I replaced the batteries about a month ago and they have been draining fast. I first noticed that my turn signals sound funny when turn the throttle or my headlights are on. At first when the batteries started draining fast I though it was the weather since it is getting colder out. Now they are getting worse and seems to run ok until I hit a hill. When I go up even a small incline they are pretty much done. I have also replaced the wires linking the battery pack together. Thinking that may have been a problem. Any help would be great. Thank you
I would also check the wires behind the charger port to make sure that they are connected to the wiring harness, controller, or batteries.
Hopefully this will help. Please let us know how it goes.
Well it seems you are right about the batteries not charging fully. It charges for about 2 hours then turns off like fully charged. I changed the wiring harness and wires to the charging port all the way into the main wiring harness. The battery test tested good on each battery and as a whole. The charger, charging port, and at the connections of the port harness all check to 50 or a bit over volts. I am still having the same problem that the batteries are not fully charging. Also thank you for all your help.
I have done a load test and all seems good. It does look like the batteries are not charging fully for some reason. They charge for about 2 hours and stop. Battery level indicator only registers about 3 quarters full when I take off. I only get about 5 miles then they are dead. That is without using any of the blinkers and lights. What about the voltage regulator? Would that have anything to do with it? Can that be tested and if so how? I also have a xtreme xbli that is wrecked. Can I try the lipo battery from that? Can I just hook up that battery or do I have to change everything over?
I already bought a new charger and the same issue. I will keep it plugged in over night and see if that helps any but I have had it charging for over 8 hrs. Any other suggestions?
Also I have a 48v lipo battery from a xtreme xbli. I am thinking with he colder weather it may be better to be able to bring the battery pack inside to charge. With the lipo battery I can do that. What would I need to do to change the current SLA batteries to the lipo battery?
Please let us know how it goes.
I have had my Taotao ATE501 500w electric scooter for about 5 months now, it was pre-owned from a co worker who had it for about a year in a half, now the other night I forgot to un plug my charger from my scooter after an entire night of charging,and now it seems to only charge about half way. now my first question is. Can the charger overheat from being plugged in to long? Or is there a way to test if it's shot. My second question is or do you think it's the batteries that are shot? Any information is appreciative as this is my first electric scooter and don't know a lot about them
I have no way of keeping the vehicle indoors. I live in a town house. I have a basement but it is to steep in a incline for the bike to get out once I get it in. I took the batteries out over the weekend and let them set inside. I also bought a battery wrap and lined the bottom of the battery box with that and replaced the batteries. Now I can keep them warm when I am not riding. Yesterday when I charged it again it only charged for about 2 to 3 hours and then the charger says full. We are have nice warm weather here about 50 to 60 degrees and still doing the same thing. I am clueless now.
Hi Jason, if there is any way you can send me something regarding wireing them that would be awesome. I have a 48v 700w battery pack from an old Xtreme XB700li It comes in a battery box that you plug into a plug in the old bike. You can remove and charge it inside. I have attached a file to show what it looks like. All I know is its a 48V LIPO4 Sealed Lithium Battery. Would be much easier if I could just use this for the winter. Another question. Is there anyway something can be shorting it out?