What types of batteries are available for my power wheelchair?

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The battery used in most power wheelchairs is a (deep cycle) lead acid battery that is either a wet cell, a gel cell, or an AGM (absorbed glass matt) battery. Although they look and feel similar, electric wheelchair batteries shouldn’t be confused with car batteries. They are vastly different in design and use and should never be interchanged.

Wet cell batteries typically hold a charge for longer and offer more power than the gel cell variety. There major drawback comes ...

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What are types of electric wheelchair tires are available?

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There are a variety of options when in comes to the wheels and tires of your power wheelchair. Most suppliers will typically offer 3 types: Pneumatic (air filled), foam filled, and solid rubber.

  • Pneumatic tires offer an extremely smooth and stable ride but lose points when it comes to maintenance. They need constant upkeep and will often lose air, or if punctured, can go completely flat. Most power wheelchair users enjoy the performance that pneumatic tires offer but will not use ...
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How often do I have to charge my electric wheelchair battery?

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Usually the manufacturer of your electric wheelchair will advertise a range that the wheelchair or scooter can travel between charges. Usually they will word it as: “between — and — miles”. In most cases it is anywhere from 10 – 20 miles. The range also depends on the users weight, ground level, and temperature. You can fully charge an empty battery overnight (8 hrs). Most new batteries have a life span of approximately 2 years.

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Can I take my power wheelchair with me on vacation?

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In most cases the answer is Yes. Most modern power wheelchairs can be taken apart and loaded into a vehicle. If the mobility device does not breakdown you may want to invest in a wheelchair lift or possibly a ramp to allow for transportation. If you’re taking a trip that requires air travel or if you’re going on a cruise there are additional concerns you may need to address. The battery for one is probably going to be the airlines ...

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