eBike Battery Care and Handling Tips
Your eBike’s battery is a major part of your eBike investment. This overview from the Bosch Battery Guide will help you understand how to care for your eBike’s battery, and avoid pitfalls that could shorten the life of your battery.
The service life of a PowerPack is influenced mainly by the type and duration of use. Like every lithium-ion battery, a PowerPack also ages over time, even if you do not use it.
Factors that have a positive impact on the service life of the battery:
- Low load
- Storage at a temperature between 0 and 20 °C
- Storage at approx. 30 to 60% charge status
Factors that shorten the service life:
- Heavy-duty use
- Storage at over 30 °C ambient temperature
- Prolonged storage in a completely charged or completely discharged state
- Parking of the eBike in the blazing sun
eBike PowerPack Care & Proper Treatment
The more conscientiously you treat the PowerPack, the further it will take you. We have a few tips and tricks to help:
ebike Battery Charging
The battery should be charged under dry conditions and at room temperature.
ebike Battery Storage in Winter and Summer
Store your batteries in a dry location at temperatures between 0 and 20 °C. Storage at room temperature is ideal. Temperatures below -10 °C and above 60 °C should be avoided. Being completely charged or completely discharged for storage is also not advised for the PowerPack and other eBike batteries. The ideal charge status for lengthy periods of storage is approx. 30 to 60% or two to three LEDs on the battery indicator.
How to Clean an ebike Battery
Cleaning with a direct water jet is not permitted, in particular to protect the electronic components. Before cleaning, remove the battery. Occasionally, you can clean and lightly grease the plug terminals.
Winter Use of eBike Battery
During winter use (particularly below 0 °C) we recommend charging and storing the battery at room temperature before inserting the battery in the eBike immediately before riding it. For frequent travel in the cold, it is advisable to use thermal protective covers.
Transporting an Electric Bike Battery
For transport, the battery should always be taken off the eBike and safely transported in your car or truck.
eBike Battery Inspection
Using a diagnostic unit, the dealer can check the health status of the eBike, especially the battery, and tell you the number of charging cycles used since battery was new.