As the weather gets colder, electric bicycle owners may notice a decrease in the cruising range of their electric bike. If you want your electric bike to have a long battery life, it's essential to maintain the battery properly. In this article, we have compiled some tips for maintaining e-bike batteries in winter.
When maintaining battery in winter, you need to pay attention to methods and get a good charging and usage habits! Hope these tips can help you.
Reasons for the decline in battery life during autumn and winter:
1. Temperature effect:
Most electric bikes use lead-acid batteries that work best at around 25°C. When the temperature drops, the activity of various battery materials decreases, the resistance increases, the battery capacity becomes smaller, the charging effect decreases, the storage capacity becomes worse, and the cruising range is reduced.
2. Battery aging:
Over time, the chemical substances inside the battery will be depleted, resulting in a reduction in battery capacity and a shortened cruising range.
Here are some tips on how to maintain your electric bike:
1. Charge your bike in time
When the weather is cold, make sure that the battery capacity of your electric bike is not less than 25%, and charge it in time. When riding in cold weather, keep an eye on the battery capacity to avoid damage to the battery and to ensure a longer service life.
2. Develop good cycling habits
Try to keep driving at a constant speed and avoid frequent sudden braking and acceleration. This will reduce the load on the battery. Especially in autumn and winter, remember to keep the riding speed stable to protect the battery.
3. Keep the battery warm
In winter, we will suggest you park your bike indoors or in a sheltered place to reduce the impact of low temperature on the battery.
4. Prevent battery damage caused by long-term unused
If you don't ride your bike for a long time, fully charge the battery before placing it and charge the bike 1 to 2 times a month to avoid battery damage due to sulfation.
By preparing an extra backup battery during winter, you can rest assured that you'll never be left without power when you need it most.
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