Like the longevity of most products, the answer to how long your battery will last depends on a few vital but simple factors.
In this blog, the team at Valen highlight these important factors that will vary the length of your battery life.
Purchasing your mobility scooter or powered wheelchair
The length of your battery’s life is determined from the beginning of your mobility scooter or powered wheelchair purchase. It is essential to ensure that your mobility scooter or powered wheelchair specialist recommends you a scooter or wheelchair that keeps up with your needs, usage and budget.
Choosing the right battery technology
There are a variety of battery technologies each with individual features and benefits so an experienced specialist will be able to match the most suited one of these VRLA battery technologies to your requirements.
As mentioned in the blog AGM vs Gel Batteries in Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs, Gel battery technology is generally the battery of choice for mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs.
Using the correct battery charger
Once you have the ideal battery, your service technician will be able to match your battery to the correct type of battery charger ensuring that your battery is maintained correctly.
So, how long will your battery last?
Depending on your scenario, most mobility scooter or powered wheelchair VRLA batteries last over 2-years. Most manufacturers honor a 12-month manufacturers warranty which helps to cover any manufacturer defects that can occur.
However, the battery should last well over the 12 months if correctly specified, installed and maintained as mentioned above.
Need further advice on making sure your mobility batteries last? Just ask Valen!
The team at Valen have extensive knowledge and experience in the mobility industry. We service clients in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and everywhere in between!
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