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Lithium bike batteries

Have to charge a lithium battery, haven't had one before. Can you use your average battery charger on them in small doses? Seem to be finding a lot of conflicting info on the net. Or do you need a charger that is specific to these batteries?
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SSB batteries can be charged with a normal charger. It is my understanding that many of the others couldnt be - a few years ago, anyway.
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FWIW & until an electrical expert pipes up:
i have used an old 3 stage battery fighter maintenance charger to recharge my lithuim bike battery the couple of times i needed, no problems. i only put it on for a couple of hours at a time though.
I have read that its the de-sulphation mode in multi stage chargers that is the main problem.
The little 3 stage battery fighter maintenance charger has no de-sulphation mode & so far so good.



if it worries you couldnt you just attach a ciggie plug to it, wack it in the car and put some charge into it while you drive ??
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I have read that its the de-sulphation mode in multi stage chargers that is the main problem.
Yep, thats my understanding too.
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Plus they don't take long to charge in comparison to a lead-acid, so don't leave it on overnight in the shed.
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The slower you charge the better no matter what the battery type. Some of the so called smart battery chargers are not all they are cracked up to be. My CTEK has refused to charge some batteries, while the trusty stone age charger i have will revived quite a few,that i thought were goners.

Your bikes' charge supply to the battery has no fancy cycles.
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Your bikes' charge supply to the battery has no fancy cycles.
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vsc10 what brand lithium battery do you have?

SSB website says, SSB PowerSport Lithium Batteries are also one of the only Lithium Ion Batteries that can be charged using normal 12V car battery chargers / alternators except for chargers with Automatic Rejuvination or Desulphation Mode.

So my guess is you need a dumb charger or a smart charger that you can select manual mode and set the current.
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I really don't know anything; hence: This post is to provoke those who might.
My limited understanding denotes that most battery packs are an 18650 type.

That Lithium battery cell is denoted as being 18mm by 65mm & is most common.
That's what the Tesla Car uses as-is licensed from Panasonic which also uses it.

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Hairyone. New Tesla cars should be switching to a 21700 cell made by Tesla.

https://www.dnkpower.com/teslas-mass...21700-battery/
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