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Advice on electric wheelchair batteries not holding charge

Globster
Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
edited March 2021 in Cerebral palsy
My electric wheelchair batteries not,holding  charge
I appreciate your advice 

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    Hey @Globster, are the batteries not charging at all? Has the fuse been checked in the plug of the charger?
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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2021
    I charged the chair only yesterday the green light charger to say the charged and going out much just going hospital appointments richard

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    And now the batteries are flat?

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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    When I charged the chair yesterday indicating the light control box was showing full charged but woke this morning it shows few lights gone  out

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  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Disability Gamechanger
    @Globster, hello question, do you charge your scooter batteries at the end of each days use, and batteries don’t like the cold will not last as long, plus how old are the batteries, most scooter batteries only last 2 to 4 years depending on type AGM or GEL type and usage and how well they are maintained ( charged after each days use ).
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    @Globster, does the chair move? 

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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    @wilko
    I do change batteries every day electric wheelchair overnight 

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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    @Richard_Scope
    yes the chair move 

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    If the chair moves then there is a charge in the batteries. Perhaps the lights are broken?
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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    @Richard_Scope
    I can't risk calling rose care at the moment because mum is shield because has diabetes and waiting for her first vaccine  Richard

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    @Globster as long as the wheelchair is moving there should be no problem?

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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    @Richard_Scope
    Okay I appreciate and support on this matter 

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    @Globster, it sounds very much like the led charged light has failed. 
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  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Disability Gamechanger
    @Globster, it looks as if a service call is required to fix or find the actual fought with your scooter/ wheelchair.
  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2021
    @Richard_Scope@willko
    I only called Rose care yesterday after  returning to my hospital appointment and found the was not moving like usual does
    I got my wheelchair sorted this morning got batteries replaced  

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    Great news @Globster. So it was the batteries then? 

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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2021
    yes was batteries replaced since I got the wheelchair Richard
    One battery drop in level when test the batties 

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