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<p>Find and buy power and electric wheelchairs from verified suppliers on MedicalSearch. A power or electric wheelchair is designed for patients who are unable to propel a manual wheelchair.</p><p>Factors to consider when buying an electric wheelchair:</p><ul><li><strong>Types</strong> &ndash; Choose the one best suited for the intended use.<ul><li><strong>Travel power wheelchairs</strong> &ndash; The most compact type designed for portability, easy to maneuver in compact spaces like small apartments or shops.</li><li><strong>Folding power wheelchairs</strong> &ndash; Transportable with seating design compatible with pressure management cushions.</li><li><strong>Center-wheel drive power wheelchairs</strong> &ndash; The most maneuverable type, with captain&rsquo;s seat design.</li><li><strong>Heavy-duty power wheelchairs</strong> &ndash; Suitable for users weighing between 135 and 300kgs depending on the model.</li><li><strong>Pediatric power wheelchairs</strong> &ndash; Designed for children.</li><li><strong>Standing power wheelchairs</strong> &ndash; Chair can be adjusted to a standing position.</li></ul></li><li><strong>Speed</strong> &ndash; Important for users who plan to travel long distances, rear-wheel drives have speeds of up to 13 kph.</li><li><strong>Maneuverability or turning radius</strong> &ndash; This is influenced by frame length, the size of the seat and the type and angle of the footrest.</li><li><strong>Wheels </strong>&ndash; Can either be solid or pneumatic. Consider the terrain where the wheelchair will be used and the size of the caster wheels.</li><li><strong>Battery range</strong> &ndash; Ranges between 16 and 40 km per single charge.</li><li><strong>Controller</strong> &ndash; Available in several options including sip and puff, head control, foot control, chin control and speech control .</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Contact our vendors for a free quote or expert advice on electric wheelchairs. Delivery available Australia wide.</p>