Can I fit two car batteries to a scooter because they are much cheaper?
No. Although they may look the same, a car battery and a traction battery are designed and built completely differently. If car batteries are used they will fail.
Why is it that some days a scooter can do more miles than other days?
This can happen if the weather is very cold and damp. The reason for this is that ALL batteries perform less efficiently under these conditions, that is why it is very important to keep batteries fully charged.
How much does it cost to charge a scooter up every night?
This depends on how much you pay per unit for your electricity. The unit cost is usually found on your electricity bill. As an average, your battery charger uses approximately 438 units of electricity per year. The annual cost is 438 times the cost per unit. For the daily cost, simply divide the answer by 365.
When should I charge a scooter up and for how long?
Charge your scooter every day whether you use it or not. It is quite safe to leave your vehicle constantly on charge for up to five days. Charge periods should last for at least 8-10 hours for normal use and 10-15 hours for heavy use. Please refer to your owners manual for charging information.
Can I put a scooter away for a long time, such as over winter months?
There are a few things you need to do when storing your vehicle for extended periods without use. Before storing, charge the batteries for 24 hours or more. When ready to store, disconnect the battery box or battery leads from the vehicle. If possible and it is safe to do so, release the parking brake (freewheel). Keep the vehicle as dry and warm as possible. Return to vehicle at least once a month to re-connect batteries and charge for 24 hours or longer. If you have an off-board charger it would be easier to remove the batteries from the vehicle and store them in a dry, well ventilated place where they can be charged every month.
Can I buy a product direct from Sunrise Medical?
Sorry, our products are only available to buy via our network of authorised dealerships. Please contact us to find your nearest dealer.
Can I get a product brochure in printed format?
Yes. Please contact us with the product that you are interested in and we'll pop one in the post to you.
Can I order a product for my relative who lives abroad?
Our products are only available via our network of dealerships in Australia. However, we have many distribution outlets throughout the world. Please contact us to find the best one for you.
Can Sunrise Medical donate a product to me?
Unfortunately, we are unable to donate products to individuals.
Do you offer financing on a product?
Our products are only available to buy via our network of dealerships. However, many of them offer financing options. Please contact us to find your nearest dealership.
Do you offer product demonstrations?
Yes, you can request your free product demonstration online by completing the form on the relevant product page. Alternatively, please contact us.
How much does a wheelchair cost?
This will depend entirely on the choices you make. The starting price (with standard options selected) can be found on the product's order form. If you are buying your wheelchair privately, we recommend that you contact your nearest authorised Sunrise Medical dealer.
I'd like to see a picture of an option on a product before ordering. Where can I see it?
Many of our options and accessories are visible by clicking on the 'Options and Accessories' tab on the product. If this is not available, please consult the product's order form.
Where can I get help and advice about which product is right for me?
Your nearest Sunrise Medical dealership will be happy to help. These then assess your needs and help you find a suitable product to your needs at no cost.
Where can I see or try one of your products?
Your nearest Sunrise Medical dealership will have a variety of products in their showrooms that you can see or try. Alternatively, you can arrange a home demonstration for the product that you are interested in via the related product page. Alternatively, please contact us.