ELECTRIC MOPED SIMPLIFIED BATTERY INFORMATION.
The battery is one of the most expensive parts of an electric moped. To get the best value when you purchase, it is important to understand the terminology. The correct batteries can make a difference for range or for battery life.
Electric Mopeds are used for many different purposes so they can require different types of battery and battery specification.
There are many people who are unfamiliar with with Electric Moped batteries, so we will try to simplify the description of the battery. At the same time we will try to explain the usages of the battery technology.
SIMPLE BATTERY TERMINOLOGY
Generally speaking the Volts give the Electric Moped its power or torque, so in simple terms the higher voltage the greater ability to provide power to the motor. For Electric Mopeds the general rule is 48 Volts as a minimum with options for 60 Volts. You may notice voltage is made up of 12 Volt segments, hence 48 volts is 4 X 12 Volt batteries or equivalent cells if it is a Lithium battery.
A.H: (ALSO KNOWN AS AMP HOUR.)
A simple explanation of AH, Amp hour, is to give the electric moped the range or distance, Generally the greater the AH the longer range. The measurement is the storage capacity of the battery. 20AH stands for a storage capacity of the battery or the amount of energy that can flow through the battery in one hour
POPULAR BATTERY TYPES.
BASIC DESCRIPTION OF ELECTRIC SCOOTER BATTERY TYPES:
A. SEALED LEAD ACID BATTERY (SLA)
The sealed lead acid batteries have been around for a very long time. They are the standard type of battery that you will find in any car or truck. Because they can generate a very high current required for starting an engine, the auto industry has been relying on them for years.
Because they are the oldest type, they were also the first to be used in electric mopeds when they first came about. Even today, they continue to be the most popularly used batteries in many electric mopeds because of their sheer power.
It is worth noting that how long a sealed acid battery lasts really depends on the surrounding temperatures as well as its size and quality.
B. GEL CELL BATTERY (GEL)
C. LITHIUM-ION BATTERY (LI-ION)
Lithium ion batteries are quickly becoming the industry standard even though they are the most expensive. Because of the advantages of weight increased range and longer life many people are willing to pay extra money to fit this opetion to their Electric Moped.
The Lithium batteries have a major advantage over other types of batteries because due to the weight advantage.
They also last about three times longer than ta regular Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) and Gel (Gel) battery, although the cost is increased many electric moped manufacturers incorporate them to be able to increase the warranty available compared the Lead acid and Gel batteries.
Factors that also make Li-ion battery tech popular is they require less maintenance when not in use, they do not suffer from the “battery memory” and you can basically ignore them for long stretches of time without a problem.
As a result of these significant advantages Electric Scooter Li Ion Batteries they are turning up in all sorts of places. They are also light enough to be used for Electric moped Removable Battery enabling the battery to be charged away from the Electric Moped.
The downside, their price is often much higher than that of the sealed lead acid battery and Gel battery. In fact with modern electric Mopeds a large part of the price is likely to be the cost of the battery especially if they are Electric Moped Lithium Battery Pack.
The main factors in choosing a battery type are Cost, Speed, Climbing ability, range and Electric Moped Battery Life. All of these factors should have bearing on the choice of Electric Moped Battery Pack necessary for the model you want to use.
If you need to ride longer distances and more climbing the Electric Scooter Lithium Battery Pack would probably best suit your needs. However if you do not use your Electric Moped often or do not need a Removable Battery the GEL or Lead Acid may suit your requirements.
In many cases you can perform a battery upgrade at a later date if you have battery problems. However you may also need a different charger as different batteries use different charging cycles.