How to charge scientifically to make the battery last longer?

Under the background of the global double carbon goal, the transportation mode is undergoing a major change, and the emerging environmentally friendly travel methods have attracted much attention. With the rise of new energy bicycles, coupled with the impact of the epidemic, bicycles, an extremely environmentally friendly way of travel, have returned to everyone's lives, and electric bicycles that are faster and more labor-saving are also becoming more and more popular.

Whether it is to reduce carbon emissions or to avoid crowding, bicycles have become a favorite for people when they choose a short-distance travel method. Electric bicycles are even more unique. The improvement in speed and efficiency makes people have to love them.

At the heart of the electric assist is a powerful lithium battery. Proper battery care is the key to optimal battery life and extended battery life.

Below I will tell you how to charge the electric bicycle scientifically.


The Basics of Safe Charging

Kunal Kapoor, quality manager at e-bike motor supplier Bosch, said: "The battery should be charged indoors with a suitable charger, with the electric assist system turned off. Although the motor, battery and wiring of an electric bicycle are waterproof, the charger is not suitable for outdoor use."

With modern Li-ion batteries, when the battery signals that it is accepting a charge, the battery monitoring system in the charger ensures that the temperature inside the battery is optimal to start charging, and disconnects power when needed. A non-brand charger, even with the same rated output, does not have all the features of a battery management system, so even if the temperature rises, current will flow to the battery, which risks short-circuiting and catching fire.

Although the chances of a battery short-circuiting and catching fire are very low, it is recommended that we do not leave it unattended while charging. We can charge the battery on the bike or remove it as long as it's not on or near flammable items (like a spare gas can in the garage).

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