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Electric Bike BATTERY CYCLES | How Many Times Can You Charge an E-Bike Battery


Hey guys, Peter Coltrider is here with Six Three Zero Bicycles. And let's talk about battery cycles. Stay tuned.


All right, here we are Peter Coltrider, Six Three Zero Bikes. Let's talk about battery cycles, how much you can expect, how many cycles you can expect to get out of your battery. I have a battery right here. I'm going to yank it out. I have a microphone right here. I don't know why I'm yelling. So anyway, our battery, like almost all e-bike batteries and a lot of electric car batteries, like the Tesla Model S use the famous 18650 battery cell. This is a 500 Watts. So it has 52 of these little puppies, whereas a Tesla has about 7,000. Okay. So there are a lot of ways to improve the life cycle of your battery. That's in a different video that we have, but anyway, let's see how many cycles we can get out of a battery. So the battery is dependent on the cells inside of it.


The 18650's, the 18650's are rated for about 800 to a thousand cycles under the conditions that we expect them to be used. So 800 to a thousand cycles, that's for the battery cells. Okay. However, they all have to operate together and the battery pack is only as good as its weakest cell. Okay? And there are lots of ways to improve the way the cells are managed. And by balancing the battery, and under what conditions you're using it, et cetera, et cetera. So we then go ahead and reduce the amount of cycles that we expect to get out of the battery pack, this thing, to about 640, okay. Now it's going to vary by quite a bit by the way that you ride and how you use it, how far up you charge it. There's a lot of ways to extend your battery life, but none of it is really that important. You can, but I always expect you just to ride the bike how you want to. The main thing is you don't want to overcharge your battery.


Now, as far as the total little battery pack goes, like I said, 640 cycles are about what we say. Other e-bike companies may say a thousand cycles. That's maybe a little on the wishful thinking side because they're talking more about the cell than the battery pack. But again, it's going to depend a lot on your use. So anyway, about 640, if you're a little rougher on it, or you deplete the battery a lot, you may get 300 to 500 cycles out of it. That's still quite a lot. If you're getting like 30 miles per ride times 500 cycles, that's a good 15,000 miles. Again, not something I would worry a whole lot about, but we do have another video on how to get more cycles and get more range.


All right. Thanks for watching. I really hope that was helpful. If you need any more help, please don't hesitate to contact us at 310-922-877 or the team sixthreezero.com. 6-3-0 is spelled out S-I-X-T-H-R-E-E-Z-E-R-O. Also, subscribe to our channel. And remember, it's your journey, your experience, enjoy the ride.

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