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What are the benefits of a folding electric wheelchair?

If you need a powerchair but also want convenience and portability then it is worth looking at a folding electric wheelchair.

  • They fold in a matter of seconds and can be placed in the boot of your car or brought with you on holiday or when on the move.
  • Their design is very different from older, more traditional looking electric wheelchairs so they look modern and contemporary.
  • They are very simple to use and are controlled using a joystick which couldn’t be easier to control.
  • A folding electric wheelchair allows you to enjoy more of your normal life when your mobility is limited in any way.

What is the best folding electric wheelchair?

Thankfully now there are some great bits of kit now available – Folding Powerchairs that fold easily and can be brought with you in the boot of your car, or brought on holiday via plane, coach or train.

You need to have a think about what type of control system is best for your needs;

  • Would you need or prefer to use a joystick to control and steer?
  • Do you need Attendant Controls on the back of the chair?

We have linked options below so you can have a longer read about what suits you best.

You should also spend some time thinking about who will be folding your electric wheelchair. Their weight is a testament to the high level of engineering and detailed thought that has went into the design – but they are still around 23kg.

This is not an insignificant weight and it is worthwhile trying to lift this weight in a real world environment to see if you can do this.

We can of course supply you with a car hoist if needed! See these here.

We would recommend that you start by considering of of these folding electric wheelchairs;

The above models are wheelchairs that fold manually. We also supply an automatic folding electric wheelchair that folds with the touch of a button.

Foldachair folding electric wheelchair

Foldachair folding electric wheelchair

£1999.00 ex vat

The Foldachair folding electric wheelchair has 18″ wide seat, 12.5″ rear wheels and 180kg user capacity. 

The large rear wheels make this ideal for outdoor use over gravel and rough terrain and the perfect choice for someone looking a portable electric wheelchair.

It has been designed for transportation in the boot of your car, or taking on holidays on airplane / cruise ships and on trains etc.

The Foldachair folds in just 5 seconds and is lightweight for lifting into the boot of your car. You may also choose to install a hoist or use ramps if required.

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Key Features

    • Fit easily in the boot of your car – the folded measurements are 77cm long x 60cm wide x 34cm deep
    • Ideal for those who love to travel – the Foldachair is ideal for public transport, cruises and airplane travel.
    • Folds in seconds in one simple movement and is lightweight for easy lifting and storing – total weight including battery is 3.6stone. (without battery 2.9 stone)
    • Safely supports user capacity up to 180kg
    • Equipped with removable washable seat cushion and backrest
    • Flip up footrest for compact folding and ease getting on and out of the chair
    • Easy to operate 360 joystick controller
    • Puncture proof solid tyres 12.5″ rear wheels
    • Dual 250W brushless motor
    • Intelligent electromagnetic brake ensures your safety
    • Max speed of 4mph
    • Excellent mile range of up to 15.5miles
    • Equipped with lithium 24V/6Ah battery (chargeable on or off board)

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Automatic folding electric wheelchair

Airwheel H3S automatic folding electric wheelchair

£2299.00 ex vat

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The Airwheel H3S automatic folding electric wheelchair folds in literally a few seconds at the touch of one button!

The ideal choice for some looking a portable folding electric wheelchair perfect for travelling.

Perfect for transportation in the boot of your car, or taking on holidays on cruise ships, trains etc.

The foldachair folds in seconds and is lightweight for lifting into and out of the boot of your car.

It also features an amazing bluetooth remote control function – you can open and drive your Airwheel H3S from across the room!

 

 

 

The Airwheel H3S comes with 17.7″ seat width, 12.5″ rear wheels and has max user capacity of 130kg (20.5 stone). 

It is suited to outdoor use on gravel and rough terrain and offers a range of 12 miles.

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Key Features

    • Folds in second with the touch of a button.
    • Bluetooth connectivity – option to use your phone as a remote control (you do not have to use this function)
    • Intelligent joystick controller – It will automatically brake when your hand doesn’t touch the controller, which is super easy to control.
    • Light and solid – The frame is made of aluminum alloy material, with better load ability and durability.
    • 12 mile range
    • Precision & high speed – The rear gear motor with dual drive provides powerful kinetic energy.
    • Switch freely between the two modes – Pull the tie rod to the open position, then the brake of wheelchair will not work, the wheelchair can be pushed by people, when people pull the tie rod to the close position, nobody can push the wheelchair.
    • Comfortable and breathable material  – H3S seat with double honeycomb mesh breathable material, is wear-proof and durable. The longer you sit, the more comfortable you feel.
    • Equipped with understorage bag to carry all your necessities.
    • Omni-directional wheel design – The operation is more flexible with 360°steering.
    • Turning radius – 1.2m
    • Max speed – 4mph
    • Climbing capacity – 8º
    • Travel bag included as standard

Folded dimensions:

Folded length: 89cm – not including controller which is easily removed

Folded width: 62cm

Folded height: 40cm

Information regarding the Airwheel APP:

The Airwheel APP has been developed by the manufacturers to work with the Airwheel H3S. It is available for all smart phones – both Apple phones and Android based phones.

It connects with your Airwheel H3S via a wireless connection and allows you to;

– Display speed, mileage and power level in real time

– Change some settings including maximum speed

– Fault find

– Check GPS and view your journey map

Specifications

Height: 980mm

Length: 1100mm

Width: 630mm

Seat width: 45cm / 17.7″

Seat depth:45cm / 17.7″

Armrest to ground: 78cm

Cushion to ground: 54cm

Distance between wheels: 57cm

Distance between axles: 67cm

Ground clearance: 11cm

Range: 20km / 12.5 miles

Unit weight: 29.5kg with battery removed / 33kg with battery included

Tyre Size: Front wheel 8in Rear wheel 12.5in

Maximum user weight: 130kg / 20.5 stone

Max.Climbing Angle: About 8 degrees

Standard Max. Speed:6km/h / 4mph

Battery:Lithium 25.2 volts / 524 Wh

Applicable Temperature:-15°C~50°C

Charging time: Approx 5 hours

Frame material: Aluminium alloy 6061

Turning radius: 1.2 metres

Complimentary travel bag included as standard

i-Go Folding Electric Wheelchair

Folding electric wheelchair with joystick

£1799.00 ex vat

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How does it fold?

Very easily is the answer!

1 – Switch off and remove the joystick

2 – Place the joystick in the backrst pocket and remove the cushion

3 – Fold backrest down and then pull both armrests towards the back in an anti clockwise direction

4 – Pull the two black toggles at the back together

5 – Push down on the seat frame until it fully flattens

6 – That is it!

Technical specification:

Drive wheels: Solid and 21.06cm

Castor wheels: 17.08cm

Max speed: 3.7mph

Ground clearance: 4.4cm to anti tips

Turning radius: 90cm

Overall width: 47cm

Batteries: 2 x 6.6Ah Li-ION battery

Electronics: 50Ah Micon

Weight capacity: 18 stone 8llb / 120kg

Product weight without batteries: 19.8kg

Battery weight: 1.35kg each

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Zinger folding electric wheelchair

Joyrider folding electric wheelchair is ideal for both indoors and outdoors

£23990.00 ex vat

The brand new Joy Rider folding electric wheelchair is both compact and lightweight and is operated using a joy stick.

It folds and unfolds in just two seconds – and folds flat just like the Zinger wheelchair.

Pull the cable, turn it on and you are ready to go!

It weighs 23kg and the easy controls allow you to adjust the speed and control your direction. It is highly manoeuvrable and turns on its own axis – meaning it is ideal for use around home or for use in the office.

The joystick means that reversing and turning couldn’t be easier and the electromagnetic brake stops the Joyrider folding electric wheelchair instantly – even on an incline.

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Folding your Joy Rider wheelchair is so easy – just pull the cord and fold or unfold in just two seconds.

It weighs 23kg so can easily be placed into the boot of your car – see the folded dimensions below.

When folded, you can pull the Joyrider wheelchair behind you on it’s rear wheels and the swing away footrests allow you to get in and out of the Joyrider easily.

It features adjustable anti-tippers and is easily charged by plugging the charging cable into the controller.

The Lithium Ion battery is easily removed and you do have the option of purchasing an additional battery which can easily be put in place and increases your range.

The Lithium battery can be charged on or off the chair, so if your Joyrider is in the boot of the car, the battery can be brought inside to be charged.

A full charge takes around four hours and will get you a range of up to 8 miles.

SPECIFICATION
Overall Weight 23kgs (50.7lbs) (Including battery)
Dimensions (LxWxH ) 825 x 638 x 910mm (32″x25″x36″)
Folded (LxWxH ) 1125 x 638 x 314mm (44″x25″x12″)
Seat Height 485mm (19″)
Seat Dimensions (LxWxH ) 330 x 420 MM (13″x16.5″)
Max User Weight 120 KGS  (250 lbs)
Range 8.7A=12 KM (7.5 miles)  /  10.5A=16 KM (10 miles)
Speed 0-6km/h (0-3.7MPH)
Max slope 12°
Turning Radius 740mm (29″)
Motor Brushless DC  24V ,200W x 2
Braking system Electromagnetic brake
Steering system Joy stick
Battery DC24V, 8.7 AH,  210 Watt Hour, Lithium-Ion Battery
Charger 24V2A
Charging Time 4.5 Hour
Front Wheels 8 inch PU solid
Rear wheels 10 inch pneumatic  30~35PSI
Colors Black / Grey / Green
Armrests Standard with PU pad ,fixed
Accessories Developing

Freedom folding electric wheelchair

Freedom Folding Electric Wheelchair

From £2098.00 ex vat

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  • Joystick controlled
  • Easy to fold in just a few seconds
  • Easy to control and use both outdoors and indoors
  • Easy to store in an apartment or where space is at a premium
  • Light at just 21kg for the A06 model and 23kg for the A08 model
  • Complete with anti tip bars as standard

The Freedom chair comes with an airline approval certificate and they make a tremendous day chair for excursions or use on a cruise ship. The battery is under 300 watts which means it is approved for airline travel but we strongly advise you contact your airline prior to travel to verify their policy.

It comes with an under seat zip bag, and a wrap around travel bag as standard. The materials and cushioning is easily removed for cleaning.

They enjoy excellent build quality with ISO, CE and FDA approval. The armrests fold up to allow for easy side access if required.

The standard model has a range of 8 miles but you can easily extend the range by adding in extra batteries – by doing this you can increase the range to up to 25 miles!

If you are in Northern Ireland you can try one in our showroom in Lisburn.

We deliver this free of charge to anywhere in the UK or Ireland (except Highlands and Islands) and VAT exemption is available where applicable.

More about the models in the range:
 
There are three models available – each capable of various ranges.
MODEL A06

Key features:

  • Folds in a couple of seconds
  • Only 0.13 cubic m folded
  • You can take this on an airplane
  • 2 x 200W brushless motors with electromagnetic braking
  • Can double the range to up to 18 miles with 2 batteries.
  • On-board anti-tip wheels with shock-absorbers
SPECIFICATION:
  • Gross weight: 21kg
  • Maximum weight capacity: 245lbs/110kg
  • Seat dimensions: 17” x 17”/43cm x 43cm
  • Maximum speed: Up to 4 mph/6.5 kph
  • Length: Open: 37.8”/96cm – Folded: 23.2”/58.9cm
  • Width: Open: 23.2”/58.9cm – Folded: 27.2”/69cm
  • Height: Open: 36.8”/93.5cm – Folded: 13.4”/34cm
  • Driving Range:
    With 1 battery: up to 9 miles/15km
    With 2 batteries: up to 18 miles/30km
  • Drive wheels: 10” PU tyre
  • Front wheels: 7” PU tyre
  • Motors: 2 x 200W brushless motors with electromagnetic braking
  • Battery capacity: 24V 9AH per battery
  • Suspension: Spring absorber
  • Gradient: 8 degrees

MODEL A08

Key features:

  • Folds in a couple of seconds
  • Adjustable backrest height
  • 10″ rear wheels
  • 2 x 250W brushless motors with electromagnetic braking
  • Climbing gradient of 10 degrees
  • 4 suspension springs
  • Can triple the range to up to 27 miles with 3 batteries.
  • Quick-release anti-tip wheels for reassuring stability.

SPECIFICATION:

  • Gross weight: 23.5kg
  • Maximum weight capacity: 350lbs/160kg
  • Seat dimensions: 19” x 17.5”/49cm x 44cm
  • Maximum speed: Up to 6 mph/9.5 kph
  • Length: Open: 39.4”/100cm – Folded: 23.2”/58.9cm
  • Width: Open: 23.2”/58.9cm – Folded: 27.2”/69cm
  • Height: Open: 35”/89cm – Folded: 12.6”/32cm
  • Driving Range:
    With 1 battery: up to 9 miles/15km
    With 2 batteries: up to 18 miles/30km
    With 3 batteries: up to 27 miles/45km
  • Drive wheels: 10” PU tyre
  • Front wheels: 7” PU tyre
  • Motors: 2 x 250W brushless motors with electromagnetic braking
  • Battery capacity: 24V 10AH per battery
  • Suspension: Spring absorber x 4
  • Gradient: 10 degrees

MODEL A08L

Key features:

  • Folds in a couple of seconds
  • Adjustable backrest height
  • 12″ rear wheels & 8″ front wheels
  • 2 x 300W brushless motors with electromagnetic braking
  • Climbing gradient of 14 degrees
  • 4 suspension springs
  • Can triple the range to up to 27 miles with 3 batteries.
  • Quick-release anti-tip wheels for reassuring stability.

SPECIFICATION:

  • Gross weight: 23.5kg
  • Maximum weight capacity: 350lbs/160kg
  • Seat dimensions: 19” x 17.5”/49cm x 44cm
  • Maximum speed: Up to 6 mph/9.5 kph
  • Length: Open: 40”/102cm – Folded: 25.2”/64cm
  • Width: Open: 24.4”/62cm – Folded: 29”/74cm
  • Height: Open: 35.4”/90cm – Folded: 13”/33cm
  • Driving Range:
    With 1 battery: up to 9 miles/15km
    With 2 batteries: up to 18 miles/30km
    With 3 batteries: up to 27 miles/45km
  • Drive wheels: 12” PU tyre
  • Front wheels: 8” PU tyre
  • Motors: 2 x 300W brushless motors with electromagnetic braking
  • Battery capacity: 24V 10AH per battery
  • Suspension: Spring absorber x 4
  • Gradient: 14 degrees

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In England?

David Vernon-Henshaw

Product Specialist in England
028 92 633 798

In Northern Ireland and ROI

Ann Ferguson

Product Specialist
028 92 67 70 77

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