Mobility scooter batteries deliver the power that drives your scooter. It is understandable that mobility impaired users who are looking forward to getting out and about with minimal physical hassle are eager to use their new mobility aid.
In all the excitement, it is possible to overlook taking care of your mobility scooter batteries.
You want to get the best performance from your mobility scooter for the longest amount of time to keep you mobile and independent for longer.
The best way to achieve this is and get the most out of your new mobility aid is to take good care of the battery.
Getting into these habits early is an ideal way to set yourself up for the best return on what should be a long-term investment.
With that in mind, here are some simple steps you can take to ensuring that your mobility scooter batteries’ life remains long and reliable – keeping you going for even longer.
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The right time to charge a mobility scooter is anytime after you use it.
Having your mobility scooter battery topped up is integral to keeping it going.
Even if it is only used for short trips, plug it in when you return and charging overnight; the battery will stay charged and healthy for longer.
There’s no such thing as ‘overcharging’ the battery on a mobility scooter battery, so don’t be afraid to leave yours charging overnight.
Most chargers are now fitted with a cut-off, meaning that they will simply turn off when the battery is fully charged.
It is imperative that you use the correct mobility scooter charger for your machine’s battery.
If you did not get one with your mobility scooter, buying one separately is the best option.
Ensure you get the right charger for the size of your power unit, or it may not charge.
It is important to have the correct charger for your mobility scooter as the wrong one could even pose a health and safety hazard.
Although mobility scooter batteries are built to be robust, keeping them in an optimal environment will make them last longer.
If the battery is exposed to damp, it can permanently damage the cell and could eventually stop it from working.
Make sure you keep your mobility scooter battery in a cool, dry place.
If the battery does get wet, just wipe it down with a cloth and allow enough time to dry before attempting to use.
Your mobility scooter may do less mileage and go a little slower during winter.
Cold weather will affect your battery, you should keep this in mid If you intend to go for long periods of time without using your machine.
During this period, you should still charge it once a week to ensure it is in regular use.
Power units can sometimes be weakened or permanently damaged if they’re left unused for a long time.
Simply plugging in your battery, you can prolong the life even if you’re not regularly using it.
Mobility scooter maintenance is offered by most mobility shops.
A mobility scooter servicing should include a battery test. This will test the functions and health of the scooter battery in various strenuous cases.
This servicing should highlight any possible faults in your current battery and will let you know if you need to invest in a new power unit.
With these simple steps, you can keep your mobility scooter battery healthy and on top form, giving you the best levels of independence possible.
Batteries are built to give you long-lasting results, and these easy tips will help you keep moving around for longer at a lower cost.
Contact us, if you require any further assistance and will be happy to offer give advice or service your mobility scooter ourselves.