Can You Take Your Wheelchair on a Plane?

Can You Take Your Wheelchair on a Plane?

Unfortunately there is no straight yes or no answer to this question. It really depends on the type of wheelchair that you have. There are a number of factors that go in to deciding if you are able to take your wheelchair on a plane, or not. Whether you are purchasing your first wheelchair, or you currently have a wheelchair, it’s good to know if you can take your wheelchair on a plane with you if you plan on travelling. Ultimately, it comes down to each individual air line, but here are a few ways that you can ensure you can take your wheelchair on a plane.

Batteries

If you have a manual wheelchair, this step may not affect you. But, as most wheelchairs are electric to some degree, what batteries you have is important to consider. If you have deep cycle batteries, these are not airline safe, and the plane will not let you board with them. The only type of batteries that you can take on an airline is lithium ion batteries. Lithium ion batteries are made out of, you guessed it, lithium. This is what your cell phone or tablet battery is made out of. It is lightweight, and removes the risks that regular batteries bring to a plane.

Size Constraints

One of the biggest concerns that people have is if their wheelchair will even fit on a plane. We all know that planes are very small. As a result, your wheelchair must fit into these tight spaces. Whether you are planning on checking your wheelchair as luggage, or you want to drive it up to your seat, you’ll need to be aware of these dimensions. The dimensions will be different for every plane, so it’s best to check with your airline prior to travelling if this is your first time taking your wheelchair on a plane.

Weight Constraints

Now we get to the tricky part. Most wheelchairs, manual or electric, are pretty heavy. In some cases, if your wheelchair is over the allotted weight limit, you may be charged a fee. Travelling is already expensive, so this extra cost is not what you want to be dealing with. If your wheelchair is too heavy, you might not be able to bring it on the plane.

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So, What Do You Do?

The type of batteries your wheelchair uses, size, and weight constraints are all important to consider when you want to travel with your wheelchair. If your wheelchair does not fit these requirements, take a look at EasyGo Mobility Electric Wheelchairs. Our wheelchairs are compact, without sacrificing comfort, ensuring they fall within both size and weight capacities to travel with. You are able to fold your EasyGo in under 30 seconds, making it the size of a carry-on suitcase. Additionally, EasyGo Wheelchairs come with a high-quality lithium ion battery to ensure you can drive distances. Not to mention the battery is only weigh 6 pounds and can travel 15 miles on a single charge. Check out both models of our EasyGo Electric Wheelchairs below.

Wrapping Up

Travelling with your friends, loved ones, or even solo is a great experience. But, mobility issues can hinder your enjoyment. With a travel-friendly electric wheelchair, you can experience comfort without worrying if your wheelchair will be able to make it on the plane with you. If you have any questions about EasyGo Mobility Electric Wheelchairs, do not hesitate to reach out!

Before Your EasyGo Power Chair Ships….

Before Your EasyGo Power Chair Ships….

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes after you click checkout and submit your order for an EasyGo Power Chair? Well, we’re going to tell you! Let us put your mind at ease so you are confident in knowing that you are doing business with an honest and trusted company.

At EasyGo Mobility, we are dedicated to providing high-quality power chairs to our customers. So, we take all the extra steps to make sure we live up to that.

Order Processing and Preparation

After we receive and process your order, typically within 1 business day, your paid invoice is sent to our warehouse. This is where our team prepares your power chair. Once your order has been fully processed and your power chair has been thoroughly inspected, we schedule your EasyGo power chair to be picked up, shipped, and delivered to you.

Your invoice is reviewed by our warehouse team to find out which model of power chair you ordered. In addition to what side your joystick is to be mounted on, and whether any accessories were ordered so we can install them or include them with your power chair. 

Once these details are collected, the pre-delivery inspection begins. During our pre-delivery inspection, we inspect every part of the power chair to make sure everything works as expected and to ensure nothing is faulty or damaged.

The Inspection Begins….

Our chairs come fully assembled and already fully boxed from our manufacturer. We start by removing the EasyGo from the box and unfolding the power chair completely. All foldable parts of your EasyGo are checked to ensure they fold as expected. We check the backrest, the footplate and the anti-tipping wheels. And, the entire frame to ensure everything folds and unfolds as it should. 

The harness/strap/seatbelt is checked to make sure it can adjust, is installed properly, and securely fastens as all seatbelts should.

Next, we check the neutral feature. With the chair powered off, we unlock the brakes of the rear driving wheels and push the chair manually to ensure there are no issues with manual operation.

Battery and Hardware checks

We then move on to the battery and its charger. The battery comes installed so we remove it to ensure it can be removed as designed. We then slide the battery back in the chair and power on the chair. If the chair turns on, we know that the battery is installed properly. We then pull the battery out again and make sure the charger provided works. Once the charger is plugged into an outlet, we plug the charger into the back of the battery to ensure it charges. We then plug the charger into the charging port located under the joystick. This ensures both charging ports, the charger, the power chair, and the battery all work together and properly. 

 The armrests are checked to ensure the padding is attached securely. We adjust the arm rests to make sure they are working before adjusting them back to their original position. In addition, we also check to make sure all the hardware such as the bolts, screws and caps are secure.

Time to Test Drive!

Before the EasyGo power chair goes back in the box, we test drive it to make sure everything works. We ensure there are no issues with driving and operation. We also use this opportunity to ensure the joystick is properly connected. Our team checks all of the wiring to make sure is secure along the armrest and frame are safely out of the way. We drive the chair at all speeds available and test the turning, stopping, and reversing. Our team will look and listen for anything that could be loose. We listen and feel for any issues with the driving mechanisms. 

If your EasyGo power chair fails any part of our inspection, we put that chair aside. Then, we pull a fresh chair from our inventory to inspect and prepare for shipment. 

If your EasyGo power chair passes this inspection, we place it back in its box. Along with the owner’s manual, folding/unfolding instructions, any print outs, fliers, or marketing material and any accessories* ordered. We seal it with heavy duty packing tape and heavy-duty straps, attach a few “Fragile” labels and your packing slip to the box and it’s ready to go!

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It’s on the Way!

Once your power chair is shipped, you can start tracking your order using the tracking number provided on your copy of your paid invoice.

EasyGo Mobility understands that getting a new power chair is not a cheap investment. We want to make sure you get your money’s worth and the product you purchase is received at the highest level of quality and performance we can provide.

Thank you for Choosing EasyGo Mobility. 

Accessories such as the EasyLoad Vehicle Wheels are installed during inspection. The Rear Joystick Holder is partially installed during inspection. The bar that holds the joystick is removed so the EasyGo can fit in the box and ship without the risk of any damages. As a result, it needs to be attached upon receipt of your EasyGo. If you order a Standard EasyGo with the Travel Case, your chair will be stored in the Travel Case and the case will be boxed and shipped to you. If you order a Spare Battery and/or Scratch Resistant Pad with your EasyGo, it will be placed in the same box with your EasyGo.

EasyGo vs Fold & Go

EasyGo vs Fold & Go

See how EasyGo Wheelchair stands against the Fold & Go Wheelchair.

When mobility starts to become a challenge, power chairs are one the most popular pieces of durable medical equipment available. Power Chairs are starting to become more requested than electric wheelchairs and other mobility products due to their portability, lower cost and convenience. When it comes to convenience in a mobility aid, it does not get any more convenient than a foldable power chair. It can be folded and loaded into a vehicle, usually without a ramp or lift, without being disassembled.

These days, there are many different brands and models of power chairs to choose from so deciding on which one is best for you can be challenging. Luckily, our team here at EasyGo Mobility did some research on the competing foldable power chairs, so you won’t have to!

In this article, you will learn how our EasyGo Power Chairs stand against another competitor: The Fold & Go Power Chair.

If you wish to see the 6 best folding Power Chairs to use in 2022, check out our blog article here.

Let’s first take a look at the similarities between what both EasyGo and Fold & Go offers:

  • Foldable design
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Airline-approved chair and battery
  • Can be driven to the plane gate
  • Lithium-ion battery operated
  • Front loading battery
  • The battery can charge in and out of the chair
  • Joystick operated
  • Removable joystick; can mount on the left or right armrest
  • Footplate
  • Can push manually
  • Electromagnetic brakes

Models Available

Fold & Go

Fold & Go offers two models, the Magshock and the Neudol. Since the Magshock is the Fold & Go chair that is most comparable to EasyGo, we will explore the differences between our EasyGo power chairs and the Magshock model power chair. First, here are some quick details about the Neudol Model that Fold & Go offers.

The Neudol is for individuals who are up to 5’ tall with a max weight capacity of 150 lbs. This includes children, teens, small adults and people diagnosed with Dwarfism. It weighs 72 lbs with the batteries installed, making it heavier than the Magshock model. Which is more suited for the average adult. The Neudol has lift capability, which lifts the seat and elevates the user 15 – 20 inches from the ground; this is why the Neudol is heavier. Outside of that, the Neudol has roughly the same specs as the Magshock, give or take a few inches in overall length, width and height.

The Magshock model has a max weight capacity of 400lbs, and weighs 60 lbs with the batteries installed.

EasyGo

EasyGo also offers 2 models, the Standard and the Elite. The Standard Model can hold weights up to 250 lbs, while The Elite Model can hold 264 lbs. The Standard model weighs 50 lbs with the battery installed.

On the other hand, the Elite weighs 55 lbs with the battery installed. This makes it lighter than both models of power chair offered by Fold & Go.

How to Unfold EasyGo Power Chairs
How to Unfold EasyGo Power Chairs

Battery and Battery Power

Fold & Go

Both models of Fold & Go power chairs run on 2 lithium-ion batteries. They weigh 3 lbs each and can travel up to 16 miles on a single charge. Their batteries are front-loading and load to the left and the right of the seat. To remove the battery, you need to press a button on the battery to release it. Then, you need to hold down a button and pull the battery out.

EasyGo

With an EasyGo Power Chair, you will only need one battery. Our single lithium-ion battery will allow your EasyGo to travel up to 15 miles on a single charge. Our battery only weighs 5 lbs, adding less weight to the chair than the pair of Fold & Go batteries. In addition, our battery easily loads and unloads from the front of the chair. Installation is as easy as sliding the battery into the slot under the seat until it clicks. To remove the battery, pull the locking lever under the front of the battery and simply pull it out. This can be done with one hand!

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Chair Materials

Fold & Go

The Fold & Go chair frames are made of magnesium. It is advertised to be as strong as titanium and lighter than aluminum. The fabric used for the seat and backrest cushions is not removable and may need to be scrubbed clean if dirty. Fold & Go uses puncture-proof rubber wheels that are advertised as all-terrain wheels. Puncture-proof rubber wheels can be heavier and offer less rolling resistance and grip than solid flat-free wheels. They are also known to sell for a higher price. Fold & Go also advertises their chairs as being weatherproof. This may sound promising, but even if the chair is completely weatherproof, riding a power chair in inclement weather could still result in harm to the user.

EasyGo

Even though Fold & Go states their magnesium chair frames are lighter than aluminum, both the Standard and Elite models of the EasyGo are made of lightweight aluminum and are lighter than both models offered by Fold & Go. In fact, our heaviest model, The Elite, weighs 55 lbs with the battery installed, which is only a pound heavier than the Magshock without its batteries. EasyGo uses solid flat-free wheels, with similar tread to the all-terrain wheels offered by Fold & Go. EasyGo is water resistant for up to 15 minutes, just in case you get caught in some rain on your way home. Driving a power chair in inclement weather is not recommended as it could result in damages to the chair and harm to the user. In addition, EasyGo Power Chairs come standard with anti-tipping wheels located between the rear wheels. The seat and backrest fabric are removable and washable. This makes keeping up with the cleanliness of your chair a bit easier.

Folding and Unfolding

As mentioned above, both EasyGo and Fold & Go power chairs are foldable. The real question is; how easily can they fold and unfold?

Magshock

To fold a Magshock, the first thing you have to do is raise the armrests all the way up. If you are traveling, you will need to remove the joystick to avoid damage. This is because it protrudes from the top of the chair when it is folded and standing upright. You will then need to unlock the frame using the frame lock mechanism located behind the seat. Once the frame is unlocked, you will need to grab the top of the backrest and push it down onto the seat. Then, pull the chair upright using the bar located at the front of the seat. 

To unfold the Magshock, they recommend that you grab the top of the backrest and literally jerk the chair so it can unfold before bringing down the armrests. They recommend letting gravity help with folding and unfolding, but having to jerk the chair open does not sound convenient.

EasyGo

EasyGo Power Chairs can be folded in a few easy and short steps. And, there is no need to adjust the armrests or remove the joystick (although you can if you wanted to). The joystick is collapsable and will sit safely away from harm. Not having to remove the joystick from the chair and storing it separately reduces your chances of losing it while travelling. 

To fold the EasyGo, you would first drop the top of the backrest exposing the caster wheels and fold in the anti-tipping wheels. Then, pull the cord behind the seat and pull the chair towards you. This allows it to rest on the casters while the chair folds and automatically locks in place. 

Unfolding is just as fast and easy. Ensure the frame is fully closed and pull on the lever to the left of the battery allowing the chair frame to open. Grab the armrest or backrest and pull the chair open until it clicks into place. Then unfold the anti-tipping wheels, backrest and joystick, if collapsed. That’s all it takes to unfold an EasyGo.

Miscellaneous Details

When you receive a Fold & Go chair, it requires you to install the joystick and comes with a tool kit for “monthly maintenance”. When you receive an EasyGo Power Chair, it comes fully assembled with the joystick already installed according to the user’s preference. And, no monthly maintenance is required! 

In terms of size, both EasyGo and Fold & Go chairs are very similar in dimensions. Except, the Standard Model of EasyGo is about 2 inches shorter when unfolded and sits 2 inches higher off the ground than Fold & Go. The armrests of the EasyGo sit higher at 29.25 inches compared to Fold & Go’s 28 inches. EasyGo also sits the user 2 inches higher than Fold & Go with a ground clearance of 4.5 inches with the footplate in use. In order to take full advantage of Fold & Go’s 5-inch ground clearance, the footplate cannot be in use. This is inconvenient and uncomfortable. EasyGo also offers a tight 28.3-inch turning radius compared to Fold & Go’s 32 inches.

Fold & Go Or EasyGo? Final Words

These are some of the main features that separate EasyGo Power Chairs from the competitors. And, continue to make EasyGo Mobility America’s #1 foldable power chair provider. 

If you are looking for a truly portable and lightweight foldable power chair that offers comfort, reliability and convenience, EasyGo Mobility is the way to go! We hope this article helps with your power chair decision making. 

If you are still not convinced about EasyGo Mobility and our power chairs, click this link to read about how our power chairs stand against a different competitor’s power chairs.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Wheelchair

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Wheelchair

Buying a wheelchair is a big decision, whether it’s your first or fifth. You want to ensure that your new wheelchair checks all of your boxes while staying within your budget. And, with all of the options out there, it can seem overwhelming trying to decide where and how to purchase your wheelchair. Luckily for you, we have written this ultimate guide to buying a wheelchair to make your life a little easier.

Price

Let’s face it, the price of a wheelchair is one of the main factors that most people consider when buying a wheelchair. If you are choosing between two wheelchairs, the cheaper option is most likely the one you will choose. My best advice is to make a note of all of the features that are a need for you, and some that you may just want. Look for a wheelchair that checks all of the boxes that you need, and take your wants into consideration when it comes to price. 

Durability

As I alluded to before, wheelchairs are an investment. So, you want it to last for a few seasons. I recommend checking out the wheelchair’s reviews, whether it is on their website or on Google. This way, you can get an understanding of what their current clients are saying about their wheelchair. In addition, it’s important that you consider what the wheelchair was designed for. Wheelchairs that are meant for casual use would not bode well against gravel roads and hilly terrains every day.

Accessories

Another point that you should consider is if the wheelchair has accessories or can be compatible with accessories. If you are using this wheelchair on a daily basis, you’ll want comfort accessories, like an extra soft cushion. Or, if you’re planning on using this wheelchair to travel with, you might want to consider a travel bag or scratch-resistant pad to prevent damage to the chair and your vehicle when loading it.

Comfort

Of course, if you are spending a lot of time sitting, being comfortable is a must. A lot of companies offer extra support cushions to make users even more comfortable. As a result, wheelchair users can enjoy being out of the house for longer periods of time. You also want to ensure that the seat dimensions will fit your needs, and that you will have enough leg room to be comfortable. 

Style

Although style might not be on everyone’s checklist, it is on most. Unfortunately, some may not feel comfortable in their own skin while in a wheelchair. So, it can be important to consider what the wheelchair looks like prior to purchasing. Oftentimes we see interesting colours like red and black, to make a sleek look that everyone would enjoy. 

Travel-Friendly Features

Travel-friendly wheelchairs are becoming more and more popular among wheelchair users. That is because they are more convenient for those who are looking to travel. Whether it be loading it into your vehicle for daily tasks, or taking it on a plane, or even a cruise, travel-friendly features are important for a lot of users. Travel-friendly features include lithium-ion batteries, foldability, and lightweight frame to make it easy to pick up. Here is a video showing how easy travel-friendly wheelchairs can be.

Customer Support

When you are looking at buying a wheelchair, you want superb customer service. Live chat, phone support, and email support are all great examples of what a company should use to support their customers. In addition, it’s important to find a company that will still support you after your purchase. If you have any questions along the way, you don’t want to wait on hold before getting help. 

Specifications

I mentioned a bit about specifications under comfort, but specifications are so important that they deserve their own section. While seat width and footrest height are important, it doesn’t stop there. Other specifications that you should consider are ground clearance, tire size, and speed. These specifications will help your chair be more sturdy and durable for your daily needs. As an example, higher ground-to-foot clearance will mean that you can go over larger bumps and hills easier. But, some people don’t look at that specification.

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Don’t…

In this day in age, you will see wheelchairs being sold on sites like Amazon or AliExpress. While these online stores can have great products, they are not the best place to buy a wheelchair. Oftentimes these retailers can have untrustworthy sellers who are just trying to make a quick buck, and not trying to help someone. When buying mobility equipment online, it’s best to steer clear of companies like these and go for a company that aims to help those in need. 

Final Words

As you know, there are a lot of considerations that you need to be aware of when making your decision. With all of the options there are on the market, it can be overwhelming learning all about certain features and companies while staying under your budget. If you’re looking for a highly durable, travel-friendly, and affordable wheelchair, make sure you take a look at EasyGo Power Chairs! If you have any questions along the way we are happy to help, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Folding Wheelchair or Disassembling Wheelchair: Which is Better for Your Mobility Needs?

Folding Wheelchair or Disassembling Wheelchair: Which is Better for Your Mobility Needs?

Deciding between folding electric wheelchairs or disassembling wheelchairs can be tricky. You want the power chair that is the most hassle-free, budget-friendly, and durable. But, the search for the perfect portable power chair gets overwhelming with all of the options on the market. Luckily, we are going to be breaking down the pros and cons of folding electric wheelchairs and disassembling wheelchairs to help you choose the best option. First, we are going to go over folding electric wheelchairs.

Folding Electric Wheelchair

Like the name implies, a folding electric wheelchair folds in just a few steps. There is an example of the EasyGo folding electric wheelchair below. When this chair is folded, it becomes the size of a small suitcase or carry-on, making it easy to transport. In fact, it can fit in the trunk of most vehicles. These chairs tend to be lighter than disassembling electric wheelchairs, meaning they are easier for low-motility individuals to move without help. 

Pros

  • Folds and unfolds in seconds.
  • Lightweight, making it easy to load into the trunk of a vehicle. If you are unable to lift the chair, handy EasyLoad vehicle climbers can assist.
  • Airline, cruise, and travel friendly with lithium ion batteries.

Cons

  • Foldable electric wheelchairs typically weigh between 40 and 50 pounds. This means that there could be a learning curve when you are trying to load it into your vehicle for the first time, but again there are accessories to assist.

Disassembling Wheelchairs

Disassembling electric wheelchairs typically breaks down into three to five separate parts. They can be broken down by twisting off parts, unscrewing parts, or unhinging parts. As you can imagine, a lot of individuals who are needing mobility help won’t be able to take apart their chairs on their own. This is because it takes quite a bit of mobility. Additionally, it can take upwards of 10 minutes to disassemble these chairs. And, if it’s not put back together correctly it can be dangerous. 

Pros 

  • These chairs generally have higher weight limits than folding power chairs.
  • Each piece individually weighs less than 36 pounds, which can be helpful if you have more dexterity but prefer lightweight pieces.
  • If you have someone to assist you, this chair can be practical for everyday use.

Cons

  • Difficult to disassemble if you have mobility and/or dexterity limitations.
  • More expensive than foldable electric wheelchairs, with some being twice as expensive.
  • The individual pieces are more likely to get lost and/or damaged when the chair is broken down, meaning you could be spending even more over the years trying to keep your chair in good condition.

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Which is Best?

If simplicity, affordability, independence, and travel-friendly are what you’re looking for, I think the winner here is a no-brainer. With almost 20 years of experience, we have seen first-hand how the pros of foldable power chairs outweigh the pros of power chairs that can be disassembled. As a result, foldable power chairs are a great way to get your independence back. 

EasyGo Mobility Folding Power Chairs

Now that you’re sold on getting a foldable power chair over a take apart electric wheelchair, you’re probably wondering what the best foldable power chair is. Don’t worry, we have you covered. EasyGo Mobility offers two variations of the folding power chair, the Elite Model and the Standard Model. Both of these chairs are great options, folding in 2 seconds. Their unique lithium ion batteries ensure that you get a lot of power, and durability, in addition to being more eco-friendly and safe to take on a plane. 

Wrapping up

As you can see, there are a number of differences between folding electric wheelchairs and wheelchairs that can be taken apart. The best one for you depends on what you value, your budget, and other considerations. If you have any questions about folding electric wheelchairs don’t hesitate to give us a call at +1-833-709-3499 or send us an email to cs@easygomobility.com

Top 5 Best Selling Electric Wheelchairs of 2023

Top 5 Best Selling Electric Wheelchairs of 2023

Mobility aids are everywhere and they come in many different forms. With a wide variety of wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters, the choices seem endless. As you know, finding the best selling electric wheelchairs is a difficult task.

It is always good to also know the differences between the different types of mobility aids available. For example, as discussed in one of our other articles, power chairs and electric wheelchairs are similar, but not the same. You want to make sure your mobility aid will meet your needs. Even after you decide on the type of mobility aid ideal for your needs, you will still have to choose a brand and model.

In this article, we will explore the best selling electric wheelchairs. We did our research, pulled some data from multiple sources and brought together the Top 5 best selling electric wheelchairs of 2023. We have made this list based on price, accessibility, features, and other considerations.

*Note: These electric wheelchairs are in no particular order. Stay tuned until the end to learn what the best electric wheelchair is!

 

Best Selling Electric Wheelchairs of 2023

Shoprider Streamer Sport

The Shoprider Streamer Sport is a rear wheel drive mid-sized electric wheelchair offered by Shoprider. Total weight is approximately 164 lbs putting it a bit on the heavy side. However, it offers adjustable armrests and footplate, headrest, a 19 inch captain’s seat, an 8 mile battery range and 3 inches of ground clearance. It is powered by a U1 battery. It does not fold small enough to store in your vehicle or small spaces but it can be taken apart to load and unload into vehicles and holds a maximum weight of about 300 lbs. But, it can be a bit pricey with the MSRP being $5,295.00.

 

Golden Technologies LiteRider Envy Power Wheelchair

he LiteRider Envy Power Wheelchair by Golden Technologies is another rear wheel drive electric wheelchair that comes apart to make loading and unloading into vehicles easy. The LiteRider Envy comes in a variety of colors and can travel approximately 15.5 miles on a single charge. It is also a bit heavy with the total weight being approximately 123 lbs. The Envy offers a stadium style seat, 2.5 inches of ground clearance, and drives at a top speed of 3.5 mph. It is powered by two 22Ah batteries. It holds a maximum weight capacity of approximately 300 lbs., and the MSRP is $2,349.00.

 

Drive Medical Cirrus Plus EC

The Cirrus Plus EC offered by Drive Medical closely resembles a traditional wheelchair. It has foot rests for each foot as opposed to a single foot plate, handles at the top of the backrest for rear manual pushing and a 20 inch foam sling style seat with a thicker cushion than most seats of the same style. It is foldable and weighs approximately 146 lbs with the battery installed. The Cirrus Plus EC is powered by a pair of 12V 36AH U1 batteries. It can travel up to 15 miles at a maximum speed of 5 mph. And, it also holds a maximum weight of 300 lbs. Depending on where you buy a Move Lite, it may costs anywhere from $1,499.00 – $3,500.00

 

KD Smart Chair Move Lite Folding Power Chair

Move Lite Folding Power Chair is an electric wheelchair offered by Rolstoel. It is powered by a 24V 12AH Ternary Lithium Ion Polymer battery. This allows you to travel up to 15 miles at a max speed of 5 mph on a single battery charge. With the battery installed, Move Lite weighs approximately 50 lbs and has a max weight capacity of 300 lbs. It offers an 18.5 inch wide seat and 3.5 inches of ground clearance. It drives on 12 inch rear wheels and can be folded and stored in small spaces. The Move Lite is available for $3,999.00 MSRP.

 

Drive Medical Trident HD

The Trident HD is another electric wheelchair offered by Drive Medical. Unlike the other electric wheelchairs, the front wheels are larger than the rear wheels, measuring at 14 inches. The Trident HD weighs 212 lbs with the battery installed making it the heaviest on this list. It’s powered by a pair of 12V 50AH batteries. The Trident HD offers a 22 inch and a 24 inch semi-reclining captain seat, a headrest, 2.5 inches of ground clearance and drives up to 15 miles on a single battery charge. Trident HD does not fold and due to its heavy weight and heavy duty design. It holds a max weight capacity of 450 lbs, the highest weight capacity of any electric wheelchair on this list. MSRP for the Trident HD is $9,094.00, but it can be found for as little as $2,899.00.

 

When compared to EasyGo Power Chairs…

In some cases, people end up with a big, heavy and expensive electric wheelchair that they are not happy with. They later find out their needs could have been met with the ease and convenience of foldable power chairs, such as our EasyGo Power Chairs. EasyGo Mobility offers lightweight, high quality power chairs which cost significantly less than most electric wheelchairs. EasyGo Power Chairs also weigh significantly less and do not need to be disassembled to be loaded into vehicles. In fact, EasyGo Mobility offers one of America’s lightest foldable power chairs.

It can be lifted by its frame and does not require a lift or a ramp for loading. The Elite Model offers a max weight capacity of 264 lbs., can travel 15 miles at a top speed of 3.7 mph on a single battery charge and is powered by a single 24V 6AH Lithium-Ion battery. The battery loads easily by sliding into its slot in the front of the chair under the seat. With the battery installed, our heaviest power chair, the Elite, weighs only 55 lbs. EasyGo also offers 4.5 inches of ground clearance, which is higher than the electric wheelchairs on the list above. EasyGo Mobility also offers free shipping and our power chairs are some of the most affordable available nationwide.

Closing Statements

Choosing the right mobility aid can seem like a daunting task due to the many options. It can also get confusing to choose between an electric wheelchair and a power chair. Before deciding on a mobility aid, make sure to do your research to know the differences between them. See what they offer to make sure you choose something that fits your needs. If you feel an EasyGo Power Chair is right for you or you wish to learn more, please browse our website or call us at 1-833-709-3499 and we will be more than happy to speak with you.

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