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Bradyn's Tech Tip Tuesday – Handling and Care for the Battery

It is often we are asked what some of the best ways to keep care for/keep the battery safe. Here we have compiled all of our tips to best keep your battery in working order. 

 

Handling and Care for the Battery:

 

    • It is best to store the battery in a cool location at temperatures between 10 °C (50 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F).

    • Never store the battery in locations where the temperatures can reach more than 45 °C (113° F) or fall below -10 °C (14 °F). The battery should never be exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations or humidity, and always protect the battery during storage from humidity to prevent corrosion of the connectors. Never drop the battery. Always protect it from physical damage. Damage may lead to short circuits, and as a result cause overheating of the battery.

    • Do not dispose of used batteries in regular household trash, be aware that used batteries must be disposed of properly! 

    • Extreme temperatures will affect battery life, especially during charging. Avoid charging in direct sunlight or in very hot or cold temperatures as this will reduce the life of the battery considerably. We recommend charging the battery at room temperature (approximately 20 °C / 68 °F). The battery should be warmed to room temperature before it is charged, particularly if it was exposed to cold temperatures during a ride.

    • The battery can be charged when mounted on the bicycle or removed from the docking station. A Lithium Ion battery does not have a memory effect, which means that the battery’s maximum energy capacity is not affected if it is repeatedly recharged after only being partially discharged. The battery does not need to be completely drained before charging. We recommend charging the battery after every ride, preferably when the state-of-charge display shows less than 50%. When the battery is fully depleted it will signal that a recharge is needed by beeping. The battery is fully charged after approximately 4 to 5.5 hours.

 

With these tips you can better maintain your battery and ensure it does not get damaged!