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The Merits Economy Folding Power Wheelchair is a rear wheel drive powered wheelchair with a lightweight aluminium folding frame to assist folding and storage. Available in 16 or 18 inch seat widths. It comes with a quick-release detachable Lithium-Ion battery box with battery indication gauge and extra charging port, for charging away from the chair. It has a foldable backrest for transport and storage and height adjustable detachable armrests and swing away footrests for ease of transfers. There is a back pocket provides for storage with a reflective logo for increased visibility.

General Details

Caution: Load Capacity for Powered Wheelchairs

The load capacity of a powered wheelchair may change according to the type of ground the wheelchair is used on. The supplier stated load capacity may have been given for a powered wheelchair that has been tested on flat ground. However, the powered wheelchair's load capacity, performance and stability may change when the powered wheelchair is used on an incline. These factors, including the maximum gradient on which a powered wheelchair should be safely used, should be discussed with the supplier.

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 powered wheelchair and observe the following safety guidelines:
• Users who intend to use 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 user is clearly visible, particularly at night or on dull days-use the lights and reflectors
• Wear a bicycle helmet whenever possible
• Slow down when near other people, especially pedestrians and cyclists
• Avoid stopping or driving on inclines greater than the 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 parcels will not over-balance the powered wheelchair and the parcels do not interfere with controls or vision.

Extra product information

Additional Features
• Easy operated freewheel levers to disengage the motors.
• Double cross-braces for rigidity and strength.
• Intelligent brake, no accelerating downhill; no
rolling-back during uphill stopping.
• extra upholstery pads with anti-bacteria and mildew
prevention which are easy to remove for cleaning.
• Polyurethane foam tires which do not go flat.

Manufacturer/Country

Merits / Taiwan

Warranty

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Websites

Maintenance

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

Models / Specifications

Model P108A Merits Economy Folding Power Wheelchair: One model only

  • Height of Backrest 410 mm
  • Width Folded 370 mm
  • Weight 28 kg (without battery)
  • Weight 31 kg (with battery)
  • Width Overall 610 mm
  • Width of Seat 460 mm
  • Height of Armrest 180 mm - 240 mm
  • Height of Seat from Ground 500 mm
  • Height of Backrest 410 mm
  • Depth of Seat 430 mm
  • Weight Overall 38 kg (or 40kg if 18 inch / 460mm seat width)
  • Climbing Grade (angle) 8 degrees (maximum gradient if fully loaded)
  • Clearance Under Base to ground 95 mm
  • Turning Radius 600 mm
  • Range (distance) 18 km
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 114 kg
  • Width Folded 380 mm
  • Height Overall 930 mm
  • Depth Overall 750 mm
  • Speed 0 kph - 8 kph

Features

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

Brakes

  • Powered Wheelchair brakes:
    • electromagnetic
    • engage automatically when joystick/controller is released

Transport and Dismantling

  • Wheelchair transport:
    • backrest can be folded down for transport
    • folds for transport

Controls

  • Powered Wheelchair control:
    • joystick
    • mounted left or right

Footplates

  • Wheelchair footplates:
    • composite / plastic
    • lift up
    • two piece

Legrests

  • Wheelchair legrests:
    • leg strap
    • length adjustable
    • removable
    • swing away

Armrests

  • Wheelchair armrests:
    • fixed height
    • full length
    • lift up
    • removable
    • sideguards

Headrest

Backrest

  • Wheelchair backrest:
    • folding backrest
    • slung style
    • upholstered

Seat

  • Wheelchair seat:
    • slung style
    • upholstered

Frame

  • Powered Wheelchair frame:
    • aluminium
    • anti tip bars with rollers
    • folding
    • rear wheel drive

Suppliers (6)

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Bairnsdale Mobility and Hire (Bairnsdale)

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Bee Free Mobility Scooters (Rockingham)

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Medimart (Brighton North, Elizabeth Vale, Elizabeth Vale , Frankston , Reynella)

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Roland Priestley Mobility Centre (Hornsby)

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TasMobility (Moonah)

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Medimart (Brighton North, Elizabeth Vale, Elizabeth Vale , Reynella)

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SA Manufacturers

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VIC Suppliers

Bairnsdale Mobility and Hire (Bairnsdale)

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Medimart (Frankston )

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NSW Suppliers

Roland Priestley Mobility Centre (Hornsby)

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TAS Suppliers

TasMobility (Moonah)

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