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How often do you need to charge your ebike while camping

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Ebikes have become increasingly popular in recent years, and more and more RVers are buying them. Whether you have one or are considering buying one, you’ve probably wondered how to charge an ebike while camping.

Thankfully, there are many ways to do so. We’re going in-depth on e-bikes and how to charge them while camping.

How Often Do You Need To Charge Your Ebike?

Before we get into how to charge an ebike while camping, let’s talk about how often you’ll actually need to charge it. When you first get your ebike, you’ll need to do an initial charge for around 12 hours.

After this, most manufacturers recommend charging your ebike after each significant use. So, if you use it for more than an hour or so, you should plug it back in to charge. 

There’s no need to let your battery fully discharge before recharging. In fact, it’s recommended to recharge when at 30% to 60% charge.

That said, some experts do recommend doing an occasional full discharge of the battery before recharging. Generally speaking, you should do so every 30 to 40 charges. Refer to the manufacturer of your e-bike for the best charging procedures.

How To Charge An Ebike While Camping

Now that we know how often to charge, the next step is understanding how to charge an ebike. Doing so while camping can present its own challenges so let’s get into it.

The four most likely ways you will be able to keep your ebike ready to go are shore power, solar, your RVs battery bank, or a generator.

If there are available outlets at your site’s power connection this will be the easiest method. If not, you can utilize your RV or the power of the sun as we’ll look at next.

Can You Charge An Ebike With Your RV?

There are actually a few different ways you can charge an ebike with your RV. Perhaps the simplest is via a shore power connection. Simply plug in your RV to shore power, and then connect your ebike to charge.

Another way is to use your RV’s battery bank if you aren’t connected to shore power. The 12-volt power will have to be safely converted to 120-volt AC which means your RV will have to have a pure sine inverter which most newer RVs do.

If using battery power, it’s important to monitor charge…

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