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    Take a look at Van Products, in Raleigh. I have...

    Take a look at Van Products, in Raleigh. I have had good luck with them in Wilmington for other stuff.
  2. There are several companies who manufacture...

    There are several companies who manufacture pancake motors for electric powered bicycles as well as controllers for such motors. Batteries with ample stored power will be a challenge and of...
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    Controllers don't often go bad. I'd be looking...

    Controllers don't often go bad. I'd be looking for a bad connection. motor plug in or the motor lock outs all those should be producing some flashing fault lights on the hand control. If it does...
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    Yes Roll Positive I am pretty cynical! Insurance...

    Yes Roll Positive I am pretty cynical! Insurance and real estate sales men fall right in with wheelchair sales men, right at the bottom of the human scum list. They too often say whatever they...
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    I strictly buy my own power chairs, so far I have...

    I strictly buy my own power chairs, so far I have been able to affect my own repairs. I do not believe a word any power chair peddler (DME) says! NOT A WORD.

    Call Medicare directly and ask for...
  6. Thread: Batteries

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    Forget the chair's charge estimate lights, they...

    Forget the chair's charge estimate lights, they are truly rarely correct, except when it reads red. Then the "voltage" has dropped below 12 VDC. To understand lead acid batteries you require a...
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    Do you "exercise" your generator? That is run it...

    Do you "exercise" your generator? That is run it for a time very so often "Under a full expected load"? What is the rated load, what is your expected load? Will you have to shut down some of your...
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    I am following your thread as well, both previous...

    I am following your thread as well, both previous posts have good questions. I am quite confused---2 full rehab chairs?? previous owner arrangements?? Doctors Prescriptive description for a...
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    Personally, I would ask and probably hire a new...

    Personally, I would ask and probably hire a new lawyer. If you as it seems have already won your case, and an award, then you are not able to receive your award payment, that amounts to contempt of...
  10. Maddog' I really like this as an indicator...

    Maddog'

    I really like this as an indicator for you power used. Especially for the LiFePO4 battery system, especially if you are a tad goosey about the BMS. It would help you if you really go...
  11. No Noise, The controllers on our power chairs are...

    No Noise, The controllers on our power chairs are designed for 30 volt dc.max. You can buy a controller from the hobby folks that will work for higher voltages, there are people who do that.
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  12. It is unlikely a low volume dealer will get much...

    It is unlikely a low volume dealer will get much of anything as a kickback for plugging even pushing their product. But any dealership will likely get some perks, and various little trinkets...
  13. THe BMS is a battery management system. It...

    THe BMS is a battery management system. It equalizes each cell cluster to maintain equalization of the voltage. AND it also is "supposed" to prevent battery damage by over-discharge either...
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    Funklab, I Don't know just how much balls you...

    Funklab, I Don't know just how much balls you have but if you could get someone to cover your butt with a car, in the street area adjacent to the greenway/bike boulevard just ride in your power...
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    If the streets and roads exist without the curb...

    If the streets and roads exist without the curb cut now, all you can do is request cuts where necessary. If a cut is necessary to allow you to cross the street in a legal spot, you have far more...
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    If you THINK you need a lawyer you DO. The...

    If you THINK you need a lawyer you DO. The original cost to you should be minimal, asking his/her advice on what they might be able to do for you in your situation as of value advising you, on...
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    In my opinion most everyone agrees on one point your tech is not very good, and you likely have a charging problem. Educate yourself try using this site;http: //batteryuniversity.com as a...
  18. I think your tech is a first grade dropout. It...

    I think your tech is a first grade dropout. It sounds like you have a liquid filled battery NOT a Gel Cell. Find someone who knows the difference.
  19. OK I am confused (short trip) Quote; " I don't...

    OK I am confused (short trip) Quote; " I don't run both batteries, only the lipo.

    Which are we talking about? Lipo or LiFePO4 they are different chemistries entirely. Pictures help. All the...
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    BIRDMAN; Now I will say I do not always agree...

    BIRDMAN;

    Now I will say I do not always agree with Roll Positive, but he is a long time chair user. I see his opinions on a couple of sites. However, your chair can likely be programmed to...
  21. If you charge this battery how do you assure the...

    If you charge this battery how do you assure the balance of the charge in these cells? Which of these Headway series of batteries do you use? Most of the batteries are not just plug and go charging...
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    Just a small piece of advice. If a person lies...

    Just a small piece of advice. If a person lies to you once he/she will lie to you again and again. Pride chairs are garbage. Dealerships/vendors of durable medical equipment, equivocate to snake...
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    No Noise, thanks, that's almost into Tenn. about...

    No Noise, thanks, that's almost into Tenn. about a 6+ hour drive from here.
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    Lynnifer, I am always looking for things that...

    Lynnifer, I am always looking for things that permit me more function ability. I haven't sem any of these locally for much better pricing. The model that nonoise posted looks like a good item as...
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    NW Will I never considered one of those for...

    NW Will I never considered one of those for myself. But it is a pretty good thought, for lifting myself off the floor on the occasions I happen to get there. Watch for sales from Harbor Freight you...
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