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Did you know that mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs are game-changers for individuals with limited mobility? They provide an incredible amount of freedom and independence, allowing people to move around their communities with ease. However, just like any other piece of equipment, it’s important to take care of your mobility scooter to keep it running smoothly.

One of the most critical aspects of maintenance is battery care. Without a healthy battery, your equipment won’t perform at its best. That’s why the ILS Service team has compiled some top tips for maintaining your mobility scooter’s battery health.

Charging best practices:

When charging your mobility scooter, it is best to plug the charger directly into a wall socket rather than using extension cords, power boards, or adapters. This will ensure a consistent and reliable charge. It’s also recommended to charge the equipment in the off position, and avoid charging in short intervals, as this can damage the batteries.

Minimum charge time and frequency:

To ensure optimal performance, charge the battery for 8 to 14 hours before each use, regardless of the previous usage or the battery level indicator. This will prevent any false readings.

Battery level:

Make sure to charge your equipment before the battery level drops below roughly 1/3 charge. This will prevent any damage to the battery and ensure that your mobility scooter is always ready for use.

Keep your mobility scooter dry:

It’s crucial to keep your mobility scooter dry at all times. Under no circumstances should you use your scooter when it’s raining or in wet conditions. Water damage can cause significant harm to the mobility scooter and may result in costly repairs or replacements.

Clean your mobility scooter safely:

When it comes to cleaning your mobility scooter, it’s important to use the proper method. Only clean the scooter with wet wipes and avoid using a garden hose or any other water source.

Maintain tyre air pressure for optimal performance:

Proper air pressure is vital for your mobility scooter’s pneumatic tires. It ensures efficient operation, optimal battery performance, and extends battery life. Regularly checking and maintaining tire pressure is crucial to maximise lifespan and prevent problems from low or high pressure.

By following these guidelines, you can make sure the battery on your mobility scooter lasts as long as possible and works as well as it can. This will give you peace of mind and a better experience.

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