Lead Acid Scooter Battery
I often receive calls from electric scooter owners that have been told
to run their scooter batteries until fully discharged. I was told the
same by a so called "Scooter engineer".
How often should lead
acid scooter batteries be charged?
To maximize battery life recharge
batteries immediately after every use.
I have also been told these batteries have memory and can only be
charged two hundred times.
FACT 12v lead acid batteries do not
have memory so they are immune to memory effect ( this is a NiCd
We will use your car battery as
Scooter batteries are like
miniature 12V car batteries.
For some reason your car will not start. You grind away at the
starter until the battery will no longer operate the starter. You leave
it for an hour and return to find the battery will now operate the
Why will the battery turn the starter now? The battery has charged
itself through chemical reaction .
What did we learn in science class?
Newton's Third Law
For every action, there is an equal
and opposite reaction.
We did not introduce a charge to the car battery so it charged itself
through chemical action.
The reaction is
deterioration of the battery's lead plates through oxidation.
When a charge is introduced to the battery using an alternator,
generator or charger the degradation rate is much lower than allowing
the battery to charge itself.