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The Companion Wheelchair is a forward folding lightweight wheelchair suitable for use indoors and on flat paved surfaces. It has two lithium batteries, lift-up-and-back armrests and a single lift up footplate. It is available in two models. The wheelchair can fit into the boot of most vehicles and is suitable for aeroplane travel.

General Details

Caution: Powered Wheelchairs & Scooters

This item should be trialled in the user's home environment to ensure maximum safety and independence. Environmental considerations include kerbs, footpaths, road, railway crossing, etc.
Users should take care when riding a scooter or powered wheelchair and observe the following safety guidelines:
• Users who intend to use scooters or powered wheelchairs must ensure they have the necessary physical and cognitive skills to operate and manoeuvre them safely
• Stay within the legal speed limit of 10km/h
• Be aware that taking medication or driving under the influence of alcohol may affect the user's judgement
• Always make sure that you are clearly visible, particularly at night or on dull days-use the lights and reflectors and install a reflective flag high enough to be seen by motorists
• Wear a bicycle helmet whenever possible
• Slow down when you are near other people, especially pedestrians and cyclists
• Avoid stopping or driving on inclines greater than your scooter or powered wheelchair is designed for
• Use footpaths if possible. If there are no foot paths, plan to user quieter roads
• Plan your trip and avoid uneven surfaces, dips and potholes
• Ensure if you are carrying parcels that the load will not over-balance your scooter or powered wheelchair and the parcels do not interfere with your controls or vision.

Extra product information

Frame
* Folding, compact aluminium frame
* Side thigh supports are removable to allow chair to be folded

Seat
* Fixed
* Seat belt included
* Under seat net carrier included
* User uses own cushion of choice

Upholstery
* Synthetic fabric

Backrest
* Fixed
* Padded push bar at top

Headrest
* Not available

Armrests
* Lift up and back for ease of transferring on/off the wheelchair
* Full length with curved (waterfall) front edges. Firmly padded.

Legrest
* Fixed

Footplates
* Single lift up footplate

Wheels and castors
* (From June 2014) Pneumatic, front and rear rubber wheels 20cm x 5cm so the chair can be used for lawn bowls.
* Rear anti tip wheels are nylon 5cm x 1.5cm

Brakes
* Electro magnetic brake
* There is a free wheeling motor disengage leaver on each brake. Most users however, will fold the wheelchair and pull it along like a suitcase.

Controls
* Proportional joystick control with pushbutton speed selection, horn and battery level indicator

Batteries
* 2 x 24V 10 AH lithium (included)

Motor
* 24 volt brushless motor

Transport
* To fold: disconnect controller and power lead from wheelchair battery and remove from wheelchair, lift armrests up and back, remove side struts, lift up footplate and release mechanism on back to fold backrest forward onto seat and legrests fold under seat. The folded wheelchair can be pulled along on the rear wheels.
* Can be carried in a car boot
* Lithium batteries can be carried on an aeroplane
* The wheelchair is not designed to be occupied while being transported in a vehicle

Manufacturer/Country

Suzhou KD Medical Appliance Co Ltd / China

Warranty

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Websites

Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model Companion Folding Wheelchair: Standard

  • Clearance Under Base to ground 70 mm
  • Width Overall 590 mm
  • Width of Seat 400 mm
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 115 kg
  • Height Overall 840 mm
  • Range (distance) 15 km
  • Length Overall 970 mm
  • Depth of Seat 400 mm
  • Height of Seat Front 500 mm
  • Height of Backrest 420 mm
  • Height of Fixed Armrest from Seat 260 mm
  • Weight without Batteries 20.4 kg
  • Diameter of Rear Wheel 200 mm
  • Number of batteries for operation 2 units (lithium )
  • Power 180 W (180 watts each motor )
  • Diameter of Castor 200 mm
  • Climbing Grade (angle) 6 degrees
  • Range (distance) 15 km
  • Speed 6 kph
  • Weight Overall 23 kg

Model Companion 150: Companion 150

  • Width of Seat 410 mm
  • Range (distance) 15 mm
  • Clearance 80 mm
  • Length Overall 970 mm
  • Depth of Seat 430 mm
  • Height of Seat Front 500 mm
  • Width Overall 610 mm
  • Height Overall 870 mm
  • Height of Backrest 420 mm
  • Height of Fixed Armrest from Seat 235 mm
  • Weight without Batteries 23.2 kg
  • Weight Overall 26 kg
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 150 kg

Features

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Frame

  • Powered Wheelchair frame:
    • aluminium
    • folding
    • lightweight
    • rear wheel drive

Backrest

  • Wheelchair backrest:
    • folding backrest
    • folds down onto the seat for transport
    • padded

Legrests

  • Wheelchair legrest options:
    • fixed height
    • folding platform

Wheels

  • Wheelchair tyres:
    • solid

Controls

  • Powered Wheelchair control options:
    • joy stick control

Transport and Dismantling

  • Wheelchair transport:
    • folds for transport

Brakes

  • Powered Wheelchair brakes:
    • electromagnetic

Optional Accessories

  • Wheelchair accessories:
    • anti-tips

Suppliers (3)

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5 Star Mobility Scooters (Lonsdale)

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Bluesky Healthcare (Osborne Park)

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Out and About Healthcare (, Deception Bay, Gnangara)

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5 Star Mobility Scooters (Lonsdale)

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Out and About Healthcare (Deception Bay)

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