Use the Right Tires
Did you know that rolling resistance is an important factor that affects the range and capacity of your battery? Several factors affect this, such as tire width, specific tread pattern, as well as tire pressure. Although it is best to choose the tires and pressure level that most suit your riding style, you can experiment with different pressure levels in order to find a friendly and comfortable balance.
Higher pressures will likely cause less rolling resistance; however, they can affect the control and maneuvering of your electric bike. Also, it is worth noting that some semi-solid and solid tire inserts are appearing in the market. These tires aim to minimize the risk of punctures, but they can considerably increase rolling resistance, and reduce the range of your bike.
While this might seem like a no-brainer to most people, note that if your e-bike battery is low or you are on a long ride, it is best to pedal harder in order to compensate. And it is imperative that you use your physical power in order to accelerate after any stops if you would like to conserve your battery.
Do not Blow the Fuse
An important thing to keep in mind when using batteries and chargers is making sure that you plug as well as unplug the charger right. Keep in mind that you do not want power in your charging brick whenever you are plugging in or unplugging.
This is why you should always turn off your power supply (or power-point) first, and then unplug or plug in your battery. If you do this wrong, you could damage your charger and battery.
Take Corners at Reasonable Speeds
Did you know that you will consume less energy by taking corners at a reasonable speed rather than slowing down significantly? Slowing down excessively and frequently forces your electric bike and its battery to work much harder in order to get back up to speed once again.
Also, note that you would like to stay safe as well. This is why you should go at a speed level that seems manageable and comfortable for you.
Keep Your Battery Dry
Where do you store your bike? It is best to store your electric bike in a safe and dry location. Do not make the mistake of overlooking humidity. This is because the humidity is not suitable for almost all electrical devices and your bike is no different.
It is important to carefully check the contacts on your bike battery every few months. You should ensure that they are dry and clean. And if you notice corrosion, you should remove it using clean emery cloth. Also, try your best not to expose the battery to sub-freezing temperatures, high heat, water, as well as high humidity as they can damage your battery.
Avoid vibration, shock, and punctures to extend battery life. Note that the better the overall environment and temperature, the longer your e-bike battery will perform.
Never Open Your E-bike Battery
In most cases, there is no reason to open the e-bike battery. You should not try to examine the battery. Also, repairing it yourself is not a good idea. Lithium powder in most lithium-ion batteries is easily combustible.
As a result, it will quickly explode if it comes in contact with oxygen. Don’t open the battery as you could risk starting a fire or hurting yourself and other people.
You must contact a professional if you think that your e-bike battery is faulty. Return the battery so it can be easily tested and repaired or replaced. Opening the e-bike battery yourself is certainly not worth the risk.
Do not Jet Wash Your Battery
As with almost any electric bike part, and regardless of what some bikers may tell you, you should never point your jet wash at an electric bike battery and motor.
There is no need for it as a quick spray using an excellent electrical contact cleaner, especially at the e-bike battery terminals, can reduce the risk of corrosion, maintaining fair and stable energy transfer.
No electric bike battery lasts forever. However, you will easily get more juice out of your battery by following our straightforward and simple tips. Keep in mind that replacing a battery pack on an electric bike is an expensive undertaking.
All of the above tips will help you maximize the range and life of your e-bike battery with less effort. As electric bike batteries are often costly, replacing them frequently is not cost-effective. This is why it is best to maximize your electric bike’s battery lifespan with these simple tips and fully enjoy your e-bike riding experience. With these tips, you can easily keep your bike battery in top condition for several years to come while prolonging its life span.