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Electric Wheelchairs Reviewed

In the final instalment of the “on test” articles we take a look at Power wheelchairs in the Spring Chicken range.

Today we look at Powerchairs which are to help you keep up with the pace of modern life with innovative features.

Here at Spring Chicken, we’ve chosen four of our favourite Powerchairs that offer safety, usability and a high-quality build.

The personal information hub for Powerchairs.

So sit back, relax and take a look.

Ground Breaking Innovation

Joy Rider Folding Electric Wheelchair

Wouldn’t it be great to have an innovative, foldable electric wheelchair that is also a joy to ride. The Joy Rider is derived from the very successful Zinger folding powered chair which introduced a ground-breaking innovation.

 Sharing the same modern, simple lightweight design the chair is now joystick controlled for ease of use allowing the user to choose the speed and the direction of travel. The versatile powered chair can be used both indoors and outdoors due to its excellent turning circle. A pair of brushless motors controls the chairs rear wheels with speeds up to 4mph.

The Joy Rider also includes a handy freewheel mode, simply push the levers forward and the chair can be pushed. The Joy Rider folds in an instant, a simple pull cord is located behind the chair that releases two locking pins.
Unfolding is just as simple and takes just a matter of seconds. The chair will fit in most car boots when folded and weighs just 21.6kg making it easier to transport and carry. This makes the Joy Rider great for days out, cruises and even airline travel.

To help you decide if the Joy Rider is right for you, we can arrange a free, no obligation home demonstration.

  Top speed 4mph  –  Lightweight and foldable  –  Max user weight 18st    

 

Compact and Simple to use

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Freedom Folding Electric Wheelchair A06

This Power Chair is not only appealing to the eye but great to drive offering a top speed of 4mph. With built-in anti-tip wheels and shock absorbers it is reassuringly stable. The joystick has power and speed control buttons plus a horn.

When the chair is open, a locking clip holds the mechanism firmly in place. Movement is operated via the joystick which can be installed on either armrest making it personalised and easy to use.
When the Freedom Power Chair is not in use it can be cleverly folded. When folded the chair can stand upright making it easy to store indoors or in the boot of a car, it only takes a couple of seconds to fold.

Supplied with a wrap-around protective cover designed to help keep it looking its best when in transit and can be wheeled along easily using straps supplied on the protective cover.

Battery power up to 9 miles   –   Top speed of 4mph   –   Max user weight 17.5 st

Best for

Customers wanting a compact, easy to use powerchair.

Sturdy and Powerful

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Freedom Folding Electric Wheelchair A08

The Freedom A08 Power Chair is not only good looking but great to drive offering a top speed of 6mph allowing you to stay in control at a speedy pace. With quick release, anti-tip wheels and 4x suspension absorbers it is reassuringly stable.

When the chair is open a locking clip holds the mechanism firmly in place. This model offers an adjustable backrest height and 10″ rear wheels.

Steering is operated via the joystick which can be installed on either armrest making it personalised and easy to use. The joystick has power controls, speed control buttons and a horn. Both armrests can be folded up making it easy when accessing the chair from the side, transferring onto another seat or moving up to a table.
When the Freedom A08 Power Chair is not in use it can be easily folded. Once folded the chair can stand upright making it easy to store indoors or place in the boot of a car. It only takes a couple of seconds to fold and compacts to an impressive 0.32 cubic metres weighing just 23.5kg.

  Top speed of 6mph   –   Adjustable Backrest   –   Max user weight 25 st

Best for

Customers wanting a more powerful & sturdy powerchair for a heavier user.

Off-road

 

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Freedom Folding Electric Wheelchair A08L

This Power Chair is great to drive offering a top speed of 6mph. With quick release anti-tip wheels and 4x suspension absorbers for stability. When the chair is open a locking clip holds the mechanism firmly in place. This model offers an adjustable backrest height and 12″ rear wheels.

The chair is controlled by the joystick that can be installed on either the left or right armrest, the joystick has power and speed control buttons plus a horn. The armrests can be folded upright making it easy to access from the side, move up to a table or desk or when transferring onto another seat.
When the Freedom Power Chair is not being used it can be neatly folded. Once folded the chair can stand upright making it easy to store indoors or place in the boot of a car. It only takes a couple of seconds to fold and compacts to an impressive 0.32 cubic metres weighing just 23.5kg.

The rechargeable battery pack lasts up to an impressive 9 miles. An additional second battery can be fitted which doubles the range up to 18 miles, a further third battery can be fitted to give an incredible 27 miles of range perfect for weekends away.

12″ wheels for off-road use   –   Top speed of 6mph   –   Max user weight 25 st

Best for

Customers wanting a powerchair that can be used off-road for the heavier user.

Longer Trips

Freedom Chair Spare Battery

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The 10Ah Li Ion Battery used across the Freedom Powerchair range, a useful addition to increase the range to a further 9 miles perfect for weekend breaks and longer journeys.

  Up to an extra 9 miles per full charge   –   Charges in 4 hours     

Best for

Customers who like to go out for a long walk and daytrips.

So there we have it, a bespoke look at our favourite Powerchairs.

We hope you have enjoyed the “on test” articles, check back soon to see the latest innovative gadgets and mobility solutions tested.

 

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7 Comments

  • Do you sell the “wheelchair88” model? If not do you have a comparable model. I have not seen a “wheelchair88”, but have heard good things about them.

    • Good Morning Colin,

      Thank you for your email. We do not sell the wheelchair88, however looking at the specification an alternative would be the Freedom A08L which is slightly higher spec.

      Please find the link attached below:
      https://shop.springchicken.co.uk/products/freedom-folding-electric-wheelchair-a08l

      Specifications include:
      -Overall weight – 23.5kg
      -Fully foldable
      -Anti-tip wheels
      -Available with 1-3 batteries (1 battery lasts 9 miles)
      -Top speed of 6mph

      We also offer a no obligation free home demonstration of this model if you would like to try the Freedom and see how innovative it truly is.

      Kind Regards

    • Good Morning Cath,

      The Freedom A08L would be suitable for tougher terrain and would suggest a no obligation home demo, this would mean that you would be able to try the chair also.

      Kind Regards

      Spring Chicken

    • Depending where you live. ..there are 2 beaches in Scotland (North Berwick & Portobello) who have beach wheelchairs for free use. St Andrews west sands should be up and running very soon. My daughter-in-law is the founder of this wonderful charity. Check our their Facebook page Beach Wheelchairs.

  • Does your Demonstration Team cover the whole of the U.K. ?
    Is there a waiting time for delivery of the AO8L or are they ‘in stock’ ?
    Is the AO8L capable of ascending kerb stones ?
    What is the turning circles of the 3 Freedom Chairs ?

    • Good Afternoon William,

      The Home Demo team cover the whole of the UK, however, please bear in mind that certain locations can take slightly longer to arrange but we do our utmost to cater as soon as possible.
      The A08L’s are currently in stock, a can ascend/descend curbs up to 4 inches.
      Please feel free to contact our team on 01865 339366.

      Kind Regards
      Spring Chicken

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