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Lithium Battery FAQ

Looking after your Lithium Battery

If you need to store your battery for long periods of time you should either connect it to a trickle charger or disconnect it completey. Your motorcycle will gradually drain your Motocell Lithium Battery over time, especially on motorcycles fitted with alarms etc (parasitic drain). If you do leave the battery connected and unattended it will go flat and will likely damage its cells (and also void warrenty). When stored, your battery will hold charge for up to a year, but should be checked at least every 6 months.

Motocell Batteries come with a 12 Month full replacement warranty.

Motocell Lithium Batteries will come fully charged and ready to install. Its very important that you use a specific Lifepo4 charger, otherwise you may damage your battery. We recommend these Intelligent chargers.

Motocell batteries will work on standard motorcycle charging systems. It’s important to test your charging system is working correctly, especially on older motorcycles or those with aftermarket charging systems installed. Over charging can be an issue on older or damaged systems, and this can result in damage to your Motocell Lithium Battery and can cause symptoms such as the battery expanding. We offer a Charging system tester, which we highly recommend. Upgrading to a solid state/modern regulator rectifier is always a good option.

You sure can. Most custom builders will use the smallest battery possible to enable creative ways of hiding the unit. When going smaller you need to facor in the faster discharge rates of Lithium Batteries. If your bike is hard to start, a few presses of the starter might cause your battery to go flat.

You may also fit a larger battery if you are running more accessories etc. If you can fit it on your motorcycle, then you can use it!

Two major things will damage your Motocell Battery; Discharging below 11volts and consistent charging over 14.8 volts.

A faulty charging system – If your voltage regulator is not performing as it should it may under charge or over charge your battery. We always recommend upgrading to solid state regulator, especially in older motorcycles.

Total-loss system – If your battery is constantly being completely drained, this will cause damage. Eg Racing application.

Too much cranking and not enough charging – Eg regular short trips where your battery is not maintaining a full charge rate.

Using the wrong the charger – Lead acid chargers can pump too much voltage into a Lithum Battery and over charge them causing them to swell and potentially explode. Again, you MUST use a Intelligent (can identify the state of charge) Lithium specific charger.