Can I charge my 24 volt mobility scooter with a 12 volt charger without charging individual battery

Discussion in 'Automotive Electronics' started by charliejo, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. charliejo

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    I have recently been given a mobility scooter however it has no batteries or charger. I have a 12 volt normal car charger and was wondering if this will charge the 2 batteries ( when in sitchu 24 volt )?
     
  2. ScottWang

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    You can charge it, butt it will only charge to 12V, and the highest is 13.8V.
     
  3. Alec_t

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    You would have to charge the batteries individually.
     
  4. Johann

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    Which will take a lot of time, so why not invest in a 24 V charger?
     
  5. WBahn

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    If you want to use a 12 V charger and not charge them separately, I guess you could charge the 24 V battery down to about 13.8 V. I wouldn't recommend it, though.
     
  6. crutschow

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    If the batteries were identical and purchased at the same time then you might be able to charge them in parallel.
     
  7. ian field

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    Not being the same type/size/age could be a problem whatever way you charge them if they're to be used in series.
     
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