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Powerchair charging

PinkpoppyPinkpoppy Member Posts: 14 Listener
Hi everyone
I have recently acquired a quickie 300 power chair, which I'm finding really helpful but a nightmare to charge. The charger is really big and heavy so I'm finding it difficult to move but the main problem is that it has two lights on it which at some point doing the charge flash very brightly so that if I charge it overnight it keeps me awake! Does anyone else have these problems? And if so, what do you do about it? I really need some help, as it's driving me potty! I've contacted the mobility centre who supplied it but as yet the engineers haven't come up with anything.
Many thanks 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 5,143 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi cant you just cover the charger with something so you cant see the lights like a loose box ? That you can slide over top 
  • PinkpoppyPinkpoppy Member Posts: 14 Listener
    I tried that but it just shone through the joins, and the engineer said it was a potential fire risk as it gets quite hot! Thanks for the suggestion though. 
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 678 Pioneering
    Hi @Pinkpoppy I’m Emma, I’ve encountered the same problem with mine, same make different model. The only fix for us is to charge it for a bit and then take it off charge before you go to sleep otherwise, half my room lights up with the light. I know it’s not a great solution but that’s the only one we’ve managed to come up with.
  • PinkpoppyPinkpoppy Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank you so much Emma. I was beginning to think I was the only one experiencing this problem, so it's reassuring to know it's not just me! Your solution is similar to what I've been doing, in that I put it on charge in the evening when I'm planning to watch a longer TV programme.  As you 
  • PinkpoppyPinkpoppy Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Oops!
    As you say, its not ideal, but it seems the only way. Not a great design though.
    Thanks again.
    Jayne
  • littleacornlittleacorn Member Posts: 62 Connected
    Just waiting to get quickie 200 is the charger the same for this one aswell?
  • PinkpoppyPinkpoppy Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Don't know for sure but I suspect it is. If so, I have to warn you that the charger unit is big and cumbersome compared to my last powerchair. But the chair itself is brilliant!  Very compact and powerful.
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 678 Pioneering
    @Pinkpoppy No worries at all. I hope it helps. Yes, it is a definite flaw but like you, my chair runs brilliantly. I hope they alter the charger flash in the future. Please let us know if we can help you with anything else. 
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