Find the best battery for your needs and your wallet.
What type of battery do you need?
For mobility scooters and electric wheelchair we carry a wide variety of Durecell Ultra GEL, SLA or AGM (Absorbent Glass Matt) 12volt batteries.
Do you know how long a battery lasts or keep its charge?
Bellow is provided detailed information on batteries, specifications and more information on charging your battery and storage.
There are typically two different types of mobility scooter battery, GEL and SLA (Sealed Lead Acid).
These two types of batteries each have their own strengths depending on usage so although deciding on which to use could initially seem complicated there is a very basic reason why you may choose one over the other.
GEL – Produces more cycles and therefore can last a lot longer therefore recommended for regular (daily) users. This battery is considered to be the ultimate mobility scooter battery with unrivaled performance.
SLA (or often called AGM – Absorbent Glass Matt) – Produces fewer cycles therefore recommended for the occasional user. However, they are also a lot cheaper therefore represent excellent value for money with good performance.
All mobility scooter batteries are 12v and tend to be fitted in pairs providing 24v and it is recommended that when changing one you should change the pair.
Ensure that the battery is stored in a cool and dry place.
Overheating will reduce effectiveness, output, longevity and delay recharging process.
Avoid extreme cold.
Try to store somewhere with a comfortable ambient temperature.
Always store the battery fully charged when not being used.
Charging Your Battery
- If you keep your batteries fully charged, you’ll enjoy reliable performance, optimal power and maximum battery life.
- It usually takes around 8 hours for power wheelchair batteries to reach a full charge. New batteries may take up to 10 hours to fully charge.
- Fully-charged batteries can be expected to hold a charge for several hours, with a potential range of approximately 10 to 20 miles.
- Additional factors that impact the length of time a battery will sustain its power are weight of rider, age of battery, terrain, type of batteries installed
- Protect your batteries from extreme heat and cold. It can permanently damage them.
- Use the charger that came with your battery for the safest and most efficient charging.
- Chargers are matched to the type and size of batteries.
- Charge your battery every night for at least eight hours, regardless of the amount of use your scooter has had that day.
- If you are not going to use your mobility scooter for a few days, fully charge your battery then disconnect the battery from the scooter.
- Charge the battery after each trip as well as overnight but try not to charge your batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
- Overcharging does not improve performance and actually can have a negative effect.
- You can leave the battery connected. It will not overcharge if you are using the correct charger.
- If you use your mobility scooter less than once a week, charge its batteries at least once a week for a minimum of eight hours.
- If you use your mobility scooter every day, get in the habit of charging its batteries when you are finished for the day.
- Do not leave your battery charger plugged in constantly to the wall outlet when the scooter is not in use.
- Never allow the battery to be fully discharged.