How to protect your scooter battery in Winter
The lithium ion batteries are the most expensive part of the electric scooter. This article teaches you how to prolong the life of your lithium ion batteries.
With the growing number of electric scooter enthusiasts, also comes growing concern on the longevity of the e-scooter and its parts. When we say parts, the typical concern is over the battery life and the cost of replacing it. Worry no longer, as we will share with you today the ins and outs of the battery you will normally find in e- scooters, and how to care for them – and hopefully extend their life.
Lithium Batteries, the optimal choice.
When deciding on your electric scooter, it is important to go for one that uses a Lithium based battery, over one that uses Lead Acid. Compared to Lead Acid, Lithium batteries are known to have longer life cycles, weigh less, are more maintenance free and are known to charge faster.
Thankfully, we do not need to worry too much about this, as majority of the E-Scooters around are already using Lithium Batteries, such as the MyWay, E-Twow or JACK.
Understanding your lithium battery’s life
All batteries degrade over time with use, this applies to handphone batteries, computer batteries and also e-scooter batteries. Companies typically take the conservative approach and tend to specify their batteries at lasting 300-500 cycles. A charge cycle means using all of the battery’s power, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a single charge. For instance, you could use your scooter for an hour or more one day, using half its charge, and then recharge it fully. If you did the same thing the next day, it would count as one charge cycle, not two, so it may take several days to complete a cycle.
You can use your battery after it reaches its maximum cycle count, but you may notice a reduction in your battery life. Typically, what this means is the capacity of the battery will begin to drop after the specified life cycle capacity. For a gauge, refer to this table extracted from www.batteryuniversity.com