RICH BIT | E-bike Lithium Battery Maintenance

rich bit e bike lithium battery maintenance

In the use of lithium-ion batteries, it should be noted that after the battery is placed for a period of time, it enters a sleep state. At this time, the capacity is lower than the normal value, and the use time is also shortened. However, the lithium-ion battery is easy to activate, as long as the battery is activated after 3-5 normal charge and discharge cycles, the normal capacity is restored. Due to the characteristics of the lithium-ion battery itself, it is determined that it has almost no memory effect.

 

In fact, lithium-ion batteries, like us, have a water-like heart under the strong appearance. They are afraid of high temperature and rain, and need our effective protection and maintenance so that they can be used for a longer period of time.

 

1) lithium-ion batteries should be stored in a cool, dry, and safe environment.

2) Avoid placing the lithium-ion battery close to heat sources, open flames, flammable or explosive gases, liquids, which may cause battery leakage, heat, smoke, fire and explosion.

3) If the lithium battery needs to be stored for a long time (more than one month), it is recommended to charge it to 40%-60%. The storage time should be recharged for 1-2 hours per month.

4) The battery must be charged within 24 hours after the battery is completely discharged, and the charging time is not less than 3 hours.

5) It is strictly forbidden to expose the electric vehicle to the sun under high temperature.

6) Charging is best charged according to standard time and standard method, 4-6 hours is appropriate, especially do not carry over 12 hours of ultra-long charging, overcharge and over-discharge will cause huge damage to the lithium battery.

7) Avoid “try to run out of battery power, it is best to use automatic shutdown”, this is wrong, you should charge the lithium-ion battery after each use, more charging.

 

Other tips for Electric Bike Battery Care

8) Lithium-ion batteries like to stay cool. If you want to make your battery last a long time do not let it get hot, either in discharge or when charging. How to tell if you battery is getting hot? just use the finger test and just put your finger on it. Warm is OK…Hot to the touch is bad and you are shortening the life of your battery when you get it hot.
https://www.electricbike.com/ebike-battery-longevity/

 

9) When you get a new e-bike make sure you fully charge the battery per the instructions provided with your e-bike before you ride the bike.
https://electricbikereport.com/top-5-tips-for-lithium-ion-electric-bike-battery-care/

 

10) Never open an electric bicycle battery. There is absolutely no point in opening your e-bike’s battery to examine and repair the contents. Opening a lithium battery would be very dangerous! Lithium powder is extremely flammable and will combust on contact with oxygen, explosively! If you suspect your battery is faulty or has lost its capacity you will have to return it for testing and then possible repair.
https://www.juicybike.co.uk/care-tips-for-e-bike-batteries

 

11) As an extra note for the winter season, make sure your battery is above freezing before charging, otherwise you could harm the cells. It is no problem to ride the bike in below-freezing conditions (it doesn’t harm the battery), just make sure you let the battery warm up before charging. When you are riding in very cold weather, you will notice a drop in power and range; this is normal and expected. You can help avoid this by bringing the battery inside whenever you aren’t riding to keep the temperature of the battery up. That way you will get that extra bit of power!
https://pedegoelectricbikes.ca/3-ways-to-prolong-your-electric-bike-battery/