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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 the batteries:
n All day scooter use on a daily basis.
n Infrequent scooter use.
With these considerations in mind, you can determine just how often and for how long you should charge
the batteries. The onboard battery charger is designed so that it does not overcharge your scooter’s 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.
n If you use your scooter daily, charge its 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.
n If you use your scooter once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours
at a time.
n Keep the batteries fully charged.
n Avoid deeply discharging the batteries.
n 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 conditions — smooth, flat, hard driving surfaces with no wind or curves.
Often, you will face hills, sidewalk 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 the batteries prior to your daily use.
n Maintain 30-35 psi in all of your scooter tyres.
n Plan your route 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 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.Do not use car (starting) batteries such as those sold for automobiles.
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
your scooter.
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