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Tips to Prolong Battery Life

When getting a new power wheelchair or power scooter, one of the main concerns patients have is how long their equipment will work before needing to be recharged.  While there is not a specific guarantee as to how long your battery life will last there are a few things to consider.  For example, taking your power chair or scooter out on a flat path will have a longer battery life than taking it somewhere with hills or a more rough terrain.  For in-home use you will get much longer out of your battery life than you will for outdoor use.

Here at Aeroflow Healthcare we carry a wide selection of powered mobility equipment to help you lead an independent lifestyle.  The Victory 10 3-Wheel Scooter is a stylish and comfortable scooter designed to hold up to 400 pounds.  For someone who prefers the performance and stability of a power wheelchair, the Jazzy 600 ES is a great option.  With a power scooter or wheelchair battery life is an important factor.  There are a few tips that will help you prolong the life of your battery.

One of the best ways to prolong your battery life is to properly charge it.  It is important to fully charge your battery before using your chair.  It is best to charge your chair while you are sleeping to ensure that it has enough time to fully charge rather than plugging it in for an hour or so at a time.  On the flip side of this, it is just as important that you avoid overcharging your battery as well.  Avoid leaving it plugged in for over 24 hrs at a time. If you live in a harsh climate, it is helpful to avoid leaving your batteries in a place where they would experience extreme hot or cold temperatures.  If your equipment uses more than one battery it is important to change the batteries at the same time. Mixing together old and new batteries will drain the new battery and force you to replace batteries more often.

When it is time to replace your batteries, contact us at Aeroflow Healthcare to get started. Power wheelchairs, scooters, and many accessories can be purchased as self pay, and many items are covered through insurance. No matter what type of mobility need you or your loved ones have, we are here to help you select a great powered mobility device that will give you the freedom, independence, and reliability that you deserve.

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