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The Firefly is a powerful compact electric handbike attachment for use with manual wheelchairs.

Use of the Firefly gives users the ability to go anywhere they want including over rough terrains and up steep gradients.

This listing is the Next Generation Model - Firefly 2.0!

The Firefly has been approved for the Access to Work scheme in GB.

We can also ship to Germany, France, Netherlands and other selected areas of EU !

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Expected Delivery:   Stock due in to us on 14th April 2017 - then 3-4 working days
Brand :   Rio Mobility
SKU :   RIOFF124
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The Firefly is an electric power add on that attaches to the front of most rigid frame wheelchairs and even some folding models of manual wheelchairs.    

Firefly is limited to a maximum speed of 8 mph at the factory but the limiter is easily removed to increase the speed to a maximum of 12.5 MPH.   

Firefly 2.0 Next Generation Model Enhancements

    • Changed from twist grip throttle with separate forward /reverse switch to individual forward and reverse thumb throttles making it easier for lefties and those who have limited wrist rotation.
    • Changed from a 4 point attachment system to a simpler quick release 2 point attachment which greatly speeds up the attachment and detachment from the wheelchair.
    • Improved dual disc and v breaking system
    • New Improved lighter weight Lithium battery pack
    • New improved frame design comes apart for transport and storage.

Firefly has a lightweight lithium battery with extra long life and gives you an extended real-world range of up to 15 miles or more.    An additional Battery pack may also be purchased if you wish to extend your range.

The Firefly battery lasts for over 3000 charge cycles, compared to only 500 cycles for a heavier lead-acid battery.  The Firefly is easy to control and manoeuvre with power brakes, reverse buttons and throttle all within easy reach. It can be driven both forward and in reverse giving the user maximum control in a variety of situations.

Fitting the Firefly is quick and easy and once attached it can be adjusted to suit a variety of users including both children and adults (Please consult your healthcare professional to verify whether use of the Firefly is appropriate with your medical condition.)  

Firefly fits most rigid frame wheelchairs and some folding frame chairs provided they dont have swing away legrests.  The handcycle attachment system can be mounted to frame tube diameters 22.2mm, 25.4mm, 28.6mm, 30mm, 31.8mm and 34.9mm (7/8", 1", 1 1/8", 1.2", 1 1/4", 1 3/8”).    

We also offer alternative brackets to fit oval shaped tubing like that found on the Quickie Helium ,Xenon & Q7 models.  These are available as an accessory option.

The standard pack includes both a set of 1.25 inch clamps and a selection of shim sizes to reduce the clamp down to fit other sizes.  

Please contact us to discuss compatibility with your current wheelchair.


Firefly compatibility:

The Firefly can attach to almost all wheelchairs with fixed front legs.

This can include folding wheelchairs - as long as the front legs / forks are fixed in place.

The Firefly cannot attach to wheelchairs with 'swing away' front legs.

It is compatible with wheelchairs with a seat width between 14" and 22".

For narrower wheelchairs - please see the document in the 'downloads' tab that shows how the frame can be made to be more narrow.

For wheelchairs with a seat with of less than 12" then we can supply a custom built frame - just choose this option above.

There is an image in the gallery to help demonstrate this and we are here to help anytime on 028 92 633 798.

Firefly is not a Class 3 product and is therefore not to be used on the public highway in the UK.  It is not advisable to use this in the rain and you should avoid puddles where possible.


Firefly Key Features

    • Clips on and off your existing wheelchair in seconds
    • Go twice the speed of a power wheelchair
    • Takes you anywhere you want,
    • including hills and over grass
    • Loads easily in any car
    • Maximum user weight  115kg
    • Silver and black powder coat

Firefly 2.0 Enhancements

    • Separate forward and reverse thumb throttles
    • Speed limiter included
    • Lightweight Lithium Battery
    • New 2 point Lever activated attachment
    • Easily attaches and detaches from your wheelchair
    • Fits a wide range of both folding and rigid wheelchair models

Power

    • Battery Lithium ion 36V, 6.6AH, 238 Wh
    • Battery Range >15 miles/24 km
    • Charger 36V, 2A, input
    • voltage 100~240V
    • Charging Time ~4 hours if battery is fully discharged
    • Motor 350W, 36V geared brushless, hub motor

Brakes

    • 140mm disc brake and Promax V-brake

Frame & Components

    • Frame Aluminum 6061
    • Tire 12.5″ X 2.25″ (62-203)
    • Light LED

Weight

    • Attachment Frame Weight 5.8 lbs / 2.6 kg
    • Drive Unit Weight 14.3 lbs / 6.5 kg
    • Battery Weight 4.5 lbs / 2.0 kg
    • Total Weight 24.6 lbs / 11.2 kg
    • Maximum user weight  115kg


Shipping

    • Shipping Dimensions 36” x 9” x 13”/ 93cm x 22cm x 32cm
    • Shipping Weight   31.0 lbs / 14.0 kg

Access to Work scheme:

Previous customers have used the Access to Work scheme to fund their Firefly. You can call us on 028 92 633 798 for more info about this option.


Airline information:

In the downloads tab above you can download the Air Worthiness certificates from the manufacturer. You should contact your airline prior to travelling however rather than simply relying on these documents as various airlines have differing policies.


We can ship your Firefly to France, Germany, Netherlands and other parts of EU - contact us for more info if you need help.


Clamps and shims included in your package: 

    • 4 x 1.25 inch Clamps
    • 4 x small shims
    • 4 x medium shims
    • 4 x large shims
       

What clamp and shim to use for each tube size:

                     Tube size:                     

                         Clamp and Shim                        

                           1.25"

                                 Clamp

                           1.2"

       Clamp + 1 x extra small shim ( thinnest shim )

                           1 1/8"

                        Clamp + small shim

                           1"

                        Clamp + medium shim

                           7/8" tube

                        Clamp + large shim ( thickest shim )

 We highly recommend that you email us photos of your wheelchair to enquiries@johnpreston.co.uk so that we can help ascertain the suitability of this product.

We are product Experts with many years experience of supply suitable aids and equipment.


Do you want to consider suspension wheels for comfort? Speak to us about our options as we can provide a package that includes specialist suspension wheels such as Loopwheels.


We just have to share the lovely feedback we got from one of our customers who purchased a Firefly from us and is absolutely delighted with it;

Customer name: Christine Squires

" I just have to share with you the laughs and joy the attachment of the Firefly has made. Today it was finally fitted and given a test drive and I have never laughed so much for a long time.

 Even people passing me stopped to watch it and said what a brilliant machine. Now I can play with it all I like and I am sure enjoys lots more laughs as I get used to using the brakes! I am 110% delighted and will be using it a lot as it has brought another dimension to my life following recent wrist surgery.

 I notice that the battery is 36v which is higher than the Firefly booklet describes but I do wish to purchase another one so any help or direction that way would be most helpful.

 Thank you so so much for all your help I am one very highly delighted Firefly user and it's amazing. "

 

 


Arrange your home demonstration with a Product Specialist today

    • Firefly demonstration Northern Ireland
    • Firefly demonstration Ireland
    • Firefly demonstration England
    • Firefly demonstration North England
    • Firefly demonstration South England
    • Firefly demonstration Birmingham
    • Firefly demonstration Coventry
    • Firefly demonstation Leicester
    • Firefly demostration Northampton
    • Firefly demonstration Gloucester
    • Firefly demonstration Nottingham
    • Firefly demostration Sheffield
    • Firefly demonstration Manchester
    • Firefly demonstration Liverpool
    • Firefly demonstration Leeds
    • Firefly demonstration Shrewsbury
    • Firefly demonstration Peterborough
    • Firefly demonstration Exceter
    • Firefly demonstration Kent
    • Firefly demonstration Loughborough

Get in touch with our expert team today to arrange your home assessment with the Firefly wheelchair power attachment. Call 028 92 677 077 and our helpful staff will be delighted to arrange a time convenient to you. 

Firefly Electric Wheelchair Power Attachment. The Firefly is an electric power add on that attaches to the front of most rigid frame wheelchairs and even some folding models of manual wheelchairs.     Firefly is limited to a maximum speed of 8 mph at the factory but the limiter is easily removed to increase the speed to a maximum of 12.5 MPH.    Firefly 2.0 Next Generation Model Enhancements Changed from twist grip throttle with separate forward /reverse switch to individual forward and reverse thumb throttles making it easier for lefties and those who have limited wrist rotation. Changed from a 4 point attachment system to a simpler quick release 2 point attachment which greatly speeds up the attachment and detachment from the wheelchair. Improved dual disc and v breaking system New Improved lighter weight Lithium battery pack New improved frame design comes apart for transport and storage. Firefly has a lightweight lithium battery with extra long life and gives you an extended real-world range of up to 15 miles or more.    An additional Battery pack may also be purchased if you wish to extend your range. The Firefly battery lasts for over 3000 charge cycles, compared to only 500 cycles for a heavier lead-acid battery.  The Firefly is easy to control and manoeuvre with power brakes, reverse buttons and throttle all within easy reach. It can be driven both forward and in reverse giving the user maximum control in a variety of situations. Fitting the Firefly is quick and easy and once attached it can be adjusted to suit a variety of users including both children and adults (Please consult your healthcare professional to verify whether use of the Firefly is appropriate with your medical condition.)   Firefly fits most rigid frame wheelchairs and some folding frame chairs provided they dont have swing away legrests.  The handcycle attachment system can be mounted to frame tube diameters 22.2mm, 25.4mm, 28.6mm, 30mm, 31.8mm and 34.9mm (7/8", 1", 1 1/8", 1.2", 1 1/4", 1 3/8”).     We also offer alternative brackets to fit oval shaped tubing like that found on the Quickie Helium ,Xenon & Q7 models.  These are available as an accessory option. The standard pack includes both a set of 1.25 inch clamps and a selection of shim sizes to reduce the clamp down to fit other sizes.   Please contact us to discuss compatibility with your current wheelchair. Firefly compatibility: The Firefly can attach to almost all wheelchairs with fixed front legs. This can include folding wheelchairs - as long as the front legs / forks are fixed in place. The Firefly cannot attach to wheelchairs with 'swing away' front legs. It is compatible with wheelchairs with a seat width between 14" and 22". For narrower wheelchairs - please see the document in the 'downloads' tab that shows how the frame can be made to be more narrow. For wheelchairs with a seat with of less than 12" then we can supply a custom built frame - just choose this option above. There is an image in the gallery to help demonstrate this and we are here to help anytime on 028 92 633 798. Firefly is not a Class 3 product and is therefore not to be used on the public highway in the UK.  It is not advisable to use this in the rain and you should avoid puddles where possible. Firefly Key Features Clips on and off your existing wheelchair in seconds Go twice the speed of a power wheelchair Takes you anywhere you want, including hills and over grass Loads easily in any car Maximum user weight  115kg Silver and black powder coat Firefly 2.0 Enhancements Separate forward and reverse thumb throttles Speed limiter included Lightweight Lithium Battery New 2 point Lever activated attachment Easily attaches and detaches from your wheelchair Fits a wide range of both folding and rigid wheelchair models Power Battery Lithium ion 36V, 6.6AH, 238 Wh Battery Range >15 miles/24 km Charger 36V, 2A, input voltage 100~240V Charging Time ~4 hours if battery is fully discharged Motor 350W, 36V geared brushless, hub motor Brakes 140mm disc brake and Promax V-brake Frame & Components Frame Aluminum 6061 Tire 12.5″ X 2.25″ (62-203) Light LED Weight Attachment Frame Weight 5.8 lbs / 2.6 kg Drive Unit Weight 14.3 lbs / 6.5 kg Battery Weight 4.5 lbs / 2.0 kg Total Weight 24.6 lbs / 11.2 kg Maximum user weight  115kg Shipping Shipping Dimensions 36” x 9” x 13”/ 93cm x 22cm x 32cm Shipping Weight   31.0 lbs / 14.0 kg Access to Work scheme: Previous customers have used the Access to Work scheme to fund their Firefly. You can call us on 028 92 633 798 for more info about this option. Airline information: In the downloads tab above you can download the Air Worthiness certificates from the manufacturer. You should contact your airline prior to travelling however rather than simply relying on these documents as various airlines have differing policies. We can ship your Firefly to France, Germany, Netherlands and other parts of EU - contact us for more info if you need help. Clamps and shims included in your package:  4 x 1.25 inch Clamps 4 x small shims 4 x medium shims 4 x large shims  What clamp and shim to use for each tube size:                      Tube size:                                               Clamp and Shim                                                    1.25"                                  Clamp                            1.2"        Clamp + 1 x extra small shim ( thinnest shim )                            1 1/8"                         Clamp + small shim                            1"                         Clamp + medium shim                            7/8" tube                         Clamp + large shim ( thickest shim )  We highly recommend that you email us photos of your wheelchair to enquiries@johnpreston.co.uk so that we can help ascertain the suitability of this product. We are product Experts with many years experience of supply suitable aids and equipment. Do you want to consider suspension wheels for comfort? Speak to us about our options as we can provide a package that includes specialist suspension wheels such as Loopwheels. We just have to share the lovely feedback we got from one of our customers who purchased a Firefly from us and is absolutely delighted with it; Customer name: Christine Squires " I just have to share with you the laughs and joy the attachment of the Firefly has made. Today it was finally fitted and given a test drive and I have never laughed so much for a long time.  Even people passing me stopped to watch it and said what a brilliant machine. Now I can play with it all I like and I am sure enjoys lots more laughs as I get used to using the brakes! I am 110% delighted and will be using it a lot as it has brought another dimension to my life following recent wrist surgery.  I notice that the battery is 36v which is higher than the Firefly booklet describes but I do wish to purchase another one so any help or direction that way would be most helpful.  Thank you so so much for all your help I am one very highly delighted Firefly user and it's amazing. "     Arrange your home demonstration with a Product Specialist today Firefly demonstration Northern Ireland Firefly demonstration Ireland Firefly demonstration England Firefly demonstration North England Firefly demonstration South England Firefly demonstration Birmingham Firefly demonstration Coventry Firefly demonstation Leicester Firefly demostration Northampton Firefly demonstration Gloucester Firefly demonstration Nottingham Firefly demostration Sheffield Firefly demonstration Manchester Firefly demonstration Liverpool Firefly demonstration Leeds Firefly demonstration Shrewsbury Firefly demonstration Peterborough Firefly demonstration Exceter Firefly demonstration Kent Firefly demonstration Loughborough Get in touch with our expert team today to arrange your home assessment with the Firefly wheelchair power attachment. Call 028 92 677 077 and our helpful staff will be delighted to arrange a time convenient to you. 

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