Bicycle battery care tips

- Jun 20, 2018-

Storage:

  • Avoid prolonged storage in a fully charged or fully discharged state (50% charged is ideal)

  • Store at normal room temperature – avoid storage at over 20°C or below 5°C (41 °F and 68 °F).

Use:

  • Where possible avoid discharging your battery to below 20%.

  • Avoid leaving the bike in direct sunlight on hot days – heat is a battery’s worst enemy. Temperatures over 30°C (68 °F) are harmful to Li-Ion batteries.

  • Over-discharge can occur when you push your bicycle batteries to their limit. Full discharges put a lot of strain on the battery.

  • Constantly making the motor and battery work hard (e.g. cycling up steep hills with full assistance) will reduce battery life.

Charging:

  • The practice of charging to only 80% of capacity can almost double the life of a Li-Ion battery.

  • Use a good quality charger designed specifically for your type of Lithium-Ion battery.

  • Use the slowest (lowest power) charging option your charger supports unless you are desperate to get back out on the road.