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Powered Mobility

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.

Invacare Linx: Simply Smart, Always Reliable

The Invacare LiNX system makes Invacare powerchairs sophisticated, smart, and reliable. The cutting-edge LiNX technology has an insight inspired control system that learns over time. It also has a modular design that allows the system to be expanded, updated, and tailored to your changing needs. This makes the Invacare LiNX system futureproof and always up-to-date. […]

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transport wheelchair

Transport Wheelchairs: Convenient and Comfortable

Whether you are a full-time wheelchair user or someone who has limited mobility only part of the time, you may find yourself needing a reliable transport wheelchair. Transport chairs are for situations when you want or need a caregiver to help propel you. Even manual chair users occasionally fall ill, become fatigued, or have surgeries […]

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Mobility Scooter Motor Maintenance

Mobility scooter motor maintenance: some useful tips.

Mobility scooters enable people to maintain their independence, and help those with mobility challenges to maintain their lifestyle.  This is just one of the reasons why they have become so popular and have become a much more regular feature in our communities. However there are considerations for people who own or are thinking about purchasing […]

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Impact of mobility scooters on activity engagement

Many people wish to maintain an active lifestyle, but may encounter problems, pain or fatigue when walking outdoors.   Difficulty walking the distances between public places and home, transport or parking facilities may lead to loss of independence and difficulty engaging in favourite activities.  Those who have stopped driving also sometimes experience new difficulties going […]

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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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