Summer is here, and it’s the perfect season to head out on your electric scooter and visit your favorite travel spots. It’s the season when you want to plan a trip, go to the beach or take your electric scooter out for a quick ride. As the summer season progresses, say yes to fun, but also remember to follow a few tips to maintain your electric scooter and ensure maximum safety.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
1. Purchase a helmet that is properly ventilated
An adequately ventilated helmet is great to help cool you off during summers. Most helmets come with a plush padding that reduces sweat and contributes to the hygiene of the rider. An adequately ventilated helmet would also allow continuous airflow and make your ride enjoyable!
2. It’s a big NO to charge your scooter right after a ride
While riding any scooter during summer, you’ll notice your vehicle is heating up because of the weather. You might see that your scooter needs to be charged during your ride, but it’s essential that once you’ve reached your destination, you don’t instantly charge your scooter’s battery and give it some breathing space to cool off. It is advisable to give your scooter’s battery at least 30 minutes to cool off before charging. This way, you can avoid any possible damage to the battery and prolong your battery’s life span. Both BG B8, and A2 come with cell balancing, temperature control, overcharging protection, and other features that make maintenance of your scooter a piece of cake! While the new BG D15 provides 20+ battery safety features to give you a safe riding experience.
3. Charge your electric scooter in a well-ventilated environment
Be mindful of where you charge your e-scooter; a room or storage space with temperatures below 30°C and more than 10°C would be ideal. It’s also good to check your unit’s specifications because the perfect temperature may vary by brand or model. Keeping your battery in a place with stable and non-extreme temperatures will help your electric scooter perform better over time and reduce the adverse effects that can be caused by charging under the direct sun.
4. Don’t keep your battery inside the scooter if you’re getting your scooter cleaned
Keep in mind to remove any detachable parts of your electric scooter and clean them separately to avoid too much contact with water. You should also ensure not to use solvents or high-pressure water while washing your vehicle as this may cause damage. At BGauss Electric, our models BG D15, B8 and A2 are equipped with IP67 rated batteries, making them waterproof. Yet like any other electronic device, it is best to take utmost precaution. We recommend not immersing the battery in water or riding in water logged areas for an extended period.
5. Always use the charger given by the company to recharge your battery
It is essential to use the charger given by the company, as using the same charger would help maintain your scooter’s performance and prolong its lifespan. Using a low-quality alternative may seem affordable initially, but it could hamper the performance and damage the lifespan of your battery over time.
6. Few other things to consider when charging your battery
i. Do not keep your charger or any object over the battery
ii. Take utmost care of the battery. Do not drop it or throw it as it may cause dents.
Reach out to your dealer if you observe any of the following:
a. Physical damage or dents to the battery
b. Abnormal behaviour like – a condition where the battery is not charging, vehicle stops abruptly, or the battery emits smell or odour.
c. Battery Wetness or Water intrusion in the battery.
In all, maintaining your electric scooter’s battery is as simple as maintaining any other electronic device. Especially with the tech-savvy features like cell equalization and individual cell monitoring offered by BGauss Electric that makes maintenance of your e-scooter seamless! In case of any queries or doubts, we also provide continuous support to our customers to help them make well-guided decisions and give an overall pleasant experience.