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• Prices are subject to change without notice.
• Inherent Risks of Lithium-Ion Battery Usage
• Lithium-Ion batteries (and other rechargeable batteries) are potentially hazardous and dangerous when subjected to abusive conditions. As such, they can become hot, explode or ignite thus causing serious injury to person or damage property. This is known as ‘Thermal Runaway’. Electric Bike Battery Repairs holds no responsibility for any injury or damage caused by thermal runaway of Lithium-Ion batteries (or other rechargeable batteries). You, the purchaser and/or user of any Lithium-Ion battery or product containing Lithium-Ion batteries are responsible for the use of such products.
• When using a Lithium-Ion battery never connect the positive and negative terminals of the battery to each other with any conductive material (also known as a “short”, “short-circuit” or “shorting” the battery). This will cause the battery to rapidly discharge energy into the conductive material, heating both the material and the battery and potentially causing injury or damage from the battery or material becoming hot, igniting and/or exploding. Never store your battery with any conductive materials that may short the battery such as necklaces, hairpins, watches or other metal objects.
• Keeping your battery in a safe location can help reduce, but not completely eliminate, the risks associated with using a Lithium-Ion battery. Never expose your battery to water (especially salt water) or allow the battery to get wet. Avoid storing the battery in any location where it may come into contact with water. When not in use keep your battery at room temperature (20-25 Degrees), and out of direct sunlight. Do not place the battery in or near fire, stoves, microwaves, or other heat generating devices.
• Always turn your battery off when not in use and never charge your battery when unattended. Do not overcharge the battery (ensure you use the charger provided). When using smart chargers, be aware that damaged or malfunctioning batteries can still become overcharged and become hot, ignite, or explode. As such, never charge your battery unattended, even when using a Smart Charger.
• Immediately discontinue charge/discharge of the battery if it emits an odour, feels hot, changes shape or colour, or appears exhibits any other abnormal behaviour. Never use water to cool down an overheated battery. Never compress, put excessive pressure on, or puncture your battery. In the event you come into physical contact from the acid of the battery, rinse the area well with water or vinegar and immediately seek medical care.
When we agree to collect and repair your battery it is based on the images or description you offer. If on receiving your battery we find we are unable to re-cell it for any reason we will return it and refund you less the cost of the transport each way plus 30 minutes lab time
• All orders must be cancelled within 48 hours. While we may attempt to cancel / hold / make changes if the order has not shipped, depending on how far into the process we are it may not be possible to cancel.
• Once the order has shipped it cannot be cancelled.
Product warranties are not valid for any kind commercial/industrial use where excessive usage and/or excessive weight transportation is required (rickshaw, pedicab, delivery vehicle, rental company).
This site and the materials and products on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Electric Bike Battery Repairs disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Electric Bike Battery Repairs does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Electric Bike Battery Repairs does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Some countries do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
If you experience a problem, we will still do our best to help you, and encourage anyone having problems to contact us.
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This is when the cells in a battery pack rapidly reach temperatures that are substantially higher than their optimum maximum operating window. When thermal runaway occurs, there is nothing that can be done to stop this; think of an object being dropped from a significant height – it is only heading one way.
The end result will be that the cells will begin to ‘vent’ which in lay terms means they will ignite and burst into flames!
How does Thermal Runaway of a lithium-ion battery occur?
Several factors can lead to thermal runaway of a lithium-ion battery:
Internal short circuit: Due to an accident or impact e.g. The battery pack being dropped from height or somehow connected in reverse polarity, whereby the battery is deformed, material penetrates the battery cell and triggers an internal short circuit.
External short circuit: Deformation of the battery cell causes an external short circuit.
Excessive currents and heat build-up: Drawing large currents for excessive periods eg. Riding over hilly terrain in hot weather for extended periods. Factors to consider in these situations are battery ventilation (most packs are housed inside a case) and the colour of the battery case/enclosure. Dark colours are obviously going to absorb more heat compared to lighter colours.
Overcharging: Charging the battery beyond the maximum voltage specified in the datasheet. Depending on the degree of overcharging, the battery may be damaged permanently and the service life of the battery decreases. Always ensure you use the correct voltage charger to charge the battery.
While we take every measure to ensure our batteries are built to the very highest standards and are as safe as they can be, the burden of responsibility lies with the end user to ensure they use the battery responsibly – a BMS does not act as a cast iron guarantee against thermal runaway occurring.
In particular, those with multi kW motors need to take the time to educate themselves about their controller. In particular, ‘continuous’ when referring to the maximum current a controller can handle does not mean it can draw that every minute of every day. A continuous maximum rating is anything between 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
It is important to note that Thermal Runaway is an extremely rare and unlikely scenario and should not deter you from using your Electric Bike, especially during the summer.
Electric Bike World and Electric Bike Battery Repairs batteries will not be held responsible in the event that your battery encounters thermal runaway and any subsequent damage, loss and/or injury you may sustain.
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