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    smart drive replacement battery how much?

    Hi,

    Does anyone know how much a replacement battery is for the smart drive MX2+ is?

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    Rob

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    Rob,

    If your MX2+ is still in its warranty period (i.e., less than 2 years old) then replacing the battery is free to you. Otherwise, the MSRP replacement cost is $1438 for the battery + labor (Max Mobility charges $100/hr labor) + freight. You are welcome to call here or Max Mobility with your serial number to get your specific replacement cost.
    Last edited by WC_Sage; 09-03-2019 at 12:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC_Sage View Post
    Rob,

    If your MX2+ is still in its warranty period (i.e., less than 2 years old) then replacing the battery is free to you. Otherwise, the MSRP replacement cost is $1438 for the battery + labor (Max Mobility charges $100/hr labor) + freight. You are welcome to call here or Max Mobility with your serial number to get your specific replacement cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WC_Sage View Post
    Rob, If your MX2+ is still in its warranty period (i.e., less than 2 years old) then replacing the battery is free to you. Otherwise, the MSRP replacement cost is $1438 for the battery + labor (Max Mobility charges $100/hr labor) + freight. You are welcome to call here or Max Mobility with your serial number to get your specific replacement cost.
    Damn, that is expensive! oneof the benefits of being part of a captive market?
    Only two years warranty on a battery that is so crucial to the correct function of a product.
    Do they offer an extended warranty option?
    Does the SD require/use a float charge when at rest after use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow_runner View Post
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    Does the SD require/use a float charge when at rest after use?...
    Not a good idea to float lithium batteries unless specifically designed circuitry for it such as in a laptop.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC_Sage View Post
    Rob,

    If your MX2+ is still in its warranty period (i.e., less than 2 years old) then replacing the battery is free to you. Otherwise, the MSRP replacement cost is $1438 for the battery + labor (Max Mobility charges $100/hr labor) + freight. You are welcome to call here or Max Mobility with your serial number to get your specific replacement cost.
    This price begs do it yourself. I'd consider cutting out the original battery and permanently mounting a good battery on my chair then hooking them up ala plug and go as needed. That's how I did it when I hacked the MX1 circuit board out and used a ligh weight battery.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    This price begs do it yourself. I'd consider cutting out the original battery and permanently mounting a good battery on my chair then hooking them up ala plug and go as needed. That's how I did it when I hacked the MX1 circuit board out and used a ligh weight battery.
    I’d be a bit concerned about the loss of weight (and the consequent loss of traction) on the drive wheel if you did that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy1 View Post
    I?d be a bit concerned about the loss of weight (and the consequent loss of traction) on the drive wheel if you did that.
    There would be a weight loss that could be compensated for. Otherwise it would at least equal the MX1's weight. The gain in battery life and distance could be substantial depending on the aux battery chosen. It may not be easily doable. One would have to open and find out. But there should be only two connection points at the battery. I'd use a new charger and charge it disconnected.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Do you have any pictures of your MX1 modifications?

    Did you figure a way to do a remote button push, so you don't have to hold the button between your legs on the battery etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    This price begs do it yourself. I'd consider cutting out the original battery and permanently mounting a good battery on my chair then hooking them up ala plug and go as needed. That's how I did it when I hacked the MX1 circuit board out and used a ligh weight battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW-Will View Post
    Do you have any pictures of your MX1 modifications?

    Did you figure a way to do a remote button push, so you don't have to hold the button between your legs on the battery etc.
    The MX1 was the original. The MX1+ came later with remote switches and other revisions. The MX1 had a lifetime warrantee written in the manual. So I have never modified anything on that registered unit which they upgraded to MX1+. I sent it in about seven times for replacements or repairs before switching to my hack (I have three plus a I made) and then to the Iglide. Anyway the original MX1 had a button and a light under the chair between your legs which you could not see, only kinda feel the button and have to bend over to see the light. It was annoying. So I built for myself a remote switch and mirror to be mounted on the MX1 unit's battery.
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    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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