When we think of scooters, we think of their ability to provide mobility to those who need it. With that said, their functionality is highly dependent on the batter that allows the scooter to operate. Similar to any other technology, the batter is susceptible to wear and tear, but with the right care, they can last upwards to 5 years.
We wanted to take a moment to discuss scooter batteries, so you are cognizant about your battery.
Batteries come in all different shapes and sizes. While some brands may have been found to be better, a mobility scooter that works for you should always be the priority. Some batteries have the ability to last up to 5 years. However, that requires proper maintenance and care throughout the 5 years.
Proper care includes keeping the batteries clean, protected, and never overcharging them. We recommend that you avoid taking your scooter out in heavy rain and extreme temperatures. Ensure that your battery is protected so you can avoid the steep replacement costs.
By prioritizing the health of your battery, you can ensure that your mobility scooter will have the ability to take you where it needs to go in terms of speed and distance.
Mobile scooters can go a variety of distances. They usually fall into three different categories: short, medium, and long. When you look at a short-range mobility scooter, you can expect to go about 15km with a full battery. The mid-range mobility scooter can go around 40km with a single charge. There is also the long-range mobility scooter, but they are far less common. Some of the furthest distances covered with a long-range scooter is close to 65km.
One thing to keep in mind is that the distance covered is heavily reliant on the capabilities of the battery. This means that the harder the batter has to work, the less distance the scooter is able to cover. When looking at more difficult terrain, you need to understand that the scooter will cover less distance. Other factors that can decrease the distance of your mobility include battery health, weight, and weather conditions.
One of the key things to always pay attention to is the charging of your battery. It can take up to 10 hours to charge your battery from 0-100% of your battery. This must be known so you never overcharge your battery. When you overcharge the battery, you degrade the battery.
As technological advancements come to fruition, new foolproof charging methods have been developed so you don’t have to worry about overcharging. Many scooters come with a traditional charger. These chargers continue to charge the battery regardless of how full the battery is. In the last decade intelligent chargers have been developed. These chargers use a method called multi-stage charging. By charging at a slower pace near the end of a full charge, the battery can last longer. Often these chargers will stop charging as soon as the battery is full.
Your right to accessibility is our priority. Here at ASSIST, we believe mobility should be accessible. By prioritizing the health of your battery, you can ensure your mobility is prioritized.
If you ever have any questions, or want more specific information, please reach out. We are here to assist you.