Folding Electric Wheelchair / Foldable Power Chair for Sale
Folding electric wheelchairs can provide both mobility and portability, which are two essential features that many people are sure to appreciate. AvaCare Medical has some of the best foldable electric wheelchairs available. Our selection includes popular brands for sale, such as eWheels and Drive Medical. Read more...
What is the Primary Purpose of Folding Power Chairs?
Folding motorized wheelchairs are similar to any other kind of electric wheelchair, in the sense that they share many features with each other. Just like other power chairs, foldable motorized wheelchairs are made primarily to help the user be able to travel in comfort and style. There are advantages to folding power chairs, though; for instance, folding wheelchairs are usually more lightweight, and easier to store.
A collapsible power wheelchair is perfect for use in transport vehicles and by individuals who are on the go frequently, as it is able to be folded up and stored inside of the vehicle, so that the user is able to sit in a normal car seat with a basic seat belt. When it’s time to exit the vehicle, folding electric chairs can be quickly unfolded, and used as any other normal electric power chair.
Features of Folding Electric Wheelchairs
No matter what brand foldable power chair one purchases, it will often have similar features to those from other manufacturers. At AvaCare Medical, there are two primary brands that offer these capabilities. They are Drive Medical and eWheels. So, what makes them so dynamic and unique?
Some key features that folding mobility chairs have are:
Most wheelchairs weigh anywhere from 150 to 250 pounds on average, while most bariatric electric wheelchairs can weigh up to 400 pounds. Our folding electric wheelchairs only weigh between 59 and 90 pounds, which make them a lot easier to transport.
Joysticks are an essential part of every electric wheelchair. Folding wheelchairs are no exception, and having a high-quality joystick that makes navigation easy is also essential. Some are even height-adjustable.
When an extra battery or even personal items need to be taken along somewhere, most folding electric wheelchairs for sale come with a compartment that can help a user or caregiver to store items on the back of or below the seat.
Foldability is an extremely practical feature for a lightweight wheelchair to have. These power chairs are built for mobility, and their design is made to help a user not have to worry so much about needing to use vehicle lifts, or constantly putting together (and taking apart) the chair.
Comfort & Stability
Every part of a foldable electric chair is made of durable metal frames, wheels that provide excellent traction, and sturdy components in order to maximize comfort and safety for the users. Even the backs and seats are made of high quality foam and are often covered to ensure that cleanup is easy when it is necessary.
While sometimes the footrests and leg rests need to be sold separately, fold up power wheelchairs often come with footrests in order to make travel much easier. This ensures the safety and comfort of the user. These wheelchairs are often adjustable, to ensure that the person using the wheelchair is able to move without having his feet dragging against the ground.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many users wonder whether or not they need an easy-fold electric wheelchair and not just a standard electric power chair. Find out the answers to all your questions regarding wheelchairs by checking out our Wheelchair Buying Guide. Here are a few commonly asked questions about electric wheelchairs.
Q: Is there a weight limit on electric wheelchairs?
A: All of our electric wheelchairs in stock do have a weight capacity similar to most other brands of wheelchairs. The weight limit that is on each electric wheelchair ranges from 300 to 450 pounds.
Q: Can a folding motorized chair collapse while I’m using it?
A: Drive Medical and eWheels (the brands of wheelchairs that AvaCare Medical carries) offer ultimate safety guarantees. The frames lock in place after opening or closing to ensure that this won’t happen. At the same time, the manufacturers of these chairs have been in the industry for decades providing wheelchairs to their customers, making them perfectly safe and meeting many standards.
Q: How long can I use my electric wheelchair?
A: Most electric wheelchairs can last up to 8 hours on a single battery charge, and some can oftentimes last even longer. Since these folding electric mobility chairs are lightweight, users can get more use out of their batteries and travel further; up to 24 miles at anywhere from 3.7 to 5 miles per hour.
Q: What sizes are the seats of foldaway electric wheelchair?
A: Depending on the brand on the electric wheelchair, the seats on these wheelchairs can range anywhere from 16 to 22 inches. Do keep in mind that the wider the seat is, the more the wheelchair may cost.
Q: Are foldable electric wheelchairs extremely expensive?
A: This also depends on the brand, as well as on the seat width, and on extra additional features that may be purchased with the wheelchair, since these can make them even more expensive. Since folding electric wheelchairs are commonly lightweight, they are priced about the same as the average power wheelchair (anywhere from $1,499 up to $1,899).
At AvaCare Medical, we care about our customers and want to make sure they are safe. If your questions aren’t answered on this page or on our buyer’s guide, then simply give us a call toll-free at 1-877-813-7799, and a member of our support staff will be able to answer your inquiries. If it is after hours, you can always send us an email as well!