After you have used your mobility scooter, even if it was only for a short trip it is a good idea to charge the battery after each individual use of the scooter, you may not have used much of the power in the battery but its better to make sure that your battery is fully charged again and ready for the next time that you need to use the mobility scooter.
Even if you have not used your mobility scooter as much at a certain time, maybe one week you have needed to go out less, it is still best to regularly charge and not go too long in between battery charges.
Keeping the battery clean, especially the terminals will help to ensure that your battery gets a proper charge and making sure that the connections to the terminals are on tight enough before attempting to charge the battery is always worth a moment of your time.
Ideally, a 12 hour constant charge of the battery each time you charge is better than putting it on to charge for just an hour or two.
After a battery has been in use and charged many times it will gradually lose its performance and if you find that a full charge no longer provides the usual distance range that you were getting and that the mobility scooter doesn’t operate as smoothly as it did before, there’s a chance that the battery needs to be replaced, though its always worth having the rest of the scooter checked out first in case any performance problems are related to another part of the scooter and not necessarily the scooter’s battery.
When needing to charge your mobility scooter you will either have a removable battery that can be charged on its own or the scooter may require that the battery stays in place while the mobility scooter is charged up again, in the case of the latter, you will normally find a charging point on the scooter instead of the battery.
If you do need to charge the mobility scooter without removing the battery then you will need to make sure that you have access to a mains outlet, either within your home, garage or a shed, if the battery needs to be removed to be charged, then having an individual who can regularly perform this for you is probably the best idea.
It is worth reading through the manual that will have come with your mobility scooter too, in case there are any specific instructions regarding the charging of the battery and you should only use a charger compatible with your mobility scooter and its battery.
If your mobility scooter and/or its battery are brand new it will usually require a full charge from new, before use.
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