A neglected battery is usually the reason the board stops working after a year or two. But luckily for you, battery maintenance is relatively simple and straightforward. Let’s do it right. In this article, Evolve engineers answer some of the most frequently asked questions about electric skateboard batteries. Please visit https://wowgoboard.com/collections/electric-skateboards.
How do Evolve batteries differ from regular batteries?
First of all, our board uses lithium-ion cells for a number of reasons. They have a high energy density. So that we can get more power. Which translates to board power from a smaller area and keeps the profile of the e-skateboard slim and looking like a real skateboard. This is one of the reasons why Evolves boards are the best wowgo electric skateboards on the market. Low maintenance compared to other types of batteries. So you don’t have to point out a bicycle. They don’t have the memory effect of always working at their peak. And it also has a slow self-discharge. The small lithium cells are also easy to assemble in any configuration our board requires. This determines the total battery voltage and output current.
The board has a battery management system or BMS. The main job of the BMS is to protect the battery from overcharging or overcharging. It also calculates the remaining charge. Check the battery temperature. and protects the board from internal short circuit voltage rise. Basically a small piece of technology that requires a lot of work to maintain the battery and protect the battery from the many things you can do wrong.
How do you maintain your electric skateboard?
The first important one is long-term storage. Unless you plan on using the board for weeks or months. You should charge it between 30-50%, it discharges itself at about 1-2% per month so I recommend checking every 6-8 weeks to make sure you keep it between optimal times.
When it comes to maintaining your board, this is important in both the long and short term. Lithium batteries do not perform well in very hot or very cold conditions. The optimum storage temperature for lithium batteries is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. But most room temperature will be fine. The trick is to avoid extreme temperatures, such as in a cool garage in the winter or in a car on a hot day. You also want to store it in a dry and ventilated area.
Temperature also affects the capacity and power of the cell, so if you leave the board in a cold room and start riding when it starts to warm up, it will be less efficient. and the battery remains charged. Temperatures rise during the trip, especially if you’re skiing in the middle of winter. The ambient temperature drops and reduces performance. But don’t stress too much, as higher efficiency will return in the warmer spring days.
A piece of advice often given online is ‘don’t charge the board immediately after a ride. Fortunately, because you don’t want to charge an overheated battery, the BMS has a temperature sensor. and will not charge until the battery has reached a safe temperature.
When it comes to charging, the BMS reads the cell voltage and tells the charger when to stop charging. You don’t have to wait for the light to turn green to protect your battery. And you won’t hurt if you leave it on for hours at night. We recommend turning off the network the next day. To allow the cell to discharge naturally at 1% per month, the charger is not plugged in to charge.
It’s a good idea to run your board above 0% to the point where the board shuts down intermittently. To fully charge the cell, lithium batteries have no memory. Therefore, it is not important for the overall health of the battery. What it does is allows the BMS to read the battery charge status – essentially giving you an accurate battery % reading from 100 to 0%.
The type of ride also affects battery life and cycle time. Your board manages the safe flow of the cell for use. So you do not directly suffer damage if you drive too fast. But this higher output shortens the life of the cell. Claim your board with maximum performance. As with all walks, running on dense grass will put an extra strain on your battery. And you can expect your board to tire faster than your entire ride as an electric skateboard. It is not safe. And we recommend sitting on the board, although that will make you happier. But this should always be taken into account.