For an electric wheelchair user, the the part of the wheelchair which he or she should be most concerned about is the battery. The battery is the expendable part of the electric wheelchair which is most likely to be replaced frequently. Therefore, it is important for the electric wheelchair user or their assistants to pay attention to the performance of the battery and know when it is time to change to a new set of batteries. It is not difficult for to learn how to change the batteries, it is more challenging to identify the most suitable batteries that will fit your requirements.
If you are long distance traveller, the likelihood of your batteries running out is higher. If the routes have slopes, it will also cause the battery to discharge faster than usual and become depleted. The features you have on your wheelchair may also exhaust your battery earlier than you think.
Selecting Electric Wheelchair batteries
If you wish to know how to select the batteries for your wheelchairs, first you need to know your needs. By putting all your requirements of the electric wheelchair together, you are able to specify the type and nature of the battery to buy. If the electric wheelchair user travels often, then you should get gel-cell lead acid battery which is the only one approved by the airline industry. Unlike the Wet Cell Electric wheelchair batteries, gel cell batteries do not require water and will not spill. It is maintenance free and reduces the danger of users coming into contact with the chemical acid spills as they are spill and leak proof. Gel-cell batteries have deep cycle life span and is suitable for electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
Wet cell batteries have a higher capacity and can last longer with a single charge. It is also more powerful and is preferred if you are travelling on uneven terrains. Cost-wise, it is better than gel-based batteries.
When you look at the specifications of the battery, you often wonder what do the numbers stand for. The AH rating refers to Amp Hours and defines the size of the batteries. The AH will determine how far can the electric wheelchair travels. As a guage, 30AH can move the wheelchair for 10 miles. Though the specs of the batteries are important, do not overlook the physical size of the battery. Measure the battery holder on your wheelchair and make sure the replacement either fits or is smaller than the space available.
Cheap Discounted batteries for Electric Wheelchairs Online
The most convenient way to purchase batteries for electric wheelchairs is through the Internet where Amazon or other dealers sell wheelchair batteries. Once you know the specs of the batteries you need, it is simple to search online for a replacement. Delivery is usually within 7 days so it better not to wait for your wheelchair battery to be flat before ordering online. The best solution is to always keep a spare set of electric wheelchair batteries at home so you can replace the flat ones immediately.
Our electric wheelchair store sells a range of batteries compatible with most popular wheelchair brands like Quickie, Invacare, Permobil, Jazzy and Pride. We sell reliable cheap replacement electric wheelchair batteries from trusted brands such as Universal, Power Sonic, MK, UPG. These batteries cost between $30 to as $250 depending on its capacity and quality.
MK: ES26-12, M40-12V 40 AH Gel, 50AH Gel 8G22NF, M34-12V 60 AH Gel, 12V 74 AH Gel 8G24, M24-12V 73 AH Gel, 12V 86 AH Gel 8G27, 31SLDG MK Gel
Universal Power: 12AH
Power Sonic: 12AH High Related, 12V 18AH, 12V 31AH Gel 8Gu1
UPG: UB12260, UPG U1Gel, UB12500, UPG 22NF Gel, UPG 24 Gel, UPG 27 Gel, UPG30H Gel