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Companion Power Assist System for Manual Wheelchair

$1,995.00 $2,495.00
Wheelchair sold separately

Companion Power Assist System is designed for use by both adults and children. Companion power assist is a sleek compact design based on an 8" wheel that provides exceptional maneuverability, turning in place, and easy steering through tight spaces. The quick-release connect and disconnect mechanism transforms the manual wheelchair into a powerchair in under 10 seconds. The Companion power assist system has been awarded Product of the Year 2021 by the Mobility Product Awards.

  • LCD Display
  • With powerful drum brakes, it is stable, safe, and secure
  • Smooth, powerful, and fast, providing a comfortable ride on any occasion and in any location
  • The power assist system is lightweight which makes it easy to load and unload from the vehicle
  • The combined weight of the wheelchair and the user must be less than 260 lbs. for companion one and 280 lbs. for companion plus

Companion Plus standard features

  • Bigger 350W Motor
  • 5-Speed Control
  • Non-Marking Tire
  • Soft-Grip Handles
  • Parking Brake for Added Safety

Companion One standard features

  • 250W Motor
  • 3-Speed Control
  • Rubber Tire

Compatibility with Manual Wheelchairs

Folding Manual Wheelchairs:

  • A Companion is compatible with most folding manual wheelchairs.
  • The wheelchair's frame tube diameter should be between 19mm (0.75") and 50.8mm (2").

Rigid Manual Wheelchairs:

  • A Companion is compatible with most rigid manual wheelchairs.
  • The wheelchair's straight camber tube and crossbar diameter should be between 19mm (0.75") and 50.8mm (2").
Companion Power Assist System
ModelCompanion OneCompanion Plus
Motor 250W Hub motor with 8" solid tire 350W Hub motor with 8" non-marking tire
Brakes Powerful drum brakes
Battery Lithium battery 36V 7.5A
RangeUp to 25km/16mi on a full charge*Up to 30km/18mi on a full charge*
Power Switch ON/OFF Power switch with two keys
Turning Radius Handle angle range - 180 degrees
Speed Three-speed mode control - maximum 24kmh/15mph Five-speed mode control - maximum 26kmh/16mph
Display2-inch LCD display - battery charge status, trip distance, and speedNew LCD display - battery charge status, trip distance, and speed, odometer, speed settings
Weight Companion Unit - 20 lbs.
Adaptor/Coupler - 1.6 lbs.
*Range measured in laboratory conditions: flat clean surface, no inclines, 150lbs dummy. Actual range might vary depending on road, incline, and weather conditions.

Manufacturer warrants its products as under:

  • Two years warranty - On all structural components (frame)
  • One year warranty - On battery, motor, and electrical components
  • This Statement of Limited Warranty does not apply to the following:
  1. The user has not followed the recommended Companion Maintenance outlined in the manual.
  2. The internal structures of the Companion have been disassembled, installed, or repaired by the user or an unauthorized third party.
  3. The Companion has been damaged as a result of accidents caused by disregarding the Safety Measures and Precautions in the manual, such as speeding or driving over Safety Measures and Precautions in the manual, such as speeding or driving over obstacles.
  4. The device has undergone any modifications or repairs that were not done by a registered service provider.
  5. The Companion has been damaged due to negligence or improper use.
  6. Any faults to the Companion that may have been caused by poor storage conditions.
  7. The device was damaged while undergoing transportation or improper handling.
  8. Any other faults not caused by the manufacturer's own design or technology.
  9. Damages caused by normal wear and tear, improper use, nor defects caused by improper maintenance.
  • Parts under warranty will be covered at no cost.
  • Any labor cost for service under warranty is not covered as per our terms of sale.
  • Standard manufacturer terms & conditions apply for the warranty of this product.
Please call us for specific details.
  • No returns will be accepted after 30 days from the date of shipment.
  • Restocking fees may apply if the product is not in its original packaging.
  • All returns must have an RGA number (Returned Goods Authorization) unauthorized returns will not be accepted.
  • The products must be a new, unused condition, not tampered with, in original packaging, and returned at the customer's expense in original packaging.
  • If your return is not due to any manufacturing defect then the original shipping cost and credit card/PayPal processing fee will be deducted from the total refund.
  • All freight charges, fuel surcharges, handling fees, and additional freight services are non-refundable.
  • Hygiene products will not be returned once used or opened.
  • Custom orders are non-refundable and non-returnable.
  • Standard manufacturer terms & conditions are applicable for the return policy of this product.

Please call us for specific details.

Does the Companion ONE or PLUS have reverse?

    No, the Companion line of Power Assist does not have power reverse. The user can manually push their wheelchair in reverse while holding onto the handlebars to steer.

My patient/client may have a slower reaction when at high speed. Can we reduce the speed?

    Yes, on the Companion One we can cap the 2nd and/or 3rd speed. On the Companion Plus, the speed settings are programable. Include this request in the notes when placing an order.

Why is the Companion wheel overspinning?

    Avoid over spinning the front/power wheel. Always start at speed 1 and avoid fully turning the throttle too quickly. Instead, apply gradual pressure, increasing the speed as needed. Leaning forward when going uphill will increase wheel traction.
    If the Companion wheel is over spinning in the starting position even when starting slow and leaning forward, consider adjusting the balance of your chair, to shift the center of gravity (CG) forward, by a) moving the big/back wheels backward or b) shifting the seat panel forward.

The diameter of the camber tube in my RIGID chair is 2 inches. Can Companion be installed?

    By default, the Companion is shipped with a set of clamps that can be mounted on crossbars and camber tubes 1-inch or 1 ¼-inch. If your wheelchair uses a 2-inch camber tube, please contact us to have yours shipped with alternative clamps.

Can the Companion (ONE or PLUS) be installed in a 12-inch wide frame pediatric chair (rigid or folding frame)?

    The Companion line of Power Assist comes with multiple points of adjustability, allowing for the installation onto pediatric chairs as small as 12-inch wide frames. All the adjustments can be reversed/re-adjusted when/if the child changes chairs.

How To Change the tires and/or brake pads?

    This video, demonstrates how to change the tire and brake pads using the custom Companion Tire Changing Tool.

My patient/client has limited dexterity in her/his wrists and fingers and can not operate the throttle and brakes. Do you have a solution for quads?

    Yes, we have a solution for quads. Please contact us at (866) 563-6812 for more information, options, and prices.

How To Install the Companion Plus Docking Module for Rigid Wheelchairs?

    This video shows how to install the Docking Module on a rigid manual wheelchair for the Cheelcare Companion Plus power assist system.