What do you need to know about an electric bike battery?
Electric bicycles differ from conventional bicycles in several components. These are the motor, the controller, the display and the battery. The last of these parts is the source of the energy needed to run the other components of the e-bike.
What type of battery is best for an electric bike?
There are different types of batteries found in electric bicycles. These include gel, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium polymer and lithium ion batteries, with the latter battery type being by far the best and used in high end bikes. These lithium-ion batteries can be found in all JOBOBIKE e-bike models.
What is the BMS?
The BMS (Battery Management System) is the management system for the battery system. It controls the charging of the individual cells so that they are charged evenly. Dual current protection prevents the battery from overcharging and overheating during charging. The BMS is located in the lithium-ion batteries that JOBOBIKE bikes are equipped with.
How many kilometers can you drive with a fully charged lithium-ion battery?
Lithium-ion batteries come in different capacities. It depends on the battery capacity and the e-bike model how many kilometers you can ride on a single charge of the e-bike battery.
The range of JOBOBIKE e-bikes varies depending on the model and ranges from 60 km to 120 km. This is the maximum range assuming the cyclist's weight is 60-70 kg and riding on flat and hard terrain with the first level of pedal assistance.
The range of an electric bike is also affected by the air temperature. The best performance is obtained at a temperature of 20-25 degrees Celsius, of course, with negligible wind.
How many years does an e-bike battery last?
The service life of a lithium-ion battery is up to 800 charging cycles. If you charge the battery every other day, it should not lose its capacity for about 4 years. After this period, the capacity of the battery can drop to 80% of its capacity.
How do I care for my lithium-ion battery?
1. Only charge the battery with the battery-specific charger that you received when you bought your e-bike.
2.Do not store the battery in very high or very low temperatures. The optimal temperature is 10-30 degrees Celsius.
3.Keep the battery charged to at least 60% capacity.
4.Do not leave a charged battery unattended and disconnect it from the charger immediately after charging.
5.Do not fully discharge the battery. When the charge level drops to 20-30%, charge it again.
6.Do not charge the battery when the bike is wet.
7.Avoid long rides in a rain shower to avoid damage to the bicycle's electronic parts.
8.Clean your bike after a ride to remove sand and mud.