Charging Your Electric Scooter! 5 Must-Know Tips!
an electric scooter often sounds easier than expected. However, there are a number of things you should take into account to charge the electric scooter in a safe and efficient way.
To inform you about this, we will tell you everything about charging an electric scooter on this page. This way you know exactly what to take into account and you ensure that the battery of your e-scooter lasts as long as possible.
- Charging Your Electric Scooter! 5 Must-Know Tips!
- How do you charge an electric scooter?
- 5 tips for charging an electric scooter
- How long does an electric scooter need to charge?
How do you charge an electric scooter?
Charging an electric scooter is quite simple and is just as easy as charging your phone. You take the charger from the e-scooter, plug it into the socket, and then plug it into the connection (charging port) of the electric scooter. But there are some important things to take into account. We are happy to tell you more about this.
5 tips for charging an electric scooter
Charging an electric scooter is of course important to ensure that you can ride the e-scooter. However, this will have to be done in the right way to prevent the life of the battery from being reduced. We, therefore, give you 5 tips that can help you charge the electric scooter safely and efficiently
1. Charge the e-scooter before the battery is empty
Most electric scooters are equipped with a lithium-ion battery. This is because this type of battery discharged and recharged can be without losing battery capacity. Where some electric scooters are equipped with a lead-acid battery, it is often better to choose an e-scooter with a durable lithium-ion battery.
To improve the life of the battery, it is recommended that the battery is never completely discharged. That is why it is wise to charge the electric scooter after every ride so that the battery percentage is always 10%, but above 40% is even better. Is there no battery indication on the screen of the electric scooter? Then take into account the range and miles traveled after each ride.
2. Never charge the e-scooter for longer than necessary
As you have read, regular charging of the electric scooter is beneficial for the life of the battery. However, it is not wise to charge the battery for longer than is actually necessary. When the battery is full and the charger is still connected, the battery may overheat. This means that capacity is lost, which means that the distances you can travel will become shorter and shorter.
Do you notice that charging an electric scooter takes less time than indicated? This may be a sign that the battery needs to be replaced. In such cases, you can always contact us for help and advice. We will then contact the manufacturer to report the problem.
3. Always have the correct charger
It is essential to charge an electric scooter with the correct charger. That is why we always include the right charger with every electric scooter. This ensures that you can charge the e-scooter safely and optimally without any problems.
Should the battery fail over time? Then a new charger will have to come. In that case, please contact us first so that we can look for a suitable solution together.
If you do need a new charger, it is advisable not to immediately choose the cheapest one. Also, take a good look at the battery properties to find a charger that charges neither too much nor too little. Read more about finding a suitable electric scooter charger by clicking on the link.
4. Do not charge in extreme weather conditions
Batteries and accumulators often do not go well with extreme weather conditions. You may have experienced with the battery of your phone that it runs out faster when it is very hot or very cold. This is because such weather conditions affect battery performance.
In the case of an electric scooter battery, this is also the case at extreme temperatures. That is why it is not recommended to charge the e-scooter when it is extremely hot or extremely cold. Should you be able to charge the electric scooter indoors, under normal temperatures? Then that is of course no problem.
It is also not recommended to drive an electric scooter when it is extremely hot or cold. Always make sure that an e-scooter is stored in a place with normal temperatures, especially if you are going to store the e-scooter for a longer period of time.
5. Charge the battery before you store your e-scooter
It may not sound very logical, but it is still wise to charge an electric scooter before you store it. Even if you do not plan to use the e-scooter for a longer period of time, it is important to fully charge your electric scooter.
In the event that you will not be using the electric scooter for a longer period of time, it is recommended to charge the battery to at least 50%. In addition, the manufacturers of e-scooters recommend that you recharge the electric scooter to about 50% once every 30 days, if this is possible. This will maintain battery activity, which is conducive to longevity.
How long does an electric scooter need to charge?
An electric scooter must charge for as long as the manufacturer indicates. In the beginning, you may want to keep an eye on how long it takes for your electric scooter to be charged.
You can then determine for yourself how long it takes for the battery to be as good as fully charged. It can often be beneficial to charge the battery slightly less than 100%. This will improve the battery life. You can’t overcharge your electric scooter’s battery because all modern chargers have an over-charging protection