Continental eBike System
48V Prime
User manual
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Table of contents
1  Basic information �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
1.1  Reading and storing this operating manual�������������������������������������������������������� 4
1.2  Intended use �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
1.3  Warning notices���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5
1.4 Symbols�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5
1.5  Mode of operation of the Continental eBike System �������������������������������������7
1.6 Range �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
1.7 Transport ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
1.7.1  Transporting the eBike���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
1.7.2  Shipping the battery�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
2  Safety warnings�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
2.1  Correctly operating the Continental eBike System�������������������������������������� 10
2.2  Correctly using the charger������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10
2.3  Correctly using the battery ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10
2.4  What to do if an accident occurs����������������������������������������������������������������������������11
2.4.1  Preventative measures��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
2.4.2 Overheating����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
2.4.3  Other malfunctions�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12
2.5 Misuse �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12
2.6  Residual risks�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13
3 Components of the Continental eBike System ��������������������������������������� 14
3.1  Operating panels�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14
3.2  Display versions and display views ���������������������������������������������������������������������16
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3.3 Motor ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18
3.4  Battery types�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������19
3.5 Charger��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20
4 Commissioning������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21
4.1  Charging the battery for the first time�����������������������������������������������������������������21
4.2  Inserting the battery for the first time �������������������������������������������������������������� 22
4.3  Switching on the Continental eBike System ��������������������������������������������������24
4.4  Setting support level��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24
5 Operation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 26
5.1  Using the operating panel����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
5.1.1  Turning the Continental eBike System on and off��������������������������������������������������26
5.1.2  Setting support level ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
5.1.3  Turning off the motor support���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
5.1.4  Riding without motor support����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������28
5.1.5  Turning the pushing aid on and off������������������������������������������������������������������������������28
5.1.6  Turning the lights on and off ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������29
5.2  Using the charger��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������29
5.3  Using the battery����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������31
5.3.1  Charging the battery����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31
5.3.2  Battery modes���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 33
5.3.3  Displaying battery status when CeBS is off ������������������������������������������������������������ 33
5.3.4  Removing the battery�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������34
5.3.5  Inserting the battery���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35
5.4  Using the display���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37
5.4.1  Adjusting the display mounting������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 37
5.4.2  Menu navigation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������39
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5.4.3  Turning the Continental eBike System on and off����������������������������������������������� 40
5.4.4  Settings menu Setup�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41
5.4.5  Using the display with Bluetooth function��������������������������������������������������������������43
5.4.6 Using a smartphone with the Continental smartphone app��������������������������45
6  Resolving malfunctions ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������46
7  Cleaning and maintenance������������������������������������������������������������������������������48
8  Storing the battery ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 49
9  Technical details����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������50
9.1  Technical details of the motor������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 50
9.2  Technical details of the battery��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 50
9.3  Technical details of the charger�����������������������������������������������������������������������������51
9.4  Technical details of the display �����������������������������������������������������������������������������51
10 Disposal ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������51
11  Handover certificate �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������52
12  Service history�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������53
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1  Basic information
This chapter contains basic information on this operating manual and the Continental eBike System.
1.1  Reading and storing this operating manual
This operating manual accompanies the Continental eBike System (CeBS). It contains
important information on using and changing CeBS settings, and is based on the standards and regulations in force in the European Union. Read the entire operating manual
carefully – especially the safety warnings (see Chapter “Safety warnings” on page 10) –
before using the Continental eBike System. If the warnings in the operating manual are not observed, it can lead to severe injury or damage to the CeBS. Store the operating manual in an easily
accessible location for future use. If you pass on the Continental eBike System to a third party, you
must also pass on the operating manual.
1.2  Intended use
The Continental eBike System is specifically intended for your eBike model. You must also observe
the additional operating manual and safety warnings from the manufacturer of your eBike. The
Continental eBike System is intended to be used with an eBike being used by one person. The
eBike may only be used in the ways the eBike’s manufacturer intended. The manufacturer does
not assume liability for damage arising from improper use. Only use the CeBS as described in this
operating manual. Any other use is considered improper and can lead to accidents, severe injuries
and damage to the CeBS. Avoid misuse (see Chapter “Safety warnings” on page 10) and check to
make sure that the Continental eBike System is fully functional before each use. If you notice any
defects, these must be repaired by a bicycle retailer immediately. If components of the CeBS must
be replaced, only original replacement parts may be used – this is for your own safety and in order
for your eBike to retain its value. Inspections at regular intervals may reveal material fatigue. Note
the inspection intervals which you can have documented in the service history. The handover
certificate and service history can be found at the end of this operating manual (see Chapters
“Handover certificate” on page 52 and “Service history” on page 53).
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1.3  Warning notices
The following warnings are used to indicate risks of personal injury or material damages. The
warning notices themselves cannot prevent danger. Comply with all warnings to avoid risks while
using the CeBS.
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The signal word indicates a hazard with a moderate level of risk – one that can result in death or
severe injury if not avoided.
cautio
The signal word indicates a hazard with a low level of risk – one that can result in a minor or moderate injury if not avoided.
attentio
The signal word indicates the possibility of material damage.
1.4  Symbols
The following symbols are used in this operating manual, on components of the Continental eBike
System or on the packaging.
Read and observe the operating manual.
Additional information
Symbol for electrical devices which may not be disposed of with household waste or
non-recyclable waste. Electrical devices with this symbol must be disposed of at the
designated collection points.
Symbol for batteries (rechargeable or otherwise) which may not be disposed of with
household waste or non-recyclable waste. Batteries (rechargeable or otherwise) with
this symbol must be disposed of at the designated collection points.
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Products with this symbol fulfill all applicable community regulations of the European
Economic Area.
Symbol for products which can only be used indoors.
The 230 V~/50 Hz connection to the electrical grid is equipped with double insulation
(Class II).
Do not short-circuit the battery.
Do not submerge the battery in liquid.
Do not expose the battery to temperature above 60 °C.
max.60°C
Do not destroy the battery.
Observe the polarity when inserting the battery.
Do not throw the battery into a fire.
Restriction of certain hazardous substances in accordance with 2011/65/EU.
Symbol for alternating current (AC).
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1.5  Mode of operation of the Continental eBike System
The Continental eBike System provides support while you ride, adjusting to the rider’s level of
exertion. The harder you pedal, the stronger the support from the motor. At a speed of 25 km/h,
the motor support turns off. As soon as the speed falls under 25 km/h, CeBS reactivates. The selected support level (see Chapter “Using the operating panel” on page 26) has an effect on the
speed, range and wear exerted on the CeBS. The most efficient way of riding is to pedal at around
80 revolutions per minute. The motor is most effective at these revolutions.
1.6  Range
The range you can achieve with your Continental eBike System depends on the following factors:
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Rider exertion
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Battery’s age and state of repair
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Support level
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Type and characteristics of the route
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Gear-shifting behavior
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Headwind
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Type of tires
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Surrounding temperature
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Amount of air in the tires
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Total weight (eBike + rider + luggage)
These factors lead to a very broad spectrum of ranges which can be achieved with the Continental
eBike System.
Depending on the model, ranges of 180 km are possible. This value represent
an upper limit and can only be achieved under optimum conditions. During
everyday use, your eBike’s range will decrease as weight, friction and rider
demands increase.
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1.7  Transport
This chapter explains how to safely transport CeBS and its battery. When transporting your Pedelec
or eBike and the battery, pay attention to additional safety warnings in bicycle manufacture’s manual too.
1.7.1  Transporting the eBike
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During transport, the battery can be damaged by blows or impacts.
Risk of short circuits and fire!
●●Before transporting the eBike, remove the battery from the battery bracket.
●●Be particularly careful when transporting the battery.
•
Remove the battery from the battery bracket.
•
Transport the battery separately.
If you are transporting your eBike by car:
•
Secure your eBike to the car with an appropriate mounted bicycle carrier.
•
If you do not have the necessary expertise or tools to mount a bicycle carrier, let a bicycle
retailer mount the bicycle carrier.
If you are transporting your eBike by bus, airplane, ship or train:
•
Inform the respective transport company of the conditions under which the battery must be
transported.
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1.7.2  Shipping the battery
Shipment of the battery is subject to the legal regulations on hazardous goods.
When shipping the battery, please note:
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Never ship the battery yourself.
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Only ship the battery if the casing is free of damage.
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The shipper is liable for damages arising from transporting defective batteries.
If you have any questions about transporting batteries, contact your bicycle
retailer – they will be able to arrange suitable transport.
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2  Safety warnings
In this chapter you will find information on safely using the components of the Continental eBike
System, on what to do if an accident occurs, and on any residual hazards.
2.1  Correctly operating the Continental eBike System
To operate the Continental eBike System correctly, observe the notices on using the CeBS as intended, on safely operating the components of the CeBS, and on misuse.
2.2  Correctly using the charger
•
Inspect the charger regularly - stop use immediately if there’s damage to it, the power cord,
or the plug.
•
Only use the charger in a dry, ventilated indoor space, and never get it wet.
•
Do not make any changes or repairs to the charger.
•
Only charge the original battery with the charger.
•
After using the charger, always pull the power plug out of the power socket.
2.3  Correctly using the battery
•
Before working on your eBike, disconnect the battery from the CeBS in order to prevent the
motor from starting up unexpectedly.
•
Only use the battery after checking there’s no damage.
•
If the battery has been struck or fallen, have it inspected by a bicycle retailer.
•
Only touch a damaged battery while wearing protective gloves.
•
Only use the original charger to charge the battery.
If a battery catches fire or explodes:
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Keep yourself, others and any animals well away from the battery - it may leak gases or acids..
•
Call the fire department.
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Stay away from the battery.
2.4  What to do if an accident occurs
Even when all the safety warnings have been observed, using the battery can still lead to dangerous
situations, such as the battery bursting into flames.
•
Protect yourself and others if an accident occurs with the battery.
•
Read these instructions completely and carefully so that you will be prepared in the event of
an accident.
2.4.1  Preventative measures
If the battery is damaged or there is a malfunction:
•
Do not use the battery.
•
Store the battery in a fireproof container or on the ground.
•
Remove inflammable materials from the vicinity.
•
Only touch the battery while wearing protective gloves.
•
Put sufficient distance between yourself and the battery so that you do not inhale any vapors
or gases being emitted and so that no liquids being emitted come into contact with your skin.
2.4.2  Overheating
If the battery gets very warm or hot:
•
If possible, have your bicycle retailer inspect the battery.
•
Store the battery in a fireproof container or on the ground.
•
Seal off a wide area around the location of the battery.
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2.4.3  Other malfunctions
If the battery is deformed, or emits any odor or liquid:
•
Store the battery in a fireproof, acidproof container or on the ground.
•
Seal off a wide area around the location of the battery.
•
Remove inflammable materials from the vicinity.
•
If possible, have your bicycle retailer dispose of the battery immediately.
2.5  Misuse
To use your CeBS safely, rule out the following forms of misuse:
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Using the eBike for competitions, jumps, stunts, or tricks;
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Improper repairs and maintenance;
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Using the battery in a way not intended by the manufacturer;
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Disrupting an electrical conductor through improper use;
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Structural changes to the eBike in its condition upon delivery, particularly to the tuning, as well
as any other manipulation to the CeBS and other components which relate to the system;
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Opening and changing any component of the CeBS;
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Storage outside of the temperature range of +0 to +45 °C;
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Discharge processes outside of the temperature range of -20 to +60 °C;
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Total discharge of the battery due to lapses in charging of more than 3 months or improper
storage of the battery outside of the storage temperature range of +10 to +25 °C.
Misuse of the CeBS can lead to nullification of the warranty.
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2.6  Residual risks
Even if all safety and warning notes are observed, when using the CeBS, you are subject to the
following unforeseeable residual risks (for example):
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Other drivers may fail to recognize the increased speed of an eBike at first glance.
––
Temperatures that are too high or too low, as well as direct sunlight, can damage the battery.
––
Battery malfunction can lead to accidents.
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3  C
omponents of the Continental eBike
System
The Continental eBike System consists of the following components:
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Operating panel
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Display
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Mid-drive motor with speed sensor (speed sensor not pictured):
–– 48V Prime Motor
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Battery:
–– Built-in down tube battery or
–– Attached down tube battery
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Charger
Some of these components come in different versions.
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Use the illustrations to familiarize yourself with the components of your Continental eBike
System.
3.1  Operating panels
B
A
Fig.: Operating panel A and display B
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Depending on the model, your eBike is equipped with one of the following operating panels:
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Ergon operating panel with rocker switch
Display on/off
Next/up
Back/down
Mode
Light
Fig.: Ergon operating panel with rocker switch
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Shift operating panel with 3-way joystick
Display on/off
Mode
Next/up
Back/down
Light
Fig.: Shift operating panel with 3-way joystick
The button is used to switch both the display and the Continental eBike System on and off.
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3.2  Display versions and display views
Depending on the model, your eBike may display the following display versions and display views:
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XT Display
1
2
3
4
5
2
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Fig.: Display normal view
Speed
2
Unit/additional info
3
Support level
4
Service symbol
5
Error code
6
Light
7
Battery capacity
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Informational field 1
9
Informational field 2
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8
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In the Zoom view, the following information can
be displayed in the individual view in a large format:
Fig.: Display Zoom view
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Current support level
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Speed ––
Trip time in minutes (TRP-Time)
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Day’s distance (TRIP)
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Battery capacity •
Press and hold the
button to access the
Setup view.
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Select “Zoom” view under “Display view”.
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The Setup view can be used to customize or
adjust the display for a specific country.
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Press and hold the Setup view.
button to access the
Fig.: Display Setup view
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XT Display with Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE)
The Bluetooth display can be connected to the
Continental smartphone app (see Chapter “Using the display” on page 37). The Continental
smartphone app is available free-of-charge for
iOS and Android devices.
•
The Continental smartphone app contains
instructions for how to connect it with the
CeBS.
Fig.: XT-Display with Bluetooth function
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3.3  Motor
The 48V Prime Motor is available as the motor
on your eBike:
Fig.: 48V Prime Motor
Depending on the model, the motor C on your eBike is powered by the following types of batteries:
Built-in down tube battery D
Attached down tube battery E
E
D
C
Fig.: Built-in down tube battery
C
Fig.: Attached down tube battery
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3.4  Battery types
In this operating manual, the term “battery” refers to all battery types. If the
text refers to a particular battery type, one of the specific terms (“built-in down
tube battery,” “attached down tube battery”) will be used.
Depending on the model, your eBike is equipped with one of the following battery types:
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Built-in down tube battery
10
10
Battery lock
11
Charge status display
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Charger socket
10
Battery lock
11
Charge status display
12
Charger socket
11
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Fig.: Built-in down tube battery
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Attached down tube battery
10
11
12
Fig.: Attached down tube battery
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Performance values of the various types of batteries.
Battery type
Nominal energy (battery capacity)
Built-in down tube battery
450 Wh
Built-in down tube battery
610 Wh
Attached down tube battery
500 Wh
3.5  Charger
Depending on the model, there is 1 LED light (red/green) on the top of the charger.
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15
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5 6
6 5
1
2
4
4
3
1
3
Fig.: Charger, charging cable with plug
2
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Charger
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LED on the charger
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Charging cable with plug
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4  Commissioning
In this chapter you will find information on safely commissioning the CeBS.
4.1  Charging the battery for the first time
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Incorrect handling of electric currents and conducting components can trigger
electric shock.
Risk of electric shock!
●●Before every use, check the charger, power cord, and power plug for damage.
●●Do not use the charger if you notice or think there may be damage to it.
●●Do not use if liquid or moisture has penetrated the charger.
●●Only use the charger with the original battery.
Before its initial use, the battery must be fully charged.
The surrounding temperature during charging may not be below +0 or above
45 °C. The ideal surrounding temperature during charging is between +10 and
+25 °C.
For a built-in down tube battery:
•
Insert the charging cable into the charger
socket 12 on the built-in down tube battery.
12
Fig.: Charging a built-in down tube battery
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For an attached down tube battery:
•
Only insert the charger into a properly installed socket, using the power plug.
•
Insert the charging cable into the charger
socket 12 on the attached down tube battery.
PO
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12
Fig.: Charging an attached down tube battery
You can find the current charge status of the battery in the table on page 32.
•
Remove the charging cable from the charger socket after charging is complete.
•
After charging is complete, always pull the power plug out of the power socket.
4.2  Inserting the battery for the first time
•
Only insert the battery when the key has been removed from the battery lock 10 or when it
has not been turned.
For a built-in down tube battery:
10
KLICK
D
Fig.: Placing the built-in down tube battery
D
Fig.: Inserting the built-in down tube battery
•
Place the built-in down tube battery D onto the battery bracket.
•
Slide the built-in down tube battery D laterally into the battery bracket until the down tube
battery clicks into the battery lock.
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•
Check that the integrated down tube battery D is seated properly by wiggling it
side to side.
D
For an attached down tube battery:
Fig.: Check to ensure that the built-in down tube
battery is seated properly
KLICK
E
Fig.: Place the attached down tube battery on
the lower battery bracket
E
Fig.: Allow the attached down tube battery to
click in
•
Place the attached down tube battery E onto the battery bracket.
•
Carefully push the attached down tube battery E onto the upper battery bracket until the
down tube battery E clicks into the battery lock.
•
Check that the attached down tube battery E is seated properly by wiggling it
side to side and up and down.
E
Fig.: Check to ensure the attached down tube
battery is firmly seated
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4.3  Switching on the Continental eBike System
•
On the operating panel, press the button and hold for 1 second.
Fig.: Operating panel
The display will light up and show the system information.
You can find more information on the settings menu, Setup, in Chapter “Settings menu Setup” on page 41.
4.4  Setting support level
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Careless use of support level B (Boost) may cause the front wheel to lift up off of
the ground and can result in accidents and injuries.
Risk of accident and injury!
●●Use support level B carefully and in moderation.
●●Do not use support level B when you have the luggage rack loaded with heavy
luggage.
●●Do not use support level B on uphill grades.
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•
Press the / button on the operating
panel in order to switch between the support levels 3 (see also Chapter “Components of the Continental eBike System”
on page 14).
The Continental eBike System has been activated. You can ride with motor support.
Fig.: Operating panel
You can find more information on the functions of the Continental eBike Systems in Chapter “Operation” on page 26.
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5  Operation
This chapter contains information on how to correctly operate the components of the Continental
eBike System.
While operating the components of the CeBS, please observe the warning notices in this chapter and also the safety notices (see chapter “Safety warnings”
on page 10).
5.1  Using the operating panel
In this chapter you will find information on using the operating panel of the Continental eBike
System.
Depending on the model, the Continental eBike System is equipped with
––
an Ergon operating panel or
––
a Shift operating panel (see chapter “Components of the Continental eBike System” on page
14).
5.1.1  Turning the Continental eBike System on and off
Always shut down the CeBS properly. If power is abruptly lost, this can result in
CeBS behaving in an undesirable manner.
cautio
Injuries can result from the unintentional starting up of the eBike while it is being
turned on.
Risk of injury!
●●When turning the CeBS on, place your feet on the ground.
●●Do not put your weight onto the pedals when turning the CeBS on.
To turn on the Continental eBike System:
•
On the operating panel, press the •
Subsequently release the button.
button and hold for 1 second.
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After the CeBS starts up, the display will show the system information. The eBike is ready to be used.
To turn off the Continental eBike System:
•
Press the button for 3 seconds on the operating panel.
•
Subsequently release the button.
The CeBS will shut off and the display will go dark.
5.1.2  Set support level
•
Press the / button or the / button
on the operating panel, in order to set the
support level 3 .
When the / is pressed, the support level
increases. When the / button is pressed,
the support level 3 decreases. The higher the
support level that is set, the more support the
motor provides. The range is reduced the higher the support level.
Fig.: Setting support level on Ergon operating
panel
Depending on the model, your eBike is equipped with either an Ergon operating panel or a Shift operating panel (see chapter “Components of the Continental eBike System” on page 14). The button on an Ergon operating panel corresponds to the button on a Shift operating panel. The button on an Ergon
operating panel corresponds to the button on a Shift operating panel.
5.1.3  Turning off the motor support
•
On the operating panel, press button until the support level displays as 0 in the
display.
3
You are now riding in Zero mode, without motor support. The display continues to provide
all the features.
Fig.: Display support level 0
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5.1.4  Riding without motor support
If the battery capacity is below 24 Wh, the Continental eBike System automatically switches on the
Zero mode. The battery will continue to power the eBike’s lights for approximately 2 hours. If the
battery is completely empty, the lights and the CeBS will turn off.
5.1.5  Turning the pushing aid on and off
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When the cranks and pedals turn independently when the pushing aid is turned
on, it can lead to injury.
Risk of injury!
●●Keep your distance from the cranks and pedals when turning on the pushing
aid.
The pushing aid (S) provides support of up to 6 km/h in speed when you are pushing the eBike.
•
On the operating panel, press button until the support level displays as S in the
display.
•
On the operating panel, press button to
turn on the pushing aid, and hold button .
•
Release button aid.
to turn off the pushing
Fig.: Display pushing aid
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5.1.6  Turning the lights on and off
•
On the operating panel, press button to turn on the lights and select the lighting mode.
The eBike’s lights are set by the lighting mode. In addition to manually turning the lights on and off,
it is also possible to automatically set the lights through a light sensor on the display.
Light symbols
•
Auto light on
Manual light on
Auto light off
Manual light off
On the operating panel, press the button to change the light mode.
5.2  Using the charger
warnin
Using the charger incorrectly can lead to a short circuit and risk of fire.
Risk of injury and fire!
●●Only use the original charger.
●●Do not use the charger if you notice or think there may be damage to it.
warnin
Incorrect handling of electric currents and conducting components can trigger
electric shock.
Risk of electric shock!
●●Before every use, check the charger, power cord, and power plug for damage.
●●Do not use the charger if liquid or moisture has penetrated the charger.
●●Only use the charger to charge the original battery.
The surrounding temperature during charging may not be below +0 or above
+45 °C. The ideal surrounding temperature during charging is between +10 and
+25 °C.
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The charger 15 has a country-specific power plug and a charging cable 17
Before every time you charge, make sure that there are no metal objects clinging to the plug of the
charging cable or to the charger socket 12 .
•
Only insert the charger into a properly installed socket, using the power plug.
•
Insert the plug on the charging cable 17
into the charger socket 12 on the battery.
12
5 6
6 5
1
2
4
4
1
3
3
2
17
Fig.: Charger socket and plug of the battery cable
Depending on the model, the charger 15 has
1 ED (red/green) 16 on the upper side.
16
15
Fig.: Charger
The LED 16 on the charger provide information on the current charging status:
LED display on the charger
Meaning
Steady green light
Charger is connected
Steady red light
Battery is being charged
Steady green light
Battery is fully charged
Red and green blink in alternation
Malfunction during charging
•
After each time you charge, pull the power plug out of the power socket.
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5.3  Using the battery
In this chapter you will find information on using the battery.
5.3.1  Charging the battery
Both batteries have the same charger socket 12 .
12
12
Fig.: Built-in down tube battery with charger
socket
Fig.: Attached down tube battery with charger
socket
The battery types can be charged when mounted on the eBike or when detached from it.
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Using the battery incorrectly can lead to a short circuit and risk of fire.
Risk of injury and fire!
●●Only use the original charger to charge the battery.
●●Do not use the battery if 5 LEDs are flashing simultaneously on the battery.
●●Do not use the charger if you notice or think there may be damage to it.
•
Ideally, you should charge the battery in a surrounding temperature between +10 and +25 °C.
•
Insert the plug on the charging cable 17 into the charger socket 12 on the battery.
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––
As long as the battery is charging and the charge status is below 10%, the LED on the battery’s
charge display will flash green.
––
As soon as the charge status is 11%, an LED will be lit up.
The further progress of charging can be seen in the table Charging status of the battery during
the charging process.
The full duration of charging a 500 Wh battery is up to 4.5 hours; for more information on the
duration of charging, see “Technical details of the battery” on page 50 (depends on the charge
capacity, status of the battery and charger). The current charge status is displayed during charging
as in the following table:
Charging status of the battery during the charging process
LEDs
Light signal
Charge status
1
1st LED is blinking
0-20 %
1
1st LED is on, 2nd LED is blinking
21-40%
2
LEDs 1–2 are on, 3rd LED is blinking
41-60%
3
LEDs 1–3 are on, 4th LED is blinking
61-80%
4
LEDs 1–4 are on, 5th LED is blinking
81-99%
5
Steady light on all 5 LEDs
100%
•
Remove the charging cable 17 from the charger socket after charging is complete 12 .
For a built-in down tube battery
When a down tube battery is attached
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17
Fig.: Removing the charging cable
12
17
Fig.: Removing the charging cable
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5.3.2  Battery modes
The battery automatically adjusts to match the activity of the Continental eBike System through
the battery management system. 3 battery modes ensure a constant power supply and effective
use of the battery’s capacity.
Description
Meaning
Active mode
The battery is in Active mode when the CeBS is turned on or the charger
is connected.
Standby mode
The CeBS automatically turns off after the standby time in the display
has expired. The battery switches to Standby mode, which reduces the
CeBS’ energy consumption. The battery automatically turns back on
when the CeBS is turned on or the charger is connected.
Deep sleep mode
After 1 hour of inactivity, the CeBS automatically switches to Deep sleep
mode. The battery deactivates the power supply to the CeBS. This allows
the battery to survive extended breaks between charges and protects it
from total discharge. The battery automatically turns back on when the
CeBS is turned on or the charger is connected.
5.3.3  Display the charge status of the battery when the CeBS is turned off
•
•
Press the button on the charge status
display 11 to display the battery charge
status.
Determine the battery charge status using
the table Battery charge status during the
charging process.
POWER
11
Fig.: Battery’s charge status display
The battery capacity 7 is indicated in the display B . In the battery symbol, the
white field displays the remaining available battery capacity. The black field
that increases from above displays the battery capacity that has been used up.
If the battery symbol is completely white, the battery is fully charged.
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5.3.4  Removing the battery
Always turn off the Continental eBike System before removing the battery.
•
Press the button on the operating panel.
•
Turn the key counterclockwise to open the battery lock 10.
For a built-in down tube battery
When a down tube battery is attached
10
10
Fig.: Open the battery lock on the built-in down
tube battery
Fig.: Open the battery lock on the attached
down tube battery
For a built-in down tube battery:
•
Slide the built-in down tube battery D laterally out of the battery bracket.
•
Lift the built-in down tube battery D up and out of the lower battery bracket.
D
Fig.: Slide the built-in down tube battery to the
side
D
Fig.: Remove the built-in down tube battery by
lifting upward
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For an attached down tube battery:
•
Pull the built-in down tube battery E up and out of the battery bracket.
•
Lift the built-in down tube battery E up and out of the battery bracket.
E
Fig.: Pull the attached down tube battery out of
the battery bracket
E
Fig.: Remove the attached down tube battery by
lifting upward
5.3.5  Inserting the battery
For a built-in down tube battery:
KLICK
D
Fig.: Placing the built-in down tube battery
D
Fig.: Inserting the built-in down tube battery
•
Place the built-in down tube battery D onto the battery bracket.
•
Slide the built-in down tube battery D laterally into the battery bracket until the down tube
battery clicks into the battery lock.
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Check to ensure that the built-in down tube
battery D is properly seated by moving it
laterally back and forth.
D
Fig.: Check to ensure that the built-in down tube
battery is seated properly
For an attached down tube battery:
KLICK
E
Fig.: Place the attached down tube battery on
the lower battery bracket
E
Fig.: Allow the attached down tube battery to
click in
•
Place the attached down tube battery E onto the battery bracket.
•
Carefully clap the attached down tube battery E onto the upper battery bracket until the down
tube battery E clicks into the battery lock.
•
Check that the attached down tube battery E is seated properly by moving it laterally back and forth.
E
Fig.: Check to ensure the attached down tube
battery is firmly seated
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5.4  Using the display
In this chapter you will find information on using the display.
5.4.1  Changing the position where the display is mounted
There are two possible places to mount the display bracket on the handlebars:
––
protruding forward from the handlebars (Fig.: Mounted over the handlebars)
––
protruding backwards from the handlebars (Fig.: Mounted over the handlebar stem).
By changing the position of the mounted display, space can be created on the handlebars for
mounting a bicycle basket, for example.
If you do not have the necessary expertise or tool, have a bicycle retailer mount
the display bracket and the display.
Position where the display is mounted
A
A
B
Fig.: Mounted over the handlebars
B
Fig.: Mounted over the handlebar stem
•
Detach the display cable from the operating panel A .
•
Rotate the 2 M4 screws counterclockwise to remove them from the display bracket (see Fig.
Removing the display bracket).
•
Remove the display B from the handlebars.
•
Rotate the 4 M1 screws counterclockwise to remove them from the display bracket (see Fig.
Removing the display bracket from the display).
•
Remove the display B from the display bracket.
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Rotate the display bracket 180°.
B
Fig.: Removing the display bracket
B
Fig.: Removing the display bracket from the display
•
Screw the 4 M1 screws clockwise into the display bracket to secure the display B to the display
bracket.
•
Mount the display bracket with the display B on the handlebars.
•
Screw the 2 M4 screws clockwise into the display bracket.
•
Connect the display cable to the operating panel A .
•
When inserting the plug, ensure that the arrows on the plug are pointing towards one another.
•
Press and hold the button on the operating panel for 1 second in order to turn on the
Continental eBike System and test the functioning of the CeBS with the display in the new
installation position.
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5.4.2  Menu navigation
The display view can be changed with the shortcuts (see Table Shortcuts for menu navigation).
For the shortcuts to function, CeBS must be turned on and ready to use and the display must be
in normal view (see Chapter “Display versions and display views” on page 16). The basic settings
can be changed in the settings menu (see Chapter “Settings menu Setup” on page 41).
Shortcuts for menu navigation
Ergon operating panel
Symbol
Shift operating panel
Meaning
Symbol
Meaning
CeBS on/off
CeBS on/off
Next/up
Next/up
Back/down
Back/down
Mode
Mode
Light
Light
If you press and hold the / button or the / button in specific settings
menus (e.g. set clock), the numbers will change more quickly.
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5.4.3  Turning the Continental eBike System on and off
The following table contains information about the shortcuts.
Shortcuts of the Continental eBike System
Goal
Action
Result
Turning on the sys- Press and hold button for 1 second.
tem
The display will light up and display the
system information.
Set support level
Use the / button or the S
0
button to select the
/
1
support level.
2
3
B
Pushing aid
Zero Mode
Level 1 Low
Level 2 Medium
Level 3 High
Level 4 Boost
Setting the light
mode
Set the light mode with the button.
Manual light on
Manual light off
Automatic (light on)
Automatic (light off)
Day’s distance
Total distance
Average speed
Top speed
Rider performance
Revolutions per minute
Trip time in minutes
Time
Set informational
fields
Press the button to
change the view between
the informational fields 8
and 9 .
TRIP
ODO
AVG
MAX
PWR
RPM
TRP time
HH:MM
Reset TRIP, AVG, MAX
and TRP time
Press and hold the ton for 3 seconds.
All saved performance data for TRIP,
AVG, MAX and TRP time are reset to 0.
but-
Continue with the button or go to the Setup settings menu with the button (hold for
3 seconds).
Turning off the system Press and hold the ton for 3 seconds.
but-
The display will disappear and CeBS will
switch to standby mode.
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5.4.4  Settings menu Setup
The following table contains information about the possible settings for the display.
•
Press and hold the button for 1 second to turn on the Continental eBike System.
Goal
Action
Result
Setting the units
Select the unit with the
/ buttons.
km/h
mph
Continue with
button or leave the Setup menu with the
Set total kilometers
Continue with
Setting the time
Continue with
Press the /
the clock.
Setting the contrast
Continue with
button (hold for 3 seconds).
Press the /
the language.
The display brightness
increases with the larger
beams. Filled-in beams show
the current selection.
button (hold for 3 seconds).
Press the / buttons to set
the contrast of the display.
button or leave the Setup menu with the
Setting the language
Continue with
Setting the hour and minute
display
Press the / buttons to set
the brightness of the display.
button or leave the Setup menu with the
Setting the odometer on the
eBike manually (e.g. after installing a new motor)
button (hold for 3 seconds).
button to set
button or leave the Setup menu with the
Set backlight
Continue with
button (hold for 3 seconds).
Press buttons / to set the
total kilometers, starting with
the first digit.
button or leave the Setup menu with the
Kilometers per hour
Miles per hour
The display contrast increases with the larger beams.
Filled-in beams show the current selection.
button (hold for 3 seconds).
buttons to set Language selection
button or leave the Setup menu with the
button (hold for 3 seconds).
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Goal
Action
Result
Change the view
Press the / buttons to
change the view in the display.
Normal
General overview
Zoom
Enlarged view
Auto
mode
changes to Phone
view
Phone
mode
is always in Phone
view
Continue with
button or leave the Setup menu with the
Display software version
Continue with
button or leave the Setup menu with the
Set the standby time
Continue with
Press the / button to set
the standby time.
button or leave the Setup menu with the
Calibrate the torque
Continue with
Information about the currently installed software
version.
button (hold for 3 seconds).
Your bicycle retailer can install up-to-date software.
button (hold for 3 seconds).
Time when the battery enters
standby mode.
button (hold for 3 seconds).
Press and hold the button Initial value of the torque senfor 3 seconds and then follow sor is reset.
the instructions on the display.
button or leave the Setup menu with the
button (hold for 3 seconds).
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5.4.5  Using the display with Bluetooth function
The Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) interface in the display makes it possible to connect with the Continental smartphone app in addition to all the other available functions. With this data connection,
performance data from the Continental eBike System can be combined with the contents of the
smartphone app. This information can be shown on both displays.
•
Download the Continental smartphone app on your smartphone.
•
Connect the display B to your smartphone using the BLE function.
The display can also be switched to Auto or Phone mode.
––
Auto mode: The display automatically changes to Phone view when a smartphone is connected.
––
Phone mode: The display is always in Phone view.
After the connection has been established, the display opens up an expanded display mode. If the
connection was successful, the following information can be displayed in connection with your
smartphone and, if applicable, the necessary sensors:
Fig.: Display view with heart rate
Fig.: Display view with navigation
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Fig.: Display view with weather information
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5.4.6  Using a smartphone with the Continental smartphone app
You can have the following information displayed on your smartphone:
Fig.: View of the eBike functions and range
Fig.: Configurable display
In the configurable view, you can view
––
fitness data and
––
weather information, among other things
.
Fig.: View of the navigation function
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6  Resolving malfunctions
The Continental eBike System recognizes malfunctions which are displayed by error codes in the
display B .
Malfunctions that are detected by the CeBS are displayed in the middle of the display. The error
code 5 displayed indicates the cause of the malfunction, making it easier to resolve it.
1.
When the error code appears on the display, check for the malfunction immediately.
When this occurs, the letter in the error code stands for the component of the CeBS that is affected:
–– M = Motor
–– B = Battery
–– D = Display
2. Press the 3.
button to acknowledge the displayed error code.
If you cannot remedy the error on your own, contact your bicycle retailer, who will investigate the malfunction with service software.
When the service symbol 4 is visible in the display, this indicates that a service
interval has been exceeded either in km or time. This is not a malfunction.
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Component affected
Cause
Action
Motor
Motor error (e.g. does not Restart the CeBS by pressing the start, uneven running)
button on the operating panel.
If the malfunction persists, contact
your bicycle retailer.
Contact error in the cable Inspect the cable and connectors of
harness
the CeBS.
Battery
Motor too hot
Reduce the load on the motor by reducing the speed or setting a lower
support level.
Battery voltage too low
Use the charger to charge the battery.
Internal battery error
Restart the CeBS by pressing the
button on the operating panel.
If the malfunction persists, contact
your bicycle retailer.
Temperature of the battery Allow the battery to reach the peroutside the permissible op- missible operating temperature.
erating temperature
Temperature outside the Only charge the battery at the perpermissible charging tem- missible charging temperature.
perature
Display
Display error (e.g. display Restart the CeBS by pressing the remains dark)
button on the operating panel.
If the malfunction persists, contact
your bicycle retailer.
Missing/defective wiring of Check the wiring of the display and
the display
have it replaced if necessary.
Light
Missing/defective wiring of Check the wiring of the lights and
the lights
have it replaced if necessary.
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7  Cleaning and maintenance
This chapter contains information on how to correctly clean and maintain the Continental eBike
System.
When the service symbol 4 appears in the display, the service interval has
been exceeded. Contact a bicycle retailer and have your CeBS serviced.
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Improper cleaning can lead to material damage.
Risk of damage!
●●Clean the Continental eBike System with a damp cloth.
●●Never clean the Continental eBike System with a high-pressure washer or a
hard jet of water.
•
Remove the battery from the battery bracket before cleaning the Continental eBike System.
•
Clean the components of the Continental eBike System with a damp cloth.
•
Use water or a mild detergent.
•
Perform a visual inspection to check that electrical lines, connections and points of contact
are free of damage and clean.
• Have your bicycle retailer replace damaged parts.
•
Prevent moisture or dirt from getting into the points of contact.
•
Check to ensure that the contacts are dry before you insert the battery.
If you do not have the necessary expertise or tool, let a bicycle retailer repair
the Continental eBike System.
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8  Storing the battery
This chapter contains information on how to correctly store the battery.
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Improper removal of the battery can result in material damage to the battery.
Risk of damage!
●●Always turn off the CeBS before removing the battery from the battery bracket.
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Improper storage and total discharge of the battery can result in material damage
to the battery.
Risk of damage!
●●Store the battery appropriately.
●●Charge the battery every 3 months to prevent total discharge of the battery.
●●Have your bicycle retailer replace defective batteries immediately.
•
Always store the battery at a surrounding temperature between +5 and +45 °C. The ideal surrounding temperature is between +10 and +25 °C.
•
Store the battery in a dry space and protect it from exposure to direct sunlight.
•
Before storing it, charge the battery to 30 to 50% of its charge capacity.
•
Charge the stored battery to 30 to 50% of its charge capacity every 3 months.
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9  Technical details
In this chapter you will find information on the technical details of the components of the Continental eBike System.
9.1  Technical details of the motor
Torque (maximal)
70 Nm
Continuous rated power
250 W
IP protection class
IP 65
9.2  Technical details of the battery
Built-in down tube battery
Storage temperature
Attached down tube battery
+5 to +45 °C (ideally: +10 to +25 °C)
Ideal battery storage status
30 to 50% (2 to 3 LEDs)
Ideal charging temperature
+10 to +25 °C
Nominal voltage
Nominal energy
44 V
450 Wh
610 Wh
500 Wh
Protection class
IP 54
IP 54
Weight
3.2 kg
2.9 kg
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9.3  Technical details of the charger
3.3 A charge current
Ideal charging temperature
+10 to +25 °C
Charge time (450 Wh)
approx. 4 hours
Charge time (500 Wh)
approx. 4.5 hours
Charge time (610 Wh)
approx. 5.5 hours
IP 40
Protection class
9.4  Technical details of the display
Nominal voltage
12 V (+/– 1 V)
Protection class
IP 67
10  Disposal
This chapter contains information on how to correctly dispose of components of the Continental
eBike System.
Electrical and electronic devices, as well as batteries (rechargeable or otherwise), may not be disposed of along with household waste. As a consumer,
you are legally obligated to bring electrical and electronic devices, as well as
batteries (rechargeable or otherwise), to the public collection points set up for
this purpose or to the specialist retailer at the end of their service life.
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11  Handover certificate
The handover certificate confirms the perfect condition of the eBike when it is handed over by the
bicycle retailer. If a warranty-related situation arises, the handover certificate provides evidence of
the date of purchase.
Initial inspection before handover
Bicycle retailer
Customer / order number
Date
Key number
Check display fastening
Charge and mount battery
Check battery bracket
Set the display functions
Check cabling
Update firmware
Check operating panel
Test ride
Signature: Bicycle retailer
Signature: Customer
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12  Service history
The service history is a log of inspections; it includes the inspection intervals recommended by
Continental. Here you can find information on inspection intervals according to kilometers traveled
(mileage) or service life. Have every inspection confirmed by your bicycle retailer. Using the service
history will help you in warranty-related situations. You can also retain the value of your eBike by
having it regularly serviced.
Inspection after 1,000 km or 6 months
Date
Customer / order number
Kilometers traveled
Battery charge cycles
Error diagnosis with Continental eBike
Check hardware and connectors
Check error history
Print service report
Update firmware
Enter service interval
Analytics
Repairs made; other comments
Signature: Bicycle retailer
Signature: Customer
Continental eBike System
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Inspection after 2,500 km or 1 year
Date
Customer / order number
Kilometers traveled
Battery charge cycles
Error diagnosis with Continental eBike
Check hardware and connectors
Check error history
Print service report
Update firmware
Enter service interval
Analytics
Repairs made; other comments
Signature: Bicycle retailer
Signature: Customer
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Inspection after 5,000 km or 2 years
Date
Customer / order number
Kilometers traveled
Battery charge cycles
Error diagnosis with Continental eBike
Check hardware and connectors
Check error history
Print service report
Update firmware
Enter service interval
Analytics
Repairs made; other comments
Signature: Bicycle retailer
Signature: Customer
Continental eBike System
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Inspection after 7,500 km or 3 years
Date
Customer / order number
Kilometers traveled
Battery charge cycles
Error diagnosis with Continental eBike
Check hardware and connectors
Check error history
Print service report
Update firmware
Enter service interval
Analytics
Repairs made; other comments
Signature: Bicycle retailer
Signature: Customer
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Inspection after 10,000 km or 4 years
Date
Customer / order number
Kilometers traveled
Battery charge cycles
Error diagnosis with Continental eBike
Check hardware and connectors
Check error history
Print service report
Update firmware
Enter service interval
Analytics
Repairs made; other comments
Signature: Bicycle retailer
Signature: Customer
Continental eBike System
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Inspection after 12,500 km or 5 years
Date
Customer / order number
Kilometers traveled
Battery charge cycles
Error diagnosis with Continental eBike
Check hardware and connectors
Check error history
Print service report
Update firmware
Enter service interval
Analytics
Repairs made; other comments
Signature: Bicycle retailer
Signature: Customer
Continental Bicycle Systems
ContiTech. Engineering Next Level
Contact
Continental Bicycle Systems GmbH & Co. KG
Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 30–34
D-65760 Eschborn
service@bmd.contitech.de
www.continental-ebike-system.com
Tel: +49 (0)69 7603 9808
The ContiTech division of the Continental Corporation is one of the world‘s leading industry
specialists. As a technology partner, our name is
synonymous with expertise in development and
materials for components made of natural rubber
and plastics and also in combination with other
materials such as metal, fabrics or silicone. By
integrating electronic components, we are also
generating solutions for the future.
Beyond products, systems and services we also provide holistic solutions
and have a formative influence on the industrial infrastructure. We see
digitalisation and current trends as an opportunity to work with our
customers to add sustainalble value - for both sides and for good.
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