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How to Get the Most Out Of Your Electric Bike Lithium Batteries

Electric Bike Battery

1.Keep it topped up!

No matter what kind of electric bike lithium battery you have, there is one Golden Rule for getting the most out of it: Keep it topped up! You will often hear battery life talked about in cycles. This may cause you to worry that if you keep charging your battery up when, for example, you have only used up a quarter of its power, then you are “wasting” an entire cycle. This is not the case at all – in fact, it’s more like the opposite is true. A lithium battery rated for 800 full cycles may very well get 2,000 half-cycles.

Charge Ebike Battery

2.Charge it often and reduce deep discharge cycles as much as possible

So the best way to prolong the life of your battery is to charge it frequently. I achieve this by keeping a spare charger at work. I could manage both ways on one charge, but I know I would not be doing the battery any favors by almost completely discharging it. In fact, the best way to increase performance and lifetime on a lithium battery is to reduce deep discharge cycles as much as possible.

In fact, many people believe that you can double your battery’s life expectancy by discharging only 50% of capacity instead of 75%; and that you will get six times the battery life at 30% capacity usage per cycle!

Ebike In snow

3.Keep it exercised during winter

Another way to prolong the life of your ebike battery is to keep it exercised during winter (or any other time when you are not using it). I once almost destroyed a great li-ion battery by not using it for several months.

There is an easy way to avoid this: just plug any battery you are not using into a digital timer switch, and program that device to charge the battery for 30 minutes per week. This will save any battery from dying on you.

If you are using the 36V Electric Bicycle Battery daily, you just want to make it easy to charge it fully. So do yourself and your battery a favor, and either have a spare battery charger at your office, or else just carry the charger with you.

EBike Battery Charge

Keep your battery topped up! It’s almost like parenting – don’t wait till your child is totally depressed or in deep trouble. Keep giving encouragement and support all the time. It’s the same with your Ebike Battery. Don’t wait till it’s totally discharged to give it more charge! Charge it up all the time!

SmartPropel Original Writer:Michelle