Razor E100 Electric Scooter

As a toy you may remember form your childhood you will probably be surprised to hear that electric scooters are making a comeback. Whilst they are still predominately used by kids looking to have some fun going up and down all of the hills in their local neighbourhood, they are also becoming a part of the lives of many adults. These older scooter riders are using them for commuting in big cities to save on the costs of trains and cars! They are very clever little machines, but if you don’t know what you are looking for then choosing a scooter can be overwhelming. That’s why today we are here to help you out and we are going to do that by looking at one in particular, the Razor E100 and seeing what it is all about!

Features

The biggest question that everyone asks when looking at an electric scooter is “I wonder how fast it goes?” Well, the answer for the Razor is 10 mph. It reaches these speeds by a high torque, ultra-quiet chain driven motor and a grip twist throttle. The motor that powers the scooter is simple to use too as it utilizes the kick start method, and it is also rechargeable! The features don’t end there for this scooter though, as it also has a hand operated rear brake, 8 inch pneumatic front tire and a spring loaded kickstand. As for the numbers, the Razor takes anywhere from 12-24 hours to charge and once it is fully powered up you will get around 40 minutes of continual run time.

Plus Points

A lot of thought has gone into the design of this scooter. The 8 inch front tire should ensure a very smooth ride and the fact that there is both a grip twist throttle and hand controlled back brake means that both are very easy to control. Having a motor that can move at 10 miles per hour is also a plus, and if you want to see how it stacks up against the motors of other similar scooters then you can do just that here at The Electric Rider website.

Negative Points

Perhaps the biggest negative when looking at the Razor is the large amount of time it takes to charge. With times ranging from 12 up to 24 hours for a single charge, it is not the most practical of machines should you wish to use it every day. The 40 minute run time after this is average and not great as well.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a decent but not perfect electric scooter for yourself, or more likely the kids, then you could do a lot worse than to look more closely at the Razor. It is a very well thought out machine but it is let down by one overbearing element (the charging). It will definitely be up to most tasks though, and the list of features is impressive, so it is up to you to decide whether or not this is the best scooter for your needs!

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Fleck 5600SXT Water Filtration System Review

Some things in life do all the work and get none of the credit. You may be the one person in your office who does all of the donkey work but gets none of the credit. The cam belt which keeps your car ticking over probably never gets the praise it deserves. The same can be said for tools around the house and one that perhaps gets less credit than most is a good water filtration system. Without one of these the water you drink could have any number of nasty and horrid things in it, so if you don’t have one of these systems in place in your home it is something well worth considering. Luckily for you we are going to be looking at one today and that one is the Fleck 5600SXT!

So what will it actually do for me?

For those of you who don’t know what a water filtration system does, it will essentially clean all of the bad things out of your water supply before you use/drink it. Soft Water Filtrationis a website which can tell you more about this if you want to know anything else, but for now, back to what the Fleck can do. The Fleck 5600 has a digital metered, on demand valve and fully programmable cycles. This means that you will have full control over your water filtration levels. The system comes with a ten yearwarranty on both tanks and a five year one with the electronics so you are covered if anything should go wrong too! The most impressive thing about this system however is the fact that it can treat up to 12 gpm flow rates, or when it is translated to regular person speak, a home with 3-6 people in it.

 

 

Will it be too intrusive in my home?

You may be worried that this system will be a big ugly eyesore somewhere in your home but I can promise you that this is not the case. The tank measures 10 x 54 inches and the brine tank 14 x 17 x 33 inches so even when combined they do not take up a lot of room. They are plenty small enough to tuck away neatly somewhere.

Whats are the positive points?

If you are worried about the water you are drinking, or even if it is simply too hard and is causing you lime scale issues then this water filtration system will sort that out with the minimum of fuss.

And what are the bad points?

One or two of the components in the system seem to be made of a cheaper plastic and as a result are less reliable than the rest of it, but these complaints do not appear too often.

Sum everything up for me.

This is a simple piece of kit which should make a big difference to your health and the health of your family. Whilst you may not notice something as small as having hard water, it can make a difference and if you have the chance to solve this issue then I would recommend doing just that!

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