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Maintaining Mobility Scooter Batteries

Published: 2009-08-16 - Updated: 2019-05-19
Author: Disabled World | Contact: www.disabled-world.com
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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.

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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).

This article is from our digest of publications relating to Electric Mobility Scooters that also includes:

Keep it Charged

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.

Keep it Cool

Black and white illustration of a lead acid type battery.
Black and white illustration of a lead acid type battery.

Care for the Battery

Extending Battery Life

Battery Life and Warranty

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.

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