Posted on April 08 2019
The information included here was created with forethought and care. However, we can not guarantee that all information within this post is completely accurate or error free. No liability can be accepted for damages which come about either directly or indirectly from suggestions in this post, so far as there is no deliberate intention or gross negligence from Glowworm Bicycles.
B A T T E R Y S A F E T Y
At Glowworm Bicycles we recommend the following precautions when charging your e-bike batteries:
- Always charge in an area where the battery can be supervised.
- Never charge your battery for longer than required. As a general rule, we suggest charging your batteries to up to 80% of their capacity. This will also support the longevity of your battery. We also recommend not running your battery down to empty prior to charging.
- The average lifespan of a lithium ion battery is 3-5 years, depending on usage and how well the battery is cared for. Most batteries will come with a 2 year warranty. We recommend replacing your battery if you begin to have issues with it after 5 years.
- If a battery is left uncharged for an extended period of time it may go flat and cannot be repaired. For good battery health, charge regularly.
- In case of an emergency we recommend you have a fire safety plan in place.
- This should include:
- Charging your battery away from flammable materials eg. wood, fuel or cloth
- Do not charge your battery in near entrances or exits.
- Access to a fire blanket or extinguisher near where charging occurs. If a battery fire does ever occur, call 000 emergency. A battery fire is a chemical reaction and requires an appropriate non-water based extinguisher. It is recommended that when extinguishing the fire, cooling the battery is as important as suppressing the flame.