Mobility scooter batteries deliver the power that drives your scooter. Don’t get disappointed if the battery is discharged after a short period though. This doesn’t necessarily mean the quality of the battery is poor. Rather, it could be due to not looking after your batteries properly.

Keeping your mobility scooter batteries in good shape is the best way to ensure that they live long, and perform as you need them to.

  1. Charge Mobility Scooter Batteries Overnight Once a Week When Not in Us-                                                                                                                                                                                              It’s easy to forget about your mobility scooter battery and let it run down, but charging it is important. Make it a habit to plug it in as soon as you get back from using your scooter, even if the battery is only half-empty. This will help keep your battery in good shape and able to power your mobility scooter all day long.
  2. Can I Overcharge a Mobility Scooter?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 If you’re worried about leaving your battery charging overnight, don’t be. Most mobility scooter chargers now come with a cut-off, meaning that when the battery is charged it will turn itself off.
  3. Use the Right Charger                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       You should always use the correct scooter charger for your battery, as this will ensure it is at full power and charged completely. A poorly functioning battery can cause the mobility scooter to overheat and fail. Ensure you get the right charger for the battery size of your power unit by using our guide here.
  4. Storing your Mobility Scooter Battery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keeping your mobility scooter battery in a cool, dry place will help you to get the longest life out of it. However, if the battery does get wet, just wipe it down with a cloth and allow enough time to dry before attempting to use it.
  5. Storing & Changing During Winter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             During Winter, you should still charge your battery once a week to ensure it is in regular use. Power units can sometimes be weakened or permanently damaged if they’re left unused for a long time. Simply plugging in your battery, you can prolong its life even if you’re not regularly using it.
  6. Service your Mobility Scooter Regularly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mobility scooter servicing is a necessary part of the health and safety of your mobility scooter. A servicing should include a battery test, which will test the functions and health of the scooter battery in various strenuous cases. This service should highlight any possible faults in your current battery and will let you know if you need to invest in a new power unit.

With these simple steps, you can keep your mobility scooter battery healthy and in top form, giving you the best levels of independence possible. Batteries are built to give you long-lasting results, and these easy tips will help you keep moving around for longer at a lower cost.

Check our post ‘Caring for Your Mobility Scooter This Winter’