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What’s an e-Bike Battery?

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Tips on charging your electric bike battery to maximize its life The most expensive component of your new electric bike is the battery. Most of the price involved in buying a ready to go e-bike is the size of the bikes storage unit, the lithium-ion battery pack. These batteries are now used in all types of applications. So it’s no surprise to find them powering electric bikes. What you will discover, more expensive e-bikes have higher-tech batteries that are lighter, charge quickly, and last longer. What you will also find, batteries degrade over time holding less charge as they age?

The quality of an electric bike battery makes a difference The better the battery is will help you maximize the distance (range) you expect to achieve, so look for a reputable named manufacturer. Then make sure the warranty covers the battery for at least two years. Conservatively lithium-ion batteries are typically said to last for 1,000 full charge cycles. That’s about three years of daily use five to seven times a week. With careful use, the battery can survive longer, so you should get at least 2,000 half-charge cycles. IIn practice, gaining several years out of a battery is quite easy to achieve. This will depend on the quality of the battery, how often its charged and how it is stored.

To maximize the life of your electric bike battery • •

• Ride your bike a lot and charge it often If your bike comes with a smart-charge, faithfully disconnect the charger within 24 hours When not in use, for a week or more, charge the battery to only 40% to 70% of its capacity Then store the battery or bike and battery in a cool dry place, above freezing, Checking and charge every two to three weeks to keep it in that range.

For more information Visit a local bike shop in your area that sells and services electric bikes.

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Iowa Bike/Hike Guide 2018

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Iowa Bike/Hike Guide 2019  

The Iowa Bike/Hike Guide offers both the avid and recreational cyclist many free maps of fun destinations in the state to explore. The guide...

Iowa Bike/Hike Guide 2019  

The Iowa Bike/Hike Guide offers both the avid and recreational cyclist many free maps of fun destinations in the state to explore. The guide...