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As a power chair user, you may have questions about how to best maintain your chair.

You may ask, “How do I make my wheelchair battery last longer?” Or you may wonder “Will the size or type of my power chair change my ability to navigate my environment?”

We have a variety of articles for people who use powered mobility to answer questions like:

  • How to maintain and change your battery
  • The difference between three-wheeled scooters versus power wheelchairs
  • Which power chairs are better for all-terrain and which are more suited for indoors
  • How to maximize the life and performance of your chair

You will find out tips such as:

  • It is really important to charge your battery for at least 18 hours before the first use. After that, 12-hour charging cycles are recommended where possible.
  • Where possible, avoid draining your battery by more than 80%.
  • Three wheeled mobility scooters are designed for greater maneuverability and they have a smaller turning circle than the 4 wheeled models.
  • Bariatric wheelchairs are designed specifically to accommodate the increased size of a user, and provide a comfortable experience for them.

Our YouTube Channel also provides great videos about the features of different chairs, as well as how to maintain them.

powered wheelchair options

Powered wheelchairs: what are your options?

What is a powered wheelchair? A powered wheelchair is essentially the same as a standard attendant propelled wheelchair with a motor.  Although motorised scooters can be an excellent option outdoors, for users who require motorised propulsion indoors as wells as out then the powered wheelchair is often a good solution.  This is why they tend […]

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The application of power tilt, recline and power elevating legs and how they assist with pressure, positioning and function

Whether you use a power wheelchair or manual wheelchair as your primary means of mobility, immobility alone is a high-risk factor for pressure injury.   Without the ability to change position and relieve pressure, many wheelchair users are at risk of developing pressure sores which can lead to serious health issues. Therefore, if you are […]

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all terrain wheelchair

All terrain wheelchair – The countryside at your doorstep!

Are you an energetic lifestyle person with a mobility disability? Are you searching information about all terrain wheelchairs? Read on as this might interest you! Although, it’s possible to move from one place to another using a wheelchair, most of the wheelchairs don’t allow outings with friends and family, such as a walk in the […]

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indoor electric wheelcchair

An indoor electric wheelchair: Could it change your way of living?

It was over 20 years ago, when I was a University student, that I first came across a fellow student who used a power wheelchair. She was ever so elegant in an indoor electric wheelchair, manoeuvring efficiently through the university’s residence halls, libraries and lecture theatres. I thought to myself, “Whoa! I have got to have […]

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power wheelchair

Considering a power wheelchair? – What you need to know

People usually want the freedom to go wherever they choose and to perform various kinds of activities. This is also the case for people with chronic conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, etc. The difference is, either they can’t do it at all, or it is extremely difficult for them to participate in […]

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Bariatric wheelchair: benefits, characteristics and some tips

Does your wheelchair make you feel cramped and uncomfortable? Do you constantly feel that it is struggling to get you from A to B? A bariatric wheelchair may be the solutions to some of this problems. This unique product is designed to empower larger users with all of the benefits provided by a conventional wheelchair. If […]

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Wheelchair Power Pack

Empowered by the wheelchair power pack

Read the story of our writer Raya Al-Jadir and how did a wheelchair bike change her life as a disabled child. Raya is a freelance writer and a member of Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Trailblazers who has written for many outlets like Disability horizons or The Huffington Post. The stronger the wheelchair power pack and the […]

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