Welcome to our review of the Drive Medical Cobalt X16. If you are interested in the Drive Medical Cobalt X16, we have some valuable information below about this product that you should know about. We feel that the EZ Lite Cruiser is the best electric wheelchairs because they are light weight, compact, easy to use and very affordable when compared to the Drive Medical Cobalt X16 and it's offerings.
Drive Medical is the manufacturer of quite a few electric wheelchair models, and their Cobalt line are in the lower end of the price range scale overall. Drive Medical Cobalt X16 is offered for sale on many websites and boasts just about all of of the same features of the other Drive Medical models. The Cobalt X16 weighs in at 121 pounds (54.9 kilograms) with the battery. The base weighs 74 pounds (33.6 kilograms), seat weighs 19 pounds (8.6 kilograms) and each battery (x2) weighs 14 pounds (6.4 kilograms). It has a size of 38.5 inches x 24 inches (97.8 centimeters x 61 centimeters) but the overall Height is unknown and it can not be folded. The seat size comes in at 18 inches wide x 15 inches long (45.7 centimeters wide x 38.1 centimeters long). Taking the size into account, it has a turn radius of about 29 inches (73.7 centimeters). Due to its size and weight, it 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. Due to its heavy weight, size and motor power, it is capable of carrying passengers weighing 250 pounds (113.4 kilograms).
The Drive Medical Cobalt X16 can hit a top speed of about 4 miles per hour (6.4 kilometers per hour) and can handle inclines of 6 degrees. On a full charge, it can last for up to 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) of continuous driving range. The manufacturer does not specify how long it takes to charge battery from empty to full. Depending on where it is purchased, it may come pre-assembled. Most times some assembly is required and a toolkit may be required. The Drive Medical Cobalt X16 accomplishes most indoor mobility requirements. Some doorways and hallways may be tight to fit through because of its size and turn radius, and it 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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