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Batteries – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between GEL and AGM batteries?
These two different battery types actually use different scientific know-how, but overall gel batteries have proven to perform better and last longer. They do tend to be slightly more expensive, but they also represent better value for money because of their usage longevity.
Gel Batteries vs AGM Batteries
There are both advantages and disadvantages for these battery types. Depending upon what use you need it for, it is critical you choose the correct type for your scooter or wheelchair.
Advantages of AGM Batteries
Advantages of Gel Batteries
How Easy Is It To Fit My New Batteries?
It will only take a few minutes to fit your new or replacement batteries as long as you have some basic tools to hand, eg a Phillips screwdriver and a 10mm spanner.
How Can I Tell If My Batteries Are Depleted ?
You can usually tell if your batteries are depleted if your scooter or electric wheel chair is not performing well and feels less powerful than usual or does not travel as far as usual on a full charge.
What is the best routine to adopt when charging my batteries?
It is recommended that you charge your batteries after every journey or after every other to ensure you have full power when using your scooter or power chair. Always charge your batteries for a 10-12 hour period. Even if you have not used your scooter for some time, you should keep your batteries charged regularly.
Are mobility batteries the same as car batteries?
No they are not the same. Car batteries are designed to give a large burst of power and mobility batteries give a slow release power.
What guarantee do I get when I purchase my batteries?
All batteries have 12 months warranty for defects. General wear and tear are not covered, only manufacturing defects or cell failures.
Selecting the correct type of sling depends on:
— Type of transfer —
From which position:
Client’s medical condition, functional ability, sitting ability
Comfort of the client, consider chronic pain,
Medical attachments, the hoist and spreader bar that the sling will be interfaced with.
Material types as well as sling design (whether you need head support, access for toileting etc.) should also be taken into account.
Here at Adaptive Services we are pleased and proud to announce the arrival of the Adaptive Scoot.
This new scooter is available in Orange or Aqua and offers superb ride quality and comfort along with being great value for money at only £995.00.
Standard features include:
* Rear suspension
* Max speed 4mph so legal for pavement use
* Range on full battery 13miles
* One handed release mechanism to break down for transportation.
* Tight turning circle make it easy to manoeuvre in confined spaces
* Lightweight comfortable seat can be turned through 360° to make getting on and off of scooter easier.
* Occupant weight capacity up to 120kg (19stone)
* On board and in house charging.
* Front shopping basket
It also comes with 3 months free insurance.
Why not pop in to our showroom at Polhill Garden Centre for a test drive or contact us for further details.
Come and see our newly sited showroom within the Coton Orchard Garden Centre with free and easy accessible parking.
Showroom Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:30
Sunday: 10:30 – 16:30