Electric Scooter Chargers

Here’s an introduction to electric scooter chargers. We’ve got tips for how to charge your electric scooter, the pros and cons of standard chargers vs. fast chargers, and some smart charging practices to elongate the life of your e-scooter’s battery.

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Electric Scooter Chargers How-To's & FAQ's

Standard chargers

Using a standard charger (not rapid charger or fast charger) is the best way to maintain the longevity of the lithium ion battery in your electric scooter. The slower the rate of re-charge, the better for battery health.

Fast chargers

Using a standard charger (not rapid charger or fast charger) is the best way to maintain the longevity of the lithium ion battery in your electric scooter. The slower the rate of re-charge, the better for battery health.

How to charge an electric scooter

The best practice is to use the charger(s) provided with your scooter. Plug the charger into a power outlet first (a wall socket is best). Most chargers have an indicator light on the adapter, which will turn green when connected to a power source. Connect the charging cable to the port, tightening it down to ensure it has full contact. When charging, the indicator light will turn from green to red. When fully charged, the light will turn green. Remove the charger from the scooter immediately to prevent corrosion and long-term damage to the battery.

Electric scooter charge times

On average, it takes between 4 hours and 25 hours to fully charge electric scooters, depending on the battery’s capacity and the type of charger (standard or rapid). Estimate your electric scooter’s charge time by dividing the amp hours (Ah) of your battery by the amps (A) of your charger. For example, if your scooter’s battery is 60V 35 Ah and you have a 5A fast charger, it will take 35/5 = 7 hours to charge.

Can I buy and use a generic charger?

Using a quality charging adapter is a surefire way of avoiding electrical issues when charging your electric scooter, as the chargers are provided by the manufacturer and designed for specific models.

Universal chargers, caution against buying from unreliable/undisclosed sources as cannot guarantee they will not cause damage to your property (scooter and otherwise).

How can I optimize battery life?

Use the standard charger provided with your electric scooter for best performance

Keep scooter under 40% when storing for long periods, operate your scooter between 30-80% battery capacity in general to keep it in the sweet zone and increase battery life Don’t fully charge or discharge your scooter in an hour to preserve battery life.

Are li-ion batteries better than lead acid?

Does not need to be fully discharged to 0% before re-charging, as li-ion batteries do not have memory like some other batteries which require full discharging to maintain capacity.

How long does a battery last?

On average, an electric scooter battery lasts one to three years, and depends on the size of the battery, how well it is maintained, and most importantly the number of charge/discharge cycles.

Li-ion batteries can withstand 300 to 500 cycles before the battery’s capacity starts to degrade. They often have battery management systems (BMS) that prolong battery life by managing the charge/discharge process and preventing other issues.

What kind of battery does an electric scooter use?

Electric scooters run on electric batteries, specifically lithium ion (li-ion) batteries. Li-ion batteries last long, charge quickly, and have excellent energy density (exchange of energy for weight/size). Batteries are identified by voltage (V) and Amp hours (Ah).

The voltage is the number of battery cells in a pack. They have voltages starting from 36V up to 84V. The Amp hours indicate the energy that can be stored in the battery. Li-ion batteries are made of individual cells that are classified by size, like 18650 cells (18 mm x 65 mm) and 21700 cells (21 mm x 70 mm).

A battery’s capacity is often expressed in watt-hours (Wh), and provides an estimate of the amount of time the battery will last if one watt (1 W) of power is expended per hour. The larger the cells and pack, the greater the overall capacity.

For example, the EMOVE Cruiser has a 52V 30 Ah battery, meaning there are 52 cells (18650 cells) with 1560 Wh of capacity. The Dualtron Storm Limited has 84V 45 Ah battery (21700 cells) with 3024 Wh of capacity. All of our Dualtron electric scooters, EMOVE electric scooters, and Kaabo electric scooters use li-ion batteries with 18650 or 21700 cells manufactured by Samsung, LG, Dynavolt or another UL-certified provider.

Are all scooter batteries the same?

No, not all scooter batteries are the same, but they have similarities. All electric scooters are configured to function with a specific battery, motor controller(s), motor(s) and other electronics. To replace or swap batteries and avoid having to make additional modifications to the internal components, select a new li-ion battery from a reliable source (VoroMotors) that’s the same size (V/Ah) as the battery that came with the scooter.

Bear in mind that purchasing batteries from unverified sellers and manufacturers is dangerous, as established brands like LG and Samsung have certifications, technology and protocols in place that help ensure public safety. Each scooter brand may use different internal connectors for the battery, which can make components incompatible with models even though they have equivalent specs, so it’s important to know the products and how they work together to make substitutions.

Can you replace electric scooter batteries?

Yes, you can replace the battery in your electric scooter, with conditions. The battery, motors and motor controller must be configured for the same voltage to work properly, which includes upgrading the motor controller along with the battery and adjusting the P-settings.

The scooter’s wiring, some lights or electronics, and often the motor controller are fitted into the deck. For best performance, use the same type and size battery as the one that came with the scooter.

E-scooters can be upgraded with a bigger battery given it has compatible components, configuration and enough physical space.

Some budget electric scooters house the battery in the stem. Most electric scooter batteries are stored in the deck, and a few models have removable batteries.

Overall, electric scooter batteries are replaceable, making scooters easier to maintain long-term.

Are electric scooters a fire hazard?

Yes, it is possible, but unlikely with careful construction, proper use and storage. Li-ion batteries can explode or catch fire if there is physical damage to the pack or cells, it is exposed to extreme temperatures, or if the charge is outside of the battery’s voltage range.

For example, the voltage range for a battery with 18650 cells is between 2.5V and 4.2V. If the battery goes outside of the range (above or below) when the battery is being charged or discharged, it can cause overheating, smoking, and explosion.

This perceived volatility is why large li-ion batteries and products with them built-in can be difficult to ship, and why most airlines prohibit li-ion batteries over a certain size on flights.

The BMS in electric scooter batteries electronically keeps the battery within a safe voltage range by controlling the charging/discharging process, and preventing overcharging, which helps preserve battery life and thwart electrical accidents.