Thursday, November 19, 2009

When Leo Roars!: The larger lithium ion battery

The battery in front is the single lithium ion battery and the one in the back is the larger double lithium ion battery.

My new double lithium ion battery, who we've named Leo the L'ion, is a workhorse. Yesterday I parked my car at Walmart, drove to Sam's Club and shopped there with Rhonda. Then we went back to the car and into Walmart to shop there. After Walmart and another trip back to the car, I took off by myself to Kohl's and shopped that store. The battery handled it beautifully. When I tried this same thing with the single lithium ion battery a few months ago, I made it from Sam's Club to Walmart and my battery overloaded at the front door of Walmart.


  1. Since "Leo" is not approved for air travel, I've opted not to purchase him. I'm hoping that, if one single lithium ion battery (a "Cub") is not enough for my needs, that two Cubs will do as well as a Leo.


  2. Anne, just to clarify, two cubs don't make a Leo. With Leo I can go up a steeper incline than I can with the cub. There's a significant difference especially for someone my size in that the cub will overload before Leo will overload. Overloading is the way this advanced battery protects itself. Even if I had two cubs instead of a Leo, I could still only plug in one cub at a time so two cubs really don't equal a Leo.

    If a lithium ion battery (Leo or the cub) overloads the way to fix it is either to plug it into the charger briefly (to restart it), or find a handy 10-year-old boy who will run with the scoot until the battery light turns from red to green.

    Actually my husband can run with it and so can my sister Rae, but the whole point of having the scoot is to be independent, so I don't always have them available.

    I understand why you'd make the choice for two cubs instead of a Leo, but I want people reading this to understand that they aren't equal.