CHARGE THE BATTERY
To charge the battery, use only the original Super73 charger or charger approved by the manufacturer. Remove the battery from the charger and disconnect the charger from the power supply when charging is complete.
We recommend charging the battery for 6-8 hours on the first charge. This will help condition the lithium-ion cells for optimal performance.
The battery can be charged both mounted on the bike or separately from the bike. Two keys are supplied to unlock and lock the battery.
- Plug the charger into a 110-220 wall outlet.
- Connect the charger cable to the battery charging port.
- Turn the battery on by pressing the power button. The battery is on when the power button is illuminated. The battery will not charge unless it is switched on.
- The throttle is disabled during the charge sequence, and a charge icon will show on the display during the charging process.
When the charging process starts, the charger LED turns red. Once the battery is charged, the LED turns green.
- Turn the battery off.
- Remove the charger cable from the battery charging port.
- Remember to put the protective cap back onto the battery charging port after charging to protect it from dirt and moisture.
- Unplug the charger from the socket.
Always make sure there is plenty of ventilation and a dry, fireproof environment for the charger and follow these operating instructions.
- Do not leave the battery connected to the active charger for more than 48 hours.
- Do not leave the charger connected to a socket for more than 48 hours.
- Charge the battery and use the bike at least once every 90 days.
- Do not store the bike for more than 24 hours with an empty battery. This prevents a deep discharge with irreparable consequences on occurring.
- Do not use the charger if the charger, main cable, or connector cable have any visible signs of damage.
- After being charged, if the battery remains connected to the charger, it will turn on and off again in short spurts of green light. This is not a defect. It simply indicates that individual battery cells are being slowly charged. Nevertheless, make sure that the battery is not connected to the charger for more than 48 hours.
The maximum range of a full charge depends on many variables such as the age of battery, type of terrain and incline, rider weight, speed, outside temperature, driving style, amount of pedaling, or tire pressure.
Power output will vary depending on battery capacity. If your battery is at 20%, for example, it won’t have as much power as a fully charged battery. If your Super73 has been shipped to you along with the battery, please fully charge the battery first. When a battery leaves the factory, it’s not fully charged as required by international air and sea legislation. The battery is fully charged when the LED light on the charger is green.
The battery is the most important component of your Super73. Following a few simple rules, you can optimize its life:
- Do not store a discharged battery. It could go into deep discharge which will reduce its life.
- Make it a habit to recharge at the end of each ride, so your bike will always be ready to go again.
- Even if it can withstand storage temperatures of 23°F - 104°F (-10°C - 40°C), you can optimize its shelf life by storing it at room temperature 65°-75°f (18° - 23°C).
- Observe operating conditions between 40°F - 85°F (4°C - 30°C).
- Do not leave your battery exposed to high temperatures or direct sunlight for long periods of time (for example, on the back of a car in direct sunlight).
- Please ensure that the contacts are always clean and do not insert metal objects.
- Do not dispose of the battery in your trash. There are proper disposal methods for lithium-ion batteries. Please check your local waste management regulations.
- Do not open the battery. There is a risk of a short circuit. Opening the battery will void the warranty.
- Protect the battery against mechanical damage, heat (in case of prolonged exposure to sunlight), fire, and immersion in water. There is a risk of explosion. In case of damage and improper use of the battery, vapors may emanate. Keep children away from the battery.
Range in cold weather:
- In the case of freezing temperatures, the range of your electric bike reduces. It is a normal physical process and in no case damages or defects the battery. If you use your battery when temperatures rise, its energy will increase again.
- We advise you to store the battery and charge it at room temperature during cold days. The power consumption warms the battery, and you benefit from good battery life, even when it is cold outside.
- In winter, however, plan for shorter trips or pedal with a lower level of assistance.
Conditions that affect your battery’s range:
- Temperature: freezing and heat can affect the battery’s capacity.
- Total charging cycles: as the battery ages, total capacity can decrease.
- Wind: Riding into a strong headwind can decrease range.
- Road Conditions: Excessively rough or hilly terrain requires the consumption of more power.
- Load: Carrying extra cargo on the bike or in a backpack will use more energy.
- Rider Weight: please observe the max weight
- Repeated acceleration from a standing start.
- Poor Maintenance: Under-inflated tires, maladjusted brakes, a dry or dirty chain, can decrease range.
Tips for Maximizing Range:
- Charge the battery at a comfortable temperature range between 65°F - 75°F (18.3°C- 23.9°C)
- Lithium-ion batteries have no chemical memory, and it is not necessary to discharge the battery completely for the best performance. Charging a partially full battery will have no negative effect.
- Maintain proper tire pressure and lube the chain regularly.
- Operating temperatures between 40°F - 85°F (4°C - 30°C) will significantly increase range.
Never charge the battery in a flammable environment. For safety reasons, the charger and the battery must be placed on a dry, non-flammable surface.
Never charge or use a defective battery. Never send a battery by postal mail by yourself! A battery is in the category of hazardous/dangerous goods and requires certification to send by mail. Doing so without proper certification is punishable by law.
Immediately remove the battery from the Super73 if you notice damage to the electrical system and visit your local E-bike specialist for inspection or contact Super73 directly. Any lack of professional expertise may cause damage or serious injury.