Can a battery last for 10 years? How to maintain your e-bike battery?
Battery life depends on how you use it in addition to its inherent life, just like your old phone now needs to be charged every five minutes, an e-bike battery will inevitably degrade over time. Here are some tips to help you minimize losses and stay powered longer.
The fewer times the battery is charged and discharged, the longer the battery will last. Every time you ride an electric bicycle, you need to find the best rhythm with the electric assist motor during pedaling. This is a very smart choice. Generally speaking, the motor of an electric bicycle is the most efficient to assist in the normal to high cadence rhythm, which also means that the power loss is the least. Similarly, make full use of the riding mode selected by the smart computer of the electric bicycle. For example, if you want to use the lowest power, the motor will output the maximum power to help you climb steep slopes, but at this time, it should not be reduced to the lowest cadence, not only smart computers may misjudge and wear out batteries and motors.
Do not empty the battery completely
The battery or motor itself actually has a computer chip to regulate the output and charge, protecting the battery's health. This means that the battery can never be overcharged and discharged to damage itself. However, a full charge before each ride and a complete drain on the road will put a greater load on the battery. Such a charge and discharge is a battery cycle, so try to stop using the motor before the battery is completely drained, but easier said than done.
It is very important to charge the battery at room temperature, the ideal charging temperature is between 10-20 degrees Celsius, try not to lower than 0 degrees Celsius, and do not charge in a humid environment. Troxus recommends charging it indoors in a dry place with a smoke detector (lithium-ion batteries are proven to be very safe, but they can catch fire in very rare cases if shorted, and many property managers explicitly advertise electric vehicles, electric mopeds are not allowed to enter the corridor), and it is recommended to charge them outdoors if conditions permit. So when you ride outside this temperature window, you can obviously feel that the battery power drops very quickly, which will also shorten the life of the battery, because the temperature is too low, the lithium-ion activity is slow, and a larger voltage is required to drive the battery to work properly, resulting in greater consumption of the battery, and if the temperature is too high, the resistance is too large, and the consumption is also greater.
Riding for a few hours in cold weather isn't bad for your battery though, as the motor's self-heating will keep it warm regardless of the surrounding weather, but don't challenge yourself in extreme cold conditions. In a hot environment, the motor needs to be tested, because the speed of the bicycle is far from the requirement of air cooling. If the temperature increases blindly, the load of the battery will increase, but the motor and battery manufacturers will take these into account. Problem, the usual environment is no problem.
If you won't be riding your e-bike for a few days, weeks, or months, then don't let the battery drain completely, Troxus recommends keeping it at 60%-70% as much as possible. Charge it every 6 months, and of course fully charge it before riding again.
Avoid using too much water around the motor and battery, it may cause seepage and short circuit.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Troxus recommends that you should leave the battery in place when cleaning the bike to protect exposed sockets, avoid direct contact of water with the battery, and keep the battery dry. If not, the battery should be removed before cleaning. At the same time, please try not to use high-pressure water gun, you should use a sponge to wipe clean. The best thing to do is to lightly wash it with a sponge in an upright position, then wait for it to dry completely before opening the motor compartment cover. Troxus recommends that if you have mud or dirt on your battery cover (not the battery itself), you can clean them with a soft, dry brush or cotton swab.