How to choose the right Magic Mobility power chair for you

Australian-made Magic Mobility power chairs are engineered to take you where you want to go. They’re designed to tackle your terrain, whether it’s urban, suburban or off-road. Getting where you want to go and back again really comes down to three things – your power wheelchair’s motors, tyres and batteries. From getting off-road in the Extreme X8, through to the flexible and compact Frontier V4, let’s take a look at the different options and what suits your lifestyle best.

The Extreme X8 – off-road legend

The Extreme X8 is designed to take you off-road, on any terrain. It’s driven by four independent, high speed, high torque and high efficiency motors. These are 68Nm Torque, 700W gear in line motors, designed to drive one wheel each. This guarantees the power you need when going off-road. While these motors bring the Extreme X8 up to a top speed of 10km/h, they provide more than just speed. The motors are extremely powerful, with the high torque maintaining your momentum over rough terrain at any speed.

The Extreme X8 is powered by two 73Ah gel deep cell batteries, which are low-maintenance and resistant to vibration and shock. Just as torque is important to maintaining your momentum over obstacles, the right batteries, when taken care of, will ensure your power wheelchair has enough energy to get you where you want to go. The power of the batteries and motors are coupled with 14” knobby tyres, which make for an unstoppable off-road power wheelchair.

The Frontier V6 – indoor/outdoor capabilities

The Frontier V6 mid-wheel drive chair is designed to meet outdoor challenges and adapt to any environment. With a combination of tyre options, the Frontier V6 is the ultimate indoor-outdoor power wheelchair. It’s driven by two powerful 68Nm 800W gear in line motors. Like its 4×4 counterpart, the Frontier V6 range has a top speed of 10km/h. The motors are high torque, with a great capacity for off-road adventuring.

Most of the Frontier V6 range is powered by two 73Ah deep cell gel batteries, with the exception of the Frontier V6 Compact 40, which is powered by two 40Ah deep cell gel batteries. Gel batteries are perfect for powering wheelchairs, as they are low maintenance and vibration and shock resistant. These batteries ensure your motors have enough energy to take you where you want to go, no matter what the terrain is like.

The Frontier V6 All-Terrain (AT) has 14” knobby tyres as standard, providing excellent traction for off-road adventures. They also give the most comfortable ride, running at a lower pressure. Alternatively, hybrid tyres are more compact and very versatile for use indoors and outdoors. Hybrid tyres come as standard with the Frontier V6 Hybrid, and the Frontier V6 Compacts – the Compact 40 and the Compact 73.

The Frontier V4  – compact and flexible

There are 4 Frontier V4 models – the V4 Hybrid FWD, the V4 Hybrid RWD, the V4 Off-Road FWD and the V4 Off-Road RWD.

The Frontier V4 rear and front-wheel drive power chairs offer flexibility for those who want indoor and outdoor capabilities, with a more compact footprint. Like the Frontier V6, the V4 has two tyre options to suit your lifestyle. It is driven by two powerful 68Nm 800W gear in line motors, which are powered by two 73Ah deep cell gel batteries.

The combination of long-range batteries and powerful motors ensures that your power wheelchair is up to the challenge whether you’re indoors, outdoors or off the beaten track. The choice of wheels adds to the power chair’s off-road performance, with the 14” knobby tyres giving optimal off-road performance and a smoother ride.

The drive train also plays a big role in your all terrain capacity. While both rear wheel drive (RWD) and front wheel drive (FWD) models can be fitted with either 14” knobby tyres or hybrid tyres, the RWD model will have improved capabilities off-road. The RWD is designed to have most of the wheelchair’s weight over the drive wheel, which gives excellent control, climbing and tracking, particularly when combined with the improved traction of the 14” knobby tyres.

Trust the power chair specialists at Power Mobility

As a preferred dealer for Magic Mobility power chairs in South East Queensland and Townsville, our experienced team can help you choose the chair that’s right for you. An NDIS Registered Provider, Power Mobility provides the perfect combination of quality mobility products, personal service and expert advice. So if you’re interested in finding the right power chair for your terrain, contact the friendly team at Power Mobility to arrange a free trial on 07 3265 4663 or drop into our huge showroom in Geebung.

Please note: Magic Mobility power chairs have electric motors and must never be driven through water, into creeks, rivers or the sea.