Mobility scooters are an essential part of everyday life for some people, and without them, they would be left without any form of transport. It is vital that you properly maintain your mobility scooter battery. By doing this, you can ensure that you prolong the lifespan of your scooter and avoid any additional costs that come with poor battery care. This guide will provide you with the information and knowledge that you need to ensure you are getting the most out of your mobility scooter batteries.
The life of a battery can vary a great deal depending on the type of battery and how it is used. Strident mobility scooter batteries, for example, can last up to 10 years if they’re cared for correctly. However, the actual lifespan of a battery can vary depending on usage and aftercare.
Find out more about how long mobility scooter batteries last and how to preserve them.
As with lots of components, there are several different types of electric mobility scooter batteries that you can buy which all have different life spans.
Proper battery care is crucial in ensuring you will achieve optimum battery life and get the most out of your purchase. The charging of your battery is a huge factor in how it continues to perform, and how to maximise this performance.
Unlike many things, there is a ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ time to charge mobility scooter batteries, but this can depend on the type of battery that you have.
Tips for all batteries:
Ensure you use the charger that your batteries manufacturer recommends. Although this may seem obvious, lots of mobility scooter users are killing their batteries by using third-party chargers that are not suitable for their battery. Take a look at our page on selecting the best charger for your battery, for a few more pointers.
Typically you can travel between 10 and 30 miles on a single charge, providing you’re travelling in good conditions. Range always varies depending on the make and model of your mobility scooter and the conditions you’re riding in. Even the longest range mobility scooter may struggle in poor conditions. Be sure to check the battery details or ask the manufacturer if you want to know the exact range of your scooter
There are lots of factors that affect the range of mobility scooter batteries.
It’s always best to be cautious when estimating how far you’ll be able to go on a full charge as you wouldn’t want to run out of power.
The life of a single mobility scooter battery depends on a lot of the factors we have mentioned already in this guide, such as battery usage and maintenance. Typically, your battery will need replacing after 18 months of average usage. However, we have seen batteries last for up to 3 years. If your mobility scooter keeps losing power, or the battery gauge shows a lower state of charge than usual after a day’s use, it most likely means that the battery is starting to wear out and could need replacing.
For more tips on battery maintenance, or for advice on purchasing new batteries for your scooter, don’t hesitate to ask the team here at Ivanhoe.
With over 15 years of direct experience with battery power, our knowledgeable team is happy to help you make an informed decision.
All of our batteries are tested in rugged environments, to gauge their performance in extreme circumstances. These batteries give users the confidence of freedom and power when and where they need it.
If you want to talk to one of our experts about your mobility scooters battery, call us on 0845 555 5511, or message us via the contact page.