Archive for February, 2017

Prolonging Your Mobility Scooter Battery Life

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by morethan

When you first get your new mobility scooter or mobility scooter batteries, it’s a good idea to charge them fully and then run them down a few times. This can increase the likelihood of your batteries working to their full capacity in future.

Looking after and regularly changing your batteries will increase the maximum performance of your mobility product.   Batteries are likely to need replacing every 2-3 years although you may be able to use them for longer if you take care and check them regularly.

Below are some tips on prolonging your battery life:

  • Wheelchairs and scooters typically require two batteries with a 24 volt series connection and the size of batteries you need will depend on the type of mobility product you have bought.    Take a look at our battery finder to see which type of batteries you require.
  • Never mix and match different battery manufacturers or technologies or use batteries that do not have similar date codes.
  • Batteries need to be charged regularly to keep them working efficiently.  Typically you will need between 8 – 10 hours to do a full charge and even if you are not using your mobility product on a daily basis we recommend that you charge the batteries at least once or twice a week.
  • Never allow batteries to run completely flat.
  • Only use the charger that you have been supplied with your mobility scooter or powerchair.  Using an incompatible charger is likely to be detrimental to battery life.   If you need a new charger then do let us know and we can get one ordered for you.
  • During cold weather and when the mobility scooter is not in use, the batteries will gradually lose their charge and could decay if they are left in a discharged state.  Therefore where possible try to run the scooter at least once a month.

Finally always make sure you have enough battery power for your trip before you set off and remember how far you go one way you need enough charge to get back home!  Also don’t forget that travelling up hills and using your lights will use up more battery power.

If you need a new mobility battery please visit our website where we have a variety of batteries available.  New batteries start from as little as £55 per pair!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

More Than Mobility Enhanced Sidmouth Mobility Store!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by morethan

Last summer More Than Mobility expanded our business and opened a new mobility store in Sidmouth, Devon to complement our existing mobility stores in Plymouth and Northampton.

For new customers our Sidmouth store is located centrally in town on the high street and with parking near the store it is very convenient for customers coming from Sidmouth, Devon and Dorset and the surrounding areas.

For existing customers we have over the last six months refreshed the store layout and branding and have added the latest and NEW mobility products for you to try i.e. new mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs, adjustable beds, toileting & bathing aids, walking aids, wheelchairs, extra wide Cosyfeet footwear and a large range of daily living aids.  Do pop in and take a look at our new range and see what special offers we have on display!

You can contact the More Than Mobility Sidmouth store on 01395 519850 or visit at 75 High Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LD.  Our opening hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 4pm on Saturday.

The Sidmouth store was previously branded Hearing Health & Mobility; who have retained a hearing aid concession and continue to dispense hearing aids and associated products and services.  If you would like to book a hearing test appointment to take place in store on in the convenience of your own home do pop into the store or call us to book a slot.

Our More Than Mobility Stores offer:-

  • Personal service with experienced staff
  • Comprehensive range of mobility products and services at competitive prices
  • Free delivery on large items direct to your home in Sidmouth area
  • Specialist engineer delivery and set up available
  • Full 12 month warranty included on all products
  • Optional scooter insurance and extended warranty packages available
  • Home Demonstration available on request
  • Discreet Incontinence support available for purchases in store or online
  • FREE No Obligation Stairlift Survey & Quote from our local engineer
  • Range of payment and finance options available
  • Local engineer available for ongoing support

Also as More Than Mobility is a member of the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association) you can be assured of excellent customer service and we abide by their Code Of Practice and Customer Promise:

  • We never pressure sell you anything
  • Offer professional assessments to individual requirements
  • Provide the best advice and product knowledge
  • Ensure the best customer and 100% after sales service
  • Comply with all UK legislation

We also our offering our regular Sidmouth customers a free cup of tea or coffee when they pop into our store this month. So if you are looking for a new mobility product or to upgrade your existing mobility product do pop in and check out our wide range of products and grab yourself a cuppa!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team