With regards to batteries for your electric bike, there are two different types of batteries that are available from Electric Bike Conversions Ltd. You can choose either a down-tube battery or a rack battery for your eBike. For full specification and information on the different style of batteries for electric bikes please visit our Electric Bike Battery page.
Looking After Your eBike’s Lithium-Ion Battery
Lithium-ion batteries for electric bikes work by lithium-ions moving from positive to negative during charging, then the other way around whilst in use.
It is true that through time and repeated charge/discharge cycles, the batteries will slowly diminish the terms of holding a full charge. However, there are some best practices that you can follow in order to get the best use out of your electric bike and its battery.
Electric Bike Conversions Ltd recommend the following:
- Use your bike regularly.
- Don't charge the battery up after short journeys. You are best to wait until your electric bike battery is down to below half full before recharging.
- Avoid leaving your electric bike batteries out in the cold. Yes the battery will work in cold conditions but bring them inside when not in use and especially when charging.
- Avoid shocks, very bumpy roads, pot holes etc.
- If you have a rack style battery, lightly grease up the contacts and sliding rails to aid removal.
What If You Can’t Use Your Bike For A Long Period Of Time?
If for any reason you are unable to use the electric bike for a long period of time (for example, during the winter months) follow these two simple steps to help prolong the life and the range of your battery:
- Always switch your electric bike batteries off when stored.
- Every month it's recommended you check the battery via the indicator on the side of the battery. If your battery is still full when checked just give it a quick 15 minute top up charge. If one LED light has gone give it a 30-45 minute charge.
Important Things To Remember!
Electric bike batteries contain electronic components as well as the lithium-ion cells. This means that any excess exposure to extreme humidity could oxidize the copper on the circuit board just like it does on your copper pipes at home.
However, do not worry if you get caught out in the rain, all you need to do is give your battery a wipe with a clean towel when you get home.
Some Frequently Asked Questions!
Here is a brief list of some of the frequently asked questions regarding batteries for eBikes. If you have a question that is not featured in this list, please contact our friendly and dedicated team using the information at the bottom of this page.
Why do electric bike batteries use Lithium-ion?
Lithium-ion batteries are lighter than other battery chemistry types; also lithium-ion technology is evolving and is more reliable than other types of battery.
What is meant by the terminology C?
C is the capacity of your electric bike battery. It's the 13A in our down-tube battery.
What is BMS?
BMS is the Battery Management System. All batteries will have small imbalances between cells so the BMS tries to balance the cells when charging and discharging. Without the BMS, batteries will have a shorter life span and could be dangerous to handle.
Do I need to run deep charge cycles?
Deep Charge Cycles are not appropriate for these modern batteries.
What does "Conditioning" a battery mean?
This is where you fully charge and then discharge the battery for the first couple of times of use.
What is the 'Trickle Charge'?
All chemical devices will lose their charge through diffusion. The rate of natural discharge is called its trickle current. On most modern batteries this is normally around 3% per month.
Can batteries from Electric Bike Conversions Ltd be sold for use with other suppliers parts?
We have spent a lot of time and resources to ensure that all the parts we sell are compatible with one another. In principle, these electric bike batteries should work with other parts and we can sell these separately, but it important to note that this would be without any warranty.
Do You Have Any Questions? Do You Need Additional Information? Contact The Electric Bike Conversions Ltd Team Today!
Electric Bike Conversions Ltd provides a wide variety of different electric bike products including electric bike batteries and eBike conversion kits in the UK!
If you have any questions regarding batteries for electric bikes or the conversion kits that are available from our online store, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly and dedicated team. The staff at Electric Bike Conversions Ltd will be happy to provide you with advice for your electric bike conversion or your eBike.
If you would like to get in touch with us, you can talk to a member of our team by contacting us by telephone. If you would like to give our team a call, please call us during our business hours on 01438 986007. Alternatively if you would prefer to contact our team using the internet, you can reach out to us by email, by live chat, or by using the enquiry form on our contact page.