Quickie 646 Wheelchair

Quickie 646 Wheelchair

Power Wheelchair User Tips

Below are a series of tips that will make the use of a power wheelchair easier for users and caregivers.

For manual wheelchair tips click here.

  1. Charging the battery nightly will ensure a full day of normal use for most users; assuming the batteries are not too old.
  2. Power wheelchair batteries that are used a lot have longer life spans than those that sit idle for most of the day or used only rarely.
  3. Batteries in power wheelchairs that aren't being used for a period of time should be charged up about once a month to keep them active.
  4. Keep air inflated tires fully inflated to ease rolling of the power wheelchair, lengthen the time needed between battery charges, maximize mileage and maximize tire and tube life spans.
  5. Added care must be given wheel a power wheelchair is used on slippery surfaces. The wheelchair brakes may not slow or stop the wheelchair if they don't have proper traction.
  6. For users who cannot get close enough to tables, desks or counters because the joystick protrudes too far can order swing away joystick mounts.
  7. If a power wheelchair stops working for any reason the brakes will automatically engage. To push the power wheelchair there will be a brake release for each motor mounted either on the wheel hubs or motors themselves that will disengage the brakes. (The wheelchair will not work with the brakes disengaged.)
  8. Use caution when traveling on sand or in snow. The scooter can get stuck fairly easily leaving the user stranded in unsafe conditions.
  9. Having a bright orange flag will make the power wheelchair user more visible in traffic and parking lots. (Available at most bicycle shops for a low price)




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