Electric Bicycle Batteries

So youve made the investment and got your hands on a shiny new electric bike. Or maybe youve decided to DIY and convert your old wheels to electric with individual electric bicycle components. Either way, great choice! Electric bikes are a cost effective, practical and environmentally friendly way to get around.

However, you wont be getting anywhere if your new motor has no battery. As an essential part of an electric bike, its very important to have the correct type and to ensure you keep it properly maintained. Turn to eBay for a selection of electric bike batteries can keep you cruising on two wheels.

How do I know which type of battery to get?

If you are simply replacing the battery from your electric bike, the best thing to do is replace it with the same brand and variety that previously worked for you. However, if youre shopping around or unable to find it, there are a few different types of battery to consider, and these depend a lot on the type of bike you have purchased for yourself, your budget, and the amount you plan to use it. Lithium-ion batteries have emerged as the most popular in recent years thanks to their compact size and good strength to weight ratio. Other options available are nickel or lead based batteries, which come at a smaller price, but can sometimes offer less strength and power compared to their more expensive lithium competition.

How do I look after my electric bike battery?

Just like cars, motorbikes and even the traditional pushbike, the more you maintain your wheels the more likely they will be to stay with you for a long time. The most important thing to remember with bike batteries is to keep it well topped up. Running on very low or empty has been linked to decreased performance, so its a good idea to keep a spare charger at work or in your bag for a quick boost. Make sure to keep taking your bike out for regular spins, even in winter, to avoid the battery going flat.

Inspired to get on the road? Have a look at the range of electric bikes and batteries on eBay today!