Charging electric bike: How to charge an electric bike
Whether you are enjoying an afternoon cruise at a leisurely pace in the park or challenging car traffic while commuting in the morning, you want to be able to ride and enjoy your electric bike. For this to happen, all your electric bike systems must function well. A key component is the electric bicycle battery. You want to keep it in good condition, so here are how to charge an electric bicycle and charging electric bike tips, designed to help your electric bicycle battery last
Electric bicycles are an economical and environmentally friendly way of urban travel. They are also very interesting, easy to charge and maintain. You can remove the battery from the bicycle and charge it when you are going to school or work, or you can plug it directly into the battery when you connect the charger to the bicycle. You can also take some measures to maintain the battery to maintain its best performance.
Method 1 Take out the battery and charge it
1 Turn off the battery and release the battery lock to remove it from the bicycle.
Locate the power button on the bike and turn it off to deactivate the battery for safe removal. If your electric bicycle uses a key to unlock the battery lock, insert the key and turn to unlock it. If your bicycle uses clips or tabs to secure the battery, release them to disengage the battery. Slide the battery off the bike to remove it. Some bicycles may require you to remove the seat to remove the battery. Do not try to yank or yank the battery from the bicycle, otherwise the connection may be damaged.
2 Connect the power cord and charger adapter and plug them into the socket.
Pick up the charging adapter that came with the bike and insert the power cord into the socket on the adapter. Then, plug the power cord into a nearby power outlet. The power cord must match the port on the adapter to power it.
Charging tips: When plugging in the charging adapter, please check the green light on the charging adapter to ensure that it is working properly.
3 Insert the charger into the charging port on the battery.
Place the battery on a flat surface, such as your desk or flat ground, and find the charging port, which is usually located on the top or side of the battery. Pick up the charger and plug it directly into the charging port until the indicator light on the charger lights up, indicating that it is charging the battery. The color of the indicator varies from brand to brand, but it is usually red or white.
4 Allow the battery to charge for 3-6 hours before reconnecting the battery to the bicycle.
If your electric bike’s battery is low, it may take up to 6 hours to fully charge. Connect the battery to the charger until the indicator light changes color (for example, from red to green) or the indicator light goes out. Then, when you are ready to use it, disconnect the battery from the charger and reinsert it into your bicycle.
Once the battery is fully charged, do not connect the battery to the charger to prevent the battery from heating up or degrading over time. Avoid using the battery before it is fully charged.
Method 2 Insert the bicycle directly
1 Put the bicycle in a stable standing position and find the charging port.
Lean the electric bicycle against a solid wall or activate the stand to keep it balanced when standing and not easily tip over. Look for the charging port on the battery, which is usually located on the top or side of the battery, similar to a multi-tube wall outlet. If you are using an outdoor charging station, make sure that your bicycle is secured to the bicycle rail to prevent it from tipping over.
Charging tip: If you can’t find the charging port, look for a cover that can be slid to the side to expose it.
2 Plug the charger directly into the port on the battery.
Plug the charger of the electric bicycle into a wall socket and check if the green light on the charger is on, which means it is plugged in. Take out the charging cable and plug it directly into the charging port on the bike. Make sure that the charger is fully inserted into the bicycle and does not slip out of place. Most electric bicycle chargers have a red or white indicator light that will light up when charging.
3 Fully charge the bicycle before unplugging the power plug.
Wait at least 3 hours, and then check if the indicator light on the charger changes color or goes out. If not, please wait another 30 minutes and check again. When the indicator light on the charger changes, unplug the charger from the bicycle. Disconnecting the bicycle before it is fully charged will shorten the life of the battery over time.
Method3 take care of your battery
1 Charge your electric bike after each ride to extend battery life.
To ensure that your battery is never too low and your bicycle can always drive normally, please insert the battery to charge it every time you use the bicycle. Allow it to fully charge before unplugging it, so you can always maintain maximum capacity.
After the battery is fully charged, do not leave the battery on the charger for too long, otherwise the battery may heat up and start to lose its long-term storage capacity.
2 Replace the battery after 1,000 full charge.
After about 500 recharges, the battery of your electric bike may start to drain. As the battery ages, the duration of a charge will become shorter and shorter. To keep your bicycle in top operating condition, please change the battery after 1,000 recharges or after regular use every 2 years.
3 Charge the battery at least halfway to extend its life.
If you plan to store your e-bike for more than a few weeks, please make sure that the battery charge is approximately 50-60%. Almost no charge when storing the battery is harmful to the long-term health of the battery. Charging a completely dead battery will shorten the overall life of the battery.
Charging tip: A good rule of thumb is to never let the battery level of an electric bike fall below 20%.
4 Whenever the battery becomes dirty, clean the battery.
Whenever dirt and dust accumulate on the batteries of electric bicycles and bicycles, wipe them with a damp cloth. For stubborn stains or dirt, use a damp cloth dampened with a few drops of detergent to enhance the cleaning power. After completion, wipe the bicycle and battery with a clean dry cloth to prevent the battery from getting wet. Keeping the bike clean will make it look better and maintain optimal function.
5 tips for charging electric bikes
Tip 1: Charge the new electric bike battery for 12 hours
When you buy a new electric bike for the first time, take the time to fully charge the battery for up to 12 hours. This long initial charge ensures that current flows through all batteries and helps to adjust the batteries out of the box.
Tip 2: Regularly charge the Ebike battery
The lithium chemical batteries used on EVELO electric bicycles and most electric bicycles should be used for longer periods of time with regular use and regular charging. In most cases, you don’t need to let the electric bicycle battery discharge completely. Instead, try to charge the battery when the remaining power is 30% to 60%.
However, some battery experts do recommend a complete discharge occasionally, perhaps every 30 to 40 recharges. But beyond that, please use the 30% to 60% rule. In order to charge your electric bike battery regularly, you need to use it regularly, so let it be another encouragement to go out and ride a bike.
Tip 3: Avoid extreme temperatures
An electric bicycle battery feels the same to the weather as most electric bicycle riders. A moderate temperature is better. To extend the battery life of an electric bicycle, please avoid extreme temperatures during use and when charging the battery.
During the charging cycle, the battery should be in an environment warmer than freezing, and in extreme cases no more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit. But why go to extremes? It is better if the temperature is between approximately 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during charging.
Tip 4: Don’t overcharge the electric bicycle battery
Don’t just leave your e-bike battery on the charger for a long time-consider a few days or more. When you do this, you may cause the battery to discharge to 95% of its capacity. Then the charger starts to work to charge the battery. This cycle of light discharging and charging will continue to produce a series of bad charging cycles. Instead, use the timer on your mobile device to remind you to remove the battery from the charger.
Tip 5: Do not store empty batteries
Sometimes you may need to store e-bike batteries. Maybe you are about to travel. Maybe it’s too cold outside to ride. In any case, do not store the battery empty, but look for it to have approximately 40% to 70% of the full capacity.
Conclusion: Handle with care, but don’t put too much emphasis on charging!
Both batteries and electric bicycles are sturdy and durable, and easy to use by ordinary consumers. Even if you don’t remember to follow each of the above tips every time you charge your electric bike, you will still get excellent performance and go further on your pedal assist or throttle system. However, by following these tips, you will be able to avoid many false battery charging problems while significantly extending the overall life of the electric bike battery.
The last tip we want to remind you is that batteries are strong and durable, but they are also full of small and delicate parts, which can be damaged if not handled properly! Try to avoid dropping the e-bike battery, and make sure to clean it when it gets wet, muddy or otherwise dirty. Avoid storing the electric bicycle battery in a room that is too hot or too cold, especially during long-term storage. Finally, e-bike batteries are electronic and flammable, so be sure to follow proper safety procedures and recommendations when storing them.
With this in mind, please make sure to use as many electric bike batteries and motors as possible, and enjoy riding! Thank you very much for reading, and we hope our article will help you learn more about charging electric bikes. If you have any questions about our article or want to learn more about electric bicycles, please be sure to send us an email or leave a comment below.