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How to Diagnose a Scooter Charging System

by Ann Rach

To get the best performance from your scooter, you must allow it to receive a full charge. Several things can interfere with the charging of a scooter, including a loose or improper connection, a disruption in power or a faulty battery. You must troubleshoot the charging system of the scooter to identify and resolve any problems.

Step 1

Turn the ignition key to the "Off" position. Locate the battery. Depending on the make and model of your scooter, you may find the battery under the seat or under a panel on the floorboard.

Step 2

Plug the battery charger into an electrical outlet. Connect the battery charger's red wire to the positive (+) battery terminal. Connect the black lead wire to the negative (-) terminal. If you connect the charger to the battery incorrectly, the scooter will not receive a charge.

Step 3

Examine two indicator lights on the charger. A green indicator shows the battery charging; a solid red light shows the charger receiving power. A dim or flashing red light indicates an disruption in power. Press the "Reset" button to restore power to the charger.

Replace a battery that does not hold a charge. After one year of use, a battery may become defective, warns Pride Mobility.

Tip

  • Use only the manufacturer-approved charger to charge the battery.

About the Author

Ann Rach began her career as a writer in 1998. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as "Country Home, "Wish," "Cookie" and "Domino." Rach holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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