As a matter of fact, Selecting Lithium batteries based on Cold Crank Amps (CCA), Reserve Capacity (RC) and Ampere Hours (Ah) can reduce replacement frequency and increase usage time. After reading this article, you will at least have a certain understanding of motorcycle batteries. to help you with any questions about your motorcycle battery.
First question that we need to solve, how many volts is a motorcycle battery?
How many volts is a motorcycle battery
How many volts is a motorcycle battery? A typical motorcycle battery has a nominal voltage of 12V basically. The specific voltage range is 10V~14V. If the battery is below 10V, the whole motorcycle will be difficult to start. Although difficult to start, it can barely get your bike to ride. If the battery is close to 14V, it means that the battery contains more than 90% charge.
How to choice the motorcycle battery?
With a choice of Cold Crank Amps (CCA), Reserve Capacity (RC) and Ampere Hours (Ah) designed to meet or exceed original equipment specifications, you at least have the motorcycle battery you need for your next open road cruising.
Cold Cranking Amps – A rating that determines the ability of a battery to start the engine in cold temperatures.
Reserve Capacity – How long a newly fully charged battery will last.
Amp Hour – A measure of how long a battery can deliver amperage for one hour.
What kind of battery does my motorcycle need?
There are traditionally two motorcycle batteries
Lead acid battery
The most common motorcycle batteries, wet batteries are those that contain a charging plate suspended in a mixture of sulfuric acid and water. The battery works by suspending an electrolyte between 2 oppositely charged plates in a mixture of water and acid. Evaporation occurs during operation and charging. Therefore, wet batteries require more regular maintenance than other types of batteries to maintain optimum performance.
This comes in the form of regular watering to the battery and regular cleaning. Which means your business will need a dedicated watering system and trained personnel as well as additional safety equipment to ensure the correct water level in the battery and provide maintenance for it .
By the way, Wet batteries have some negative effects. One of the biggest downsides is the long charging and cooling time required before use. Typically, we recommend charging the battery for 8 hours followed by an 8 hour cooldown, giving you 8 hours of use out of a 24 hour period. Wet batteries also require a special charging station. Where your team will remove the battery from the motorcycle and plug it into the charger. That means you’ll need a charger for each battery that’s charging at the same time. If you have multiple motorcycle in operation, you will need more space to charge the batteries and cool them.
The main benefit of a wet battery is its price. The batteries themselves cost less than other types of batteries, allowing businesses to have multiple batteries per motorcycle . If your operation requires the machine to work 24/7. Multiple batteries will allow the motorcycle to be charged or serviced while it is still in use.
With proper maintenance and charging procedures, most wet batteries can last up to five years or 1,500 charge cycles.
There are several different types of Lithium batteries, at ELB we use Lithium Iron Phosphate (LifePo4) batteries. This is the safest chemical substance, and there are basically no safety incidents. Proven lithium battery technology combined with active smart monitoring makes our LFP series four times lighter, four times faster to charge and four times longer to last than batteries of the same capacity. LiFePO4 batteries are the choice for power sports enthusiasts who want the best motorcycle batteries.
Which motorcycle battery is best?
Obviously lithium batteries are better, the following are the advantages of lithium batteries.
Benefits of LiFePO4 battery
- Advanced LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Chemistry
- Optimized Deep Cycle Performance
- Double the density versus traditional SLA/AGM/GEL
- 60-70% weight reduction versus traditional SLA/AGM/GEM
- High thermal tolerance
- Ideal for Electronics
- 10+ Years Lifespan
For more details, please visit article <Benefits Of Lithium Batteries>
How to extend the life of the motorcycle battery?
If you want to extend the life of your motorcycle battery, try these tips:
- Charge the battery regularly. .
- Stick to a maintenance schedule to check corrosion and electrolyte levels.
- Charge and discharge the battery at a suitable temperature.
- Use the right battery for your motorcycle.
For more details, please visit article <How to extend lithium battery life?>
How do I know if my motorcycle battery needs replacing?
If your motorcycle battery has the following conditions, then you need to consider replacing the battery.
- Can’t Ignite Your Motorbike
- Deformed Battery
- Unable to Hold Charge Forcing You to Get a New Battery
- Dimming Headlights and Fading Horn
- Corroded and Broken Battery Terminals
- Old Age
How to charge a motorcycle battery?
Connect the charger to the motorcycle battery correctly: the positive pole (red) of the charger is connected to the positive pole of the battery, and the negative pole (black) of the charger is connected to the negative pole of the battery.
Unplug the charger or turn it off before disconnecting the leads, this will reduce the chance of clip arcing on the terminals.
When charging motorcycle batteries, always use a motorcycle-specific charger. Lithium batteries cannot be charged with lead-acid batteries. Make sure your charger provides the same voltage, current, and battery type as you actually use. <Can I use a lead acid battery charger on a lithium battery?>
NOTE: If your battery is hot, stop. Your motorcycle battery is not charged properly or the battery is damaged. If your battery swells – stop. You did it wrong, or your motorcycle battery is damaged. If your battery is smoking – stop. You are doing it wrong.
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