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How to Protect the Battery for Your Electric scooter

If you own a Varla electric scooter or you have a plan for the purchase, then you can learn more about the importance of a battery for the electric scooter.

The maintenance of the battery is important to prolonging the lifespan of your electric scooter. Therefore, you need to do the periodic maintenance of the battery. Also, maintenance knowledge is needed to storage and update, the lack of certain knowledge could lead to a wrong way and cause damage to the electric scooter.

In this article, we will share some of the best practices you can use to maximize the lifespan of your electric scooter battery.

 

How to Protect the Battery for Your Electric scooter
1. Cool Off Your Electric Scooter

Keep your electric scooter at a proper temperature is very important for the longevity of your electric scooter’s battery. When your electric scooter is in motion, the battery accumulates a lot of heat. If you put your battery on charge during this state, then it will collect more heat. Especially if you immediately use your electric scooter for another ride.

Always cool off your electric scooter in your garage after every trip. The battery must cool down before you put it on charge. Another good practice is to charge it during the night as it will cause less heat.

2. Park Your Electric Scooter in Dry Places

This is not hard to understand. If you own any electric equipment or device, you should keep it in a place that’s not damp. Moisture can compromise the functioning of your electric scooter and ruin the battery. Keeping the battery dry should be mandatory.

If you are in the middle of monsoon season, then you should park your scooter inside. The shelter will also protect the battery from exposure to sunlight which will prevent heat buildup. Be mindful of the external conditions when you take your scooter for a ride.

You need to be careful when washing your electric scooter, as sometimes water can make its way into the battery. 2. Park your electric scooter in dry places
This is not hard to understand. If you own any electric equipment or device, you should keep it in a place that’s not damp. Moisture can compromise the functioning of your electric scooter and ruin the battery. Keeping the battery dry should be mandatory.

If you are in the middle of monsoon season, then you should park your scooter inside. The shelter will also protect the battery from exposure to sunlight which will prevent heat buildup. Be mindful of the external conditions when you take your scooter for a ride.

You need to be careful when washing your electric scooter, as sometimes water can make its way into the battery. You can check this blog “How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Varla Scooter” to learn more.

3. Use the Original Charger

Another thing to avoid doing is using chargers that were not meant for your electric scooters. This can compromise the functioning of your electric scooter battery in the long term. Spare chargers are not as good as the original chargers. When you lose your original charger, your first priority should be to buy the one for your model.

The same goes for your electric scooter batteries. If you get your battery replaced, you should visit the service center and buy the battery that was meant for your electric scooter model. The compatibility between the battery and the electric scooter is crucial for optimal functioning and longevity.

4. Keep it Charge When in Store

This is crucial for the long-term health of your electric scooter battery. Many people don’t maintain the batteries that are not in use and thus end up diminishing their capacity and lifespan. This is something that you need to avoid.

If you are planning on storing your electric scooter battery, then you should make sure that it is fully charged. While it’s in storage, the battery should be periodically charged after every 15 days if you are using a lead-acid battery.

If you are using a lithium-ion battery, then you can recharge it once every month. This avoids sulphation and capacity loss of your battery plate.

5. Clean Your Battery

As discussed above, periodic maintenance and routine checkups are necessary for prolonging the lifespan of your electric scooter battery. You need to clean the scooter whenever you get the time thoroughly. Make sure not to use a high-pressure washer to clean your electric scooter. Instead, you should go for a wet cloth.

While washing, avoid getting close to wires, batteries, and other electrical components of the electric scooter. Cleaning the battery and connecting wires will avoid leakage. If you want them to function optimally, you need to keep them dry. To clean the battery surface, use a dry cloth. Do not use any solvents to clean your battery or connecting wires.

If you think your battery is damaged, then you should replace it. Regular checkups will allow you to detect these issues in your electric scooter. Check the terminals and connecting wires. Ensure that everything is tightly connected. Also, make sure that no metal debris gets near your electric scooter battery.

7. Avoid overcharging and deep discharging

Draining the battery to its large can lead to problems in the long term. You should avoid doing so even when you are stepping out for a quick ride. Ensure your battery is fully charged when you go for a ride. Continuously draining your electric scooter battery to its last charge will reduce the electric scooter’s lifespan.

 

The overall lifespan of an electric scooter battery depends on the model and the type of the battery. Two types of batteries are available in the market, lithium-ion battery and lead-acid battery. Lithium-ion batteries come with a 36-month warranty and will cause no problems for 48 months to 50 months.

 

On the other hand, a lead-acid battery comes with a 12-month warranty and comfortably runs for 18 months to 24 months without causing any issues. As long as you are not overcharging the scooter or draining the battery, it will last as long as expected.

 

7. Service center checkups

Though many issues can be fixed at home, it’s helpful to take your electric scooter to the service center so the electric scooter can be closely inspected. The service center has professionals who will give you the right advice on handling your scooter battery.

 

 


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