I’ve been noticing that my mobility scooter doesn’t seem to hold on to it’s charge for as long as I would expect, I’m having to recharge it after every outing. My scooter is getting on a bit I suppose, but I’m not a heavy user (nor a heavy weight).
Yesterday morning I went out on the scooter having just given it a full charge and to my disappointment it was fully discharged only a 100yds up the road. I turned round and came home to put it on charge again, then as before it lost it’s charge in no time.
I looked on the Internet for replacement batteries. Hell’s teeth, even the cheapest are frighteningly expensive. Then I remembered that I had a similar problem with my mobile phone once and I was able to rectify it by reconditioning it’s battery. I thought I would try the same technique with the scooter, here’s how:
Put the scooter on charge as usual (with mine an amber charging light stays on until fully charged then changes to green). Then keep the scooter on charge for a further 24 hrs. Even though the charger doesn’t appear to be doing anything and the indicator light remains green for fully charged, the charger still delivers a small trickle charge.
So, this morning (after 24 hrs) I tried it out. ‘Hey Presto’ it has worked, the batteries are now reconditioned and perform just like new again.