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    A manual wheelchair... becomes a scooter

    Has anyone seen one of these before? New to me...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/commen...r_wheelchairs/

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    Pretty interesting, especially the price!
    I'd like to see details of the coupling system.
    Notice that the lower part, an inverted T, must go between your feet. On my Ti chairs, I'd have to cut and weld that part to come down at a more acute angle, in front of footplate, then extend horizontally. I expect that the lateral tube must socket in a pair of pillows when it picks up the front of the chair; otherwise there's no lateral connection to the power wheel and it would not stay in place, so I'd need to fix something under the foot plate.
    Somebody ought to invest ~$500 in one of these and get back to us
    and if the coast is clear, I'd get one!

    EDIT: I followed this link below the video:https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta....71a8bdeZHFeIT

    The attachment and the device on this site don't match the attachment or device in the video, but they are very similar.
    If I could get the device on the site with the coupler in the video for $500 and it was reliable and powerful enough for hills, I'd be a customer.
    I'd like to know the weight but couldn't find it.
    Last edited by pfcs49; 01-08-2018 at 01:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    ...
    Notice that the lower part, an inverted T, must go between your feet. On my Ti chairs, I'd have to cut and weld ....

    If I could get the device on the site with the coupler in the video for $500 and it was reliable and powerful enough for hills,...
    That quick attach is mentioned in comments as needing upper body strength. Other than that and your comment it makes this gadget look good.
    They are saying you get a 36 volt 8.8 ah lithium battery in the package. I am skeptical.
    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 pfcs49 View Post
    Pretty interesting, especially the price!
    I'd like to see details of the coupling system.
    Notice that the lower part, an inverted T, must go between your feet. On my Ti chairs, I'd have to cut and weld that part to come down at a more acute angle, in front of footplate, then extend horizontally. I expect that the lateral tube must socket in a pair of pillows when it picks up the front of the chair; otherwise there's no lateral connection to the power wheel and it would not stay in place, so I'd need to fix something under the foot plate.
    Somebody ought to invest ~$500 in one of these and get back to us
    and if the coast is clear, I'd get one!

    EDIT: I followed this link below the video:https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta....71a8bdeZHFeIT

    The attachment and the device on this site don't match the attachment or device in the video, but they are very similar.
    If I could get the device on the site with the coupler in the video for $500 and it was reliable and powerful enough for hills, I'd be a customer.
    I'd like to know the weight but couldn't find it.
    Well it seems that when I clicked on the alibaba link, it automatically logged me in (I?ve purchased from alibaba previously), as I just received an email from CNEBikes thanking me for looking at their product!

    They provided the following info (and here is the YouTube video link they mention, which shows the attachment method very clearly...https://youtu.be/VgLR3SjIGFI)

    There are the matches for handcycle:
    36v 350w motor with 36v 11.6ah battery--usd 490/set
    36v 350w motor with 36v 10.4ah battery--usd 470/set
    36v 350w motor with 36v 8.8ah battery--usd 450/set

    The N.W of goods is 15kg.
    The dimension is 70*38*23cm.

    The speed on the display is :
    Level 1 - 12km/h
    Level 2 - 16km/h
    Level 3 - 20km/h
    Level-1 is Reverse-- 6km/h


    Goods can be ready wihtin 7 days after payment done.Warranty is 2 years for motor,1 year for battery,and half year for parts.

    For more details,You can serch on youtube to see the vedio,just type" cnebikes"

    The prices exclude delivery, but I still reckon it?s all too good to be true!! Who?s going to be first to buy one and let us all know what it?s like?!?
    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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    So there are 3 battery options? Seems like a no brainer to go 11.6 ah if those prices are accurate. I am pretty interested as well, from videos etc looks like you don't need to add any docking mechanism to your chair so it should work with folder? What did you buy from alibaba / was it good quality?


    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy1 View Post
    Well it seems that when I clicked on the alibaba link, it automatically logged me in (I?ve purchased from alibaba previously), as I just received an email from CNEBikes thanking me for looking at their product!

    They provided the following info (and here is the YouTube video link they mention, which shows the attachment method very clearly...https://youtu.be/VgLR3SjIGFI)

    There are the matches for handcycle:
    36v 350w motor with 36v 11.6ah battery--usd 490/set
    36v 350w motor with 36v 10.4ah battery--usd 470/set
    36v 350w motor with 36v 8.8ah battery--usd 450/set

    The N.W of goods is 15kg.
    The dimension is 70*38*23cm.

    The speed on the display is :
    Level 1 - 12km/h
    Level 2 - 16km/h
    Level 3 - 20km/h
    Level-1 is Reverse-- 6km/h


    Goods can be ready wihtin 7 days after payment done.Warranty is 2 years for motor,1 year for battery,and half year for parts.

    For more details,You can serch on youtube to see the vedio,just type" cnebikes"

    The prices exclude delivery, but I still reckon it?s all too good to be true!! Who?s going to be first to buy one and let us all know what it?s like?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete4sake View Post
    So there are 3 battery options? Seems like a no brainer to go 11.6 ah if those prices are accurate. I am pretty interested as well, from videos etc looks like you don't need to add any docking mechanism to your chair so it should work with folder? What did you buy from alibaba / was it good quality?
    Agreed, the biggest ah is definitely the way to go, with that minimal price difference.

    My most recent purchase from alibaba was a couple of bearings to convert an imperial bearing size to a metric size (or vice versa, I can?t remember). I couldn?t even find that type of bearing within Australia. The bearings work fine and arrived very quickly. But Alibaba is just a method for multiple companies to sell through...similar to eBay and Amazon. So it all depends on the supplier. Having said that, I?ve purchased a number of items from China via eBay, alibaba, etc, and am yet to find any real faults. Admittedly none of my purchases have been expensive ones, but if the cheap products are ok, you would think the more expensive ones would be too.
    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 think this is the hardware for the one in the original post



    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    Pretty interesting, especially the price!
    I'd like to see details of the coupling system.
    Notice that the lower part, an inverted T, must go between your feet. On my Ti chairs, I'd have to cut and weld that part to come down at a more acute angle, in front of footplate, then extend horizontally. I expect that the lateral tube must socket in a pair of pillows when it picks up the front of the chair; otherwise there's no lateral connection to the power wheel and it would not stay in place, so I'd need to fix something under the foot plate.
    Somebody ought to invest ~$500 in one of these and get back to us
    and if the coast is clear, I'd get one!

    EDIT: I followed this link below the video:https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta....71a8bdeZHFeIT

    The attachment and the device on this site don't match the attachment or device in the video, but they are very similar.
    If I could get the device on the site with the coupler in the video for $500 and it was reliable and powerful enough for hills, I'd be a customer.
    I'd like to know the weight but couldn't find it.

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    The one in the video seems to self-lock when thrust into it's receiver, much like a line coupler for pneumatic shop tools.
    It's much different from the above-in fact everything looks different excepting the general concept.
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    Went back and looked at first clip again and I see what you are saying


    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    The one in the video seems to self-lock when thrust into it's receiver, much like a line coupler for pneumatic shop tools.
    It's much different from the above-in fact everything looks different excepting the general concept.

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    I agree. Haven't found a link to the one in the original video, but didn't look very hard. That one looks the simplest in design, and the ease of coupling is very attractive.

    Can anyone tell where the video is from? Korean? I suspect it is a local product.
    Last edited by hlh; 01-11-2018 at 11:32 AM.

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