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De-mystifying Power Wheelchairs: Batteries and Motors

De-mystifying Power Wheelchairs: Batteries and Motors

​In last month’s article, I wrote about Power Programming Basics and the common adjustments that can be made to the programming of a power wheelchair to affect the drive-ability of such a chair for a particular user. Over the next few months, I would like to focus on the “gross anatomy” of a power wheelchair base to help in de-mystifying power wheelchairs for those who may not feel comfortable working with power wheelchairs. A power base includes the following: wheels, casters, motors, batteries, and the controller.

Posted on 2012-07-13 | 0 comments


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