Mobility Scooter & Power Chair Batteries

I often get called out to look at Batteries, people sometimes buy the cheap ones online, please avoid these! They are cheap for a reason, whilst the feedback is generally good that is because people submit feedback shortly after purchase, not later on. I have replaced so many cheap batteries that only last a year. I have also tested brand new cheap batteries that are only half the capacity advertised.  How long batteries last WILL depend on how you look after them and being sold the right ones in the first place.

 

 

 

We then get into should you have AGM or Gel batteries. It will depend on what your use is, for someone that uses a scooter or chair daily for long periods then GEL are the best option. For those who use it occasionally then AGM are perfect. 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is just a brief breakdown of batteries, should you need new batteries I will discuss with you all of the options and work out what is best for you, not what is best for me! When I worked for a large mobility company their policy was fit GEL to everything, not because they are the best for every customer, it was because they made more profit on them.  

 

Battery-powered mobility equipment provides users with additional freedom and independence. None of these precision-designed vehicles, however, can perform to their full potential without a top-quality battery as the fuel source. In fact, choosing the right battery for your equipment can enhance performance and safety, simplify charging and maintenance and, in the long-run, save you time, money and peace of mind.

 

MORE IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT BATTERIES

SEALED VRLA GEL BATTERIES

Deep Cycle: Premium Sealed VRLA batteries capable of over 1000 cycles (50% DOD) as fully tested by independent laboratories.

  • Gelled/Suspended Electrolyte: No liquid of any kind; battery is completely sealed. Safe in any position (except upside down).
  • Travel & Ship Easily: FAA, IATA, DOT and UPS approved. Others may not be.
  • Safety: MK Sealed VRLA batteries have a special re-sealing vent system that prevents excessive internal pressure, thus minimizing risk of explosion under normal conditions.
  • Sealed construction for maintenance-free use: Eliminates periodic watering, corrosive acid fumes and spills.
  • Electrolyte will not stratify: No equalization charging required.  Allows faster recharge.
  • 10% more electrolyte: Longer life and minimal dry out over extended use.
  • Increased durability: Deep cycle ability for heavy demand applications.
  • Less than 2% per month self-discharge: Little deterioration during transport and storage.
  • Individual plate formation (IPF®) technology: Optimizes power capacity, cell consistency, and long-term reliability.
  • Quality construction: Ensures consistent and reliable performance for long-term dependability.
  • Flame arresting, low pressure, self-sealing valves: All 100% factory tested.
  • Forged terminals and bushings: Assures no leakage.
  • Over 250 quality control checks: Certified to ISO 9001.
  • UL recognized components