WHAT IS THE BEST BATTERY FOR A MOBILITY SCOOTER?
When choosing a battery for your mobility scooter there are two main types to choose from. If you are wondering what the difference is between these two – AGM and GEL – then read on. Both types have similar traits such as:
1). Sealed and maintenance free. 2.) Deep cycle i.e. designed to be regularly deeply discharged 3.) Low self-discharge 4.) Safe for use in limited ventilation areas
SO – WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?
GEL: The Gel electrolyte in a GEL battery has a slower discharge rate, so it runs longer at a steady pace. They are well suited for variable terrain, poorer surfaces, and for use in higher temperatures. They are more vulnerable to poor charging practices by users.
AGM: The suspended electrolyte in AGM batteries has a higher discharge rate, meaning more power for a shorter duration. AGM batteries are great for regular journeys, using good surfaces, on relatively flat terrain. They are also superior in colder temperatures and more resilient to poor charging practices.
For the average user we recommend the AGM battery due to its ruggedness and performance in our cold Canadian weather.