Every electric scooter owner frets over the battery standard of their bike. This is because a poor battery means a pretty useless scooter.
Have you been wondering about the battery use standards for high-power electric scooters?
The truth is, the quality and power of batteries used for high-power electric scooters must be high enough to withstand the power consumption of these scooters.
At FIDICO we maintain the high quality battery standards in all of our electric scooters
High-power electric scooters use a motor with high wattage. First, you must know that all-electric scooters are powered by DC motors that regulate speed and acceleration, amongst other mechanical functions.
This DC motor has two types: brushed and brushless DC motors. The first uses brushes to power different coils, while the latter is quieter and has an excellent power-to-weight ratio.
The higher the wattage of the electric scooter, the more energy it would consume in a short time compared to motors with lower wattage.
Ultimately these scooters produce more power that increases the speed, acceleration, and hill-climbing force during rides.
While budget electric scooters have a wattage of between 200-600 watts o power, high-power electric scooters have up to 5000 wattages. Ultimately you can expect them to have more range than budget scooters. Depending on the wattage, you can get up to 100km range from a single charge.
Just before we clear the air on the battery use standard for High-power electric scooters, it is essential to distinguish between these scooters’ real and peak power.
The real power of your electric scooter is rarely the metric used in adverts. Manufacturers use peak power in most adverts to increase patronage for their products.
Peak power is the maximum consumed by the motor of an electric scooter per time, while real power is the average power used by the motor most of the time. How does this affect you? The real power determines the speed and acceleration you’d enjoy most of the time with the scooter.
The peak power of a scooter is scarcely used. A scooter has a thermal limit after which it fails or gets destroyed when it runs with maximum power for a time.
When the metric doesn’t specify, it is safe to assume that the manufacturers project the maximum power.
The bad news is, there’s hardly a manufacturer who publishes real power, but experts assert that it is between 30%-90% of the peak power. Usually, it is 75% of the peak power published by the manufacturer.
The essence of talking about the wattage, real, and peak power of electric scooters is that it gives any user a better understanding of the battery standard for high-power electric scooters. Let’s agree on this; High-power electric scooters need quality and strong batteries powerful enough to bear their workload.
There’s no one-size fit all when it comes to battery use standards, but a battery that bears the workload sufficiently well for a long-range, great recharge time, durability, and longevity is what works.
From looking at the product spec detailed in the manual, how do you tell if a battery meets the standard for your Electric scooter?
Watch Out for the Motor and Battery Parameters
Your battery’s spec, as detailed by the manufacturer, is often useless when you’re not comparing it with your electric scooter’s motor demand. The motor’s power demand/consumption validates the standard of the battery. If the relationship between these two parameters is negatively unbalanced, then your battery falls short of the standard.
The relationship must be positively unbalanced for your battery to meet the standard use. This means that the battery bears the motor’s load just well without threat to its longevity or efficiency in the future. To determine the battery’s capacity relative to your motor, check your electric scooter’s Watts per hour rating.
While most high-power electric scooters range between 250-1000 wattage, the highest batteries usually have up to 3000 watts per hour. Watts power is the energy storage of the battery and determines the range. If your product manual doesn’t have the Watts per hour rating of your battery, you can multiply the battery’s voltage by its ampere-hour rating to get the wattage per hour rating.
Also, watch out for the voltage rating of any battery you use. The common voltage of batteries ranges from 36V, 50V, 62V, 72V, etc. Bigger batteries have up to 96V, and voltage determines how fast electricity is transmitted to different components of your electric scooter.
Check out the recharge time for your battery. Usually, batteries take an average of 5.5 hours to become fully charged. Read up reviews to ensure the recharge time matches what the manufacturer claims. Overall, experts recommend that Lithium-ion batteries are durable and efficient for standard use.
There is no one size fit all for the battery use standard for a high-power electric scooter. When you choose a battery, make sure it’s a lithium-ion battery with enough wattage per hour rating to bear the load of your motor’s wattage. Also, ensure it has an excellent recharge time, durability, and longevity.