Finding the correct battery is no longer a case of “it looks the same”, modern Scooters & Power-Chairs are designed to run on specific batteries, fit the wrong one and the damage caused to electrical components and motors can be very expensive to put right, which is why we hold a wide range of replacement batteries available for next day delivery for most models. And for those we don’t have in our repair centre, we can still arrange delivery within 24 or 48 hours. The Mobility Repair Specialist Battery Care Guide Electric Scooters and Wheelchairs cost a lot of money and quite rightly you expect high performance. So don't skimp on your power source. Battery technology has changed a lot over the past few years. Wheelchair batteries today especially gel/sealed batteries, offer more power in the same size case, provide more consistent performance and have turned past concerns into myths.
Taking care of your Batteries
To prolong the life of your battery, when first installed place it on charge for at least 24 hours
Use the manufacturer's automatic charger for all routine charging. (Leave your automatic charger turned on whenever possible, you cannot over charge a battery when using automatic 3 stage chargers.)
Never run your batteries completely flat. Always keep your battery on trickle charge between uses and if your vehicle is stored for any length of time, firstly charge fully then disconnect your batteries.
Try wherever possible to fully cycle your battery before charging and then fully charge before re-use.
Always use the correct charging system for the batteries in use. Never use Car chargers on Gel batteries.
Warning! Batteries for mobility scooters can be hazardous. All batteries, wet, sealed and gel units contain lead and sulphuric acid, both are highly toxic and sulphuric acid is highly corrosive.
Your battery for your mobility scooter will wear out with age or frequency of use, as the battery gets older your scooter will travel slower or shorter distances.
If you use your scooter very regularly then the battery will obviously wear out faster.
The distance you can expect from fully charged batteries will be greatly influenced by weight and terrain.
Store batteries fully charged. Check once a month and recharge as needed. Wet batteries can hold their charge up to three months, sealed models six to twelve months. Remember if storing your chair for longer than a few weeks, it's best to charge the batteries and then disconnect them.
A scooter battery operated with insufficient charge over a long period of time may develop a type of sulphate on the plates. This sulphate is dense and hard, and cannot be readily converted to normal active material again. In this condition the battery is unable to deliver its full power