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Purchasing an electric wheelchair is a big expense for many people, so our clients usually have various question before making the decision. We have listed 10 common questions that we have ever met, and if you have any other questions, welcome to leave your comments below.
1. Am i suitable to use the electric wheelchair ?
2. How much does an electric wheelchair cost?
3. Are power wheelchairs covered by medicare?
4. How long does a power wheelchair last?
5. Can i take the electric wheelchair to the airplane?
6. How much does the electric wheelchair weigh?
7. Can an electric wheelchair be driven through water?
8. What's the differences between cheap electric wheelchair and expensive ones?
9. Is the electric wheelchair suitable for kids?
10. How to maintain the electric wheelchair ?
The electric wheelchair are mainly designed for people who has difficulty in walking independently, it will enable them to get around and live as normal of a lifestyle as possible. Nowadays, more and more elderly would choose it as a transport for daily travel. Please note that the users must have the ability to keep a clear mind when driving the motorized wheelchair.
Wheelchair price is the most common question we have ever met. There are various electric wheelchair on the market, all of them are made of different materials, and has different functions. The price for a folding power wheelchair must be different from the normal electric portable wheelchair. You can refer to this article.
If you want to get Medicare to pay for a power wheelchair, you need there are some steps to follow.
Step 1: Medicare has several parts, and Medicare Part B pays for the electric wheelchair, make sure you have Medicare Part B.
Step 2: Have a face-to-face exam with your doctor to get a prescription for a wheelchair.
Step 3: Find a Medicare-enrolled DME supplier of electric wheelchair. The supplier will work with the doctor to determine the best wheelchair for your needs.
Electric wheelchair is a kind of durable medical equipment, a well maintained electric wheelchair can last up to five years or more. Conduct regular maintenance and repairs & keep it clean will effectively prolongs the electric wheelchair’s application life.
Large electric products are usually not allowed to be taken to the airplane, because the battery is very dangerous. The battery of electric wheelchair are divided into 2 types: lithium battery and lead-acid battery.
The electric wheelchair with lead-acid battery is not allowed to be taken to the airplane. But for lithium battery wheelchair, as long as the capacity of the battery not exceed the rules, you can take the wheelchair to the airplane. And most electric wheelchairs can meet this requirements.
Many clients are searching for a lightweight portable wheelchair. The weight of electric wheelchairs are mainly range from 20kg ~40kg. One thing you should know is that the electric wheelchair is not the lighter, the better.
Carbon fiber wheelchair is the lightest wheelchair we’ve ever seen, and it has a great performance at the same time. The net weight of carbon fiber wheelchairs are range from 17kg~22kg. For aluminum alloy electric wheelchair, the weight range from 24kg~32kg.
The answer is absolutely “NO” . The motors and batteries are assembled on the bottom of the chair. If we driving the wheelchair to somewhere with deep water, they would short-circuit or even be on fire. Then what should we do ? Here are the tips.
There are thousands of electric wheelchairs on the market, some of them are cheap , and some of them are expensive. So many clients can’t find the differences from them when shopping online. But you get what you pay for, here are some factors which will influence the electric wheelchair price.
1. The motor. This is the most important part, and good motors can prolongs the electric wheelchair’s application life.
2. The battery. The lithium battery is much expensive than the lead-acid battery.
3. The material. The carbon fiber material is more expensive than aluminum alloy, and the aluminum alloy is more expensive than the normal iron and steel.
4. The extra functions. Such as automatic folding, adjustable backrest, intelligent barking system...Those additional functions can make you more enjoy the wheelchair life.
There are professional kids’ wheelchair on the market, and it would be more suitable for them. If you ask me whether an adult wheelchair is suitable for them or not, my answer is that depending on their size and physical condition. But for little kids, you’d better not choose an electric wheelchair for them, because they don’t have the ability to drive it independently.
As we said before , if you want your electric wheelchair always in good condition, regular maintenance is very necessary. When using the electric wheelchair, please pay attention to 3 important parts: battery, motor and tire. Of course, keep the wheelchair clean is also an important thing. We have listed some common problems you may meet and the corresponding solutions.
JBH is a professional & responsible electric wheelchair manufacturer, and we have various electric wheelchairs to meet your different requirements. Welcome to contact us if you have any other questions about electric wheelchair.