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Battery charger indicating that batteries are fully charged, but battery meter on the scooter shows no power at all. also the lights, indicaters etc arent working, im presuming that is resulting from the...

With a Pride Scooter the charger will turn green if its fully charged and if there is a bad connection in the wiring with the batteries. If you plug in the charger and the light comes on green right away then there is a problem with the wiring or connections. Take a voltmeter and read the voltage at each battery. Fully charged they should be 13-15 volts each. If they are less than 12 volts then they are not charged and the charger is not working correctly. If the batteries are really low like less than 8 volts each then the scooter might not come on at all. If you find that the batteries have at least 12 volts or more then there is a wiring problem from the rear of the scooter to the front tiller. Pride has a habit of developing problems in the harness running from the rear to the tiller. My suggestion is to contact your provider (where you got the scooter) and have them troubleshoot the scooter. If the scooter is less than a year old then it should be under warranty and your provider will have to fix it under warranty. Sorry I don't have a quick fix for you but scooters are notoriously bad to troubleshoot and repair, especially long distance. Hope this helps you

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After about 1 km on any power setting the scooter slows down on its own then surges up to power again. it gets a small back emf and this seems to help but is persistent some tiime down to 2 km/h checked...

Based on your description of the symptoms, I would load test the batteries, check the throttle potentiometer, speed potentiometer , motor brushes and motor brake. I cannot determine your specific model based on the way the problem was posted, so it is difficult to give specific advice.
Weak or old batteries will give the performance you are describing. Fully charge the batteries and load test them to determine their strength. Batteries more than 1.5 years old are suspect. Without a load tester you can do a load test by connecting your digital voltmeter to the batteries and run the scooter under load (driving it with weight on it). If the voltage drops more than 1.5 volts from a starting voltage of between 24 and 27 volts the batteries are weak.
Generally speaking, you can do a resistance check of the potentiometers throughout the range using a digital voltmeter. The specification for the potentiometers is stamped on the case. If there are dead spots when you turn the potentiometer based on a drop at the voltmeter then your problem is with one or both of the potentiometers. I usually replace both since they are usually wired in series.
Worn or bad brushes, worn motor armature, accumulation of brush dust, or a dragging brake can also cause the symptoms you describe. Pull and inspect the motor brushes for wear or burning. Blow out the motor with compressed air with the brushes removed and inspect the brake for discoloration or dragging. Do a resistance check on the brake. It should read between 30 to 60 ohms. The motor coil should read between 0 to 1.6 ohms.
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Batteries tested OK, Charger shows 2 1/2 amps Nothing works

Hi. I have had a couple of these circuit breakers go faulty. The button is pushed in but there is still no circuit through it. Check them with a multi-meter.
Check all the battery connectors, these sometimes loose tension in the contacts, and although they are connected they do not have a circuit through them.
I have even seen a pride scooter with a faulty battery meter. The needle was jambed, and it looked like the machine had no power.
Any flashing LED's on the display?
I saw a machine once, ( not a pride ), the customer had a cincilla for a pet. I climbed under the machine and chewed all the wiring.
Good luck. Neil.

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My battery pack on my fold n go has a short and

hi, ok now you need to check your wiring within the battery pack ,

If there are two batteries, you need to make sure that negative wire of one battery connects to the positive of the other battery,

now use the postiive and negative battery connections to connect to the scooter , that will give you your 24volts,

battery 1 connects battery 2
+ | - <------> + | -

== 24Volts

use the + of battery 1 & - of battery 2 to connect to the scooter.


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