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Storing or using electric scooters during winter.

 

 

When the scooter is being used in winter, the battery must not get into contact with water, humidity, sand and / or salt (when the streets are sanded). The scooter needs to be cleaned with a soft piece of dry cloth after every ride. Low temperatures cause a reduced performance.

To make sure, your driving pleasure continues next spring, we have compiled an overview of what to keep in mind when storing or using scooters during winter. As with all battery-equipped devices, the battery requires a little attention to get through the cold time of the year.

  • When storing the scooter, it needs to be clean and dry– The storage location needs to be dry and neither too warm nor too cold – a temperature between 15 – 25 °C is ideal
  • When storing the scooter, the state of charge needs to be between 30% and 50%
  • Every three months latest, the scooter needs to be charged for approx. 30 minutes
  • In general, battery-equipped devices must be stored away from flammable materials

An incorrect storage or an extended period without charging the battery can cause an irreparable depth discharge. This is not a warranty case.

Following the winter break, the scooter is best handled like a new vehicle. Prior to the first ride, all security-relevant features need to be checked (brakes, lights, folding mechanisms, etc.). The battery needs to be fully charged and then once completely driven empty. It might happen that the state of charge is not correctly indicated – this will settle due to this procedure.

 

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Give your car a holiday, go personal, go electric

Walk, cycle, bus, tube, tram, boat, e-unicycle, e-scooters, e-bike… However you like to travel, leave your car at home and take to the streets. As well as cutting down the amount of pollution you make, you can get some exercise, check out that new deli you’ve been meaning to pop into, or even meet a friend for a catch-up on the way home.

 

What is air pollution made up from?

Air pollution comes from a range of sources, including some nearby, like vehicles, other sources throughout the city, and some further afield. The proportion of pollution that reaches us from each source depends on the weather, the location, the time of day, and a number of other factors. Wherever you are, you’ll breathe in some of this pollution.

The main pollutants are carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ground level ozone, particulates, sulphur dioxide, hydrocarbons and lead. Each one comes from a different source, has different effects on our health, and different chemical behaviours, which is why it’s hard to understand and control air pollution.

 

How can I get warnings when there are periods of high pollution?

Air pollution forecasts and alerts are available for the whole of the UK from Defra.

Sign up to get daily pollution forecasts for London here or to just receive alerts on high pollution days click here.

You can also get warnings on your iPhone by subscribing to the ‘At-risk’ group in this app, which will help you plan the best route through London to minimise air pollution exposure.

 

There are also some easy ways to use your car less, like car-sharing or working from home one day a week. And they quickly become part of your routine. Just swap face-to-face meetings for video conferencing, and sitting on your own in traffic for chatting to your colleagues about what Steve in accounts has been up to recently. Plus you can have a lie-in, pick up the kids from school, go for an early meal… and make the air cleaner for everyone.

 

We at PET want to help make our cities better, smarter and healthier places to live, making urban commuting as efficient and fun as possible. Join in with #NationalCleanAirDay and act now to create a cleaner, healthier future for us all. Check our Light Electric Vehicles for Urban Transport

 

More Info about Clean Air please visit: www.cleanairday.org.uk

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Hoverboard Safety

is my hoverboard safe?

Many of us have been warned about is the risk of fire when charging your Hoverboards & Swegways. It’s been reported that some of the Hoverboards & Swegways on sale in the UK could have parts which catch fire. The image above is taken by a father who purchased a cheap Swegway from Amazon which was delivered directly from China.

Although all self balance scooters are manufactured in China, it is up to the vendor (us) to make sure that during the manufacturing process the right materials and specifications are used to ensure the safety of the product, meeting UK and European standards of quality and safety.

Many products that you will find on Amazon, E-Bay and the likes will come directly from China without any attention to safety which outline in this article.

The plug ports are not safe or will not be fused, the batteries will be China standard batteries that are likely to fault or not have a cut-off point leading it likely to overheat or blow.

Personal Electric Transport Ltd. confirm that our batteries are official Samsung heavy duty because we checked. We trust in our manufacturer and we carry random products check in every stock delivered.

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For the safety we chose to supply original UK plugs directly from UK supply. For this reason, we single handedly open each box before dispatch to double check that each one is supplied with our UK plugs and fuses.

Our product has been CE, Rohs inspected and marked, and batteries ASDS inspected for further safety.

Our product comes with a 12 months warranty and an in-house repair centre.

For more information on our products, please contact us.

View our range of Smart Balance Scooters here…