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Eclipse Ultralight Wheelchair by Colours

  • 34876
  • ECLIPSE
  • Colours

Our wheelchair expert will configure this chair with you, call 1-800-320-7140 extension 9237. We will gladly assist you step-by-step to complete the order form and offer you discounted pricing.

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It's important for the wheelchair to be fitted properly and be as narrow as possible while maintaining comfort and safety.

This will insure the best performance for navigating tight areas both inside the home as well out in public spaces.

A wheelchair that is too narrow or too wide can cause discomfort. When too narrow, a wheelchair can become restrictive and increase the likelihood of pressure sores, while when it's too wide, becomes more difficult to push due to the angle of the arms from the shoulders to the wheels.

To determine the necessary seat width, measure the rider's widest area of the body and add one inch. This will allow for optimum seat width while maintaining ideal usability, comfort and safety.

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Front seat height is measured from the front of the seat to the floor.
Standard seat to floor height is 19.5". Hemi height (a lower seat) is usually 17.5

 

To determine the appropriate seat height, measure from the bend of the knee to the bottom of the foot. Subtract the height of the seat cushion if one is being used. If the wheelchair is not being self propelled by the feet, also add about 2 inches to allow for foot clearance.

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Rear seat height is measured from the back of the seat to the floor.

A chair's rear seat-to-floor height is most commonly set at a height 1" lower than the front seat height.

The rear of the seat is generally set at lower height than the front of the seat to prevent sliding forward.

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Armrests are mostly a matter of personal choice, but most often users without much mobility appreciate armrests to help alleviate shoulder and back stress. Armrests also provide additional stability for users with limited upper body balance and are helpful when navigating in and out of the wheelchair. Additionally, armrests allow users the ability to do pushups, helping relieve pressure as well as protecting clothing from the wheels.

When armrests are not fitted properly the wheelchair can become more difficult to push. Not all armrests are adjustable. Height should be fitted to allow the forearm to rest fully on the armrest without pushing up on the shoulders. For users who sit at a table or desk, swing-away armrest can beneficial.

There are four basic types of armrests:
1. Full length, fixed height (entire armrest is padded with a non-adjustable height)

2. Full length, adjustable height (entire armrest is padded with various height seetings)

3. Desk length, fixed height (partial armrest is padded for easier access with tables, non-adjustable height)

4. Desk length, adjustable height (partial armrest is padded for easier access with tables, various height seetings)

Armrest that can be easily removed or flip up and down gives users the choice of when to use the armrests.

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It's important for the correct wheel size to be used to insure maximum long-term comfort and ease of use.

Wheel size affects your height from the floor and the relationship of your arms to the wheel rims for pushing.

There are two types of rear wheels, Spoked Wheels and "molded" Mag Wheels.

1. Spoked Wheels are made of metal and are similar in appearance to that of bicycle wheels. The number and size of the spokes affect durability, shock absorption, weight, and performance. The more spokes, the more stable the wheel will be.

2. Mag Wheels are made of molded plastic or a composite. They have a small number of wide molded spokes that are an integral part of the wheel. Mag wheels are more durable, require less maintenance, and usually weigh more then spoked wheels.

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Rear wheels are critical to the performance of a wheelchair.

There are typically three types of tires:

1. Pneumatic (air-filled) tires provide a softer ride, but need to be kept inflated. Because pneumatic tires are softer than urethane tires, they are harder to push, with more resistance to the shoulders.

2. Pneumatic Flat Free (foam-filled) tires provide a stiffer ride compared to air-filled tires, and will never go flat.

3. Urethane (solid, flat-free) tires provide the quickest and stiffest ride. And they will not go flat.

Tire Tread also affects the wheelchair ride. Tires with very little tread offer a quicker ride and turn more easily because there is less rubber in contact with the ground, causing less friction. "Knobby" tires with deep treads are helpful on unpaved and rougher surfaces, yet offer less maneuverability. A 1 3/8" treaded tire is a good basic tread for everyday use.

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Easy to overlook, casters are critical to the performance of a wheelchair. Casters are the small front wheels of the wheelchair. They allow the wheelchair to steer and turn in any direction by rotating on its vertical axle.

Casters typically come in sizes from 3"" to 8"". The smaller the caster the better the maneuverability of the chair and the less likely it is to shimmy. But smaller casters on unpaved surfaces, riding in and out of elevators, or passing over street grates can be more problematic. Smaller casters are typical of chairs used for sports like basketball, which is played on an even, hard surface, yet their maneuverability makes them popular for everyday use. 3"" casters require the most riding skill and may not be the best choice for a first time wheelchair user.

The large 8", pneumatic (air-filled) caster provides the softest ride and easily rolls over bumps and raised surface, yet makes propelling the chair more difficult. Because of their size, 8"" casters can be an obstruction coming into contact with furniture or the rider's foot. Pneumatic tires need to be kept inflated with the correct pressure, and are capable of going flat.

4" to 6" casters offer a good combination of maneuverability, performance and ease of riding over surface obstructions. Composite (airless) casters offer better durability and quicker ride, while pneumatic casters provide a softer, slower experience.

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Quick Overview

  • Ships in 4-6 weeks
  • Designed for convenience Compact handeling
  • Ideal for active and rehab use
  • Compact handeling

Description

The Eclipse everyday wheelchair helps you overcome the insecurities in life and allows you to concentrate on the many features that the Eclipse has to offer. By not having to worry about your wheelchair, you can get on with the business of living and fulfilling your potential.

Active and Rehab Usage The Eclipse comes standard with a no-camber, tapered leg frame. A no-taper frame is also available and to decrease overall width by 3 full inches, choose the optional inside-mount axle plates. The Eclipse offers total adjustability and flexibility in setups that few chairs can match.

Compactability The Eclipse offers not only a design to fit your bodily curves; it was made for convenience and easy compact handling. The versatile inside mount axle plates enables the Eclipse to get through even the narrowest bathroom doorways. Quick release front and rear axle pins options are available on the entire line of the Colours 'N Motion wheelchairs. All of these features combined with dual camber settings available from 2 to 6 degrees will provide you with the compact versatility that you need for daily activities.

Caster Assembly Our front caster assemblies come standard with either three or five inch caster wheels and an option of front quick release axle pins. Often times changing your front seat height is crucial for finding your optimal positioning. With the Eclipse the adjustability is endless within your front caster assembly. You can even add springs to your casters to help absorb some of uneven terrain that you may face during your daily activities.

Our wheelchair expert will configure this chair with you, call 1-800-320-7140 extension 9237. We will gladly assist you step-by-step to complete the order form and offer you discounted pricing.

Features

  • Fully Customizable
  • One Slot Reversible Axle Plate
  • Standard Folding Adjustable Angle Backrest
  • Anodized Black Handrims
  • 24" Radial Spoked Wheels
  • Black Wall High-Pressure Tires
  • Rear Quick-Release Axle
  • 3", 4", or 5" Casters
  • 20 Custom Colors to Choose From
  • Black Nylon Upholstery
  • 1 in. tubing (A7003) Rigid Alum. Frame
  • 2, 4, 6, Degrees Camber Angle
  • Top, Bottom or No Taper Frame
  • Adjustable Center Of Gravity
  • Made in the U.S.
  • Free Shipping

Specifications

Product Specifications

Weight Capacity250 lbs.
Product Weight17 lbs.
Seat Width14" - 18"
Seat Depth13" - 20"
Seat-to-Floor Height14.5" - 19.5"
Overall Width 21" - 27"
Overall Length26" - 32"
Overall Height 28" - 34"
Frame ColorBlack - Yellow
Front Wheel Size 3" - 5"
Rear Wheel Size24"
Axle TypeQuick Release
Armrest Desk Length, Flip Back
Back Height8" - 18"
Upholstery TypeNylon
Upholstery ColorBlack - Red
HCPCSK0005
Warranty on Frame Lifetime Limited
Shipping Weight30 lbs.
Box Length30"
Box Width24"
Box Height36"

Returns

Return Policy

Returns Policy

Unfortunately, we can not accept returns on this product. Items damaged during delivery or sent incorrectly will be fixed or replaced at 1800wheelchair.com’s expense.

See our full return policy here.

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