How to operate your electric bikes?
When you are ready to get on your powered bicycle for the first time, you need to be very careful because the powered bicycle, when in active power-assisted mode, moves significantly faster than a regular bicycle. Take your powered bicycle to an area with a lot of open space before you start. Do not start pedalling hard as soon as you get on the Powered bicycles (as you normally would with a regular bicycle), as the powered bicycles will accelerate under pedal-assist mode and you may be unprepared for the sudden increase in speed. However, after a few times, you will enjoy using the pedal-assisted function.
You must turn on the battery to use the powered bicycle in pedal-assisted mode.
- In the pedal-assisted mode, power assist is triggered when you pedal forward, and power assist stops when you stop pedalling. In other words, power assist happens as long as you pedal. You don"t need to pedal hard. All you need is to apply a light force to the pedals continuously to maintain the current flow. When you apply one of the brakes, power assist will automatically stop, allowing the powered bicycle to slow down and stop.
- Power assist will turn itself off when the powered bicycle has reached the maximum speed of 15 mph.
- You can go faster when pedalling more then 15mph with some Electric Assist.
- You should use the gear shifter at the handlebar to set the gears appropriately according to the road conditions and pedal as usual, you will find that you need to exert a lot less effort and the powered bicycle travels faster and at a more steady speed.
- Note that the charge level indicators on the handle bar will show the correct level only when power is not being drawn from the battery. When power assist is active, the indicators will momentarily show low. This is true for both modes or sometimes the charge level indicator is on the battery.
Hand Throttle Control
Your Powered bicycles is factory-configured to operate in Three modes (A) pedal-assisted mode only (O) Off Manual normal cycling and A/E Throttle and pedal-assisted.
- In the hand throttle mode, amount of power assist is determined by the throttle switch controlled by your right hand. You control the throttle by twisting it from its resting position, the farther the throttle switch is from its resting position, the more power is delivered to the motor to accelerate the powered bicycle. When you want to slow down, you simply release the throttle and let it return to its resting position, and simultaneously apply the brakes if necessary.
- You do not need to pedal the powered bicycle if you use the hand throttle. However, you can pedal while commanding power assist. If you do pedal to help the movement, you conserve energy and the charge in the battery will last longer.
Charging Your Powered Bicycle"s Battery
If our powered bicycle has a lithium ion battery. Lithium ion battery requires specially designed chargers. You should never charge your battery with a substitute charger that is not designed for this use. Use of an unsuitable charger to charge a lithium ion battery will result in over-heating, fire or even explosion. If your charger is lost or damaged, contact your dealer to order a replacement.
- Charge your battery while the powered bicycle is not in use. You should turn off the battery before you charge it. You may charge your battery while it is mounted on the powered bicycle, or after it has been removed from the powered bicycle.
- Do not place either the charger or the battery near flammable substances while charging is taking place. Charging should not be done in the vicinity of infants and small children. It is also prudent to remove valuable objects from the immediate vicinity of the battery while it is being charged.
- The length of charging time depends on the level of charge the battery still holds. If a battery is completely discharged, it will take 4 hours to be fully recharged. When a battery is fully charged, the LED on the charger will change from RED to GREEN. At this point, you should disconnect the charger. Do not leave the charger connected to the battery for very long period of time after charging is complete. (Leaving it connected for an overnight charging is OK.)
- It is normal for the charger and the battery to be slightly hot while charging is on-going.
Removing the Battery from the Powered Bicycles
The battery is an important and costly part of the powered bicycle. It is designed to be locked into position with a key to prevent theft. You can take further precaution by removing the battery while the powered bicycle is parked unattended. You may also have a need to remove the battery from the powered bicycle to recharge it at a location where you cannot park your powered bicycles.
- Use the key to unlock the battery and pull out the top first, and then lift to extract the entire battery from the bottom socket. The battery is quite heavy and you should take care not to drop it.
Maximizing the Riding Range
Many factors affect the rate of use of the electrical energy and the riding range.
- You should fully charge the battery before a long journey.
- Rough road conditions and hilly terrain will consume more energy.
- Frequent change of speed will consume more energy.
- Carrying more weight on the powered bicycle will consume more energy.
- Keeping the tyres properly inflated and keeping the powered bicycle clean and well lubricated will save energy.
- Making sure that both wheels move freely when brakes are not applied will save energy. You should check brake adjustments frequently.
- Pedalling as you ride will consume less electrical energy and increase the riding range.
When the battery is turned off, your powered bicycle functions as a regular bicycle. If you embark on a very long journey, you might want to turn off the battery for long stretches where the road is level or downhill, and pedal the powered bicycle as a regular bicycle so that you can conserve electrical energy stored in the battery.
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