Charging scooter batteries on the move.
MemberNovember 19, 2019 at 4:21 am
I have 2 Pride Gogo traveller scooters and are taking delivery this week of a Motability provided Seat Alhambra equipped to carry both scooters but losing the rear 2 seats and the middle row of 3 eased forward a touch. The rear console is equipped with a 240v aux socket which according to the handbook indicates an output max of 1200 Watts. It would be great whilst on the move to be topping up/charging one of the scooter batteries.
Does anyone have any knowledge or advice on this issue. Thank you.
MemberNovember 20, 2019 at 1:52 am
Have a look at your chargers information plate/label. It should say something like:
Input: 240 volts Output 24 volts
2 amps 5 amps
50-60 Hz DC
The outlet on the rear console puts out 5 amps max at peak and probably 3 amps steady state. So if the input for your charger is less than 3 amps you should have no problem charging one scooter at a time.
If you are uncertain copy the information from the charger into this string and I will look at it for you.
There is probably also a 12 volt outlet that looks like a cigar lighter socket. It may have more capacity, so you could plug in your own converter to give more capacity or to use to plug in a second charger for the second scooter.
MemberNovember 20, 2019 at 5:08 am
Thanks for your reply
As far as I can see the charger information is as follows
Universal Power Group
Sealed Lead Acid Charger Input AC 240v 1.8 A 50/60 Hz
Output 24v DC 2A
The charger is fitted with a 13 amp fused domestic plug so some form of adapter will be required for the car.
The 2 scooters are both Pride
1 has 2 x 14 amph batts the other 2 x 17. I would be happy to do one at once
The Sockets in the car are…… 4 X 12v 120 watts
1 X 230v 150 watts (300 peak) 50 Hz
The 240 socket takes 2 pins app 2cms long and is approx 4cms by 2cms, 6 sided.
Hope this info is of use.
MemberNovember 20, 2019 at 7:29 am
I’m a little confused as to which sockets you have. I wasn’t sure if there was a typo or if you have six sockets all together.
The socket in your original post was 240 volts, 1200 watts or 5 amps, it will run your charger just fine with no problem.
The sockets in your second post, four at 12 volts, 120 watts or 1 amp, and one at 230 volts 150 watts or 0.65 amps will not.
I hope this helps and doesn’t confuse. 😉
OrganizerNovember 20, 2019 at 9:25 am
Not sure if this helps, but here are the manuals for Pride Mobility products.
There are a number of Go-go scooters listed, which model is yours?
If I understand correctly, you would like to know if the 1200 watt aux from the vehicle can charge the scooter while driving, correct?
MemberDecember 18, 2019 at 11:56 pm
I have a scooter that I’ve never had to “top up” mid day if this is your issue, I also don’t use it every day which could be the difference.
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