Posts Tagged ‘batteries’

Stairlifts During Lock Down & Scooter Recharging

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by morethan

Dear Customers…We’re thinking of you and are here to help with anything you need.  Our call centre and website is open as normal and we can send goods direct to your home.

stairliftStairlifts Installation & No Obligation Quotes
Are you worried or concerned about a family member or relative using the stairs during this lockdown? Then take back access to all of your home and never struggle with stairs again!

If so we can still quickly & safely install any stair lifts needed – either for straight or curved stairs. Do call us on 0800 046 3949 to organise a FREE no obligation quote.    Prices start from as little as £1,400 depending on your stairs.

We have already organised a few to be installed this week using full social distance measures.

Mobility Scooter & Powerchair Re-Charging
If you are not using your mobility scooter or powerchair as much during lockdown or self-isolation; then don’t’ forget to charge your Mobility Scooter or Powerchair so the battery doesn’t go flat when you need to use it again.  Below are some guidelines on charging your scooter or powerchair.

  • Batteries need to be charged regularly to keep them working efficiently. Always adhere to the battery manufacturer’s guidelines; they typically recommend charging for between 8 and 10 hours at a time and even if you are not using your mobility product on a daily basis we recommend that you charge the batteries at least twice per week.
  • Only use the charger that you have been supplied with your mobility scooter or powerchair.  Using an incompatible battery charger is likely to be detrimental to battery life.  If you need a new charger then let us know and we can get one sent out to 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.
  • New mobility scooter and powerchair batteries start from as little as £55 per pair.

Mobility Products For Isolation/Working From Home

Don’t forget to have a look at our new category pages on our website for Products To Support Elderly in Isolation and Products To Support Working From Home.  Some perfect products to help the elderly and disabled whilst either being stuck at home or working from home to make it more comfort.

Pedal Exerciser

Exercising At Home
We are constantly told that doing some exercise during lockdown is good for both our mental and physical health.   So if you want to keep active at home then take a look at our Pedal Exercise with a digital display.  Enjoy exercising while reading or watching the television!    Assists in restoring muscle strength, circulation, co-ordination and fitness.  Can be used on the floor for lower body or on table for arm exercises.  On Sale now only £32.99.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

P.S. We know this is a difficult and worrying time especially for the elderly and vulnerable; many who are our customers; but we are here to help in anyway we can.   As always, if you have any questions or just want a good old fashioned chat on the telephone; our Customer Service Team is here to help on 0800 046 3949.

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

www.morethanmobility.com