Light Drive Power Assist

$10,850.00 $9,750.00

The Light Drive is a power add-on device that turns your manual wheelchair into an ultra-light, high performance electric wheelchair in 20 seconds! The motor attachment simply hooks onto the rear of most rigid or folding manual wheelchairs.

The device is controlled by a joystick while maintaining the chair’s manoeuvrability. By releasing a clutch, you can choose when to switch between assisted power or manual use. Safety is an important factor with a downhill braking feature in place that automatically controls your decent. Benoit Systemes have designed the Light Drive to be a robust & reliable power assistance add on for your manual wheelchair.

Turns your self-propelled wheelchair into a power chair in seconds Handles almost any terrain Top speed 10km/h Range 14km-16km on one battery charge

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Product Description

The Light Drive is a power add-on device that turns your manual wheelchair into an ultra-light, high performance electric wheelchair in 20 seconds! The motor attachment simply hooks onto the rear of most rigid or folding manual wheelchairs.

The device is controlled by a joystick while maintaining the chair’s manoeuvrability. By releasing a clutch, you can choose when to switch between assisted power or manual use. Safety is an important factor with a downhill braking feature in place that automatically controls your decent. Benoit Systemes have designed the Light Drive to be a robust & reliable power assistance add on for your manual wheelchair.

Turns your self-propelled wheelchair into a power chair in seconds Handles almost any terrain Top speed 10km/h Range 14km-16km on one battery charge

The Light Drive is a power add-on device that turns your manual wheelchair into an ultra-light, high performance electric wheelchair in 20 seconds! The motor attachment simply hooks onto the rear of most rigid or folding manual wheelchairs.

The device is controlled by a joystick while maintaining the chair’s manoeuvrability. By releasing a clutch, you can choose when to switch between assisted power or manual use. Safety is an important factor with a downhill braking feature in place that automatically controls your decent. Benoit Systemes have designed the Light Drive to be a robust & reliable power assistance add on for your manual wheelchair.

Turns your self-propelled wheelchair into a power chair in seconds
Handles almost any terrain
Top speed 10km/h
Range 14km-16km on one battery charge

Retail price : $10,850

December Sale price : only $9,750

You save : $1,100

Tackles almost any terrain
Suitable for most wheelchairs
Attaches in seconds
Lightweight and transportable
Discrete and unobtrusive design
Colour of your choice
Indoors & Outdoor use
Allowed on airplanes
Third-party assistance

Turn your manual wheelchair into an ultra light power chair.

The Light Drive powers the existing (self-propelled) wheels on your wheelchair and does not alter the dynamics. Now with your added power, you’ll be able to face almost all terrains. It’s simplicity to attach and operate means your journeys become much easier to complete.

Transporting your wheelchair with Light Drive is effortless when traveling by vehicle.  All parts to the Light Drive detach from your manual wheelchair which is a huge advantage over any fixed power electric wheelchair on the market.

Attaching the Light Drive can be done in 4 steps

Attaching the unit to your rigid or folding manual wheelchair takes 20 seconds!

Using two pre-installed plates (on the rear of the wheelchair), attach the Light Drive unit by hooking onto these then fasten by pulling the two locking handles outward.

1. Place the power add-on onto the hooks at the rear of your wheelchair.

2. Slide the battery rack on the support, the connection is automatic.

3. Attach the controller to the supplied bracket on your wheelchair.

4. Attach the anti-tip wheel.

Advantages of The Light Drive

The Light Drive is controlled with a joystick and yet remains as manoeuvrable and as easy to use as a manual chair. By releasing the clutch you can free wheel giving you the freedom to choose when to use it. The Light Drive gives you the independence to go where you want at your own pace – climb hills with no effort, coast across grass, sweep along gravel paths and uneven pavers – in short, most things pedestrians can do.

Set up the controller for User Operation

  • Control your LightDrive using a joystick controller that attaches to a bracket, mounted to the side of your wheelchair
  • Turn your manual wheelchair into an ultra-light power chair in seconds
  • Transports easily in any vehicle
  • Independence to go where you want
  • By releasing the clutch you can free wheel giving you the choice when to use it

Set up the controller for Companion Operation

  • The controller is attached to the rear handle of your manual wheelchair
  • Effortless pushing of the wheelchair for the attendant
  • Efficient and safe manoeuvres: speed control and braking aid
  • Transports easily in any vehicle
  • Journeys become easier

Available in 8 colours

The Light Drive device comes in 8 colours to choose from:

  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Black
  • Red

Am I Eligible For Funding Support?

You may be eligible to receive funding support. Your Occupational Therapist normally applies for this on your behalf through the NDIS or state agency. To see if you’re eligible for funding support through the NDIS, visit the NDIS checklist. Your Occupational Therapist will also need a quote from us during the application lodging process.

Technical Data

Adaptable wheelchairs

Installation possible on virtually all chairs from 25 cm seat width (9.8 inches).

Maximum weight advised

Approx 100kg (16 stone) for optimum performance, but can go up to 120kg (19 stone)

Weight of unit

Motor 9kg, battery 5kg, brackets & joystick 500g

Climb

20% (12°) for a person weighing 70kg (11 stone).

Speed

Adjustable between 0-10 km/h (0-6mph).

Range

14-16km

Tyres

We recommend Marathon Plus from Schwalbe as they offer excellent traction with our system and have a very thick layer of puncture resistant material. Solid tyres are not compatible.

Front castors

We recommend castors no smaller than 6’’ in diameter

Light Drive Vs. Smart Drive MX2

 

LIGHT DRIVE

SMARTDRIVE MX2+

Manufacturer

Benoit, France since 1994

Max Mobility, USA since 2010

User Profile

Strength or pain impaired

Active

Wheelchair Modification Needed?

No

No

Most Often Used On

Folding wheelchair

Rigid Wheelchair

Control

Joystick (Programmable)

Push tracker and Bluetooth Bracelet

Drive

Both wheels

Mid point on wheelchair

Starting

Joystick

Tap

Direction Control

Joystick, all directions

Manual, no reverse

Freewheel Mode

Yes

Yes

Stopping

Motor is powerful brake

Tap and manually brake

Top speed

10 km/hr

10 km/hr

Climbing

20 degree gradient

6 degrees at least

Range

14-16 km

to 19km on constant flat

Terrain

All terrain

Most terrains excluding some rough.

Max Occupant Weight

120kg – terrain dependant

150kg – terrain dependent

Colour

8 Attractive colours

One colour, dark grey.

Heaviest Part

8.8 KG

5.7 kg

Batteries

Lithium

Lithium

Air Travel

Yes

Yes

Putting On And Taking Off

20 seconds

10 seconds

Technology

Robust, Stable

Constantly developing in recent past.

Special Minor Requirements

Schwable marathon tyres

Folding chair adaptor

Price

$9,750

$9,495

Videos

Testimonials

Getting about became natural! LIGHT DRIVE has let me regain my freedom and independence … it really does go anywhere, nothing stops it: stony paths, grass, even steep ascents and descents, and it’s effortless! It even manages the pavements in town: first class! What a comfort it is to go for a stroll without having to struggle with one’s wheels, to be able to chat with one’s friends in peace, … getting about becomes natural!
Stéphanie
I am more self-sufficient. My Light Drive helps me, all year round, to go shopping with my wife, to stroll through shopping centres and, on fine days, to wander around jumble sales, car boot sales and markets. Since I’ve had my Light Drive, I’m more self-sufficient. I no longer have to have somebody with me all the time.
Jean-Claude

Will the Light Drive fit my wheelchair?

The Light Drive can be fitted onto most self-propel wheelchair except those with suspension or those with wheels smaller than 20 inches. To find out, contact us and we’ll let you know. We can give you a FREE demonstration anywhere throughout South East Queensland.

Need more information?

Call: 1800 55 48 27 Send an enquiry

The Benefits

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Easy-to-use control panel.

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Travel friendly design folds manually in two steps.

Compact Mobility Scooter Safety

Our high quality leather seats provides you with a most comfortable ride.

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Quality safety wheels and a conveniently located charge point.

Specifications

Light Drive Vs. Smart Drive MX2

 

LIGHT DRIVE

SMARTDRIVE MX2+

Max Speed

8 km/hr

Ground Clearance

7cm

Carrying Capacity

115 kg

Motor Power

120 W

Battery Charger

2 amp

Batteries (Lithium)

24volt / 10AH x1

Front Tyres

6 inch

Rear Tyres

7 inch

Range per charge

15 km

Controller

45 amp

Colours

Red

Dimensions

95x45x86cm

Turning radius

150cm

Braking Distance

120cm

Max Climbing Grade

13 degrees

 Seat Size38x43x40cm

Total weight

26 kg

Weight (excluding batteries)

24.5kg

Brochure

The Light Drive is a power add-on device that turns your manual wheelchair into an ultra-light, high performance electric wheelchair in 20 seconds! The motor attachment simply hooks onto the rear of most rigid or folding manual wheelchairs.

The device is controlled by a joystick while maintaining the chair’s manoeuvrability. By releasing a clutch, you can choose when to switch between assisted power or manual use. Safety is an important factor with a downhill braking feature in place that automatically controls your decent. Benoit Systemes have designed the Light Drive to be a robust & reliable power assistance add on for your manual wheelchair.

Turns your self-propelled wheelchair into a power chair in seconds Handles almost any terrain Top speed 10km/h Range 14km-16km on one battery charge

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Our manufacturing company was founded in 1994 and has won awards in excellence, science and technology. They sell mobility scooters to over 70 countries, and  exceed international quality standards in ISO, CE and DA.

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Higher quality standards means a long warranty period. Our scooters have a frame warranty of five years, and all the parts have a one year warranty, that includes batteries and accessories.

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We can guarantee the lowest price because we bring the showroom to you, saving on expensive retail space. This also means more customer service and more quality for you.

Let’s organise a free trial.

We’re one of Australia’s fastest growing mobility companies because we bring the showroom to you and give the lowest prices with the highest quality.

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Our free, no obligation, in-home demonstrations happen all day, every day across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Ipswich. We can always drop by and show you some of our most popular models for sale. Up to four can fit into our van!

So what happens at a demonstration? Firstly, we talk about your requirements to understand more about where you want to travel. For example, if you live in a hilly suburb, we’ll recommend a larger model. Secondly, we'll give you a training session on how to travel forwards, stop, turn and reverse. This will give you the knowledge and confidence to becoming a proficient driver. Thirdly, we'll travel around your local area on the mobility scooter or power chair. This could be within the village or perhaps down to the local shops.

At Active Scooters, we are confident that our scooters and chairs are of the highest quality and lowest price, with an outstanding level of customer service. If you’ve been living with limited mobility, contact us now and we’ll come to you for a free home demonstration.

Alternatively, feel free to give us a call:

CALL: 1800 55 48 27
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