Battery (2X) 40ah 12v
Dimensions: 197 x 165 x 170mm
One of the most important components of a scooter is the battery. Sealed lead-acid or gel batteries may require a charge after one use if we are not using our power chair or scooter for a long time.
All mobility scooters come with a guide to know more about the battery life, but this will only apply if they are mantained properly charged. In order to get the most out of your battery, Accessible Madrid recommends charging the batteries for at least 12 hours the first time and keep them fully charged at all times in order to prolong their life. Needless to mention, that they will lose capacity eventually lose. In this sense Accessible Madrid recommends that once a year, take the scooter for service to ensure that the batteries are charging correctly. Accessible Madrid offers a service of maintenance and repair for your scooter.
You should keep lubricated battery terminals and battery clean. To clean the coil you can use a damp cloth and avoid wet conditions when using the scooter. If the batteries are wet, wipe and let it dry completely before using the scooter again.
Over time you will notice as the ability of the battery to hold a charge will decrease, which will result in need to charge your scooter more often. It is important to check the charge on your scooter indicator to ensure that you will be able to complete your journey without problems. Well mantained batteries will ensure not only travel range, but that one has enough power to turn on exterior lights if you you are traveling in the dark or in poor visibility conditions.
Depending on the type of scooter you are using, you may need to charge the batteries after each trip or just when the charge indicator on your scooter indicates that the battery charge is low. The batteries on your scooter should last quite a while, usually about two years or more.
Batteries must be charged regularly to keep them running efficiently. Always read the manufacturer's directions on the battery; Usually they recommend a load for a period of between 8 and 10 hours.
During the winter and when the mobility scooter is longer standing, batteries gradually lose their charge and could deteriorate if left in a discharged state.