Lithium battery mobility scooters have become increasingly popular in recent years as their availability has increased in the UK market, and it’s easy to see why. These scooters are an excellent option for those who need assistance with mobility to maintain their independence, and are prepared to pay a higher price for a more modern technology with added benefits.
What are the main benefits Lithium Batteries?
The Lithium batteries offer several benefits over traditional lead-acid batteries. One of the primary advantages of lithium batteries is their lightweight design. This makes them an ideal choice for mobility scooters, as the lighter weight can improve the weight of the removable battery box, or the overall weight of the entire scooter. Additionally, lithium batteries have a longer lifespan than lead-acid batteries, which means they won’t need to be replaced as frequently. This can save users money in the long run.
Perhaps the key benefit of a lithium battery mobility scooter (or lightweight powerchair) is the ability for the battery to retain its Charge Voltage for a longer period when not in use, compared to a lead-acid battery. We find that a common problem for our customers is that their equipment is sometimes unused for several months due to illness or staying indoors more during the wintertime; that then causes the battery to become discharged and eventually lose its ability to recharge hold a charge. This is because the lead plates inside the battery can become sulfated, which can cause irreversible damage to the battery.
New medium & Large Lithium Mobility Scooters
It’s not only just the small transportable mobility scooters that feature lithium batteries now. 2023 has seen the launch of products such as the Pride Baja Bandit model that is styled to be a modern alternative design, and has the added bonus of being dismantlable. Also launched, is the Motion Healthcare Xcite Li featuring a double set of 50Ah Lithium-Phosphate batteries, with a reportedly feasible 45 mile range.
The Future of mobility products?
These new products suggest that over time, lithium batteries are likely to become the preferred power source for mobility scooters, gradually replacing lead-acid batteries. As we know, manufacturing processes tend to improve over time, which can lead to lower production costs. This could potentially make lithium batteries more affordable and accessible for use in all mobility scooters in the future.
Would you like to discuss your requirements?
Bromakin is a manufacturer and distributor of a very large range of Lithium powered mobility equipment including portable electric wheelchairs as well a variety of front, rear, and wheel power attachments.
Contact us today on 01509 217569 to arrange a no obligation consultation at our Loughborough showroom where you can discuss your individual requirements and try a range of products before you buy.