How to Maximize the Battery Life of Your Electric Scooter
Your battery is one of the key components of your electric scooters, so it’s important to keep them running properly in the long run. All AnyHill e-scooters are equipped with High-Performance lithium-ion batteries with multiple safety features. Which offer greater capacity, longer life cycles, provide faster-riding speed, and more efficient charging compared to other options, like lead-acid batteries. With the proper care, your electric scooter battery should last for a long time.
Maintaining your electric scooter’s battery is key to optimizing your e-scooters performance, correct electric scooter battery maintenance is not hard at all. Please check the following for some advice on how to make your e-scooter battery last longer.
CHARGE YOUR BATTERY WHEN YOU CAN
First things first, fully depleting your e-scooters battery can be harmful to your e-scooter and may reduce its performance. Instead, you should charge your battery at every opportunity you get. This is because each e-scooter battery comes with between 500 – 1000 charge cycles, depending on the manufacturer. A full charge cycle is from 100% to 0% then back to 100% charge level. Depending on your daily commute, you may be able to travel between destinations multiple times with only one charge. somehow we strongly recommend you to keep your electric scooter’s charge level at above 50% (if possible), to get the maximum battery life.
USE THE CORRECT CHARGER
Electric scooter batteries come in many shapes and sizes, so do the chargers. Unfortunately, usable doesn’t always mean suitable. Each e-scooter battery will only be fully compatible with its designated charger, and even if it looks like it’s working, it may be charging improperly. Using the wrong charger may cause a malfunction of overcharging and undercharging protection module, in the long run, cause irreparable damage. Each UM-1 comes with an original charger from AnyHill, and you can always buy extra chargers if needed.
The ideal temperature for lithium batteries to operate is 80 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celcius). Due to the nature of these types of batteries, you will notice a significant decrease in range and performance if the temperature drops to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celcius), or below. Store your scooter inside, especially during cold weather, extremely cold temperatures will reduce the capacity of the battery which will impact your riding range. On the other hand, extremely hot temperatures may affect the battery as well, therefore you should store it at room temperature, ideally between 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celcius) for battery longevity. Always charge in a cool, ventilated area. Avoid charging your electric scooter under direct sunlight.
CHARGE BEFORE STORING YOUR SCOOTER AWAY
If you are storing your eScooter for a while, please remember to charge your electric scooter to a certain charge level before storing it. It can be harmful to your lithium-ion battery either fully deplete or fully charged before long-term storage. We recommend you charge your e-scooter to 60% before storing it. If you’re storing it away for more than a month, then it is important to check the battery status every 60 days and top up the charge to 60% if needed. Always store your electric scooter in a dry and safe place.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE CHARGING DISPLAY
Our chargers come with a charge indicator that shows the charging status. When the charging light displays in red, it means the battery is charging. When it turns green means the battery is fully charged and the charger automatically stops the charging process to protect your battery from overcharging.
Looking after your e-scooter battery is important in ensuring the best performance. By following our tips you’ll be on track to making sure your battery lasts a long time.