Last updated on November 4th, 2022 at 12:26 pm
If you own an electric scooter or four-wheeler, it is important to know how to charge an electric scooter. so that you can increase the scooter’s battery life. Do you have an EV scooter? Don’t know how to charge perfectly? Don’t worry In this post we will explain everything that is related to EV scooter charging. So read the article till the end.
Follow These Steps Before Charging an Electric Scooter
Let your scooter cool down
Never charge an scooter immediately after a ride because doing so is dangerous because it increases heat while charging and also decreases the scooter’s battery life. So let it cool down for 15-20 min, then you can charge it.
Charge in a dry, cool environment
Make sure to charge your electric scooter in a dry place. Also, never charge an electric scooter in direct sunlight. This heats your scooter, and sometimes it can lead to a battery explosion.
Always Use the Original Charger
Remember to always use the original charger that came with the scooter manufacturer to avoid battery problems. Other chargers may not be properly charging your scooter. Even if you don’t use the original charger, make sure to double check the charger voltage to see if it is compatible with your scooter or not.
Turn off scooter will charging
So many peoples are confused about this thing. How to charge an EV scooter on/off. For safety reasons, make sure to turn off your scooter while charging. Because charging the scooter in on mode may reduce charging speed and cause battery damage.
Charge an Electric Scooter at Home
The following process may help you to charge an electric scooter:
1. Plugin Charger to Wall Switch
- Plug your charger into the wall outlet.
- Plug the charger switch into the wall switch board before plugging it into the scooter. This is the safest method to protect your scooter’s battery.
- The charger gets very hot while charging, and it is normal to prevant this Keep the scooter charger in an open, uncovered area so that it can get fresh air from outside.
2. Connect the Charger to Scooter
- Remove the charging port cover, and plug in the charger connector. Make sure there is no dust. If there is, blow it out.
3. Wait for the scooter to charge.
- Charge your scooter when it gets fully charged. It shows a green light, which means you should discount the charger.
- If you are expecting a maximum range, then you have to charge until you hit 100%.
- Some chargers show a green light before they get fully charged. It happens when you use a low-quality EV charger. In that case, if your scooter has an integrated voltmeter or digital display, it will show the exact percentage of the battery.
4. Unplug the charger
- After the battery fully charges, first disconnect the connector from the scooter and then unplug it from the wall switch. You must follow these steps while charging your electric scooter.
Charge an Electric Scooter at Charging Station
If you have urgent work or must go as soon as possible, the charging station is your best option. Because you can charge your electric scooter much faster here than at home, in India, every electric scooter manufacturing company has its own charging station and own technology. For example, today, we will explain the Ola EV scooter charging station. This method applies to all EV scooters.
- To charge an electric scooter at the station, first you have to check the temperature of the scooter through a digital speedometer.
- Next, open your scooter’s charging port and insert the charger plug into your scooter. This allows you to charge the scooter at a charging station.
- If your company charging station is not available, in that case, you can go to other brand stations like Ather, Bolt, etc. Here you can quickly assess your scooter, and also you can search for nearby charging stations through Google Maps.
Pro Tips for Long battery Life
Here below we explained a lot of points regarding battery durability. By following all of these steps, you can extend the life of your electric scooter’s battery. We hope these tips may be helpful for you.
1. Don’t fully charge your scooter in an hour
Lithium-ion is a kind of unique battery because Slow charging makes this battery durable. Don’t fully charge this battery in less than 1 hour, so that battery comes long-lasting. There are a lot of scooters in the market that has dual quick charger arrangements, although you can’t surpass the fixed charging speed.
2. Do not pluged in charger after battery fully charged
After your scooter battery gets fully charged or above 80%, make sure to disconnect it. So that can reduce fire accidents. And, perhaps most importantly, if you don’t discharge the scooter after it has been fully charged, it will result in corrosion of the cathode and decrease battery power.
3. Operate Scooter in Between 30% to 80%
This 30% to 80% is called the “sweet zone” in the EV scooter industry. As long as you ride your scooter between these numbers, the scooter’s battery life will expand and also boosts battery life up to 4X.
4. When storing your EV for a long period, keep the scooter’s battery at 40% in a cool place
It is a big headache when storing electric scooters in the wintertime because if you discharge the battery from the scooter, it is a terrible thing and suddenly decreases even the good battery life. Or if the fully charged battery is separated from the scooter, the battery will not last long.
So in the winter months, charge the scooter up to 40%. Make sure to check the battery level every 4 to 8 weeks to keep it at the same level and store it in a cool and dry place.
5. Charge the battery when it is at the correct temperature
If you live in an area where it gets freezing in the winter and keep your scooter in a garage or outside, in that case, don’t charge your scooter battery immediately. Wait until the scooter or battery gets warm from the cold, and then charge. Charging your electric scooter at elevated temperatures of 113 F / 45 C may shorten your battery life but not cause any damage.