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Hi, my name is VECTOR! I have just bought a Green Mobility Faster scooter

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VECTOR
VECTOR Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited September 2022 in Aids, adaptations, and equipment
I have just bought a Green Mobility Faster scooter and with to take it to France to my second home. Can you please tell me how I can convert it to travel at the faster speed

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @VECTOR and welcome to the community, how are you?

    ​This is a very supportive and welcoming site to be a part of so I’m hopeful that you’ll find it to be a positive outlet. Feel free to have a look around and get involved wherever you’d like 😊 I have included below a few of the pages I’d recommend having a look through to get used to things:

    • The virtual coffee lounge which is one of our categories, in which we play games and talk about general subjects such as hobbies and interests
    • The recent discussions page, which shows an overview of everything happening across the community
    • The categories page, which shows a full list of discussion groups on the community

    If you have any questions at all then don’t hesitate to ask.


    I have moved your thread over to our aids, adaptations and equipment category and tagged it as unanswered :) 

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    I didn't realise you were able to convert mobility scooters to go faster
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @VECTOR :) I'm not sure how you could convert it to travel at a higher speed. Have you asked anyone at the retailer you bought the scooter from? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    I am no expert buf as far as I am aware the speed 8s set dependant on type of scooter eg if a road scooter 8mph others at 4mph 

    To use it on road there are certain criteria (sorry dint know what they are ) buf you will no doubt find details online.

    So bearing this in mind I'm not sure you can increase the speed unless its dual function max speed 8mph.
  • gray1
    gray1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
    edited July 2022
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    @VECTOR
    On that style scooter there is a little switch at the back of the scooter under the number plate area a little red rocker switch.
    I would recommend doing at least 30 miles in it before going to France.
    I and others have found that style of scooter to be extremely problematic on the new builds 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks you for sharing that @gray1 :) 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • VECTOR
    VECTOR Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Gray1. Thanks for the information, but I can’t find a little red rocker switch on my scooter. Do I have to unscrew a plate to find it please
  • gray1
    gray1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    @ Vector Is it a new one?
  • gray1
    gray1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    @VECTOR if its new look under the body of the scooter. You will see the motor.  On some wiring in that area look for a rocker switch. It maybe a different colour 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,793 Pioneering
    edited July 2022
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    You have raised an important point - EU limits are now (double UK limits) 16mph on the road but still 4mph on pavements !

  • VECTOR
    VECTOR Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Gray1. Thanks for your tip, but in for I don't have a rocker switch.  I have several wires not connected   may be one of these 
  • gray1
    gray1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    @VECTOR youre better off not using it anyway. These type  scooters struggle with with a power surge when slowing down to fast. Its a known fault. Also the trip switches burn out on them. There will be a switch on a loom some where.
    Best of luck and I hope you've got one of the good ones. 
    Sorry to be a downer.

  • VECTOR
    VECTOR Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    gray1. Thanks for your advice, I won’t bother about the higher speed setting. You say hope I’ve got one of the better ones. I didn’t realise that there was a problem with some of the green mobility scooters. Mine seems ok but time will tell I guess
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