Updated December 01, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 9 Best Replacement Batteries For Electric Scooters

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in December of 2018. If your scooter is your primary mode of transportation -- whether for commuting to work or school or simply going for joyrides -- you're going to need a reliable power supply for your ride. From sealed lead acid selections to low-maintenance lithium-ion picks, there are plenty of choices out there, many of which are suitable for powering e-bikes and motorcycles as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. NBPower 48V

2. Universal Power Group UB12350

3. Razor Power King PK1270X2

Editor's Notes

November 18, 2020:

Both sealed lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries join the list in this update. The Universal Power Group UB12350 is a versatile model that works with various mobility scooters, motorcycles, golf carts, and other vehicles, as well as things like lawn and garden tools. It’s a lead acid model with absorbent glass mat technology that helps guard against leaks and conveniently lets you install it in any position. Unlike many others, it’s got a built-in handle that makes it a cinch to carry. We also replaced the Power King 1250 with the Razor Power King PK1270X2, the latter of which has a higher amp-hour capacity, which translates to a longer runtime per charge. It comes in a pack of two, and their slide-on terminals make for an easy installation without any soldering.

To enhance the battery power of your Segway self-balancing scooter, check out the Segway External Pack, which works in tandem with your original battery to increase the scooter’s maximum range and speed. Its built-in battery management system helps protect it from overheating, short circuits, over-current, and overcharging. As an added bonus, it’s made with red LED bars on both sides that light up when you have your vehicle’s headlights on. We also moved the lithium-ion NBPower 48V into a prominent spot on the list. It’s got a user-friendly interface and is refreshingly lightweight, so it won’t weigh you down. It boasts a generous cycle life of 600 and features two charging ports. In this update, we say goodbye to the Expert Power VRLA and the Vici VB1280, neither of which are available at this time. Before selecting a battery for your electric scooter, make sure it’s compatible with your make and model, and look for one with an integrated battery management system.

January 15, 2019:

These selections include sealed lead acid battery packs, lithium options, and newer gel-powered packs. I tried to include a diverse range of manufacturers and to choose items that were compatible with a wide array of scooter models. I wanted to source plenty of options at a more affordable price range in addition to a few costlier selections.

4. Segway External Pack

5. Lifeisbetter 48V

6. Chrome Pirate YTZ7S

7. MMG Powersports YTZ14S

8. Neptune 1250

9. MMG Powersports YTZ7S


Karen Bennett
Last updated on December 01, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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