How do you change battery on scooter
You probably have a 24 volt or 36 volt system. For each 12 volts, you will need 1 battery. Thus, you will need 2-3 batteries. The batteries are located between the footrest in the middle. Some have an access panel. If your model does not have that panel, then you have to remove the seat and plastic body, a very time consuming and annoying process. You may even have to remove the steering stem. Pull out the batteries, TAKE SEVERAL PICTURES of the wiring so you can put it back together exactly the same way. The wires have to be in series. If you screw this up, best case it won't charge properly, worst case you can overheat and damage the batteries, even causing them to explode and cause a fire in extreme cases. The old wires may be soldered on. Just snip them off and install new connectors that you can find at walmart, radio shack, or any automotive store. The manufacturer should have left a little extra wire to allow for this. If not, you may have to remove the solder with a soldering gun and reuse the existing connectors, or run new wire. You probably need 12V7AH, 12V8AH, 12V10AH, or 12V12AH SLA batteries(SLA means sealed lead acid, V means Volts, and AH means Amp Hour). It should be stamped on the side of the battery. 10AH and 12AH are the most common. They should cost about $25-$40 each depending on the supplier and size of the battery. The higher the AH, the more expensive the battery. Once you've changed the batteries, charge them completely before using it. FYI: Always fully recharge the batteries after you deplete them. Letting them sit discharged will drastically shorten their life or even ruin brand new batteries. Also recharge the batteries every couple of weeks, even if you aren't using the scooter. They gradually discharge when sitting. If you keep the batteries charged, you should expect about 1.5 - 2 years out of them for average use. Hope this helps. www.solanocycle.com
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on Jan 03, 2011