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Battery Best Practices | EP 62

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Hey Everybody! Welcome back to another episode of the Bolton Ebikes Podcast. I get a lot of questions as you can imagine about batteries. How much should you charge them? Should you discharge them all away? Do they need to be kept at a certain temperature? How long will they last? You know, as far as years, how many miles will they go?

So in this episode, I want to break down some of the basics of lithium battery maintenance. So you can get the most life you possibly can out of your battery on your electric bike.

In today’s episode you’ll learn more about: 

  • Is it okay to run your battery down to zero?
  • How to extend battery life.
  • Is it okay to store your battery in the garage when you’re not using it?
  • What is the difference between the lithium batteries and lead acid batteries. 
  • What is the BMS and what does it have to do with battery best practices.
  • How many cycles do ebike batteries typically last?
  • And so much more! 

When it comes to batteries, it's only going to get better from here. Thanks again, for listening to another episode of the Bolton eBikes podcast. If you want to sign up for our newsletter for podcast notifications, make sure to go to ebikepodcast.com.

Once again, that's e bike podcast dot com. We'll send you an email every Tuesday when new episodes come out to make sure you don't miss any of them. And of course, if you're ready to buy an ebike or you just want to do a little shopping around, you can always check out Boltonebikes.com, or if you want to learn more go to our YouTube channel Bolton Ebikes. The YouTube channel has a ton of videos. I put out a new video every Thursday and I have a lot of fun doing that. To be honest, That is what has grown this business to what it is today. So, if you haven't checked that out, and for some reason you found this podcast first, I highly encourage you to do that.


Thanks again. I'm Kyle Chittock, The Owner of Bolton Ebikes, and I will catch you hopefully next Tuesday.


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  • Re: Stunner X and similar bikes with powerful mid drive motors, do you think is is hard on the bike to start off from a stop with throttle only if you are in peddle assist 1 and derailleur gear number one ?
    When balancing your battery at 80 or 90 percent and then occasionally 100 percent, should the 100 percent charges be done for 12 hours and after how many 80 or 90 percent cycles should this be done?

    Jim on
  • You guys are the best! Your knowledge and enthusiasm about E-bikes is appreciated and addictive. Keep up the good work, especially all the informative YouTube videos.

    George E Leidig on
  • The technical data in this Podcast could have been delivered in 5 minutes. The other 20 minutes was all fluff. Most people don’t have the time to listen for 25 minutes when 5 minutes will do. Don’t get me wrong I love everything about Bolton bikes and Kyle Chittock. Just “get to the point of the podcast” quickly.

    Rick on
  • I was hoping that you would say something about the Cycle Satiator.

    Bill Hawkins on
  • I caught your youtube video last Thursday about Battery Best Practices. Listened to this podcast today on the same subject which helped me retain and understand the principals you set out to teach us. Thank You!
    I was wondering about the size of the cell groups the BMS measures, I can think of a couple reasons why the battery pack as a whole isn’t used to determine shutdown or cease of further charging. But wouldn’t it be nice if the BMS could isolate a single underperforming cell, so that a group isn’t handicapped? Do these individual cells ever die completely, or just have a tendency to just weaken a bit? I’ll be sure to balance my battery on occasion. Thanks for the education.

    GARY FOLTZ on

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