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The 3 core components to look for when choosing an electric wheelchair

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How to properly choose a suitable mobility scooter for the elderly. But when you really start to choose, you don't know where to start at all. Don't worry, today Ningbo Bachen will tell you the 3 little secrets of buying an electric wheelchair, and the same goes for other mobility scooters.

The economic level has improved and when choosing an electric wheelchair, we are no longer too concerned about the price, but more about the experience, i.e. how safe, comfortable and convenient an electric wheelchair is, as we often say.

I put safety, first and foremost. Safety is ensured by the following key components. Firstly, there is the choice of controller. The controller is the control of the wheelchair's direction and, together with the universal wheels at the front of the wheelchair, enables 360° rotation and flexible travel. A good controller allows for very precise movement. Once, I went shopping in a wheelchair for the whole family. There was no barrier-free access to the door, but simply put an iron plate, which was visually about the same width as the electric wheelchair, with only one or two centimetres more to the left and right, and finally managed to get up there. (Please do not imitate dangerous movements.) In comparison, domestic controllers are somewhat inferior to imported ones. The main imported controllers currently recognised in the industry are PG from the UK and Dynamic from New Zealand. In the choice of controller, try to choose the imported controller, which is sensitive in operation, high precision and good safety performance.

Secondly, the braking system of the electric wheelchair.

Always choose intelligent electronic brakes, there is no substitute for this, especially for electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters for the elderly, as they do not react as quickly as younger people.

Intelligent electronic brakes, in layman's terms, means that the brakes are applied when the power is off, so that even if you are climbing a slope you can stop steadily without slipping. Some electric wheelchairs, which do not use the intelligent e-brake, have no problem walking on flat roads but are prone to danger when climbing hills.

Once again, the electric wheelchair is equipped with a motor.

The motor, as the drive of the electric wheelchair, is one of the core components. Its performance is directly related to the driving safety of the electric wheelchair. A motor with good performance has a strong climbing ability and low failure rate. Imagine if the motor breaks down during the driving process and stops in the middle of the road, it is not only embarrassing but also unsafe. At present, most of the good -class electric wheelchairs on the market are equipped with Chinese Taiwan Shuo Yang motors.

Finally, let's talk about the portability of electric wheelchairs

The requirements for portability:Foldable and light weight, this requires the battery to be lithium, lighter and more durable. When it comes to batteries, it is important that the quality of the battery is stable, as electric wheelchairs not only have to run in everyday weather, but also occasionally under the hot sun or in the rain, and if the quality of the battery is not up to scratch, then it will pose a threat to the life and safety of the elderly.

Electric wheelchairs can be folded up and put in the boot of a car, or in some cases even taken on a plane, so that even long distance travel is not a concern.

In addition to the "knowledge points" mentioned above, when purchasing an electric wheelchair, it is also important to consider the physical condition and radius of movement of the wheelchair user and choose the most suitable and cost-effective electric wheelchair. At the same time, it is best to choose a well-known brand so that the after-sales service is also guaranteed.

1: maintenance-free and less worrying, avoiding airless breakdowns

Buying a tyre is a momentary task, while maintaining a tyre is something that is carried out from the moment it is fitted to the vehicle until it is scrapped. The burden of "tyre maintenance" of traditional pneumatic tyres will be solved with pneumatic-free tyres.In contrast to pneumatic wheelchair tyres, the non-inflatable construction of non-inflatable wheelchair tyres eliminates the need for inflation and saves time and money.On the other hand, as wheelchair users have limited mobility and are more helpless in the event of such breakdowns, the choice of non-pneumatic wheelchair tyres directly avoids the most embarrassing breakdowns caused by punctures and leaks in pneumatic tyres, making wheelchair users feel more comfortable when travelling.

2: no flat tire safer, improve travel safety

When it comes to tyre accidents, the most talked about is a flat tyre. When a pneumatic tyre bursts, the air in the inner tube will be acutely deflated, and the instantaneous airflow not only creates an explosion of general impact, but also makes the tyre lose its balance due to the loss of air pressure to support the vehicle.Replacing tyres from pneumatic to non-pneumatic is undoubtedly a direct solution to this potential risk, as non-pneumatic tyres do not require inflation and are naturally safer from blowouts.

3: The choice of non-pneumatic tyres

After dividing wheelchair tyres into pneumatic and non-pneumatic, within non-pneumatic wheelchair tyres there are also different structures such as solid and honeycomb.

Solid wheelchair tyres are heavier and will be more labour intensive for push wheelchairs and more difficult for electric wheelchairs, given the same material. The honeycomb structure, on the other hand, reduces the weight of the tyre and increases the comfort of the tyre by hollowing out several honeycomb holes in the carcass.

The wheelchair tyre, for example, is not only made of the advantageous honeycomb structure, but also of the environmentally friendly and lightweight TPE material. It has certain advantages over rubber, which is heavy and bumpy and prone to frosting, and PU, which is less corrosion-resistant and prone to hydrolysis. The wheelchair tyre is a better choice for wheelchair users as it combines both material and structural advantages.