Did you know the weather can have a big effect on your battery performance? ⚡🔋 As the temperature begins to drop, it's essential you take a few precautionary steps to keep you moving forwards through the winter months.
🔋 Store & charge the battery inside
🔋 Remove your battery when not in use
🔋 Maintain over 60% charge when stored
🔋 Clean your battery after riding in the wet
🔋 Consider a reduction in range before travel
All e-bikes use Lithium-Ion batteries. Both our 250w & 750w bikes use a type which is made up from high quality Samsung cells. However, when the temperature dips below 5 degrees °C, the gel within e-bike batteries starts to stiffen up. As a result, the charge level that the battery can handle is reduced as the gel cannot move as freely as it would at a normal operating temperature. Taking that into consideration, it makes perfect sense that the colder the temperature becomes, the stiffer the gel becomes, and thus - the charge reduces further.
It's common for riders to find that they get less range from a single charge over the winter than they would in the spring or summer, this is perfectly normal and comes in hand with the technology. In summer, your battery could easily push 35 miles from a charge, but in the winter the same trip may only push 20-25 miles.
Fear not, though!! You can still use your bike during the cold weather! Lithium-Ion batteries will warm up slightly when in use and that warmth will help keep the battery above 5 degrees. It's important to consider that the cold cannot damage the battery, it's will simply hinder your range and performance slightly.
The Synch Super Monkey is designed to withstand all the elements from the British winter, so don't let it stop you from enjoying your bike out on the roads. Riding in the cold is fine and will not harm your battery if the above steps are taken 😎⚡