It is usually not fun to have an electrical device that does not have a long-lasting battery, and this also applies to the electric scooter, however, some knowledge about the battery must be known before talking about battery life.
Below are some things you need to know about batteries and how they can be maintained to increase the life of your electric scooter.
Overview of the life of the electric scooter battery
Although most manufacturers generally offer a 6-12 month warranty for batteries, electric scooter batteries should have an average lifespan of 18 to 36 months, depending on battery usage and quality. In a "light" use, such as using the electric scooter once or twice a week, the battery can last three years, while in a "heavy" use, such as daily use of the electric scooter when traveling long, the lifespan can be from 16 to 18 months.
Properly charged and stored, depending on its type, the electric scooter battery can supply between 20 and 120 km. The normally used battery that can give this result is the well-known lithium battery; the lithium battery is able to use 100% of stored energy, thus giving the electric scooter a longer travel life and a better battery life. It is essential to check this with the manufacturer, as they correspond specifically to each electric scooter.
The battery is one of the most essential components of an electric scooter that requires special care and maintenance. As I said before, the warranty period of the battery is shorter than that of the electric scooter itself.
Now, to avoid confusion, electric scooter dealers say that battery life ranges from 300 to 500 cycles, or 600 to 1200 cycles for modern batteries. Now, don't panic, which doesn't mean that after 500 or 1000 trips, your battery will simply go out. This means that after losing a significant percentage of its charging power, the battery will lose its quality and your scooter will not be as strong as before. Sounds very pessimistic, but don't worry! You can significantly extend the life of your electric scooter battery by taking care of it and following a few simple conditions.
Tips to make an electric scooter battery last longer
Keep the scooter battery charged
I know that most people in the city do not consume all the battery at once from their electric scooter to get to work and go home every day. However, it is best to upload it whenever possible. Avoid completely consuming the electric scooter battery before charging it. Always make sure that at least 15-20% is always loaded. If you regularly charge the battery of the electric scooter without leaving it discharged for a long time, it will help you a lot to prolong its life.
Recharge the electric scooter battery at the right time
You can charge your electric scooter immediately after a short walk. If you've come a long way, let it cool for about 30 minutes, then charge it. Do not leave the electric scooter with a fully discharged battery for several hours or more.
Charge the electric scooter before storing it.
When storing the electric scooter for a long time, make sure that the battery is charged by at least 40-50%. It is advisable to charge your electric scooter at least once every 30 days. If you leave the electric scooter unloaded for about three months, the battery may be damaged unless it is a Li-ION battery.
Always use the correct original electric scooter charger
A charger is a much cheaper spare part than a battery, so if you use the original charger designed for your scooter, a different charger can affect battery life.
Keep the electric scooter and scooter battery in a dry environment and at an optimal temperature.
Do not leave the electric scooter in cold weather or in the sun for a long time. Keep the battery dry. Negative environmental conditions can damage the battery. Make sure the battery is stored in a cool, dry place. Overheating will reduce efficiency, performance, longevity and delay the normal charging process. For the same reason, try to avoid extreme cold. Store somewhere with a comfortable room temperature.
Never leave the electric scooter unattended unattended. Do not charge, discharge, use or store a damaged or inflated battery.
Lithium-polymer batteries used in most modern electric scooters are very powerful and must be treated with extreme caution. Improper charging, damage or overheating can cause a fire in some cases. Do not allow the electric scooter to charge during the night, unless the manufacturer says otherwise. Always watch the electric scooter while charging and avoid overcharging the battery. Do not leave a damaged battery unattended and follow the disposal protocols immediately.
Always check the battery for leaks or broken edges when the electric scooter is not operating at full load.
If your scooter is no longer powered after a full charge, check to see if a connection is broken or loose - Remove the top cover or housing to reveal the battery wiring pattern. However, always inspect the battery pack, brake lever, switch, accelerator, and controller. If you are unsure, take the electric scooter to a dealer or after-sales service for a check.
Be aware of battery information.
When buying an electric scooter, always check the battery characteristics. Pay attention to the voltage of the battery and amplifiers (AH), not just the chemistry (lithium ion, sealed lead acid or lithium polymer).
Electric scooter batteries are generally configured in 24V, 36V and 48V. Higher voltages generally mean that electric scooters are faster, but some factors can affect performance, regardless of battery charge, such as the weight of the driver, the terrain you use, and the efficiency of the engine and drive system. One or two of these factors can really explain the rapid loss of the electric scooter battery.
AH is as important as voltage. AH is a measure of battery capacity, an indicator of the range of the electric scooter.
An electric scooter (with a 300 watt motor) reaches a speed of 8 km / h and travels a maximum distance of 25 km with a charge from a 36 V 7 Ah battery. Another scooter (with a 250W motor) reaches a maximum speed of 8 km / h and a maximum range of 45 km with a 48V 10AH battery.
An electric scooter (with a 1000 W motor) runs at a maximum speed of 16 km / h with a maximum range of 10 km, with a single charge of a 36 V (three 12 V) 12 Ah battery. Another (with 350W motor) has a 36V 10Ah battery that accelerates to a maximum speed and a distance of 18 km and 15 km, respectively, with a single charge. Different electric scooters, different battery specifications, will offer different performances, and the result will always vary.
Knowing the battery of your scooter (and other components) shows how well you know the electric scooter. This way, you will have an idea of why the electric scooter is rapidly losing its battery life and how you can fix it.
In conclusion, the life of the electric scooter depends heavily on the battery, the battery life depends a lot on the individual (this is how well it is maintained).
The rules are very simple, easy to remember and follow. If you take great care of the electric scooter battery, you can extend its life up to 2-3 years. All you have to do is load it regularly, keep it always charged, make sure that the electric scooter and the scooter battery are in a dry environment and at an optimal temperature and check for leaks or any damage to the battery when the electric scooter does not work the same after a full charge.