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    Quickie Xtender question...

    Will the Quickie Xtenders fit any chair? All of the quickie chairs have a 1/2 axle thread quick release. The chair I want is the Invacare T7A. It also has 1/2 axle size.

    One person told me at Sunrise Medical that it would fit (directly).....the other guy said the extenders will only fit their chairs. Any Help?? Thanks.
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    The question might end up being one of axle length unless you can swap axles or get ones that are the correct length.
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    Thank you for your response! I would love to know more from u...or anyone....., as google searches haven't help at all.
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    I doubt it will fit. There is a bracket that has to bolt to the chair. I don't think the T7 has a place for that. Go on the Quickie parts site and look at all the parts for the extender. Would a Smart Drive work for you instead. Or the ZX1?

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    Or E Motion wheels if you want the wheels specifically. They look much nicer than the xtender since the extender has that battery pack on the back while the emotions have them in the wheels.
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    Yes absolutely, although you will need to fabricate a bracket - just basically a hole in which to hold the anti-rotate pin in place so the wheels don't rotate around the axel but around the hub where the motor is. Quickie do not even manufacture the wheels - they just hold the North American license for their sale/distribution. The wheels are made by Yamaha, who sell them as the JW2 (can be fitted to any chair), and they also license them to a few other manufacturers, likeDenon, Otto Bock, and Meyra. These are worldwide, barring NA.

    If you're not mechanical, buy a 'Quickie' bracket - it'll probably take a minimal amount of modification to fit it to your chair.

    Keep in mind that (last year, I think) Yamaha announced an update called JWX2, lighter and more streamlined, with simplified connection and lithium ion battery. I'm not sure about Quickie US, though presumably they will be forced to switch if Yamaha stops making the JW2...

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    I saw that also Amyk. Here is an article about it: Yamaha's Next-Generation Power-Assist Readies for U.S. Debut

    This is a video from February 2014:


    This is what is on their website if you can read Japanese: http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/wheelchair/lineup/jwx2/






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    This is a video from 2012 with English commentary and subtitles:

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