Welcome to our review of the Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD. If you are interested in the Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD, we have some valuable information below about this product that you should know about. We feel that the EZ Lite Cruiser is the best choice for an electric wheelchair because they are light weight, compact, easy to use and very affordable when compared to the Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD and its offerings.
The Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD looks like an ordinary manual style wheelchair that has been converted to a powered model. Unfortunately, the conversion kit used contains old style components which add to the weight of the chair tremendously. While it is not the heaviest chair we've examined, it is quite heavy coming in at 146 pounds (66.2 kilograms) when the batteries are attached. The Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD does fold for better storage capabilities, however, it's design is not very intuitive and therefore it is still quite bulky. Although it is cheaper than most powered wheelchairs, this may be because it is a manual electric wheelchair that has simply been converted to one with a power drive on the rear wheels.
The Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD weighs 146 pounds (66.2 kg) with battery. Base weighs 90 pounds (40.8 kg), and battery weighs 56 pounds (25.4 kg). It has measurements of 41" x 24" x 34" (104.1 cm x 61 cm x 86.4 cm). The folded dimensions not found. We presume it folds flat and length and width dimensions stay the same. The seat size is 16" wide x 16" long (40.6 cm x 40.6 cm) and it is also available in seat widths 18" (45.7 cm) or 20" (50.8 cm) but bear in mind that larger seats will add slightly to the overall weight.It boasts a turning radius of approximately 30" (76.2 cm) and can get to a top speed of about 3.3 miles per hour (5.3 km per hour.) The Motor on the Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD can handle hills with up to 6 degrees of an incline.
The Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD generally requires a car lift. Most people, even with reasonable upper body strength, will not be able to lift it without support of a car lift. Since it can not be folded, it can not be stored inside a car trunk, but may fit in a van or SUV. Usually it will need to be put on a lift gate that is installed in the back of a car. In terms of the durability, because of it's heavy weight, it can carry passengers weighing up to 300 pounds (136 kg.) and can do so for up to 10 miles (16 km) of driving, but that distance is reduced based on the weight of passenger, inclines and terrain.
Depending on where it is purchased, the Drive Medical Cirrus Plus HD may come pre-assembled. Most times some assembly is required and a toolkit may be required. It can handle most indoor mobility requirements. Some doorways and hallways may be tight to fit through because of its size and turn radius. Handles simple outdoor mobility fairly, such as paved sidewalks & flat surfaces, but may be limited as to the terrains it can roll on.
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