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Mobility Scooter Troubleshooting

Trouble Shooting Your Mobility Scooter

Here are some of the most common problems that can keep your mobility scooter from running. Most mobility scooters have a light that flashes and the scooter will beep to indicate a problem. Count the number of flashes or beeps to determine the problem.

Problem: Scooter power cuts off while using your scooter:
Solution: Check your breaker. It is a covered button that is in the front of the battery pack. Push it all the way in to reset the breaker. This may happen when going up a steep hill or in high grass. If you have a hill that you cannot get up with your scooter, you may need a more powerful model.

Problem: Scooter beeps or flashes once.
Solution: Batteries are very low. Charge batteries as soon as possible.

Problem: Scooter beeps or flashes twice.
Solution: Batteries are too low to operate your scooter. Charge batteries as soon as possible.

Problem: Scooter beeps or flashes 3 times.
Solution: Battery voltage is too high. This may happen if you turn on your scooter with the charger plugged in. Turn off your scooter. Disconnect your charger. Turn the scooter back on. If you still have this problem, you may have a charger or battery problem. Call your service provider.

Problem: Scooter beeps or flashes 4 times.
Solution: Scooter has timed out. This happens when the scooter is left turned on but not used for several minutes. Turn off your scooter and turn back on.

Problem: Scooter beeps or flashes 5 times and will not go. The power meter is on.
Solution: You have turned on the scooter while in neutral. Turn off your scooter. Move the drive/neutral lever to the drive position. Turn the scooter back on.

Problem: Scooter beeps or flashes 6 times and will not go. The power meter is on.
Solution: You are depressing the throttle when you turn the scooter on. Turn off your scooter. Make sure you are not pressing the throttle lever when you turn on your scooter. If you still have the problem, it is an indication that the throttle is not returning to the centre position when released. Call your service provider.

Problem: Scooter beeps or flashes 7 or more times. The scooter will not run.
Solution: You have an electronics problem. Call your service provider.

Problem: Lights come on. No beeps. Scooter doesn’t run.
Solution: You most likely have turned your scooter on with the charger connected. Turn off your scooter. Unplug the charger. Turn your scooter back on. If you still have the problem, call your service provider.

Problem: Scooter does not come on. No Power lights.
Solution: Make sure that your battery pack is seated securely on portable scooters. If you still have a problem, it is your batteries 90% of the time. Replace the batteries inside the pack.

Problem: Batteries will not last. You get less than a year on a set of batteries.
Solution: Scooter batteries need to be recharged after ANY use. Always recharge your scooter every day. The sooner you charge it after use, the longer your batteries will last. You can also get top line batteries from MK battery. You can replace the AGM type batteries with Gel batteries – which are the best. You will need a Gel charger to go with Gel batteries.

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Mobility Scooter Facts

At Discount Mobility we try to make the purchase of any new mobility scooter as easy as possable, so we have put together a few mobility scooter facts together from questions we get asked on a daily basis from our mobility scooter customers.

Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter

Envoy 4 Pavement Mobility Scooter.

Are mobility scooters allowed on the pavement

Manual wheelchairs and Class 2 vehicles are those with an upper speed limit of 4 mph (6 km/h) and are designed to be used on pavements. Class 3 vehicles are those with an upper speed limit of 8 mph (12 km/h) and are equipped to be used on the road as well as the pavement.

Do you need a Licence for a mobility scooter

You do not need a licence to drive mobility scooters or powered wheelchair, but you may have to register it. … Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs come in 2 categories: ‘class 2 invalid carriages’ – these cannot be used on the road (except where there is not a pavement) and have a maximum speed of 4mph.

What is a Class 3 mobility scooter

Class 3 mobility scooters (6-8mph) are intended for both road and pavement use. They are able to reach speeds of up to 8mph; however they must not exceed 4mph when ridden on pavements. Class 3 scooters must be registered with the DVLA.

Mobility Scooter

Class 3 Mobility Scooter

How long do mobility scooters last

In a ‘light’ mobility application such as using your scooter once or twice a week the battery can deliver up to four to five years lifespan, in a ‘heavier’ application such as using your scooter daily on long journeys, the lifespan could be between three to four years.

Are mobility scooters allowed on main roads

Mobility scooters are allowed on the road in the UK if they meet certain requirements. … A road legal mobility scooter is referred to by the DVLA as a ‘Class 3 invalid carriage‘. Capabilities of a class 3 scooter are characterised as follows; A maximum device speed of 6.4kph (4mph) off the road

Do I need to register my mobility scooter with DVLA

There is a legal requirement to register a scooter with the DVLA, but it only applies to Class 3 scooters (those that can do more than 4mph and have lights) for road use. A Class 3 scooter that is registered with the DVLA will have a tax disc issued to display for road use.

How far can you travel on a mobility scooter

In general, mid-range mobility scooters can travel up to 4mph. Thanks to increased battery power, they can deliver a distance range of 15 to 25 miles on a single charge (depending on which model you choose, and the battery it’s fitted with)

Are mobility scooters street legal

On the road legal mobility scooters, there is usually a switch which lowers the maximum speed from 8mph to 4mph, which then allows the scooter to be used legally on a pavement. … Class 3, 8mph mobility scooters are road legal, and so can travel on the highway.

Cabin Car Class 3 mobility scooterCabin Car MKII Class 3 Mobility Scooter

If you are unsure about owning a mobility scooter give team at Discount Mobility a phone call on 01245 905144 with your qustions.

Mobility Scooter Review Guide

Best Mobility Scooter Reviews: Buying Guide and Recommendations

Whether you are buying a Mobility Scooter for yourself or a family member, Discount Mobility have reviewed 3 great options available in today’s mobility scooter market.

Number 1. Our Discount Mobility Top Pick: The Sterling Sapphire 2 Mobility Scooter has been around for a few years now and is not only ideal for everyday use, but it’s perfect for riding on UK pavements. It’s got all the usual frills you expect in a high end scooter and some that might not have even expected.

Sterling Sapphire 2 Mobility Scooter

Sterling Sapphire 2 Mobility Scooter

With its lofty, adjustable and heavily cushioned chair you spread your legs thanks to the ample legroom. And at 19 miles range on the battery and an on board charger, this just might be the only form of local transportation you will ever need.

Number 2. The Drive Medical Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter looks a bit bigger in size and is not classed as a portable scooter but it makes up for it with its powerful battery and extra-long range.
With its 30-mile range is enough for a dozen or more trips within your neighbourhood. You could use it for a week on local trips without needing to recharge it.

Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter

Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter

Where this scooter wins out over all others is luxury comfort. A large Bosun style seat with comfy padding, a suspension system and an adjustable tiller make for the smoothest ride ever. The downsides of this mobility scooter are a couple. One, it is not portable and you cannot travel with it. Two, the battery is non-removable and will require on-board charging only.

Number 3. The Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter is a real pleasure to ride. Evolved from the earlier top selling Kymco Mini LS Mobility Scooter, the Comfort is equipped with all round fully functioning all round suspension system. Rarely seen on a lightweight transportable mobility scooter, the improvement in ride quality is noticeable as soon as you set off. Incredibly, Kymco have used their automotive engineering skill to ensure that the addition of the suspension system has not added any weight to the scooter at all.

Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter

Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter

Supplied with 22AH batteries that can be charged on or off board it allows you to travel up to 16 miles on for charge.
The Kymco Mini Comfort is a travel mobility scooter that can be dismantled without tools into 5 lightweight parts that allow you to store and transport the scooter in the boot of a small car. All this makes it your ideal companion for independence.

For more details and full specifictions on all types of Mobility Scooters visit Discount Mobility