I put new batteries in and they were fully charged I plugged the charger in for the 24 hours the book called for. I started using the chair but the batteries will not recharge.
I purchesed the chair used and the batteries were dead
Sounds like the batteries are completely dead, you'll probably need to replace them, sometimes you can only use batteries until they die, and that goes for Wheelchair Batteries too. If they won't charge or keep a charge then they are dead.
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Joe See my tips on charging batteries No you don't have to leave the chair on when charging. Charge overnite after using it during the day. Always have the charger off when plugging it into the chair and unplugging from the chair. The charger you have doesn't have an on/off switch so get a power strip with the on/off switch, plug that into the wall and plug your charger into the strip use the switch on the strip to turn the charger on and off this will save you having to plug and unplug the charger rom the wall. Always store or put the chair up fully charged. If you don't use the cair daily charge at least once a week. It takes 9-10 chargings to get the batteries operating at 100% so use the chair and charge overnight while you sleep Never leave the charger on the chair more than 12 hours Hope this helps you
Whenever you need to charge your power chair or scooter get into the habit of charging overnight. The battery level indicator lights will tell you if your chair or scooter needs charging. Whenever the lights are down into the yellow and especially if they are in the red. If you have the off-board charger, plug the charger into the charger port in the front of your joystick and then plug the charger into the wall socket or turn the on/off switch on and let it charge overnight. When you get up in the morning the charger should have a red light(power) and a green light illuminated (indicating fully charged) Always turn the charger off or unplug it from the wall socket before you unplug it from the chair or scooter. Never have the power on to the charger when you plug or unplug it from your chair or scooter. Whenever you get new batteries always give your batteries a full charge before use and then if you use the chair daily charge it every night. If you do not use your chair or scooter daily charge it at least once a week. Never leave the charger plugged in and on for more than 24 hours. Your batteries should last you 3-4 years if you charge them correctly.
Yep It sure does Why didn't you charge the chair for 2 months? Charge at least once a week if you don't use it daily. Always break in the new batteries by using the chair daily for 10-15 days charging everynite then charge once a week if it sits for that long without use. Always put up fully charged. Do this and your batteries should last 3 -4 years Charge overnite if you use daily and never charge more than 24 hours Good Luck
The batteries may have bad cells that will not allow a full charge. This can happen if the scooter has been stored for a while or if the charger has remained connected 24-7 for a long time.
Try replacing the batteries; cycle them 1-2 times to ensure they will take a full charge. (This means run the battery down into the red before you put it on the charger for 8-12 hours.)
Its unusual for a charger that was working to stop working because you replaced the batteries. Does your chair operate correctly with the new batteries? If so then I would check the connection of the on-board charger at the controller box located in the front base section ahead of the batteries. Trace the cable from the charger to the controller and make sure it didn't come unplugged from the controller. Your red light on the charger would still light up but you would never charge the batteries. Now if you can locate an off board charger (borrow from a friend or neighbor that has one or borrow one from your local provider) plug it in the charger port located under the front of the joystick and see if the batteries will get fully charged that way. If you can't find any cable problems with the on-board charger and the off-board charger charges the batteries then there is a problem with the on-board charger or the charging system through the controller. It would be cheaper to purchase an off-board charger if the borrowed one works than try to replace the on-board charger. Hope this helps
Eduardo After using your chair and the battery level lights are down with yellow or red lights showing just plug the chair into the wall socket and let er rip. Now really after using your chair during the day and you are ready for bed just plug in the charger and let it charge over night. In the morning unplug the charger and you should be set for the day. If you don't use the chair everyday always put it up with a full charge and about once a week plug it in and let it charge overnight. Never leave the chair plugged in all the time and never leave it for more that 24 hours. The charger has two lights on it one red and one yellow or green that are hard to see because they are under the rear cover. When the chair is fully charged the yellow light turns green and you can unplug the charger and you should have a full charge. Hope this helps you
Jo, nope you are safe. Most of the chargers are designed to cut off and go into trickle charge once they sense that the batteries are fully charged. The problem with overcharging comes after 18 hours or so. You should never leave the charger plugged into the chair for more than 24 hours. On the M51 the charger is built into the chair so just plug it in when you go to bed and unplug it when you get up and you'll be ok. You can check for full charge by looking at the charger there should be a red light and a green light when fully charged. Hope this helps
Kw How old are the batteries and have they been sitting up for a long time? If this is the case the charger cannot pick up really low batteries and charging them for 48 hours won't help. Unfortunately you have to get 2 new batteries. Your chair requires 2 U1 batteries. Now if the batteries are fairly new and when you plug the charger into the joystick you should be getting a red light and a yellow light on the charger. When fully charged the yellow light turns green. If you have both lights and it never turns green bad batteries if no lights or just the power light bad charger, If you have a digital voltmeter you can set it on 200 volts dc and place the leads in the two outter charger plug holes on the joystick. It should read the battery voltage fully charged 25-27 volts HOPE THIS HELPS
Hi,im disabled myself.when it comes to batteries,they gotta be treated as manufacturer says,please let the charger charge the batteries for the time given.Then go from there.I have a shoprider milan scooter.& even if i go 1/2 a mile i put them on charge so they are fully charged,my batteries are the Gel kind.But please read all info on Batteries.You can visit:shoprider.com & see what info you can download as a PDF File,print & keep for future ref,Colin.
The batteries will discharge below the reference voltage required for the charger to "see" the batteries if left uncharged for more than a month or more. You have to carefully bring the batteries back up to about 12 volts each for the charger to see them. The easiest way is take them to a qualified battery shop that has a step charger for sealed batteries. If you attempt to use a car charger on sealed batteries, you will ruin the batteries or even blow them up as the cases are sealed and the gas from charging has no way to escape. Some people have used a standard car battery charger on low only, applying a charge to one battery for about 15 minutes, then the other for 15, etc. until the batteries are back up to 12 volts, but again, using a car charger is dangerous and could cause the battery to explode.