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The Rise of Lithium Battery-Powered Motorized Chairs

The Rise of Lithium Battery-Powered Motorized Chairs

For decades, electric wheelchairs have been known to be heavy, bulky, and very difficult to transport - until recently when lightweight, portable power wheelchairs started dominating the market. What explains this market disruption? 1. Lithium Battery. This is the key behind making all devices portable, whether it's your mobile phone, laptop or electric wheelchair. The lithium battery was invented only in 1980, less than 3 decades ago. Prior to this, sealed lead acid batteries were the primary energy storage for motorized wheelchairs, and they weigh easily 10 times more than lithium batteries. And in order to hold the weight, wheelchair frames needed...

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Making Sense of Airline Regulations regarding Lithium Batteries

Making Sense of Airline Regulations regarding Lithium Batteries

With much publicity on lithium batteries catching fire, it's no surprise that there are a lot of airline restrictions on the carriage of such batteries on board. But why are they structured in the way that they are structured? This article seeks to explain some of the rules.

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How to calculate Battery Watt-Hour (WH) Rating

How to calculate Battery Watt-Hour (WH) Rating

If you're a frequent traveller, you may be aware of that whether or not a lithium battery can be brought on board depends on its Watt-Hour (WH) rating. But what exactly is WH, and where do you get this information? The best place to look would be on the battery itself. Sometimes, the WH rating is stated quite clearly, like in the picture above. But much of the time, it is not stated. The way to calculate this is to use the voltage of the battery, and multiply it by the capacity. Voltage is denominated in Volts (V), while capacity...

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Why is it easier to travel with the Ultra-Lite Motorized Mobility Chair?

Why is it easier to travel with the Ultra-Lite Motorized Mobility Chair?

So this is why the Ultra-Lite motorized mobility chair is designed with 2 pieces of 120WH batteries. As you can see from the chart above, if your batteries are between 100 - 160WH, you can bring TWO pieces on board as carry-on luggage.

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How to Fold/Unfold the Ultra-Lite Motorized Mobility Chair

How to Fold/Unfold the Ultra-Lite Motorized Mobility Chair

This video shows you how easy it is to fold and unfold the Ultra-Lite electric wheelchair for transport!

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