What Drains Most of My Battery?

What Drains Most of My Battery?

It’s important to determine not only the range that your battery will last, but other factors as well. Whether that be different types of terrain, the weight your ebike is carrying, or down to tire pressure. All of these can factor in how long your ebike battery will last on a single charge.


In this article, we’ll go over the different factors on what could be draining your battery as you ride.

Weight on the Bike

The more weight your ebike is carrying, the more power the motor needs to put out to get you going from a stop or to even climb hills. This requires the motor to pull more power from the battery, more so if you are using throttle only instead of pedal assist. Ensure that you are planning ahead if carrying a lot of weight by bringing a secondary battery for backup!

PAS vs Throttle

As mentioned above, using throttle only will draw more power from your battery than if using pedal assist (PAS). Pedal assist not only helps give you power to your pedaling, but you will also help prevent your battery from draining too quickly.


Keep a closer eye on your ebike battery with the LCD V2, offering more real-time accurate readings along with being able to see the health of your battery, all on one screen.

Inclines

Climbing hills is fun on ebikes to experience the power of the motor, but the draw back is that this can lead to draining your battery faster. Terrain is also a factor here, where you can expect your battery to drain more if riding through mud or gravel as opposed to pavement or solid dirt.

Temperature

Going for a ride in cold weather or extreme cold temperatures can render your battery to perform poorly. When temperatures start to reach freezing levels (0ºC or 32ºF), you can expect to have less than 50% of your battery life.

Other Factors

Take into consideration of other factors as well, such as if you’re riding against the wind. This resistance requires your motor (or your pedaling!) to push harder, thus draining more battery.


Check your tire pressure. This can also play a factor when riding on different surfaces. Tires that are too low PSI can result in the treads making too much contact with the riding surface, giving you drag and preventing you from coasting properly.


Testing your battery from time to time will ensure your battery stays healthy, where you can be comfortable expecting a full ride from your ebike.



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