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B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
BATTERIES AND CHARGING - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
How does the charger work?
When your Hurricane’s battery voltage is low, the charger works harder sending more electrical current to the
batteries to bring up their charge. As the batteries approach full charge, the charger sends less and less electrical
current. When the batteries are fully charged, the current sent from the charger is at nearly zero amperage. There-
fore, when the charger is plugged in, it maintains the charge on your Hurricane’s batteries, but does not overcharge
them. We do not recommend that you charge your Hurricane’s batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
What if the Hurricane’s batteries won’t charge?
n Ensure that the battery cables are connected properly.
n Ensure that both ends of the charger lead are inserted fully.
n Examine the 5-amp charger fuse. If the fuse is blown, the batteries will not charge. See figures 8 and 9.
Can I use a different charger?
For the safest, most efficient and balanced charging of your Hurricane’s batteries, we prefer and highly recommend
the simultaneous charging of both batteries with the onboard battery charger.
How often must I charge the batteries?
Two major factors must be considered when deciding how often to charge your Hurricane’s batteries:
n All day Scooter use on a daily basis.
n Infrequent or sporadic Scooter use.
With these considerations in mind, you can determine just how often and for how long you should charge your
Hurricane’s batteries. We designed the onboard charger so that it will not overcharge your Scooter’s batteries (do
not charge them for more than 24 consecutive hours). 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 will provide safe and reliable battery operation and charging.
n If you use your Hurricane daily, charge its batteries as soon as you finish using it for the day. Your Hurricane will be
ready each morning to give you a full day of service. We recommend that you charge your Hurricane’s batteries for
8 to 14 hours after daily use.
n If you use your Hurricane once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours at a time.
n Keep your Hurricane’s batteries fully charged.
n Avoid deeply discharging your Hurricane’s batteries.
n Do not charge your Hurricane’s batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
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