Everyone loves riding e-bikes. More and more people are choosing this means of transport, or any type of electric transport to be honest. You can make a whole list about the advantages of using it (in fact, we did it so don’t hesitate to read it!). In this article, we will tell you how to reset ebike battery. Don’t forget to check out our guide to the benefits of an e-bike.
The only thing that can cause your e-bike to fail and stop working as an e-bike is the battery. In some cases these failures are irreversible, and in others, you can fix them. The first step in fixing your battery is to reset it.
In this article, we will focus on how to reset the e-bike battery, but do not forget that this can also be useful for any type of battery. For example, if you have a scooter, a battery-powered skateboard, or anything else that uses a battery similar to an e-bike, then this step-by-step on how to reset an e-bike battery will be helpful.
How to reset ebike battery; step by step explanation
Fortunately, there are different ways in which the battery of an e-bike can be reset, some are simpler, and others have higher degrees of difficulty. Since each e-bike battery is different, we always recommend that you follow the easiest way but if it is not possible you will have to accept it and do the most difficult.
The easiest way is to find the master switch of your e-bike battery and tighten it. Sometimes it’s a button, and other times it’s a switch like the one you have to turn on the light in your house. Most batteries have a master switch so if you press down and then up, then the battery is already reset.
If you are not so lucky and your e-bike battery does not have a master switch this does not mean that you cannot reset it. You should search for a wire or flip a circuit breaker for at least 20 seconds before turning it back to its original state. Then, your e-bike battery will be successfully reset.
If you can’t do any of the above, we recommend that you take it to anyone who can help you. An expert from a mechanical workshop will be able to help you without problems. If not, you can go to the people who sold you the battery.
What are the most common reasons why the battery of an ebike is reset?
There are hundreds of reasons why you may want to reset an e-bike battery, as there are many external factors that can influence it, from how you use it to how it was produced or the environment that surrounds it.
The main thing is that you want to reset it because it is malfunctioning. It may download faster than usual, or take longer to load. Another factor may be that you feel that it is overheating more quickly.
Any type of failure or difficulty in its use is an indicator that a reset is necessary. Do not forget that in case the reset is not enough then you should take it to a professional, or you will have to buy a new one.
How can I extend the life of my e-bike battery?
Although batteries will never last forever, there are certain things that can help them last longer. If you follow these tips, you will not only extend the useful life of your e-bike battery, but it will also help you to make it work much better.
The main thing to help your battery have a longer life is to be careful in the way you store it. You should store the battery in a dry place protected from direct sunlight at an approximate room temperature between 10 and 20 ºC. This means that if you have to park your e-bike outside the house, then it is recommended that you remove the battery and store it inside your home.
Another issue that is essential to make your battery is that you must regulate how much you charge it. The ideal state of charge of the battery is between 30 and 60%, so it is recommended that you do not charge it to more than 80% unless you have to make very long trips or you do not know when you will be able to charge it again.
Another important tip is that when transporting an eBike, it is always recommended to remove the battery from the bicycle and store it in a safe place in the car. Make sure that the battery does not hit other things and that it does not reach very high temperatures, as in some cases they can become defective or even explode.
If I have to throw it away, how can I do it?
As we said before, e-bike batteries (like anything else) are not eternal. In case you have to throw it away, you should do it carefully. The materials with which the e-bikes are made are polluting, so they can contaminate water, and the air we breathe, or they can harm the people who are responsible for waste collection.
For the same reason, they should never be thrown away with normal garbage. In every city or town, no matter how big or small, there is a place for people to dump electronic waste. In those places, you can take your battery and they will take care of disposing of it correctly.
Resetting your e-bike battery is not impossible, you can do it yourself without any problems. In case you think that you cannot do it, or that you have failed in your first attempts, then contact a professional or someone who has done it before. A professional can do it in a matter of seconds.
Remember that if this is not enough, then you may have to think about changing the battery of your e-bike. Before making a decision make sure you have the opinion and advice of another person. Before throwing away the battery of your e-bike, do not forget to follow the recommendations that we leave you in this article since it is the only way to avoid contamination.