The normal electric wheelchairs used by people are made to travel on roads or any other concrete surfaces. Most of these wheelchairs are not suitable for other types of terrain such as sand or dirt paths. This is because these normal electric wheelchairs do not have the necessary support to ensure that the structure and electrical system remains stable after moving through bumpy surfaces. Things such as the suspension of the wheelchair snapping or the wheels coming loose happen because the user took the electric wheelchair to move off road.
If an electric wheelchair user often travels along rough uneven surfaces such as sand, then they can consider getting the Beach Electric Power Wheelchair which is developed for this group of users. This beach wheelchair has certainly enhanced the lives of electric wheelchair users as it enables them to traverse between the beach and the roads seamlessly. In some cases where the wheelchair users stay near the beach, they simply bought the beach electric wheelchairs as their only form of mobility device since it has serve dual purpose.
Features of Beach Electric Wheelchairs
There are several features of the Beach Electric Wheelchairs which made it different from the normal wheelchairs. These features enable them to move efficiently and steadily on sand surface. First of which is the motor which has become more powerful because sand generates higher natural resistance than road surfaces. Hence, a more powerful electric wheelchair motor is required to propel the wheelchair and the user forward. There is also a slight change in the design of the battery compartment. As we know, sand will get any opening of the electric wheelchair when it is moving on the surface, therefore, the battery compartment is designed such that there is a cover to prevent sand from getting into the electrical as well as control system. The sand will cause blockage of the internal motor drive belt system. In fact the whole beach electric wheelchair is designed to be a closely sealed system to prevent sand and dust from disrupting the system. It also makes sense for the user as it reduces the maintenance work required.
Secondly, the wheels of beach electric wheelchairs are different from the normal ones. They are tougher and slightly bigger. The tires have rough surface to increase the grip on the surface as the electric wheelchair is moving. In certain cases, the beach electric wheelchairs even have 6 wheels which is a 6 wheel drive, giving control and power.
With the Beach Electric Powered Wheelchairs, handicapped or elderly members of the family need not watch the other members playing at the beach while they are at the board walk or the side path. They will be able to move freely around the beach with ease. You can even buy accessories such as the beach umbrella to be attached to the beach wheelchairs.