Below FAQ are some common concerns of our clients before purchasing mobility equipment.
- General Powerchair Questions
- General Scooter Questions
- Other questions
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General Powerchair Questions
A powerchair and an electric wheelchair are often terms used interchangeably. Both refer to a chair with electronic motors for movement, typically controlled by a joystick. Powerchairs are designed for both indoor and outdoor use and often have more features for customization.
While you don't necessarily need a prescription to purchase a powerchair, having one can be beneficial, especially if you're seeking financial assistance or advice on the most suitable type for your needs.
Powerchairs are primarily designed for pavement and indoor use. However, they can be used on roads when there is no pavement available. It's important to follow local traffic regulations and prioritize visibility and safety.
Yes, powerchairs have weight limits which vary depending on the model. It's important to choose a powerchair that supports your weight to ensure safety and optimal performance.
Regular maintenance includes charging the battery, checking tyre pressure, and inspecting for any loose parts or damage. Cleaning can be done with a damp cloth for the frame and mild soap for the seat and backrest.
Most public transport systems in the UK are accessible and can accommodate powerchairs. However, it's always best to check with the specific transport provider for any size or weight restrictions.
If your powerchair breaks down, contact the supplier or manufacturer for assistance. If you're in a public place, seek help to get to a safe location. It's advisable to have a backup plan for such situations.