What should I pay attention to when placing electric bicycles without riding for a long time?
The winter solstice is coming in a blink of an eye, the weather is getting colder and colder, and riding an electric bike is even more biting. Many electric vehicle users will choose other modes of travel such as public transportation, leave the electric vehicle at home for 2-3 months, and wait until the weather turns warmer in the spring next year before riding. So how should the battery be maintained when the electric car is left at home for 2-3 months? Below, PXID Industrial Design Company will answer your questions.
Generally speaking, electric vehicles are idle in winter, but the batteries cannot be idle. If the electric vehicle is not used for a long time, the following points should be paid attention to when storing:
1. It is strictly prohibited to store at a loss
At present, 90% of electric vehicle users use lead-acid batteries. When lead-acid batteries are stored, the fully charged state is the best. Sulfation is prone to occur when the power is lost. Lead sulfate crystals adhere to the plates and block them. The electric ion channel is removed, resulting in insufficient charging and decreased battery capacity. The longer the idle time in the power-deficient state, the more severe the battery damage. Therefore, when the battery is not in use, it should be charged once a month to keep the battery in a healthy state.
2. Control the charging time
It is best to charge an electric vehicle once a month for long-term storage. Generally speaking, the charging time of an electric vehicle should not exceed 8 hours. The user of an electric vehicle should accurately grasp the charging time. The green light is on, indicating that the battery can be used or is basically fully charged. However, there is still a gap between 100%. It is recommended to continue floating charging for two hours after the green light is on. Many electric vehicle users believe that the longer the charging time, the more sufficient the battery will be. This is wrong. Long-term overcharging can easily lead to battery deformation and water loss, which directly endangers battery life.
3. The environment is dry and ventilated
If you do not use the battery for a long time, you should remove the battery from the instrument and store it in a dry and cool place. The most suitable temperature is 25 degrees. It is recommended to park it in the garage. Avoid low temperature and humidity, be careful to prevent water from entering the battery, and do not place the battery in microwave, high-pressure and other environments.
4. Regular inspection
After storage, if you find that the range of the electric bicycle has dropped significantly after riding, it is very likely that at least one battery in the battery pack has short-circuit phenomena such as broken grids, softening of the plates, and loss of active materials on the plates. You should go to a professional battery to repair it in time Institutions carry out inspections, repairs, or assembly to extend battery life.
The battery can be said to be the "heart" of an electric vehicle. The quality of the battery is directly related to the overall performance of the electric vehicle. Especially in winter, the maintenance of the battery is particularly important. PXID Industrial Design Co., Ltd. reminds everyone that battery maintenance must start from the details of daily use, and avoid unscientific use.