Are you looking for a top-performing scooter that is pocket-friendly and gives you the value of your money? Well, Megawheels have got your back. This company supplies you with electric scooters, electric skateboard, and hoverboards and is all certified by the ROSH, UL, and CE. Megawheels S5 electric scooter is one of its products in the market which has successfully honed its name because of its impressive performance and features. This article is about the Megawheel S5 electric scooter review.
The general specs are as follows;
|battery capacity||36 V 5.8 Ah|
|motor||250 W (0.34 hp)|
|range||13 miles (14.4 km)|
|charging time||3-4 hours|
|max load capacity||260 lbs. (118.2kg)|
|max speed||15.5 mph(24.8 kph)|
|brake system||two types ( the electronic brakes and the fricion brake (on the rear)|
|max. inclination||20 degree|
|weight of the e-scooter||27.5 lbs. ( 12.5 kg)|
|size||43.7 x 6.5 x 47.2"|
|battery type||lithium-ion ( rechargeable)|
Let us now look at individual features of Megawheels S5 electric scooter
features of Megawheels S5 electric scooter
The features, as I have discussed in a later section of this article, are what you ought to look for. Features will determine how your scooter will perform on the road.
Just like many other electric scooters we have covered before, Megawheels S5 electric scooter uses a lithium-ion battery. The battery is rated 5800 mAh and 36 V/5.8 Ah. In ideal conditions, this battery will give you 13 miles (20 km) between charges. You should know that the range depends on your speed, load, and many other conditions.
According to the information found on Amazon.com, the charging takes approximately 3 hours. Lithium-ion battery offers better performance than almost every other battery in the world. The manufacturers promise you between 500 and 1000 charging cycle. So, how long your battery lasts will depend on how many times you will choose to charge. Lithium-ion batteries are known to deteriorate over time naturally. However, the more you use it, the more it deteriorates. This should not worry you. Most of the scooters can have their batteries changed if they fail.
Megawheels S5 electric scooter charger is rated 42V/1.5 A.
Megawheels S5 electric scooter battery
Battery protection and safety
After a careful search, I could not find any information concerning safety and battery protection. This is one part the manufacturer ought to take care of in the future. Furthermore, everyone needs to know what he or she is going for when purchasing this e-scooter.
The speed of the Megawheels S5 electric scooter.
The information available in the Megawheels S5 electric scooter manual, their website, and Amazon is conflicting when it comes to its speed. At the time I was writing this article, the speed listed on Amazon.com was 25km/h (15.5 mph) while that on their website was 23 kph (14.3 mph). if we go with the minimum value, 14.3 mph( 23kph) is still an impressive speed.
According to a test done by electric.travel, he was able to achieve a maximum speed of 22 kph(13.5 mph).
The Megawheels S5 electric scooter features 2-speed gears and you can select anyone you choose by a flip of a switch on the handlebars. The first gear gives a maximum of 9 mph ( 15 kph) while the second allows you to attain the highest speed your e-scooter can achieve. While there are e-scooters with higher speeds, any speed above 23 kph is very OK.
There is a limit to what maximum speed an e-scooter can cruise depending on a country or state. Most of the electric scooters for heavy adults also come with speeds slightly higher than 23 kph.
The Megawheels S5 electric scooter parts are impressive including the 250 W motor. This is equivalent to 0.34 hp. This is a relatively powerful motor that can support up to 120 kg ( 265 lbs.) of load. This is not the only thing this powerful motor is capable of. It can climb steep hills and give you a speed of up to approximately 22 kph.
Though there are e-scooters with more powerful motors such as Dualtron mini, Megawheels S5 electric scooter motor is still power and will give excellent performance at comparably lower price.
The power of your motor determines three things about your e-scooter. Firstly, there is the speed of your scooter. The more powerful your motor is, the greater the speed you can cruise at. Secondly, the amount of load your scooter can carry. The power of your motor is directly proportional to the amount of load it can carry. Lastly, the steepness of the hill it can climb. You guessed it right, the more powerful a motor is, the steeper the hill it can climb.
By climbing angle, we mean the steepest hill the Megawheels S5 electric scooter can climb easily. According to their website, Megawheels S5 can comfortably climb hills as steep as . Compared to the swagger classic 2 e-scooter, this is far better. Most of the scooters in this category can only manage hills around 15. There are some which are limited to only .
Maximum load capacity
Peoples` weight varies. There are average human weights and there are those classified as heavyweights. The Megawheels S5 is designed to support approximately 120 kg (or 265 lbs.). This is very impressive. Most of the e-scooters for adults I have checked before support up to 90 kg (approximately 200 lbs.). You may not weigh 120 kg but you can use the extra weight capacity to carry other things. This is why this is the perfect scooter for delivery.
The scooter itself weighs 27.5 lbs. (12.5 kg). You can carry it upstairs with a lot of ease.
The weight your scooter is carrying at a given time determines its range. Heavier loads mean very short range. Vise versa is true.
It is not all scooters in the market that comes with both headlight and taillight. The Megawheels S5 e-scooter is one of the few e-scooters that have this feature. E-scooters that have lights have a lot of benefits to you.
Firstly, you will be able to see in the dark if the track has no light. This is also helpful when the street is poorly lit. Secondly, other motorists on the road can see you when the weather is not good.
It can get foggy sometimes or it can be dark and the motorists on the road may crush you if you have not taillight.
The headlight is made up of a 1 W LED light while the taillight is made up of a 0.3 W LED light. The LEDs are favored because they have the highest efficiency compared to other lights.
As far as your safety is concerned, brakes play a very critical role. You do not want to fail to stop at will when cruising as 22 kph (6 m/s). This can be deadly. And this is the reason the Megawheels manufacturer designed the S5 with a dual braking system. The first type of brakes are electronic and are located at the handlebars. The second type of brake is the friction brakes located on the rear wheel. Though it is debatable, some expert reviewers argue that rear brakes are more efficient.
It is so unfortunate that the braking system is not regenerative type. It would have helped increase the range as is the case with electric cars.
There is an article I have written about e-scooters with large wheels and we so their benefits. Among many things they offer you a very smooth ride.
Megawheels S5 comes with pneumatic wheels of 8.5 inches. It goes without saying that they are designed to offer you an unforgettable user experience. Though this scooter does not have a suspension system, the large pneumatic wheels more than makeup for that. The threads are placed to make sure you do not slip.
All the controls are located in the handlebar. You will find the following on the handlebar;
- Battery indicator
- Power button
The brakes are found on the left side of the handlebar. You can use them to stop your scooter. The throttle is located on the right side of the handlebar.
Quality and design of Megawheels S5 electric scooter.
The Megawheels S5 e-scooter is an aesthetically designed scooter. It has a matte black color that is very appealing to the eyes. As of writing this article (the year 2021), Megawheels S5 comes in one color only, matte black. It has a very strong aluminum alloy frame. The aluminum alloy frame benefits you in many ways. One, it is very light so you can carry it easily. Two, it is very strong to support a lot of weight. You can carry up to 120 kg on your Megawheels S5 without any problem. Let’s look into the design in more detail.
It is not all scooters that you find in the market that are fordable. When we discussed e-scooters with seats, we fold that a good number of them were heavy and not foldable. Megawheels S5 on the other hand is very foldable. This is one of the design features that makes it very desirable.
Both foldability and light weight make it easy to carry it around. If it happens to have a low battery, you can carry it with you on other public transport. You would have no problem when you come to crowded places.
Lastly, the foldability attribute of the Megawheels S5 makes it easy to store in very small and compact spaces such as a locker. Did I mention you can keep it in the trunk of your car? Well, you can.
When folded, Megawheels S5 measures 43.7 x 16.5 x 16.9” or 111 x 42 x 43 cm. When not folded, it measures, 43.7 x 6.5 x 47.2” or 111 x 42 x 120 cm.
The deck is where you place your feet. A wider and longer deck is preferred because it offers, you ample space for your feet. Besides, it is common knowledge that the width of the deck is a contributing factor when it comes to the stability of your scooter.
Attached to the end of the deck in the rare is a fender. The fender plays two roles. First, it protects the rare tire. Secondly, it features the rear brake disc. When you want to stop, place one of your feet on the fender.
The power cabin is not located on the deck but in the stem.
The height of Megawheels S5
Megawheels S5 has a fixed height of 1.2 m (120 cm or 47.2”). Though there are scooters with adjustable heights, this e-scooter is understandably designed with such height because of the power cabin. The height of an average human is 1.3 m so 1.2 stem will not present any problem.
Furthermore, the height of the stem does not determine how fast a scooter can go or the amount of load it can carry. Height, if anything, can only affect your comfort as the rider.
Pros and cons
All products have their advantages and disadvantages depending on one’s perspective. Here we will discuss some of the merits and demerits of the Megawheels S5 electric scooter.
- It is light in weight so you can easily lift it.
- It is foldable meaning it occupies a small space.
- It is an e-scooter that can carry heavy adults (265 lbs. or 120kgs)
- Features an excellent braking system.
- Megawheels S5 electric scooter has a sleek design.
- No information about battery safety and protection
- waterproof rating IP x4 meaning it cannot be submerged in water without destroying it.
- Does not offer connectivity to other devices such as smartphone through an app.
Megawheels s10 vs S5
There are many notable differences between Megawheels S10 and S5. The former features higher attributes than the latter. For starters, while S5 comes with a 5800 mAh battery, S10 comes with a 7500 mAh battery. This means an extended range for the S10.
While the S10 comes with 8.0″ wheels, S5 boosts 8.5″ wheels. The wheels are pneumatic for both cases. They both do not have a suspension system.
The weight of the Megawheels S10 and Megawheels S5 are equal (27.5 lbs. or 12.5 kg) and so is their maximum load capacity (265 lbs. or 120 kg).
The motors are also equal, 250 W.
From my perspective, the only difference between them is in the range they can cover due to different battery sizes and wheels.
What to look for in an electric scooter
What to look for in an electric scooter is a function of what you need. What you need is determined by what you want to use your scooter for and where you will use your scooter. Take for instance if you need to use your scooter in an off terrain setup, wheels will be a major factor; you would need to go for scooters with suspensions.
In general, however, the battery, wheels, electric motor, seats, lights, and speed are factors that are considered most. The battery and the electric motor carry the most weight. The battery determines the range you can enjoy and the motor determines the amount of power your scooter will give you. The more powerful your motor is, the steeper the hills it can climb.