How to Charge Your E-Bike: Tips for Keeping Your Battery Safe and Ready to Go

How to charge an e-bike

If you're an e-bike owner, you know that keeping your battery charged is essential to ensure your bike is always ready to go. Here are some tips on how to charge your e-bike.

Use the Right Charger

Always use the charger that came with your e-bike. Using a different charger may not only damage your battery but can also be a safety hazard. Chargers have different power outputs and are designed for specific types of batteries, so be sure to check the manufacturer's instructions to make sure you're using the right charger.

Keep Your Battery at Room Temperature

Charging your battery at room temperature will ensure it charges efficiently and extends the life of your battery. Avoid charging your battery in extreme temperatures or in direct sunlight, as this can cause damage to the battery.

Don't Overcharge Your Battery

Overcharging your battery can cause damage and reduce its lifespan. Most e-bike batteries have a built-in management system that stops the charging process once the battery is full. However, it's essential to unplug the charger as soon as it's finished charging to avoid any damage.

Charge After Every Ride:

It's best to charge your e-bike battery after every ride, even if you haven't used up all the battery's capacity. This will ensure your bike is always ready to go when you need it.

Store Your Battery Correctly:

If you're not using your e-bike for an extended period, it's essential to store your battery correctly. Store it in a cool, dry place with a charge of around 50%, and charge it once a month to prevent it from deteriorating.

Safety tips for E-bike batteries

All E-Bikes are equipped with a rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are advanced technology that uses lithium ions as a key component of its electrochemistry. While these batteries are reliable and easy to use, it's important to follow guidelines and tips to prolong your battery's health and lifespan. Here are some safety tips for E-bike batteries:

Washing your E-Bike and Battery 

When washing your e-bike, it's important to keep the battery installed and make sure that none of the battery terminals or connections are exposed. We advise against using a jet wash as the concentrated high-pressure beam of water may work its way past the seals and into your battery, even though the batteries are sealed.


If you're travelling by train, bus, or car, it's recommended to remove your e-bike battery. This will not only decrease the weight of the bike but also ensure the battery's safety and prevent it from being exposed to unfavourable conditions.
Charging your e-bike is a straightforward process, but it's essential to do it correctly to ensure the longevity of your battery. By using the right charger, keeping your battery at room temperature, avoiding overcharging, charging after every ride, and storing it correctly, you'll have a fully charged e-bike ready to hit the road when you are.
The Cycle Company 
The Cycle Company offer e-bike servicing, maintenance and repairs for electric bikes, as well as normal bikes. Our skilled cycle mechanics are trained in all aspects of bike repair work, including most models of e-bikes. We have diagnostics tools for the major e-bike motors including Bosch, Shimano, Brose and Bafang.