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Can you overcharge mobility scooter batteries?

This entry was posted on 20/11/2019 04:34:33 PM by Valen

Can I half charge my Battery and then use my Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair

Worried you might overcharge your batteries? Scared your batteries may bulge and become ruined? The answer to this question lies in the charger.

In this blog, the team at Valen offer some pointers for you to prevent your mobility scooter batteries from being overcharged.


The Complete Battery Guide for Mobility Aid Dealers


A mobility scooter or powered wheelchair with Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries and the correct multistage battery charger can be continuously left plugged in when not in use.

This method is recommended as the battery charger boost charge's the battery, then drops back into a float charge ensuring that the battery is correctly charged and maintained. Your mobility scooter specialist can best match the correct mobility scooter battery charger to your battery technology.


What else do you need to know?

There is a rare chance that something could go wrong with the batteries installed in your mobility scooter and they may emit a strange smell. In this case, disconnect the battery charger immediately if you leave the battery charger connected results in overcharging the batteries and may cause the problem to worsen.

Please ensure you contact your mobility scooter specialist for a service.

It is always a good idea to get your mobility scooter battery charger serviced with your scooter. Regular maintenance to the battery charger can help in preventing an issue with the battery charger that may result in the batteries being overcharged.


Need some more information on using the correct battery charger for your mobility scooter?

For further tips, check out the following relevant blog posts:

You can always contact our friendly team for additional support. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about battery chargers.

Written by Valen

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