Electric scooters are getting popular these days. The reason – high cost of gasoline and pollution associated with regular scooters. There are several factors that make them popular. For example, electric scooters are affordable, stylish and convenient. As you know, you need to charge the battery before you go on a ride. Don’t go out if it is not fully charged. This is a very important thing that you need to keep in mind.
Is battery low?
You need to charge your battery if the charge is running low. There are a couple of things that you need to keep in mind.
- When you are running low on battery charge, the scooter will notify you instantly.
- There might be a flashing red light or a red light to indicate that your scooter is running low on battery charge.
- When you see this, you need to find an electrical outlet to charge your scooter right away.
- Depending on the battery type, a fully charged scooter will allow you to go for 40-70 kilometers uninterrupted.
- As you can see 48-volt 20 amp battery will allow you to go bit farther than 48-volt 14 amp batteries.
- You have got to keep track of the distance covered by the scooter. This will allow you to plan accordingly. If you are not keeping track, then you might be in trouble.
Find an electric out and plug in the scooter
Since it is an electric scooter, the battery charger comes with a port. You need to connect the charger to an electric wall outlet as soon as possible when you see that it is running low on battery charge. How to know if it is charging indeed? Well, there will be a red light or a flashing red light that will indicate that the charger is indeed charging.
When you charge the battery, make sure that you don’t stop halfway through. For example, you are supposed to continue charging until you see the green signal. Green indication will tell you that you have charged the battery enough. You should know that partial charging is not good for the lifespan of the battery as well. It usually takes 3 to 6 hours to charge the scooter fully.
Another important thing that you need to remember is that you are not supposed to charge for more than 10-15 hours continuously. This is definitely not good for the lifespan of the battery. To unplug the charger after charging you need to first unplug the charger from the scooter. Then you can unplug the wire from the wall.
How to maintain your battery?
To make sure that the battery has a long lifespan, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind.
First and foremost, make sure that the charger’s voltage is perfect for the scooter. If you are looking for specific information, I would suggest you to take a look at the owner’s manual. A high voltage is not good for the health of the battery.
Keeping that in mind, you have to watch out for the voltage. In case if you are not using the electric scooter for a couple of months, you must charge it once in a while to make sure that the battery is performing well. If you keep it unattended, it is not a good thing for the battery. Also, I would advise you to charge the battery every night.
In case if you have to replace the battery or charger for some reason, make sure that you have opted for the same model. The exact model as the original must be chosen. If you choose different models, it will work, but the longevity of these chargers and battery will be affected. Keeping that in mind, always opt for the same model. That will in fact improve the performance.
Well, you have seen all the steps that you are supposed to follow. As we have seen, charging an e-scooter is nothing complicated. You just have to keep certain things in your mind. After all, you want longevity for the charger, battery and the scooter.