Electric Scooter Battery Safety Tips and Maintenance Guide
As we all know, electric scooters need to be charged, so how do we charge them? Should I choose indoors or outdoors?
The battery is one of the most important components of an electric scooter. At present, in the electric scooter market, lithium batteries account for a relatively high proportion. Compared with lead-acid batteries, which only have a lifespan of 1 to 3 years, the lifespan of lithium batteries is generally within 5 to 10 years. Although no maintenance is required, the battery life can be maintained at about 5 years as long as it is used properly. But if you want to use it for more than 10 years, maintaining the battery is essential, which can not only increase durability, but also improve safety.
Prevent Battery Over-Discharge and Overcharge
The normal cycle charge and discharge times of lithium-ion batteries are about 500 to 800 times. Lithium-ion batteries at the end of their life should be recycled and disposed of in accordance with local laws. Do not leave the device completely without power. This may permanently damage the Li-Ion battery if the Li-Ion battery is too low. So you can plug it in and charge it whenever it is convenient for you. Some people claim that the lithium-ion battery needs to be fully charged for 12 hours for the first time, but lithium-ion batteries do not do this, and such practices will affect the service life of lithium-ion batteries. Under normal circumstances, when the battery is too low, there will be reminders on the indicator of the e-scooter and the display screen of the remote control. Cause damage to the lithium battery structure. Plus, just charge it up. Although the lithium battery will not be overcharged, it has internal circuit protection, the biggest fear of the lithium battery is the problem of overheating, the temperature exceeding 40 degrees will reduce the power that the lithium-ion battery can charge into.
Always Use a Compatible Charger
Use a suitable charger to charge and avoid high current. The chemical activity of lithium batteries is much more lively than that of lead-acid batteries, and the requirements for chargers are higher. Once a non-brand charger or an unsuitable fast charger is used, it will not only affect the service life of the lithium battery itself, but also seriously cause overheating. Cause the diaphragm to break and short circuit and explode. If the charger is lost or damaged and cannot be charged, you can re-purchase a suitable rechargeable e-scooter's battery on the official website.
Avoid Extreme Temperature and Confined Charging
Please charge the battery indoors at an ambient temperature between 5°C and 35°C. If the battery temperature is lower than 0°C or higher than 60°C, the battery will not be charged. In addition, please do not use the battery when the ambient temperature is lower than −10°C or higher than 40°C. Failure to do so may damage the battery or impair battery performance. When the battery temperature is 0°C~15°C and 45°C~60°C, the battery capacity may decrease and the charging time may increase. Typically, battery charge capacity decreases in low temperature environments. When charging the electric scooter, remember not to charge it in a high temperature environment or in a closed space. This not only depletes the service life of the battery, but also poses a safety hazard. It is recommended that you try to charge at night in summer when the temperature is high. At this time, the ambient temperature is relatively low and can reach the best lithium battery charging temperature of about 25°C. Although the low temperature resistance of lithium batteries is better than that of lead-acid batteries when they are discharged, the damage to batteries at low temperatures is actually greater when they are charged. Because once the temperature is lower than 0°C, the lithium battery will precipitate "lithium dendrites". Its appearance not only affects the battery life, but if it is too much, it may also puncture the diaphragm in the lithium battery, increasing the risk of spontaneous combustion. Contrary to choosing to charge at night in high temperature weather, charge in the low temperature environment in winter, try to charge in the daytime, in most places in our country, even in winter, the daytime temperature is generally not lower than 0 ℃, so that the charging will reduce the damage to the e-scooter's lithium battery harm.
Avoid Charging When the Battery Is Overheated
Lithium batteries are actually the same as lead-acid batteries, which are both afraid of cold and heat, and lithium batteries will release heat during charging and discharging. In order to avoid excessive heat, boarders should pay attention, please do not charge the electric scooter immediately after riding it, and charge it after at least 30 minutes.
Do Not Wet the Battery
It is strictly forbidden to expose the battery to any liquid, do not immerse the electric scooter in water or get it wet. Do not use the machine in the rain or in a humid environment, otherwise it will cause dangers such as battery self-ignition. This is basic common sense, but sometimes you ride in the rain due to cloudy or cloudy weather. Please pay attention to find a safe place in time for rainy weather, and dry the surface of the electric scooter that is wet by the rain in time to prevent rainwater from seeping into the battery. box.
Do Not Disassemble the Internal Battery
Do not disassemble the battery and controller or install or remove the battery if you are not very sure about the skills in electrical disassembly. If your electric scooter cannot be started and you suspect that the battery is damaged, it is best to purchase a replacement of the same model for replacement, or consult the technical service of the brand of scooter.
Avoid Storing With Full Charge, Charge Regularly During Long-Term Storage
If the electric scooter will not be used for a long time, it is recommended to take out the battery and store it in a cool and dry place with an ambient temperature between 15°C and 25°C. Do not store batteries in extremely hot or cold places. When the electric scooter's lithium battery needs to be stored for a long time, it is necessary to charge the battery to about 80% and unplug the power supply (do not charge to 100%). In this case, it can be stored for about three months without too much damage to the lithium battery Big damage. If it is left for too long, it needs to be recharged halfway, and it can be charged to 50%.
If unfortunately a fire occurs indoors, disconnect the charging power supply as soon as possible and move the product outdoors under the condition of ensuring your own safety, and extinguish the fire with water-based fire extinguishing agent or sand.
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