Invacare TDX SP2

USERS RATING:
(Based on the users needs, lifestyle and preferences.)

Wheelchair Description

Large 6 wheel power chair with a dual motor drive on the centre wheels. Stylish shroud around motor and wheels which come in a range of colours and you can change the colour of the inserts on the wheels too.

Battery Life: I haven’t pushed my chair anywhere near it’s limit, as I plug it in each time I’ve been outside the house. But the advertised range is up to 31km.

Source of Wheelchair: NHS Wheelchair Services

Diagnosis: Fibromyalgia & EDS

Personal Opinion

This chair was supplied for me from NHS wheelchair services. It has lots of options regarding seating and postural support and is comparable with lots of other seating systems. I have a Jay Ion memory foam molded cushion as a seat and the standard molded back support which provides some lateral support. I have a headrest that is fully adjustable including the two side parts so they can be adjusted to cradle my head as much as required.

I was slightly limited in leg-rest choice by my height as the centre footplate option wasn’t available at a long enough length however I have separate footrests with calf supports which raise on a ratchet system (meaning I can move them upwards just by raising my legs) and they have a quick release lever to drop them down again at the top of each leg rest. I also have the tilt-In-space function meaning my chair maintains the same postural arrangement but tilts backward so that I am more fully supported and I am able to drive it in a reclined position. I find the combination of the tilt in space and the adjustable leg-rests make this a very versatile chair which is comfortable outside the house and when in use to rest in.

With regards to traveling, it is a tall and a long chair that limits your choices regarding WAVs but there is a Caddy Maxi Life conversion available which is the smallest vehicle compatible with the chair available on Motability. I haven’t yet been on a bus or a train with this chair but because it’s quite long I imagine it may be tricky if the bus or train were busy.

Equally the chair is extremely maneuverable due to its mid-wheel drive meaning it can turn in its own length. The SureStep technology built into this chair combined with its suspension means it handles kerb of up to 2 or 3 inches with relative ease and the wheels adjust to keep you as level as possible when driving over uneven surfaces.

 

Features

THIS WHEELCHAIR IS REALLY COMFORABLE
THIS WHEELCHAIR IS EASY TO TAKE APART
THIS WHEELCHAIR IS EASY TO TRANSPORT
THIS WHEELCHAIR IS GREAT OFF ROAD

TOTAL RATING

(Based on an automatic calculation of the individual results above.)

I would highly recommend.

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