Whenever you sit idle, there has been at least one time when you checked your phone’s battery health and you may relate to the sinking feeling of the battery health percentage dropping by even 1%.
Similarly, for electric scooter batteries, it is important to keep a check/track on the battery performance and there are various ways to come to the conclusion of the overall health like the time it takes to charge, overall range etc. After reading this blog, you will have a complete idea of how you can maintain your electric scooter’s battery health.
Since we spoke about electric scooters, BG Electric is dedicated to providing safe and reliable electric scooters for your daily commutes. The BG C12 proudly made in India, features a robust 3.2kWh lithium-ion battery with 21700 Li cells. The battery of this e-scooter is IP 67 rated to provide resistance against dust and water.
Here are some essential tips to maximise the lifespan and performance of your lithium-ion battery.
Proper Charging Practices
Treating a new electronic device with love and using an authentic charger for it? Yes, that’s how you treat a new electronic device. But does that mean you can use a replica or a non-branded charger after a few months or years? Not at all.
It’s essential to use the original charger provided by BG Electric or a compatible charger recommended by the manufacturer for your BG C12. Avoid charging the battery with an incompatible charger, as it may lead to overheating and potential damage hence reducing the overall lifespan of the lithium-ion battery.
Another practice one must follow is not to overcharge the battery. Unplug it from the charger as soon as it reaches 100% and avoid frequent partial charging. It is better to charge the battery to its full capacity whenever possible or up to 80%. That takes about 4 hours for the BG C12.
Maintain the battery within the recommended temperature range (usually between 20°C to 30°C) to optimise its performance and longevity. Avoid exposing your electric scooter’s battery to extreme temperatures, such as direct sunlight or freezing conditions, as it can adversely affect the battery’s efficiency. One must also ensure that the electric scooter they choose should have resistance against extreme climatic conditions, just like the BG C12.
The BG C12 e-scooter has a fan placed near the battery in the boot space for thermal management. This ensures the cooling of the battery in case of overheating and assures you a non-stop commute.
If you live in an area with extreme temperature variations, consider parking your scooter in a shaded area or indoors whenever possible.
Maintenance in an electric scooter? The most minimal and effortless task that you can be taking up. Here are a few tips on how to maintain the battery of your electric scooter.
- Keep the battery and its connections clean and free from dirt, dust, and moisture. Use a soft, dry cloth for cleaning.
- Inspect the battery regularly for any signs of damage, such as bulges, leaks, or corrosion. If you notice any abnormalities, contact BG Electric’s service centre immediately.
- Ensure that the air cooling fan near the battery is free from obstructions. Remove any debris that may hinder proper airflow.
Apart from the above practices, be rest assured as the BG C12’s lithium-ion battery comes with 20+ battery safety features to give you and your family a safe commute.
Maintaining ideal charge levels
If you plan on going out for a 7-day trip while being an electric scooter owner, you must read this.
If you plan to store the BG C12 for an extended period, ensure the battery has a charge level between 30% and 50%. Keeping the battery completely drained out may adversely affect the health of the battery in the long run. Avoid draining out the battery completely after every ride and ensure full charge just before the battery reaches 5%.
By following these essential tips, you can ensure that your BG C12 lithium-ion battery remains in optimal condition, providing reliable performance and longevity. Taking care of your battery will not only extend its lifespan but also enhance your overall riding experience, ensuring safe and efficient commutes for you and your family.
Remember to consult the user manual provided by BG Electric for detailed instructions specific to your BG C12 e-scooter. Enjoy the freedom of electric mobility with the BG C12, made in India for a greener future.
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