To avoid over-charging or discharging, it’s important that you use a quality electric bike battery. Many users buy a battery to get the best performance out of their bikes but end up with low quality products that cannot give their electric bike the desired performance. The battery quality should be chosen with care to ensure that you get the best quality product at the lowest possible price.
All rechargeable batteries are certified for UN 38.3 charging capacity. This is an globally accepted standard for battery life and compatibility. There are many factors which affect the performance of your electric bike and so the charging capacity of the battery. Factors such as weight of the battery, resistance to charging, size of the battery pack, weather conditions, level of use, time between charging and use, charging rate, voltage requirement, temperature etc can all affect the charging capacity and the longevity of the battery.
There are two main types of electric bikes, the direct current (DC) bikes and the rechargeable ones. DC batteries use a common chemical method of producing voltage while rechargeable batteries use a procedure called self discharge. The main advantage of DC batteries is that they can be recharged multiple times; whereas rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles. For high performance cars, there are super chargers available which can go up to 12 hours on some models. Some of the other factors affecting the performance of the electric bikes include the speed of the motor, charging rate, cycle life, voltage requirement, temperature and charging temperature.