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