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Quickie® Pulse 6 Electric Wheelchair, retail $10,508.67* (www.quickie-wheelchairs.com...)
Manufactured by Quickie® Wheelchairs www.quickie-wheelchairs.com)
Last updated 05-09-12

Because of the nature of this product, my usual evaluation format will not be used. This will just be a brief quasi-informational page with eight photographs, two videos, and six spectrographic analyses (of the LEDs in the control panel) on it.

The Quickie® Pulse 6 is a midwheel drive electric (motorised) wheelchair. I've been using a scooter since the mid-1990s; my dr. prescribed this wheelchair in mid-March.

It has a Jay® "Union Cussion" seat cussion on it -- that alone cost $445.00!

* Medicare covered the entire cost, so my out-of-pocket charge on this electric wheelchair was $0.00 and replacement parts (if needed) {such as armrests, tires, batteries, etc.} will be covered by The SCOOTER Store® for five years -- at which point I can get Medicare to buy me a new wheelchair.

Control panel on the end of the right-hand armrest.

The maximum speed of the Quickie® Pulse 6 is 6.0MPH (9.660KPH); this would occur on level ground with a smooth, hard surface like pavement.

Advertised range appears to hover around 15 miles (24.140 kilometres) per charge; though I have seen this value as high as 25 miles (40.230 kilometres) per charge.

This product is rechargeable, so I do not have to tell you which part to remove, gently place on the floor at the top of the basement stairs, carefully push over the side with your foot so that it clatters down to the basement crawling with piss ants with full bladders, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

To charge the Quickie® Pulse 6, follow these easy instructions:

1. Position your wheelchair close to a standard (in north America anyway) 110 volts to 130 volts AC 60Hz electrical outlet.

2. Turn the wheelchair off.

3. Make certain that the manual freewheel levers are in the drive (down) position.

4. Extend the charger power cord (plug the somewhat rectangular end into the female receptacle for it on the charger itself if necessary) and plug it into the electrical outlet.

5. Plug the 3-pin circular plug on the end of the smaller-diameter charger cord into the offboard charger port (this is located under the control area (where the joystick and mode change buttons are).

6. It is recommended that you charge the batteries for 8 to 14 hours; however, you may charge them only until the charger is displaying its yellow-green "charge cycle complete" indicator lamp.
Never, and I mean never EVER charge them for more than 24 hours!!!

7. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the cord from the off-board charger port under the joystick ass'y.

Owner's manual (in .PDF format)
(this explains everything you need to know about the wheelchair; even how to mount & dismount it)

This is a motorised wheelchair, not a flashlight meant to be bashed, thrashed, trashed, and abused; so I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toliet bowl or the cistern (it would be far too large and heavy to put it in the water closet anyway!!!), run over it (with what? Another brand of powerchair?), swing it against the concrete floor of a porch, use a large sledgehammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them.

So this section of the Quickie® Pulse 6's web page will appear a lot more bare than this section of the web page on a web page about a flashlight.

This is the seat.
Those silvery threads in the lower piece are real silver; apparently silver has antimicrobial properties.

This is the right center wheel; I photographed it because of the very spiffy chrome rims.

This is the back of the chair.

And this is the battery charger.

This is the seatback basket mod that I've performed on every scooter and powerchair I've owned.

That stuffed animal near the bottom is my Gabumon (Digimon plush).

I specifically asked the technician from The SCOOTER Store® beforehand if doing this would void the chair's warranty, and he answered a rather emphatic, "NO". So as you can see I forgot my hat (O no!!! There I go thinking about the metal band Anthrax again! That's a line from the song, "I'm the Man '91" )...er...uh...I mean, "So as you can see I performed the basket modification here as well."

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LEDs in the control panel of this wheelchair.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LEDs in the control panel of this wheelchair; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 605nm and 645nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 628.120nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the yellow LEDs in the control panel of this wheelchair.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the yellow LEDs in the control panel of this wheelchair; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 575nm and 615nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 594.722nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the yellow-green LEDs in the control panel of this wheelchair.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the yellow-green LEDs in the control panel of this wheelchair; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 550nm and 590nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 570.333nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This is just a very brief video on YourTube that shows me in my brand spanken new wheelchair.

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This is a video on YourTube of my second outdoor voyage (which took place just after 9:00am PDT on 05-07-12 {or "07 May 2012" or even "May 07, Twenty Stick-Very-Twirly-Stick" if you prefer}); after the part where you hear me say, "See where it slows down?" is where the chair needlessly throttled back on a gentle curve; it's supposed to throttle back on curves to help prevent a rollover accident, but I think that threshold should be somewhat higher than it currently is. This is the only thing that pisses me off about this chair, even if ever so slightly.

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In order to GET outside in the first place, I made the following ramp out of a door I found in the outdoor storage shed cum pantry:

This wheelchair was prescribed to me and Medicare purchased it in mid-March 2012; it was received at 2:07pm PDT on 04-17-12 (or "17 Apr. 2012" or even "Apr. 17, Twenty Stick-Very-Twirly-Stick" if you prefer).

I had gone to The SCOOTER Store®'s website; within a day or two I received a call from Alliance Seating & Mobility in the Seattle area, who first scheduled an in-home visit to establish a need for the wheelchair. The next day, I got a call from The SCOOTER Store® to set up an appointment with my doctor who wrote a prescription for it, then I went to a nearby physical therapy facility where they determined my level of mobility and took a bunch of measurements, and a few weeks later (after the chair had been custom-built for me), this new wheelchair arrived!!!

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    MANUFACTURER: Quickie® Wheelchairs
    PRODUCT TYPE: Midwheel drive motorised wheelchair
    No. OF LAMPS: 15 (3 ea. red, 9 ea. yellow, 3 yellow-green)
    CASE MATERIAL: Metal with plastic shroud
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2x Group 22 lead-acid gel-cell batteries; 12 volts 70Ah
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PIDDLE-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x batteries, offboard battery charger, cord for charger, misc. spare nuts & bolts
    WEIGHT: 260 lbs batteries included
    WARRANTY: 18 months
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: The United States of America


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter or test instrument, so the traditional "star" rating will not be used.

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