I'm trying to find affordable replacement batteries for BBB's mobility scooter. It is from Pride Mobility and is their Go-Go Model SC 40. The Pride Mobility website does not give any info on replacement battery specs. Here's a link to a description/specs for the scooter from another website:
The specifications in the manual she has for her scooter says:
Battery Requirements: Type: Two (2) 12 volt, deep cycle. SLA or gel cell
Size: 12 AH
There are no dimension measurements. BBB says they cost about $200 each and two are needed.
I have a few questions:
1. What does the AH mean?
2. As long as the voltage number is right, is the AH number important to match up?
3. SLA = sealed lead acid?
4. What's the performance difference between a gel battery and a SLA battery and is there a cost difference?
5. Deep cycle? Is there a standard cycle?
I found on Amazon.com these batteries at 1/4th the price and am wondering why they are so much less expensive.
Designed to fit most electric mobility scooters and power chairs 12 Volt Electric Mobility Scooter BatterySpecifications: Dimensions: 5.94L x 3.86W x 3.94H 12 Volt Seal Lead Acid Battery .187 Spade Protected Terminals Battery should be charged overnight before first use Weight: 9 lbs Warranty Info: 1 year warranty against manufacturers defects
The description doesn't say anything about it being a 12 AH nor does it say if it is a deep cycle battery. Is this still compatible to the scooter specifications?
I also found this one which says it is a 12 volt 33AH battery. Is it compatible to the scooter's manual specs? It says it is a deep cycle battery while the first one does not; yet they are still considerably less than the $200 price BBB was estimating.
12V 33ah - Powerstar SLA Battery, U1, perfect for deep cycle wheelchair and scooter applications. L 7.7 x w = 5.1 x h = 6.3 inches. Weight 24lbs. Used in Fire Alarms Security Systems/Alarms, UPS Battery BackUp , Exit Signs/Emergency Lighting, Testing Equipment , Electric Scooters , Mobility Wheelchairs, Electric Gates , Under Water ScoPowersonic PS-12300 Powersonic PS-12330 Panasonic (Matsushita) LCL12V33P Panasonic (Matsushita) LC-LA1233P Sonnenschien A512/30.0G6 CSB/Prism EVX-12340 Johnson Controls U1-31 Johnson Controls UPS31 Volcano KB12310 Yuasa NP30-12 Yuasa NP-12300 Yuasa NP-12330 12 volt 30 Ah 12 volt 31 Ah 12 volt 32 Ah 12 volt 33 Ah 12 volt 34 Ah 12 volt 35 Ah 12 volt 36 Ah
I found another website with the same scooter for sale and it lists two models of battery replacement packs for a considerably higher price and it offers a 12 AH and a 17 AH version. So, does this mean the 33 AH version I found on Amazon would also work?
Additional 12AH Battery Pack [Add $354.00]
Additional 17AH Battery Pack [Add $403.00]