What is the best way to charge an electric scooter? A step-by-step manual.

Have you just purchased an e-scooter and worried about how to best charge your new vehicle? You might also be interested in maximizing the life of your vehicle’s battery. Go through the manual that comes with your vehicle at the time of purchase. Most e-scooters have a built-in charging port and so you don’t have to remove them for charging.

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How to charge an e-scooter?

  1. Turn off your e-scooter and give some time for it to cool down after a ride.
  2. Plug the charger into the electric outlet.
  3. Plug the charger into the charging port of the e-scooter. Make sure that it is rightly plugged in.
  4. Switch on the outlet to allow electricity to pass through. The light on the display should turn red to indicate that the battery is getting charged.
  5. Look for the light to turn green which means that the battery is charged to the optimum level.
  6. Unplug the charger from both the E-scooter’s charging port and the electric outlet.
  7. Allow 15-20 minutes for the battery to cool down as the battery will usually be hot after a charge.
  8. Note that it is not necessary to charge the vehicle after every ride. Maintaining the battery at 30-80% of the total capacity is ideal. If you are sure that your ride would not deplete your battery levels to below 30%, then you can use the vehicle without charging it.

Here are some tips that would help you charge your vehicle in the best possible way and prolong your battery life.

Allow 30 minutes for the vehicle to cool down

E-scooters should be brought to room temperature before plugging them for a recharge. If you had just completed a ride or left your vehicle under the sun there are higher chances that the vehicle is at a temperature higher than the room temperature. You should allow at least 30 minutes for the e-scooter to cool down.

Always use the charger that comes with your e-scooter

Chargers are usually customized for every model from a brand. Do not buy or use substitutes available in the market. In case you lose your charger or if the original one is not working, buy a new one from the original manufacturer.

Never drain your battery completely

Make sure that you recharge when your battery levels are as low as 15%. Do not drain it completely. This improves the health of your E-scooters battery. Experts advise that operating the e-scooter with a battery capacity of over 30% will improve its health.

Do not overcharge your battery

Ensure that the charging period doesn’t exceed the maximum limit prescribed by the company’s manual. Overcharging heats the battery and deteriorates the battery life. In worst cases, it leads to fire accidents.

Charge the batteries to partial capacity when you are not using the vehicle for long periods

Even when you are not using the vehicle the battery will continue to dissipate power and may lose charge. Leaving it empty for so long will damage the battery. If you leave the vehicle idle for a longer period after a full charge, the rate of dissipation would be higher. So it’s better to leave the battery on a partial charge if you are not going to use the vehicle for some time.

When you purchase an e-scooter from EVNEXUS we recommend that you follow the instructions prescribed in the manual of that model. Use only the chargers that we provide you during your purchase for better performance and durability of the battery and the vehicle.

What is the best way to charge an electric scooter? A step-by-step manual.

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