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The Dahl VarioDock™ is a power-height adjustable wheelchair Docking station, which facilitates securing wheelchairs with different ground clearances and vehicle passenger seats with integrated 3 point belt. It meets standard ISO 10542-1, ISO 7176-19 and the strict M1 in-vehicle testing requirements for seats and seat belt anchorages according to ECE regulations 14 and 17. Thanks to the Dahl VarioDock™ system, securing wheelchair users and other seated occupants can be carried out with an unprecedented ease, speed and safety. The seat and wheelchair layout can be changed very quickly with a minimum of effort and time consumption. A docking system also improves the working environment considerably for drivers, who often struggle with crammed spaces and bad working positions when tying down wheelchairs with 4-point strap systems. Features include: • Power height adjustment from 61 - 91 mm. • Time consumption only ¼ of tying down wheelchair with 4 point strap system. • Tested for wheelchairs with a weight of up to 200 kg plus user. • Approved for anchoring Dahl COMFORT Seat • 4 step power tightening system to eliminate unwanted play. • Opening time for lock selectable in 5 or 8 seconds intervals. • “Service required” warning in display • Improves working environment for drivers. • No tie down straps on vehicle floor to trip over. • Crash tested and CE-marked with approximately 100 wheelchairs Accessories include a seat base frame that the docking station can be used for either wheelchairs or car seats depending on what is required. It is easy to install the vehicle’s original seat on the base frame, and it is easy to remove if the driver and passenger need to swap seats. The base frame is equipped with holes for the installation of seats such as an original driver’s seat in Nissan NV 400, Opel Movano, Renault Master, VW T5, MB Sprinter, VW Crafter, MB Vito/Viano and Dahl Sport. The seat base frames have been tested in accordance with ECE regulation 14 and 17. The seat base frame can be assembled in 36 different positions for optimum flexibility and comfort, thus allowing the seat height and angle to be adjusted.

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Additional Specifications

See link for list of compatible wheelchairs:
https://dahlengineering.dk/en/products/dahl-docking-systems/approved-wheelchairs-and-manuals/

Caution

You may require a specific type of docking system depending on certification from the wheelchair manufacturer. Please contact the supplier or vehicle modifier to confirm the correct docking system for your wheelchair.

Licensing and Insurance Requirements

You are legally required to advise your State licensing authority of any medical condition or disability that may impact on your driving. If not, you risk fines or legal action and your car insurance can be affected. You may need to provide medical reports or undergo driving tests. Modifications to your vehicle must be in line with the Australian safety and design rules. Fitting of wheelchair occupant restraints, child restraints and vehicle hoist ramps must meet relevant Australian Standards. Modifications should be done by suitably qualified vehicle modifiers. You will also need to inform your car insurer of any vehicle modifications. Your policy may become void if you do not do so. Contact the vehicle licensing / registration authority in your State for more information.

Caution: Vehicle Modifications

You are legally required to advise your State licensing authority of any medical condition or disability that may impact on your driving. If not, you risk fines or legal action and your car insurance can be affected. You may need to provide medical reports or undergo driving tests. Modifications to your vehicle must be in line with the Australian safety and design rules. Fitting of wheelchair occupant restraints, child restraints and vehicle hoist ramps must meet relevant Australian Standards. Modifications should be done by suitably qualified vehicle modifiers. You will also need to inform your car insurer of any vehicle modifications. Your policy may become void if you do not do so. Contact the vehicle licensing / registration authority in your State for more information.

Standards Compliance

Standards Number
ISO 10542-1

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Maintenance

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Models / Specifications

Model Dahl VarioDock™ Wheelchair Docking Station: Power-height adjustable wheelchair docking station

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