Twion Wheelchair Wheels

Electric Wheels for Manual Wheelchairs - New Model for More Active Users

Fastest and Lightest Push Rim Drive Unit

These active drive wheels offer new freedom for wheelchair users. The compact and silent wheel hub drives with built-in lithium ion batteries ensure greater propulsion force on push-rim wheels.

Moreover, the twion drive wheels are suitable for almost all manual wheelchairs. This is made possible by the small, lightweight bracket that is simply fitted to the wheelchair. With the convenient quick-release system, both the manual wheels and twion drive wheels can be used, meaning that the required drive type, manual or with E Power, is available at all times.

For a Twion vs E-Motion comparison, refer the the chart under the resources tab.

120kgMaximum user weight

Battery  
Battery Maintenance free lithium ion
Operation  
Electronics Connects with Smartphones
Range  
Max Speed 10km/hr
Travel Range 12-20km
Weights  
Weight From 6kg per wheel
Wheels  
Size 24"

Frequently Asked Questions

 

For whom is the twion useful?

The twion is made for all active manual wheelchair users, who possess a good upper body stability, adequate coordination of their arm strength and a full hand/finger functionality. These are mostly wheelchair users with paraplegia (lesion height under TH2).

For whom is the twion not suitable?

For all wheelchair users with low physical strength, unequal arm strength and limited hand and finger function. Often affected are wheelchair users with neurological dysfunctions and tetraplegia.

Does twion fit on my wheelchair or how can I check that?

The twion is suitable for almost all popular active and lightweight wheelchairs. A support that receives the twion wheels will be mounted on the wheelchair frame. Usually the manual wheelchair wheels can still be used normally.

Where can I test drive the product?

At Xtra Care Equipment's showroom in Broadview, South Australia.

How much does the twion weigh?

A wheel of the lightest variant weighs incl. rechargeable battery 6kg.

What is the maximum weight of a person who uses the twion?

The twion is designed for a maximum personal weight of 120 kg, regardless of the type of wheelchair used.

How far can I get with one battery charge?

Due to the drive technology of the twion the attainable range is highly dependent of the particular conditions of use. Indoor movement involving continuous use of motor power for starting, steering and deceleration reduces the range considerably more than steady outdoor driving. In this case, a battery charge under favourable conditions can achieve a driving distance of approximately 20 km.

How fast does the twion drive?

The twion has no defined maximum speed. Just like a manual wheelchair, the achievable speed depends on the strength of the propelling movement. The twion supports in the standard version a propelling movement up to 6 km/h [optional 10 km/h].

Which variants of the twion are available?

- Colour: black, white

- Push rims: Aluminium black/matte, stainless steel

- Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Evolution, Schwalbe Airborne, Schwalbe Ultremo

What accessories are available?

Anti-tippers, Mobility Plus Package

 

Advantages At a Glance

 

  • Powerful propulsion assistance up to a speed of 6 km/h (optionally up to 10 km/h*)
  • Easy to transport and load since each drive wheel weighs a mere 6 kg
  • Lithium-ion battery technology - lightweight and with a long service life
  • The EasyConnex magnetic charging connector automatically finds the correct position for insertion
  • Highly efficient digital electronic direct drive featuring energy recovery to achieve a greater range
  • All information and driving programmes on your Android smartphone including innovative features such as BlueDrive remote control
  • Many customisable features

* with optional Mobility Plus package

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ISO Standards Approval

Australian Standards have been developed to ensure equipment meets recognised safety and reliability criteria. To achieve this status, equipment must pass a series of tests in which it is put under difficult conditions that are designed to be similar to those that the child or adult may face when the equipment is used. For example, wheelchairs are tested for safhas gained Australian Standard acceptance, it provides a sense of satisfaction and reassurance that it is safe to be used and will do the job.

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