How to Travel with a Quantum Rehab Power Wheelchair
Do you have a big trip coming up?
Whether you’re venturing domestically or internationally, you may be wondering about the best ways to travel with your Quantum Rehab Power Wheelchair. For an enjoyable, hassle-free journey, you need to plan and pack properly.
To help with that, the team at Quantum has compiled a list of four helpful tips to keep in mind before you wave bon voyage.
Tip Number 1: Bring Your Charger (And a Converter, If Necessary)
Before you set sail on your adventure, remember to pack the most important item: your power wheelchair charger. You’d hate to show up to your travel destination only to discover your chair is low on power, leaving you scrambling to find a compatible charger.
If you plan on leaving the country, you may also need to bring a voltage converter or plug adapter that’s compatible with where you’re staying, as not every country uses the same outlet style and voltage .
Also, be sure to pack a USB phone charger to plug into your chair’s USB ports.
Tip Number 2: Research The Area You’re Traveling To
It’s always best to do a bit of homework before you arrive at your destination. Consider researching wheelchair-friendly routes, accessible public transportation options and so on in light of your planned itinerary.
This can help prevent much of the stress and guesswork that might otherwise arise if you were to show up without planning ahead of time. Be sure to consider the accessibility of:
- Tourist destinations
Tip Number 3: Locate Quantum Rehab Dealers Near Your Destination
If you have a Quantum Rehab chair, you should see whether or not we have a dealership location near your final destination.
Simply check out our easy-to-use locator tool to find dealers in your proximity. That way, if you experience issues or require maintenance for your power chair during your trip, you’ll already know where to find experts who can provide assistance.
Tip Number 4: Don’t Forget Your Accessories
Quantum Power Chairs are designed to be compatible with various helpful accessories that can enhance your quality of life and let you travel in comfort and style.
Some of our recommended accessories for traveling include:
- Quantum Lap Tray
- Personal Items Pouch
- Quantum Backpack
- Tablet Holder
- Phone Holder
- Rearview Mirror
- Clothing Guards (Pair)
- Personal Item Hook
- Oxygen Holder
- Rear Accessory Bar
- Privacy Flap
- Push Handles
- Reflector Kit
- Transfer Bars
- Trilogy Vent Tray
- Cup Holder
- Hydration System
- Glove Box
- Catheter Bag and Cover
- VOCSN Tray
- USB Port
- USB Mobile Device Charger
- Backpack Holders
Here, two particularly useful add-ons are fender lights and backup cameras, both of which can make it easier to navigate unfamiliar or poorly lit areas.
Depending on the type of power wheelchair you have, some of these accessories may already be included. For instance, the Edge 3 Stretto® includes switch-operated LED fender lights, ensuring optimal visibility for any nighttime excursions.
Ensure a Smooth Travel Experience with Quantum Rehab
At Quantum Rehab, we’re committed to making travel simple and hassle-free for all of our users. Whether you want to visit a nearby city or fly across the country, you can count on our purposefully-designed power wheelchairs to provide easy navigation, enhanced comfort and a multitude of helpful accessories.
If you have any questions about traveling best practices for your specific model, feel free to contact us at any time.