` Out and About | Power Chairs

Powered Wheelchairs

There is a lot to think about when choosing a Powered Wheelchair that is best suited to your needs. So, to help you choose the right one for you, here are some things to consider:

  • Will you be using your chair indoors, outdoors, or both?
  • Is there minimal space for manoeuver?
  • Do you need to transport your chair easily, in the boot of a car etc?
  • Will you be spending a short or long amount of time in the chair?
  • How important is the comfort of the seating?
  • Do you want your chair to have suspension for a smoother ride?
  • Where will you store and charge your Powered Wheelchair?
  • How much do you want to spend?

There are two basic styles of Powered Wheelchairs, which are:

Electric Wheelchairs:
  • These look like traditional wheelchairs
  • They have rear-wheel drive with castors at the front
  • They can be suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage
  • Some can be disassembled with relative ease, folded and put in a boot to be transported

Powerchairs:
  • These are fully motorised vehicles which range from
  • Standard ‘off-the-shelf’ indoor models
  • Mid-sized indoor/outdoor models
  • Large, sophisticated multifunctional units which are often built to individual specifications and can cope with more challenging terrains

Once you’ve found the right type, you can then look through our suggested selection of chairs. We’ve made these selections based on our experience of makes and models we know to be well made, reliable and safe to use and which our customers have enjoyed driving. But remember it’s quite possible that none of them will be the right one for you. We have more information that we can use to help determine the right chair for you and we are able to supply most makes and models that are available in UK.

A range of accessories are available, including bags to hold your belongings, as well as a range of covers to protect you and your chair from the weather, either while you’re riding it or when it’s being stored.

Call us on 01420 549481 or email: info@outandabout-uk.com to arrange a demonstration.

QUESTIONS INDOOR/PORTABLE INDOOR/OUTDOOR OUTDOOR
Will you be using your chair indoors? Tick Tick
Look carefully at the width and turning radius of the chair
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You will need wide corridors and door openings and good space to manoeuvre.
Will your chair have to manoeuvre in tight indoor spaces? Tick Tick
Look VERY carefully at the width and turning radius of the chair. Consider mid-wheel drive models over rear wheel drive
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Will you be using your chair outdoors as well as indoors? Tick
Most are suitable for hard outdoor surfaces only and will cope with only slight inclines.
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Indoors, look carefully at the width and turning radius of the chair. Outdoors most will cope well with moderately uneven and steep surfaces.
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Most cope with more challenging outdoor conditions. Indoors, you will need wide corridors and door openings and good space to manoeuvre.
Will you want to take your chair with you when you travel, for example, in the boot of a car? Tick
Most disassemble or fold to fit in a standard car/hatchback.
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Some can be folded to fit into a boot/hatchback. Others have detachable seats and, using ramps, the drive unit can be driven into an estate/similar. Others require a specialist vehicle to be transported.
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Most will require a specialist vehicle to be transported. Please note that if you will need to be transported in your chair, it will need to have been ‘Crash Tested’ to ensure your safety
Will you be in chair for short periods of time only? Tick Tick Tick
Will you be spending a lot of time in your powerchair? Tick
Chairs have mostly basic, not very supportive seating which are not lengthy occupation.
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Most have seats which will remain comfortable for longer periods of occupation. Some will have specialist seating options if you will be spending long periods of each day in the chair.
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Most have seats which will remain comfortable for longer periods of occupation. Some will have specialist seating options if you will be spending long periods of each day in the chair

Compact/Indoor

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BRAND ROMA MEDICAL PRIDE ELECTRIC MOBILITY ELECTRIC MOBILITY
MODEL SHOPRIDER VIENNA GO CHAIR 765 ULTRALITE 320 COMPACT
PRICES FROM (EXVAT) £1455.00 £1695.00 £1495.00 £1970.00
SPEED 4mph 4mph 4mph 4mph
TURNING RADIUS 79cm 64cm 77cm 97cm
LENGTH 92cm 84cm 96cm 83cm
WIDTH 56cm 57cm 57cm 59cm
SEAT DEPTH/WIDTH 45x46cm 45x42cm 43x46cm 43x46cm
GROUND CLEARANCE 6cm 4cm 4cm 4cm
SAFE CLIMBING ANGLE NA
WEIGHT OF HEAVIEST PIECE 18kg 16kg 20kg 26kg
MAX USER WEIGHT 18stone 21stone 14stone 21stone
BATTERY SIZE 17/22ah 18ah 12ah 22ah
APPROXIMATE RANGE 20miles 9miles 9miles 13miles
SUSPENSION No No No No
MID/REAR WHEEL DRIVE Rear Rear Rear Rear
WHEEL SIZE/TYPE Front:15cm
Rear:20cm Solid
Front:15cm
Rear:23cm Solid
Front:15cm
Rear:20cm Solid
Front:18cm
Rear:23cm Solid
ARM STYLE Flip up Flip up / Removable Flip up Flip up
SEAT & BACK Standard seating Standard seating Captains seat Captains seat

Indoor/Outdoor

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BRAND INVACARE INVACARE KYMCO PRIDE
MODEL ESPIRIT ACTION 4 NG FOX K ACTIV FUSION
PRICES FROM (EXVAT) £3239.00 £2100.00 £2500.00 £2600.00
SPEED 4mph 4mph 6mph 4mph
TURNING RADIUS 93cm 80cm 56cm 53cm
LENGTH 90cm-100cm 102cm 108cm 89cm
WIDTH 62cm 59cm 68cm 64cm
SEAT DEPTH/WIDTH Options: 38cm - 61cm x 41cm - 51cm Adjustable
40-49 x 34-40cm
Adjustable
46-64 x 46-56cm
Options
36-56 x 41-50cm
GROUND CLEARANCE 3cm 10cm 13cm 11cm
SAFE CLIMBING ANGLE 10˚
WEIGHT OF HEAVIEST PIECE 15kg 79kg 66kg 74kg
MAX USER WEIGHT 19.6stone 20stone 25stone 21stone
BATTERY SIZE 12ah or 17ah 34ah 50ah 55ah
APPROXIMATE RANGE 8.6miles 17miles 27miles 16miles
SUSPENSION NA No Adjustable Adjustable rear
MID/REAR WHEEL DRIVE Rear Rear Rear Rear
WHEEL SIZE/TYPE Front:20cm
Rear:35cm Solid
Front:20cm
Rear:35cm Solid
Front:23cm Solid
Rear:35cm Pneumatic
Front:23cm Solid
Rear:36 Pneumatic
ARM STYLE Detachable Full Length Detachable & height adjustable Detachable & height adjustable Detachable & height adjustable
SEAT & BACK Standard nylon upholstery with folding backrest Adjustable seat height, angle, width & backrest angle Tension adjustable sling back, reclining back Tension adjustable sling back, reclining back and power tilt


Outdoor

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BRAND PRIDE INVACARE INVACARE ELECTRIC MOBILITY
MODEL QUANTUM Q6 EDGE TDX SP2 STORM 4 RASCAL P327 XL
PRICES FROM (EXVAT) £3500.00 £5184.00 £5250.00 £3255.00
SPEED 4mph 6mph 6mph 4mph
TURNING RADIUS 51cm 56cm 80cm 60cm
LENGTH 90cm 116cm 119cm 102cm
WIDTH 61cm 61cm 63-67cm 69cm
SEAT DEPTH/WIDTH 36-56x36-56cm 38-53x41-51cm 38-53x38-53cm 53 x 46cm
GROUND CLEARANCE 6cm 8cm 10cm 4cm
SAFE CLIMBING ANGLE 9˚ 11˚
WEIGHT OF HEAVIEST PIECE 62kg 158kg 125kg 110kg
MAX USER WEIGHT 21stone 24stone 24stone 32stone
BATTERY SIZE 55ah 50ah 70ah 55ah
APPROXIMATE RANGE 16miles 16miles 22miles 20miles
SUSPENSION ATX Active-Trac SureStep Yes Full
MID/REAR WHEEL DRIVE Mid Mid Rear Mid
WHEEL SIZE/TYPE Front:15cm Solid
Mid:36cm Pneumatic or solid
Rear:15cm Solid
Front:15cm Solid
Mid:36cm Solid
Rear:15cm Solid
Front:20cm Solid
Rear: 36cm Solid
Front:15cm Solid
Mid:26cm Solid
Rear:20cm Solid
ARM STYLE Height adjustable Height adjustable Height adjustable Flip Up / Removable
SEAT & BACK Contoured seating, angle adjustable, other options available Standard seating tension adjustable back, other options available Standard seating tension adjustable back, other options available Standard captains seat