Sealed VRLA AGM Batteries
For lighter duty mobility use, MK Battery offers a line of AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries. Although AGM batteries will not match the cycle-life performance of our Genuine Gel batteries, they do offer a lower initial cost and will supply sufficient functionality to meet the less critical needs of certain lighter duty mobility applications. For heavy daily use and traditional rehab applications, continued utilization of our heavy duty Gel batteries is highly recommended.
- Completely absorbs electrolyte for spillproof design.
- Sealed Absorbed Glass Mat technology. Valve-regulated for efficient recombination.
- Ultra premium sealing valve prevents capacity loss and controls pressure.
- Fortified posts, straps and welds that resist vibration damage and maximize current transfer.
- High density oxide provides maximum power-per-point "high cycling" service.
- Less than 2% per month self-discharge means little deterioration during transport and storage.
- Travel & ship easily. FAA, IATA, DOT and UPS approved. Others may not be.
- Completely maintenance-free.
- Quality construction ensures consistent and reliable performance for long-term dependability.
- Specialized valve design manufactured and tested in-house to 100% reliability.
- Forged terminals and bushings assure no leakage.
- UL recognized component.
Battery-powered mobility systems provide users with additional freedom and independence.
None of these ingeniously designed vehicles, however, can perform to their full potential without a top-quality battery as the fuel source. In fact, choosing the right battery for your equipment can enhance performance and safety, simplify charging and maintenance. In the long-run, it will save you time, money and peace of mind.
There's a simple reason why MK Battery is the number one choice among all major wheelchair manufacturers and leading rehab equipment suppliers. These industry leaders cannot afford to have their reputations riding on anything but the best power source available. That's why the MK name is your assurance of getting the best battery available for your wheelchair, scooter or other mobility device.
Deep Cycle: Premium sealed batteries capable of up to 1000 cycles (50% DOD) as fully tested by independent laboratories. Gelled/Suspended Electrolyte: No liquid of any kind; battery is completely sealed. Safe in any position (except upside down). Maintenance Free: Water is never added; low liability. Travel & Ship Easily: MK batteries are F.A.A, IATA, and UPS approved. Others may not be. Safety: Sealed batteries have a special re-sealing vent system that prevents excessive internal pressure; thus they cannot explode under normal conditions.
You'll Cover More Ground with an MK Battery. Like a good set of radial tires for your car, MK Sealed Gel and AGM batteries, designed to enhance performance and safety, last longer and provide more cost efficient reliability.
MK Battery AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries for lighter duty mobility use. Although AGM batteries will not match the cycle-life performance of our Gel batteries, they do offer a lower initial cost and will supply sufficient functionality to meet the less critical needs of certain lighter duty mobility applications. For heavy daily use and traditional rehab applications, continued utilization of our heavy duty Gel batteries is highly recommended.
How long do batteries for mobility equipment last?
If you are new to the world of mobility equipment, you might be wondering what kind of upkeep is required to keep them going. For the most part, batteries are the thing you need to worry most about, but there is good news. If you are purchasing or renting a mobility scooter or powerchair, your battery will likely come with some kind of warranty coverage for the first twelve months. Beyond that, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your battery lasts well beyond the warranty period. Let's take a look at how long mobility scooters are meant to last, and how you can improve your odds.
Understanding your equipments charging.
The second thing you need to do is read the owner's manual that came with your scooter or chair to get the recommended charging information. For instance, most scooters/chairs need to be charged no more than eight hours at a time, and can handle heavy use for only a few hours at a time, or moderate use throughout an entire day. Learning how to properly charge and discharge your battery to keep it from dipping below its recommended charge state is important and will extend your battery life. Likewise, making sure that you are only charging your battery for the recommended amount of time and not overcharging it will help as well. This means unplugging the battery once it has reached full charge instead of leaving it on the charger.
Store your scooter/chair properly.
When not in use, your equipment needs to be plugged in to a smart charger, or stored safely away from extreme temperatures. Bad weather can cause excessive wear and tear on your battery, leading it to degrade faster than normal. This is especially important in climates with very hot summers and very cold winters, but it also applies to areas with high humidity where corrosion may be a problem. If your scooter/chair is plugged in, it needs to have room for proper ventilation of the battery, which may get hot during the charging process.
Plan for replacements
If your battery is not on a regular warranty plan through your mobility scooter/chair dealer, you will want to plan for replacements. A typical mobility scooter/chair will last eighteen to twenty-four months with proper care and usage. Under very good circumstances, these batteries can actually last upwards of three full years if properly charged and maintained. Most manufacturers recommend that you begin planning for a replacement every eighteen months, especially if you notice that your battery is sluggish or does not hold as much of a charge as it used to. Once a battery begins noticeably degrading, it could deteriorate quickly as you fight to keep it charged.
Overall, batteries for mobility scooters/chairs are built to last for several years with minimal maintenance, but that doesn't mean you should ignore them. Take the proper steps to care for your battery, and plan ahead so that you can make a warranty claim or order a replacement when necessary. As always, remember to recycle your old batteries with the help of MK Battery.