As our customer support receives a lot of battery-related questions from customers, we decided to tell you more about how to take care of your e-bike battery. We have previously published articles on similar topics: testing the battery, beginner’s guide, speeding up your electric bike.
How to Charge an E-Bike Battery
When looking to buy a new electric bike, one should wonder how exactly to charge the electric bike battery. So, first of all, remove the battery pack from your electric bike. After that make sure that the battery pack switch has been turned off. The next step is placing the charger to the battery pack and then just plug it in.
According to best charging practices, with lithium ion battery, the most widespread battery type to be used in the extremely fast growing electric bike industry, no harm is expected to happen when pulling the plug early. When the batteries are being charged, it happens in two cycles. The first one is where 80-90% of the charge is replenished, which means the battery is being charged in the fastest way. This also means, if you stop charging the battery half an hour before it is fully charged, you will still have the battery charged most of the way.
Сustomers sometimes wonder if the battery can be replaced. The answer is yes. The battery can be replaced at any time and it normally does not affect the power loss of the bike.
How long does it take to charge an electric bike?
Usually electric bike chargers have a red LED to signal that the battery is still on charge and the red signal switches to green once the bike is fully charged.
Time to charge the bike in full depends on the battery size, but usually it takes from 2 to 6 hours to charge to 100%.Here’s what you should keep in mind: if it takes about two hours to charge your electric bike that has about 40 miles range, then a recharge rate is expected to be about 20 miles per hour of charging.
Do they charge while pedalling?
Some ebikes allow you to recharge your electric bike battery while riding a bike. Usually it can add up to 5-10% of the battery range. However, this option can increase the bike cost. Besides, it can cause e-bike pedalling to become more difficult. If you have any doubts about how far you can ride the electric bike, you can avoid any worries about battery drain while cycling.
Charging e-bike battery at home: main tips
So here are the main tips on how to take care of your electric bike.
Please remember that the storage conditions of the battery directly affect its condition. The standard electric bike battery warranty is 3 years. Normally the warranty covers a minimum capacity of 70% from the date of purchase. At Delfast we offer 2 years for the bike battery and lifetime warranty on the e-bike’s frame.Please note that various credit options are available for customers from all over the world to make the process of buying a bike even easier and more enjoyable. Ask our managers for more at Delfast website.