Sunday, 12 February 2017
As it would happen, the Quantum chair began to experience power problems after about a month or a bit more. The battery(s) began to lose power after about a few hours and I would have to take a break mid-day to recharge. As the problem was getting progressively worse with each week, I decided to call and establish myself with my service provider's franchise in my new city.
Once again, they responded in a prompt manner and were very professional. The batteries in my 'gifted' chair were not appropriate in the first place as they were of a slightly lower voltage. The service technician replaced the batteries to the cost of ~$850 Cnd including the service call.
While this was an expensive repair, the Quantum chair was invaluable to me and I remain delighted to have it.
I currently have two Power wheelchairs and am eligible for a new replacement chair late this spring. I really am not contemplating getting rid of any as I will have enough space to store those not in use. While I have no confidence in the Permobil M300, it is almost a new machine with virtually every part replaced on it over the years of my owning it. I had solid rubber tires put on it so I can use it in my shop once I get it together -no fear of running over nails and such.
Once moved in I hope to get back to building guitars as I did pre-injury.