Invacare Pronto P31 Electric Wheelchair Review

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Invacare Pronto P31 Electric Wheelchair Review 2016

The Invacare Pronto P31 electric wheelchair is the latest model in the Invacare Pronto Series of electric power wheelchairs. A sleek and compact wheelchair with a smooth drive and turning radius of 26.5 inches, for easy navigation. The maximum climbing angle is 6 degrees and the average speed is 4 mph, which is around average when compared to other models in this category. The maximum range for driving the chair per charge is 13 miles. The Invacare Pronto P31 electric wheelchair also features a push-button style seat belt and comfortable captain’s seating.

Maneuverability

The compact size of the Invacare Pronto P31 electric wheelchair gives it a low profile, which makes for easier handling and navigation even though the turning radius is average when compared to other power wheelchairs in this class.

The 9 inch flat-free tires and front wheel drive provide easy handling and maximum durability. However, the ground clearance is only 1.7 inches which must be taken into consideration if your are looking to use this wheelchair outdoors in parks, or other environments where ridges may be an issue. The Invacare Pronto P31 electric wheelchair comes equipped with intelligent regenerative electromagnetic brakes that provide immediate braking power on demand.

Battery charging interval is an ample 13 miles before needing a recharge, which is plenty considering that it is recommended that the unit be used mainly in the home.

Comfort & Design

The Invacare Pronto P31 electric wheelchair’s comfortable captain’s seat is a standard width and depth of 18 inches and provides a 360 degree rotation and 45 degrees of adjustability. Seat options include a reclining or high-back seat. Arm rests are full length, fully adjustable and padded for comfort. They can also flip-up and are removable for convenience.   Footboard is fold-down, height adjustable, and large angled.

User controls on the Invacare Pronto P31 electric wheelchair are simple and easy to understand and the joystick placement is conveniently located for ease of handling. The on-board battery charger connection is located on the joystick for added convenience.

Refurbishment kits are available for wear and tear items when they need to be replaced or updated such as the arm pads, headrest covers, and back and seat covers. The shroud is also replaceable and color updated to a stylish, black fog and blue mist.

The Invacare Pronto P31 electric wheelchair features a durable tool-less shroud which provides easier access to the battery and better serviceability.

Invacare Pronto P31 – Review Summary

The compact nature of this model make the wheelchair easy to navigate through doorways, hallways and other small spaces. It is clearly design focused for use in your home. Adjustable features make it easy for the rider to get comfortable by changing footboard position, or getting in and out of tight spaces. The Invacare Pronto P31 is a budget-friendly electric wheelchair that provides the rider with comfort and convenience. The warranty for this model is not as good as other warranties provided by makers of other electric power wheelchairs in this category. Invacare warranty covers 5 years on the base frame and 3 years on the seat frame, with a 13 month extended warranty on motors, electronics, and select components. Batteries carry the standard 6 month warranty.

The price of the Invacare Pronto P31 electric power wheelchair is very competitively priced, giving good value for money if you are looking for an electric wheelchair designed predominantly for indoor use.

Wheelchair Weight:  153 lbs
Max User Weight  :  300 lbs
Turning Radius      :  26.5 degrees
Heaviest Piece      :  63 lbs
Battery Distance   :  13 miles
Warranty                :  5 Year Limited