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Segway Battery Charging

Lithium Batteries

It is not healthy for a lithium battery to charge continuously. To get the most life out of your batteries, follow the steps below.

1. Purchase a digital timer (like timers used for Christmas Lights)

2. Set the timer so it is on no more than 8-10 hours per day.

3. Allowing your batteries to rest 30 minutes after being used before starting to charge.

4. Following a charge, allow the batteries to rest for 30 minutes before being used.

5. For long term storage, disconnect your batteries from the Segway completely, and fully charge them. Your batteries can be safely stored this way and should be reconnected and charged every 2-3 months to maintain proper charge. Please be advised long term storage of 6-8 months will decrease battery performance. Intermittent use is recommended.

NiMH Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

It is not healthy for a Nickel Metal Hydride battery to charge continuously. To get the most life out of your batteries, follow the steps below.

1. Purchase a digital timer (like timers used for Christmas Lights)

2. Set the timer so it is on no more than 8-10 hours per day.

3. Allowing your batteries to rest 30-60 minutes after being used before starting to charge.

4. Following a charge, allow the batteries to rest for 30-60 minutes before being used.

5. For long term storage, disconnect your batteries from the Segway completely, and fully charge them. Your batteries can be safely stored this way and should be reconnected and charged every 2-3 months to maintain proper charge. Please be advised long term storage of 6-8 months will decrease battery performance. This can typically be rectified by fully charging the batteries and using them until the Segway indicates low battery. Lean the machine up against a wall and allow it to fully drain. Allow 12-14 hours for a full charge and repeat the process until you notice the battery is holding a full charge again.