Is My eBike Waterproof?
You can ride your bike in the rain or thru water. However, it is highly recommended to not submerge your eBbike, or leave in the rain, or use a hose or pressure washer to clean. All of these elements can cause damage to your Denago eBike.
About water and dust resistance ratings
Denago eBikes conform to the IP (ingress protection) rating system, an international standard for protection against water and foreign particles, like dust or dirt. The first digit signifies resistance to dust, the second digit signifies resistance to water.
“0” is the lowest level of protection, and “10” is the highest. An “X” means the component has not been rated.
Denago eBike components are rated as follows:
Lithium-Ion batteries: IPX6 (protected against powerful water jets and heavy seas)
Controller: IP67 (protected against access to hazardous parts, dust-tight; and protected against the effects of temporary submersion in water; test requires 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter)
Rear hub motors: IPX5 (protected against access to hazardous parts, dust-protected)
Can I Ride My eBike in the Rain?
Yes. It’s OK to ride Denago’s City 1.0 E09 Step-over and E10 Step-thru models in the rain.
When possible, park your eBike indoors to protect it from the elements. Avoid forcing water (such as by pressure washing) into bearings or electrical components. Never submerge your Denago ebike or any of its components.
Keep it Dry
As with any electronic device, avoid exposing your ebike battery to wet and moisture. Your Denago eBike and battery have separate IP (“ingress protection”) against water and dust. But it is never a good to submerge or use high pressure hoses to clean. Show caution and care and your battery will last longer. Store and charge the battery in a dry location. Damp, high humidity, and water aren’t good for electrical components and could be unsafe.
Keep it Clean
If your ride includes wet, dirt, and grit, make sure that debris doesn’t accumulate on the electrical connections between the battery and bike. If it’s contaminated, clean this connection before installing the battery. Dialectic grease (you can get this from the auto parts store) repels moisture and can be used to protect electrical components from corrosion in extreme conditions. It is always a good rule to wipe down, clean and inspect your Denago eBike after every ride.