Full Charge and charging it overnight
If you charge the battery to a full 100%, then it is ideal that you use your e-bike and the capacity doesn’t remain full while your electric bicycle is idle. Charging time of the battery is ideally 7 – 8 hours on an average, so once charged completely you can hit the road.
Charge the battery whenever possible
When any opportunity to charge the battery presents itself, grab it and charge your e-bike battery. You can remove your battery and take it with you to charge wherever you can and plug it to charge while you get through other things.
Extra battery or more batteries
Maintaining a spare battery for your e-bike may not only come in handy for you during the day for a longer range but will also help you prolong the endurance of each of your batteries life. If your e-bike has removable batteries, then you have an easy task of juggling your batteries and keeping them in good health as well.
Do NOT let your E-bike battery run low on charge
Maintain the charge level of your battery is very important for the overall performance so you must never let it run lower than 20% on charge. Each time the battery level drops to 0%, it affects and decreases the maximum battery life. If you use your e-bike most often, you will need to be very careful about the maintaining the daily battery charge to above 20% charge in other words, removable batteries will help you in doing this.
Don’t blow a fuse!
One of the critical factors with e-bike batteries and their chargers is making sure you plug and unplug your charger right. You don’t want power in the charging brick when you’re plugging in or unplugging, thus turn off the power supply first and then plug in or unplug your battery. Doing this wrong could result in a broken charger, leaving you without a working e-bike, until you can get yourself a new charger.
Use original battery charger
Using the supplied battery charger to charge the battery of your e-bike is a must because it may otherwise reduce the battery life significantly. It is always advised to do so and if you plan to embark on a longer range, you must always carry the original battery charger with you in case you need a quick top up charge for your electric bike.
Avoid extreme temperatures
Your electric bike battery feels the same as you do, in different weather conditions, thus moderate temperatures suit your electric bike battery the best. Avoiding extreme temperatures in usage, charging and storing the battery is advised to prolong the electric bike battery. Whilst in a charging cycle, the battery should be in a warmer environment than freezing temperatures which is not hotter than 42 degrees Celsius at the extreme. However, still it is not advised and you should keep it between 15 and 22 degrees Celsius
To effectively summarize, keep your battery happy, and your wallet happier. Do NOT charge your battery too much, or discharge it too much. Maintain the charge between 80% and 20% always. Also make sure if you’re storing your battery, keep it at 60% charge, in a moisture free and cool storing capacity. And of course, don’t push your battery too hard if you want it to last!
Following the above said will ensure you’ll be riding your original battery for years to come.