Electric Scooter P-Settings Database
The P-setting database for electric scooters includes programming presets for all scooters from the scooter database that have an EYE trigger throttle or QS-S4 trigger throttle.
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P-Settings By Throttle Type
Many electric scooters have LCD finger throttles with pre-programmed settings (P-settings) that allow you to adjust features like cruise control, zero-start, and speedometer units (mph/kph). Learn how to access P-settings for LCD finger throttles, which you can adjust, and which presets you should not mess with.
The two main types of LCD trigger throttles are the EYE throttle and QS-S4 throttle. To access P-settings, you use the available buttons on the dashboard to get to the menu, toggle through features, and adjust values up and down.
Electric scooters most often include 10 to 15 P-settings, including some presets which should not be adjusted. Presets that should not be adjusted are battery voltage, battery voltage protection, motor magnets, and automatic scooter voltage shut-down. These presets affect how the motor and battery are calibrated and should not be adjusted unless you understand the functions.
P-settings allow scooter riders to customize their ride. The top 5 programmed features in both types of LCD finger throttles are:
- Cruise control
- Speedometer units
- Start mode (kick-to-start or zero-start)
- Power level
Other common P-settings for electric scooters include electronic brake strength, LCD brightness, auto-off time, and wheel diameter.
Manufacturers often skip using some P-setting positions, so there may be 20 positions available but only 14 have programmed settings. Ordinarily, instructions for how to access P-settings and adjust designated features are included in the scooter instruction manual.
Pro tip: Many LCD throttles include a USB port on the back of the display that provides low-voltage charging. Some sellers and scooter riders on reddit have reported malfunctioning LCDs and/or throttles after plugging in a mobile phone. These USB ports are typically very limited in the amount of current they can output, and we don’t recommend using them for charging external devices, as they are mostly intended for flashing the LCD.
EYE (EY3) Throttle P-settings
There are three buttons on the EYE LCD display: Mode, Power, and Setting/Multifunction (❍). To access the P-settings menu:
- Power on your scooter.
- Long press the Mode button (3 seconds) to get to the P-setting menu.
- Use the Mode button to toggle through and select P-settings.
- Use the Multifunction button (❍) to adjust values.
- To save settings, allow LCD display to timeout (3 seconds) or long press Mode to exit the P-setting menu.
All standard P-settings for EYE LCD finger throttles are in the EYE LCD Throttle P-settings table.
EYE Throttle P-settings: MiniMotors, CURRUS, Kaabo Wolf Warrior
|P1||LCD brightness||Default: 60|
|P2||Preset (do not adjust)||Default: 15|
|P3||Preset (do not adjust)||Default: 0|
|P4||Speedometer units||0: kph or 1: mph|
|P5||Start mode||1: kick to start 2: zero start Default: 1|
|P6||Cruise control||0: off 1: on|
|P7||Acceleration (do not adjust)||Default: 5|
|P8||Power level||1: slowest 100: fastest Default: 100|
|P9||Battery saver||1: max 2: min 3: none|
|PA||Electronic brake strength||0: off 5: strong|
|PB||LCD brightness||0: off 5: high|
|PC||Auto-off time||0: not set 30: 30 min|
|PD||ABS setting||0: off 1: on|
The QS-S4 LCD throttle is a common style for electric scooters and is featured across many brands, including scooters from Apollo, EMOVE, EVOLV, Joyor, Kaabo*, Nanrobot, Turbowheel, and Zero. Previous versions of the QS-S4 finger throttle include the TF-100 and LF-100 finger throttles, which some manufacturers explain cannot be interchanged with the QS-S4 throttle.
For more information on the QS-S4, including error codes and trouble shooting, see our complete technical manual.
There are two buttons on the QS-S4 throttle: Power and Mode. Manufacturers describe how to access and adjust the P-settings on the QS-S4 slightly differently, but follow these generals steps to access the menu:
- Power on your scooter.
- Hold the Mode + Power buttons (3-5 seconds) to access the P-setting menu.
- Use the Mode button to toggle through P-settings.
- Press the Power button to select the P-setting to adjust.
- Press Mode button to increase the value, and Power button to decrease the value.
- To save settings, allow the LCD display to timeout (3-5 seconds) or long press Mode + Power buttons to exit the menu.
P-settings for Apollo, EVOLV, Fluid Freeride, Turbowheel, and Zero
Each brand uses standard P-settings across all of their scooters and most brands include the same programmed features, but the order of the P-settings varies. The following brands and models use the same order and standard P-settings for scooters with the QS-S4 finger throttle:
Table for Apollo, EVOLV, Fluid Freeride, Turbowheel, and Zero
|P1||LCD brightness||1: low 2: mid 3: high Default: 3|
|P2||Speedometer units||0: kph 1: mph Default: 0|
|P3||Battery voltage (do not adjust)||Default: 36 to 52 (varies by model)|
|P4||Auto-off time||0: not set 60: 60 min Default: 5 to 10 (varies by model)|
|P6||Wheel diameter (do not adjust)||Default: 8 to 11 (varies by model)|
|P7||Motor magnets (do not adjust)||Default: 28 to 30 (varies by model)|
|P8||Power level||1: slowest 100: fastest Default: 100|
|P9||Start mode||0: zero start 1: kick to start Default: 0|
|P11||Regenerative/Electronic brake strength||0: off, 5: max Default: (varies by model)|
|P12||Acceleration||0: off 5: strong Default: 3 to 5 (varies by model)|
|P15||Automatic scooter voltage shut-down (do not adjust)||Default: (varies by model)|
|P16||Lifetime odometer reset||Long-press Mode button to reset to 0|
|P17||Cruise control||0: off 1: on Default: 0|
P-settings for EMOVE, Kaabo and Nanrobot
EMOVE, Kaabo*, and Nanrobot scooters use the same standard P-settings in the same order, detailed in the table below. Kaabo electric scooters include three additional P-settings, and some models of the base Kaabo Mantis require a code to access the advanced menu. Here are the models with the same QS-S4 throttle and P-setting programming:
- EMOVE (Cruiser, Touring)
- Kaabo (Mantis, Mantis Pro, Skywalker 8H, Skywalker 8S, Skywalker 10H, Skywalker 10S)
- Nanrobot (D4+, D5+ LS7, X4, X6)
Table for EMOVE, Kaabo, and Nanrobot
|P0||Wheel diameter (do not adjust)||Default: 8 to 10 (varies by model)|
|P1||Battery voltage protection (do not adjust)||Default: (varies by model)|
|P2||Motor magnets (do not adjust)||Default: 10 to 30 (varies by model)|
|P3||Speed signal (do not adjust)||Default: 0 or 1 (varies by model)|
|P4||Speedometer units||0: kph 1: mph Default: 0|
|P5||Start mode||0: zero start 1: kick to start Default: 0|
|P6||Cruise control||0: off 1: on Default: 0|
|P7||Acceleration||0: fast 1/5: slow Scale is 0 (fast) to 1/5 (slow) Default: (varies by model)|
|P8*||Power level||1: slowest 100: fastest Default: 100|
|P9*||Electronic brake strength||0: off 1: mid 3: max Default: 0|
|PA**||Lifetime odometer reset||Long-press Mode button to reset to 0|
|PB*||Auto-off time||0: not set 60: 60 min Default: 5|
|PC**||LCD brightness||1: low 2: mid 3: high Default: 3|
**These p-settings only apply to Kaabo scooters.
P-settings for FLJ, Joyor, Qiewa, Weped, and Other Brands
Other brands that also use the QS-S4 throttle include FLJ, Joyor, Qiewa, and Weped. Joyor provides scooter user manuals and P-setting instructions on their website. P-setting instructions for the FLJ, Qiewa and Weped are less detailed and available online.
If programmed settings are not included in your e-scooter instruction manual, try reaching out to the manufacturer if you need more guidance.
If you have an electric scooter with a programmable LCD throttle and P-setting instructions that’s not covered in this article, please share with us and we’ll update our database.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find p-settings for my electric scooter?
Most manufacturers provide the programming instructions and p-settings for electric scooters in the user manual. If they are not provided by the scooter manufacturer, sellers often include a webpage detailing how to access and adjust p-settings on their website.
You can also check the manufacturer’s and seller’s pages for the scooter, search on reddit, check out Youtube tutorials, and try community forums for p-setting guidance.
Which p-settings should I change as a beginner scooter rider?
If you’re just getting comfortable riding an electric scooter, we recommend disabling cruise control and enabling kick-to-start. Cruise control automatically turns on and maintains your speed after holding the throttle for 5-8 seconds, which can be jarring if you’re just getting used to accelerating and braking. The kick-to-start feature requires that you kick the scooter up to at least 1-1.5 mph before you can engage the throttle. Depending on the power and configuration of your scooter, sudden acceleration can take some getting used to. Learn more beginner tips in our scooter riding guide.
What happens if I adjust the features that are labeled “do not adjust”?
In general, those values are set specifically for each scooter model and should not be adjusted, as it will change the scooter’s configuration. If you are mechanically inclined and understand how adjusting the values alters the performance of your scooter, you can make changes to the P-settings – but should do so with expert guidance and caution. For example, if the setting for the wheel diameter is incorrectly programmed, the speedometer will be configured incorrectly and will not display accurate speed. For the EYE LCD throttle, there are a number of preset values without explanation, so you may need to reach out to the manufacturer for more explanation before retooling.
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