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    Light folding electric wheelchair

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been looking through old threads for recommendations for a very light weight, folding electric wheelchair. At the moment I use a scooter or a manual wheelchair when I am
    out but I would like more independence. It would be easier to use in the home too.

    I rang wheelchair services and my OT today and they only provide the larger ones like salsa mini . They implied, very sensitively that I need to think of my changing needs. I totally understand this and I am not being ungrateful...well not much but we want to be out and about and travel as much as possible whilst I still can. I think Ellie said Carpe Diem !!

    It might not be a long term solution but I would be grateful for any recommendations or advice. We have been looking at a freedom 6 or a pride I go. I don't need head support atm but I would like a chair that could be pushed if the battery failed.

    Thank you ,
    Love Debbie x
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    I would be interested to hear about any possible lightweight folding electric wheelchairs too. I am very pleased with my salsa2 it is comfortable for use at home but it cannot go in a normal car. I have noticed that some electric wheelchairs are now coming online secondhand and the prices of some new ones are coming down. Any advise will be appreciated. Ann

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    Hi Deb & Ann;

    They do free home trials and I think most chairs have the ability to be pushed, including the Freedom 6. I have seen a few out and about but don't know reliability etc,.

    https://shop.springchicken.co.uk/col...wheelchair-a06

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    I bought the CareCo Easi Go - 699

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    Thank you for the advice, Jon boy.

    Just bought the careco easi go for around the house and for out and about. It's great and very easy to manoeuvre. It has a swivel seat to make it easier for me get in and out of it using my rollator.

    I do need L plates ,however as furniture is getting a bashing and hubby and sons are wanting a go !

    Love Debbie x

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    Deb I was given Salsa 2 by my local council 3yrs ago. It is brilliant and I sit in it all day. It will go miles and very easy to control when out and about. I did buy a Citreon Berlingo as that very easy to get into and be strapped up and my carer/wife finds easy to drive as well. Best wishes John

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    Hi, a year ago I bought a Foldawheel pw999, off amazon. It was around 2000. 00. I think you can now buy them second hand. At the moment we have a problem with a wheel motor which will hopefully soon be resolved. This chair is brill, I love it and have been all over in it. We have flown with it, it packs away in a bag. It weighs around 53 kilos and a battery lasts around 6-7 miles. I've got two batteries. I think I've done a bit too much off-roading in mine, hense the problem. Just ask for any more details.

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    Glad you found something suitable Debbie - hope you get lots of use from it.

    My kids still do timed races in my chair

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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    Wow Cath, it says the Foldaway is 53lbs (=24kgs), so that's super light (+1.6kg per battery)

    It looks like a great chair and you obviously get lots of use from it. Hope the motor is sorted soon.

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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