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What is the difference between a powered and a manual wheelchair?

Manual wheelchairs are moved by the user themselves without the assistance of a motor. These could be self-propelled by using use of their limbs or companion propelled, which means that you need a helper to push you. Our REAL 9100 Plus range can be adapted for either of these.

A powered or electric wheelchair is propelled by means of an electric motor and battery. These are usually operated by the person sitting in the chair by a control pad such as on our REAL 6100 Plus range

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