Hi from hillly Dorset

astroeyes

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Just bought my wife a Batribike Granite, which seems a pretty solid machine with a good dealer backup here in Weymouth. It can manage all the hills she's tried on so far, so hopefully it will prove a good buy.
MY question concerns the battery (of course). Given we will be lucky to get 500 to a 1000 charges, is it better to run the battery almost to exhaustion before charging or to charge after every outing, even if it's only 10 miles or so? I don't like to feel I'm wasting a precious charge if it'safe to run the battery pretty low and make the most of each charge.
Many thanks for any advice,
David.
 

OldBob1

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Oct 11, 2012
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Hi David I think it is better to keep the battery topped up, if you go for even a short ride its worth putting it on the charger.
Most chargers today are good at looking after your battery, its when you leave them without a charge you pay the price.

Bob
 
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You get more power when it's fully charged because it has a higher voltage. It starts at 42v, and runs down to 31v, so a massive difference. Also, you get more problems when you run it flat, so avoid it if you can, but don't panic about it.
 

astroeyes

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Thanks for the replies. I'll keep charging after each trip then. I'll also let you know how the bike keeps going over the next few weeks.
All best,
David.
 

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