Knowing how to charge a Razor Electric Scooter is the first step to owning one, especially as it’s the very first thing you’ll have to do after assembly. If there’s one thing that can be said about their assortment of scooters, it’s that they’re very easy to charge, which is what makes them so convenient to own.
Understanding the Indicator Lights
The indicator lights on the scooter will quickly become your most used resource in terms of charging, as they will let you know when the device is fully charged.
Your Razor Scooter will have 100% battery life when the charging light is a solid green and it may take up to 12 hours to get a full charge. At times, the indicator light might be solid green but the battery may not be full. Thus, at a minimum, the scooter should be connected for a solid eight hours.
How to Charge a Razor Electric Scooter:
Charging your Razor Scooter can be done by using the provided charger, as well as by using a compatible charger.
With a Razor Charger
If you have a faulty charger, your scooter will never receive full power, if any at all. With that said, checking the charger requires you to follow the exact same steps as if you were going to charge your scooter. If you follow these steps and your scooter still doesn’t have a full charge, it’s recommended you contact customer service for assistance.
During this process, you must make sure your scooter is powered to “Off” using the On-and-Off switch.
Step #1: Check the Charger’s Specs
First, you’ll need to make sure you have the correct charger for your scooter's battery type. Razors require a 24- or 26-volt charger depending on the specific model you own. You can typically find the scooter's specifications and its recommended charger in the user manual.
Step #2: Connect to Power
You’ll now want to take the charger and connect it to a power outlet which you know works properly. At this point, the indicator lights should be showing a solid green color.
Step #3: Connect the Scooter
The next step is to connect your charger using the charging port. Take the time to ensure that it’s plugged in entirely. If your scooter is dead or dying, the indicator lights should be a solid red.
Step #4: Disconnect the Scooter
As mentioned, once the indicator lights on the charger are solid green, you can then disconnect the scooter. Unplug the charger from the power outlet and then disconnect the scooter from the charger. Your scooter should now be ready to be used.
Without a Razor Charger
There are plenty of reasons as to why you might not have access to a Razor branded charger; whether you’ve lost it while moving or if it was damaged over time.
Luckily, there are ways that you can charge your scooter’s battery using third-party products. However, it’s not as simple as using a Razor charger. In addition, you’ll want an adult to handle this process rather than your kids.
Step #1: Find a Battery Charger
The first step is to find a battery charger and you can typically find a variety of them online. The type you’ll want to find will have a red (positive) and black wire (negative), which you will be attaching to the battery in a later step.
Step #2: Remove the Battery
Next, you’ll want to remove the battery from your Razor Scooter, which should be a relatively straightforward process. It is typically located under the deck, which means you’ll have to remove the deck screws and the battery screws.
At this point, you should have a clear view of the two-wire terminals that connect the batteries to the motor. Disconnect the wires connected to the scooter and remove the battery.
Step #3: Connect the Charger
Plug the charger into an electrical outlet and then connect the red cable to the positive terminal on the battery and the black cable to the negative terminal. This will begin the scooter’s charging process.
Step #4: Know the Charging Time
Most third-party battery chargers will come with indicator lights similar to the lights on your Razor charger. You’ll easily be able to tell when the battery has received a full charge and then you can disconnect it from the power. Then, reattach it to your scooter doing the opposite of what you did to disconnect the battery.
If you opted for a charger which doesn’t have indicator lights, it’s best if you time the charging based on what is described in your user manual. For example, most Razor Scooters need between eight and 12 hours of charging. Over time, the more you use your third-party charger, the easier it will be to tell when it’s time to disconnect the battery.
Step #5: Test the Battery (Optional)
The best way to be sure of the length of time needed to charge your scooter’s battery is to use a volt-meter, which is a useful tool that tells you the remaining voltage. By connecting the two terminals to the volt-meter, you’ll be able to decide how long the battery needs to charge based on voltage.
When learning how to charge a Razor Electric Scooter, the process is very simple. All you have to do is plug the scooter in and make sure the indicator lights turn green. Using a third-party charger is also convenient, as long as it is equipped with the same indicators.
Either way, at the end of the day, you’ll have a fully charged scooter ready to use.