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Permobil C500 PS
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Front wheel drive power wheelchair.
• Sliding, expanding frame and adjustable seat pan for growth.
• Adjustable footplates, swing in or out.
• Adjustable independent suspension.
• Fixed or adjustable height armrests.
• Length 38", width 25.75" to 33", height 41".
• Seat to floor height 20".
• 8" seat elevator.
• Weight including batteries 320 lbs.
• Maximum user weight 300 lbs.
• Two group 24 gel batteries with 8 hour recharging time.
• Top speed 5 mph.
• 4 pole motors.
 End UserCaregiverClinician
# Reviews100
Ease of use?5.0000
Meet expectations?5.0000
Overall Rating:
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David from Canada submitted this review on February 20th 2007 at 09:52 AM. David is an end user who has six months to a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:-good traction in snow
-tight turning (fits into and turn around inside entervan, with pedestal mount footrests)
-recharge port easy to access
-speed fast enough w/o speed option
-nice suspension, not jarring like the midwheels i trialed
-armrests swing back, not lift out which is easier for transfers
apparently excellent service record, according to vendor, whom i trust
Weaknesses:-heavy, hard to move in freewheel mode
-tires are loud and squeaky when wet
-tendency to fishtail in snow
-pedestal mount provides no dump, so i didn't feel as secure in the chair as i'd like, but working with my vendor, added foam to front of cushion and problem was solved
Comments:this is my first chair, trialed both front wheel and midwheel drive chairs. found driving it really easy- no real learning curve, mind you, i'd probably find it hard to drive a rear wheel now. i was looking for one with a good service record, that could fit into and turn around in my van, as well as allow me to pick up the mail down the street with snow on sidewalks. the c500 does the trick, and then some.
i have the seat elevating feature, got it as a free add-on at an expo. it allows me to get things off the higher shelves in stores w/o assistance, order from the bar, go to the teller etc. can also use it raise footplate to clear obstacles. using this feature does drain the battery, though.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 5 Overall
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