Do you feel tired when using a manual wheelchair? Why not try an electric wheelchair?

Powered by rechargeable batteries, electric wheelchairs are ideal for people who have difficulty using manual mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility scooters. It allows you to move effortlessly, and it may be equipped with a variety of electric seating options (reclining, tilting, standing).

The best electric wheelchairs are versatile and provide extra independence for people with limited mobility to lead a more active and fulfilling life. Most of them are portable, lightweight, foldable.

With hundreds of electric wheelchairs for sale, we’re here to help you find the perfect one for you!

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BEST ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR COLLECTION FOR YOU

What is an electric wheelchair?
Referred to as electric chair, motorized wheelchair, automatic wheelchair, power wheelchair, an electric wheelchair is a device that helps with mobility. It is usually used by individuals who have a medical condition and have difficulty walking. People use electric wheelchairs because they are unable to use manual wheelchairs or electric scooters.

Each power wheelchair has a base which is fitted with four or more wheels. Power wheelchairs usually have two large drive wheels and two or four smaller wheels called castors for added stability. The drive wheels can be located at the front, middle or rear of the power wheelchair base.

  • Types
Rear-wheel

Front-wheel

Mid-wheel drive

How to choose the best electric wheelchair?
The six main factors you need to consider when looking for the best power wheelchair for you.

  • Cost
The cost of electric wheelchairs can range from $1500 to $6000 or more. As you might expect, the best power wheelchairs are usually packed with additional features and functions, which are usually a little more expensive.

  • Weight
If you like to travel and will be transporting the chair on planes, trains and buses, you may want to consider purchasing a lighter power wheelchair. However, if you plan to purchase a ramp and transport the chair in the back of a truck or van, then its weight may not matter.

  • Width
Generally speaking, power chairs are between 22" and 24" wide, which means they can fit through most standard doorways. On the other hand, bariatric or heavy duty models can often be up to 30 inches wide.

  • Portability
The best electric wheelchair brands are everywhere when it comes to portability. Some power wheelchairs have been specifically designed to be very compact and portable. These chairs are often lightweight and can be folded or disassembled for easy transport.

  • Controls
The vast majority of electric wheelchairs are controlled using a joystick located on the armrest. This often makes them the mobility aid of choice for users with upper body disorders or disabilities.

In addition to joysticks, a growing number of alternative controls have recently emerged, including switches, touchpads, mouse controls, flick joysticks and sip and puff controls.

  • Airline approved
Lithium-ion batteries power many of the best electric folding wheelchairs. In the past, lithium-ion batteries have occasionally caused problems for people traveling by air.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), passengers can carry one lithium-ion battery (up to 300 watt-hours) or two lithium-ion batteries (up to 160 watt-hours) in their carry-on luggage. Most high-quality power wheelchairs are designed with these restrictions in mind; they either fall within these restrictions or offer airline-approved options.

What are the best brands?
  • The best brands:
pride

quickie

quantum

zoomer

zinger

hoveround

jazzy

Invacare

eWheels

Pride Mobility

Merits Health

air hawk

shoprider

kd smart

Eficentline

How to use an electric wheelchair correctly?
To use the power wheelchair, proceed as follows.

1.Sit on the power wheelchair and adjust the cushions on the head, back, arms and feet.

2. If the wheelchair is key-powered, insert the key into the slot and turn to switch on the power.

3. Press the power button, disable all brakes and set the speed to low when you are used to it.

4. Move the joystick forwards, backwards, left and right to get a feel for how it moves.

5. You can gradually increase the speed as you become more comfortable using it.

6. Release the joystick when you want to come to a stop.

7. Press the power button, turn the key in the opposite direction and remove it from the slot.

8. Apply the brake, leave the wheelchair and lift yourself up using the armrests of the chair.

Why should you buy an electric wheelchair on LumBuy?
LumBuy is an e-commerce company that focuses on high-quality products. We have the strictest supplier selection criteria and will only select 5-star products with an excellent reputation, where you can shop with confidence and buy the best products.

How much is an electric wheelchair?
Typically, the cost of an electric wheelchair ranges from $1,000 to $15,000. This depends on the brand, quality, size, features and requirements.

However, the average price of a power wheelchair for the average user can be expected to be in the region of US$2,000 to US$3,000.

Given the above, if you are looking for a mid-range wheelchair, we would suggest a budget of around US$4,000 after considering the chair itself, accessories, modifications and any additional batteries you may need.

However, if you are considering a standing wheelchair, you will need to be prepared for a significantly higher price.

How far can an electric wheelchair go?
The answer depends on many factors. The user's weight, driving style, and the type of surface on which the wheelchair is used, and battery life are all factors that should be taken into account.

Some electric wheelchairs can travel for around 8 to 10 miles on a full charge, while more expensive models can travel up to 20 miles on a single charge. You will find that the specification sheet for each wheelchair model will give you all the relevant information.

Remember that failing to charge your chair correctly, or continuing to use batteries that are already in optimum condition, will affect the performance of your wheelchair.

If you want your wheelchair batteries to perform well, they need to be carefully and regularly maintained. This means charging them correctly and at the right time.

How to charge an electric wheelchair?
The battery charger that comes with your power wheelchair is essential for extending the life of your power wheelchair batteries. It is designed to optimize the performance of your power wheelchair by charging the batteries safely, quickly and easily.

To charge the batteries of your power wheelchair using the off-board charger.

Place your powerchair next to a standard power outlet.

Ensure that the controller is powered off and the power chair is in drive mode.

Plug the off-board charger into the off-board charger/programming socket on the controller.

Plug the external charger into the mains socket.

Once the battery is fully charged, unplug the external charger from the power socket and then from the controller.

The LEDs indicate different charger conditions, including:

Charger is powered on

Charging

Charging complete

If the LED does not indicate that charging is complete within 24 hours, unplug the charger from the socket.

The frequency with which you use your powerchair determines how often you should charge the batteries. If you use your powerchair daily, please charge the batteries immediately after using the powerchair that day.

We recommend that you charge the batteries of your powerchair for at least 8 to 14 hours after daily use. If you use your powerchair infrequently, we recommend charging the batteries for 8 to 14 hours twice a week for a maintenance charge. We do not recommend charging your powerchair for more than 14 hours.