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There is a red charge light and a yellow power light...How do I know when it is fully charged?
SOURCE: only 1 battery charges
The lights are working, the batteries aren't. Red indicates power to the charger, and it should be on all the time. Green indicates a full charge, usually. If one or both of the batteries are totally dead, then the charger can't "see" them, and you will get a green light, but you will have dead batteries.
All power chairs use sealed, deep-cycle batteries. Deep cycle batteries, are designed for slow amperage dischare over a long time period, unlike a car battery that throws out a lot of amperage for turning the motor over. That's called "cold-cranking amps", and you can load-test a car battery to see if it will throw out a ton of amps for long enough to start a car. There is NO load tester made, or possible for a deep-cycle battery. A load test requires a 24-hour time period, and a complicated formula.
So, your course is to get some fresh, gel-sealed-batteries. You will need type U-1. Specify, gel-sealed-batteries when you go to the battery shop. A fresh set should get the chair up to about 12-16 mile range, which would be about 3-4 hours running constantly at high speed. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
You didn't mention what brand & model of wheelchair/scooter you have. To properly check to see if the charger is working correctly is testing the total voltage of both batteries together while the charger is plugged in to the controller joystick. First check the total voltage of both the batteries together before you plug the charger in. The total voltage of both fully charged batteries together should be around 24.5 to 26.5 volts. Plug the charger into the charging port on the powerchair/scooter. Now with the charger on, the voltage should read at the very least 1+ volts more than the total voltage measured earlier. If less the charger is bad and will need to be replaced.
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Posted on Feb 03, 2010
SOURCE: the battery wont stay charged
If the charger is automatically giving you a green light when you plug in the charger, the batteries are most likely damaged and will no longer take a charge. This can happen when the power chair is stored and the batteries are not charged for a while. The green light on the charger indicates the battery is full, but instead of being full of power, its full of crud. Try to replace the batteries and see if that will solve the problem.
Posted on Oct 04, 2010
The number of lights that are blinking indicate what the problem is.
Visit this site to locate the type on controller on your power chair and
you will be able to see that the blinking lights mean:
Try to reset your manual brake release as this is a common problem.
If you continue to have a problem, contact your manufacturer or dealer for service. If your insurance purchased they power chair for you, they may also cover the cost of repairs.
Posted on Oct 20, 2010
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