Do I have to recharge the batteries for my power wheelchair every day?
Yes, it's advisable to recharge the batteries every night - regardless of their use during the day. It's especially important to fully-charge your power wheelchair before first-use. If you don't recharge the batteries regularly, it will reduce their ability to hold power.
How can I personalise a power wheelchair to meet my needs?
Our Built-4-Me team can help to provide modifications that go above and beyond the standard options that are generally available to order. They'll make every effort to provide you with a safe, reliable solution that matches your needs.
How can I modify the driving profile of my power wheelchair?
Your user instruction manual will provide information on how to adjust the driving profile. However, any reprogramming of the control unit must be carried out by an authorised Sunrise Medical dealership. Improper programming of the control unit can jeopardise safety whilst driving.
How do I know when my power wheelchair is fully charged?
The charge indicator that's built into the charger should notify you. However you should always consult your user manual for the exact instructions for your power wheelchair model.
How long will the batteries last on my power wheelchair?
Battery life depends on many factors such as user weight, temperature, use of electronic options, terrain and battery charge status. Battery life that's indicated in your user manual and other documentation is a theoretical maximum values (as according to ISO 7176 standards) and will always be affected by the situation the power wheelchair is used in.
I sometimes receive a static shock when sitting in my power wheelchair - is it from my power wheelchair?
No. Static electricity is a natural phenomenon and does not come from your powerchair's batteries.
The colored lights on my battery indicator are flashing. What does this mean?
Each combination of LED lights that blink means something special. For example, a certain number of lights means that the charger is in when you try to switch on the chair. Or that someone forgot to dis-engage the free-wheel after moving the chair by hand. You will find an overview of what these flashes mean in your user manual.
When should I arrange a service for my power wheelchair?
We'd recommend that you service your power wheelchair with an authorised Sunrise Medical dealership every year. For your safety, some elements of the chair should be checked regularly. Please consult your user manual for more information.
Can you push an electric wheelchair?
Your electric wheelchair is equipped with a manual freewheel lever mounted on each motor, which are easily identifiable by their red tip. Just switch the wheelchair off and then turn the levers, once they have clicked these levers will disengage the electric brake so that you can push the chair manually. There will be some resistance to push the electric wheelchair as this is a safety feature built in to the motors to ensure the chair doesn't roll to quickly.