V I . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
Your scooter requires two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free.
They are recharged by an onboard charging system.
n Charge your scooters batteries prior to using it for the first time.
n Keep the batteries fully charged to keep your scooter running smoothly.
n Use only the onboard battery charger supplied with your scooter.
READING YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE
The battery condition meter on the control console assembly indicates the approximate strength of your
batteries using a color code. See figure 10. Green indicates fully charged batteries, yellow a draining
charge, and red indicates that an immediate recharge is necessary. To ensure the highest accuracy, the battery
condition meter should be checked while operating your scooter at full speed on a dry, level surface.
You can also check the charge by the ammeter, located at the rear of the scooter near the charger power cord
receptacle. The charger power cord must be plugged into a standard wall outlet in order to obtain a reading.
When the amperage reading is at or near zero (0) amps, the batteries have a full charge. See figure 11.
Figure 10. Battery Condition Meter
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
Follow these easy steps to charge your batteries safely:
WARNING! Never use an extension cord to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger
directly into a properly wired standard wall outlet.
WARNING! Removal of the grounding prong can create an electrical hazard. If necessary
properly install an approved 3-prong adaptor to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged plug
access. Failure to heed could result in personal injury and or property damage.
1. Position your scooter close to a standard wall outlet.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Make certain that the manual freewheel lever is in the drive (down) position.
4. Plug the charger power cord into the charger power cord receptacle on your scooter.
5. Extend the charger power cord and plug it into the wall outlet. It is recommended that you charge your
batteries for 8 to 14 hours.
6. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the charger power cord from the wall outlet and then from
the charger power cord receptacle.
NOTE: There is a charger inhibit function on your scooter. The scooter will not run and the battery
condition meter will not operate while the batteries are charging.
Victory XL-4 /RevC/June03
Figure 11. Ammeter Indicates Batteries Are