Beixo supplies three different capacity batteries: a 8,8 ampere (A) / 324 Watt hour (Wh), a 11,6A / 432Wh and a 13,A / 504Wh. It is very difficult to state an exact range per battery here. This depends on a whole number of factors:
The circumstances (headwind, hills, acceleration, temperature and cycling with a lot of weight)
The speed (do not drive faster than 21 to 22 km/h)
The driving behavior (acceleration in a lower gear and with less support instead of full power)
Assuming that you usually cycle in support level 1 or 2 and that you need 100 Watt extra to cycle around 20 km/h, then the 9A / 324Wh will take you two to three hours, or 60-70 km. And with the 12A / 432Wh battery for four to five hours, or 80-90km. The 14A / 504Wh battery is good for around six hours of cycling pleasure, or 90-120 km.
This is confirmed by experiences from beixo owners.
The battery of the beixo electra folding bike is placed on the rear carrier. The battery is lockable and removable by sliding it backwards. On top of the battery casing you can easily carry something small, such as your jacket or a bag. If you want to carry more stuff, there is the beixo Rear carrier extender.
We only use lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries. These batteries can deliver a high current due to the low internal resistance. They also have a large capacity in relation to the weight. A Li-Ion cell has no memory, meaning it does not always have to be emptied completely.
The battery is the most expensive part of the electric bicycle. You can extend the normal lifespan on the basis of these tips:
- Make sure the battery does not discharge completely. Charge it before the engine support stops.
- Never store the bicycle – certainly not in the winter – with an empty battery and use it regularly.
- Keep the battery in a cool and dry place if you are not going to use the bike for a long time.
- Charge the battery regularly, at least every month.
- Never charge the battery in the freezing cold. Take it inside and charge at room temperature.
- Preferably store the bicycle in a place that does not get too cold in winter and not too hot in summer.
- Ensure that the battery is fully charged before departure.
- Make sure the tires are at right pressure, so you reduce the resistance and your battery lasts longer.
- Ride in the right gear, so that you provide optimum energy yourself.
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