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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby Twinpanther » 22 Sep 2011, 16:23

woodygb wrote:Seems to be a lot of price variation / fixing...
MSRP: $6,308.00


Unfortunately you can't see what they charge for the extras like seating/lifts/recline/non-basic controller/ect... Might be a "Get ya in the door" price.

Trust me, if it's an American company you aren't gettin' it out the door for that price, lol.
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby woodygb » 22 Sep 2011, 16:52

I understand the "added extra's" con ... but another $20,000 is criminal ...

BTW
The 6 mph "upgrade" is a
21.3:1 GEAR RATIO GEARBOX
160 rpm
rather than the standard 5 mph
26.8:1 GEAR RATIO
125 rpm
Controllers are perhaps differentboth ....CONTROLLER,NE,CURTIS,ASSY,75 AMP,/90 amp

motors stay the same.

MOTOR,DRIVE,E868,3600 RPM,
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby hippeaux » 22 Sep 2011, 17:03

If y'all are interested in prices for the Q6Edge and accessories, then download this pricing pdf.

http://www.pridemobility.com/includes/downloadorderforms.php?f=Quantum_Rehab/US_Quantum_Q6_Edge_SP_MP_Order_Form.pdf
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby Burgerman » 22 Sep 2011, 17:42

Sorry, I was implying that I would make quite a large profit


I got that! But I was thinking about other readers, those less knowlegable ones, that dont post here. I wanted them to realise the real cost of LED lights! They are almost free!

I have equiped my entire house with low watt LED lights. There are now NO other lamps here. Outdoors, 8x 10w floodlights, = to 200 watt quarts halogen each. Indoors all are 2.1 watt or 4 or 7 watt led lights. No florecent, no incandecent anywhere. These are about 2x as efficient as florecents and 10x as efficient as incandecent.

They last indefinitely, start of instantly, dont need warm up, and cost so little I seldom turn any off. Just make sure you get warm white... http://popular.ebay.com/business-indust ... lights.htm
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby hippeaux » 22 Sep 2011, 19:47

JoeC wrote:I understand that you may be limited to a certain vendor, but are you really limited to only a single chair? It seems that the Quickie S636 or Invacare Torque could also meet your needs. The S636 is normally geared for 6.5mph without any upgrade required, and it uses group 24 batteries. The main drawback with the S636 is the inclusion of those hanging rear casters that hit into things and bang into the ground. It looks like a relatively minor operation to raise them a bit off the ground to minimize the trouble from that.

If you want to put LED lighting on your chair for $1,000 and you live anywhere near me, I'll gladly do it for half the price :lol:


Well, gosh, Joe... you're all heart! I may take you up on that! Or maybe I'll just duct-tape a flashlight to my head instead. :lol:
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby JoeC » 22 Sep 2011, 20:04

It's true that you could spend some real money on LED lights, but look what you can get for $700 retail, geared toward bike enthusiasts who are probably riding around on carbon fiber and/or titanium:

http://www.rei.com/product/826131/niter ... bike-light

3,000 lumens, computer programmable, and a lithium pack that lets it run for an hour and a half at full brightness. If you look at that site, most of the other premium bike lights are under $200.

A pair of 300 lumen flashlights, some nice clamps, a DC/DC converter to run to your main batteries, and a switch with safe wiring could probably all be had for well under $200, and then it's just labor to assemble and install, and it would be loads brighter than what I personally use on my bicycle. Enough to see where you're going, and to very belligerently signal your presence to motorists.
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby Twinpanther » 22 Sep 2011, 20:08

hippeaux wrote:Well, gosh, Joe... you're all heart! I may take you up on that! Or maybe I'll just duct-tape a flashlight to my head instead. :lol:

Here ya go. Combine both ideas!!!

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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby Twinpanther » 23 Sep 2011, 00:13

What is your opinion of this 3-Mode 900-Lumen LED Bike Light Set?

900 lumen LED, lithium batteries and charger for under $80. Decent reviews on that site and others.
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby JoeC » 23 Sep 2011, 00:38

Looks decent.

I'm catching myself though, and I have to say- this thread has wandered WAY off topic.
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby Burgerman » 23 Sep 2011, 02:03

Seems to happen a lot here... But mostly interesting!
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby ex-Gooserider » 23 Sep 2011, 06:22

I have been a big fan of head-mount lamps for a long time - since I used to work as a deckhand on the Mississippi River back in the early 80's... The LED models are a big improvement over the big 6V flashlight style lamps I used back then...

Most of the LED models these days run on 2-3 AAA size batteries, which IMHO is the cheapest size to maintain. If you want lower key, there are "baseball hat" style units that typically seem to have 2-3 LED's built into the brim, they are nice but use a relatively pricey "coin" style battery...

Either style is great IMHO, as it puts light where you are looking, and leaves your hands free to do other stuff... They are a bit of a pain when dealing with other folks, as the "light where you look" approach does mean that you are shining your light right in the eyes of anyone you make eye contact with, but this is easy enough to handle, either turn it off, or hold it in your hand....

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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby bigpianoguy » 18 May 2013, 06:07

You keep mentioning a 4" optional drive wheel - I've never seen that offered, at least not on the Pride website. Link, please?
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby Twinpanther » 18 May 2013, 17:34

bigpianoguy wrote:You keep mentioning a 4" optional drive wheel - I've never seen that offered, at least not on the Pride website. Link, please?

Check out page 2 of this link:

If you are interested in this you should be able to call the number listed. My supplier offered these tires for $500 (Not covered by my insurance BTW). Good Luck!
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby bigpianoguy » 18 May 2013, 18:59

Thanks!
Is this new? There certainly wasn't anything like this listed in my parts list from 2 years ago, not to mention the grief I got from the company & my tech support when I asked about wider tires...

Question #2: My tech has said that he can show me how to wire car headlights & a horn off the batteries, and assures me that the power drain is not worth mentioning. True?
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby LROBBINS » 18 May 2013, 19:09

Question #2: My tech has said that he can show me how to wire car headlights & a horn off the batteries, and assures me that the power drain is not worth mentioning. True?


IF the lights are wired so that they run at 24V and don't draw from just one battery, you can do this. If you draw 12V for the lights, even low current lights, you will unbalance the batteries and SERIOUSLY reduce their life. If you use LED lights, the drain is indeed not worth mentioning. If you use normal automotive headlamp bulbs, though, you're going to seriously cut into your range.

There have been a lot of posts here about lighting possibilities, so you might want to search the forums and take a look a Burgerman's pages, the "parent" pages of the forum, and read up a bit.

Ciao,
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby bigpianoguy » 18 May 2013, 19:11

Also (excuse me, I'm so new to all this...) - is there a balloon-type terrain tyre that would work with the 4" rims?

Thanks.
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby Burgerman » 18 May 2013, 19:31

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-10-4-47cc-4 ... 2a22e07e02

But not good on casters. I have lots here. The caster needs to go where its shoved, it does not want to grip, or steering isn't good.
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby Burgerman » 18 May 2013, 19:37

Unless you mean the pride 4 inch wide tyres/wheels?

The rims are not 4 inches wide. They are about 3 wide. The tyre is 4. The problem with those is that they are just 1 inch wider than stock, and a generic tread pattern used on many trailers/bikes/industrial stuff and its not really "all terrain". And more importantly its not got the big cross section needed for low pressures and higher floatation. Although better than stock.

If you wanted fatter tyres you would need wider rims too. For eg the tyres used on the X5 and my chairs are 145/70 - 6. On a 6 inch diameter, 4.5 inch wide rim.
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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

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Re: Prides new Q6 the Edge powerchair

Postby sacharlie » 19 May 2013, 12:50

In the above link the smallest tire is 3.50-8 so would that be 15" OD as in 3.5+3.5+8=15?
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