How to Get The Most Out Of Your Mobility Scooter Batteries
Mobility scooters are expensive, and replacing parts like the batteries can be extremely costly. Battery life can vary, and there are lots of different factors that influence it. Here are our top tips to care for your batteries in order to get the longest life out of them…
Read the Manual
The instructions that come with the batteries / mobility scooter will usually offer advice on how to care for them best. All batteries are different, and so the recommendations on how to keep them healthy will be different for each.
It’s also important to understand that batteries will not perform as optimum performance forever, and at some point they will need to be replaced. If you plan to use your mobility scooter a lot then you should expect the batteries to decline quicker than less usage.
Towards the end of the battery’s life, it may take longer to fully charge and then not last as long as it used to. This isn’t as much of an issue where you only plan to go on short trips, but where you rely on the batteries for a longer period this will be an issue and you may want to consider replacing them.
Charge the Batteries Wisely
When batteries are new, we recommend for the first 20 charges that you let the charge run down past halfway before giving it a full charge as this primes the battery to hold charge. Do not completely flatten the battery as this can affect the life.
Knowing when you intend to use your batteries is important. Think ahead about when you will need to use them and where there may be breaks in between.
Do not leave the battery uncharged for long periods of time as this will damage it. Even if you don’t intend to use it for a few months, make sure to regularly charge it to prevent decline in performance.
Where you store your batteries can have a significant impact on their performance. Batteries should be stored in a dry place that isn’t subject to extreme temperature changes.