I recently have learned of the closing of 'The Scooter Store',
stopping the sale of its battery-powered motorized chairs.
Wouldn't you know, we have one. And wouldn't you know, it has stopped
running. Seems the batteries will no longer take a charge from the
supplied charger, and probably are dead, needing replacement.
I have contacted a so-called 'Precision Repair Network' at
in an attempt to get the chair repaired (batteries replaced), but even
though their response was positive, and they indicated they would get
back to me, they have not.
The dormant chair is no longer of any use to my handicapped wife of
course. Has anyone out there had similar trouble? Or maybe can
suggest something for me to do? Maybe I can change the two batteries
myself, if I could find a source? Anyone had any luck in that area?
Thanks for your time.
A Google search for "The Scooter Store batteries" yields several results.
One good hit is: http://www.scooterbatterystore.com
For the "Hoveround", it takes two 12V 33AH Batteries:
You can try Batteries Plus. They will make one if they don't have one.
They are on the expensive side but perhaps your insurance will pay for
BTW: Can you post the model number of the batts; and/or take a picture
and include the voltage, capacity (in Amp Hours, "AH"), and physical
dimensions? Also the type (NiMh, Lithium Ion, NiCad, etc...) The
picture will help with terminal identification. Hopefully they use a
standard battery and the model number can be x-referenced to other
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On Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:10:33 AM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Some "smart" chargers do not charge if they don't sense that a battery is connected. I've had that cause problems for me with totally dead batteries.
I'm inclined to think that any combination of deep cycle batteries that result in the correct voltage and you can fit in the space will work.
On 6/26/2014 5:42 AM, snipped-for-privacy@Taiwan.com wrote:
Since most of us have never had reason to dig into one of these machines,
telling us what sort of battery pack it uses would be quite helpful. What
is the voltage? Is a current capacity shown? What markings are on the
outside? Can you post a photo somewhere?
If they are sealed lead-acid batteries (which I suspect) then there are
only a certain number of sizes and terminal configurations and all of them
are available online from various suppliers. If the battery packs are
Nickle-Cadmium or Nickel metal hydride then some rebuilding service will
probably be your best bet -- the cells that make up the battery packs come
in a limited number of sizes and any decent rebuild shop will have or have
access to all of them. Of course, if the charger is not working having good
battery packs won't help much so, if you can't check out the charger
yourself, some outside help might be called for. Some of the more
intelligent chargers demand that they be connected to the proper load
before they will do anything.
Good catch! I confess this OP is a Mandarin-speaking US caucasian.
Full name Wei-Lien-Shi. How 'bout that?
Anyhow - I can't locate my manual for this power chair, but
examination of the tags/labels tells me it is a Pride Mobility
Products model TSS300 (actual model # AE244000 or A24030-9C).
Its motor is tagged 24UDC. The batteries seem to be labelled model
BATLIQ1017, and are 5"W X 7"L X 6"H . I assume they are 12V.
I have found what seems to be the cheapest battery at
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Can you tell me what NB terminals are? My chair's battery posts are
90 degrees different that those in the pic. But the cables might be
And a possible charger at
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
But my charger might turn out to be okay, once I get good batteries.
On Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:49:53 PM UTC-4, Tony Hwang wrote:
All these typically use some number of batteries in series. The controller
s and chargers are pretty common across a lot of these units. They tend to
be 24, 36, or 48 volt set ups. Also similar to stuff found in electric go
lf carts. I agree about charging the batteries directly, you can charge th
e individual batteries one at a time. I would disconnect a lead before doi
On Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:21:25 -0700 (PDT), jamesgang
I was thinking - Can't I remove the two supposedly dead batteries from
the chair and try charging them individually with my car 12V charger?
That would tell me whether they will hold a charge wouldn't it?
On Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:55:37 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
to be 24, 36, or 48 volt set ups. Also similar to stuff found in electric
golf carts. I agree about charging the batteries directly, you can charge
the individual batteries one at a time. I would disconnect a lead before
You don't have to remove them, just disconnect the positive leads.
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