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Handcycle Attachment Powers Manual Wheelchairs Electrically

Wheelchairs come in all shapes and sizes to meet the specific needs of the person using them. Each kind of wheelchair caters to a variety of needs like sports, beach, etc.

However, there are two main groups of wheelchairs: powered wheelchairs or powerchairs propelled by batteries and electric motors, and manually propelled wheelchairs that utilize the force of the wheelchair user or another person pushing the chair. But what if there was a simple attachment that could turn your regular manually propelled wheelchair into a powerchair?

We live in such a day and age where technology makes a lot of things possible, including advancements for wheelchairs. A simple Google search will deliver quite a lot of results, but we found one that just might be one of the best from Cnebikes: the Electric Wheelchair Handcycle.

The attachment for your wheelchair

The Electric Wheelchair Handcycle attachment is the brainchild of Cnebikes, a Chinese company that specializes in mid-drive electric bikes, electric bike supplies, e-scooters, and the like. This attachment runs on a 36V 250-350W electric motor. It has a lithium battery that is a 36V 10.4Ah thunder type for the motor. This is accompanied by its corresponding charger (AC 100V-240V, 2amps smart charger/42V 2A charger).

This has an aluminum alloy frame and one Innova 12 ½ x 2.4 tire. Of course, breaks on this is a must-have, so Cnebikes has added a dual disc-brake and a hand brake. The gadget has a front LED light with a horn and an LCD5 display. You control the entire attachment with a 17A 6pcs MOSFET (metal-oxide-semiconductor-field-effect transistor) intelligent controller and a half-twist throttle.

The entire thing weighs 14kg and can support forward speeds at 3 levels (12, 16, and 20 km/h) and one backward speed (6km/h). According to user reviews, one full battery charge will get you up to 25kms.

The price tag on this is by no means a paltry one. However, this is a good investment if you want electric wheelchair capabilities without actually buying an electric wheelchair.

The Electric Wheelchair Handcycle attachment can cost up to $1,099 which will also get you all the accompanying necessities and a one-year warranty. There are also other varieties of this attachment that can go as low as $389. These are available on Amazon and Alibaba.

YouTube: Electric wheelchair handcycle installation video

Photo credits: The feature image has been taken by Stefano Intintoli. All other images used are owned by Cnebikes and were provided for press usage.
Sources: CnebikesAmazonAlibaba
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Sead Fadilpasic
Freelance writer / journalist / blogger. Tech enthusiast and gadget freak. Guitarist. Previously Al Jazeera journalist.