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Taking A Look At Electric Lift Chair Manufacturers

No Comments 02 November 2010

Taking A Look At Electric Lift Chair Manufacturers

Electric lift chairs have gone a long way since their humble beginnings. Many elderly and disabled have great difficulty getting up after being seated for an extended period of time, and electric liftchairs were designed to aide the user in standing up. At the beginning, electric liftchairs were no more than modified recliners, lacking both features and safety. Nowadays, electric power chairs can come with everything short of the kitchen sink.

Lift chairs began to take root in the early 80’s, as people were looking to give their elderly parents more freedom and mobility around the house. Simply put, many families installed lift systems onto their living room recliners. The result was a “lift chair” that wasn’t reliable – the frames and upholstery were never designed to be lifted and raised constantly, thus causing the frame of the chair to break frequently. As if that wasn’t dangerous enough, the earliest lift systems were spring based. Unlike the systems we use today, spring based systems simply lifted and lowered with the press of a button. Thus, if one accidentally pressed the button they could be thrown off their seat!

The lack of quality liftchairs could directly be attributed to the lack of dedicated power chair companies. This changed as soon as Pride Mobility and Golden Technologies started making lift chairs. In the late 80’s, these two companies took electric lift chairs to the next level: they began by building the chairs from the ground up. That meant better construction and better quality parts, resulting in a product that was designed to be lifted in the air constantly. They also removed the spring lift and replaced it with electric motors; thus, the liftchair would only raise and lower when the button was pressed, greatly improving safety.

While there are many different companies that make electric power chairs, Pride Mobility and Golden Technology have been around the longest and have the best reputation. When these two companies came to fruition in the 80’s, many of the old style lift chair manufacturers were simply not able to compete with the vastly superior product and went out of business. These days, both companies have expanded and offer a wide array of products, including electric wheelchairs, scooters, and lift ramps. However, electric lift chairs have been, and always will be, their bread and butter.

Thank you for reading our latest article on electric lift chairs. If you have any suggestions for future liftchair articles, then drop by our website at http://www.1liftchair.com and give us a buzz. Your feedback is always welcome.

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Electric Scooter Battery Charger 24V 1.5A XLR for Bladez Currie e-ride GT IZIP LASHOUT Mongoose Schwinn Shoprider Reviews

No Comments 18 October 2010

Electric Scooter Battery Charger 24V 1.5A XLR for Bladez Currie e-ride GT IZIP LASHOUT Mongoose Schwinn Shoprider

  • Electric Scooter Battery Charger 24V 1.5A XLR
  • Input: AC 100-120V 50/60Hz 1.5A Output: 24V 1500mA (1.5A) Power Max: 36W
  • DC Connector: 3-prong XLR (male) plug Short Circuit Protection which fits most electric scooter.
  • Completely automatic….just plug in and walk away…
  • Item Includes: AC Adapter and Power Cord. Full 12 months warranty!!

Specification
Electric Scooter Battery Charger 24V 1.5A XLR
Input: AC 100-120V 50/60Hz 1.5A Output: 24V 1500mA (1.5A)
Power Max: 36W DC Connector: 3-prong XLR (male) plug
Short Circuit Protection which fits most electric scooter.
Completely automatic….just plug in and walk away…
Fit Electric Scooter Model
Bladez XTR SE, Bladez XTR Street, Bladez XTR Street II, Bladez XTR Comp, Bladez XTR Comp II Currie e-ride, Currie PHAT FLYER SE, Currie PHAT PHANTOM

Price: $ 15.00

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CARRIER W/RAMP FOR MOBILITY SCOOTER ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR

No Comments 16 October 2010

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The Electric Wheelchair Guide

No Comments 11 October 2010

The Electric Wheelchair Guide

Electric wheelchairs play a helpful role is society. It allows people to easily get around who otherwise might not be able to without the help of the electric wheelchair. The electric wheelchair provides a normal, independent lifestyle to people who otherwise would be immobile.

Electric wheelchairs aren’t just for people who are permanently immobile, however. Electric wheelchairs also help people who might be suffering from a temporary injury, and movement in certain places causes pain. Using the wheelchair the healing person can continue their day to day activities without a problem.

While the electric wheelchair offers wonderful mobility benefits, there are also other aspects that you should give attention to. The design of the electric wheelchair needs to be convenient and perfectly comfortable when you use it. Each wheelchair has its only different look and feel, so it’s important to try out a few before selecting one.

There are quite a few different varieties of electric wheelchairs on the market to choose from, with the minimum price being around a thousand dollars or so.

The most commonly used electric wheelchair are rear wheel driven. This is the most powerful type of electric wheelchair. Front wheel powered wheelchairs aren’t as powerful as rear, but they are much more flexible. The front wheel powered wheelchair is perfect if your home has a lot of tight turns that would be difficult to maneuver around. Both kinds of electric wheelchairs can typically be used inside or outside.

Some electric wheelchairs are very lightweight, which make them more suitable for transportation. Other wheelchairs are heavier and more durable. There are also many different kinds of specialty electric wheelchairs. For example, there are electric wheelchairs designed for taking outside and used on rough ground.

When you are selecting an electric wheelchair one thing remains certain, you have a lot of different options to choose from. It’s import to assess your needs before making a final decision. You don’t want to choose the wrong kind of electric wheelchair.

Sam Dermott writes on mobility and disability issues. Visit his site Best Wheel Chairs Information for articles and resources relating to transportation including wheel chair vans and conversions and wheel chair sports etc.

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Mobility Products & Design Announces AMKAR E-6 – Six Passenger ADA Compliant Wheelchair Accessible Electric Car

No Comments 05 October 2010



Winamac, IN (PRWEB) February 14, 2008

Mobility Products Design (MPD) announced today that AMKAR E-6, a six passenger, wheelchair accessible, battery powered vehicle is available for sale through dealerships worldwide. AMKAR E-6 joins its sibling, the four passenger AMKAR E-4, in MPD’s successful green transportation and drive ability product lines for the physically challenged.

“We received a lot of positive feedback for AMKAR E-4. The E-4 can comfortably transport one wheelchair passenger and three ambulatory passengers. However some commercial customers told us that there was a need for an AMKAR that could transport more passengers,” said Tom Bonnell, General Manager, MPD. “Based on Global Electric Motors (GEM) G-6 133″ wheelbase, we designed the AMKAR E-6 specifically to meet that need. Depending on the sizes of the wheelchairs and passengers, E-6 is capable of transporting 6 passengers, two in wheelchairs and four ambulatory. We developed E-6’s modular flip and roll front and second row seats to be removable. This allows for making space adjustments in the vehicle based on the size of wheelchair, scooter or other special needs of passengers being driven. At this time, we are proud to say that MPD is the only manufacturer of low speed, electric vehicles that can comfortably transport passengers in wheelchairs that are also ADA (American Disability Act) compliant.”

The AMKAR E-6 and E-4 wheelchair accessible ramps are designed so that they can be opened or closed with the push of a button. This allows for safe and easy entry or exit of the vehicle for a wheelchair occupant. Inside AMKAR, the occupant can either drive or remain in their wheelchair while being driven. Either way, the wheelchair is easily locked into place with the simple push of a button and the occupant secured with AMKAR’s safety belt system. A driver can use the standard gas and brake foot pedals or a physically challenged driver can operate AMKAR with an optional MPD Push/Pull 3400 Series Hand Control.

Laws regarding low-speed vehicle use vary from state to state. To meet NHTSA’s safety requirements, the AMKAR E-6 and E-4 are equipped with safety glass windshields, headlamps, taillights, turn signals, high mounted stoplights, mirrors, and three-point safety belts. Both AMKARs use GEM’s 72 volt battery-electric powered chassis. Their six 12-volt maintenance-free gel batteries can be charged or topped-off anytime by plugging into a standard 110-volt outlet. Under proper conditions, E-6 and E-4 will get up to 30 miles on fully charged batteries. They are electronically limited to a top speed of 25 mph in order to meet Federal Low-Speed Vehicle requirements. They can be driven on public roads that are posted 35 mph or less in the United States. E-6 comes with an optional “S” package that provides extra cargo-carrying capabilities.

Mr. Bonnell added, “Think of how many people you see at airports, universities, resorts and other venues all around the world using wheelchairs and scooters to get around. Now think of all the golf-cart type vehicles we see at these venues that can only carry folks without wheelchairs or scooters. Replacing every one of these vehicles with an AMKAR will make low speed, electric transportation accessible for all. At MPD, our mission is to develop new products to change the world of the physically challenged to that of the physically able. Whether they’re products that make your vehicle easier to drive, or transportation products such as AMKAR that make it easier for you to get around, we will continually strive to break the physical barrier between no or limited independence and the independence to go where you want to go, when you want to.”    

About Mobility Products Design (MPD)

MPD is a division of Braun Motor Works and has been proudly serving the driving needs of the physically challenged for over 25 years. Additional information about MPD and AMKAR can be found at MobilityProductsDesign.com. Member National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA).

Contact Information

Tom Bonnell

General Manager

Mobility Products Design

144 South 100 West

Winamac, IN 46996

Tel: 800-488-7688

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