Himiway electric bicycles are equipped with high-quality Samsung/LG lithium-ion batteries. In this article, we will explore the lifespan and charging habits that can optimize the battery's performance.
Battery Specifications and Charging Time
The Himiway battery utilizes a standard American charger with a voltage of 54.6V and a 2A current. On average, it takes approximately 6 to 9 hours to fully recharge the battery, so how long can this battery be used?
Understanding Charge Cycles
Himiway's electric bikes are equipped with high-quality Samsung/LG lithium-ion batteries, and their rated charging capacity is 900 full charge cycles before they need to be replaced.
The first fully charged cycle is from completely discharged to fully charged. If the battery is half discharged and recharged, it is only half of a charging cycle. You can discharge the battery by 50% and then charge it back to 100% twice to equal a full charge cycle. If you only discharge the battery halfway before normal charging, the battery will last twice as long!
Battery Lifespan and Warranty
That is to say, if you use our electric bicycle every day, each time for a complete charging cycle, then your battery life can reach at least 900 days or 2.5 years. In consideration of battery loss, our battery can be used for at least 2.5-7 years. At the same time, our battery warranty policy is for two years. Please refer to our "Warranty Policy". The battery life will depend on several factors, including how often the owner discharges and recharges the battery. A very heavy user, once a day, runs out and recharges a fully charged battery 7 days a week, then the service life of the battery is about 2.5 years. Temporary users' batteries can be used for 3 to 6 years. Overall, we usually see average battery life of about 5 years.
Factors Affecting Battery Life
Several factors influence the actual battery life, including the frequency of discharging and recharging. For instance, if a user fully discharges and recharges the battery seven days a week, the estimated service life is around 2.5 years. However, occasional users who recharge less frequently can expect their batteries to last between 3 and 6 years. On average, the typical battery lifespan we observe is around 5 years.
Proper Charging HabitsTo maximize the battery's longevity, it's crucial to maintain proper charging habits. Lithium batteries are not worn out, but they can be charged incorrectly, affecting their performance. We recommend charging the battery when it reaches around 50%-70% discharge and avoiding overcharging. Using the original charger provided with the Himiway bike is essential, as standard chargers and batteries are optimized for prolonging battery life. We strongly discourage the use of non-original chargers, as they might diminish battery life and pose potential safety hazards.
The phrase "lithium batteries are not worn out but charged incorrectly” makes sense. Proper charging habits and regular maintenance can greatly increase the life of the battery. Frequent overcharging and discharging will greatly damage the battery and shorten its life. It is reasonable to charge once when the battery discharges 50% -70%. And when the charger turns green while charging, it is best to charge for about 1 hour.
It is also very important to use the original charger. Standard chargers and batteries will greatly increase battery life. It is not recommended to use non-original chargers, otherwise, the battery life may be reduced and also result in dangerous situations.