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The Freedom Docking System has been designed by Freedom Motors Australia. It eliminates use of wheelchair tie-down restraints by locking and releasing the wheelchair in only a few seconds. Bending over and kneeling down to attach the 4 wheelchair tie-down restraints is a thing of the past. In many cases, the wheelchair occupant can enter in or remove the wheelchair from the docking system by themselves. The system comes with the following features: - The vehicle will not start if the wheelchair is not locked into the docking system properly. - Audio and visual indicators. - Electrical release button. - Emergency mechanical release button Extra docking plates on different wheelchairs could be used on the same docking system

General Details

Caution

A plate permanently attaches to the base of the wheelchair, which may affect its weight, and may be an obstruction in some situations.

Extra product information

Floor Anchor Point
A steel base plate is fitted to the floor.
This may be fitted to existing wheelchair accessible vehicles, or new vehicles.

Wheelchair Restraint
A steel plate is fitted to the base of the wheelchair. It is pointed at the front and designed to insert into the base plate fixed to the vehicle floor. A button is used to lock the device into place. A beeping sound confirms it is locked.
Another button releases the lock so the wheelchair can be removed.
The manufacturer says the base plate may be fitted to 95% of manual and powered wheelchairs.

Occupant Restraint
A standards approved seatbelt attached to the vehicle is required to be worn by the occupant.

Safety and Usage Advice

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.
A mechanical emergency release lever is located in the vehicle for if the standard controls do not work.
The device has been fully crash tested and has several built in safety features. The occupant must wear an Australian Standards approved seat belt attached to the vehicle.

Compatibility (System Requirements)

Speak with the supplier to check the compatibility of the device with the docking plate.
NB - Supplier states that the Glide 2 manual wheelchair is difficult to install the docking plate.

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.

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.

Manufacturer/Country

Freedom Motors / Australia

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Maintenance

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

Models / Specifications

Model Freedom Wheelchair Docking System: Electronic release and other safety features

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