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    OMG - Thank you so much. The "115 VAC" sticker...

    OMG - Thank you so much. The "115 VAC" sticker was covering this switch. I would never have known or guessed. I would have just tried to plug it in and been f'd. Yay, now I can proceed to Europe with...
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    Travel charger 115V only?

    I have a Pride HB8204B Portable Battery Charger that I am planning on bringing to Europe. I thought it would be fine to use without a converter because the spec label on it says "INPUT 115/230VAC"....
  3. I am also having this problem. I don't get any...

    I am also having this problem. I don't get any notifications when someone posts to a thread I started, even when subscribed for instant email. I also don't get notifications when someone sends me a...
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    Lithium batteries and airlines

    Given that many travel electric wheelchairs use lithium batteries, are these readily accepted by airlines throughout the world?
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    Full Service Travel Agent

    Does anyone know of a good full service accessibility travel agent in the United States? So far the ones I have found seem to only specialize in tours, or cruises, or only certain cities. And the...
  6. Google "steering wheel phone holder" for these...

    Google "steering wheel phone holder" for these hanging, spring clamp holders. I have used them. They are inexpensive and they work well. Make sure you get one wide enough for your phone.
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    I agree that a car is a bit of a stretch. When I...

    I agree that a car is a bit of a stretch. When I was young, we put hand controls in my Dad's station wagon and a few solo trips convinced me of that folly. Maybe you can rent a car w/hand controls...
  8. Thread: Emergency Alert

    by Kulea
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    I have my iPhone set up to voice call even when...

    I have my iPhone set up to voice call even when locked. So, if you are within speaking distance of your phone, you can just say, "Hey Siri, call 911". The phone is on a magnetic mount to my...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
  10. Over here, I call 911, but clearly state that it...

    Over here, I call 911, but clearly state that it is not an emergency, but I need invalid assistance (our 911, though is how we make non-emergency contact with police, so the system is set to handle...
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    Nuprodx 3000tx drop rail location.

    OK, since i will soon be doing some traveling, I decided to buy this foldable commode chair since I have had issues where my traveling clamp-on raised seat doesn't always securely fit the toilet rim...
  12. Thread: travel ideas?

    by Kulea
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    travel ideas?

    I would like help coming up with travel/vacation ideas. First what I don't want: Since I live in Hawaii with ready access to amazing beaches, I'm not looking for a beach resort option. I actually am...
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    The suspension on the RWD is slightly different....

    The suspension on the RWD is slightly different. But, most of that video applies in my experience. As I said earlier, the one case where it really fails is on slippery wet floors, where I get...
  14. Thread: can openers

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    This is what I got and love. ...

    This is what I got and love.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-76606ZA-Smooth-Opener/dp/B00T4RH8E6

    It is easy to get the can into position. It locks the can in, so that it doesn't just fall...
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    This worked for me when I wanted to obtain a...

    This worked for me when I wanted to obtain a Braun Swing-Away lift that was no longer available in the States. I contacted a Canadian mobility company and purchased one through them as replacement...
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    I use my elevator all the time, several times a...

    I use my elevator all the time, several times a day. I use the chair indoors with the seat low and the footrests almost touching the ground, so that I can be at good heights for tables and desks....
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    How is that system worth the $1200 they want you...

    How is that system worth the $1200 they want you to pay for it? Ridiculous!
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    I have the smaller wheels. They are mostly fine....

    I have the smaller wheels. They are mostly fine. But, they lose all traction when the tile floor is wet, or other slippery circumstances. It is an OK tradeoff for me, as the lower height is far more...
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    I've been using Bard Spirits which are now pretty...

    I've been using Bard Spirits which are now pretty similar to Wideband (especially since Bard bought Rochester) and the Spirits went through a similar reduction in adhesive quality. I went for a month...
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    I believe AmySystems was first just a...

    I believe AmySystems was first just a manufacturer for Quickie chairs in Canada. Then they started designing their own chairs, using a lot of Quickie designed parts (like armrests, etc). I'm not sure...
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    Here's another example of where a MWD doesn't do...

    Here's another example of where a MWD doesn't do well. Let's say you have to do the equivalent of parallel parking, where you have to park your chair between objects and along side a wall, but as...
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    Here's a visual way of looking at it. Imagine...

    Here's a visual way of looking at it. Imagine trying to get your car into a very narrow parking space. If you are backing in (simulating a FWD chair) it isn't too difficult. Turning into the space...
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    I think the confusion comes with people who think...

    I think the confusion comes with people who think turning radius equates to maneuverability. Turning radius occurs when you are sitting in one spot, so under those circumstances you don't take as...
  24. Thread: Econoline brakes

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    The brakes should feel quite firm. I had an older...

    The brakes should feel quite firm. I had an older Ford van and someone put in the wrong pads. I never knew and always just assumed the braking sucked because of the size of the van. Then when the...
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    The AmySystem chairs can get as low as 15.5" and...

    The AmySystem chairs can get as low as 15.5" and the Quickie's can get down around 16.25", but there may be compromises to get that low. Like with the Amy, you have to use their smaller diameter...
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