Electric Bike Kit Battery Systems: How Far Can You Go?
E-bikes are all the rage these days and for good reason; they pack a punch that no ordinary bike can give you. With that extra push from the motor on your bike, no rough terrain stands a chance once you go full throttle. Additionally, with the energy capacity provided by your e-bike battery, you can go on long distance rides without the long distance effort.
Before you go on a riding expedition, however, it is advised that you check just how much energy capacity your battery has. This will save you the trouble of running out of battery in the middle of your journey, which can consequently cause you to manually pedal the rest of the way. So how exactly do you gauge the battery’s capacity? Simple. You take the battery’s voltage (V) power and then multiply it by the battery’s amp hours (Ah). For example, if your battery’s voltage is 24 and its amp hours is 10, you get 24V x 10Ah = 240 watt hours. 240 watt hours is the energy capacity of your e-bike battery.
It is estimated that for every mile, you use up about 20 watt hours. So for a 24V 10Ah battery, you can ride up to 12 miles, more or less. If you’re going on a longer ride, you will need to replace your existing battery with one that has a higher energy capacity. Should you have hard time assessing a battery’s long range capacity, you can simply ask the shop from which you are purchasing the e-bike battery for assistance. The important thing to remember is that your own pedaling power will increase this distance significantly. Remember this when planning your long distance ride.
Conserve Battery Energy
Even if you’ve already estimated your battery’s energy capacity and the safest distance for riding, it is still recommended that you prepare for any untoward incident—in this case, your battery dying. To save energy, you can turn off the motor when you’re riding through easy terrain, and manually pedal your way through. Once you hit rough terrain, or you’re about to start on an uphill climb, simply turn the power back on.
When planning to bring an extra e-bike battery pack, we recommend that you purchase a branded battery like those made by Samsung and Panasonic. Their high quality e-bike batteries have undergone stringent quality checks so you’re assured that these e-bike batteries are of the highest caliber.
If you need assistance with your new, replacement, or extra battery system, please do not hesitate to give us a call. You may reach us at 866.933.8716.