The Jazzy scooter battery not charging problem has plagued Jazzy owners for several years, and now there’s a solution that works!
When I bought a Jazzy Scooter, it worked fine beforehand but its battery started malfunctioning after some time. I was alarmed to know about it.
The battery charger that comes with the scooter, or aftermarket chargers are unable to charge the scooter batteries properly and often charge incorrectly which leads to the battery not charging issue.
With this article, you will learn how to fix your Jazzy’s battery charging issues once and for all. Keep reading…
If the battery hasn’t been used in a while
It’s a good idea to periodically run it down and then charge it up again.
This will ensure that your battery doesn’t lose its ability to hold a charge, but more importantly, it ensures that you don’t get stuck somewhere where you can’t charge your scooter.
For example, if you take a trip out of town for Christmas or Thanksgiving and don’t bring your charger with you, at least you know your scooter still has enough juice to make it back home.
It will also help reset some of its onboard diagnostics—you never know when that might be helpful!
Is your scooter charging unit damaged?
Sometimes, even with a brand new charging unit, your scooter may not be charging. The first thing to do is confirm that it’s not something wrong with your battery pack.
If you have recently dropped or damaged your scooter in any way, it may not register as properly working and end up causing your charger to do nothing.
It’s easy enough to test: just take a multimeter and test for charge voltage output on both positive and negative leads.
If you get anything at all out of either one, then there is definitely something wrong with your charger (possibly being caused by #3 below).
If you can’t get any volts out of either lead, then there may be a problem with your battery or its wiring somewhere.
How do you know if it is time to replace your battery?
You may not be able to tell if your battery is dead or not, but you will be able to notice a major difference in how your scooter runs.
In case your scooter seems sluggish and does not have much power to it when you start riding.
There is a good chance that you are having issues with your battery. If you have already tried charging it again with no success, it is time to replace it.
Make sure to shop around for different prices for replacement batteries so that you can find one at an affordable price.
Also, make sure that whichever one you buy will fit your scooter properly and work properly as well.
Look up reviews from other customers who purchased the same battery before making a final decision on which one to purchase.
Are you getting proper amps on your charger?
If you’re using a charger and you’re not getting proper amps, it might be a problem with your battery.
You can test your battery by removing it from your scooter, setting it on a table, and charging it for 30 minutes.
If your charger is working properly, you should see between 3 and 4 amps when charging at 5 volts (if you’re in North America).
If your amp reading falls short of 3 or exceeds 4 amps, you probably have an issue with your battery.
Checking DC Amps: To check DC amps, touch one lead of a multimeter to any part of your scooter’s main circuit board and touch another lead to each pin on its 18650-sized lithium-ion batteries.
What does a fully charged battery feel like?
If your scooter is fully charged, you don’t need to trickle charge it. If your scooter doesn’t have any charge left in it, you should start a trickle charge.
The only times you don’t want to do a trickle charge are when there are problems with your battery. Also when you are not able to check for those problems.
For example, if your battery has just been sitting around for a while and you can’t get enough of a charge into it, go ahead and try to give it a full charge before starting up again. Then try your trickle charges again.
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If you’re looking for a way to travel without needing a car, scooters are an excellent option. However, one of their biggest drawbacks is that they need to be charged before they can be used.
It means it takes planning. (You also need to learn how to charge a Jazzy scooter.)
In some cases, depending on your travel plans, you might not be able to charge up enough juice in time. So always keep backup batteries on hand; they’ll definitely come in handy.
There are tons of different varieties available and at different price points. You can even get ones specifically designed for certain brands of scooters!