As a beginner, buying an electric scooter is quite exciting. Still, just like any other electronic device, you have to take steps to protect its battery life to ensure longevity. As a generation who uses their phones for almost everything, we are quite accustomed to charging our phones on the go and use the same techniques while charging the batteries of our electric scooter. If you are one of those people, this blog is for you. Besides learning how to ride an electric scooter, you need to understand the ideal battery type and methods to correctly charge and monitor your battery.
Two of the most commonly used batteries are lithium-ion batteries and lead-acid batteries. The former has a higher capacity per unit volume than the latter and is portable too. BGauss B8 is powered by Lithium-ion batteries and takes just 3 hours to charge completely.
Since the battery of an electric scooter is an integral part of its system, it will last longer if you take good care of it.
Here are a few tips to charge your electric scooter’s battery
1) Read the manual provided by the manufacturer carefully:
The method of charging an e-scooter varies from model to model and brand to brand. Some e-scooters have built-in batteries; thus, you have to plug the charger directly into the scooter. However, BGauss e-scooter has portable batteries, making the process considerably easier. The lithium-ion battery used in BGauss B8 is removable and can be charged at a regular 5A socket. All you have to do is plug the charger directly into the power outlet first and then into your e-scooters charging port. We recommend you read the manual provided by the manufacturer to understand best how to charge your e-scooter.
2) Always keep the battery of your e-scooter and its connecting wires clean:
Wipe the battery surface and its connecting wires with a dry cloth regularly as it will prevent any leakages and help keep your battery clean. Avoid using organic solvents as it may be harmful. Listen to your instinct; if the battery’s appearance looks like it’s deteriorating, it should be replaced as soon as possible.
3) Check the terminals for looseness regularly: While this is a checkpoint you might miss, it is essential to check the terminal for looseness and remove any oxides from the terminals and wire joints regularly.
4) Use the original charger: How many times have you faced a situation where you have lost or broken your phone’s charger and have had to buy a new one? We recommend you don’t do that in the case of your electric scooter since the voltage for different chargers varies and can damage your battery. Instead, the best option is to repair the old charger of your electric scooter or buy a new one from the same company.
5) Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures: Remember to charge your e-scooter in a dry room at room temperature for better care. During winters, avoid charging it in outdoor settings. And in summers, ensure the battery of your e-scooter is not exposed to extreme heat as it may permanently damage your battery or other electronic parts. For extra protection, BGauss e-scooters come with temperature control, overcharging protection, over-discharging protection and many other features that can keep your battery safe and you stress-free!
6) Do not ride immediately after charging your e-scooter: The battery of your e-scooter may still be heated after charging it; hence we recommend that you wait for a few minutes before storming off onto the next ride. As exciting as that may be, we’re confident that this practice of resistance can help prolong the battery life of your e-scooter.
7) Regular servicing: Since the mechanics of electric scooters are relatively simple, they can be easily fixed, cutting down on the repair cost of your electric scooter. However, regularly getting a check-up of your e-scooter is essential to be on the safer side. At BGauss, we recommend customers visit the service centre as per the service schedule for a regular battery health check-up.
Batteries are a better alternative to fuel as they reduce environmental pollution and health hazards. The batteries used in BGauss electric scooters can be recharged for a couple of years, and post that, there is also a process defined to recycle the batteries. If you’re looking for an e-scooter that is easy to charge and ride, then BGauss B8 is the right choice. Its battery is IP67 rated, making it suitable for every weather condition and has a 3-year warranty too. Plus, if you incorporate the tips mentioned above to charge your electric scooter, you can preserve its battery life for years to come.