Scalamobile Portable Stair Climber FAQs
Does the Scalamobil fit my wheelchair?
Yes, the Scalamobil fits on nearly all models of wheelchair thanks to adapters that are mounted just once on the existing wheelchair.
Does it also work on spiral staircases?
Yes, and even on different materials such as carpet, wood, stone or metal.
Will it damage my staircase?
No, as a result of the unique climbing mechanism and thanks to the special tires, the edges of the steps are well protected.
How is the Scalamobil driven?
The quiet electric motor on the Scalamobil runs off a powerful rechargeable battery, that is kept always operational using a charger.
How far can I travel with a single charge of the battery?
As a rule, one charge of the battery is enough to climb 300 steps (for a person weighing approx. 155 lbs). That is equivalent to about 20 floors.
Does one need a lot of strength to operate the Scalamobil?
At the push of a button, the electric motor takes care of all the climbing work. Guiding the Scalamobil requires very little strength.
What is the maximum permitted height and depth of a step?
The steps where a Scalamobil is used should be at least 11 cm (4.3″) deep and not more than 7.9″ high. (As an option we also offer a step height extension up to 10 in).
Can the Scalamobil also be used outside the house?
Basically, the Scalamobil can be used on all kinds of steps, even in the open or in public buildings. The Scalamobil can be dismantled into 3 parts, it is easy to transport and fits in every car boot.
What is the maximum weight limit for a person be who wishes to use the scalamobil as a staircase climbing aid?
Not counting the wheelchair, the maximum permitted total weight should not exceed 308 lbs.
How much does the Scalamobil weigh?
- Drive unit without battery: 38.3 lbs
- Battery: 5.9 lbs
- Handle: 11.5 lbs
- Total weight: 54.0 lbs