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Preventing Fire and Explosion Risks: Safety Tips for Charging Electric Vehicle Batteries at Home

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Selex vehicle batteries not only guarantee a high level of safety but also bring convenience when charging at home. Moreover, let’s take a look at some essential precautions to ensure peace of mind during usage.

1. Selex vehicle batteries boast a high level of safety.

Before they are put into operation, Selex batteries undergo stringent research and development to meet both domestic and international safety standards for design and manufacturing. This involves a thorough testing process carried out over an extended period to ensure the highest possible safety when using the batteries. Notably, LG Chem and Samsung SDI certify and approve the battery production and design processes, utilizing high-safety lithium-ion cells supplied by Samsung SDI and LG Chem.

Selex Motors batteries meet domestic and international safety standards
Selex Motors batteries meet domestic and international safety standards

Here are the safety standards that Selex batteries adhere to:

  1. UL94 – V0: This is a standard issued by the United States’ Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Products meeting the UL94 – V0 quality are rated as having the highest fire resistance, extinguishing capability, and flame spread prevention after ignition.
  2. UN38.3: This standard ensures the safe transportation of lithium-ion batteries for hazardous goods.
  3. ISO18243:2017: Specifies technical characteristics and safety requirements for battery systems used in electric motorcycles and mopeds.
  4. QCVN91:2019/BGTVT: Establishes standards for battery usage in electric motorcycles and scooters.
  5. ISO16750:2018: Sets standards for environmental conditions and testing of electrical and electronic equipment in road vehicles.
  6. TCVN7000:2002: Defines standards for electromagnetic compatibility in electric motorcycles and scooters.

These standards collectively guarantee the safety and quality of Selex batteries, covering various aspects of their use and transportation.

2. Safely Charging Selex Batteries at Home

Users should carefully read the charging instructions before use.

2.1. Safety Guidelines for Charging

  • Charge lithium-ion batteries on a flat and stable surface in a well-ventilated, dry area.
  • Avoid exposure to water, damp places, direct sunlight, and keep them out of reach of children or pets.
  • Before charging, ensure that the charging plug is free from dirt, mud, oil, water, etc. If necessary, use a dry cloth to clean these components.
  • If the lithium-ion battery’s temperature is too high, wait until it cools down to the ambient temperature. Do not attempt to cool the battery by placing it in a refrigerator.
  • Use only Selex’s genuine charger.
  • Ensure that the charging connector is securely attached to the vehicle’s or battery’s charging port.
  • Avoid letting the battery’s charge drop below 20%, as it may negatively affect the battery’s lifespan.
  • Do not charge the battery near a heat source to prevent fire or explosions.
  • Absolutely do not touch the charging plug with wet hands to avoid electric shock.
  • If you live in an apartment building, follow designated guidelines for charging your vehicle’s battery.
  • Have a Class D fire extinguisher nearby in the charging area.
  • Avoid charging near a TV, radio, or computer as it may cause static, flickering, and other interference on these devices.
  • Do not leave the vehicle to charge overnight without supervision.
  • Do not charge the battery when it exceeds 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) in temperature.

2.2. Battery Usage Guidelines

Do not use a lithium-ion battery if the battery casing exhibits any of the following:

Selex Batteries are safe
Selex Batteries are safe
  • Signs of damage, cracks, or emitted unusual odors, as these could lead to fires or injuries due to electrolyte leakage. If you observe anything unusual, please contact your dealer immediately.
  • Only use a lithium-ion battery for the specific purpose of Selex electric scooters.

2.3. Charger Guidelines

  •  Do not transport the charger with the E- scooter when it is in motion.
  •  Ensure that the charger and battery are kept in a well-ventilated area during the charging process.
  •  A red light indicates that the charging process is underway.
  •  A green light signifies that either the battery is not connected or it has completed charging.
  •  A blinking green light indicates an error or a technical issue with the charger.

3. Rapid Battery Replacement Solution at Stations

For users who prefer not to charge at home, Selex offers a battery replacement service at its stations, which is part of Selex’s electric vehicle ecosystem. This service addresses all the shortcomings of traditional electric scooters, such as short travel distances, long charging times, battery durability, and subpar power supplies.

Selex Battery Swapping Station
Selex Battery Swapping Station
  • Selex’s battery replacement solution offers significant advantages, taking only 2 minutes to swap the battery at a station for a 150 km mixed road journey, as opposed to the 3-8 hours required for traditional charging methods.
  • Battery replacement and payment are quick and convenient through the app.
  • The extensive network of battery replacement stations, along with station maps, suggested locations, and directions on the app, gives you proactive control over your energy needs for your journey.
  • It provides the best cost-effectiveness, saving 25-35% on fuel costs and 50% on maintenance compared to gasoline-powered vehicles. The value is preserved based on kilometers traveled and doesn’t diminish over time.
  • It offers high compatibility and can be applied to 70% of electric vehicle models on the market when switching to Selex battery packs.

With the information shared above, we hope you feel more confident about Selex batteries and have a clear understanding of how to safely charge them at home.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a message, and Selex Motors will be happy to assist you!

>> Learn more about Selex batteries here!

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With a new scooter, customers will receive warranty coverage and replacement of parts according to the manufacturer’s policy, if the warranty period is still valid. The standard warranty period for Selex Motors’ electric scooters and batteries is 30,000 km from the retail sale date to the customer or 3 years from the wholesale invoice date to the authorized dealer, whichever comes first.

Selex’s electric scooters come with a charger that you can use to charge the battery at home, but the battery is not included. You can purchase or rent a battery separately.

You will receive the product within approximately 2 weeks from the date of placing the order, but the actual delivery time may vary depending on demand.

You can register for the battery rental service here, or contact Selex via the hotline at 0977209980, or through our Facebook page, website, or app. Our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

The installment payment policy is being prepared and will be applied as soon as possible.

The electric motorcycles from Selex will be serviced every 6 months (5000km) per time.

In some cases of unexpected incidents that prevent customers from bringing their Selex electric scooter to the Selex service center, customers only need to contact our hotline and our staff will provide enthusiastic advice and support anytime, anywhere.

Contact information:
• 24/7 rescue team: 097 720 99 80

You can download the Selex Motors app here. Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Log in to your account with your username and password
Step 2: In the navigation bar, select Selex Station
Step 3: View the map. At your current location, the map will show the nearby stations. Alternatively, you can view the station system in other districts.

Yes, you can contact Selex to change your service package for battery swapping while renting the battery.

1. Just replace the battery at Selex’s replacement station, and it only takes you 2 minutes to fully charge your electric scooter.
2. If you charge at home, it will take 5-8 hours.

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