Electric scooters are being used widely across the world. Many people prefer them as a cheap and convenient means of commuting. They are indeed very convenient and easy to maintain. Electric scooters are equipped with batteries that store charge. You have to charge the batteries in order to use the scooter. Some scooters have lithium-ion batteries, while others have lead acid batteries. They all work the same way though. When you buy the scooter, you will get a scooter charger or adapter too. You use the adapter to charge the scooter’s battery.
Our aim is to ensure you have a seamless experience with your scooter. We want to ensure your scooter can serve you optimally. This is a comprehensive guide about how you should charge your scooter. Proper charging of your scooter is part of the best maintenance practices of a scooter. You need to ensure your scooter is properly charged before you hop on it. Charging the scooter’s battery properly will also ensure it lasts longer. A good battery life is paramount if you need the scooter to deliver a good range. Tag along and let’s show you how to charge your electric scooter.
How to Charge Your Electric Scooter
Once you get your electric scooter, it will come with a power adapter. If it does not have one, you will need to purchase one. There are a few guidelines that need to be followed with regard to charging an electric scooter.
- Never use an adapter that is not designed for that particular scooter. Each scooter has its designated adapter. The adapter is designed to have the exact voltage output that is required by that adapter’s battery. You can use an adapter from another scooter that is similar to yours. Do not use any other whose ratings are different
- Always ensure your scooter’s battery has charged to completion, before unplugging it and starting to ride. You should not overcharge the scooter either. Scooters charge for between 8 and 12 hours, depending on the battery type. The scooter has light indicators. The red light indicated that it is charging, and the light will turn green once it is fully charged. Let the scooter sit for a few minutes when the light turns green and then get it off.
- Ride the scooter until it indicates that it needs to be recharged. Do not keep recharging the scooter even before you have used up the current charge. Do not let it discharge completely either. That will damage the battery. The scooter will indicate with a blinking light when it needs to be recharged. Plug the scooter back in and let it recharge.
- If you need to store the scooter, do not let it lie for a long time without charge. Charge its battery and then store it. Storing it with a discharged battery will destroy the battery. Keeping the scooter for a long time without any activity is not healthy for the battery either.
These guidelines you help you maintain your scooter’s battery.