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Mobility scooter charging batteries `unassembled` Answered

I have just bought a Mercury Neo6 Mobility scooter for my wife to use while away in our motorhome as she can not walk far unaided. I have to disassemble the MS to carry in the MH. Knowing the batteries require charging on a regular basis & the fact that carrying the MS to & from the home to charge is heavy to say the least & then reassemble, Is there a way I can make up a charging lead so only the batteries need to be takes to the home. Our house is a short distance from the MH & I'm not getting any younger. I understand from the manufactures a standard battery charger should not be used direct. I do have the power pack. In layman terms can anyone explain how to so. Appreciate.

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randofo

Best Answer 3 months ago

What is the battery chemistry? Sealed lead acid? Gel cell? Something else?

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TIMETRA4LERrandofo

Answer 3 months ago

Hi Randofo
The Neo 6 has 2 x 12v = 24v which are `deep cycle sealed lead acid` batteries they are 36ah per unit 12v.
hope this makes sense.

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TIMETRA4LERrandofo

Reply 3 months ago

Sorry Randofo
quick Q. Im struggling to find a charger and expect to see `deep cycle` in the description for my use. is this needed in the description or is `(sla) sealed lead acid` enough?
I looked at your multi bank option and still thinking on the cost.
Regards

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randofoTIMETRA4LER

Reply 3 months ago

Deep cycle more describes the ability of the battery to discharge very deeply (and repeatedly). It's more the chemistry type that is important in finding a charger.

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TIMETRA4LERrandofo

Answer 3 months ago

Thank you Randofo, very instructive on the batteries info and helps a lot, one q. though The suppler main dealer said I should use the power charger supplied, Im thinking to cover their guarantee, just to confirm your saying I would need the correct charging unit to charge separately a `dry cell` charger? perhaps on trickle to be safer? yes?
Your links to amazon did not work must be my IE/Edge.
very appreciated.

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randofoTIMETRA4LER

Answer 3 months ago

You want a charger that is appropriate for the battery chemistry. It's not a dry cell, so you would want one that charges Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) at 12V. Most modern chargers will have a 'safe charge' mode or just do it by default.

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TIMETRA4LERrandofo

Answer 3 months ago

Thank you again
I will checkout the battery type and get one.
Again very appriceated.
TT