Protecting your electric bike in the summer

Protecting your electric bike in the summer

Keep direct sunlight away from your battery.

You may like soaking in the sun, but your battery is not. Keep it out of direct sunlight .

While we always recommend storing your bike inside, extract the battery and keep it in a cool, dry location away from direct sunshine, dirt, debris and extreme temperatures

When charging your battery, keep it away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Find a sheltered space indoors and charge it

Extreme temperatures might deteriorate the components that create electricity for your ebike, resulting in premature capacity loss.

Avoid riding in extreme heat.

Avoid riding your ebike in temperatures above 45 C to maintain battery health and retain its range per charge.

Like many electronics, including most mobile phones, your battery will protect itself from overheating by shutting down when it gets too hot. Don't be alarmed if this happens to you. This typical protective control occurs when its interior temperature exceeds 60 C.

It must cool down before regular use may resume. Take the batteries indoors for about an hour.

Avoid salt and saltwater.

A little beach spray on a hot summer day may be soothing, but it's terrible for your batteries.

Salt is corrosive and has a high electrical conductivity. As a result, we advise against riding your ebike in regions where you are likely to come into contact with salt and seawater, such as straight on the beach.

If you do come across salt or salt water, there are several precautions you can take to assist limit any harm to your bike or batteries.

Remove the battery, use a clean, dry towel to wipe down the battery casing and tray, and make sure the connections are dry and clean. Then, moisten a clean towel with fresh water and wipe the bike frame and mechanical components, allowing them to dry thoroughly before replacing the battery. Avoid spraying water directly into electrical features such as the display or battery tray.

 

Regularly inspect your battery.

Examine the battery terminals for corrosion, which can appear as green dust or film, and ensure that the battery is only warm to the touch while charging and not hot, indicating damage.

Before you ride, ensure the battery is fastened to the frame.

If your battery does need to be replaced, be sure to buy the correct replacement battery for your model straight from the manufacturer since they were constructed with additional durability in mind. The battery and charger are meant to function in tandem.

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