Latch - Electric Folding Bike
Folds in seconds for easy transport
more than 1 month ago
December 21, 2015
[av_dropcap1]Q[/av_dropcap1]uestion: I’ve been reading about these electric “hoverboard” scooters catching fire. Should I worry about my Pedego Electric Bike?
[av_dropcap1]A[/av_dropcap1]nswer: Fortunately there are some very important differences in the technology used in Pedego bikes and those used in “hoverboards” or “scooter boards.”
The main difference is battery quality. Pedego uses only batteries made by Samsung, arguably THE most reputable lithium-ion battery manufacturer in the world. A recent article in “Wired” magazine quotes Jay Whitacre, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University as saying, “There are a lot of factories in China that now make Li-ion batteries, and the reality is that the quality and consistency of these batteries is typically not as good as what is found in top tier producers such as LG or Samsung.” Li-ion battery fires are extremely rare when using high quality battery systems.
Similarly, the chargers sold with these inferior units are also less reliable than those used by Pedego. According to Whitacre, “If there is not proper protection to the cells, and if the charger is defective, the cells can be severely overcharged.” Most battery fires are caused by overcharging.
Although Pedego has made every effort to make sure its batteries and chargers are of the highest quality, there are some things you can do to reduce the already minuscule risk of catastrophic battery failure:
Enjoy your ride and spread the word about how fun life can be with a Pedego Electric Bike!