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Electric wheelchair – 7 tips for battery maintenance

Do electric wheelchairs consume electricity quickly and are they durable?

Electric wheelchairs consume electricity at different rates depending on various factors, such as the battery size, the weight of the user, the terrain, and the speed. Generally, electric wheelchairs have batteries that can last for several hours of continuous use before needing to be recharged. However, frequent, and prolonged use can result in a quicker depletion of the battery charge.

As for durability, electric wheelchairs are designed to be sturdy and long-lasting. The durability of an electric wheelchair depends on factors such as the quality of materials used, the design of the wheelchair, and how well it is maintained. Proper maintenance, such as keeping the wheelchair clean and charged, can help extend the life of the wheelchair.

It’s important to note that, like any other device, electric wheelchairs require regular maintenance. However, with proper care, electric wheelchairs can be a reliable and durable mobility solution.

Electric Wheelchair – 7 Tips for Battery Maintenance

Battery maintenance is crucial for the performance and longevity of electric wheelchairs. Here are some tips for maintaining the batteries of an electric wheelchair:

 Many friends who use electric wheelchairs have found that the longer the electric wheelchair is used, the shorter the battery life will be. It often needs to be charged. Are electric wheelchair batteries durable? How to maintain it in daily use to prolong the service life as much as possible?

At present, there are two commonly used batteries for electric wheelchairs on the market: lithium batteries and lead-acid batteries.

The service life of lead-acid batteries is relatively short, and the service life of normal maintenance is about two years. At present, most lead-acid batteries are maintenance-free lead-acid batteries. As the use time increases, the battery will gradually lose water and cause the power storage capacity to decline.

Lithium batteries are more common. At present, the batteries used in mobile phones on the market are basically lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are more durable than lead-acid batteries. Although they will be consumed as the usage time increases, the consumption is slow and requires normal maintenance. The service life can be if 3~5 years.

 Regardless of whether it is a lithium battery or a lead-acid battery, it is normal for the power storage capacity to gradually decrease with the use of time. Users should learn the correct maintenance methods to extend the service life of the battery as much as possible.

Do not charge immediately after prolonged use

When the electric wheelchair is running, the battery will heat up. If it happens to be hot in summer, the battery temperature can even be as high as 70°C. Direct charging at this time will aggravate the lack of fluid and water loss of the battery and reduce the service life of the battery., exacerbating the risk of battery bulging.

Therefore, it is recommended to park the electric wheelchair after long-term use for half an hour, and then recharge after the battery is fully and automatically cooled. If the battery and motor heat up abnormally during the operation of the electric wheelchair, please contact the after-sales service or apply for inspection and maintenance at the professional electric wheelchair maintenance department in time

Do not charge in the sun

The battery will heat up when charging, and if it is charged under direct sunlight, it will also wear out the battery, increasing the risk of battery dehydration, battery swelling, etc. Charging should be done in the shade or in the evening when there is no sun.

Do not mix chargers for charging

Original battery chargers should be used whenever possible.

Do not charge for long periods of time or even overnight

Many electric wheelchair users will charge for a long time or overnight for convenience or laziness. If the charging time exceeds 12 hours or even exceeds 20 hours, this situation will inevitably cause great damage to the battery. Repeatedly charging without unplugging for a long time may easily cause the battery to be overcharged.

Under normal circumstances, it can be charged for 8 hours with a matching charger.

Avoid over-discharging

The batteries should not be completely discharged, as this can damage the batteries and affect their performance. Charge the batteries when the battery level drops below 50%.

Good storage

If the electric wheelchair is not in use for a period of time, charge the batteries fully and store them in a dry, warm, and well-ventilated place. If the batteries are not used for an extended period, they should be charged periodically to prevent natural discharge. Normally 1 month charge at least 1 time to keep active of the electric wheelchair battery

Avoid overloading the wheelchair.

The weight limit of the wheelchair should not be exceeded, as this can damage the battery and other components.

Whether the battery of an electric wheelchair is durable or not has a lot to do with the daily maintenance of the user. This principle is the same as that of a mobile phone battery.

Reasonable and correct maintenance can prolong the service life of the electric wheelchair as much as possible!

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