Things to consider when shopping for your powerchair

July 28, 2017 1:11 pm
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If you have mobility issues, getting the right equipment can help you get on with your life with few restrictions. As long as you choose the right conveyance for you, it will help you to enjoy many of the activities that you love and perhaps even find some new ones. Choosing a wheelchair means looking at many factors including those detailed below.

When you work with Karma Mobility products, we have a large range so that you can find the one with the right specifications for you. We have stockists up and down the country, so find somewhere local to you where you can go and discuss your needs. The dealer will allow you to test various models to check for comfort and manoeuvrability.

Terrain

Technology is here to help. Powerchairs are a type of wheelchair that is motorised so that you do not have to do any of the work when it comes to propulsion. This gives you the ability to tackle rougher terrain and longer distances.

Different models from Karma Mobility have different tolerances when it comes to things like the inclines they can tackle or whether they have the ability to move you up and down kerbs. Check the capacity of your powerchair before you buy to ensure that it will meet your needs.

Battery life

Powerchairs run on batteries. These need to be charged, usually on a daily basis. Sometimes you can get powerchairs that have more than one battery to allow you to go longer distances. You will be able to get a rough idea of how long your battery will last using the specifications provided when you shop for a Karma Mobility powerchair. Your local stockist will also be able to give you advice, but you can always contact us if you have any questions.

When planning your journey, remember to take into account the journey there and back!

Storage

Powerchairs are larger than their non-motorised counterparts. You will need a space to store it when you are not using it. A spare room is handy for this purpose. Even a garage or a shed might be suitable if there is a way of allowing you to charge your vehicle overnight. Please remove batteries if you are not going to use/charge the power chair for an extended period as leaving them for an extended period will damage them beyond repair.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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