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What Is the Fuse in a Mobility Scooter?

Updated July 19, 2017

A mobility scooter contains two fuses: one located in the control panel of the unit, and the other located in the battery pack. Fuses protect electronic circuits from becoming oversupplied with power.

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Expert Insight

If the mobility scooter becomes inoperable, reset the circuit breaker. If this action doesn't resolve the problem, check the fuse in the control panel, advises Shoprider. Replace a blown fuse to restore power to the mobility scooter.

Considerations

A battery charger allows you to charge the batteries within the battery pack. The batteries supply power to the mobility scooter. A charger that won't hold a charge may indicate a blown fuse in the battery pack.

Solution

Test fuses with a multimeter. Touch each end of the fuse with a probe of the multimeter; electricity should flow through the fuse. If the multimeter detects no sign of an electrical current, replace the damaged fuse.

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About the Author

Ann Rach began her career as a writer in 1998. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as "Country Home, "Wish," "Cookie" and "Domino." Rach holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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