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Electric mobility scooters

Electric Mobility Scooters

Electric mobility scooters - How they are powered?

Electric mobility scooters are without a doubt the best aid ever invented for people who are able operate a vehicle but find it hard to walk distances. Whatever their disability, these people may be able to conduct daily activities on these vehicles, just like able boded people. They are able to have back independence that may have been lost to them.

Electric mobility scooters nearly always use 12-volt batteries to power their motors and electrical systems. Whilst a front-wheel drive scooter has a 12-volt system and uses only one 12-volt battery, a rear-wheel drive scooter is equipped with a 24-volt system thus requiring two 12-volt batteries.

Batteries for electric mobility scooters are designed to provide the scooter with a constant supply of power that needs to be discharged and recharged on a regular basis. They are very different from car batteries, which are designed to provide short bursts of power. In general, electric mobility scooters batteries should last between 12 and 18 months which can be further extended if charged correctly and careful maintenance is ensured.

Electric Mobility Scooters Batteries

There are three types of batteries used in electric mobility scooters. Lead acid batteries which are the least expensive but require the most maintenance, sealed lead acid batteries that require no maintenance and are safer to use, and gel cell batteries which are the safest and most commonly used, despite the fact that they are more expensive and may have a shorter life than the other batteries.

Batteries for the scooter can be recharged, using external chargers that are provided with the scooter. This requires the user of the scooter in some cases to carry extra weight especially when travelling distances. Most importantly, external chargers allow the batteries to be charged away from the scooter. This is often useful during travel, as the batteries can be recharged without the need for the scooter being there.

When purchasing any scooter, the type and size of batteries used on it should be in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation and the batteries should also be compatible with the charger.

Scoota Mart Mobility Scooters

Scoota Mart mobility scooters are designed to be a far more attractive and convenient option to use than wheelchairs. Making getting out and about for the person who once only had that alternative, the fact that they do not resemble wheelchairs is an important factor.

People of all ages young or old who have mobility disability can use mobility scooters whether their problems are due to disease, injury or other infirmity. But for the elderly, the restriction of mobility, as with most other symptoms of aging, is an area of that many feel ashamed of. Having this other option than a wheelchair helps them keep some sense of dignity and gives back independence.

Other advantages of having a scooter over a wheelchair are that they are easier to use. Some people who are mobility issues do not have the physical strength or dexterity to use a wheelchair. A Mobility scooters offer them in some case a life changing option that simply was not available to them before.

Most mobility scooters are powered by batteries. These batteries can be charged in some case either off or onboard the scooter using a standard plug.

Some scooters are smaller and are designed to fit into the boot of a car, while others are larger and can be used either on the road of pavement. Mobility scooters, of all sizes, offer the elderly and disabled a freedom that might have been previously denied to them. They no longer have to rely on a friend or family member to have the time to take any where.

Before purchasing a scooter, it is a good idea to think about how you would use it. Will you need both indoor and outdoor use? Does it need to fit into the boot of the car? Will there be limiting space factors, such as doorways? These are just some of the things that you need to consider before choosing your scooter.

Scoota Mart have branches throughout the country, with polite, friendly staff that are always happy to help you with your enquiry be it renting or buying. To purchase a mobility scooter, call into any off our show rooms where we stock a wide variety of models to choose from and we deliver free all over the UK.

Benefits of 3 wheeled mobility scooters

One of the most common types of mobility scooters are those that were manufactured and produced with four wheels. They are able to go forwards, backwards and of course left and right. For quite a while they were considered to be very useful and helpful, and many people appreciated the efficiency and convenience that devices like them offered to the individuals that needed the assistance. However, over time, as technology advanced, individuals began to start expecting more of all their technologically backed items, including mobility scooters.

And so, as companies began to make more changes on their mobility scooters, in order to make them more appealing to consumers, eventually some companies came up with the idea to design mobility scooters that would be able to function with fewer wheels, and offer even more to the individual by way of efficiency, convenience and style. This is part of what makes them so appealing and attractive to consumers and individuals that are thinking about purchasing such items, if they find that they have begun to need something to help them move around from one place to another. Sometimes this happens when a person succumbs to an injury, and in other instances these devices are used by individuals that would otherwise feel pain when moving about at such a steady pace or for such a lengthy period of time.

Most people would not think so, but mobility scooters are not like an individual's car. They want items and devices that will help them to feel good about themselves. They want items that will look nice and sharp. 3 wheel mobility scooters offer not only cutting edge technology and convenience, but they are also able to offer a new look to individuals that are considering investing in such items. They are designed to look more streamlined and aerodynamic, not unlike a car. The rounded edges and sturdy design help to make 3 wheel mobility scooters popular, but this is not what clenches it for these types of scooters. Rather, it is the different things that an individual can do with the 3 wheel mobility scooters that help to put them ahead when it comes to the benefits and advantages that come with the scooter.

Not limited to rough turns or three point turns, the one singular wheel in the front of three wheel mobility scooters allows the individual to move around in a much more fluid motion. People no longer need to go forward, then back, and then forward again in order to complete a sharp turn. Instead, the new more subtle look of the scooter and the unassuming design help the individual in charge of the 3 wheel mobility scooter to move in a more simple and steady form. This makes these types of mobility scooters more appealing to consumers because they offer efficiency, and extended convenience in addition to style and sleek designs which can help to make a person feel better about admitting that they may need help moving around from time to time. No one likes to feel helpless, and a mobility scooter such as this can add an exciting edge to the event.

Why Join Motability?

Our latest customer that bought a Rascal 329 LE “It gives me the choice and the easiness (if you want to call it easiness) of getting about. It’s better than going on public transport, being thrown about on a bus: I can sit in my luxury scooter and can drive in style. “ Another customer “My scooter was getting older and needed a few repairs so i part exchanged it for another. I needed something that was more adaptable for my condition, for the wheelchairs, etc. etc. and that was the main reason. Plus, it was something I could pay monthly out of my allowances and it was, as far as I was concerned, cheaper than running my own scooter if I’m really, really honest. Trouble free scootering and no worries to me at all.”