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10 Tips to Maintain Your Batteries

January 27, 2018 | R. Stiteler

One of the most important things to remember during these winter months, in regards to your power chair, is battery life. During the cooler temperatures the battery life might dwindle and die out. To ensure that this doesn't become something that plagues you this winter we've collected our best minds and our greatest analysts together to create a list for you to prevent your battery for dying!

Tip #1

Protect your batteries from extreme heat or cold.

Tip #2

Use the charger that came with the unit for most efficient charging. Chargers are matched with different sized batteries. If you need help identifying the charger you need, refer to the owners manual.

Tip #3

Charge your battery every night for at least 6-8 hours regardless of how long you used the equipment that day.

Tip #4

Do not charge your batteries for longer than 24 consecutive hours. Overcharging the batteries can have a negative effect on them.

Tip #5

Do not leave your battery charger plugged in to the wall outlet when you are not charging the unit.

Tip #6

When plugging in your power mobility device, plug it into the unit first, then plug it into the wall. Do the opposite when unplugging. Unplug the charger from the wall then from the unit.

Tip #7

If you own a power mobility device and you have long periods of time when you do not need to use your scooter, we have a few helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your batteries.

Tip #8

The first thing you should do is fully charge your batteries and disconnect them from your mobility scooter. If you are unable to disconnect the batteries, you can use a wall timer to turn on every three days.

Tip #9

Store your scooter and batteries in a warm dry place. Avoid storing your equipment in places it can be exposed to extreme temperatures.

Tip #10

During storage be sure to regularly charge the batteries once every two to three weeks.

If you follow these easy tips it can help to extend the life of your batteries and avoid having to replace them every spring!

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