Looking after your E bike battery In winter....

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  1. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    good article about looking after and maintaining your electric bike and and its battery, which is the most expensive replacement item. Article about hi end Bosch/Yamaha/Panasonic but applies to any lithium battery to be honest...

    https://www.e-bikeshop.co.uk/blog/p...ail&utm_term=0_f28e005344-c690b81a57-79982381

    One thing he does not say which I was advised to do. Is if storing for long periods say over the winter. Best to store at 60% and not fully charger. Then give it a short charge every month or so......

    When using it regularly again, after fully charging don't turn it off but leave it on as this allows the BMS to balance the cells.....not all the time, just now and again.

    Happy E biking! :)
     
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    We were told to charge ours once a month even if not ridden seems like that was the right advice.
     
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    I don't trust or listen to people that tell me " Yes, we really know our stuff! " that is a conclusion I come to or not depending on the clarity of the explanation or from experience. I have had bitter experiences with "Experts" :unsure:
     
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    No ones "telling" you to do anything..its simply knowledge picked up over the years......take it or leave it!lol
     
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    Sorry, I wasn't getting at your useful post it was just the "Expert". going by his experience I should be writing articles too. I have been using leccy golf trolleys for over 15 years and the care of the batteries are very similar. On my original trolley, (probably off my trolley ;)) but second battery. Admittedly not Lithium, the modern trolleys and leccy bikes are. My impression of Lithium are that they are easier to look after ? Anyway thanks for your post, timely advice, when it is turning colder now ! (y)
     
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    you would be surprised at the amount of people that put it away in the winter any old how in a cold garage etc.... and expect it to work perfectly next summer......You see the odd perplexed posts on e bike forums:whistle:

    As it happens Martin one of the good guys and helpful even if you haven't bought from him...obviously his purpose is to bring attention to his business. But like motorhomes I buy my e bikes from Germany as better value. When the batteries are £500 a pop they are worth looking after!
     
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    Our instructions tell us to charge the battery fully after every ride or overnight and charge it fully every month when not in use.
    Allan
     
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    Eddie, still got the Wisper, it's been a good buy. After a couple of months unused today I rode it on full assist until batteries ran out 58 KM at 4 years old pretty good. My question to you is any idea how long before new batteries are needed. Total mileage only 2000. Barrie
     
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    Ours have the new Samsung Lithium and acording to the literature are good for at least a 1000 charges. So at twice a week 10 years in theory.
     
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    blimey Barrie you're on here as well! well done. Yes that was a real good buy (full carbon wisper 905 se from memory?) They are a a high capacity, quality battery so who can tell..Wisper will always get you a replacement when the time comes. you are learning why its best to buy quality....

    Im getting a new e bike in a few weeks for christmas :) its a Reise & Muller Delite 2 mountain...smashing bike - full suspension

    its got this rack as well for practicality..unusual on a full suspension bike to be able to carry loads. my bike in 2nd picture but with rack of this one. (cant get them in order)

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  11. Middy42

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    Looks a great piece of kit, crank drive?
     
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    Yep... 2015 Bosch active motor

    so you stuck with Hymer...no La Strada?:D
     
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    So, are you selling your old one? :)
     
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    Old? do you mind :) I might be persuaded lol Bought it last November its a 2013 Haibike Xduro RC it has the larger capacity 400 Ah battery:

    PM me if interested....

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    Yes after a lot of looking, and I like being in the H C I. I am really pleased with the van, head for Spain early JAN. Barrie
     
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    Hi we have had electric bikes for about 4 years and we were told to take the batteries off the bike keep indoors and charge every 4/6 weeks seems to work (the li on batteries dont like low temps)
     
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    Just done a web search on this model, way outside my price range, thanks all the same.
     
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    Eddies bikes are always top gear.
     
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    Cheers Barrie. so what model is that?

    Mike its a very reasonable lightly used buy...PM me you might be surprised:D. Had not thought about selling...but it might be an idea
     
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    Since i had my new knee i have had no problems at all with my bikes power supply. A good healthy ration of red wine and some good grub and works perfectly. BUSBY:):)
     
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