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A power assist device for rigid frame and folding manual wheelchairs. The Light Drive is controlled with a joystick. A pair of hook plates and a joystick bracket are fixed to the wheelchair. The wheelchair can be folded as normal.The motor tube rests on the wheelchair's rear wheels and an anti tip wheel is included. Models available to suit adult and paediatric size wheelchairs. Not compatable with solid tyres, castors should be greater than 152mm in diameter. Three models available - user operated, companion operated and small for children's wheelchairs.

General Details

Factors to Consider

Not compatable with solid tyres
Castors should be greater than 152mm (6") in diameter.

Safety and Usage Advice

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

Extra product information

Motors
The ‘Light Drive’ motors are equipped with electromagnetic brakes
Motors Total weight according to joystick type (VR2 or VSI):
Standard version: 2 x 24v x 100w
VR2 : 8.4 kg
VSI : 7.8 kg

Lightweight version* : 2 x 24v x 80w
VR2 : 7.8 kg
VSI : 7.2 kg
*The lightweight version is intended for people weighing less than 55 kg (8 stone) who use their wheelchair on ‘normal’ terrain. This reduces the weight of the motor tube by 600 g.

Battery rack types
Lead 10Ah 24v, weight - 8.5 kg, range - 7 to 9 km, charge time - 10h, lifespan - 200 cycles (1 to 3 years)
NiMH 8Ah 24v, weight - 3 kg, range - 6 to 8 km, charge time - 4h, lifespan - 600 cycles (2 to 7 years)
NiMH 13.5 Ah 24v, weight - 6 kg, range - 10 to 15 km, charge time - 7h, lifespan - 600 cycles (2 to 7 years)
*dependent on conditions such as terrain, temperature and weight of the user.

Tyres
Manufacturer recommends Marathon Plus from Schwalbe as they offer excellent traction with the system and have a very thick layer of puncture resistant material. Solid tyres are not compatible.

Front castors
Manufacturer recommends castors no smaller than 152mm (6”) in diameter.

Installation possible on most chairs from 250 mm (10”) seat width.

Manufacturer/Country

Benoit Systemes / France

Warranty

Unknown. Contact supplier for details

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Maintenance

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

Models / Specifications

Model Mini Light Drive: smaller version for children - requires a minimum of 360mm between the wheelchair wheels

  • Range (distance) 12 km - 16 km (range depends on terrain, temperature and weight of the user.)
  • Speed 0 kph - 10 kph
  • Weight Overall 7.4 kg
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 100 kg (for optimum performance, but can go up to 120 kg (19 stone).)
  • Weight of Battery Pack 3.85 kg
  • Climbing Grade (angle) 12 degrees (For a user weighing 70kg)

Model Light Assist: Companion operated

  • Weight Overall 8.1 kg
  • Range (distance) 12 km - 16 km
  • Weight of Battery Pack 3.85 kg
  • Climbing Grade (angle) 12 degrees (For a user weighing 70kg)
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 100 kg (for optimum performance, but can go up to 120kg)
  • Speed 0 kph - 10 kph

Model Light Drive - Standard: User operated attachable wheelchair power pack

  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 100 kg (for optimum performance, but can go up to 120kg)
  • Speed 0 kph - 10 kph
  • Climbing Grade (angle) 12 degrees (For a user weighing 70kg)
  • Weight of Battery Pack 3.85 kg
  • Range (distance) 12 km - 16 km (range depends on terrain, temperature and weight of the user.)
  • Weight Overall 8.8 kg

Features

Contact listed suppliers to confirm features, options and models available.

Other Features

  • Power add-on features:
    • factory installation
    • power unit only
    • tool-less power disengagement

Battery

  • Battery type:
    • Nickel metal hydride
    • Rechargable

Type

  • Power add-on type:
    • Joystick power add-on

Suppliers (6)

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AC Mobility (Australian Custom Mobility) (Malaga)

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Active Scooters (Brookfield)

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Linds Rehabilitation Equipment (Berwick, Canning Vale, Hallam)

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MobilityCare (Oakleigh)

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Scooters and Mobility Melbourne (Oakleigh)

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Wild West Wheelchairs (Aveley, Ellenbrook)

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QLD Suppliers

Active Scooters (Brookfield)

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Linds Rehabilitation Equipment (Berwick, Hallam)

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MobilityCare (Oakleigh)

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Scooters and Mobility Melbourne (Oakleigh)

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