No liquid of any kind; battery is completely sealed. Safe in any position (except upside down).
Water is never added; low liability. A, IATA, and UPS approved. Sealed batteries have a special re-sealing vent system that prevents excessive internal pressure; thus they cannot explode under normal conditions. You'll Cover More Ground with an MK Battery.Like a good set of radial tires for your car, MK Sealed Gel and AGM batteries, designed to enhance performance and safety, last longer and provide more cost efficient reliability. An MK Sealed Gel battery features an inherently safer, truly maintenance-free design. MK Gel batteries have provided years of proven performance and significantly longer life, averaging 1 to 2 years or longer when properly maintained. MK Battery also offers a line of AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries for lighter duty mobility use. Although AGM batteries will not match the cycle-life performance of our Gel batteries, they do offer a lower initial cost and will supply sufficient functionality to meet the less critical needs of certain lighter duty mobility applications. For heavy daily use and traditional rehab applications, continued utilization of our heavy duty Gel batteries is highly.
How long do batteries for mobility equipment last? If you are new to the world of mobility equipment, you might be wondering what kind of upkeep is required to keep them going. For the most part, batteries are the thing you need to worry most about, but there is good news. Let's take a look at how long mobility scooters are meant to last, and how you can improve your odds.
The second thing you need to do is read the owner's manual that came with your scooter or chair to get the recommended charging information. For instance, most scooters/chairs need to be charged no more than eight hours at a time, and can handle heavy use for only a few hours at a time, or moderate use throughout an entire day. Learning how to properly charge and discharge your battery to keep it from dipping below its recommended charge state is important and will extend your battery life. Likewise, making sure that you are only charging your battery for the recommended amount of time and not overcharging it will help as well.This means unplugging the battery once it has reached full charge instead of leaving it on the charger. When not in use, your equipment needs to be plugged in to a smart charger, or stored safely away from extreme temperatures. Bad weather can cause excessive wear and tear on your battery, leading it to degrade faster than normal.
This is especially important in climates with very hot summers and very cold winters, but it also applies to areas with high humidity where corrosion may be a problem. If your scooter/chair is plugged in, it needs to have room for proper ventilation of the battery, which may get hot during the charging process. A typical mobility scooter/chair will last eighteen to twenty-four months with proper care and usage.
Under very good circumstances, these batteries can actually last upwards of three full years if properly charged and maintained. Most manufacturers recommend that you begin planning for a replacement every eighteen months, especially if you notice that your battery is sluggish or does not hold as much of a charge as it used to. Once a battery begins noticeably degrading, it could deteriorate quickly as you fight to keep it charged. Overall, batteries for mobility scooters / chairs are built to last for several years with minimal maintenance, but that doesn't mean you should ignore them. As always, remember to recycle your old batteries with the help of MK Battery.