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Battery care

       

 USEFUL BATTERY INFORMATION

 

Essential Battery Care

Your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair is powered by a battery and looking after it will help you to enjoy you mobility scooter to its full potential. Essential care and these useful tips will help to prolong the life of the battery and lifetime of your scooter. These batteries will either be an AGM (Absorbed Glass Matt) battery, or a GEL battery. Both types of battery do not require any maintenance; and can safely travel on aeroplanes.

The battery that comes with your scooter or electric wheelchair is the correct type and size, and when it needs replacing should only be replaced with the same voltage and ah (amp hour).

If you would like to increase the battery size you need to discuss this with the manufacturer or a mobility dealer like ourselves before purchasing and fitting it to your equipment. Not all equipment can take a larger battery and may cause damge to the electronics if fitted.


FAQs

How do I charge my batteries correctly?

To properly charge your mobility battery, follow these simple procedures:

  • Use the manufacturer's automatic charger for all routine charging
  • Never run your battery completely flat.
  • Once the equipment has been fully charged and you turn the charger off from the mains electricity, you should disconnect the charger from the equipment so that it doesnt drain the battery. 

 How often should I charge my battery?

This depends on how often you use your scooter or powerchair.

  • You should charge your scooter or electric wheelchair after every use where possible, an overnight charge is recommended to allow a full 12 hours charge which will allow the battery to keep its optimum charge level.
  • If you are not using the equipment for a short period of time it is recommended to charge the battery at least twice a week as stated above.
  • Once the equipment has been fully charged and you turn the charger off from the mains electricity, you should disconnect the charger from the equipment so that it doesnt drain the battery. 

 What is the correct way to store batteries when not being used for a long period?

Store batteries fully charged.

  • The batteries should idealy be removed from the scooter (disconnected) to stop them discharging.
  • Sealed batteries can hold a charge for 6 to 12 months so should be fully charged before removing for storage.

 

NEW!! LITHIUM LIGHTWEIGHT BATTERY

This is only available on limited models. New technology is constantly developing new ways to improve battery life and for convenience.  A new lithium battery has been developed which is lightweight and makes it easier to travel around.  Available on most 'fold up' mobility scooters. 

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