How To Protect Battery In Your Electric Scooter
Electric vehicles are beginning to see a steady rise in India and with many brands taking the electric route, it is a good sign for the environment.
Investing in an electric scooter is a smart decision as it helps reduce pollution, but on the other hand it is also important to maintain the battery. Considering your scooter will not be consuming fuel, protecting the battery is very important.
In this article, we will break down some ways on how you can protect the battery in your electric scooter.
Avoid Deep Discharge And Overcharge
Avoid draining the battery to its last charge as this affects its overall health. Even if you step out for a short ride, ensure the battery is charged. Continuous drainage of the battery will lead to less mileage and lower lifespan.
The overall life in an electric scooter battery is very important and both the BGuass B8 and A2 models come with two battery options. Lithium-ion battery and lead-acid battery. A lead-acid battery has a 12 months warranty that can comfortably run for 18 months to 24 months without any worries of replacement. On the other hand, a lithium battery has a 36 months warranty and can comfortably run for 48 months to 50 months. Overcharge or leaving the battery to be charged all night could cut its life. Treat the battery right and it will work just fine for years.
Cooling Is Important
After every trip, make sure your electric scooter cools off. When the scooter is in motion, the battery gets hot and if you immediately charge it after usage it will build up more heat. Excessive heat could lead to damage of your battery. It’s mandatory for the scooter to cool down before you begin the charging process. Another tip would be to charge your scooter at the night during the summer season. As the temperature soars during the day, charging your electric scooter battery at night would cause less heat.
Park At The Right Location
It is not rocket science to know why you have to make sure your battery should always be dry. Always park it under covered parking during monsoon season. Covered parking will also stop direct sunlight which will keep the scooter cool. No matter how carefully you charge your scooter and maintain it, outside conditions also play a huge role. Negative conditions could damage the battery, so it’s better to be prepared.
Always Use Original Stock
When charging your scooter, ensure you use the original charger that is designed for your model. Using a spare and cheap charger will not be a good option in the long run. During the replacement of your battery, visit the service centre and use the original batteries of the manufacturers.
Charge And Store
When the battery is in storage, the battery should be fully charged and stored, and periodically recharged every 15 days for lead acid and 1 month for lithium ion to avoid sulphation and capacity loss of the battery plate.
Keep The Battery Clean
Routine checks are important for your scooter and battery. Although it is advised to avoid using a high-pressure washer for electric scooter, you can use a wet cloth. Keep the battery and connecting wires dry and clean to avoid leakage. Regularly clean the battery surface and connected wires with a dry cloth. Do not use organic solvents to wipe. If the appearance of the battery is adversely affected, it should be replaced immediately. Check the terminals regularly and there should be no looseness. Remove oxides from the terminals and wire joints, and strictly prohibit metal debris and other debris from entering the battery.
Unlike fuel-based scooters, you can easily charge the battery of your BGauss electric scooter. But on a safer note, it is mandatory to get a checkup of the complete scooter. You need to visit the BGauss service centre as per the service schedule for a regular battery health check-up.
Batteries are a much better alternative to fuels with respect to environmental pollution and health hazards. The batteries used in BGauss electric scooter can be recharged for a couple of years and post that there is also a process defined to recycle the batteries.
Electric scooters are the future of transportation as they are convenient, cost-effective, and easy to use. These are some of the most important ways on how you can protect the battery in your electric scooter. Electric scooters are like any other vehicle, you have to take complete care of it and they will last for many years.