Electric wheelchairs are vital to those who need them - and can be very expensive. Choosing the right chair is thus important, and users need to bear in mind their needs, the places they need to go every day and the reputation and reliability of the device. One important factor is whether they want a small wheeled power chair or a large wheeled one which they can also operate manually by turning the wheels. Many modern electric wheelchairs are also foldable, meaning they are easy to transport and take up less space when not in use, although this may be at the price of capacity or durability. If you need an electric wheelchair for yourself or for a family member, you should consider the Golden Compass Sport, Wheelchair88 Foldawheel PW-999UL, OneKubedDESIGNS FOLD-N-Go Power Wheelchair, BEIZ Electric Wheelchair, Cirrus Plus HD or Drive Medical Titan X23. Read on to find out what you need to know about these electric wheelchairs.
Top 6 Electrical Wheelchairs
- Golden Compass Sport
- Wheelchair88 Foldawheel PW-999UL
- OneKubedDESIGNS FOLD-N-Go Power Wheelchair
- BEIZ Electric Wheelchair
- Cirrus Plus HD
- Drive Medical Titan X23
Golden Compass Sport
The Golden Compass Sport has the advantage of being mid-wheel drive. This gives it a fantastic turning radius - just 19.5 inches - and makes it unusually maneuverable in general both inside and out. Top speed is 4.5 miles per hour (although it can be compromised by a heavy rider) and the battery life is exceptional - it has a range of 19.5 miles. The padded, adjustable seat is designed for comfort, and the high ground clearance allows it to cover rough terrain easily.
- mid-wheel drive
- great turning radius
- exceptional range
Wheelchair88 Foldawheel PW-999UL
This is a lightweight folding wheelchair that weighs only 45 pounds (still heavy for a caregiver to lift in and out of a vehicle, but is the lightest electric wheelchair in the world. It is known for its durable brushless motors that are super quiet and it will take a second battery if range is a concern. Despite being light, it still has a decent capacity of 220 pounds. This is a great wheelchair for somebody who hits the road a lot, as it fits easily in the trunk of even a small car.
- lightest on the market
- super quiet motors
- fits in the trunk of a small car
OneKubedDESIGNS FOLD-N-Go Power Wheelchair
Almost as light as the wheelchair above, the Fold-N-Go is also easy to transport and store. It has the unusual status of being produced by a company that is owned and operated entirely by wheelchair users, who all use their own product. The battery is fully enclosed. This means it is approved for airline travel and properly waterproofed for use in the rain. It is also an affordable price with financing available. Oh, and it is also designed so it can be used as a walker.
- fully enclosed battery
- can also be used as a walker
BEIZ Electric Wheelchair
The BEIZ Electric Wheelchair is for those who can push themselves…sometimes. It is designed to be used as both a manual chair and an electric chair. It can be purchased with a wider seat and is foldable. The battery is removable, so it is easy to switch in a fresh battery on longer trips. It has a better than average incline capability of 8 degrees.
- can be used as a manual wheelchair
- removable battery
- handles 8 degree inclines
Cirrus Plus HD
The Cirrus Plus HD is one of the faster chairs on the market with a top speed of 5mph, although it sacrifices some turning radius to achieve this. It also rides high and clears obstacles well, with a 4 inch ground clearance. This is a good chair for users who need to get around a lot, in varied terrain (although the turning radius may be a problem for some indoor uses).
- high top speed
- high ground clearance
- poor turning radius
Drive Medical Titan X23
The Drive Medical Titan has a fold-down back rest and is very easy to adjust for the rider’s height, along with adjustable headrest, armrests and footrest. It has a fairly tight turning radius at 25 inches, and the seat also swivels. It folds nicely and also has a 300 pound capacity. It comes with one of the best warranties - with a lifetime warranty on the frame.
- lifetime warranty
- fold-down back rest
- good turning radius
Finding the right electrical wheelchair can seem like a daunting task. However, it doesn’t have to be. Use this list as a starting point. And, when you decide on a chair, make sure you understand all of the features before buying.