Electric bicycle conversion kits typically include a motor wheel, a battery, and a controller. The life of the battery depends not only on its natural lifespan, but also on how it is used. Similar to an old phone that needs to be charged every five minutes, the battery of an electric bike kit will inevitably age over time. Here are some tips to help minimize wear and tear and keep the battery life for longer.
Correct pedaling frequency
The fewer times the battery is charged and discharged, the longer it will last. When riding an electric-assist bike, you need to find the best rhythm that matches the electric assist motor for bicycle in your pedaling. Generally speaking, the electric motor of an electric bicycle kit is most efficient when assisting at normal to high pedal rates, which also means that energy consumption is minimal. Lvbu Technology suggests maintaining a moderate pedaling frequency and avoiding too low a pedaling frequency, which can cause torque to increase. Additionally, make full use of the APP or Bluetooth meter to select the riding mode you want, such as using the lowest power yourself while the motor outputs the maximum power to help you climb steep slopes, but this doesn't mean lowering to the lowest pedaling frequency. This not only causes potential misjudgment by the APP or Bluetooth meter, but also potentially damages the battery and motor.
Do not completely drain the battery
The battery and motor themselves actually have a computer chip to regulate output and charging to protect the battery's health. This means that the battery will never be overcharged or over-discharged to damage itself. However, fully charging the battery before each ride and completely draining it during the ride can put greater stress on the battery, as each charge cycle is a cycle on the battery. Therefore, try to stop using the motor before the battery is completely drained, which provides protection for the battery. Of course, when the battery level approaches 10%, the system will automatically shut down to protect the battery, so you should recharge it before using it again.
It is important to charge the battery at room temperature, ideally between 10-20 degrees Celsius. Avoid charging in temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius or in humid environments. Lvbu Tech recommends charging indoors in a dry place with a smoke detector (lithium-ion batteries have been proven to be very safe, but they may catch fire under very rare short-circuiting conditions). However, when riding outside of this temperature range, you might notice a significant drop in battery capacity and it can shorten the lifespan of the battery because of decreased lithium-ion activity due to low temperature, which requires greater voltage to drive the battery for normal operation, and consequently results in more power consumption. On cold days, riding your bike for a few hours does not harm your battery, as even if the weather is harsh, the motor generates heat that keeps the battery warm. However, don't challenge yourself in extremely cold conditions. In hot environments, the motor needs to work harder because the bike's speed cannot cool it down, which increases the load on the battery, although Lvbu Tech's battery protection system typically has no problem in most environments.
If you won't be using your bike for several days, weeks, or months, do not completely drain the battery. It is recommended to maintain 30%-70% battery level and charge it once every six months.Make sure fully charge before you ride again. Avoid using too much water around the motor and battery, which could cause water infiltration and short circuits.
Cleaning and maintenance
It is suggested to remove the battery before cleaning the bike. If there are connections, leave it in place to protect the exposed plug sockets. Another suggestion is to stay away from high-pressure water guns and use sponges to wipe it clean. Our recommended cleaning method is to gently clean the bike in a vertical position with a sponge, wait for it to dry completely, and then open the motor compartment. If there is any dirt or grime on the battery protective cover, you can use a soft, dry brush or cotton swab to clean it.
All Lvbu Ebike conversion kits use 18650 power lithium batteries, automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells with a resistance of 18mΩ, a capacity of 2900mA or more, and a 3C high-rate discharge compared to similar products in the industry. They have higher consistency, greater energy density, and can be quickly charged and discharged for more than 1000 cycles while still retaining 80% of their original capacity, with a lifespan of 5-10 years. They also feature a high-performance and safe BMS battery protection system from Taiwan, which includes over-discharge protection, over-current protection, temperature protection, over-charge protection, short-circuit protection, and battery balancing, ensuring smooth and safe operation at all times. With an IP65 water-resistant rating, they have a strong waterproof capability, allowing users to ride freely in rainy weather.
Lvbu Tech has launched the latest KN bottle battery series, a bicycle power assist kit that can turn your bike into an electric bike within three minutes. It comes with a motor wheel, a controller that doubles as a water bottle holder, and a bottle battery. The overall appearance is stylish and lightweight, with simple wiring. After being fitted, the bicycle's appearance is almost unchanged, but now it has manual, automatic, and pedal-assist drive modes.
The controller at the bottom of the water bottle mount contains an ARM Cortex-M3 main chip, a six-axis gyroscope motion processing chip, and a low-power 5.0 Bluetooth chip. Cyclists can connect their phones to the wheel via Bluetooth 5.0 and enter the Lvbu Micro Power APP. They can then adjust cycling parameters such as weight, load, gyroscope angle, speed limit, and choose between five power-assisted modes: commuting, leisure, manual, exercise, and climbing. The APP home page displays real-time riding parameters like distance, speed, and power.
The Lvbu KN series can be installed on most bicycles on the market, including road bikes, mountain bikes, travel bikes, folding bikes, and tricycles..It is not limited to a 20 inch electric bike kit, but can also be used as a 29 inch electric bike conversion kit. It is also compatible with various wheel sizes such as 16 inches, 20 inches, 24 inches, 26 inches, 27.5 inches, 29 inches, and 700c. With it, ordinary cyclists who have difficulty with physical exertion or climbing can enjoy effortless riding, making it easier to get started.
In conclusion, taking proper care of your electric bicycle conversion kit battery can greatly extend its lifespan and ensure a smooth and safe ride every time. By following the tips mentioned above, you can minimize wear and tear on the battery and maximize its performance. Additionally, the Lvbu KN bottle battery series offers a convenient and stylish way to turn your bike into an electric bike in just a few minutes, with customizable power-assist modes and real-time riding parameters displayed on your phone. With proper care and the right equipment, you can enjoy the benefits of electric biking for years to come.