Here are some things you need to know about using your scooters on hills. First of all, it's always important to observe the maximum weight capacity of your scooter. For best results, it's best to keep the maximum weight to no more than 85% of the scooter weight capacity.
Then, when thinking about the maximum weight capacity, you must include the things you plan on carrying. For example, if your scooter has a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs, the most you should carry is about 255 lbs. If the rider weighs 225 lbs the most amount of cargo you should carry is 30 lbs.
If you're observing the maximum weight capacity of your scooter and the 85% rule, your scooter can be expected to be able to climb an incline comparable to what you'd find on an ADA compliant wheelchair ramp. ADA refers to the Americans with Disability Act. The ADA specifically defines how steep a ramp can be. These days, nearly all ramps you're going to come across are ADA compliant.
So if you want to know if your scooter will climb a hill, consider the steepness of the hill compared to a typical wheelchair ramp.
If you attempt to climb a ramp or hill that's too steep, you might trip the circuit breaker. That's a small button often (but not always) located on the front of the battery pack and covered by a clear rubber dome. It's often mistaken for an indicator light. This circuit breaker is designed to protect the battery and motor from damage in an overload situation. If your circuit breaker trips, just press the rubber dome to reset it.