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Power Chair Battery Issues

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MollieMoo
MollieMoo Community member Posts: 10 Connected
Does anyone have problems using a powerchair with lithium battery in cold frosty weather?

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,560 Disability Gamechanger
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    Lithium batteries can have issues in below-freezing temperatures. Though they generally handle low-temperature better than older battery types.

    I've heard some advice of letting the device sit idle for a little bit, giving the battery time to warm up before you start extracting more energy. Or trying to keep the device stored in a milder temperature if possible. I am not sure how true these are but I will try to look information up!

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  • Antony
    Antony Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    I have a mobility scooter as soon as the temperature dropped my range dropped i have lead acid batteries i thought my batteries were at end of there like so i bought new batteries and had same issue i googled up about batteries in cold weather and it said when the temperature drops so will the milage drop omg what a Whalley i am 😆 
  • egister
    egister Community member Posts: 54 Listener
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    See manual for electric scooter with Li battery.

    Always store and charge Li battery in home temp.

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