SDMotion Trike battery and travel information

The SDMotion Trike is a fully electric joystick powered all terrain wheelchair.

As standard the SDMotion Trike comes with a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery.

  • Li-ion (25V x 11.8AH)
  • Range: 30km / 18 miles
  • Weight: 3.6kg
  • Expiry: 8 year life from initial charge

A Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery is also compatible for use on the SDMotion Trike.

  • Ni-MH (24V x 6.7AH)
  • Range: 18km / 11 miles
  • Weight: 2.9kg
  • Expiry: No expiry age

Some SD Motion Trike users may prefer to have one of each battery, and the dual charger enables you to interchange between the Ni-MH and Lithium-ion batteries.

Both batteries are compact and have carry handles to make removing for charging or transporting easy.

Please get in touch if you need to replace or dispose of your battery and we can arrange this with you.


The lightweight and compact design of the SDMotion Trike makes it ideal for taking on holiday, whether that’s on a cruise ship or an aeroplane.

Information on taking your batteries abroad can be found below.

Conformity to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations:

Li-ion – Air line/cruise ship info for self declaration

Li-ion – DG Self-Declaration_Li_ENG-2022

Nimh – Air line/cruise ship info for self declaration

Nimh – DG Self-Declaration_Ni_ENG2022

If you are planning to take your SDMotion Trike on a flight it is advised that you contact your airline prior to flying, as rules vary depending on the airline.

You will need to provide copies of the safety data sheet which applies to your battery (download from links above).

We also have information about how to protect your wheelchair when flying which you might find useful:

Travelling Tips

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions and we’ll be happy to try to help.