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Updated:  21-Dec-09

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Otto Bock 600

The Otto Bock 600 is a Rear Drive "Full Sized" All Day Indoor and Outdoor Powerchair. 

It is one of the few Powerchairs worthy of consideration by Adult Paraplegic, Quadriplegic and other all day, full time powerchair users.

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OTTO BOCK 600

Like all modern Powerchairs it will need properly reprogramming to suit its user. And to stop it feeling like the steering is connected by stretchy rubber bands,

It is a little wider and longer than it really needed to be.

Its 25.5 inches wide much like MOST "full sized top end powerchairs are. (That's slightly wider than my own fat tyre equipped powerchair) with non of those advantages

It has "full sized" group 24 approx 70ah batteries (essential for a 6mph powerchair if its to be usable all day long by a heavy adult).

It has the usual "hit every door frame" swing away footrests. Although a single central platform may be an option (check if available) and it looks a lot "nose heavy" once the seat is in the correct position!  Don't worry sir, unless you make some modifications they are all like that as the manufacturers are scared someone will tip out of the back on steep upward slopes/ramps...

It has black tyres (option) which I prefer. These are great sizes for outdoors as well as indoors on a rear drive powerchair. With 14 inch wheels on the rear (3.00 x 8 tyre) these work great indoors and out on smooth pavements and carpets alike but unfortunately much of the world isn't smooth and this can be a problem with almost every modern powerchair.

The front casters are 10 inch diameter (3.00 x 4 tyres) which means they are quite big so they are pretty capable outdoors compared to other chairs with smaller casters.  See tyres and Solid or Pneumatic? to know what you really need!  It also interestingly has sprung front casters. I am going to order a set of those to fit to my own powerchair ASAP!

In a rear drive powerchair like this Otto Bock 600 these 2 larger caster wheels seldom cause any problem indoors.  Its easy to predict or even see where they will swivel or move as you manoeuvre in a tight spot.

Mid drive, front drive, 6 wheel platform powerchairs all need too many extra wheels sticking out in all corners, and behind you so these types of chairs usually use smaller caster wheels to try and keep them "small" enough indoors so the casters don't go hitting everything around you.  Leaving them at a disadvantage outdoors or in snow etc  (Powerchairs and Snow).

I think it has a 70 amp controller (may be wrong?) which is slightly too small really. 80 Amps is a sensible minimum for a reasonably light adult person, 100 better still for an outdoor capable powerchair like this one and a full sized male adult. Same goes for any 6mph powerchair.  But it depends on the actual controller - some don't do as you would expect!

Consider this: You need more still if its faster!  Because taller gearing sucks more power (amps). Which is why 8mph or faster powerchairs are generally less powerful (less torque) and eat batteries fast unless you are a skinny 14 year old girl... If you are really fat (think US fat!) Then consider a 4mph high torque powerchair to get the range and torque you will need.

If I didn't have my own 3 Custom Home Built Powerchairs then one of these would be on my list to check out in more detail!

Burgerman

 

Specifications:  My Comment (white)

 
Maximum Speed      
6.2 Mph 
(About right! Faster is worse for both Torque and Range)
 

Range  
 
22 Miles (35 Km)
  
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Weight Capacity   260 lbs
Product Weight (With Batteries)   250 lbs

Product Width   
Wider just than my own Off Road Capable Powerchair
  25.4 Inches
Product Length  
42.5 inc footrests  (40 is better...)
 
Seat Width  
Adjustable to 21 inches
Optional Specialized Recaro Seat 
 
 
20" in
 (bad idea, moves seat height and centre of gravity upwards and forwards...)
 
Seat to Floor Height  
17.50" - 23.50" ok
 
Back Angle Adjustment   
9 to 30 Degrees (Standard Seat)
10 to 30 Degrees (Recaro)
 
Armrest Height 
 
 
9.5" to 14" inches
 
Obstacle Climbing Height    4.0" in
Battery 

 

   
Group 24 full sized 
Good - less is useless unless in a slower chair or if you weigh very little.

Charging Time   12 hrs (Wow! That's too slow)

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