A brand new OEM quality GEL battery from Monster Scooter Parts is certain to meet or exceed the battery requirements of your mobility scooter or power chair. GEL batteries are commonly found in mobility applications, but GEL cell batteries are compatible with many other applications as well. As a general rule of thumb, in any scooter or chair that uses an AGM battery, a GEL battery of identical voltage (V) and amp-hour (Ah) ratings can be substituted.What is a GEL Battery?
A GEL battery, like an AGM battery, is a specific kind of rechargeable sealed lead acid battery. Rather than floating free between the lead electrode plates, the sulfuric acid is suspended in fine grained silica which creates an immobile gel. GEL batteries are generally more stable than other sealed lead acid batteries and boast a lower discharge rate, at the expense of requiring a specific battery charger that matches the charge profile of the GEL cell batteries.
In general, any set of AGM batteries can be substituted for GEL batteries of identical Voltage and Amp-hour ratings. Before making the substitution, please consult your owner's manual or contact the scooter's manufacturer for any instructions specific to your make and model.What is a Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Battery?
Rechargeable sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries are the most common battery found in scooters and motorcycles. A rechargeable SLA battery contains electrodes of lead and lead oxide suspended in sulfuric acid. As the lead and the sulfuric acid combine, there is a significant electrical discharge as a byproduct of the chemical reaction. This discharge in turn powers your scooter’s motor or electric ignition system. Sealed lead acid batteries have a low power-to-weight ratio compared to other commercially available batteries, which makes them ideal for high current applications such as mobility or recreational scooters. Examples of SLA batteries are GEL cell batteries and AGM batteries.Which Rechargeable Sealed Lead Acid Battery is right for my application?
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a "universal" sealed lead acid battery. Different applications are designed around a specific rechargeable SLA battery, and installing the wrong battery may have an undesired effect on your scooter. The run time of your electric scooter may be impacted by an incorrectly sized sealed lead acid battery and you may even cause damage to your scooter’s electrical system.
With that in mind, Monster Scooter Parts (with the assistance of our many scooter manufacturer partners) has compiled compatibility charts for each battery that we provide. This information can be found under the "Compatibility" tab on the individual battery pages. Please consult that chart and your scooter’s own battery specifications to insure that you are purchasing the correct rechargeable sealed lead acid battery for your application.