Mobility Scooters Frequently Asked Questions

Mobility Scooter Battery Charging


Mobility Scooter Battery Charging

Mobility Scooter Battery

  • Q: How often do I need to charge my Mobility Scooter batteries?
    A: Charge it over night after each time you use the Mobility Scooter using the supplied battery charger.

    Or better still leave it on charge untill you use it next – Come in …. Plug in

    • (Do NOT wait until it gets into the RED band)
    • If you are NOT using your mobility scooter for a long period of time, then charge it once a month for 12 hours, to maintain the charge.
  • Q: How long should I charge my Mobility Scooter?
    A: You should charge it for at least 12 hours. Note when the green light on the charger comes on, the battery is about 90 to 95% charged, and should be left on for a further 1 to 2 hours.
  • Q: If I leave my Mobility Scooter on charge for a day or more, can it damage the batteries?
    A: No, the charger will switch itself off internally once it is fully charged. If left connected to the charger, (with the mains power switched on) for a long period of time (2 weeks plus) then the charger will keep the battery charge topped up.
  • Q: If I have finished charging my Mobility Scooter do I need to disconnect the charger?
    A: I would always recommend switching off and disconnecting the charger at the end of a charge. Due to some chargers are prone to discharge the batteries if only the mains are switched off and the batteries are left connected to the charger.
  • Q: Can I use a car battery charger to charge my Mobility Scooter?
    A: No, it will damage the batteries.
  • Q: How much will it cost to charge my Mobility Scooter batteries?
    A: Depending upon the size of your batteries, the charger is only 36 to 96 watts which at 16 pence a kwh and a 12 hour charge would be about 7 to 18 pence per charge.
  • Q: How far can I go on a single charge?
    A: The distance given in your user manual is for, a flat run with a new scooter with new batteries and no head wind. And probably could never be achieved in normal use, I always quote about 2 miles less than the distance in the manual.

13 thoughts on “Mobility Scooter Battery Charging”

    1. Hi Evelyn, Yes new batteries are usualy 85% charged, but will take up to 12 charges and discharges (cycles) (under normal use) before the battery will provide full capacity.
      This means only after you have used the scooter about 12 times will the batteries give you full range, but do not worry untill then the batteries will give you 85 – 90 % full range

      Kind regards
      Pete

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  1. Great Post! I think mobility scooter or any type of electric scooter regardless of its brand will depend its performance on the condition of its battery. If the battery is old or in bad condition it will reflect to the vehicle’s performance like shorter distance traveled, shorter runtime or the scooter won’t start. To make sure that your mobility scooter will have a consistent and sufficient power. Make sure to charge the battery properly, avoid from exposing it to high temperatures and give it the maintenance that it needs.

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  2. sidewalks are not suited for four wheeled scooters, to many driveways and you can tip over easy. Plus the sales people don’t know enough,
    recently a salesman could not tell me about parking in malls and taking a bus ride. I am not a Mall person and was advised not to go th my favorite ocean parks , tis too far. I’m only less then five miles from any.

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    1. Hi, after reading your comment I think you should look around for a reputable mobility shop. The staff should be able to come up with a solution to suit your needs.

      As I have said many times before do NOT buy mobility equipment from traveling salesmen.

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