These bicycle type of turn signals are not very bright or well made but they are easy to install. They run on two AA batteries located inside the turn signal housing so no external wiring is required to install them.
Or you could install real electric scooter turn signals like this.
Along with a handlebar mounted turn signal switch like this.
These type of turn signals run off the scooters battery pack, are bright, and well made. Installing these parts requires attaching the turn signal lights onto the scooter either by drilling holes into the body if there is a good place to do so, or by making mounting brackets for them. The switch also needs to be mounted on the handlebars which is easy to do. Then the turn signal relay needs to be installed and everything wired together. Here is what a turn signal relay looks like.
Here is a wiring diagram for installing these parts
If you have any further questions or would like more detailed directions regarding how to install these parts on your scooter please let me know. We are here to help.
Hi. Could you please provide a wiring guide for installing four lights (two up front, two on the back)? That's the setup I wish to have.
Here is a wiring schematic for two sets of turn signals.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for the graph. I'm debating between beeping and no beeping. I got a set of cheap, ineffective bicycle signals a while back, it features a loud, obnoxious sounding electrical beeping that can't even be turned off. I'm curious on what the beeping of the flasher relays in your store sounds like. I wouldn't mind having beeping so that I'm less likely to forget to turn the signals off, but if they sound anything like those cheap toy signals, I won't bother getting a beeping flasher.
Also, is there any way to enable a hazard/emergency flasher mode with the turn signals? I noticed that the switches in the store don't seem to have that option.
Here is a diagram showing how to wire two sets of turn signals and one set of brake lights independently but from the same source of power. With this circuit the brake lights do not interact with the turn signals though because if they did then one of the brake lights would momentarily turn off when the turn signal flashed.
If you are looking for a circuit where the turn signals and brake lights share the same two bulbs then please let me know and I will see if I can figure that out.
I happen to have a set up on a recumbent trike, minus the brake lights, though I may add them in the future. Using a 12-volt lead acid battery from an older motorcycle, I possess four lights on the bike, two facing forward and two facing backwards. A switch on the handlebars with three positions, plus two switches on the battery. One of which turn the taillights on/off (has no effect on the turn signal function), and the other which activates the hazard mode-- Instead of two bulbs flashing when the handlebar switch is pushed either left or right, all four will flash. My trike just happens to have an area on the frame which conveniently fits the battery. Friction and some type of glue is all that was needed to secure the battery to the trike. I don't know all of the details to the set up, as I had a friend put it together for me with minimal involvement from myself.
I ran a test to see how long the battery could run the bulbs with the taillights on, hazards running, before getting too low to function adequately. I estimated it to be around or over 12 hours. I typically try to stay within the 12 hour limit before recharging the battery. I don't have any sort of recharging feature on the bike's pedals, etc, and I have no clue if it would effectively maintain the charge of an old motorcycle battery running four automotive LEDs or not. I also have a cargo trailer with lights set up on it. It connects to the battery on my trike via a DIY wiring harness. It cuts the battery's run on a full charge down to 7-9 hours, so I'm considering getting a larger battery. Weight and size isn't a huge concern for me, as my recumbent trike is sort of a road bike/cargo bike hybrid-- designed with both purposes in mind, able to reach and maintain decent speed even when loaded down.
If you plan to do long distance traveling, definitely make sure that you have some way to charge the battery. I've already experienced how my light system behaves when the battery gets too low, and it isn't very fun when I'm still a little ways from home where the battery charger is.
And here is the wiring diagram using the brake lights for the hazard lights:
I attached printable PDF files of these two wiring diagrams.
Please let me know if you have any questions.