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Electric Scooter Only Works When Plugged In? Here's What to Do!

Electric scooters are a fast and fun way to get around, but if yours only works when plugged in, you might be left scratching your head. There are a few reasons why this might be happening, and not every solution requires a call to customer service. In this article, we'll explore some common causes of why an electric scooter only works when plugged in and provide quick fixes to get you back on the road in no time!

  1. Battery Issues: The battery is the heart of any electric scooter, and if it's not working properly, neither will your ride. Check for obvious signs of damage, such as swelling or leaks. If nothing appears amiss, try charging the battery for a full cycle and then giving it a shot. This might revive the battery, and if not, replacement might be in order.

  2. Charger Problems: A faulty charger may not be providing your scooter with the charge it needs. Test the charger by using it on another device, or try using a different charger to see if the issue is resolved.

  3. Electrical Connector Issues: Inspect the connectors between the battery, motor, and control unit for any signs of damage, wear, or corrosion. A loose or damaged connector can prevent electricity from properly flowing to the motor. If you find an issue, fixing or replacing the connector should solve the problem.

  4. Control Unit Malfunctions: The control unit is responsible for sending power from the battery to the motor, so if something's wrong here, your scooter won't work. Check for any signs of damage or wear, and if necessary, consider replacing the control unit.

Of course, if your electric scooter is still under warranty, it's always a good idea to reach out to the manufacturer for support. But by following these troubleshooting steps, you might just find a quick and easy fix to get your scooter back in action - without waiting on hold!

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