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Electric Scooter Repair Help > Battery Charger User Guide

 

Battery Charger User Guide

 

Battery Charger User Guide

  • Plug the battery charger into the electric scooter, bike, go kart, or vehicle before plugging it into the wall outlet. When charging is complete unplug the charger from the wall outlet before unplugging it from the vehicle. This will prolong the life of the battery charger and also help to prevent sparking between the battery charger's output plug and the charger port to prolong the life of these parts.

  • To get the most life out of your batteries recharge them after every ride, even very small rides. Leaving an electric vehicle's battery in a partially discharged state lowers the useful lifespan of the battery.

  • When a an electric scooter, bike, go kart, or vehicle is in storage or not being used frequently recharge the batteries every 30 days.

  • Some battery chargers are for standard SLA (Sealed Lead-Acid) batteries and other are for Lithium (Li-ion, LiFePO4, and LiPo) batteries. The right type of battery charger needs to be used with the corresponding  type of battery or battery pack. Any brand of SLA battery charger may be used on any electric scooter, bike, go kart, or vehicle that uses SLA batteries as long as the output Voltage and Amp rating plus Connector and Connectors Terminal Polarities are the same as the vehicles original battery charger. Battery chargers for Lithium (Li-ion, LiFePO4, and LiPo) batteries need to have the same output Voltage and Amp rating plus Connector and Connectors Terminal Polarities as the vehicles original battery charger. We have a chart on our LiFePO4, Li-ion and LiPo Battery Chargers page that can help with determining the correct Lithium battery charger Voltage for different batteries and battery packs.

  • We sell automatic "smart" battery chargers which are designed so that they can and will not charge faulty batteries. This is a safety feature. If an worn out, faulty, or overdischarged battery is attempted to be charged it could overheat and damage the equipment that it is located in.

  • Good SLA batteries bounce back above their rated Voltage level within a few minutes after being discharged. If a SLA battery's Voltage does not bounce back above its rated Voltage level within a few minutes after being discharged then it is usually faulty or worn out.

  • Sometimes riders and rental stores want to use their electric scooters, bikes, go karts, and vehicles which have SLA batteries for more than one battery cycle per day so they use battery chargers with a higher Amp rating than the original battery charger. These quick rate battery chargers are typically rated in the 3 Amp through 6 Amp power output range and recharge most electric scooter battery packs in 2-3 hours, however they will slightly lower the longevity of the battery pack when compared to using a slower rate battery charger. For fast charging Lithium (Li-ion, LiFePO4, and LiPo) batteries use only a battery charger with the same Voltage rating and a higher Amp rating that the vehicle's manufacturer approves for use with the vehicle.

  • To preserve the life of the SLA batteries use a standard rate battery charger whenever possible. If a vehicle is driven for more than one battery cycle per day then using a smaller battery charger overnight, and a larger battery charger during the day is the best solution.

  • Do not use automotive or motorcycle battery chargers to charge SLA or Lithium batteries. These type of battery chargers are designed for charging wet cell lead-acid batteries and if used on SLA or Lithium batteries may cause permanent damage to the battery and equipment due to overcharging and overheating of the batteries.

Common Battery Charger Indicator Light Guide

When the battery charger is plugged into the wall and not plugged into the charger port the light will turn green. We recommend plugging the battery charger into the charger port first and then into the wall to help prevent damage to the charger plug and port from sparking.
When the battery charger is plugged into the charger port and plugged into the wall the red light will glow during the first and second stages of the charging cycle which are the bulk charging and absorption charging stages.
When the battery is charged between 90%-95% the light will turn green This is the third stage of the charging cycle which is the saturation stage. We recommended to continue charging the battery for 2-3 hours after the light turns green to achieve optimal charge saturation. The maximum amount of time we recommend charging the battery for in the saturation stage is 48 hours.

 

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