Selecting Power Wheelchairs
Whether you are replacing an existing power chair or shopping for your first electric wheelchair, Access 2 Mobility has the selection and expertise to make sure you get the electric wheelchair that is right for you. We understand that the choices available in power chairs can be overwhelming. By understanding the features and applications that the different models offer, you can know which electric wheelchair will best meet your needs.
Here is a brief overview of the different types of power wheelchairs that are available. Please refer to our Buyer’s Guide for even more information or call Access 2 Mobility.
Travel/Portable Power Wheelchairs
Travel power wheelchairs are designed not only for portability but also work well in compact or crowded spaces such as apartments, stores, cruise ships or malls. Most of our travel/portable models are disassembled by removing the seat, battery pack and base. Most components are relatively light but there may be some lifting involved in moving the heaviest components.
Folding power wheelchairs combine portability with full-time use. They have adaptable seating that accepts pressure-management cushions, full-coverage armrests and highly supportive backrest options. These models easily fit into automobile trunks or cargo areas for easy transport.
Full Size Power Wheelchairs
Full size power wheelchairs are built for every day use and abuse! Sturdy and durable, they are highly maneuverable due to their joystick controllers and small footprint. Several drive-types are available to suit every need. Center wheel drive power wheelchairs have the tightest turning radius’ of all. They are perfect for moving around indoors in tight or confined space. Front wheel drive and rear wheel drive systems have benefits for outdoor use, and climbing or descending hills.
Heavy Duty Electric Wheelchairs
Designed for higher weight and larger users (ranging from 300 lbs. to 650 lbs.), heavy-duty electric wheelchairs are available in a variety of styles, including folding and center-wheel drive.