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Ebike battery in cold weather
Was wondering what everyone is doing to extend battery life in the cold. Our late season gets down to single digits or even below zero. Thinking of a battery wrap with a hand warmer inside. Thoughts?
Keep it inside at night, for sure. One company makes an insulated wrap for them, don't remember which. But yeah a wrap with a hand warmer would definitely when its sitting out during the day
Should have mentioned I would be camping in a tent with a wood stove.
Glad I’m not the only one. My Rambo is near worthless in the cold. I’m interested in the answer as the thing is such a heavy beast it’s not easy to wrangle it into and out of the cabin.
I charge the battery for my Mule in warm area. Keep battery as warm as possible for as long as possible.
I would wrap battery with hand warmers when below 10 or so.
Boy it sounds like we are in for a treat when the EV mandates take effect lol.
So do the batteries in an electric vehicle drain in cold weather too?
Spike78, you nailed it. Let’s go Brandon!
spike78- You will get someone to jump start it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wait a minute. I think there is a flaw. Do you think the advocates aren't telling us everything????? (Tongue firmly planted in cheek. As a resident of North Dakota, we some experience with cold!)
"Let's go Brandon!" LMBO Dale! : )
They apparently figured out how to make the lithium ion batteries that power the new cordless drills impervious to cold................... I've been using a Milwaukee Fuel Drill with my ice-fishing auger and it sits out on the ice all day with no problems.
I would think if they can do it with a cordless drill battery, they should be able to do it for e-bike batteries..............
the battery packs are removable right
stick them in your sleeping bag at night, pants pocket during the day
maybe they have solar powered warmers for them or a phone app for warming
I don’t know about Rambo, but a Bakcou battery will NOT fit in a pants pocket
With temps above 20 I have never noticed much difference but I do bring them in overnight. After hunting all day and heading back 12 hr later, I have not had any sig battery loss. Rad bike
I’ve used mine up to -20. Kept it warm until taking it out. Sits in the cold all day and works coming Home. But if I touch the throttle it dies. And it shows 0% battery but still works.
I also have a battery ice auger. I would never leave it outside all day. Treated properly it’s amazing but you will kill it leaving it out. No way it’s impervious
Adam- I don’t leave it sitting on the ice, but it’s out in the cold for at least 6-12 hours. (I lay it across the back of my sled when not in use) Of course Northern Pa is a lot warmer than Northern Canada but I have had it out down to -8* F with no issues.
From my experience it performs the same at 40* as it does at 0*. Same number of holes and battery life. I’ve had it for 5 seasons now.
Bake, I don't know about you, but I can just stuff the Bakcou or Rambo battery down the front of my pants and it stays warm all day!
For my ION auger, I have a plastic ammo box that I lined with foam, and space for hand warmers. I think for me Rambo battery, I could use a narrow backpack I have, put a sock over it, then use the foot warmer pads that have adhesive, and stick them to the sock.