Lithium-ion batteries are commercially available for many purposes. In the cycling world, LIBs are used to power electric-assist systems for bikes, scooters, and trikes. Compared to lead-acid batteries, LIBs are significantly lighter. The trade-off? They are more expensive. Without a viable LIB repair service, worktrike operators replace damaged batteries with expensive new LIBs; with a repair services such as that offered by Revolution Rickshaws, LIB owners are able to reactivate their high-priced battery systems at a much lower price point.
Common Lithium-Ion Battery Challenges
Like any bike component subject to heavy use on the streets, batteries sometimes fail on the job. Conditions leading to compromised systems include insecure installation of the batteries as well as improper charging systems according to Barry Tumer, Revolution head of operations. Within the battery system itself, the most common problems are burnt-out cells and damage to the Battery Management System (BMS). The BMS monitors the output of the battery and keeps the cells from exceeding their voltage limits. Revolution takes apart the batteries, repairs the faulty components, and reassembles them at a price point a good deal lower than replacement cost.
NYC LIB Support Services
Are you experiencing issues with your LIB? Revolution is here to help. We now purchase used or damaged batteries, which we salvage for replacement parts. In the near future Revolution will offer our own custom batteries made with 18650 cells (the same as are used in Tesla electric cars), which can be combined to make batteries of 12, 24, 36, 48, 72 volts or more. These batteries will be more affordable than options currently available on the market. Customers will be able to choose the capacity that’s right for their specific needs, and they will have the assurance of a repair service available for any issues that may arise. Contact us today to learn more about our LIB solutions or to join the wait list to purchase our innovative high-performance low-cost LIB.