16 Dec How to Charge Your Electric Bike Battery: Tips an Tricks
If you own an electric bike for commuting, you probably know how important is to keep it charged.
As a commuter, the last thing you ever want to deal with is being far from home or from your car and suddenly losing power!
Having good care of your battery will allow you to go out for a ride with confidence, to have a great time enjoying the sights and sounds while you go home without any stress.
Let’s see how to take care properly of your new baby.
1- Charge Your Ebike Battery Regularly
It’s always best to keep charging and try to never run the pack down all the way, this applies to all battery types.
I suggest you always leave for a trip on a full charge whenever possible, and in case you know you’ll be stretching the limits of the range, try to make the effort to pedal a bit more and conserve energy (it is also good for your health).
Those living in the city with an ebike already know the benefit of route planning.
2- Avoid temperatures extremes
Do not charge a frozen battery pack, otherwise, you could harm the cells. It is no problem to ride the bike in below-freezing conditions (it doesn’t harm the battery), just make sure you let the battery warm-up before charging. Bring it to a warm location before charging and give it time to warm up, if you feel comfortable and cozy in a sweater, so is your battery.
Ideally, try to keep your battery in a cool place, preferably below 20°C (68°F).
3- Don’t Overcharge an Electric Bike Battery
You should not overcharge an electric bike battery as this could reduce how it works as well as for how long it works.
Over time, the battery capacity tends to naturally reduce based on the charging cycles.
Here at Linky Innovation, we offer 10 Years Full Replacement Battery Warranty, which is one of the best deals in the business.
I advise you don’t buy an ebike with anything less than 2 years warranty.
4- Where to charge an Electric Bike Battery
The simplest way to charge your battery is on-the-go, bringing with you the charger and finding a common wall to plug in: restaurants, coffee shops, offices or libraries, etc. Having an electric bike with a removable battery will be much easier since you won’t need to carry the entire bike inside the office or the coffee shop in order to charge.
The Linky e-bikes have this amazing system that allows you to unplug the battery from the ebike and carry it with you wherever you want.