One of the most important components of your e bike is the battery. You may have already looked at a variety of batteries. You’ve seen some terms such as voltage, amp-hour or watt-hour but what do they mean. Think of voltage as the power output, horsepower, of an automobile. The more voltage you have the more power you are able to produce. Do keep in mind that you must have a battery that matches the voltage of your kit. For example, don’t supply a 48V battery to your 24V e bike motor.
E Bike Battery
Amp-hours is just like the gas tank of a car. It will determine your range. The higher amp-hour the more distance you will be able to cover. However this is not the only factor that impacts your range. Climbing hills, weight and tire pressure will also change your range.
Watt-hours is obtained when the voltage and amp-hour is multiplied. This is simply the total amount of energy that the battery produces.
They are also different types of batteries to choose from. You may be tempted to buy a cheaper battery after seeing how expensive others are. With batteries, you get what you pay for so I would suggest to spend a little extra and buy a decent battery rather than purchasing the cheapest lead acid battery you can find. They have a short life cycle and are considerably heavy compared to the rest. A better option for your e bike would be a lithium ion battery. It is an ideal choice for most users as they last much longer than a lead acid battery and weigh significantly less, therefore it reflects the price. Even a better option is a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery. They are the longest lasting and most economical in the long run.
In conclusion, choose the battery that you need for your conversion kit and purchase a decent battery. It is a crucial component.