Mountain biking is a bug which if catch you once, never leave you. And the only thing you remember after that is to rise higher, faster and further. It sounds exciting? No?
Do You Want To Increase Range of Your EBike, Read These Tips
You do not always need a bigger battery capacity to increase the range of your ebike; it can be easily done using a few techniques and tricks.
Adding spare battery to your ebike is possible but it will cost you a lost. By using these particular techniques, you can increase the range of your best electric bike without investing a penny.
Here is the list of tips, Read and apply;
#1 Go easy on the throttle: Only experienced bikers can give advice you this. While throttling, go a bit easy on it. Each time you accelerate, you end up using more energy. Cruising on a flat surface needs around 5 ampere of energy whereas around 20-30 amperes of energy is consumed while accelerating. So, next time when you accelerate you ebike go-slow.
#2 Pedal while you accelerate: As already discussed, acceleration consumes maximum power of the battery. If you can pedal only for a few seconds while accelerating, you will consume only half amount of energy. Hence, pedaling for a while can result in huge energy savings.
#3 Coasting can help you a lot: Let off the throttle a few seconds before you are going to throttle. This way you will automatically stop after 50 yards. So when you are going to stop anyway, why to waste precious energy.
#4 Slow down: You will be surprised to know this but as minimum as a few miles per kilometer can help you to save a good amount of energy. Slowing down just a tad will help you to save precious energy. Slowing down your speed by 5% will decrease your power usage for more than 5%.
#5 Keep your tires pumped up: Tires that are completely filled with air and offer less resistance to rolling motion often end up consuming less power of the battery. Properly filled tires can increase your range up to 3%.
#6 Regenerative braking system: If you have regenerative braking system in your ebike, make sure you use it. Brake your ebike a bit ahead of actual time because motor is used while braking. The regenerative braking system can help you to save up at 5% of the battery energy.
#7 Keep your battery fully charged: Like any other batteries Lithium batteries also show their maximum range when they are fully charged. If you short charge your battery, it will sit in a partially discharged state. You will fall in trouble if you plan for a sudden long trip.
#8 Keep a small charger along with you: If you are going on a longer trip, always keep this small charger along with you. Put it at charging when you take a halt. It will increase your range to 10-20% at least.
All these tips will definitely help you to increase the range of your bike and will never let you fail on longer trips.