Battery not used for weeks.

Discussion in 'Electric Bike Conversion Kits' started by Turkeylegs, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Turkeylegs

    Turkeylegs Finding my (electric) wheels

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    Hi guys, being new to this iv read about storing batteries for prolonged periods but just wondered because of the weather iv been unable to use my bike for a while.
    With my battery fully charged how long can it go without use before any degradation or damage might occur?
    Many thanks.
     
  2. anotherkiwi

    anotherkiwi Pedelecer

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    Just the once won't do much harm but doing it repeatedly will shorten its life.

    You can make a battery discharger with 3 x 12v car lamps wired in series and bring the battery down to 38.5v (storage voltage).
     
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  3. Don't store it fully-charged. Run it down a bit first - not right down.
     
  4. Turkeylegs

    Turkeylegs Finding my (electric) wheels

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    Ok thanks guys I'll do that now.
     
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