It is rare for electrical devices to not have batteries, and this is true for electric scooters as well. These batteries come with a warranty ranging from 6 to 12 months but it is possible to go up to 18 to 36 months. The usage of the electric scooter determines how long it can sustain itself. Frequently used e-scooter batteries can last 16 to 18 months whereas those which are barely used can last up to 3 years or even more.
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An electric scooter battery can allow travelling distances from 20 to 120 km. A lithium battery is used which can utilise 100% of its stored energy, which helps the electric scooter travel great distances and a better battery life over others. Thus, the proper care and maintenance should be implemented otherwise it reduces the longevity of your electric scooter.
To be clear, electric scooter batteries are rechargeable. Manufacturers predict it can operate from 600 to 1200 life cycles. That does not mean your e-scooter will simply stop working after the battery goes off. This means that using up a large portion of its power will reduce battery quality. It won’t be as good as it was before.
However, you shouldn’t be worried about that. You can easily maintain its battery life and quality by keeping these tips and tricks in mind:
Educate yourself the battery
Electric scooters come with different powered batteries such as 24V, 36V and 48V. Due to this, you must always check your particular e-scooters specifications whether it be voltage or chemical configuration. The higher the voltage, the better speed it has. However, other factors also come in play when it comes to overall performance.
Along with voltage, AH also measures the capacity of a battery. Electric scooters have different battery specifications that affect their performances. No matter the power or capacity of a battery, the result will always fluctuate due to external factors.
Charge your battery regularly
A single trip on your e-scooter doesn’t consume much of your battery life, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t charge it once you are done with your ride. Don’t wait till you’ve finished completely draining out your battery before you charge it again. Regularly charging your battery helps you to extend its life.
Quick Tip: Make sure your battery is at least 15-20% before using your electric scooter.
Find the right time to charge
After using your electric scooter for a short period of time, you can easily charge it immediately. However, if you’ve travelled a larger distance, allow some time for your battery to cool down before charging it. Make sure you don’t forget to charge it for hours at an end.
Store after charging
If you are putting away your electric scooter for an extended period of time, it would be best to leave it at 40% in order to retain its battery life. The battery should not be neglected for more than 3 months as it may become damaged. Take out your scooter once every month to at least charge it.
Use proper charger
Without the original charger given by manufacturers, refrain from charging your electric scooter battery. Using a cheaper or knock-off charge might cause severe damage to your battery.
Maintain ideal temperature and environment
Excessive heat or cold can easily affect the battery of an electric scooter. Try to ensure a dry environment where you can store your scooter which will not be affected by extreme weather conditions. Room temperature is considered ideal for storage. Freezing or high temperatures can affect efficiency, battery life and cause damage or destruction.
Monitor when charging
When charging your e-scooter, make sure to observe the process in case the battery is damaged or becomes overcharged. Avoid charging your battery especially at night time, because there is a chance you will leave it unattended. Most electric scooter have a lithium ion battery involved which is complex and highly prone to damage. Any mishap may cause overheating or even a small fire. Do not allow the electric scooter to charge during the night, unless the manufacturer says otherwise.
Do a thorough check-up
It may happen that your battery is not fully functioning even after it was left to be fully charged. In that case, open the top cover to inspect the check for any broken or loose wires. Moreover, make sure to check the battery pack, brake lever, switch, accelerator, and controller. If there is any confusion, make your way to your manufacturer or nearest service centre to get a thorough check-up.
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