What our customers think of the Wheelchair Powerpack PLUS
John Clancy, Kent
I am 5’9” tall, weigh around 14 stone and my wife is just 4’9” tall, so although she is able to push me on the flat, slopes and rough terrain are difficult for her. The Powerpack is tremendously useful, especially over rough grass, gravel and inclines. We could have bought a similar device from the mobility shop where we got my wheelchair but it was significantly heavier than your model which my wife is able to lift into our car.
We are more than happy with our TGA Powerpack. Often when we are out people stop us to ask where they can purchase one for themselves. I have obtained a number of leaflets from your sales office which I now pass on to enquirers.
The Powerpack PLUS is the latest model of Powerpack from TGA. Like all Powerpacks from TGA the PLUS easily attaches to almost any wheelchair in literally seconds. Once fitted you will never need to push the chair again. Simply walk behind with your thumb on the control and let the Powerpack do all the work for you. The Powerpack PLUS model has been specifically designed and introduced to give even more power and torque to push heavier users up to an incredible 32 stone (203 kg) limit and with the added traction of twin wheels enables you to tackle tricky slopes and uneven terrain with confidence.
The Powerpack PLUS model, like its baby brother, the Duo and the Duo HD, is fitted as standard with the reverse option, operated by a simple switch on the hand control. It allows that extra versatility and functionality which is particularly important in tight spaces with heavier users. The PLUS model also features a more controllable reverse option essential for use with larger individuals.
This latest model to the Powerpack Range features an updated control system which is fitted with unique 'soft start take off' technology. This new and remarkable TGA Powerpack utilises a 24 volt system, and delivers the ability to drive a manual attendant controlled wheelchair and occupant weighing up to 32 stone (203 kg). It also incorporates several new features to improve ergonomics for the wheelchair carer and propulsion experience for occupants. These include the new soft-start technology, enhanced safety levels and a usage monitor for optimising servicing schedules. The upgraded and more powerful 24 volt, 200 watt motor provides higher torque at its maximum speed of 3mph. This allows the Powerpack to easily assist a wheelchair attendant with a larger occupant in a safe, controlled manner without the risk of wheel spin.
This new, extra heavy-duty version will meet the ever growing demand for powered mobility that assists larger users. It also will continue the proven heritage of the established Powerpack range - first choice for UK Wheelchair Services, Healthcare Professionals and end users looking for the easiest and most reliable solution to propel an attendant controlled wheelchair.
The Powerpack PLUS delivers:
A market leading 32 st weight capacity
Up to 10 miles in range
Advanced soft-start/stop technology
Compact shape that fits further under wheelchairs for unhindered walking
3mph top speed
Quick to install and simple to detach
Robust design yet light in weight
2-year peace of mind warranty
Unsurpassed reliability and performance
Fits nearly all wheelchairs with 100s of bracket options available
10,000s sold worldwide
Usage counter for easier servicing
"When we have previously prescribed the TGA Powerpack, we have had complete confidence it is the best solution for propelling an attendant wheelchair. It is obvious from a clinical point of view, its design has been carefully considered to ensure unhindered walking as all TGA models fit further underneath wheelchairs than competitor versions. It is fantastic to see that this new PLUS will greatly reduce moving and handling risks for carers attending to bariatric clients - a major issue faced by many of my peers in the sector."
Ailsa Reston, Occupational Therapist, RKS.
*Range can vary according to user weight and conditions (such as terrain)
**Due to the specification of certain 'tilt in space' and bariatric wheelchairs (among others) it is important that the additional weight of the wheelchair itself may need to be considered when calculating the maximum weight the Powerpack can assist. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our mobility advisors on 01787 882244 who would be happy to discuss it with you.