Changing Electric Scooter Batteries - Tips and Tricks

23rd Jun 2014

Is your electric scooter underperforming? It may just need a simple battery change mainly because of battery damage, wear, or simply age. This means you should know how to point out where the problem lies and troubleshoot it accordingly.

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Most batteries come with identifying marks which tell you about the Amp Hours, Watts, and Volts. However, some manufacturers take off these marks. In such cases, you can make use of the “volt meter” which is a very useful tool. It literally tells you all you should know, and is a decent investment if you believe you will be dealing with charging systems every now and then.

If you need new batteries click here, and select the correct replacement batteries for your scooter.

Before you start the process, you need to locate your scooter batteries. Most scooters have their batteries located under the “deck”. Although there are various other areas that manufactures place the batteries, the primary area is the deck. Once you have located the batteries, you should sketch out a diagram of the position of the wires in the battery. Drawing a diagram will make sure you re-install the batteries in the correct manner later on. You should mark the configuration, number of batteries, positive/negative terminals, and the order of wires.

Now that the diagram has been drawn, the real process of replacing your scooter batteries begins. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. First, you should take the ground terminals out of the batteries. Upon the removal of the ground wire (which is the “-“ terminal, mostly colored black), the charging system will have its power source cut off.
  2. Next, take the wires out of the red terminals (the “+” or positive terminal).
  3. Please note that if the old batteries and wire harness are soldered together you will need a soldering gun to take them apart.
  4. After the wires have been taken off both terminals, take out the batteries.
  5. Check the identifying marks to find out what are the Volts, AMP hours and part number of your scooter’s batteries. If you can’t find these marks then take out your Volt meter to find out the battery output. The volt meter will help you determine whether your scooter’s batteries are 6 or 12 volts.
  6. Check whether or not the new batteries are of the proper dimensions so they can fit into the original compartment. Take help from the diagram you sketched earlier to assist yourself while replacing the batteries.
  7. Make sure the positive and negative terminals are in their right places, and the wiring is connected to the throttle and the controller. Keep the scooter’s ignition switch and the throttle in their “OFF” positions.
  8. The positive terminals should be hooked up first then the negative should follow.
  9. Once the negative terminal receives the last connection, the circuit will be completed and your scooter will be powered up again. Before you go take a ride on your scooter, make sure you seal up the deck.

If you are having trouble replacing your batteries just give us a call at +1 (800) 409-0250, and one of our friendly assistants will be more than happy to help you.

Happy scooting!