So you’ve gotten yourself a brand spanking new ebike but you’re not quite sure how to read the LCD display. You know it’s important, but the little screen is so small and your eyes aren’t what they used to be. Fear not! This article will show you how to make sense of your new e-bike’s LCD display in no time!
What is the LCD Display on an Ebike?
The LCD display is a key component on most ebikes and is responsible for displaying important information such as battery life, speed, and current ride status. Along with this information, the LCD also provides navigation tools such as a map and compass.
Understanding LCD Numbers
If you’re looking to understand your ebike’s LCD display, here are a few things to keep in mind.
First and foremost, the LCD number displayed on your ebike is not necessarily indicative of how much power the battery is currently supplying – this will be indicated by the battery icon on the left-hand side of the screen.
Secondly, different models of ebike may display different LCD numbers. For example, a mid-range model may have a LCD number that corresponds to the power level at which the bike is ridden most frequently, while a higher-end model might have a LCD number that reflects the maximum power output of the bike’s motor.
Finally, depending on your ebike’s settings, the LCD number may also change dynamically as you ride – for example, increasing as you reach higher power levels or decreasing as you reduce your speed.
What Does Each Number on the Display Mean?
Each number on an ebike LCD display corresponds to a function or setting. Here’s a breakdown of what each number means:
- Battery level – This shows how much power is left in the battery. You’ll want to keep an eye on this number because it will decrease as you ride and use the bike.
- Speed – Shows how fast the bike is going. Be careful not to go too fast or you’ll have trouble keeping up with traffic.
- Trip distance – This tells you how far you’ve ridden since the last time the bike was powered off. Note that this number will decrease over time as the battery depletes (it won’t reset once it hits 0).
- Time – Shows the current time, in hours and minutes.
- Gear position – Indicates whether you’re in Manual or Automatic mode. In Manual mode, you’ll need to use the gear shifter to change gears; in Automatic mode, the bike will shift for you automatically (assuming it’s equipped with an automatic transmission).
- Level – Shows how high or low the bike is tilted from its normal position .
- Tire pressure – This displays the pressure of the front and rear tires.
- Tachometer – Shows how fast the bike is traveling, in tenths of a mile per hour (or kilometers per hour).
- Battery temperature – This shows the internal battery temperature.
- Tire air pressure – Shows the tire pressure as measured by several onboard sensors.
- Airflow – Shows how much air is being used by the bike’s various systems, including its fan that helps keep things cool inside.
- Acceleration – Shows acceleration increase over time, with a maximum data point for each gear which determines which gear you’re currently in (e.g., 0 indicates the top gear, 1 indicates the middle gear, etc.).
If you’re having trouble understanding your ebike’s LCD display, don’t worry – there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue. First, make sure that the battery is fully charged and that your ebike is properly connected to power. If the problem persists, try connecting your ebike to a different power source and/or resetting the display by pressing the RESET button. If all of those solutions fail to resolve the issue, it may be time to replace your LCD display.
A Final Word
A final word on your ebike’s LCD display. By now, you’re probably familiar with the different parts of your ebike and what they do. But are you aware of the different types of displays and how they work? Here’s a quick primer on the three most common types: LCD, LED, and CRT.
LCD displays are the most common type on ebikes. They use liquid crystal technology to create an image that is displayed on a screen. There are a variety of factors that can affect the quality of an LCD display, including the quality of the contrast and brightness, the type of glass used in the panel, and how well it’s mounted.
LED displays use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to create an image. The advantage to using LEDs is that they are very energy-efficient and don’t require as much power to function as LCD displays do. However, LEDs don’t have as much contrast or brightness as LCD displays do, so they may not be ideal for use in bright sunlight.
CRT displays use Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) technology to create an image. CRTs have been used in televisions for decades and are still used