What are the tips for charging an electric scooter?
The most commonly used batteries
Mangosteen electric scooters are lithium batteries and lead (gel) batteries. However, the lead (gel) battery is mainly used in the cheaper citycoco electric scooter. The lead (gel) batteries are considerably heavier and larger than the lithium batteries and deliver less power. Partly due to the low weight of the lithium citycoco electric scooter, many scooters are now equipped with removable lithium batteries. This makes it possible to take the batteries to a location where they can be (optimally) charged.
Charging an electric chopper motorcycle
Regular charging of the battery will extend the life of the battery. Each electric chopper motorcycle comes standard with a battery charger. Only use the supplied battery charger. The electric charging unit is a fragile product and must be protected at all times during transport. A blanket or other damping material to protect the charger is therefore desirable. An extra battery charger is recommended for commuting use of your electric chopper motorcycle, a battery charger at home and one for work.
To get the most out of the batteries, be sure to observe the following points:
- Do not wait until the battery is completely empty, this is bad for the life of the battery!
- Do not discharge beyond 80% capacity.
- In general, this comes to 10.5 Volt per battery.
- Better products often have electronic controllers that prevent a deep discharge.
- Recharge the battery every day, even though it is not empty, this ensures less wear. Do not leave it in a discharged state, this will not do the battery any good.
- Place the battery charger and batteries in a dry and ventilated area.
- Do not cover the battery charger during charging, otherwise the fan will not be able to provide cooling.
- If the citycoco e scooter is not used for a longer period of time, always store it with a full battery.
- Batteries should be charged once a month or use an electronic charger that automatically switches to trickle charging, making it safe to leave the battery connected. It is best to discharge the battery before this action. As a result, the charger will initially deliver a higher degree of charge, which is good for the battery.Charging and storing a battery in the winter months is preferably done in a heated room. Low temperatures have a negative effect on the functioning of the battery. Make sure that the battery temperature does not fall below 10 degrees Celsius. Discharged batteries can freeze, charged batteries cannot.