Whether it is riding an electric scooter in a sultry thunderstorm or riding an electric scooter in a cold rain and snow weather, it is a big test of us. This is not only a test of riding skills, but also a test of riding safety. Once the electric scooter is infiltrated by rainwater, it will mainly affect three aspects:
Most electric scooters on the market today are equipped with waterproof controllers, but their water resistance is very limited. When your electric scooter gets waterlogged, the controller is likely to also get wet by rainwater and cause a short circuit, which will cause the motor to run in reverse, and in serious cases may directly lead to the controller being short-circuited and burnt out.
When the motor is soaked, the joints will be prone to short circuit. If we continue to ride the scooter without drying it out, there is a high risk that our electric scooter will leak and cause a serious fire.
When the battery gets wet with water, it can cause a short circuit of the positive and negative terminals of the battery. If you are lucky enough then it is possible that only the battery of your scooter has been damaged; if it's worse, you may need to buy a new scooter to continue your daily ride.
So, if the controller of the electric scooter is in water, how to deal with it?
As mentioned above, when the controller gets wet, it can can easily cause the motor to reverse. We can move the scooter to a dry and ventilated place, remove the controller, dry the water on the surface with a clean soft cloth and use a hairdryer to dry it before installing it. After installation, we can also wrap the controller with plastic film to increase the waterproofing capacity.
And what should we do if the motor of our electric scooter gets water in it?
Similar to how to deal with a waterlogged scooter controller, we need to wipe the rainwater off the motor with a clean soft cloth and park it in a ventilated and dry place. It is a good idea to leave it ventilated for 48 hours or more before starting the next ride to ensure that the rainwater inside the motor is completely evaporated.
What should we do if the battery of the electric scooter gets water?
Electric scooters generally have an IP waterproof rating. Usually, most of the electric scooters on the market can only prevent water splashing, which means that we cannot ride electric scooters to "walk through" in the water arbitrarily. Kugoo reminds all riders not to charge the electric scooter immediately after it is wet by rain, especially when the battery is also wet. Before connecting to the power supply, be sure to dry the electric scooter in a ventilated and dry place, and wipe the battery and charging interface with a clean soft cloth. This can effectively prevent the occurrence of dangerous situations such as power short circuits.