The U Drive Powerstroll is a great twin wheel wheelchair powerpack system that converts a self propelled wheelchair in to a user controlled electric powerchair. This wheelchair powerpack will only fit the Drive Medical XS 18" wheelchairs and will propel you along at speeds up to 4mph for distances up to 6 miles. This kit is easy to fit and remove and doesn't take long at all. It is ideally suited to both indoor and outside use and is easy to control manoeuvre and reverse.
The main advantage of the U Drive twin or dual wheel powerpack is traction and its ability to grip most surfaces. With two wheels it has twice as much surface to apply the power and provide a smooth delivery of power. The 24 volt batteries provide more power than the single wheel 12 volt system, meaning you can travel slightly faster and for longer distances before you have to charge. Charging is easy and can be carried out with the batteries in place or off board using the push and slide battery removal system.
Maintenance is easy with the option to charge the power pack on or off board. The battery is maintenance free type which is airline friendly 24V 12ah valve regulated sealed lead acid battery pack, making it easy to take on foreign holidays than the older non approved power packs. The 150 watt motor provides ample power for most outings including reasonable gradients.
This system provides an ideal solution for those who want the option of a powered wheelchair but don't necessarily want it fitted all of the time.