

  • Avoid exposing the battery to extreme temperatures during use and charging to extend the battery life of your e-bike. The charging environment must be cool and dry. Keep the battery between 15 ° C and 40 ° C while charging. Do not store below/above – 20 ° C to 45 ° C.

  • Please use the original charger provided by the manufacturer. Note the type of battery and the applicable voltage of the charger.

Does theelectric bike need any special maintenance?

Electric bikes are made from exactly the same materials as regular bikes with added electronic components. Therefore, maintaining an electric bicycle is similar to a normal bicycle. You need to keep the chain lubricated, check the tire pressure regularly and pay attention to the screws. It is also recommended to continue cleaning electronic components, charging batteries according to best practices, etc.

However, e-bikes create more friction on chains, brake pads, wheels and tires, which can wear out faster than a regular bike. A good electric bike will have little impact on the maintenance schedule. It is a good idea to refer to the electric bike manual and follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule.

Can I ride an electric bike on rainy days?

Typically, the electrical system on an e-bike is waterproof and designed to withstand a normal rainy ride. However, it is recommended not to expose the electric bicycle to pouring rain for a long time unnecessarily, so as to avoid condensation of the display screen and other electrical components.

By taking appropriate measures, you can ride an electric bike in the rain:

  • Use the fender. It will shield you and your e-bike from the rain.

  • Wear a waterproof jacket, shoes, and pants to ensure your ride is comfortable.

  • Use a waterproof backpack or shoulder bag to keep your stuff from getting wet.

  • Use lights for safety (consider adding flashing lights to helmets, racks, handlebars, or backpacks).

  • Lower the tire pressure to give your bike better grip.

  • Clean your electric bike after you finish riding.
    Note: 1. Submerging an e-bike in water may cause permanent damage to the motor, battery, or electrical components.
    2. Riding in the rain can be dangerous due to slippery or wet roads.