How does a Van Raam battery work and how to charge it?

Are you interested in an adapted Van Raam bike with pedal support or do you already have a Van Raam bike with pedal support and wonder how to remove your battery from the bike, charge it and reconnect it to the bike? Then read on, through our video and article we will show you what types of batteries are available and how to attach and detach the batteries from the bike. Furthermore, we also explain how to charge a Van Raam battery.


How does a Van Raam battery work and charge it?
From left to right: Slim battery, Cube battery

Van Raam batteries

Van Raam batteries are Van Raam lithium ion batteries. The Van Raam tricycles all have a Cube Lithium-Ion battery - 10.7 Ah (or the Cube Heavy, with a higher capacity - 24.8 Ah).  The two-wheel tandems Kivo and Twinny, Balance and the wheelchair bikes as wel as the rickahw bike Chat and thes Viktor and Viktora have a Slim lithium-ion battery.

The high-quality batteries are manufactured in the Netherlands and have a wide range of charging cycles. The Van Raam batteries have a 2-year warranty with a maximum of 500 charging cycles. Do you want to know what charging cycles are? Read our article "What are charging cycles?". The batteries have a very high capacity. On some bikes, it is also possible to install two batteries as an option. Learn more about the battery specifications on our pedal support page.

Video: How does a Van Raam battery and charging work?

In the following video, we explain the Van Raam batteries. How to attach and detach them on your bike and also how to charge the different types of batteries.

Attaching and removing Van Raam batteries

Attaching and removing Van Raam batteries

Both Van Raam batteries have to be attached to and removed from the bicycle in different ways.

Van Raam Slim battery

Remove the Slim battery from the bike

Unlock the battery by turning the key a quarter of a turn. Pull the handle at the top of the battery forward and then pull the battery out of the holder.


Attaching the Slim Battery

Slide the battery behind the lower cross bar. Press the bottom of the battery (with the opening) onto the holder. Lift up the handle and push the battery into the top of the controller. Then close the handle and lock the battery.

Van Raam Cube battery

Remove the Cube battery from the bike 

First, unlock the battery by turning the battery key a quarter turn. Then press on the lock and pull the battery out of the holder with the other hand.


Attaching the Cube Battery

Put the battery back into the holder on the bike and lock it with the key. Push the battery (always) straight into the holder, never at an angle!
 

"For the best condition and capacity of the battery, we recommend charging the battery indoors at room temperature."
Charge Van Raam battery

Charging the Van Raam batteries

For optimum condition and capacity of the battery, we recommend charging the battery indoors at room temperature. Furthermore, the use of the charger is only recommended when the ambient temperature is between 0 and 35 degrees Celsius.
 
Do you have an older battery or questions? Feel free to contact your dealer or look at the old Van Raam bike user manuals on our website.

It is good to know that if the battery is not connected properly, the green LED indicator will light up (stand-by mode). If the connection is not good, unplug the charger and clean the connector of the charger with a dry cloth.

Videos: Charging the Van Raam batteries

See here first how to charge Van Raam's Slim battery and then how to best charge the Cube battery. 

Charging the Van Raam Slim battery

Charging the Van Raam Slim battery

To charge the Slim battery follow the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Remove the battery as described above and take the battery inside.  If necessary, the battery can also be charged directly in the holder.

  2. First, plug the charger plug into the socket.

  3. Then connect the charger to the charging point of the battery. The red LED indicator lights up.The battery is now charging. The charger can be connected easily to the battery with the magnetic plug.

  4. Depending on the condition of the battery, the charging time is about 2.5 hours.

  5. As soon as the battery charged fully, the green LED display lights up continuously. Now remove the charging plug of the battery from the connection of the charger.

  6. Then remove the plug from the socket. 

  7. Place the battery back into the holder as described above.

Charge the Van Raam Cube battery

Charge the Van Raam Cube battery

To charge the Cube battery follow the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Remove the battery as described above and take the battery inside.  If necessary, the battery can also be charged directly in the holder.

  2. First, plug the charger plug into the socket.

  3. Then connect the charger to the charging point of the battery. The red LED indicator lights up. The battery is now charging. The charger can be connected easily to the battery with the magnetic plug.

  4. The charging time depends on the battery status. Charging time is about 2 hours for a 10.7 Ah battery and about 4.5 hours for a 24.8 Ah battery.

  5. Once the battery charged fully, the green LED indicator lights up continuously. Now disconnect the charging plug of the battery from the connection of the charger. 

  6. Then remove the plug from the socket. 

  7. Place the battery back into the holder as described above.

 

Options for batteries

Not only are there many options for the adapted bikes themselves but also for the batteries. Read more about the battery options below. Do you have questions about the following options? Then contact your dealer, he will be happy to help you.

  • Spare battery: The bicycle can be equipped with a second battery. As soon as the connected battery is empty, replace the battery. With this option it is possible to add an extra battery holder to the system.  
 
  • Switchable battery pack: The bike can be equipped with a switchable battery pack. As soon as the connected battery is empty, you can switch the battery pack with a switch. This is located under the seat, under the luggage rack or the rider's battery.  Both battery holders are connected to the system. In the meantime, if desired, you can remove the empty battery pack from the holder to charge it

Tips for charging and maintaining batteries

When it gets colder in the autumn and winter months, the batteries of electric bikes need more attention. That is why we have put together some tips on how you can make the most of your Van Raam electric bike during the colder months of the year. Read article "10 tips for the maintenance of a (special needs) bike" and the article "Tips for the optimum battery life of Van Raam’s electric bicycles" is also interesting.

 A Van Raam battery may / can not be refurbished due to safety and improper operation of the electrical system.

Also, read the article "How many kilometers does a Van Raam E bike battery last" for the most important information about pedal support and what the range of a Van Raam battery can be, i.e. how many kilometers an E Bike battery from Van Raam lasts.

Do you have any more questions about our batteries?

We are happy to help you and answer your questions and give you more information about Van Raam batteries. Call us at +31 (0)315 - 25 73 70 or send an e-mail to Info@vanraam.com Let us help you!!

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Van Raam bicycles with pedal support

Look at our product range below, almost all bicycles can be equipped with the unique Van Raam pedal support.

Tricycles

Tricycles

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Wheelchair bikes

Wheelchair bikes

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Tandems

Tandems

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Side-by-side tandems

Side-by-side tandems

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Low step through bikes

Low step through bikes

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Walking aid

Walking aid

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Electric mobility scooter bike

Electric mobility scooter bike

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Transport bikes

Transport bikes

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