Battery care & initial charge procedure
How to balance the a new battery’s cells to maximize range:
For a new battery, perform the below for your first 3 rides/charges. The steps can be actioned regardless of how far you have ridden or the amount of battery that you have used:
- Charge the battery outside of the bike and leave it on the charger up to 4 hours after the light has turned green but no longer than 8 hours with a 4/5A speed charger and 12 hours with a 2/3A charger.
- Disconnect the charger from the outlet first then from the battery
- Ride the bike like normal using the pedal assist and throttle (if you have one).
- It is ok to discharge only part of the battery or all of the battery before the next charge is performed
- Repeat steps 1-3 for 3 rides only.
- You can use your MATE normally after this has been performed.
When to perform cell balancing:
- When you first receive your MATE or a new battery
- If you have stored the battery for long-term
- If you experience a loss in range or charge amount
- To be proactive you can perform this monthly but NO more than one time per month.
Know how to keep your battery in good condition and safe:
- Never leave the battery on the charger longer than specified.
- You can leave the battery on the charger up to 4 hours after the light has turned green but no longer than 8 hours with a 4/5A speed charger and 12 hours with a 2/3A charger.
- Never leave the battery unattended while charging.
- Never charge the battery when it is cold, be sure to always charge the battery at room temperature.
- Let your battery cool down after a charge before you use it.
- Let your battery cool down after you have used it before you charge it.
- Try not to “Top Off” charge every ride, it is better to discharge the battery between 20%- 60% before recharging.
- When storing the battery always leave it with at least 70% charge and check monthly.
- When storing the bike for long periods of time, charge the battery back up to 70% every 3 months.
- Before using the battery again, charge it completely.
- Check your fuse condition regularly, replace if you see signs of carbon buildup