CHARGING BIKE BATTERY
Bike batteries are robust and last for years, an average lead-acid or lithium-ion battery has a normal life span of 3-4 years. However, its lifecycle is contingent on how it is used. Using the bike battery encompasses many factors from charging to discharge and how the battery is kept up. Your bike’s battery can lose charge any second, as this might happen due to many factors. Lose connections decreasing levels of electrolyte, lose wirings, the poor connection of wiring, and sometimes low level of the electrolyte can cause low battery.
Charging the battery is a complex subject, yet it is also simple if you understand the right specification for what you need. If you want to keep the battery at par sticking the battery to a standard charger is a fine option. However, being aware of the type of charger helps a lot in determining the exact charging current the battery need. Therefore, be mindful of the charger as smaller batteries tend to charge at a nominal increase in voltage level.
Different automobile chargers supply varying levels of charge. You can simply use a normal charger for the bike battery, but doing so requires you to keep a check on the battery for overcharging. Some chargers are designed to come with varying amp or voltage levels, while that seems a controllable factor for charging a bike battery with a normal charger. Leaving it for an extended period of time can damage the battery permanently even if you’re using a trickle charger. The best option is to have a smart charger or battery tender that keeps on monitoring terminal voltage and shutdown battery once it is fully charging.