Tech Tips

4 Things to keep your Redman Power Chair Humming

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Keep It Clean. Like anything that has moving parts, your Redman Power Chair should be cleaned from time to time. You can use a spray bottle with soapy water for general cleaning, but take care to not get water in or around the electronics, motors, and connecters. For tougher cleaning, you can use a small amount of WD-40. Use computer dust-off to keep all the dust from accumulating on moving parts.

Keep It Lubricated. Use WD-40 liberally on all of the hinged points and sewing machine oil where indicated in your manual. It’s good to lubricate every 30 days, or as needed when you hear a squeak. Remember this rule of thumb: If it is squeaking it is wearing.

Keep It Charged. If you are using your chair every day you should be charging every day. A typical charge will take 8 hours. Try to never drive in the red zone on your charge indicator to avoid getting stranded without power. Driving in the red zone will unduly shorten the life of your battery.

Keep It Cool. Our power chair can take a lot of abuse, but like anything, heat can take a toll. When maneuvering in tight places on soft surfaces (especially carpeting) you are using incredible amounts of energy and that equals heat. That heat will shorten the life of the motor and controller on you power chair. The key to a long life for your power chair is to minimize this kind of use.

Do you have a question on how to keep your Redman Power Chair humming? Got a suggestion of your own? Let us know in the comments below!

Redman Revolutionizes Wheelchair Repair with How-to Videos

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

America’s top-selling standing wheelchair is providing a new resource for customers with a bit of do-it-yourself-flare. By popular demand, the Redman Power Chair company has created the first of many online videos covering small repairs and maintenance to its power wheelchair.

 

“We’ve always been proud of our reliability and commitment to high customer service, but there are times when the customer simply wants to do repairs and upgrades themselves,” says Sam Redman, Founder and Sales Manager of Redman Power Chair.

 

“Customers have been asking for a way to do simple repairs more quickly and on their own and these videos will serve as a very useful resource to those folks,” continued Redman. “We are pleased to have them available for download on our website at http://www.redmanpowerchair.com.”

 

About Redman Power Chair

With headquarters in Tucson, Ariz., Redman Power Chair has pioneered the standing wheelchair and reclining wheelchair providing innovative solutions for standing and mobility solutions for over 20 years. As seen on Manufacturing Marvels with John Criswell during the Freedom Watch program on FOX Business Network, the power chair moves you in a whole new way—it stands, reclines, tilts and power-elevates your legs effortlessly and is completely customized. The Redman Power Chair is available nationwide. More information can be found at http://www.redmanpowerchair.com or by contacting Sam Redman at 520-546-6002 or 1-800-727-6684, option1, then option 2.

Announcing free silent stabilizer wheels for qualifying customers

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Redman Power Chair is pleased to announce a free upgrade to certain users of our power wheelchairs.

Previous user feedback lead us to a new, quieter real stabilizer wheel that we are proud to now offer for free to any user with a 2″ x 4″ wheel on their current chair. It’s important to us that our users have a great experience with our chairs, so after testing this new wheel we are ecstatic to say it dramatically reduces noise generated by the old rear stabilizer wheels. We believe this is such an improvement, we are offering a FREE upgrade to our customers.

Installation is easy, too! With just a few household tools and existing hardware, the change will take just a few minutes.

To get your new set of wheels, simply call  (800) 727-6684, option 1, then option 2. Your wheels should arrive in about a week.

Design Control Meeting

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

What happens in a Redman Power Chair design control meeting? When Don & Sam Redman meet with Steve and Mike from the Redman production department, they put their heads together to critique each others ideas to build a better product.

They recently discussed thoughts about improving the “Boomerang” attachment, which replaces the previous gear assembly. It currently allows you to add all the weight one could reasonably apply to the arm rest while keeping the system stable. Working on adding adjustability to the shear mechanism to control the speed of the movement to minamalize shearing forces.

The group also discussed some new aesthetic options to streamline the appearance for the chairs future models. They also covered some other “top secret” ideas in the works that will be revealed in time. These regular brainstorming sessions are significant to the ongoing process of improving the company’s standing power wheelchair.

 

Sam & Mike pointing to the Boomerang mechanism, while Steve sits in total awe.

Don and Mike brainstorming some ideas.