Electrical Safety Tips
for electric kick-bike, electric scooter and e-bikes
In the fast-evolving landscape of urban mobility, electric kick bikes, e-bikes or electric scooters have emerged as a sustainable and efficient means of transportation. As a TOZZ bike rider, avid e-mobility enthusiast or someone considering joining the ranks of eco-conscious commuters, your journey’s success depends not only on the quality of your big-wheel electric scooter or e-bike but also on the knowledge and habits you bring to the table.
At TOZZ bike, safety and quality always come first. Our commitment goes beyond providing cutting-edge electric bikes, scooters or kick-bikes – we are dedicated to empowering riders with the essential know-how to ensure each journey is a seamless and secure experience. In this guide, we’ll focus on the electrical safety of electric-powered micro-mobility devices. Beginning from routine inspections and tips to proper charging cycles, we gathered a collection of tips. Following this tips will increase your safety while riding and charging. By following these tips, you’ll be able to ride your electric kick-bike in optimal performance for longer time.
Basic Knowledge About Lithium Based Batteries
Don’t worry this will be easy and brief. We already discussed battery types in our E-Bike Battery Care Guide Most of the electric vehicles that you see in the market, from e-scooters and one wheels to cars and commercial vehicles, dominating battery chemical contains Lithium. For micro-mobility devices, Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) is the most common one due to the weight/energy capacity ratio.
18650 Li-Ion battery cells are assembled to create your e-mobility companion’s energy storage. We are also using the same battery chemical and size in Pipegun Original, Pipegun Sixteen, and Joyce’90. This type of battery offer a solid solution of course. However, you still need to be careful to have a long-lasting and safe electric kick-bike.
1. Regular Inspections:
Before you start your ride either to commute or just a fun ride, make sure that you inspect your electric kick bike. While it won’t take more than a few minutes, it’ll ensure a safe ride and prevent any electrical problems that may occur during your ride. Control the sockets, buttons, displays if they are intact or not and make sure there are no exposed wires.With this quick visual inspection, you’ll prevent potential basic electrical issues.
2. Charge Safely:
Charging your e-bike’s battery is a routine task, but it’s crucial to do it safely. While many municipalities and governments, are releasing guideliness to remind the riders to charge their bikes safely. Even there is a dedicated guide page in London Fire Brigade’s website.
All products released by TOZZ bike is subject to regulatory testing before going to the market. Regular end-of-line testing ensures the bike is built according to European, US and UK norms.
Make sure to use the charger provided by the manufacturer, and avoid using damaged cords or adapters. When there is a problem, reach us to receive more information and guidance before trying to solve the problem. Secondly, be careful and make sure the weather conditions are ok, not very cold or very hot as stated in our Battery Maintenance Guide.
Don’t leave your electric kick-bike or e-bike in charge without your control for a long time and overnight. Even there are mechanisms to prevent overcharge. However, due to external factors, these might not perform well and you should always make sure the process is under your control.
Don’t position your e-bike charging location onto your escape route in case of a fire and make sure you charge your e-bike in a well-ventilated area and on a flat, stable surface to prevent accidents.
3. Store Your Battery Properly:
Storing your battery pack while it’s not going to be used for a long time, has the greatest effect on your battery life. Especially in winter most probably you are not going to use your big tire scooter or electric scooter as much as you do during summer. You may find detailed information about this topic in our e-bike winter using guide.
When not in use, store your e-bike in a cool, dry place, and remove the battery. Extreme temperatures can negatively impact the performance and lifespan of lithium-ion batteries. Store the battery away from direct sunlight and never expose it to moisture.
4. Water Resistance:
In TOZZ bike, we design and develop our products to withstand against most of the environmental conditions. Even the electronics and battery pack is water-resistant upto a specific level, they are not waterproof.
Do not submerge your e-bike under water or do not ride under heavy rain for a long time. A short period of exposure “might be” manageable but riding in wet conditions, please be cautious to deep puddles and potholes.
5. Stay Connected:
Follow us if you are a TOZZ rider us, if not your manufacturer on social media, subscribe to our newseltter and always be informed about software updates. Keep yourself informed about software updates and recalls issued by the e-bike manufacturer. Regularly check for updates and follow any recommended maintenance procedures to ensure your e-bike operates smoothly
6. Follow Manufacturer Guidelines:
To learn better about your device’s capabilities, always read and adhere to the manufacturer guidelines. This includes weight limits, recommended riding conditions, and any specific instructions for maintenance. Doing so ensures your safety and helps maintain your e-bike in optimal condition.
Following these electrical safety tips while riding your electric kick bike, electric scooter, e-bike or whichever e-mobility product you have, not only ensures a safe ride but also enhances your riding experience. Stay safe, hit the road, keep the vibe and make sure you get dirty. We know you know the “dirt is glitter!”