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I V . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
How often must I charge the batteries?
Two major factors must be considered when deciding how often to charge your Travel Scooter's batteries:
All day use on a daily basis.
Infrequent or sporadic use.
With these considerations in mind, you can determine how often and for how long you should charge your
Travel Scooter's batteries. The battery charger was designed so that it will not overcharge your Travel
Scooter's batteries. However, you may encounter some problems if you do not charge your batteries often
enough and if you do not charge them on a regular basis. Following the guidelines below will provide safe
and reliable battery operation and charging.
If you use your Travel Scooter daily, charge its batteries as soon as you finish using it for the day. Your
Travel Scooter will be ready each morning. We recommend that you charge your Travel Scooter's
batteries for 8 to 14 hours after daily use.
If you use your Travel Scooter once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to
14 hours at a time.
Keep your Travel Scooter's batteries fully charged.
Avoid deeply discharging your Travel Scooter's batteries.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
Fully charged deep-cycle batteries provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your
Travel Scooter's batteries fully charged whenever possible. Protect your Travel Scooter and batteries from
extreme heat or cold. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, stored in
extreme temperatures, or stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable
performance and limited service life.
How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely will you have ideal driving conditions—smooth, flat, hard driving surfaces with no wind or curves.
Often, you will face hills, pavement cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind, all of
which affect the distance or running time per battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for obtaining
the maximum range per battery charge.
Always fully charge your Travel Scooter's batteries prior to daily use.
Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tyre.
Plan your route ahead to avoid as many hills, cracked, broken, or soft surfaces as possible.
Limit your baggage weight to essential items.
Try to maintain an even speed while your Travel Scooter is in motion.
Avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type and size of battery should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are
deep-cycle batteries that are similar in performance. Do not use wet-cell batteries, which have removable
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals are contained in batteries. Use only AGM or Gel-
Cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
NOTE: Sealed batteries are not serviceable. Do not remove the caps.
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