BEST MOBILITY SCOOTER COLLECTION FOR YOU
Non-motorized mobility scooters are less common but are suitable for the estimated 60% of wheelchair users who require the use of their legs at least.
Motorized scooters have a seat with more than three, four, or more wheels, sometimes a flat area or footrest for the feet, and handlebars or a triangular steering device at the front to turn the steerable wheels.
Batteries usually power mobility scooters. One or two batteries are stored on the scooter and charged from a standard power supply either on board or via a separate battery charger unit.
- Front-Wheel Drive (FD) & Rear Wheel Drive (RD)
The rear-wheel drive can be used indoors and outdoors and has 350 lbs (160 kg) rider load capacity. Heavy-duty rear-wheel drive can carry up to 500 lbs (230 kg), depending on the manufacturer.
3-wheeled motorised scooters: light weight / large turning radius / flat surface / cheap
4-wheeled mobility scooters: foldable / heavy duty / more expensive / better stability / longer battery life / greater load-bearing capacity
Folding / touring mobility scooter / foldable / easy to transport / light weight / compact / low load-bearing capacity
Heavy duty motor scooter: supports riders over 300 lbs / more comfortable ride / off-road driving
2 seater mobility scooter
Oxygen tank carrier
Safety package (lights, horn, turn signals, side mirrors)
Cane, crutch, or walker holder
Car charger and/or home charger
- The best brands:
Go to a training course.
Be familiar with all the controls.
Ensure that mobility scooters are properly maintained.
Keep the battery fully charged.
Know how far your mobility scooter can go.
Factors that decide how far your mobility scooter can go：
condition of the battery
the kind of route
Mobility scooters should be maintained and serviced once a year.
- SLA/VLRA batteries
cheap / widely available / robust / very heavy
- Gel batteries
hermetically sealed / no spillage / good performance / price between SLA and Li-ion batteries
- Absorption glass mat batteries (AGM)
no battery leakage / low self-discharge / can be stored for longer
- Lithium-ion batteries
very light / high energy density rate / high reactivity / stores more energy / handled with care
Perhaps you only use your mobility scooter in and around your area? If this is the case and you are unloading the battery for recharging, which means that weight is not an issue, then the SLA would be perfect. It is also important to note that not all mobility scooters can be equipped with all types of batteries, so if you want a scooter that uses a specific battery type, then make sure you do your research first.
Connect the plug of the charger to the charging port of the scooter.
Plug the charger's power cable into a power outlet.
The battery is charging when the charger's red/orange LED is on. The optimum charging time is 6 to 8 hours or up to 10 hours for a full charge. The scooter manual will have the exact charging.
recommended time for your scooter.
Stop charging when the LED turns completely green.
Disconnect the charger from the scooter and then from the power socket.
Run your scooter to verify the battery level before riding.