Scalamobil 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 or 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
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