For an electric bike, the battery is the very heart of the powertrain. Without it, you won’t be getting far (unless you start pedaling). So, if you are like many riders, you want to make sure you always have the most battery power possible. The following are a few tips on how to protect the capacity of your battery so that it can take you further.
Get the Big Battery
Probably the simplest way to make sure you have maximum battery power is to get your e-bike with a large battery. El-Lux Electric Bikes are available with 48v 21ah lithium-ion batteries. These are a 50% capacity improvement over the base battery. If you buy a GT model, you will get the larger battery included. This will help you to go further and faster.
Use Pedal Assist Eco Mode
When you are riding, you can get a continuous boost from your battery for a longer distance by using the eco mode for pedal assist. This will allow you to increase the range by as much as 30%. If you are planning to go on a long trip, cruising around town, this is a great way to ensure that you always have battery power to help you out.
Avoid Temperature Extremes
Try to avoid exposing your battery to temperature extremes. When batteries get too hot or too cold, they tend to lose their charge-holding ability. Typically, they should be below 100 degrees and above freezing. Better yet, keep them between 60 and 70 degrees, especially during storage. It is okay if your battery is occasionally exposed to an extreme temperature, but you should avoid them when possible.
Unsurprisingly, your battery needs to be charged to provide your bike with power. However, you may not know that batteries tend to deteriorate when they are allowed to fully discharge too many times. Most modern batteries have some safeguards against this. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to charge your bike whenever you stop at home or at another charging point. Also, try to avoid overcharging the battery. In other words, unplug it once it is fully charged.
Store at 60% Charge
If you expect to leave the battery for an extended time, you should store it properly. For example, you may be going away for a few weeks or won’t be using your bike during the winter. Charge the battery to between 30% and 60%. Then, disconnect it from the bike. This will allow the battery to maintain optimal health when not in use. Also, make sure to store it somewhere that is dry and has mild temperatures. It may be a good idea to leave it indoors for extended storage.
Get the Right Electric Bike Today
With the above tips, you can make sure that you get all the battery power possible from your electric bike. Order your next electric bike today from E-Lux Electric Bikes. Check out our full collection of models. Plus, schedule a test ride to see how you like our e-bikes. If you want maximum power, don’t forget to order the larger battery.