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  • #16
    The batteries are easy to remove and the only tool needed is a quarter. I remove my batteries daily when they short out and that's the only way to get it to reset. You can get covers for when batteries are out but I dnt know how to order. The manual refers to the covers for flying because your supposed to take the batteries out and carry on plane.

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    • #17
      Have you considered one of the devices that helps loading up a wheelchair ramp? Like the ones that pull you up into the vehicle, there are some really nice ones that are supposed to be super safe and automatically stop if there is any problem. If thats the only use you're looking for, and not power assist out and about, I'd think that would be a much better option. Otherwise for something you can turn off and use your chair normally, it would be the Smart Drive. Also much lighter for easier removal.
      Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

      I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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      • #18
        Josie, if you use a rigid chair I would suggest the ZX-1. My wife has one and tried it at our mobility dealer on a ramp van. It was a pierce of cake, the mobility dealer liked it so much he is considering trying to vend the ZX-1 for people who have a hard time with the ramp. I have a SmartDrive, nice piece of equipment but you must be careful. I have had the drive wheel rotate under my camber bar at full speed and almost upend me. I was on bad concrete at a noisy street fair and thought I had depressed the paddle switch long enough to deactivate it. I made a hard left turn and gave a hard push - suddenly I was going full speed toward a busy street. I grabbed one pushrim to execute a turn, the chair went up on two wheels to one side and the drive wheel passed under my camber bar and the drive wheel wound up upside down still trying to power chair, I pulled out power cord to stop it. I had to get 2 ABs to lift chair on one side to extricate and right the drive wheel.

        Give some thought to the ZX-1, you can drop it in seconds and your chair is light again. With the ZX-1 attached the profile of your chair remains almost identical as without the device. My wife added snow tires to hers and even gets through light snow accumulations.

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        • #19
          I have Adapt Solutions Power Pull installed but it currently doesn't work and isn't always reliable.

          Originally posted by ~Lin View Post
          Have you considered one of the devices that helps loading up a wheelchair ramp? Like the ones that pull you up into the vehicle, there are some really nice ones that are supposed to be super safe and automatically stop if there is any problem. If thats the only use you're looking for, and not power assist out and about, I'd think that would be a much better option. Otherwise for something you can turn off and use your chair normally, it would be the Smart Drive. Also much lighter for easier removal.

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          • #20
            I have a folding manual chair.

            Originally posted by ancientgimp View Post
            Josie, if you use a rigid chair I would suggest the ZX-1.

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            • #21
              ancientgimp- I have 2 folding manual chairs....Invacare MVP and a Quickie 2 Lite.

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              • #22
                I guess I shouldn't say the Power Pull isn't always reliable. It was reliable but then started to not work properly for a short time. Then it stopped working completely. Adapt Solutions has been extremely helpful and replaced the part they feel is the problem. It is scheduled to be worked on next week but I would still like a backup of some sort of power assist device, as well.

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                • #23
                  You should really look into the Smart Drive. Much lighter weight to install and remove, if you just want to use it to get up and in the ramp and take it off its a great option. I hope they have a folding chair option for the ZX-1, but they do now have an adapter for folding chairs with the smart drive. I would definitely think it would be a better option than emotions, only get emotions if you're going to be leaving them on the chair. Too heavy, and as mentioned require different chair settings, so you can't just take them on and off. I'm getting a smart drive for power assist, will have a speedy lift in my minivan. But I wanted something that could be on when I needed it, and off when I don't. And I mean off in a way that doesn't require somewhere to park an 8k device safely. Like I need help getting up inclines or across sidewalk and pavement, I just can't do it alone. Even with a prime parking spot its painful and exhausting getting into a store alone. But once inside, I want to be getting as much exercise as possible across those super smooth floors. You can just turn off the smart drive while still attached and its like its not there. If you're going to use someone elses vehicle, you can pop the thing off and have them load your chair etc. So you can use it for either just getting up a ramp, or out and about, but with emotions its an all the time sort of thing. I weakly wanted the emotions when I started using a chair, but knew they weren't right for me. At the time I had my service dog to assist me though so it worked. Then the ZX-1 came out and I was really interested, but it being 70 lbs and requiring a lift of its own, having to be parked somewhere when not in use, wasn't what I wanted for day to day. When the smart drive came out, it was everything I'd wanted that suddenly existed.
                  Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

                  I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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                  • #24
                    Thanks for your input. I guess everything has its positive and negative aspects. There are things I like about e-motion wheels and things I like about Smart Drive.

                    Originally posted by ~Lin View Post
                    You should really look into the Smart Drive. Much lighter weight to install and remove, if you just want to use it to get up and in the ramp and take it off its a great option. I hope they have a folding chair option for the ZX-1, but they do now have an adapter for folding chairs with the smart drive. I would definitely think it would be a better option than emotions, only get emotions if you're going to be leaving them on the chair. Too heavy, and as mentioned require different chair settings, so you can't just take them on and off. I'm getting a smart drive for power assist, will have a speedy lift in my minivan. But I wanted something that could be on when I needed it, and off when I don't. And I mean off in a way that doesn't require somewhere to park an 8k device safely. Like I need help getting up inclines or across sidewalk and pavement, I just can't do it alone. Even with a prime parking spot its painful and exhausting getting into a store alone. But once inside, I want to be getting as much exercise as possible across those super smooth floors. You can just turn off the smart drive while still attached and its like its not there. If you're going to use someone elses vehicle, you can pop the thing off and have them load your chair etc. So you can use it for either just getting up a ramp, or out and about, but with emotions its an all the time sort of thing. I weakly wanted the emotions when I started using a chair, but knew they weren't right for me. At the time I had my service dog to assist me though so it worked. Then the ZX-1 came out and I was really interested, but it being 70 lbs and requiring a lift of its own, having to be parked somewhere when not in use, wasn't what I wanted for day to day. When the smart drive came out, it was everything I'd wanted that suddenly existed.

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                    • #25
                      ~Lin,

                      Regarding "I hope they have a folding chair option for the ZX-1 ..." - Spinergy has an adapter concept that is being tested with a folding TiLite chair, but there are a number of issues yet to be addressed.

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