How to get the most from your mobility scooter batteries – Have you ever wondered how to make your mobility scooter batteries last longer? You’re not alone!
In this blog, the team at Valen highlight a few essential points to bear in mind when using and maintaining your mobility scooter to ensure that you get the most from your batteries.
Make sure you have Fully Charged your Mobility Scooter Battery before using it
Your mobility scooter should be charged until the green light comes on and then left on charge for a couple of hours at a minimum to ‘float charge’ the battery.
This ‘float charge’ is essential as it ensures the battery has the maximum charge and can perform to the best of its ability. It is best to leave the battery on charge for as long as possible.
Use the correct Battery Charger
Is it absolutely crucial to make sure that you have the correct battery charger for your battery technology.
Ensure you have a multistage charger that will be able to boost and float your mobility scooter battery.
Ask your mobility scooter specialist to recommend the best one for your mobility scooter.
Choose the Correct Battery Technology for your Usage
There are horses for courses when it comes to batteries as well!
What seems to be the cheapest initial option may not always pan out to be the cheapest in the long run. For example, if you are a light user, using your mobility scooter for 10 minutes once a week, you would be best looking at a cheaper AGM Style battery.
However, for heavier users, say using your scooter multiple times a week or on in it full time like in the case of an Electric Wheelchair, we would suggest looking at a cyclic battery such as a Forte or Gel or perhaps Lithium.
These batteries are more expensive initially but will be able to handle the demands of regular use and will not need replacing as regularly as a cheaper AGM battery.
Regular Service by an Approved Service Agent
It is best to regularly take your mobility scooter and battery charger to an approved service agent that has been trained in battery technology and understands how to test both the battery and battery charger for you.
Get in contact with the team at Valen to make sure your Mobility Scooter specialist is trained!
Let your Batteries Cool Down before Charging
If you have been for a long run on your mobility scooter, it is a good idea to let the batteries cool down for a while before charging to reduce thermal runaway. Then, make sure you don’t forget to give them a complete charge later!
Observing these tips will help you get the longest, most efficient life from your batteries.
If you still have questions, the team at Valen are here to help. Reach out to the team today; we look forward to hearing from you!