WheelchairDriver.com  

Please take time to link to my site if It helped!   
 
Questions or want to share?  Message Board


 

Updated:  7-July-09

Welcome

1. POWERCHAIR ONLY:
Detailed Full PowerChair Related ONLY Menu HERE

2. VEHICLE ONLY:
Detailed Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles ONLY menu HERE

3. EVERYTHING ELSE:
Detailed Menu of Everything else HERE!


MY OWN VEHICLES:
Dodge Grand Caravan


VW Caravelle VR6

MY HOME BUILT ULTIMATE POWERCHAIRS:
My SLIGHTLY Modified Improved Powerchair

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

My VERY Modified Off Road & All terrain DO ALL Powerchair!
Part 1 | 2 | 3


MISCELLANEOUS POWERCHAIR RELATED:
What Goes Wrong Power Wheelchairs

Powerchair Tyres

Drive your Powerchair by Radio Control

Powerchairs & Range


Off Road DO ALL Indoor & Outdoor Powerchairs

Off Road ONLY Outdoor Powerchairs & 4x4
Page 1 | 2

Manual or Electric Wheelchair?

Why ALL Powerchairs NEED  to be Off Road Capable!

Choosing  a Suitable Powerchair

Wheelchair Width


BATTERY AND ELECTRICAL (POWERCHAIRS & SCOOTERS + MOTOR VEHICLES):
Batteries for Both Vans & Power Wheelchairs


Inverters & Chargers

Very flexible charger!


Charging Batteries

Fast Charge Your Power Wheelchair

Which batteries to buy


"DRIVE FROM A WHEELCHAIR" VEHICLES:
Dodge Grand Caravan 1

Dodge Grand Caravan 2
Dodge Grand Caravan 3
Dodge Grand Caravan 4

Latest 2008 2009 2010 Disabled Converted Dodge Chrysler And Voyager Minivans
 
Chrysler Voyager Entervan Diesel

Suzuki Wagon R

More Here

Mercedes Vito - soon!
Kia Sedona - soon!


INSURANCE:
Modified Disabled Vehicle Insurance

Breakdown Cover

USED VEHICLES & OTHER EQUIPMENT:
Disabled Adapted Cars

WHEELCHAIR TRANSPORT
& DRIVE BY TRANSFERRING:


VW Caravelle

Dodge Grand Caravan can be used to transport up to 4 Wheelchair Seated Occupants

Fiat Doblo

Renault Kangoo - soon!
Citroen Berlingo
- soon!
Citroen Dispatch
- soon!
Kia Sedona
- soon!
Volkswagen Sharan
Mercedes Vaneos
Toyota Hiace
Fiat Multiplas
(Wheelchair
passenger travels in the front)

Kangoo ASSIST
(wheelchair
passenger transfers & drives)


ESSENTIAL DISABLED
EQUIPMENT STUFF:

Understanding


Grabbers

Puncture proof tyres

Run Flat tyres

Tyre Weld Aerosol

Fuses!

Spare Key


Wheelchair Ramps

Small Generator >

Tools!


VEHICLE ADAPTATIONS:
Control Systems etc
Hand Controls Manual
Hand Controls Electronic
Van / Car Door openers
Van / Car Wheelchair Tie Downs

 


OTHER STUFF:
Used Disabled Equipment for sale

How to lose weight  FAST!

Email about modifying powerchairs

Keep it looking new 1 2

My Accident!


Climate Change

Electric Cars are a Joke!

Disclaimer & About Me

Site Map

Contact

Links

 

John Williamson

kipor small suitcase generator


Small "Suitcase" Smooth & Quiet Kipor Generator. Why a Generator? And why this one?

I keep this small quiet generator in my van primarily because it can charge up my vans battery and my Powerchairs battery directly, (it has a 12v 8 amp plus 14.4v battery charger output) and because I can also plug a wheelchair charger or anything else while out watching the planes at an air show or fishing or wherever I am in the summer.

I have been caught out with a flat battery and unable to start my van before. Well not any longer! As a Wheelchair user I cant afford to have these kinds of problems.  This thing charges your vehicle battery at over 8 amps. So you can get going after about 20 mins.

Its very useful!  And its yet another way to be prepared. And I like to have all problems covered!

When there was a power cut a year ago I used it to both charge my powerchair for about 5 hours and to work the lights, the freezer, and my essential electric bed... Without it I would have been totally stuck.

And because if you are out for the day it will run any number of other things too. I use it to charge up model planes and helicopters, to run lights and power tools and even a power polisher to shine up my van!   I like good tools and I like to be prepared.

Why this generator in particular? Well its basically half the price of the equivalent Honda suit case 1000 watt generator. And I am disabled and have to lift and carry it about. And start it.

Not easy from a wheelchair as I am sure you will know. Well the 1000 watt version weights just 30lbs,(12 Kilogram's). So I can lift it with one hand, get it onto my knee and start it up easily.  I can put it into and out of the back of my van easily.  Its just as quiet as the Honda too. If anything its even easier to start.

Why is it so small and light? Because instead of running a big engine slowly to get your 50 or 60 cycles per second (constant 3k or 3.6k rpm's) and driving the generator directly it does something very clever.

It uses a smaller lighter engine that is allowed to rev to 5,500 to make the same power (variable - as required by the electrical load) instead generating DC power indirectly from its windings. It means I can lift it from a wheelchair and it takes up little space in my van.

Then using inverter technology it generates a true sine wave smooth AC output. In that way it can run varying loads and it charges the motors rpm as the electrical load charges saving fuel and noise whenever possible.

It also means that it can run modern switch mode equipment that many generators and inverters cannot. Like wheelchair chargers and computers, TVs etc.

There are actually two pictured on this page. The one at the very top is a lightweight 30lb 1000 watt version. The next two are 2000 watt versions and they are too heavy at 48lb to lift about. So go with the small one!

Mine is Red. They seem to come in a bunch of colours although most are yellow. The colour doesn't matter a bit!

Generator Kipor medium | Generator Kipor large

My generator. I took it out of the Van and sat it on my bed with a can of Coca-Cola for scale. Another advantage is that the fuel cannot spill or evaporate as the cap is sealed and its vent is switched off. Its safe if it falls over and cannot smell, or the fuel cannot go "stale" over time.  Fuel it up, test it and then store it for that rainy day in your cars boot or garage. Mine came from eBay...

Related Pages

Detailed PowerChair Only Menu

Inverters and chargers for powerchairs

Fast charge your powerchair or scooter

Fitting Anderson Connectors to your powerchair

 

 

 

 

 

Home     Site Map     Links    Contact Me     Privacy Policy

 

 

 

Content, Images, Software & Design (c) Burgerman 1996 & aggressively protected by whatever means needed  --  Message Board

  eXTReMe Tracker eXTReMe Tracker