Synopsis: Taking care of a mobility scooter battery is essential to maintain its performance in terms of speed and distance per charge. Use the charger that came with your battery for the safest and most efficient charging. Greasing the terminals, of the battery is part of keeping the mobility scooter maintained.
Taking care of a mobility scooter battery is essential to maintain its performance in terms of speed and distance per charge. When you use the scooter know that the battery is at its peak, and the independence it provides will not turn negative. Listed below are a number of hints and tips for taking care of an electric scooter battery(s).
Never allow the battery to be fully discharged, where the scooter is not regularly used it must be charged once per month as a minimum. Alternatively, the battery can be left connected. It will not overcharge if you are using the correct charger.
Black and white illustration of a lead acid type battery.
Most manufacturers generally offer a 12 month warranty on batteries, mobility scooter batteries should deliver an average lifespan of up to 18 months depending on usage.
If charged and stored correctly mobility scooter batteries, depending on type, can provide from 20 to 45km of travel per charge. Though, it is essential to check this with the scooter manufacturer as this can vary according to the specific mobility scooter make and model.
Today's modern batteries are manufactured to give you long-lasting results, however, caring for mobility scooter battery(s) is essential to ensure continual peak performance. By properly taking care of and maintaining the scooter batteries your mobility scooter will provide you with the freedom you desire. Whenever you have your scooter serviced, be sure to ask the service personnel to include a battery test. This will test the functions and health of the scooter battery under various loads and uses, and will highlight any possible faults in the current battery.