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Range of a Fully Charged Power Wheelchair

Here at Aeroflow Healthcare, we offer many different types of powered mobility devices designed to suit your needs.  With everything from heavy duty options, such as the Jazzy 1450 Heavy Duty Power Wheelchair, to smaller and lighter options like the Jazzy Sport Portable. With many different options, our customers are able to hand-pick a power wheelchair designed to help with their specific health conditions and lifestyle. When purchasing a new power wheelchair, one of main questions people ask is, “What is the range of a fully charged power wheelchair?” An average rule of thumb is about 15 miles per charge, but that number could be more or less depending on your individual circumstance. There are many different factors that will determine how long your chair will stay charged that will differ for everyone with a power wheelchair.

Some main factors that affect your power wheelchair’s battery life are your weight, the temperature, and whether or not you are on level ground. For example, someone who weighs 160 pounds traveling on a mild day, on flat land will get a longer battery life than someone who weighs 260 pounds, traveling over hills on a cold day. While there may not be an exact answer for how long your battery will stay charged, there are some tips to prolong the charge of your battery. One of the easiest ways to get more out of your power scooter or wheelchair is to ensure that the batteries are fully charged before leaving for the day.  A full charge can take anywhere from 8 to 12 hours, and charging for the full time will help you participate in activities longer.

Another way to extend your power scooter or wheelchair battery is to replace both batteries at the same time. Many people think that they will extend the life of an old battery by placing a new battery with it, but the result is actually the opposite.  Your new battery will drain quicker, causing you to replace batteries more frequently.  If you are in need of replacement batteries, contact our knowledgeable staff via phone, email, chat or mail and we will help you get started.

No matter what your mobility needs, we are here to help find the right equipment for you at Aeroflow Healthcare.  Our patients have the option to purchase items out of pocket, or you may Qualify Through Insurance for your equipment with just a few easy steps. Let us know if you have any additional questions about the range of a fully charged power wheelchair. Call or visit our site today to get started with your new mobility purchase!

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