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Old 05-02-24, 11:35 PM
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Specialized ebike safe to store in house

Is it considered safe to store your e-bikes (Specialize brand) inside the house. The batteries are non removable.
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Yes I store all of my e-bikes in the house including a bunch of batteries. Good quality, well made, well regulated batteries are fine to keep indoors and it is where you should keep them. I have one Bosch equipped bike, one Brose equipped Specialized and one SL Specialized. I have no real worries about them, they are all UL listed and well built. I don't keep the charger on top of anything flammable and try not to store any flammable liquids near them and make sure they are being charged properly with no metal in between the rosenberger plug on the Brose bike.

The e-bike battery fires are usually unregulated batteries on cheap bikes and a lot of times the fires are caused by someone charging way way way too many unregulated batteries with similar chargers.
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I store my batteries in the house. Over the winter I keep them in a surplus ammo box in the cellar. But this time of year they are in this room with me.

Keeping them in a garage, or outside, they would get hot which might lead to trouble.
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Yes I store all of my e-bikes in the house including a bunch of batteries. Good quality, well made, well regulated batteries are fine to keep indoors and it is where you should keep them. I have one Bosch equipped bike, one Brose equipped Specialized and one SL Specialized. I have no real worries about them, they are all UL listed and well built. I don't keep the charger on top of anything flammable and try not to store any flammable liquids near them and make sure they are being charged properly with no metal in between the rosenberger plug on the Brose bike.

The e-bike battery fires are usually unregulated batteries on cheap bikes and a lot of times the fires are caused by someone charging way way way too many unregulated batteries with similar chargers.

What do you mean no metal in between. I use an aluminum rectangle tray to put the charger in while charging so that it donít just sit on the floor. Thanks.
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Ask your insurance company if it will void fire protection coverage.
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I won't store any of my ebike batteries in the house, but I could make an exception for a Specialized.
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I've been storing my Haibike-Yamaha battery in the house for seven years, but it's the only one with that "privilege".
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I think name-brands like Specialized, Canondale, Trek, Santa Cruz etc. are reasonably safe, but I would not put it in the house if I had any other safe options.

My DIY ebike's battery is definitely more of a concern than the one inside my wife's aluminum Canondale frame.

In the town where I live, there was a major apartment fire a week ago, caused by an e-bike (no further details available).
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What do you mean no metal in between. I use an aluminum rectangle tray to put the charger in while charging so that it donít just sit on the floor. Thanks.
Between the Rosenberger plug and the charging port nothing you need to worry about if you have an SL model.

Putting the charger on a aluminum try is perfectly fine. Won't cause any issues. In fact could help as a slight heat sink as chargers can get warm. I am always careful to try and keep my charger in a good safe spot but I have yet to see or hear about any quality chargers getting hot enough to cause damage.
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I am surrounded on a daily basis by hundreds of ebike batteries of all brands shapes and sizes, along with a now healthy pile of expired ones.

Never had a problem.

I dont expect one.

Stories from NYC are totslly imcomplete. While they have villified the litium ion battery as a safety hazard, if you look at the pictures closely, all the bikes from bike shop fires have intact batteries and tires. NOT typical of a battery fire.

Watch Grin Technologies youtube with great historical perspective on ebike batteries.


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Mine is (and the battery is not casually removeable). Technically in the garage not the main house, along with a bunch of yard equipment batteries. Hopefully they're not conspiring or anything. My powertool batteries are in the basement.

Can't envision storage outdoors for them and indoors they're spared any temp extremes. .
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