4 Tips to Extend the Battery Life of Your Electric Scooter
The electric scooter riding craze has swept the United States in recent years. It has made it easier for people to get around the city and has saved people a lot of money and time over time.
Regular maintenance of electric scooters is necessary to maintain excellent performance and a longer service life. This is especially true of the lithium-ion battery, which is one of the key components that provides power. If not maintained during daily use, the battery's lifespan will be reduced.
Don't know how to take care of your battery? Don't worry! Read and find out more!
CHARGING IN TIME
The batteries of electric scooters show a significant sulphation reaction after 12 hours of use. If recharged in time, the sulphation phenomenon will be eliminated. Otherwise, the sulphation crystals will build up and gradually produce coarse crystals, which will affect the range of the electric scooter.
Forgetting to charge in time will not only accelerate the sulphation reaction, but will also cause the battery capacity to drop, which in turn will affect the range of the electric scooter. Therefore, in addition to daily charging, it is also important to charge the battery as soon as possible after use.
One thing to note, however, is that the ideal way to charge a lithium battery is to charge it to around 80-90% when the electric scooter has around 25% charge left. It is a good idea to get a charging socket with a set time to remind yourself not to overcharge.
If you don't use your electric scooter for 2-3 months and don't charge it, the battery may not recharge! So remember, charge your electric scooter for about 1-2 weeks even if you don't use it!
Regular deep circulation
Regular deep discharge is also beneficial for the maintenance of the electric scooter battery, keeping the battery capacity in a stable state.
A common method is to regularly discharge the battery of an electric scooter. This means riding the scooter on a flat road under normal load until the battery is depleted. Once discharged, the battery is then charged to 80-90%.
Generally speaking, the capacity of a battery decreases after a period of use and if it is discharged deeply and regularly, it will increase the capacity to some extent.
Use a matching charger
Each electric scooter model on the market generally has individual requirements for the charger.
If you do not know the charger model, please do not change the charger at will. Please contact the seller in advance and confirm the model number, you will greatly avoid a situation where an unsuitable charger can cause damage to your electric scooter.
Another thing to note is that try not to remove the speed limit design of the controller. Although you can go faster, it will reduce the life of the battery and the safety of riding the electric scooter.
Maintaining the charger
Many electric scooter riders only pay attention to maintaining the battery and neglect the charger. In fact, electronic products generally age after a few years of use, and chargers are no exception. If your charger is mismatched or has minor problems, it may cause your electric scooter battery to not fill up or the battery to swell. These conditions can greatly affect battery life and can even increase the danger of riding. Once you notice these, replace your charger!
All in all, the battery is a key component in the design of an electric scooter. Proper use and routine maintenance will greatly extend the life of the battery. Even if our electric scooters have excellent performance and guaranteed quality, they still need to be well taken care of in order to give full play to their power.
These are the ways to take care of your electric scooter battery. I hope you find them helpful! How do you take care of your electric scooter battery? Do you have any useful tips? Feel free to share!