CRICKET, TGA approved, ARTGA registered, with EEC/EC Certification, the 2024 version of the PICCOLO, upgraded to have an 80Ah Lithium battery and Air-conditioning. Price competitive, super quality built, Luxury Enclosed Cabin Mobility Scooter, a LEMS.
CRICKET is a great looking LEMS with smooth sleek lines, and a new colour scheme, either GOLD or SILVER. A high gloss exterior finish and a luxurious interior, adjustable high quality True Leather Captain Seat with three point retractable seat belt, push button start, remote electric doors and electric windows, sunroof opening window, rear opening window, window wiper with washer, rear view mirrors, reversing camera, and a heater / demister for those colder days in winter and an air conditioner to make it bearable in the sweltering Aussie heat that is apt to happen at any time in an Australian summer.
Enjoy this superbly built, fully enclosed, luxury cabin mobility scooter.
CRICKET presents itself like a “Lexus”.
CRICKET drives sure footed with absolute control, sporty when you so want, but with absolute control from the finest controller for the crowded times on footpaths.
CRICKET is upgraded with a Motor and Lithium Battery combination giving exceptional performance and cost efficiency in operation.
CRICKET is imported by Ronica Trade Pty Ltd and has been granted ARTGA registration by the TGA.
Features & Equipment
- Two door – keyless entry
- Electric windows
- Air conditioning
- Maintenance Free Deep Cycle Lithium Battery
- Handlebar steering and controls
- Luxury LCD instrumentation
- Three maximum speeds limits
- Front and rear damping suspension
- Front and rear hydraulic disk brakes
- Parking brake
- Brushless DC motor
- Heavy duty soft start controller
- Weight capacity large
- Superb finish
- EEC / EC Certification
- Handle bar steering and controls
- Windscreen wiper with washer
- Electric remote keyless locking doors
- Electric windows
- LCD electronic instrument dashboard
- Radio, Blue tooth, USB, Auxiliary
- Media display with multi display function control
- Battery capacity gauge
- Speed display and digital
- Odometer / Trip
- Rear vision mirrors
- Rear view camera
- Rear plate light
- One Button start / stop
- Heater and demister
- Air conditioning
- Lights powerful and elegant
- High / low beam head lights
- Three electronic maximum speeds
- Large roof window opening
- Rear window opening
- Large wheels with low profile pneumatic tyres for a good ride
- Hydraulic disk brakes four wheels
- Parking brakes on rear wheels
- Captains seat – Sliding / tilting luxury leather front with lap and diagonal seat belt
- Rear seat / storage – lap seat belt
- Large space in rear for shopping, goods, or passengers, (advise to obtain local road authority permission) even a Travelscoot
Other: Comfortable Luxury Captains Safety Seat movable and reclining with lap/shoulder seat belt, Central Handle Bar Steering, Stylish High Definition Liquid Crystal Display, Remote Electric doors, Electric windows, Sun roof opening, Rear opening window, Aluminium rims, Reversing camera, Four wheel hydraulic suspension, Four wheel disk brakes, effective hand brake.
EEC/CE Certificate covers all vehicle manufacturing requirements, based on European / Australian Standards.
TGA / ARTGA approval and registration
10,000+ sold into Europe each year.
Manufacturer: Aera New Energy (Xiamen) Co
Exporter: Weiyun Motor Co
Importer: Ronica Trade Pty Ltd
Model Number: SQ4
Model Version: Cricket 2024
Certification: EEC / EC
Registration: TGA / ARTGA
Available Colours: Gold and Silver
Dimensions: 230 x 100 x 149.5 cm (L x W x H)
Weight (total): 309 kg
Weight without batteries: 282 kg
Weight capacity: 250 kg
Maximum speed: 30 kph (3 maximum speeds 10/20/30 kph)
Do not exceed 10 kph on paths with pedestrians. Give way to everyone ! Be careful, patient and respectful of others.
Maximum range ISO: 120 km
Normal range expected: 80 km *
Air Conditioner: Yes
Display: HD LCD Touch Screen easy viewing
Steering: Handle Bar
Braking: Hydraulic disk all wheels
Parking Brake: Yes
Suspension: Front Macpherson Strut and Rear Integral – hydraulic damping
Pressure: Front: 220kPa, Rear: 250kPa
Rims: Aluminium Alloy
Motor: 60V 1500W brushless DC
Battery: 80 Ah Lithium
Battery charger: 60V 10A
Shipping details (Pallet/Transporter): 380/350 kg 226x125x170 cm 4.8 cubic meters
* Actual expected. Varies with user weight, terrain type, driving style, battery charge, battery size and condition, temperature, and tyre / wheel type and condition. Information taken from manufacturers specifications.
Cricket 2024 is identical to Piccolo 2023 except it is has 80Ah battery /10A charger and air conditioning.
CRICKET Motor and Battery Description
CRICKET has a 60V 1500W Brushless DC motor.
CRICKET has a 80Ah Lithium NiMnCoO2 battery. This Lithium (similar to Tesla) battery is so much better than the standard Lead Acid Battery, in many ways, including much improved performance and overall driving cost.
In practice depending on driving style, terrain, load, speed, climate, etc, CRICKET will take you about 70-80 km distance with the 80Ah battery. You may get more, but remember Lithium batteries have a short end phase in their power supply, so run out quickly, just like your phone.
The CRICKET 80Ah Lithium NiMnCoO2 battery has an actual expected 70 km travel distance.
The CRICKET NiMnCoO2 battery should be charged when the battery has been discharged to about 80% DOD (20% SOC). [DOD is Depth Of Discharge : SOC is State of Charge] This will be when the battery charge shows about 57V while driving at a steady speed on the flat.
Do not let the battery voltage go below 55V at any time while driving. The BMS will shut off at 52V.
The CRICKET NiMnCoO2 battery life-span is rated at 500 cycles, if treated properly. They are designed to last for up to 10 years.
In summary, with regular standard use they will do 500 cycles, and up to 8 years depending on usage.
Please note, this information is as per this particular type of Lithium battery and is not what you may know or be told about other types of Lithium batteries.
Does a Cricket / Mobility Scooter need to be registered?
In Australia you do not need to register your Mobility Scooter, except for Queensland, and it is registered for ownership only.
Can I drive my Cricket / Mobility Scooter on the road?
You may drive your Cricket / Mobility Scooter on a public road if for any reason the footpath is not suitable or usable, or it does not exist. You must obey all the rules of a pedestrian or cyclist.
You may drive it on any private road, at any time.
How often should I charge my Cricket / Mobility Scooter ?
Charge the battery when no less than 20% charge (SOC). This is after around 60-70 km driving, depending on several driving factors.
When the voltage drops to about 57 volts while driving on the flat, it is time to recharge. When the resting Voltage (when you first turn the key on) drops to 59V it must be charged.
When charged, disconnect the charger and use your Cricket as usual. If not using for more than a week, do not charge to over 63V, or if fully charged, turn on the key and run the heater until the voltage drops to 63V.
When in storage, the Lithium battery should be at approximately 62-62V, half full, or half empty, and make sure the Cricket’s Power / Overload switch is OFF, so there is no chance of accidentally drawing current from the stored battery. Best to turn off the battery BMS, switch situated on battery.
If the battery is over discharged during use, the BMS will shut off at 52V to protect the battery. After a rest it should start again, but there is little power left at this time. Unless you are very close to home you will not make it, and it is best to get your charger and charge it for some time where it is.
If the battery goes below 49 volts, the BMS (battery management system) will switch off permanently to protect the battery, and the battery will need to be returned to Ronica Trade to try and remedy the situation. There is a 250.00 fee (if successful) to attempt the resurrection, and no guarantees.
What is the average life of a Cricket / Mobility Scooter battery?
The Cricket lithium batteries last around 500 full cycles (100-20 SOC). To ensure the battery lasts as long as possible, follow the charging instructions as in the previous question.
Why is a Lithium battery so much better than a Lead-Acid battery?
Firstly, the voltage platform is higher for a Lithium battery, and thus there is more power produced by the motor, and more consistently.
Secondly, the power available (power density) is much greater, making the battery much lighter, and thirdly the power is able to be delivered faster.
Lastly, the ideal temperature for all batteries is 25 C. Temperature limits are, for Lead Acid 0-+35 C, for the Cricket Lithium battery it is -20-+45 C. Temperatures over 35 C damage lead acid batteries.
What is the running cost of a Cricket ?
The electric power cost for the Cricket is approximately 1.5 cents/km.
As in all electric mobility devices, it is the cost of the battery that is the expensive part.
The total running cost of a Cricket is about 13 cent/km plus any servicing.
Can I use other batteries in my Cricket ?
You could use another type of battery in the Cricket, but the type installed from new is by far the best for the job, as explained in the answers above.
We recommend to only install the correct battery available from your dealer or directly from Mobility Scooters for Hire Sale Service.
What is the service schedule for Cricket ?
Cricket requires a service every year or 1000km. Change the differential oil with SAE 80-90 gear oil as per the manual. Oil with 3in1 oil on all joints and moving parts. Wash with running water and a very soft cloth or brush, and wipe as required with a damp soft cloth. Do not use detergents or other cleaners, they are not required. Never wipe in a dry condition, as the dust and sand will scratch surfaces. A UV protectorant polish will protect the paint and gloss sealing coat.
What is the correct way to connect the power to the charger? IMPORTANT !
Operation Instructions :
Connect outlet plug of the charger to the Cricket.
Connect the inlet plug of the charger to AC power socket, and when or if connected, turn the power switch on.
When the indicator light is RED it is charging (sometimes this maybe flashing at around one second intervals). When GREEN it is fully charged.
Charging time is proportional to the power required to fully charge the battery, and that is what was used since the last charging.
To disconnect the charger, turn off or remove the charger input plug from the AC power supply.
Remove the charger outlet plug from the Cricket.
Do not use outside in the sun, rain or damp
Do not use in dusty conditions
Do not place on inflammable materials
Do not use charger inside Cricket
Do not drop
Ensure the correct charger is used for correct battery type and capacity.
Some chargers have different colour light sequences, please check and note when first using.