Lithium-Ion Batteries: Signs of a Charging or Battery Problem

Lithium-ion batteries may not be able to talk, but they give off signs if something is wrong. Notice an odd odor, discoloration, or hear something unusual from your e-bike or electric scooter? These could be warning signs. If you sense something unusual, unplug the charging battery, and move the device away from flammable objects. To […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries: How to Charge and Where to Store

E-bikes and scooters, powered by lithium-ion batteries, enhance our lives, but with such convenience comes responsibility. When it’s time to charge, choose a flat, dry area away from children, sunlight — and most importantly, not near entrances where a fire could block an escape route. Always use a manufacturer-approved charger and avoid adapters when charging. […]

Lithium-Ion Battery: Seguridad de Bicicleta y Scooters Eléctrica

Tienes una nueva bicicleta o scooter eléctrica. Antes de subirte para dar un paseo, tómate un momento para leer el manual, familiarizarte con el proceso de carga y utilizar el equipo proporcionado por el fabricante. Recuerda enchufar directamente en un tomacorriente de pared al cargar. Si estás considerando una batería de respaldo, siempre utiliza el […]

Lithium-Ion Battery: Cómo Comprar y Dónde Comprar

¿Estás en busca de una bicicleta eléctrica, un scooter eléctrico o cualquier otro dispositivo alimentado por una batería de lithium-ion? Cuando estés de compras, acude a una tienda de confianza, aquellos que respaldan sus productos. Busca garantías y, antes del primer uso o carga, familiarízate con el manual del producto. Confía en las certificaciones de […]

Lithium-Ion Battery: Señales de un Problema de Carga o Batería

Las baterías de lithium- ion emiten señales si algo está mal. Si notas un olor extraño, decoloración o escuchas algo inusual en tu bicicleta o scooter eléctrica Estas podrían ser señales de advertencia. Si sientes algo inusual, desconecta la batería de carga y aleja el dispositivo de objetos inflamables. Para evitar malfunciones, siempre utiliza el […]

Lithium-Ion Battery: Cómo Cargar y Dónde Guardar

Bicicletas y scooters eléctricas, funcionan con baterías de Lithium-ion, mejoran nuestras vidas, pero con tanta conveniencia viene la responsabilidad. Cuando sea hora de cargarlos, elige un área plana y seca, lejos de los niños, la luz del sol y, lo más importante, no cerca de las entradas donde un incendio podría bloquear una ruta de […]

Electric Bike and Electric Scooter Safety

Electric bikes and scooters, powered by lithium-ion batteries, enhance our lives, but with such convenience comes responsibility. In many cities, lithium-ion batteries have become one of the leading causes of fires and fire deaths. Learn how to charge your devices safely. Where to Buy Devices and Equipment Purchase from a trusted retailer who stands behind […]

Electric Vehicle Owner Charging Survey

In late 2023, the Electrical Safety Foundation surveyed electric vehicle owners to understand their knowledge of electric vehicle charging safety and to understand if the average American home is prepared for EV charging.  Home EV Charging Survey Results 85% of EV owners have at-home chargers Over 95% of owners were “satisfied or very satisfied” with […]

We are the Electrical Safety Foundation

The future is electric. With electrification comes the potential for greater hazards. To meet the needs of society, safety is imperative. Together, we can prevent over 6 injuries a day caused by electricity. The Electrical Safety Foundation meets its goals through worker outreach, consumer outreach, the safe use of emerging technology, thought leadership, and partnership […]

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Do: Test monthly, replace batteries yearly, and buy a new device every 10 years Do: Install on every level, outside every sleeping area, and 10 feet away from cooking areas When a smoke alarm sounds, go outside and stay outside Never turn off or disable smoke alarms  

Fire Safety in the Kitchen

Do: Stay in the kitchen when cooking Do: Unplug appliances when not in use Do: Double-check and make sure all appliances are turned off Do: Keep things away from cooktop Do: Plug appliances directly into the wall Never disable smoke alarms Avoid cooking when drinking, sleepy, or taking meds Don’t use extension cords for appliances […]

Electrical Safety Dos

Do: Ensure AFCIs are installed where needed Do: Install carbon monoxide and smoke alarms Do: Plug appliances directly into the wall Never use damaged cords Extension cords are temporary solutions and shouldn’t be used on large appliances Be Aware of Warning Signs of An Overload or Wiring Problem If you see lights that flicker or […]