Q: AGM or GEL battery? A: An Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) is the standard Mobility Scooter battery, and is for general use. The Gelled Electrolyte (GEL) is capable of a deeper discharge and can be charged / discharged (cycled) more than a AGM battery; it is usually used by people who use their Mobility Scooter for… Continue reading Q: AGM or GEL battery?
Q: What is battery capacity? A: Battery capacity is the amount of charge your battery can hold. i.e. If you have a 50 amp/hour battery then when it is new, it will supply 50 amps for a period of 1 hour (100%) capacity. After some time, the capacity may drop to 75%, then the battery… Continue reading Q: What is battery capacity?
Q: Can I use car batteries in my Mobility Scooter? A: NO, car batteries are designed to give a short burst of very high current, but Mobility Scooter batteries are designed to provide long periods of constant low current.
Q: Are Mobility Batteries Safe? A: Yes they are Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, maintenance free and are accepted on all forms of transport including aircraft.
Q: Do I need to pass a test to ride my Mobility Scooter on the road? A: Not at the moment, you come under a similar judgment as a bicycle.
If you are on the road you are the same as any other road user, i.e. you can be prosecuted for drink driving.
If your Mobility Scooter is a class 3 (has the capability of going over 4mph / 6kph) then yes, you need to register the scooter with the DVLA.
If I ride on the road, do I need to follow the Highway Code?
A road scooter has a switch to drop down to 4mph (6kph) for pavement use. Note: It is against the UK law to go faster than 4mph (6kph) on pavements.
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Q: Can I use car batteries in my Mobility Scooter? A: NO, car batteries are designed to give a short burst of very high current, but Mobility Scooter batteries are designed to provide long periods of constant low current
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Mobility Scooter Battery Charging 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. (Do NOT wait until it gets into the RED band) If you are NOT using your mobility scooter for a long… Continue reading Mobility Scooter Battery Charging