Bought a used ebike, terrified of using it - Dook 48v 110w

Dhops

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I bought a used EBike, but it would seem I am genuinely scared of driving it, let me tell you my reasons as to why, I am terrified of the battery exploding, I shouldn't have acted so quickly and got it but I did, it would seem the bike is from China aswell, The battery is 48v 12 AH, comes in a plastic case but moves around in it. the cable does an orange electric spark after being reconnected to the bike. the brand is Dook, and in chinese it says 110 watts, and 58.7v - 59.3 or so. I wanna cycle but I am just too scared to drive it after reading on the yearly deaths of Ebike battery explosions, any tips??
 

wheelbender6

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You should be able to find something you can pack in the battery case to prevent the batteries from moving around.
I don't know if that orange spark is normal or not.
-The time of most concern for lithium batteries is during charging. Charge them outside. Batteries are more stable during discharge.
 

Motley

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A lot of times you will get a spark one plugging in your battery that is normal it is powering up the controller whether the controller is off or on One way to prevent that is to put a E bike breaker on the positive lead of the battery and after installing the battery you will switch the breaker on essentially preventing a spark by the battery and will also protect you if something in the bike goes bad trying to blow the battery up the breaker will trip but like I say on Most ebikes you will get a spark when reconnecting a battery because it is powering up the capacitor of the controller
 
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