frequently asked questions about the Paramotion


use of the paramotion

What is the maximum speed of the ParaMotion?

The maximum speed of the ParaMotion is 10km/h

How many km is the range of the ParaMotion?

Approx.40 km. But depends on the factors, user weight, substrate condition and temperature. But 27 golf holes should not be a problem

What is the maximum user weight?

The maximum weight of the user of the ParaMotion is 140kg

Can I ride the ParaMotion on public sidewalks/roads?

No, the ParaMotion may only be used on private property. In order to be able to use the ParaMotion in road traffic, you must complete individual acceptance at a registration office or facility such as TÜV. However, we do not give any guarantee for a successful admission.

How long does it take for the seat unit to stand up?

Max. Time required for the stand-up function (at max. 140kg payload) is 6.5 seconds

What is the maximum incline that the ParaMotion can climb?

The maximum climbing capacity of the ParaMotion at 140kg in sitting position is 17 °or 30% the lateral tilt stability (in sitting position) is 17° (30% )

In which clinical pictures is the ParaMotion applicable?

  • Paraplegia

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Spina Bifida
  • Polio

  • Muscular dystrophy

Prior medical or therapeutic evaluation is required for the following conditions, complaints or limitations:

  • Hip luxation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Contractures in the hip and/or knee joints
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
  • Lower limb amputations

Battery of the ParaMotion

How often do I need to charge the batteries of my ParaMotion?

  • It is advisable to charge the batteries every night – regardless of their use during the day. It is especially important to fully charge your power wheelchair before using it for the first time. If you do not charge the batteries regularly, the ability to store power will be compromised.
  • The maximum permissible charging voltage is 24V; the maximum charging current is 12A.
How long does the battery of the ParaMotion last?

Battery life depends on many factors, such as user weight, temperature, terrain, and battery charge level. The battery life (6 years) stated in your user manual and other documentation is a theoretical maximum (according to ISO 7176) and is always influenced by the situation in which the power wheelchair is used

JoyStick of the ParaMotion

How to set the time on the joystick display?

A: In the settings menu of the control unit it is possible to set the time, brightness, light and color of the display. It is also possible to set whether the trip distance of the current trip or the total distance traveled is displayed. Maneuvering through the menu is done as usual with your joystick.

  • For the CJSM: With the device switched on, press and hold the Speed-Up and Speed-Down keys simultaneously until the settings menu appears.
  • On the CJSM2: With the unit switched on, press and hold the hazard light button until the settings menuappears.
How can the joystick be locked or unlocked?

To enable or disable the joystick lock, the device must be turned on.

To lock the system:

  1. Press and hold the power button.
  2. After 1 second, a signal tone sounds, now release the on/off key.
  3. Move the joystick forward until you hear a beep.
  4. Then move the joystick backwards until you hear a signal tone again.
  5. Release the joystick. A long signal tone sounds and the lock is switched on, indicated by a lock symbol on the display.

To unlock the system:

  1. If the wheelchair is switched off, switch it on.
  2. Move the joystick forward until you hear a beep.
  3. Then move the joystick backwards until you hear a signal tone again.
  4. Release the joystick. A long beep sounds and the lock is released. The lock symbol on your display goes out.

Transport & storage of the ParaMotion

Will the ParaMotion fit in my car?

The ParaMotion fits into many different station wagons, vans and SUVs.

e.g. Audi A4, A6, Q7, Skoda Oktavia, Superb, Mercedes C-Class, E-Class and many more. Just inquire with us with your car model and we will check for you.

What are the dimensions and weight of the installed batteries?

The batteries of the ParaMotion have the following maximum dimensions:

    • Width: 269 mm
    • Depth: 286 mm
    • Height: 230 mm
    • Weight (2 batteries 95 Ah): approx. 80kg
Where is the best place to store the ParaMotion?

Ideally, store at room temperature, dry and protected from dust. For longer periods of storage, a cardboard base is recommended, as the tires contain soot particles that can discolor the floor.

How is the ParaMotion delivered?

The ParaMotion is delivered in a special box on pallet or personally

How much does the ParaMotion weigh?

The ParaMotion weighs approx. 215kg in the standard version.

Where and how often should the ParaMotion be serviced?

We recommend that you have your power wheelchair serviced annually by an authorized PowerBaseTec dealer. For your safety, some elements of the chair should be checked regularly. Please also observe the instructions for regular checks by the user in the operating manual supplied.

What documents do I need for the airline when traveling by air?

For safe air travel, it is necessary to disconnect the electric circuit of the power wheelchair at so that no movement via joystick or use of assistance systems is possible. To ensure this, trigger the main circuit breaker in the trunk. In addition, we can provide you with other important documents to present to the airline and airport security upon request.

Document: Can be requested from PowerBaseTec

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