Where to charge?

- Jun 12, 2018-

All large lithium batteries are a potential fire risk and should be charged in a safe place, preferably outside or in the middle of a garage floor Other safe ways to charge an ebike lithium battery are in a fireproof bag, oven or barbecue grill. Do not attempt charging a battery you think is damaged.

Never charge a lithium battery unsupervised inside a house or building. Manufacturers are afraid to tell you to be cautious, because it makes them sound like they are afraid their battery might catch on fire. The two most important truths about ebike batteries are: Buy from a respected vendor (not Aliexpress, the Chinese ebay), and also…charge them with care and caution.

For instance, if you charge your ebike with the battery on the bike, and the ebike is in the garage…put a heat and smoke detector above the place where you park your ebike. Does that mean you don’t have confidence in the company that you bought your battery from? No matter who the vendor is, doing that means you are being smart.