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How Does Cold Weather Affect Electric Bike Batteries?

Hi, guys. Alana here with sixthreezero. You might not know it, but the cold weather does affect your e-bike battery. In this video, we're going to give you some tips on how to deal with cold weather when it comes to your e-bike.

First tip. So in cold weather, your battery is just not going to be as effective, whether that's charging your battery, it's going to take longer, or powering your bike, it's just not going to be as strong. So what you want to do is keep your battery inside the house where it's warmer. You can store your bike outside, if your battery detaches, like this one. This is the Ride in the Park electric. You can slide the battery out, keep it inside, where it's warm, charge it inside, where it's warm, and just bring it out when you're ready to ride.

If you have a bike, like the EVRYjourney Internal, the battery is inside the frame. So you can't exactly remove it. In that case, I would recommend that you keep your whole bike in the house. It might be annoying and a little cumbersome, especially if you're used to keeping your bike outside, but it's going to be better for your battery.

Number two is prepare for shorter rides and more charging. Since we know that our batteries are not as effective in cold weather, just keep that in mind before going out on a bike ride. Your battery might not last as long as you're used to it lasting, and you might have to charge it more frequently than you're used to as well.

If you can grab an extra battery, keep that one charged and bring it along with the ride with you, especially if you're going on a really long ride. Or just avoid the long rides altogether because it's cold and maybe you don't want to be out in the cold for that long.

Our third tip is to protect your battery from rain. With cold weather, we often also get wet weather. And with this battery, it has a hard case. So it's pretty water-resistant, but you do want to look for any gaps, especially where the battery attaches to your bike. If you see a big gap or any spaces, it's a good idea to look into a wax sealant or some sort of water-resistant sealant, or even covering this area with a waterproof material, whether you have a pannier that's waterproof, that would help a lot, but just trying to avoid any water leaking into where the battery connects to your bike. It's also a good idea to check out your wire connections as well, which connect to the controller. If you see, again, any gaps in that area, water sealant or wax sealant is the way to go.

And number four, utilize your fenders. If you don't have fenders, definitely recommended for the cold, rainy months. It's going to prevent water from splashing onto your battery, from splashing up onto you and the cables. So definitely if you don't have them, something to look into for the wet winter months. But most of our e-bikes do come with fenders, so you won't have to worry too much about that if you already have a sixthreezero bike.

Those are our tips on protecting and getting the most out of your e-bike battery during the winter months. If you have any other tips for winter riding, let us know, or if you want to see any other how-tos, tutorials, tips, have any questions, let us know in the comments below, so we can make a video on it. And don't forget to subscribe. It really helps our channel grow so we can continue making helpful, hopefully, helpful content. But thank you so much for watching. Don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.


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