Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:28:07 +0000

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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:28:07 +0000 linkquote
Hi,
Our Vespa Elettrica is not working. We have not used it in a few months so it is probably a battery issue but the display says that the battery is 100% charged. I am wondering if the display reflects the charging of the traction battery only and the issue is the ancillary battery?
Does anyone has any tips or ideas what to do? Thank you, Rahel
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:21:27 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:21:27 +0000 linkquote
Bummer. Perhaps you could try to remove the battery and re-insert? easiest things first.
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:34:44 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:34:44 +0000 linkquote
More details around "not working" please.

Welcome to MV.
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:31:20 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:31:20 +0000 linkquote
Welcome to Modern Vespa.
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:52:51 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:52:51 +0000 linkquote
Afflicted wrote:
Bummer. Perhaps you could try to remove the battery and re-insert? easiest things first.
I don't know the Elettrica, but maybe some of the simple things to try with a gas scooter would help: Safety interlocks, i.e. kill switch, brake lever, kickstand switch operating? "On" switch in the right position? Immobilizer working (try a different key)?

Are the headlight and/or taillights working?

Are there any lights or displays on the dashboard that might indicate a fault?

What is the ancillary battery? Can you get to it to measure its output voltage?

Welcome to MV, and good luck!
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:46:09 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:46:09 +0000 linkquote
12v Lead battery under the floor is likely dead.

When the traction battery is charged to 100%, it doesn't charge the lead battery.

You've got 2 options to keep it charged. One option is to simply turn the scooter on every now and then leave it for a little bit. Press until "Ready" appears, then just leave the bike alone and it will charge the lead battery.

Option 2 is a trickle charger, as you would with a petrol Vespa.

Is your Elettrica a 30mph or 40mph version? The 30mph version has a button to "jump start" the lead battery. This is located under the seat, near to where the cable it connected to charge the bike.
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:25:53 +0000

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Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:25:53 +0000 linkquote
And please keep us up to date on your findings.

Bill
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:37:59 +0000

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Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:37:59 +0000 linkquote
Also, forgot to add but the petrol Primavera / Sprint has a size 7 battery (I forget the full code!). The 30mph Vespa Elettrica (and maybe the 40mph version) comes with a smaller capacity size 5 battery, and then a plastic spacer underneath.

When I needed to replace the 12v battery on my Elettrica, I removed the spacer and fit the full size battery from the Primavera / Sprint - so there's a bit extra capacity and the Vespa can be left a little longer between uses.

Last edited by JakeM on Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:36:53 +0000; edited 1 time
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:24:28 +0000

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Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:24:28 +0000 linkquote
JakeM wrote:
Also, forgot to add but the normal Primavera / Sprint has a size 7 battery (I forget the full code!). The 30mph Vespa (and maybe the 40mph version) comes with a smaller capacity size 5 battery, and then a plastic spacer underneath.

When I needed to replace the 12v battery on my Elettrica, I removed the spacer and fit the full size battery from the Primavera / Sprint - so there's a bit extra capacity and the Vespa can be left a little longer between uses.
45km version uses YTX-5L and the 70km version uses YTX-7L
You could take the riser block out of the 45km version and use the taller YTX-7L battery
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:50:34 +0000

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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:50:34 +0000 linkquote
Yes , I think the auxiliary battery is probably the first place to look at to rectify your problem . Good information provided by JakeM re battery size and charging . I don't ride throughout the winter but switch my Elettrica on every two weeks and keep the main battery at around 80% charge .
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 14:55:28 +0000

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Sun, 27 Nov 2022 14:55:28 +0000 linkquote
I am having the same issues.

Initially when i went to start the bike, there was no sign of life when i turned the key.

I then went and plugged the bike in. At this point the display sparked into life to show me the traction battery was fully charged.

long story short, the aux battery was dead. I've hooked up an external one just to make sure that the bike actually moves, but no joy. Now the bike turns on as it should, but, it still wont move and does not show a 'READY' light.

there is also a small yellow engine light on, in the bottom right hand corner next to the power bar. Is that normal??

Sorry for hijacking the thread, more info might help you too though.

Rory
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 22:22:14 +0000

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Sun, 27 Nov 2022 22:22:14 +0000 linkquote
Have answered your other thread but this is extremely similar to when I first bought my Elettrica after it had been sitting for awhile.

The correct and new 12v battery should fix everything!
   

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