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Thread: Adding USB power tap and cycle computer to Quickie S-636?

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    Question Adding USB power tap and cycle computer to Quickie S-636?

    Along with considering a Quickie S-636 (See thread here), I am interested in the feasibility of adding a USB power tap (off of the chair's batteries) and a cycle computer, which can count wheel RPM and display precise speed and distance numbers, as well as perhaps an accurate clock, mounted where I can easily see it while driving.

    Note that the chair will be new and thus in-warranty, and that I do not want to void the warranty. Are these mods possible while still retaining the warranty? If so - How could they be done?


    Thanks!

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    This is kinda pricey but a good starting point.

    Power chair USB port
    http://www.broadenedhorizons.com/power2go-usb-charger
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    Quote Originally Posted by iburkhart13 View Post
    This is kinda pricey but a good starting point.

    Power chair USB port
    http://www.broadenedhorizons.com/power2go-usb-charger
    Thanks!

    Would plugging such a device into my charger port lock out the drive and tilt adjust functions, or could it be used while driving?

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    You could use a sports GPS watch. No mounting or setup needed, and they won't be draining the chair's battery.

    http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Forerun...ds=cycling+gps

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey56 View Post
    You could use a sports GPS watch. No mounting or setup needed, and they won't be draining the chair's battery.

    http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Forerun...ds=cycling+gps
    Thanks, and a great idea, but it doesn't look like the watch will do what I need.

    - Indicate current speed, along with average and maximum, down to a resolution of at least x.x MPH.
    - A total and trip odometer.
    - Optional, but nice to have would include a clock and a backlight.

    Because the chair will have up to 53 degrees of tilt, I'd probably need a wireless system. Hopefully it's as accurate/stable as a wired one.

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    USB on power wheelchair

    Hey! here in Spain we started distributing an interesting product, USB adpator trhough charger pluf from powerwheelchairs, the name is POWERBUDDY, from an American Company called ActiveControls.

    Is quite interesting.http://www.activecontrols.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by secmay View Post
    Hey! here in Spain we started distributing an interesting product, USB adpator trhough charger pluf from powerwheelchairs, the name is POWERBUDDY, from an American Company called ActiveControls.

    Is quite interesting.http://www.activecontrols.com/
    Thanks, I sent them an email. :-)

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    how about a GPS bicycle computer Garmin makes some they are pricey. Or an app for your phone if you have a smart phone

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    http://www.wheelchairdriver.com/usb-...harge-port.htm

    An easy and cheap way to add a USB charge connector to any powerchair...

    Enjoy!

    Burgerman

    PS, This is basically identical to the one at the top of the page (broadened horizons) who rip you off for 99 dolars for something you can make in minutes for 6 pounds...

    And more stuff (a mountain of it) and a busy forum here http://www.wheelchairdriver.com/powerchair-stuff.htm
    Last edited by buegerman; 11-23-2012 at 04:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrolling View Post
    how about a GPS bicycle computer Garmin makes some they are pricey. Or an app for your phone if you have a smart phone
    I'd like to stay away from GPS, as it's not completely accurate, whereas a wheel sensor (calibrated to the exact wheel size) would be, and a cycle computer could, in theory, show speed down to x.x MPH, needed on a vehicle that will only reach double digit speeds on a steep downhill (at least as it is, stock).

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