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Portable electric wheelchairs can be a huge asset when it comes to your mobility. Today, there are three types of portable electric wheelchairs; center, rear wheel and front-wheel drive, and each style has its own unique capabilities and functions. At Scooter Direct, we carry a range of models covering all of these types, so you’re certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs.Learn More
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Our Merrits P101 folding electric wheelchair has many benefits. First, they are foldable for easy transport; just fold it up and go! Second, they are lightweight, which makes transporting them simple. Although a little more costly than a traditional model, this style is definitely worth the extra buck if you are constantly on the move. It certainly takes a lot less time and effort to store in the trunk of your car.Learn More
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Standard Power chairs come in different designs: rear, center or front wheel drive. Some models have suspension for comfortable outdoor use, while others are specially designed for indoor maneuverability. They provide a comfortable ride, a sharp turning radius and great battery travel range. Standard power chairs offer a wide range of options for suspension, driving, seating and accessories. These chairs don't fold or come apart easily for travel. Usually they are transported using a variety of manual or electric lifts and ramps.Learn More
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Taking on outdoor adventures or hard to navigate areas can be difficult for people confined to transportation devices, but with a heavy duty power wheelchair, you will be able to overcome obstacles you never thought possible. From home and shopping to office spaces, there is nothing too big or small for these devices.Learn More
1. How do I know if my wheelchair batteries are running out?
When you notice the travel time starting to decline then your batteries are beginning to go bad and it is time to replace them. The amount of time it will take for your batteries to become unusable cannot be determined so replacing them quickly is the best way to prevent you from being stranded.
2. Are power wheelchairs slower than mobility scooters?
Yes, generally power wheelchairs are slower than mobility scooters for safety. However, at 3.5 to 4 mph, they are still faster than the average walking speed so you will not be left behind.
3. Can I use a powerchair outside?
Yes. Power chairs and wheelchairs do work on firm ground outside. Pavement is best for normal operation and safety.
4. Will power wheelchairs be damaged if they are pushed when not charged?
No. Powerchairs have a motor engage/disengage lever to put the motor in a neutral position which allows them to be pushed.
5. What is the reason to choose a power wheelchair over a scooter?
Powerchairs have a much better turning radius and are preferred for indoor use especially in smaller homes or apartments. They work better than mobility scooters for getting on and off elevators getting into and out of bathrooms and other tight spaces.
6. Which model powerchairs are good for travel?
There is a category of power wheelchairs designed for easy transportation. Travel Powerchairs, like the Go Chair with a heaviest part of 36 lbs are light enough and small enough to be lifted into a vehicle.
7. What if I get caught in the rain on my power wheelchair?
If you are caught in the rain, it is recommended you get under shelter as soon as possible. But if that is going to take too long then you want to cover the joystick as quickly as possible to prevent it from getting damaged.
8. Is there an option to lock these chairs to avoid misuse by kids?
Most power wheelchairs have a power button without a key so there is no way to lock the unit to prevent use.
9. Will I be given a demo on how to use my new power wheelchair?
No, Power Wheelchairs are very easy to operate and will arrive in the box with very good instructions for assembly and operation.
10. What is the downside of a power wheelchair compared to a mobility scooter?
Mobility scooters are a better option for significant outdoor use especially when used on uneven or rough terrain. Mobility scooters are often faster and would be better in some cases such as exercising a dog or use as a community vehicle.