Have you recently gotten an electric scooter? If so, then there’s a good chance that you’re just getting to grips with how to use it and all of the other information that you need to know.
One of the main things that you will need to learn is how you actually charge your electric scooter. It can sometimes be challenging to know what to do at first, but thankfully we’re here to help! Here’s how you charge an electric scooter, and some answers to other questions that you may have.
How to Charge an Electric Scooter?
So, how do you charge an electric scooter? Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately – you should always check your manufacturer’s guidelines if you are able to do so.
This will give you the best indication of how you can charge your electric scooter, since some models may vary. It’s also a good idea to avoid charging the scooter immediately after you have used it. Wait a little while, or else you’ll be charging a hot battery which will affect the longevity of the scooter.
In most cases, however, charging an electric scooter is a simple task. After you have allowed the scooter to stand for around 15 minutes after use, you should then switch the scooter off.
When you have done this, get the charger for your scooter and plug it directly into the wall. You can then plug the other end into the scooter – make sure that you do it in this exact order.
When you have done this, the scooter will begin to charge and you can leave it to do it’s thing. Just make sure that you unplug it when it’s done.
How Long Does It Take to Fully Charge an Electric Scooter?
If you’re itching to get back to using your electric scooter, you will be pleased to know that it only tends to take around 2-4 hours to charge.
Some models will require more charging time than others – it’s worth looking for this information in the manufacturer’s guide to judge how long it will take your model of scooter to charge.
How To Charge an Electric Scooter Without a Charger?
Can you charge an electric scooter without the charger? Technically, yes – you will need to charge the batteries. Put some gloves and goggles on for safety, and then put the battery on a clear and dry surface. You then need to evacuate the chamber caps and fill them with deionized water.
Then, link the positive and negative terminals in the battery to the charger links, and switch it on. Look at the charge of the voltmeter in the process to see how it’s charging.
Eventually the battery will be fully charged, at which point the power should be switched off and the tops should be put on the chambers once more. These are the steps to charge the batteries – you then just need to put the batteries back into the scooter.
Can You Use a Laptop Charger to Charge an Electric Scooter?
While you may be tempted to whip out the charger for your phone or laptop to charge your electric scooter, it is really best that you avoid doing this.
Always make sure that you are charging the scooter either by charging the batteries or by charging it using the charger that it came with. Using the wrong charger can result in some serious damage to your scooter.
How Do I Know If My Electric Scooter Is Charging?
This will often vary depending on the scooter model in question, but it’s usually pretty simple to tell whether your electric scooter is charging or not.
Simply look at the scooter and the chances are that an indicator light will come on the scooter that will show you that the scooter is charging at that moment in time. The indicator light tends to be red, and occasionally it will flash while it charges. Eventually the light will turn green to indicate that it is finished.
What Do You Do When Your Electric Scooter Doesn’t Charge?
The first thing to do when your electric scooter doesn’t charge is to investigate why that may be the case. Is the charger itself broken, is there an issue with the battery? In most cases charging issues are a result of faults with the charger, so you may need to buy a new one.
If you are having issues with the scooter itself though and it’s still within its warranty period then it’s certainly worthwhile to speak with the manufacturer about getting a replacement model without any issues.
Can I Charge My Electric Scooter Overnight?
Technically there’s nothing stopping you from charging your scooter overnight. With that being said, it’s not recommended that you do so. In most cases your scooter isn’t going to need to charge for more than around 5 hours at a time, so you could end up over charging the scooter if you leave it on overnight.
If on the other hand you sleep for roughly the same duration of time that it would take to charge your scooter, then charging overnight isn’t the worst idea.
Can You Overcharge an Electric Scooter?
Yes, you can overcharge an electric scooter, and it’s very easy to do so. It is not, however, something that is recommended.
If you overcharge your electric scooter then you run the risk of permanently damaging the battery capacity, meaning that you will likely need to charge your scooter far more often than what would have otherwise been necessary.
The best thing to do is to ensure that the scooter only charges for the amount of time that it needs, and then take it off charge. You can also avoid damaging the battery by waiting for a while after you use the scooter before you put it on charge.
Charging an electric scooter is simple if you know how to do it! Hopefully the above information has answered all of the questions that you may have in relation to this topic. Now get back to enjoying your scooter!