Electric Wheelchair Motors
The manual wheel chair is not exactly the easiest aid for a person to use, especially when they have limited upper body strength. Those who make use of wheelchair to get around either have to exert their own arm strength or they have to rely on other people to push the wheelchair for them.
Luckily, the motorised wheelchair requires almost no physical effort at all. The wheelchair is powered by a battery-operated motor and these electric wheelchairs are self-propelling and enable the person using it to get around so much more easily and independently.
Different mobility needs will require different motors:
The wheelchair motor is most commonly found underneath the wheelchair seat and will connect to the joystick controller. Then the controller will proportionally output battery power directly to the motors. Individual differences in design, function and how the owner intends to use the equipment, will usually dictate the type of motor and the amount of horse power that a particular type of power chair is going to need.
The standard sized power chair will usually have dual, in-line motors and will require moderate amounts of horse power. These chairs are best suited for indoor routine use by those using the chair who are average height and who weigh up to 300 pounds.
Suggested models: MPV5**
A bariatric sized electric wheelchair will require the larger motors for heavy-duty propulsion and power. With greater torque, increased traction and more horse power than the standard electric power chairs, bariatric mobility wheelchairs capable support people who weigh upward from 301 to 600 pounds.
Suggested models: The Hoveround HD6, Teknique XHD.2
(Keep in mind that the Tekmique XHD bariatric power wheelchair can support up to 450 lbs.)
All Hoveround motorised power wheelchairs are engineered to function for years of continued use and provide reliable precision handling, stability and powerful manoeuvrability.
Jenkins Electric Motors is proud to be one of the very best motor suppliers in Johannesburg, specialising in commercial automation for road, rail, and marine, a for more information about our motors or to get in contact with one of our representatives, visit the Jenkins Electric Motors website on www.parvalux.co.za.