When you use a mobility scooter to get around, the last thing you want to be doing is charging it all the time. The lifespan of your scooter’s battery is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a scooter, and this will vary depending on the model and brand you choose, and how often you use your scooter. Read on to learn more about typical battery lifespans and about what you can do to keep your battery functioning for as long as possible.
Depending on the brand and usage of your battery, you can expect it to last between three and five years. Larger batteries tend to enjoy a longer life. Lifespan will also be impacted by your weight, your driving style, and the conditions of the roads in your area.
Generally, you’ll be able to go between 10 to 12 hours on a full charge. This means you can use your scooter for short and long trips without needing to worry about plugging it in. It also helps to reduce your use of the throttle when you can, as this will help your battery last longer.
If you need to make a longer trip, why not take a spare battery? Most mobility scooters come equipped with a place to mount a second battery, so you’ll have the confidence you’ll still be able to get around if your first battery fails.
You’ll be pleased to know there are things you can do to ensure your battery lasts as long as possible. Make sure you charge it regularly and don’t let it go flat. Before going on your next journey, charge the battery completely and bring a spare if you think you might need one along the way.
If your battery is new, charge it after your first 10-20 uses. This will help your battery hold and maintain its charge to ensure quality performance. After this point, you can let the battery deplete below 50% before charging it. Again, it’s important not to let it go flat.
It also helps to place a limit on your top speed to prevent the battery from working too hard. If you’re noticing a reduced range or a shorter run time between charges, your battery might need to be replaced with the help of a specialist in mobility scooter repairs.
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