Posts Tagged ‘power chairs’

What to do if you get your powerchair wet?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 by morethan

One our of electric wheelchair/powerchair manufacturer’s (Pride Mobility) put together this useful article on what to do if you get your powerchair wet.  Particular useful at the moment with the unpredictable weather and April showers so we wanted to share this with you below.  If you do have any issues or need some advice please do call us on 0800 046 3949.

“In the real world, water is a fact of life. Weather is unpredictable and cannot be controlled. You can be out with your powerchair and suddenly, a rain or snow shower hits! Plus, even after a storm is over, there may be large puddles or piles of snow in the roads or on the pavement . It’s important to understand how water affects electric wheelchairs. By taking action following contact with water, you can preserve the life and performance of your power wheelchair.

When faced with sudden inclement weather, there are a few things you can do. Depending on the severity and heaviness of the rain or snow, we recommend finding shelter until the storm passes. Try to avoid large puddles. Your powerchair is equipped with electronics, and direct or prolonged exposure to water or dampness may cause a motorized wheelchair to malfunction electronically and mechanically. Water can cause the electrical components to corrode and the frame of your electric wheelchair to rust.

If your power wheelchair encounters water:
  1. Thoroughly dry your powerchair with a towel as soon as possible; Wipe down all surfaces of the chair
  2. Allow your powerchair to sit in a warm, dry place for 12 hours to allow unseen water to evaporate
  3. Check the operation of the joystick and the brakes before using your electric wheelchair again
  4. If you find any inconsistencies, take your power wheelchair to your provider
You should periodically examine your motorized wheelchair for signs of corrosion caused by water exposure, bodily fluid exposure, or incontinence. Any damaged components should be replaced or treated immediately, so contact your authorized provider for service.

There are some other things you can do to further protect your electric wheelchair. Some consumers carry plastic bags with them. When a sudden shower hits, they cover their controller or joystick with the plastic bag to protect it from the rain or snow. Also, it’s a good idea to check the weather before you leave the house. If the forecast is calling for wet weather, consider changing your plans or staying home.

By understanding the effects of moisture and taking steps to reduce exposure, you ensure that your power chair remains in peak condition for optimal performance.”

Best wishes

More Than Mobility
www.morethanmobility.com

NEW Powerchairs & Electric Wheelchairs Available!

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by morethan

If you struggle to get around, whether in your home or outdoors, it may be a good idea to invest in top quality electric wheelchair or powerchair. More Than Mobility is one of the leading suppliers of electric wheelchairs and mobility products in the UK, from some of the biggest manufacturers and we have recently added 6 NEW power chair models to our range.

See below for more information on these new powerchairs from folding options to compact or more enhanced powerchairs that elevate up whilst you are moving.

Foldable Powerchairs

Cirrus Powerchair

The Cirrus electric wheelchair is a versatile, affordable option that is lightweight and foldable making it ideal for transporting.   Comes standard with a seat belt, seat cushion with pouch for easy storage, adjustable swing away footrests with calf straps, and adjustable tension back upholstery. Max 15 miles range and 21 stone weight limit. Price:  £1,250

I-Go Folding Powerchair
This NEW unique folding powerchair from Pride features an advanced folding technology enabling it to be quickly transported with ease and designed to fit inside any small space or car boot.  Front suspension and perfect for an active individual for getting out and about. Price: £1,995

Compact Powerchairs

Titan Powerchair

This front wheel drive Titan Powerchair is a comfortable and stylish option that’s easy to manoeuvre. Its compact size makes it perfect for those on the go – suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Max 15 miles range and user weight up to 21 stone.  Price £1,250

Go Chair – NEW updated model

This recently updated Pride Go Chair has been designed to be highly portable, lightweight and will quickly and conveniently disassemble into five manageable pieces to fit into most vehicles.  Improved agility and stability.  10 miles range and user weight up to 21 stone. Price £1,295

J600ES Powerchair

The Jazzy J600ES powerchair offers outstanding performance, excellent control and stability.  Its compact design and Active-Trac ATX Full Suspension allow this powerchair to excel both indoors and outdoors making it a perfect all round powerchair choice. 18 miles range.  Price £1,995

More Enhanced Powerchairs

Rascal Rialto Powerchair

The Rascal Riatlo mid wheel drive powerchair offers configurable options normally found on higher cost models.   Crash tested and multi-size and position seating options. Price £1,950

Jazzy Air Powerchair – elevates up to 10” whilst on the move

NEW unique powerchair which allows you to stay at eye level with friends and family – offering enhanced independence and social confidence too.   The innovative one touch “air” elevation function raises you up to 10” in 16 seconds – even while you are on the move.  Full suspension and choice of seat width and max 18 miles range. Price £2,850

Please visit our website we have a huge range of power chairs and mobility scooters.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com