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  • #16
    Originally posted by ~Lin View Post
    Gordy, any idea what kind of batteries would be needed for longer range? Like say using something like this to turn your chair into a mobility scooter for distance or special events.
    I thought of just using another two 12v batteries, either connected up in parallel to the existing ones, or else with a switch to allow you to change over to the other batteries when the usual ones die.

    Or an alternative could be to replace the existing SLA batteries with lithium ones.
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by grommet View Post
      Strictly speaking you may be right. Things can change though, Marvel vs. Icon. Huge price drop, different design. Tilite introducing aluminum chairs and a big price drop from the titanium models. It's not apples for apples but maybe Spinergy, if they are aquiring the company, will come out with a lower priced unit.
      Prices will go down. The consumer base of mobility goods is growing fast.
      Take them out of "medical" and "DME" and into garages and bicycle shops,, It is already happening.

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