When you rely on a wheelchair, power chair, or motor scooter for your mobility and independence, you need batteries that are tough, reliable, and maintenance-free. Here at Batteries Shack we stock every battery and charger you’ll ever need.
Not sure you need a new battery yet? We’ll test your existing battery. We’ll be able to tell whether your old battery still has some life left in it. If it doesn’t, we’ll even install your new wheelchair battery for you in the store to make your visit to Batteries Shack in Sterling Heights convenient and simple.
We offer two kinds of wheelchair batteries.
The first is a deep-cycle AGM power battery. The second is a deep-cycle Gel power battery. Gel batteries usually last a little longer and are a stronger choice for most electric wheelchairs, but the difference between the two is small. AGM batteries will provide solid service for the budget-conscious.
Either battery type is good for any mobility solution. It’s just a matter of picking the right battery for your wheelchair or scooter. Each of these deep-cycle batteries is made to compliment your wheelchair’s motor. They are very different from automotive batteries, which are meant to provide a sharp burst of high power before allowing the alternator to take over. Wheelchairs don’t have alternators, and will need to be able to sip power continuously from the battery for as long as the device is in use.
Wheelchair batteries come in three sizes: 12-volt, 24-volt, and 36-volt. Check your owner’s manual to determine the size you need, or open it up and have a look. Usually it will be written on the casing. If it isn’t, you can let us look and we’ll be able to help you.
Our batteries do not need any kind of maintenance, nor are they in danger of leaking. They are the safest option for any mobility solution.
One way we help you maximize battery life is by selling our batteries fully charged. You can use them right away, and you’ll never have to worry about cutting the life of the battery short. This is important, because a battery that isn’t fully charged before use will have a shorter range than a battery that’s been handled properly. We do this for you because it’s inconvenient to have to wait for your wheelchair battery to be ready.
You shouldn’t let the charge on a wheelchair battery get any lower than 40%, if possible. Fully discharging them doesn’t help. Wheelchair batteries should be recharged each night while you’re not using them, even if you haven’t used them much during the day.
We support all major brands of wheelchair, mobility scooter, and power chair.
Adaptive Driving System
Damco Wheel Chairs
Jack Palmer Industries
Quickie Wheel Chairs