Replacement parts for Invacare electric wheelchair parts, Pride mobility electric wheelchair parts, Quickie electric wheelchair parts and Sunrise medical wheelchair parts are most commonly available in the market. Sometimes,for less known brands, users have to go online to buy spare parts to replace electric wheelchair parts.
Replacement motors gearboxes for electric wheelchairs
The motor powering the electric wheelchairs will run out of liquid or power after a few years and need to be replaced with new ones.
Replace Invacare motors, Pride mobility and Quickie motors with their own brand manufactured ones only. Incompatible motors may damage or disrupt the normal functioning of electric wheelchairs.
Users have to take note when purchasing electric wheelchair motors as they come in different phases such as DC or AC. Check with your wheelchair supplier or read the electric wheelchair manual to know which motor suits your electric wheelchair.
Users are advised to inspect the electric wheelchair motor to make sure that it is well oiled and the technical specifications are what your electric wheelchair requires. New electric wheelchair motors can cost between 500 dollars to 1500 dollars.
Replacement Seats and Armrests for electric wheelchairs
Replacing the upholstery of electric wheelchairs is more common than other electrical parts. As seats and armrests are parts where users often come into contact with, it tends to have a lingering weird smell after 6 months. If the materials of the electric wheelchair seats and armrest are inferior, the smell will be stronger and even tears can appear, revealing the sponge inside. Users should buy well padded seats and armrests to replace old ones. There are different armrests such as urethane foam pads, padded armrests, plastic armrests and waterfall armrests. All of them come in colors such as black, gray, blue and dark blue. The reason for these darker hues is because they get dirty easily. Seldom do we see white seats or armrests. Sometimes, snazzy electric wheelchairs will have colorful upholstery,, but they are not white.
Replacement joystick controllers for electric wheelchairs
Power Joystick is an integral part of electric wheelchairs because it is the basic control modules for electric wheelchairs. Electric wheelchair Joysticks often have both mechanical and electrical problems. Mechanical problems occur as users push the joysticks too hard or it will loosen after a certain period. Electrical problems occur as the frequent joystick movements cause the electronic connections to weaken. The parts of the joysticks are small and, therefore, easily damaged. Joystick extensions for electric wheelchairs are also available to helps users with shorter hands. Joystick parts can cost anything between 10 dollars to 300 dollars. As there are many components related inside a electric wheelchair joystick, it may be easier for users to purchase them online. Invacare joysticks, Pride joysticks and Quickie joysticks are available online for users to buy. Wheelchair users can easily change their own electric joysticks as it a direct replacement of the joystick. The old and used joysticks for electric wheelchairs can be sent back the the manufacturers to be recycled as there are still useful parts within the control module.
Replacement wheels for electric wheelchairs
The wheels of electric wheelchairs are another important part of the mobility system. The wheels experience the most friction in motion. Therefore, it is advisable to buy a good set of wheels to replace old tires.
Damaged electric wheelchair wheels also pose a danger to users as they may lose control and not respond to the controls. This can result in dangerous situations for electric wheelchairs. Electric wheelchair wheels come in different dimensions and users should buy according to what they need and whether the it is fitting to the electric wheelchair. The electric wheelchair tires are Pneumatic tires and tubes and also solid foam filled wheels.
Replacement accessories for electric wheelchairs
There are a whole lot of other electric wheelchair accessories that can be spoilt and replaced. However, these are less important than the parts mentioned above. Certain accessories such as screw, axle bolts and washers are universal and can be purchased over the counter from DIY shops or supermarkets. These parts are cheap and easily replaceable, widely available in the market. Smaller parts such as wheel locks extensions, anti tippers and oxygen holders are also available and they are not very expensive. Other accessories and replacement parts for electric wheelchair : drive belts, tubes, wheel assemblies. caster and anti-tip wheels, forks and bearings, Permobil, E&J, brushes and caps, cushions, fuses,motor parts,connectors, tools,switches, liftchair motors, joystick gimbals and controls, bags and baskets, canopies, equipment holders and covers.