When we look at this question, it is easy to see that we can be referring to two separate expectations, those being:
1, The amount of user time that one might expect from their mobility scooter after having fully charged the battery for example, or;
2. The life that a mobility scooter battery may have before needing to be replaced with a brand new battery.
We will look at both here:
With regards to the first, when you take ownership of a mobility scooter, you should be able to find out quite quickly and easily how much use you can get from a fully charged battery.
If it isn’t stated in the documentation that comes with the make and model that you purchased, then the retailer where you bought it from should be able to advise you and then of course you can find out for sure by taking out your mobility scooter and using it for as long as it will allow you to before it needs to be fully charged again.
If you do try that, just make sure that you don’t go out alone and find yourself stranded with a battery that is unable to get you back home.
Now looking at the life expectancy from your mobility scooter battery, this can depend on a few things.
The way in which you choose to charge the battery can have an effect on how long it will serve you before needing to be replaced.
One of the first things to do is to read and strictly follow any battery charging and maintenance advice that is provided within the documentation.
Keeping the terminals and the battery itself clean, making sure its secure, that the connections are secure and that you follow any charging instructions properly, also using what is supplied and not trying to charge the battery too quickly or taking risks with anything regarding this can not only mean a longer life for your battery but also greatly minimizes any risk of injury to yourself.
You can read more about how to charge a mobility scooter battery and when you reach the stage of needing to replace it with a new one you can read about purchasing a new mobility scooter battery which should not need to happen too often if you take care of it.
Even when a mobility scooter is brand new, and of course its battery and everything else is brand new, there can sometimes be problems with it holding the charge properly from when you first start using the mobility scooter.
This may be no fault of your own and may be an issue with the battery itself, even though its new, or there can be a fault somewhere else on the scooter that may interfere with the battery being able to charge properly or to get the expected time of use from it.
Sometimes matters like this may be a little bit frustrating at first as you are probably doing everything as you should and may even take it back to the place that you bought it from a couple of times before they find out what the actual problem is.
The life expectancy of your mobility scooter battery and how far a distance you can travel before needing to fully recharge can both be estimated if you have a good healthy battery and everything else is in good working order and maintained well.
But as with most things in life, it is not always possible to figure out how long you may get from either as there are always the exceptions to both the manufacturers and retailers expectations and your own.