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    Or you can attach a $350 E300 Razor scooter to your chair. Significantly cheaper, and involves little work to modify.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r56tYri_1Hc
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=SB_Zl5LUuEo

    I can confirm that the hinge idea works with a Tilite footplate and a Razor scooter...my son was very happy when I came up with that idea!

    And for longer range, you can always add another couple of batteries.
    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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    I've never been able to get in touch with them either. The product seemed like a good idea but I gave up on trying to reach them. Don't know what's going on with them.

    Quote Originally Posted by martiz View Post
    Has anyone purchased one of these?

    http://www.dpxsystems.com/shopping-cart/

    The mini bike for $700 plus a DIY kit for $385 seems to be available but "Add to Cart" is not working.

    Someone is using the system for their prototype wheelchair.
    http://www.simunusa.com/simun-proto-type-wheelchair/

    for the Simun wheelchair with DPX system: "our official release date which will Be around November of 2012"

    Sent them an email - no response yet - think I'm too early.

    Marti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy1 View Post
    Or you can attach a $350 E300 Razor scooter to your chair. Significantly cheaper, and involves little work to modify.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r56tYri_1Hc
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=SB_Zl5LUuEo

    I can confirm that the hinge idea works with a Tilite footplate and a Razor scooter...my son was very happy when I came up with that idea!

    And for longer range, you can always add another couple of batteries.
    1000 Watt 36 Volt? Is that what you have?
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    1000 Watt 36 Volt? Is that what you have?
    Nope...wouldn't trust a 9 year old with that much power! He uses the standard E300 scooter, which is 250W 24 Volt...more than enough speed for him, and I imagine most adults.

    This is him a year ago just after we got it, not going full speed, and before I added the hinge to the footplate for easier attachment:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=m...&v=8PO3SdscD3w
    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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    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.
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    I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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