Are Electric Scooters Waterproof?
Just as your phone, television, and computer cannot be truly waterproof, there’s no perfectly waterproof electric scooter out there. High-quality waterproof e-scooters may take a reasonable amount of water splash, but over-exposure to water will most likely cause damage.
To know if an e-scooter has some waterproof qualities, you need to look out for its Ingress Protection rating (IP rating). The IP rating measures the scooter’s protection against intrusion by foreign matters like rain, dust, and other particles.
Other factors determining the water-resistance level of your e-scooter include the deck grip, fender protection, and the construction materials. IP ratings are written as two values. The first value represents the protection level from dust and other solid particles, while the second represents water protection.
How to Know if Your Electric Scooter Is Waterproof?
If you want to find out if your electric scooter is waterproof, you should pay attention to the second figure on the IP rating. If the second figure is 0, your e-scooter doesn’t have any water protection at all. If the value is 1, it means that it can withstand drops of water; if it’s 7, it means that your scooter can be immersed in up to 1 meter of water. Read more about this from our article on riding scooters in the rain.