UL2272 is a electrical safety standard created by UL, an independent American safety science organisation.
The pmd goes through a series of mechanical, environmental and material & component tests:
E scooters that pass all electrical safety tests are free from fire and electrical hazards. They then receive the official UL2272 certification from UL or one of its partner organisations.
Sometimes, there aren't any obvious markings or labels on the e scooter itself. You have to dig a little deeper.
How do you know if your e scooter is UL2272-certified then?
These are two possible places to check:
Firstly, dig out your e scooter box (we chose the Segway ES2 as our example).
Next, look at the yellow sticker on the product packaging.
Congrats! Your pmd carries the UL2272-certification.
If there's nothing on your e scooter box, take out your e scooter user manual.
Try to find a section where the safety certifications are listed. For the ES2, the proof can be found under category 13, under the header title of 'Certifications'.
Singapore retailers cannot sell any non UL2272-certified pmds from July 2019 onwards.
Check back with your retailer if you're not sure if your pmd carries the UL2272 safety certification.
As the world's leading pmd brand, Segway-Ninebot values the safety of riders and takes steps to ensure that rider safety is protected. This starts from the electric scooter manufacturing process.
Most importantly, all of Segway's devices - be it electric scooters, self-balancing hoverboards or electric skates - comply with the UL2272 electrical safety standard.
In fact, Segway was part of the committee that set the UL2272 certification criteria all pmds have meet before they can be imported into Canada or the United States.
In Singapore, the ES2 meets all of Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s requirements for personal mobility devices. It weighs 12.5 kg, is 43 cm wide and can go at a maximum speed of 25 km/h. This makes the ES2 an LTA-approved e scooter model.
The ES2's handlebar width is only 43cm!