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The Best Power Wheelchairs for Obese People

Are you looking into power wheelchairs for people that are overweight and having trouble trying to find what to look for or what model will be the most reliable?

There are quite a few models that carry the terms reliability and quality for an obese or above average body size or weight. Today I will help you understand what it is you want to look for as far as support and qualities when looking into finding the right power wheelchair for an obese person and also point out some of the most reliable models as well.

Choosing the correct model will also be dependent on the planned use. If it will be used solely indoors or if it will need to be an outdoor power wheelchair.

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Jazzy 614 HD Power Chair by Pride Mobility

What To Consider When Searching For a Power Wheelchair Designed For Obese People

When it comes to qualities in a power chair for an obese person you want to first look into the user’s weight, every power wheelchair has a certain weight capacity it can sustain. In an obese person’s case, let’s say weighing between 400-600 lb’s you want to be looking more into a full-size or heavy duty power wheelchair to provide that extra support and sustainability.

Full-size and Heavy-duty power wheelchairs are normally compatible for both indoors and outdoors, however, If this is something you plan to use indoors a majority of the time you will want to look into getting a power chair with a low turning radius. The lower the turning radius the easier it is to maneuver your power chair through tight spaces such as hallways or through door spaces.

The suspension is another major factor an obese user should be looking at, power chairs with suspension have that extra push to help support the heavyweight and size and still show off the same power a light user would feel.

For comfort and preference, seat width is another important factor the user should consider. A person with a larger body size may not fit correctly or feel as good in a standard 16” or 18” seat. For an obese sized person you have larger sized options for example 20”, 22”, 24” and a few other sizes. These are the main qualities I would recommend one looks for when looking into a power wheelchair for an obese person.

Now there are a lot of different power wheelchairs out there that say they’re capable of handling certain weight capacities and sustainability but some models that I would highly recommend that share the qualities from above and will also provide not only reliability but an excellent performance for an obese sized user.

What We Consider to be The Best Electric Wheelchairs For an Overweight Person(s)

In no particular order below you’ll find a selection of models that we recommend for someone who suffers from obesity or above 400 lbs.

The Boss 6 Power Chair

While our list of power wheelchairs in this article was not placed in any particular order, the BOSS 6 Series Power Wheelchair is often the number one option on prospective customers’ list as it is an all-around value buy. The quality power wheelchair is comfortable, has excellent performance and is listed at a price that makes sense when considering the majority of our customer’s budgets. BOSS 6 Series Power Wheelchair

This HD power wheelchair is highly comfortable. When our obese customers take a seat, their body is greeted with the perfect combination of firmness and softness. It comes equipped with a captain seat, often known as one of the best seats on the market for comfortability. In addition, when traveling over irregularities in the sidewalk or road, the 4 wheel power wheelchair adapts gracefully, ensuring a smooth ride.

While traveling, our obese customers who choose this cheap power wheelchair will find themselves moving at a maximum speed of 4.5 mph, with a travel range of 20-miles when it was completely charged. The weight capacity is significant, being 600 lbs.

Jazzy 1450 Electric Wheelchair

A second recommended option, which has received excellent power wheelchair reviews, is the Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair. This heavy-duty power wheelchair, like the previous quality power wheelchair mentioned, is built for both travel and comfort. It comes equipped with a captain seat.

Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair

This is an excellent option for customers who are obese, as the Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair has a weight capacity of 600 lbs. Customers who have chosen this quality power wheelchair have reported high satisfaction with their purchase. Despite having such a generous weight capacity, the 4 wheel power wheelchair can still safely maneuver while traveling, which is not always the norm when considering competing options.

Jazzy 614 Heavy Duty Power Wheelchair

The next heavy-duty power wheelchair I will mention is the Jazzy 614 HD by Pride Mobility, this power wheelchair works great both in and outdoors holding up to 450 lbs as a maximum weight capacity the Jazzy 614 HD is a mid-wheel drive power chair with suspension.

Jazzy 614 HD Power Wheelchair. Photo via Mobility Scooters Direct.

It turns at a radius of 22.75” making it great for maneuvering around tight spaces all while still supporting up to 450 lbs. The Jazzy 614 HD comes with a seat width option. The user can choose from 18, 20, 22, or 24” width which will, in turn, allow them to find the most comfort in their seat.

The Heavy Duty P710 Atlantis Power Wheelchair by Merits

Another great model to mention is the P710 Atlantis by Merits. This power chair comes with can handle quite a bit, Supporting a maximum weight capacity of 600 lb’s the P710 Atlantis maneuvers great in mostly all terrains it has a turning radius of 31.5” which is still not bad when surrounded by tight spaces.

merits health 710 atlantis power wheelchair

The P710 Atlantis power wheelchair was built with an inline high power motor to showcase high performance, torque and ride uphill all while supporting a much larger than normal size body and weight. This chair is available with either a 22 or 24” width seat so there is plenty of room and comfort to where it’s user will be satisfied.

The Compass HD Power Wheelchair by Golden Technologies

Another power chair that I recommend is the Compass HD electric wheelchair by Golden Technologies. The Compass HD is capable of holding up a weight capacity of 450 lb’s and has a mid-wheel drive that allows for great maneuverability both indoors and out.

Golden Compass Sport Electric Wheelchair. (Credit: Mobility Scooters Direct.

Golden Compass Sport Electric Wheelchair. (Credit: Mobility Scooters Direct.

The Compass HD has an impressive turn radius of 20” making it around tight spaces while supporting a larger than normal size body frame. It is available in either 20, 22, or 24” seat width sizes and is considered one Golden Technologies best products.

Merits P181 Folding HD Wheelchair

A unique option for obese customers is our Merits Health P181 Foldable Power Wheelchair. While being an excellent option for obese customers, as it has a weight capacity of 450 lbs., the 4 wheel power wheelchair also has the capabilities to fold. Being able to fold makes the heavy duty power wheelchair a game-changer.

A folding heavy duty power wheelchair is excellent for travel. For customers who travel by car, the quality power wheelchair can fit snugly into the trunk of the car, without compromising the space for other items that are needed. Additionally, for travel via train or by airplane, the power wheelchair for traveling can be stored easily.

The maximum speed of this quality power wheelchair is 4 mph and the travel range is 15 miles per complete charge. Our customers will save nearly 75 percent from the MSRP by purchasing this affordable power wheelchair through Mobility Scooters Direct.

Where to Buy Heavy Duty Power Wheelchair for an Obese Person?

So in conclusion, if you’re looking for a power wheelchair for an overweight person or someone with morbid obesity, you may want to consider the three options we recommend or by researching further the many different options we provide. Using our online catalog and narrowing down such a large selection, these three power chairs mentioned above or the information provided on what details to look for will definitely help give you a better idea of what details you should be looking out for when trying to find the best power wheelchair for an obese sized user. Remember for the best reassurance, reliability, and quality of your products, make sure you deal with Mobility Scooters Direct, we are an authorized dealer and get the lowest possible prices guaranteed along with the manufacturer warranty and support that you deserve.