Can You Charge The Battery Overnight?

For mobility scooter users, mobility scooter often be charged basically once a day. And they often choose night to charge their scooters, for there is chunks of time to charging. But different scooters with different batteries. Some of scooters needn’t take all the nifht to charge. Meanwhile, it must be the hardest thing to remove charger in the early morning or late at night. So there are some people ask “Should I leave my mobility scooter on charge all the time?”. Next, I will explain to you whether the mobility scooter can be charged overnight according to the type of battery.


1. Lead-acid batteries

After the battery is fully charged, the general charger is still charging the battery, but the voltage is relatively low and the current is relatively small. This mode is used for backup batteries such as UPS, and for the circulating lead-acid battery such as mobility scooter battery , After fully charged, unplug it in time to reduce battery water loss and prolong life. If a lead-acid battery is completely empty, it can be discharged 500 times, then if it is only half discharged, it can be discharged more than 1500 times. Since the batteries of the mobility scooter are mostly composed of multiple batteries connected in series, there may be uneven charging between the batteries, and ordinary chargers cannot achieve balanced charging. In order to avoid overcharging of some batteries, it is generally recommended to turn the charger After the green light, it can be charged for another 2 hours.

2.lithium battery

Lithium batteries are different from lead-acid batteries. Lithium batteries do not have any memory effect and can be charged anytime, anywhere. Charging the battery when there is excess power will not shorten the service life, but also maintain the battery and prolong its cycle. For lithium batteries, the correct way is to charge slowly rather than deeply. After the charger detects that the lithium battery is fully charged, it will automatically cut off the current, and the protection board of the lithium battery does not allow the charger to continue to charge the battery.

In general, try not to continue charging the battery after it is fully charged. However, it's not a problem for the occasional few charging times to take too long. The most important thing is not to overcharge and discharge too often. At the same time, do not cover the battery with clothing, etc. while charging, and do not leave the battery in the sun for a long time.

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