Do you have a wheelchair or a mobility scooter? If so, you probably already know how frustrating it can be when your battery stops working and you can no longer use your wheelchair or mobility scooter properly.
At Battery PowerZone, we stock an extensive range of batteries for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
We recommend checking your wheelchair or mobility scooter’s battery and charger periodically to ensure that it is still in good condition. If not, we recommend replacing it, as you never know when it will stop working.
If you are unsure as to whether or not your mobility scooter or wheelchair battery or charging system is working as it should, feel free to pop into any one of Battery PowerZone’s branches and we will check it for you.
Should you need a new battery, we can make an excellent recommendation based on your wheelchair and mobility scooter type.
The top brand our experts recommend for electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters is the Discover brand.
Discover Batteries for Wheelchairs
This battery brand has proven, time and again, that their products are reliable and provide incredible value for money.
Discover is a leading global brand of batteries with advanced technology on Dry Cell battery solutions that are engineered and purpose-built with award-winning patented technology.
Discover wheelchair and mobility scooter batteries are available from Battery PowerZone. Simply visit our website to shop online for your wheelchair or mobility scooter battery, or visit any one of our stores.
We have a great team of sales staff who are very knowledgeable about the different kinds of batteries available.
Discover wheelchair batteries, available from your nearest Battery PowerZone branch.
Battery PowerZone stocks the following highly-regarded batteries from the Discover brand:
- Discover Dry Cell Battery EV24A-A-DIS ( 12volt 85ah ) at only R4074.45
- Discover Dry Cell Battery EVU1A-A-DIS ( 12volt 33ah ) at only R2078.05
Did you know that you can order your wheelchair or mobility scooter battery online from Battery PowerZone and we offer exceptional customer service and nationwide delivery to your door?
Wherever you are based in South Africa, we offer fast and reliable shipping. Of course, if you have any questions about our range of wheelchair and mobility scooter batteries, feel free to contact us and we will be in touch shortly.
Frequently Asked Questions on Wheelchair Batteries
What is the difference between a wheelchair battery and a car battery?
This is an excellent question, and it is one that we here at Battery PowerZone receive quite often.
When it comes to car batteries, these are only normally used in order to start the vehicle. After that, the power required is produced by the vehicle’s alternator.
Wheelchair batteries power your wheelchair entirely and work much harder than car batteries. This means that the battery needs to be able to maintain a steady-state of charge over an extended time period, in comparison to that of a car battery.
Wheelchair batteries are called deep cycle batteries, as they have been designed to drain power and then fully charge again.
How do I maintain my wheelchair or mobility scooter battery?
Maintaining your wheelchair or scooter battery is vital, as it is what powers the device.
Below are Battery PowerZone’s top tips for maintaining your scooter or wheelchair battery:
- When you are not using the wheelchair or scooter, try to recharge the batteries overnight. Even if the battery has not been used much during the day, it should still be charged overnight.
- Avoid interrupting the charging process. It is always best to allow the battery to recharge fully before using the item. This can help to ensure that your battery lasts for longer, and it will save you money in the long-run.
- Leave the battery on charge if you know you will not be using your scooter or wheelchair for a while. This will not harm the battery, so do not be concerned.
- Disconnect the battery if you will not be using it for an extended period. If the battery will be out of use for 2 weeks or longer, disconnect the battery terminals. If you can, try to charge the battery fully about once a week to keep it in good condition.
- Perform regular inspections of the battery. BPZ recommends inspecting your wheelchair or scooter battery periodically. Check for signs of corrosion and, if there is corrosion, gently clean it off.
- Avoid using extension cords when charging the battery. This can cause a fire, which can be even more dangerous for a person of limited mobility.
How best to charge your wheelchair or mobility scooter battery?
It is always best to charge your scooter or wheelchair battery fully each night. Even if you have not used it much during the day, it is advisable to charge it fully anyway. This ensures that the battery remains in good condition for longer.
How long can I leave my wheelchair or mobility scooter battery on charge?
At Battery PowerZone, we believe that it is fine to leave your out-of-use battery on charge for a few days.
However, if you think you will not be using the wheelchair or scooter for longer than 2 weeks, it is best to disconnect it. Thereafter, you should try to charge it fully at least once a week, but best practice would be every day.
For more information on wheelchair or mobility scooter batteries and battery charging, Contact Us for assistance.