The service life of your battery is influenced by the type and duration of use. A lithium battery will age over time even if you don’t use it regularly but by caring for it properly you can get the most out of it.
To prolong the life of your battery:
- Charge under dry conditions and at room temperature
- Keep the charger in the dry and do not drop it
- Charge the battery when it has 30-60% charge remaining (for E-Mission 1-2 lights on the battery indicator)
- You do not need to charge the battery after every ride, unless the next ride is going to use the full capacity of a charged battery
- Charge and use it regularly – the battery will deteriorate in a completely charged or completely discharged state
- Store in a dry location at room temperature. Cold and hot conditions will decrease the lifespan of the battery – avoid storing at temperatures below 10°c and above 60°c
- If kept indoors the battery will not need to be recharged when it hasn’t been used for a while
- Don’t overload your trike – a battery won’t last as long when it has to work harder
- In cold weather the battery life will be shorter than in warmer weather, so be aware of this if a long ride is planned
- For frequent travel in the cold, it is advisable to use a thermal protective covering (eg a towel wrapped around the battery)
- Lithium batters are heavy, so handle with care – don’t drop the battery
- Keep it dry and very occasionally add a little Vaseline to the terminal on the tricycle
Packaging has to conform to strict legislation. To dispose of a dead battery it should be returned to the dealer or taken to your local recycling depot. It is illegal to send a lithium battery via a courier/post/carrier without correct packaging.