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B A T T E R I E S
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide batteries that best suit your Sundancer’s specific electrical
demands. Fresh batteries arrive daily at Pride and are shipped fully charged to our customers. During shipping, the
batteries may encounter temperature extremes that may influence their initial performance. Heat diminishes the
charge on the battery; cold slows the available power and extends the time needed to recharge the battery.
It may take a few days for the temperature of your Sundancer’s batteries to stabilize and adjust to their new room or
ambient temperature.
More importantly, it takes a few charging cycles (a partial drain followed by a full recharge) to establish the critical
chemical balance that is essential to a deep-cycle battery’s peak performance and long life.
Please follow these steps to properly break in your Sundancer’s new batteries for maximum efficiency and service
life.
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This initial charging cycle brings the batteries up to about
88% of their peak performance level.
2. Operate your new Sundancer in familiar and safe areas. Drive slowly at first, and do not travel too far from your
home or familiar surroundings until you have become accustomed to your Sundancer’s controls and have properly
broken in the batteries.
3. Fully recharge the batteries. This recharge should bring the batteries up to about 90% of their peak performance
level.
4. Operate your Sundancer again.
5. Fully recharge the batteries again.
6. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries are able to receive a charge of 100% of their peak performance
level and are able to last for an extended period of time.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
Fully charged deep-cycle batteries provide reliable performance and extended battery service life. Keep your
Sundancer’s batteries fully charged whenever possible. Batteries that are deeply discharged, infrequently charged, or
stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged and cause unreliable performance and limited service life.
How should I store my Sundancer and its batteries?
If you plan on not using your Sundancer for an extended period of time, it is best to:
n Fully charge its batteries prior to storage.
n Disconnect the battery harnesses from the electronic controller module.
n Store your Sundancer in a warm, dry environment.
n Avoid storing your Sundancer where it will be exposed to temperature extremes.
WARNING! If your Sundancer’s batteries do become frozen, do not attempt to charge them. Cold or
frozen batteries should be allowed to warm up for several days prior to recharging.
For prolonged storage, you may wish to place several boards under the frame of your Sundancer to raise the Scooter
off the ground and take the weight off the tyres. This reduces the possibility of flat spots developing on the areas of
the tyres contacting the ground.
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