When someone first loses mobility, it can be devastating. Formerly simple tasks like walking to the mailbox at the end of the driveway become daunting, dangerous ones—if they’re possible at all. Many with limited mobility have regained that mobility with electric wheelchairs. If you are disabled electric wheelchairs may be the answer for you, too. Disabled wheelchairs electric controls make it easy to get around. Choosing the right one is tough, though. Let us help you make the best choice.
How to Choose the Electric Wheelchair That’s Best for You
For the disabled electric wheelchairs are often the key to mobility. When choosing the one that’s right for you, think through which features are most important to you and choose your chair based on those.
First off, consider your weight requirement. Some portable chairs have a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds, while certain models can handle up to 450 or even 600 pounds. Make sure that the chair you choose has the capacity you need.
Next, consider what specific elements are most important to you. Do you prioritize comfort? Storage? Speed? Maximum range per charge? Or maybe you would really benefit from an elevating seat. Deciding which of these elements are most important to you can help you decide on the perfect model.
How Much Do Electric Wheelchairs Weigh?
Weight can vary in disabled wheelchairs electric depending on the features included. On the light end, we offer lightweight, portable chairs that weigh between 50 and 60 pounds. And on the other end of the spectrum, some of our bariatric chairs approach 200 pounds in weight.
Why the disparity? Well, our lightweight chairs put a premium on portability. They have lighter, less powerful motors and batteries. Overall, they have fewer bells and whistles than many other models. Then the bariatric chairs are equipped with dual heavy-duty motors, reinforced frames, oversized drive wheels, and more. All those heavy-duty components add weight.
The Jazzy Air® 2 Electric Wheelchair
The Jazzy Air 2 is one of those disabled electric wheelchairs with an amazing feature: elevation! This remarkable chair elevates 12 inches at the touch of a button. It can be driven in both elevated and non-elevated positions and can reach up to 4 mph in the elevated position. An elevating wheelchair is perfect for reaching cabinets, sitting at bar-height tables and counters, and navigating through crowds.
The Jazzy Air 2 comes standard with a high-back seat, although a solid seat pan is available as an option. This power chair includes under-seat storage for convenience. This chair has a maximum weight capacity of up to 300 pounds.
The Go Chair® for Disabled People
The Go Chair® is all about portability. If that’s what you’re looking for in disabled wheelchairs electric then look no further than the Go Chair! This chair has feather-touch disassembly, which means the chair easily disassembles for storage or transport. When disassembled the heaviest piece is only 36 pounds!
Active users will enjoy the five-point swivel seat, which allows them to turn to the side with a simple latch release. Under-seat storage is easy to access while seated, so you’ll always have access to your favorite items. Like the Jazzy Air 2, the Go Chair’s maximum weight capacity is also up to 300 pounds. Learn more about the Go Chair portable wheelchair.
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