How to take care of your battery
To ensure long life and maximum distance with your scooter or electric bike, look no further than the performance of its battery as a key component to getting you where you want to go. Generally, a battery will need to be replaced in two to three years, after 300 to 400 cycles of charging and discharging. A regular quality battery that is properly charged and maintained will go a long way toward helping you get the most from your mobility scooter. Failing to take the proper maintenance and charging procedures could shorten the battery life and even leave you stranded with an inoperable scooter.
Recharge the batteries immediately after every ride to get the most life out of your scooter's batteries. Leaving a scooter battery in a partially discharged state for any amount of time lowers the useful life of the battery.
To get the longest life out of your electric scooter or electric bicycle batteries recharge them after every ride, even very small rides. After short rides you can recharge the batteries immediately, however after long rides it is best to wait around 30 minutes to let the batteries cool down before recharging them. Leaving an electric scooter or electric bicycle battery pack in a partially discharged state for more than a few hours of time may cause internal oxidation of the batteries which lowers the useful lifespan of the batter pack. Protect your batteries from extreme heat and cold. It can permanently damage them.
Recharge the batteries at least every 3 months while the scooter is in storage.
If you plan on not using your scooter for an extended period, disconnect the battery from the mobility scooter and make sure it is fully charged. When an electric scooter or electric bike is in storage recharge the batteries at least every 3 months. If they are not recharged at least every 3 months the batteries will internally oxidize causing a shortened battery lifespan and a lower mileage range for the electric scooter or electric bike.
- Avoid storing your scooter in places where it can be exposed to extreme temperatures, either too hot or too cold.
- Never charge a battery that has been inadvertently exposed to freezing temperatures until you allow it to return to room temperature
- If you remove the battery from your bike DO NOT store it on a concrete or metal surface, place the battery on a wood or other non-conductive surface. Batteries stored on concrete or metal will discharge over time.
Do not throw your old electric scooter or bicycle batteries in the trash.
Drop off your old used scooter batteries at a local recycling center that accepts used car batteries or at any auto parts store that accepts used batteries for proper disposal. When you recycle your electric scooter batteries they will be made into brand new batteries again.