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Tips on Lithium-Ion Battery Maintenance for Electric Wheelchairs

Tips on Lithium-Ion Battery Maintenance for Electric Wheelchairs

If you rely on an electric wheelchair for mobility, it's essential to properly maintain the lithium-ion battery that powers it. A well-maintained battery will not only last longer, but it will also perform better.

Here are some tips to help you maintain your electric wheelchair's lithium-ion battery:

  1. Store the battery in a cool, dry place when not in use.
    Avoid extreme temperatures, which can cause the battery to degrade faster. Also, ensure that the battery is stored in a level position, to prevent any damage to the internal components.

  2. Charge the battery regularly.
    Make sure to charge the battery regularly, even if you haven't used your electric wheelchair for a few weeks. This will help prevent the battery from completely discharging, which can cause long-term damage.

  3. Use the right charger.
    Ensure that you're using the correct charger for your lithium-ion battery. Using a charger that's not specifically designed for your battery can cause damage, reducing the battery's performance and lifespan. All AreteHealth electric wheelchairs comes with a matching charger for the battery.

  4. Avoid overcharging.
    Never overcharge your lithium-ion battery. Overcharging can cause permanent damage, reducing the battery's performance and lifespan. For example, our chargers have a green indicator light to signal it is fully charged and you should stop charging.

  5. Clean the battery regularly.
    Regularly clean the battery and the connections, to ensure that they're free from debris and corrosion. Cleaning the battery and connections will help to prevent any electrical problems that could reduce the battery's performance. There is no need to clean AreteHealth electric wheelchair batteries or its connections which are inside a plastic casing which protects it from the elements.


By following these tips, you can help ensure that your lithium-ion battery for your electric wheelchair is well-maintained and performs at its best. Proper maintenance will not only increase the lifespan of the battery, but it will also provide you with reliable and consistent mobility. If you need a battery replacement or are unsure about how to properly maintain your AreteHealth electric wheelchair battery, feel free to consult us or a professional service provider.

At Arete First, we offer a range of electric wheelchairs for individuals who require them. Our aim is to bring products of excellent quality to our customers, so feel free to contact us for a test drive or any other enquiries.