Knowing how much time your scooter takes to fully charge can be helpful to limit cases of overcharging or undercharging that decrease the battery life. Scooters with a long mileage per single charge will take several hours to fully charge.
On average, electric scooters take between 4 to 20 hours to fully charge. Charging time depends on the charger and the battery.
Most e-scooters indicate how long it takes to charge them. If not, you can find the information online from manufacturers. You can also use our simple calculator to determine how long it would take to charge your battery.
How To Calculate The Charging Time For Your Battery
To calculate your scooter’s charging time, you’ll need to know:
- E-scooter battery type(Lithium/Li-on, Sealed Lead Acid(SLA)/Lead Acid.
- Charging current of your Charger in Amperes
- Storage capacity of the battery in Ampere-hours
Different battery types have different charging efficiencies, for example, Lithium batteries for newer models can be up to 90 percent efficient with about 400 – 1200 cycles (source), while SLAs have up to 70% of about 350 charging cycles see (source).
Use this simple calculator to calculate the charging time of your e-scooter:
Charging time(hours) = Battery capacity(Ah)/(Charging current(A) × Charging efficiency(of your battery model))
Let’s use an UberScoot 800W to calculate its charging time. E-scooter specifications:
36V 12Ah SLA(110-220)V/ Lithium upgrade available
Change the power(800W) to the charge required(battery capacity) by dividing it with the voltage.
800/36 = 22.22Amp hours
Charging time = 22.22/(12 × 90%) = 2.6 hours (the company estimated time is 2.5 hours). This minor difference is from the battery’s efficiency score that is less than 100%.
How To Charge An Electric Scooter
First, let your scooter cool down. Remember, battery heat may affect the charging process and reduce the distance covered on the next ride.
Charging an e-scooter is as simple as it could be.
- Plug your charger into the socket.
- Connect the charger to the e-scooter plugging ports. The port is sometimes hidden under a rubber cover to keep away dust, water, and other particles.
- Wait for the scooter to fully charge. New model scooters indicate a red LED light when charging that turns green when charging is complete. During charging, the scooter’s battery gets warm, and that’s normal.
- Unplug the charger and pull it off the socket.
Depending on the e-scooter, charging to full can take between 2 to 4 hours. Usually, bigger batteries take a longer time to recharge, so it’s okay if charging takes more than 4 hours.
Even if you’re not using it, you should fully charge your scooter every 2 – 3 months.
How Do You Know Your Scooter Is Fully Charged?
Most e-scooters indicate a solid Green led light when fully charged. That should be after some considerably enough time of charge and if it indicates just after a short period of charge, then, your battery might not be completely charged.
How Long Does It Take For An Electric Scooter To Run Out Of Charge
Electric scooters’ mileage depends on the model, battery size, gradient of the road, and weight of the rider. Most average e-scooters last between 30 to 50 minutes.
How Far Can An Electric Scooter Go On A Full Charge?
It depends on the terrain of the track, speed, weather, weight of the rider, battery capacity, and model of the e-scooter. Average e-scooters can run from 6 to 25 miles. Elite scooters can reach top speed and ride longer distances.
Which Electric Scooters Charge Fastest?
Although fast charging can be a result of fast chargers, some scooters recharge very fast. Some popular versions are:
|Micro e Micro one||1 hour|
|Micro Eagle X3||1 hour|
|Micro Falcon X3||1 hour|
Which e-scooters charge the slowest? The famous Dualton X tops the list with at least 25 hours of full charge. But from what this beast offers; excellent hill-climbing, great speeds, and a long-range per charge, it is one of the top prestige scooters.
Can I Reduce My Electric Scooter Charging Time?
You only need to use a charger with a higher current per charge, as seen from our formula above. However, that would be a crazy risk if the charger exceeds your battery charging standards.
Always use chargers specified by original manufacturers to ensure your battery charges fully when you charge and to improve the battery life.