Can I put a bigger battery in my mobility scooter?
YES. You can upgrade to Lead Crystal or Lithium mobility scooter batteries for greater range.
What is the best battery for a mobility scooter?
Our UPG 12V 12Ah Sealed Lead Acid AGM Batteries are also very popular. They are high quality, can fit both mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs, and are designed for superior performance. We also recommend the MK Battery Pack (set of two) U1, 35 Ah, AGM scooter and electric wheelchair batteries.
What kind of battery does a mobility scooter take?
If you own a mobility scooter, it most likely uses 2 Sealed Lead Acid batteries.
How long does a mobility battery last?
Although 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. In a ‘light’ mobility application, such as using your scooter once or twice a week, the battery can deliver up to three years lifespan.
Can I use car batteries in my mobility scooter?
Never use an automotive or wet-type charge on Sealed Gel or AGM batteries as doing so will damage your battery.
How do I increase the range of my mobility scooter?
Tips to increase the range of your electric scooter
- Make sure you have no unnecessary electronics running.
- Clean your scooter.
- Reduce the weight the scooter has to carry.
- Inflate the tires.
- Never drain the battery completely.
- Upgrade the battery.
- Add an extra battery.
- Rewind the motor (advanced)
Are mobility scooters 12V or 24V?
Regardless of type, all mobility scooter batteries are 12Volt. As a rule, your scooter needs two 12V batteries for a 24Volt output.
Are all mobility scooter batteries the same?
Battery Types Scooters and wheelchairs all come with the same type of batteries: VLRA (valve-regulated lead acid) or “sealed” batteries. There are two different types within this – AGM (absorbed glass mat) and Gel batteries.
Can you use a car battery on a mobility scooter?
While the heavy, boxy batteries in your car and on your Pride Mobility scooter might look similar, they are not interchangeable. Both vehicles use sealed lead acid (SLA) battery technology, but the roles are different.
Should I leave my mobility scooter on charge all the time?
When you put your scooter or wheelchair on charge, leave it until it has been fully charged and the light shows green. Sometimes this can take 12 hours or more so we recommend charging over night. If you aren’t charging then unplug the charger! Some chargers will allow drain the batteries quite quickly if you do this.
How far will a mobility scooter travel on a full charge?
In brief, the travel distance of a mobility scooter with a fully charged battery usually ranges from 6 miles to 20 miles. However, you can go as far as 45 miles on a single charge with certain models, such as the EW-36 mobility scooter (though there are some factors that influence the travel distance).
Can you charging mobility scooter batteries with car charger?
You must not use a car-type charger for these batteries: it would permanently damage them. The charger supplied with the vehicle is designed for the purpose.