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Safety Measures for Charging Your Electric Scooter at Home

24 Jun, 2024

Garima P.

3 min read

Electric scooters like Ather rely on rechargeable batteries for daily commutes. Generally, it takes up to 4 to 6 hours to charge the electric scooter battery depending upon the battery and charger capacity. An electric scooter is a marvel in the two-wheeler category of automobile vehicles. Buyers are thrilled with ride experience, the technology integration and the idea of escaping from high fuel costs. 

 

It is not as complicated as one thinks to charge an electric scooter at home. One can use the charger that comes along with the scooter and use the electric points that one uses to charge their mobile phone to charge the scooter. In this article, we will gain insights on charging an electric scooter at home, safety tips, and risks of managing an electric scooter battery.

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Safety Precautions while Charging an Electric Scooter at Home

Undoubtedly, electric scooters are built with multiple safety features. But, when it comes to charging an electric scooter at home. Here are the top five safety precautions to be considered while electric scooter charging at home:

 

  1. Use Original Charger: Always use the charger received with your electric scooter to avoid compatibility issues and potential hazards. Check the original charger and its cables for any signs of damage before each use.
     
  2. Set an Alarm: The best way to avoid overcharging an electric scooter is to set an alarm. With Ather electric scooters, you get to know the charging status or the completion of charging right on your mobile phone. 
     
  3. Check Ventilation: Charging in a well-ventilated area and far from flammable materials is a safe plan to charge the electric scooter.
     
  4. Cleanliness: Clean the charging port of your electric scooter at regular intervals to prevent the collection of dust. Basic maintenance of the charging port will strike a seamless connection between the charger and the electric scooter’s battery.

Should you Create a Charging Space Station for Charging Electric Scooters at Home?

It is ideal to organize a charging space station at home for electric scooters. Building a safe environment for charging at home eliminates the need to rely on public charging stations. A considerable amount of time is saved by charging electric scooters at home. Here are some basic tips to follow:

 

  • Remove unwanted items in the charging area, follow cleanliness, and keep the set-up organized to avoid tripping hazards.
     
  • Do not create a charging spot near water or moisture sources. 
     
  • Find a stable and well ventilated space to park your scooter while charging 
     
  • Keep children and pets away from the battery charging area.

What are the Risks of Overcharging an Electric Scooter

Overcharging the electric scooter can primarily hamper battery life. Unplug the electric scooter after it is fully charged. The charging status is notified on the dashboard confirming the battery is fully charged and your scooter is ready to go. 

Conclusion

In conclusion, by adhering to the recommended safety measures electric scooter owners can enjoy the convenience of charging at home while minimizing risks and ensuring a longer lifespan for their scooters.

 

Key measures include using the manufacturer-approved charger, parking the two-wheeler in a well ventilated space away from flammable materials, and regularly inspecting the charging equipment for any signs of damage.

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