B A T T E R I E S
How often must I charge the batteries?
Two major factors must be considered when deciding how often to charge your batteries: all day Scooter use on
a daily basis and infrequent Scooter use.
With these considerations in mind, you can determine just how often and for how long you should charge your
batteries. We designed the onboard charger so that it does not overcharge the batteries; however, you may
encounter some problems if you do not charge your batteries often enough and if you do not charge them on a
regular basis. Following the five guidelines below provides safe and reliable battery operation and charging.
1. If you use your Scooter daily, charge the batteries as soon as you finish using it for the day. Your Scooter will
be ready each morning to give you a full day of service. We recommend you charge the batteries for 8 to
14 hours after daily use.
2. If you use your Scooter once a week or less, charge the batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours at a
3. Keep the batteries fully charged.
4. Avoid deeply discharging the batteries.
5. Do not charge the batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely will you have ideal driving conditionssmooth, flat, hard driving surfaces with no wind or curves. You will
often face hills, footpath cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind. All of these driving
conditions affect the distance or running time per battery charge. The following are a few suggestions for obtaining
the maximum range per battery charge.
n Always fully charge your batteries prior to your daily use.
n Maintain 30 psi (pounds per square inch) in all of your tyres.
n Plan your route ahead to avoid as many hills, cracked, broken, or soft surfaces as possible.
n Limit your baggage weight to essential items.
n Try to maintain an even speed while your Scooter is in motion.
n Avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type and size of battery should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both sealed lead-acid (SLA) and gel
cell are deep-cycle batteries that are similar in performance in your Scooter. Do not use wet-cell batteries, which
have removable caps.
CAUTION! Do not remove the caps from sealed batteries. Water cannot be added to sealed
batteries. Cap removal voids the battery warranty and may cause damage to the batteries and to
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