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How to test mobility scooter battery chargers

This entry was posted on 09/12/2019 02:03:08 PM by Valen

How to test mobility scooter battery chargers

Wanting to ensure the mobility scooter or powered wheelchair battery charger is working correctly? Is there a quick way of checking the status of the battery charger? 

In this blog, the team at Valen briefly cover a couple of checks you can perform before completing a thorough analysis.

 

The Complete Battery Guide for Mobility Aid Dealers

 

First Check

The first check is to check for a power-related problem. Connect the mobility scooter battery charger to the mains power and ensure the lights are all on and appear to be functioning correctly. Leave the battery charger to charge the mobility scooter or powered wheelchair batteries overnight. 

Before charging begins, note the level of the batteries on the battery charge level indicator. 

 

Second Check

The second step occurs after several hours. Disconnect the battery charger and turn on the mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, observing where the battery charge level indicator is reading. The level should be indicating full. 

If the battery isn't fully charged, it does highlight an issue with the battery charger and probably time to head to the third check. 

 

Third Check

The third check involves a Battery and Charger Analyser (BACA), an invaluable instrument for mobility technicians who are needing to test a battery charger. Deciphering what a battery charger is doing can be tedious, especially with multi-stage battery chargers. 

The guesswork is taken out with the BACA which is not only manually programmable but also displays results on an LCD screen. 

Follow the instruction manual provided with the Battery and Charger Analyser (BACA) unit to assess its actual performance. 

Chances are if the battery charger isn't at fault, then there is an issue with the mobility scooter or powered wheelchair that needs solving. 

For more information or a quote on a Battery and Charger Analyser (BACA) unit, please contact the team at Valen! 

 

Need further advice on battery testing and battery chargers? 

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

Written by Valen

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