Charging your motorcycle battery is a very important thing, in fact, the charging time of your motorcycle battery varies according to many different factors.
How long does it take to charge your electric motorcycle battery – at least 5 to 24 hours. New batteries will charge much faster, between 5 and 8 hours.
In fact, new batteries are already charged up to 80% at the point of purchase.
Continue reading this post to get more details and information about charging your motorcycle battery.
How long does it take to fully charge a electric motorcycle battery?
Charging a motorcycle battery takes between 12 to 20 hours. However, charging time depends mainly on the quality of the battery, the type of charger, and some other things which greatly affect the speed at which your battery charges.
Here are all things that affect your battery’s charging times:
- The output current of the charger.
- Battery capacity.
- Battery self-discharge rate.
It is very important to consider all these factors so that your battery can maintain a fast charging time.
How long do electric motorcycle batteries last?
Sealed batteries last between 3 to 5 years, possibly even longer. However, acidification batteries last about 1 to 2 years.
In general, I personally recommend sealed batteries because they are much more efficient and better than acid type batteries.
In addition, there are several factors which greatly affect the lifespan of a battery.
Here they are:
How to Keep an electric Motorcycle Battery Healthy
To improve and maintain the life of your battery, you must know how to properly look after it. If you do not charge your battery properly, you can cause great damage to your battery.
Discussed below are some of the things you must pay attention to:
· Get a high-quality charger.
It is very important to use a high-quality charger to be sure that the charger charges your motorcycle battery in the best possible way.
I highly recommended using a charger that has an automatic off mode. It should also be under 2 amperes because charging with more than 2 amperes can blow up the battery and do massive damage.
· Check for leakage.
If you have a leak in your battery over time and you do not fix it, it can cause massive damage to your battery.
A leak can be caused by many factors, but the main reason is short or poor ground wiring.
To fix the leak, follow these steps:
- Read the manual of your motorcycle to know the structure of your battery.
- Disconnect the negative cable from the terminal.
- The meter should read zero amps.
If nothing changes or you are confused and don’t know how to fix the leak, I highly recommend going to a professional to help you.
Remove electronic accessories from the motorcycle.
Riding with a lot of electronic accessories such as GPS or LED lights can drain your battery quickly and even affect the lifetime of your battery.
It is very important to turn off the bulbs, the GPS or any other electronic accessories when they are not needed.
Use the battery.
A factor that greatly affects battery life is the level of battery usage. Using your battery regularly will increase its lifespan.
If you do not use your motorcycle much, I highly recommend recharging the battery from time to time and using it.
Do not leave the battery in cold weather.
A factor that greatly affects the lifespan of a motorcycle battery is the weather.
In fact, as the weather turns colder, the energy in your battery will run out faster and the battery life will be shortened.
It is therefore very important to put the battery in a place that is an average temperature because very high heats can also damage the battery.
What Type of Battery Should I Buy?
There are several types of batteries and you need to know about them. In fact, for each of the following batteries I will show you, there are many advantages and disadvantages. It is very important to choose a battery type according to your personal preference.
Lead-acid batteries are the most common type of batteries. They are made up of a mixture of sulfuric acid and water, which creates an electrical charge. It is very important after buying this battery to let it charge for a day so that it will last longer.
The disadvantage of having lead-acid batteries is that they require a lot of maintenance because if you do not keep the battery in liquid, the fluid will evaporate and the cells will dry up which could destroy the battery.
Also, it is very important to install this type of battery on your motorcycle in a straight way, so that there won’t be any risk of leakage.
Gel batteries and AGM
Gel and AGM batteries are my favorite type of batteries.
In fact, these types of batteries are also lead-acid batteries, the only significant difference is that they are sealed.
The best thing about these batteries is that they are 80% charged at the point of purchase and do not require maintenance. And because they are closed and sealed you do not have to worry about leaks, which means that you do not need to worry about installation.
I recommend charging the battery for a few hours until it reaches 100% before you start using it.
The lithium-ion battery is another amazing battery, it is lighter than a standard battery and does not require maintenance.
Also, lithium-ion batteries give enormous power to the motorcycle, which makes them extremely suitable for large motorcycles.
When Should You Replace Your Motorcycle Battery?
It is very important to check your motorcycle battery every time you change the oil. To check your battery, you need to pay attention to the following things:
· Check the voltage.
It is very important to check that the voltage is between 12.6 to 13.3 volts, which means that the battery is excellent and should not be replaced. In fact, you need to replace your battery only when it shows a power of 12 volts or less.
· Check the voltage underweight.
To do this, you run the motorcycle engine at high speed and check the voltage.
If your battery shows between 8.5 to 11 volts for half a minute, it means that it is excellent and should not be replaced.
It is very important to do this test often or when you think there is a problem with your motorcycle battery.
Are there motorcycles that don’t run on batteries?
Lots of people who do not want to ride on a motorcycle driven by batteries ask me if there are motorcycles that do not operate on batteries.
And the answer is that electric motorcycles are the only type of motorcycles that do not work by batteries.
It is very important to know that electric motorcycles can perform very well, and compared to motorcycles powered by batteries, electric motorcycles can charge in between 1 and 4 hours.
Today I’ve shared with you all the things you need to know about your battery charging time and how to effectively maintain it.
The most important thing you need to know from this post is that it takes a battery about 5 to 24 hours to charge fully and charging time can be affected by many different factors.
Thank you for riding. Until next time.