I bought a E MAD 800 watt skateboard 2 years ago, and used it until finally the batteries failed. I just bought 3 brand new batteries from you guys a little over a month ago and have noticed a something. They charge faster than the originals, and that they die faster, not lasting as long. It still develops great power as it did originally, but now I can only go half as far. It appears these replacements do not have the stamina as the originals. Any suggestions ? I got the 12 volt 12 Ah batteries (three) and am a bit disappointed. Thanks for any help
Brand new lead-acid batteries need conditioning before they will reach their full potential. It is normal for new lead-acid batteries to have lower performance for the first 15-20 discharge and recharge cycles. Keep discharging and recharging the battery pack and you will notice a significant increase in battery performance after a little while. You should notice that they last a little bit longer after every deep discharge and recharge cycle for around the first 20 cycles.
. I got about 10 more cycles to go. I'll let you know. By the way, are the 12 V 14Ah batteries basically the same but longer run capacity ? Thanks for your quick response
UPDATE with the batteries: I've been using the skate board now about seven more times, for a total about 17 cycles, and each time I go a shorter and shorter distance. I am very familiar on the charging and discharging and the procedure that goes along with it. I do remember when I first got the board and how the performance just got better and better every time I used it. The opposite s happening with these replacements. I will go ahead and keep using it, hoping it will change, but staying close to home. I just wanted to let you guys know about it. Thanks