Many people are aware that all lithium batteries, as a high performance type of battery, need to have special care taken in their production and use to insure a high level of safety. Here we'll go over some common issues and questions related to lithium batteries in general, and also discuss some of the specific differences between types of lithium batteries and also how these issues relate to electric bikes and conversion kits. Some of the biggest issues surrounding lithium battery safety are the production process and quality control of the original battery manufacturer, the source and quality of the raw chemical materials, the electronic Battery Management System (BMS), how the internal battery cells are protected from shock, vibration, and weather, and issues relating to overheating. As lithium batteries have become extremely popular, many people have raised questions about certain safety topics. It's a good idea to share questions and comments on these subjects and have these topics openly discussed.

Since most bicycle companies are not battery companies, it's important that you know some basic information about the origin and manufacturing of the lithium battery when you're considering buying an electric bike  or kit. Some electric bike sellers may be completely transparent about the name and even contact information of the manufacturer of the battery in their system. Other sellers may not offer any information, and may not even know any information themselves regarding where their lithium battery came from. Most reputable sellers, however, will have some basic information available to the public regarding the specifications, production methods, and safety standards of their lithium battery. Please note that if a certain electric bike  dealer won't divulge detailed contact information about their battery supplier or manufacturer in addition to battery specification information this should not be taken as defensiveness or misdirection as it is a common practice in many industries whereby companies protect themselves from competition by keeping their supply chain relationships private.