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The Merits Economy Folding Power Wheelchair is a rear wheel drive powered wheelchair with an aluminium folding frame to assist folding and storage. Available in 16 or 18 inch seat widths.

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.

Crash Test Information for Wheeled mobility devices

This wheeled mobility device meets the design requirements and has been successfully crash tested in accordance with ANZS/ISO 7176-19:2008 MOD. This standard relates to the design requirements specified for a wheeled mobility device to be used to transport an individual in a motor vehicle.

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.

Manufacturer/Country

Merits / Taiwan

Warranty

Contact supplier for details

Websites

Maintenance

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

Models / Specifications

Model P108 Merits Economy Folding Power Wheelchair: One model only

  • Width Overall 560.0 and 610.0 mm
  • Width of Seat 400.0 and 460.0 mm
  • Height of Armrest 230 mm
  • Length of Seat to Footrest 380 mm - 510 mm
  • Height of Seat from Ground 480 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 100 mm
  • Turning Radius 580 mm
  • Range (distance) 13 km
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 114 kg
  • Width Folded 380 mm
  • Height Overall 930 mm
  • Depth Overall 1100 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 (4)

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Bairnsdale Mobility and Hire (Bairnsdale)

Supplier Code Price & Price Notes Hire? Repair? Availability
P.O.A unknown unknown

Bee Free (Rockingham)

Supplier Code Price & Price Notes Hire? Repair? Availability
P.O.A unknown unknown

Roland Priestley Mobility Centre (Hornsby)

Supplier Code Price & Price Notes Hire? Repair? Availability
2790.0 (24/4/2018) unknown unknown

All Manufacturers

Merits Australia (., Adelaide, Tba)

VIC Suppliers

Bairnsdale Mobility and Hire (Bairnsdale)

Supplier Code Price & Price Notes Hire? Repair? Availability
P.O.A unknown unknown

NSW Suppliers

Roland Priestley Mobility Centre (Hornsby)

Supplier Code Price & Price Notes Hire? Repair? Availability
2790.0 (24/4/2018) unknown unknown