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How to extend the life of electric bicycle battery and charger?

  • 13 Jun 2022

Electric bicycle is loved and favored by more and more people, and has become an important transportation and fitness tool in modern life. The battery and charger as an important part of the electric bicycle, if not used properly, will have an impact on the battery and charger and even the service life of the electric bicycle. GHstore, a professional electric bicycle service provider, will share with you how to use the battery and charger of the electric bicycle to extend their service life?


1. The charger should be dedicated, do not change the charger at will

The charger parameters are different for different models, so don't change the charger at will when you are not sure. If you have to charge in more than one place, then it is best to go to a professional electric bike store to buy extra.


2. Protect the charger

The charger was not designed to be carried with the e-bike, so nowadays chargers are basically not resistant to strong vibration. In special cases, if you have to move the charger, you have to pack it with foam to prevent vibration and bumps. Many chargers will drift after vibration, making the entire parameter change and causing the charging state to be abnormal. Another thing to note is that when charging to keep the charger ventilation, otherwise not only affect the life of the charger, may also occur thermal drift and affect the state of charge, which will form damage to the battery.


3. Charge in time

Nowadays, the main types of batteries used in electric bicycles are: lead-acid batteries and lithium batteries. Lead-acid batteries begin the sulfidation process after discharge, timely charging can remove the less serious sulfide crystals, if not charged in time, these sulfide crystals will accumulate and gradually form coarse crystals, which will gradually form a decline in battery capacity and shorten the service life of the battery; lithium batteries have relatively little impact. So pay attention to the use of the end to charge in time, as far as possible to make the battery power in a full state. If the charging conditions are not convenient or can not be charged in time, try to choose lithium battery electric bicycle.


4. Regular deep discharge

A regular deep discharge of the battery is also good for "activating" the battery, which can slightly increase the capacity of the battery. The general method is to completely discharge the battery once in a while. The method of complete discharge is to ride under normal load conditions on a flat road to the first undervoltage protection.

Note: We place special emphasis on the first undervoltage protection. After the first undervoltage protection, the battery will rise after a period of time and return to a non-undervoltage state, which will be very harmful to the battery if it is used again. After completing the complete discharge, the battery is fully charged. It will feel like the battery capacity has improved.


5. Make some good habits of power saving

Use coasting as much as possible. For example, when going downhill, use early power-off coasting to slow down as much as possible. When you are about to encounter traffic congestion or traffic lights, go into early coasting to minimize braking.

When starting, slowly turn the handle, which is relatively safe, to avoid the impact of high current on the battery, not only to save power, but also to reduce the battery power loss and life damage.


6. Pay attention to the charging environment

At present, most electric bicycle chargers are designed in accordance with the ambient temperature of 25℃, so it is better to charge at 25℃. However, the ambient temperature is relatively low at 25℃, so there is bound to be a problem of overcharging in summer and undercharging in winter. Therefore, when charging, it is best to arrange the battery and charger in a ventilated and temperature-appropriate environment.


7. Regular inspection and maintenance

Electric bicycle after-sales service providers can generally provide electric bicycles inspection and maintenance services. Owners should regularly visit professional after-sales service stores for daily inspection and professional maintenance of their electric bicycles. For example, regular maintenance of the battery can reduce the damage to the battery. The repair of the battery's charge state can alleviate the failure of the "battery lag".


8. Choose high quality batteries

The life of the battery determines the cost of riding the e-bike later. Therefore, try to choose high capacity and good reputation brand batteries. Because ordinary consumers in the use of the operation process is easy to encounter a variety of problems, and a good battery service provider in sales, customer service, technical support, maintenance and other aspects of the construction of relatively perfect, can provide consumers with better after-sales service.


Through these methods, users can greatly extend the service life of electric bicycle batteries and chargers. It is also important to do a good job of maintaining the electric bicycle in order to better enjoy the benefits of the electric bicycle and the fun of riding. 


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