Electric scooter maintenance guide to keep it in the best condition – Part 2

By | May 13, 2018

Electric scooter maintenance guide to keep it in the best condition – Part 2

This second article will guide the maintenance steps to help your electric scooter guarantee the best performance.

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Nowadays battery technology develops very fast and you may need to consider special on your electric scooter batteries. And most good quality electric scooters use lithium-ion batteries. High-performance and compact lithium-ion batteries. Previously produced batteries have a lot of lead in it. But advances in battery technology have helped power scooters grow throughout their history.

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At present, the battery is sleeker, stronger. So they have the ability to provide long lasting and efficient energy for consumer devices. All batteries have a specific lifespan and their ability to decrease significantly over time. However, in this article will give you insight on how to maintain battery performance. When you have researched in the field will give you ways to ensure the longevity and performance of the electric scooter battery. Here is a detailed outline of the key elements that you need to keep in mind.

Temperature

In terms of electrical engineering, temperature plays a big role in the way electrical current operators. Most good quality electric scooters use lithium-ion battery technology. Because they have an optimal operating range at room temperature. If the temperature is extremely cold or extremely high, it will cause the battery to operate poorly. You should keep your lithium-ion battery in a temperature close to 75 degrees F for the best battery life. You side apply this knowledge to the maintenance of your electric scooter by storing electric scooters indoors. Also, your electric scooter should stay away from high temperature sources.

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Depth Of Discharge

Depth Of Discharge (DoD) is a definition used to describe the percentage of discrepancies in battery operation. Depth of Discharge (DoD) is an alternate method to indicate a battery’s charge state (SoC). For example, DoD is 50%, this is described using half the full battery before recharging. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that frequent use of approximately 50% maximum battery life will have a DoD limitation. In other words, try dropping 50% of your battery before recharging it during your daily use. Your purchase of an electric scooter can reach your daily use range within 50% of the battery. This is definitely an ideal decision for you.

State Of Charge

State Of Charge (SoC) of the battery can be the equivalent of a fuel gauge found on gasoline vehicles today. SoC is normally used when discussing the current state of a battery in use, while DoD is most often seen when discussing the lifetime of the battery after repeated use. Your electric scooter has a SoC or 50% like making your electric scooter a half fuel tank. In fact, research has shown that battery storage with a full charge gives the battery life of the longest. And this research means charging your electric scooter should be what you need to do with every ride on the street. In case your battery is only 25% after the ride, you should recharge immediately. This habit will allow the battery of the electric scooters at 100% SoC level. This means fueling your car after riding.

Charger

We recommend using the manufacturer’s battery charger specified. This will help the battery of the electric scooter work effectively and reduce life expectancy. Electric scooters will come with a variety of batteries and battery sizes. Make sure there is no universal charger for all models of electric scooters. If you use an older charger, chargers from other electric scooters or chargers are not approved, it could cause the battery to overcharge. The battery rating will be based on the key indicators. There are three important indicators: Ampere-Per-Hour (Ah), Voltage (V) and Power (W).

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Brake

The ability to stop your car is really important when you want to ride an electric scooter on the street. If the electric scooters are different, there are different braking methods. Such as calipers, forced brakes and disc brakes. Depending on the type of electric scooter brakes, you will have some specific test steps. We recommend that you consult the manufacturer’s recommended rider. Below you will find the experience to perform the overall braking test of the electric scooter. In short, the braking system of the electric scooter is the most important when it comes to the safety of the rider.

Tighten Brake Cables

Some electric scooters have brake systems that are independent of their cabling system. So you have to have some precautionary measures to take if your electric scooter falls into that situation. You will need to follow the maintenance instructions listed in the manufacturer’s instructions. In addition, you should check the brakes before you ride it on the street. These preventive measures can be implemented very simply. For example, when you ride an electric scooter a few meters and you do the “brake test”. This will ensure a safer ride for you. And it also gives you a great deal of attention on any brake system problem. There may be some potential problems that affect your safety and enjoyment.

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Replace Worn Brake Pads

Whether your electric scooter uses a caliper or disc brakes, they all involve the use of brake pads. These parts of the electric scooters will cause the wheel to apply friction when traveling to slow down the speed. The brake pads will gradually cling to during your electric scooter. This is a normal event for electric scooters. However, you should always check the level at which it is occurring when using an electric scooter. You should check the brake pads of your electric scooter once a week. This test is to ensure your vehicle stays in top condition. In case you start hearing a metallic noise or your electric scooter informs you of an inadequate braking response then you should immediately check the brake pads.

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Bleeding & Flushing Brake Fluids

Today there are several electric scooters that use disc brakes deployed according to the hydraulic caliper system. The difference in this system differs from the cable brake system in that the braking system is closed. It can not be adjusted by turning screws, bolts or couplings. Also, if your electric scooter uses a hydraulic brake system, there will be a liquid container located near the rear brake.

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We advise you to regularly check the liquid container. Doing this is to ensure that your electric scooter will have sufficient fluid before driving off the road. You should note that sometimes the air can be trapped in the cable system. This will form a congestion that results in a reduction in pressure due to hydraulic forces.

You should accumulate more experiences to help the electric scooter’s brakes react effectively when you rode the electric scooters. If your electric scooter does not belong to this category, you should consult with another user or repair supplier. And you should have more responsibility and regular maintenance of the disc brakes better.

This article is part 2 of the Electric Scooter Maintenance Guide. You can refer to part 1 here and part 3 (final) here.