Scooters and powerchairs are powered by one of 2 main battery types; Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs, and sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries. Despite fulfilling nearly-identical functions, the differences between the 2 can be vast. Let’s explore what makes each of these two power sources unique. What is an SLA Battery? Sealed-lead acid batteries are typically used […]
Most scooters and powerchairs are powered by a set of Sealed Lead-Acid batteries. These can also be found in many electric vehicles and in the regenerative braking systems of many newer cars. Knowing when to replace your scooter batteries can be both obvious and not-so-obvious. In this article, we will cover a few basics about […]
The cycle life is the amount of cycles a cell or battery can provide for charging, discharging, or rest. Cycle life is usually expressed by the number of cycles that are available before the discharge period decreases to half the initial value.
Not all batteries are created equal. While the heavy, boxy batteries in your car and on a mobility scooter might look similar, they are not interchangeable. Both vehicles use sealed lead acid (SLA) battery technology, but the roles are different. You might have wondered what’s the difference between a scooter battery and a car battery? […]
AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries are designed to hold the electrolyte in the mats to prevent the acid from leaking out when the battery is broken. AGM batteries are more common than GEL, offering a higher amp burst. Life expectancy (cycle lives) in AGM remains excellent as long as batteries between recharges are not discharges […]