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Electric Bike Batteries: Size Matters

One of the most important components of any electric bike is the BATTERY, but it’s surprisingly overlooked by many riders when they make their first e-bike purchase.  And it’s universally cited as one of the biggest complaints among new riders after they buy their first e-bike: ‘I wish I would have bought an e-bike with a bigger battery’.

Ultimately, the size of the battery determines how much power, speed and range you can expect from your new e-bike. If you’re interested in power, speed or range, then pay close attention to battery size. The majority of e-bikes currently available today are based around a  36 or 48-Volt battery; typically providing very modest power, speed and hill climbing performance. Juiced Bikes, however, is one of the only e-bike brands exclusively using the higher capacity 52-Volt batteries across our entire line of products.  

The higher voltage packs fuels considerably more power, more speed and higher efficiency for a more enjoyable ride.

 The 52V battery system has been used by “hot-rodders” to achieve a higher level of e-bike performance compared to the standard  48V systems. Over the last decade, Juiced Bikes has engineered and built the necessary infrastructure to make a turn-key 52V battery available on every Juiced electric bike. 

 

Key Advantages of the 52-Volt Platform

More Power: Power is essentially amps multiplied by voltage: higher voltage = more power. All Juiced Bikes batteries use High Rate Cells and up to 45Amps Max current (nearly double the industry standard). 

More speed: Electric motors naturally spin faster with high voltage. Our higher voltage systems allow all of our e-bikes to reach Class 3 (28MPH) performance, with some models exceeding 30MPH throttle-only speeds, while still providing great hill climbing torque desired by e-bike enthusiasts. Learn more about top speed performance. 

More Range: Powering a riding range of up to 100 miles per charge, our massive 52V batteries offer an unparalleled value in the e-bike market and possibly one of the most important differences between the 48V and 52V systems. Check out the results of our real- world riding range test to see how much farther you can ride with a Juiced e-bike.

More efficiency: Higher battery voltage allows the rider to achieve more power and faster speeds with less current  draw from the battery. These are all benefits which extend the life of the electronics system.   

The Importance of Amp Hours   

Battery packs are defined by the Voltage and the Amp-Hour (Ah). While the voltage defines the speed and power of the e-bike. What determines how far you can go is total energy in the battery pack. To get more range, you'll need more Amp Hours. 

Energy is basically the Voltage x Amp Hour 

So, a Juiced e-bike with our largest 52V/19.2Ah battery delivers 998.4Wh. An e-bike with a smaller 48V/14Ah battery only provides just 672Wh of power. E-bike experts and enthusiasts often encourage new buyers to buy an e-bike with as much watt hours as they can afford because it fuels every important feature of owning an electric bike.  

Can I upgrade to a 19.2Ah battery later?

Yes, we do sell our 19.2Ah battery, however, the cost difference between buying a Juiced e-bike with a 19.2Ah battery vs. a 13Ah battery is far less than buying a new 19.2Ah battery. Most of our customers with the smaller 13Ah battery tell us their only regret is not buying a Juiced model with the 19.2Ah battery. 

 

Learn more about maximizing charge cycles out of the 52V pack and properly maintaining your Juiced Bikes battery