Mobility scooter quality, standards and certificates: How is Scoozy tested?

Scoozy is approved according to EN12184. To ensure that we meet this European standard, Scoozy has been extensively tested by ourselves, our suppliers and various independent test institutes. This blog describes some of the endurance tests we do.
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  • Double drum test: In this test, Scoozy is placed on a kind of roller bench with a dummy on it that mimics the maximum user weight. The double drum makes 200,000 cycles which is approximately 157 km. It is a strenuous test because of the bumps mounted on the drums.
  • Drop test: in this test, Scoozy is again lifted with a dummy 6.666 times 50mm before dropping her to the ground.
  • Impact test: this test means that Scoozy is taxed and attacked in various ways. Some examples are a ball impacting the seat and a  force of 95 kg pushing on the armrests.
  • Water Test: In this test, Scoozy is sprayed with water from all sides to see if critical components such as the computer and wiring are adequately protected from rainwater. This is equivalent to protection with IPX4 waterproofing.
  • Corrosion Test: The frame is robot-welded and then fully galvanized to protect against corrosion. The structure has undergone a so-called salt spray test to confirm the quality.
  • Drive, drive and drive again: with our team, we regularly test ourselves. For example, we occasionally take a Scoozy with us on the weekend to make some meters, but we also consciously look for difficult driving situations to see what happens. Think of snow, beach, rain, mud, heat and cold. In this way, we test software and hardware for unforeseen issues. For example, in this video, you can see how we discover a programming error after driving 60 kilometres in the cold.
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  • Klanten: we hebben een aantal klanten die letterlijk duizenden kilometers per jaar maken. Deze klanten laten we af en toe nieuwe dingen testen nadat wij zelf onze eigen testen doorlopen hebben. Mochten er toch nog zwakke plekken zitten in het ontwerp qua duurzaamheid dan ontdekken we die meestal via hen als eerste waardoor we tijdig oplossingen kunnen maken. Lees hier meer over ervaringen die klanten hebben met Scoozy.

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