Pride Quantum Q6 Edge 3 Powerchair
- iLevel: drive at 4.5mph when elevated up to 12"
- Lie flat with 175° recline
- Tru-Balance 3 configurable seating
- Quantum styling
The Q6 Edge 3 is the most advanced powerchair yet from Quantum, the culmination of 8 years of innovating and improving the Q6 Edge series. It features their flagship iLevel seat riser, now improved to allow you to drive at a brisk walking pace of 4.5 mph when fully elevated - enjoying the benefit of social mobility at eye level. Configurable TRU-Balance 3 seating and advanced Smooth Ride Suspension keep you in comfort, and allow your Q6 Edge 3 to master your environment both indoors and out. Backed up by modern and sophisticated Q-Logic 3 controls, this makes the Edge 3 one of the most hi-tech and impressive powerchairs available.
Mid-wheel drive gives the Edge outstanding manoeuvrability, able to turn on the spot with a radius of just 20.5 inches. Powerful 4-pole motors can provide a top speed of up to 6 mph, and new Smooth Ride Suspension provides stability and a comfortable ride, a significant improvement over the predecessor Edge 2.0. This allows the Edge 3 to excel both indoors and outdoors, with no compromises on performance. Fully crash-tested, the Q6 Edge 3 can be used for occupied transport in a wheelchair adapted vehicle.
The headline feature of the Edge 3 is the iLevel seat raiser, which allows you to drive at walking pace while fully elevated. As the name suggests, this allows you to drive at eye level - in contrast to most other powerchairs with powered lift, which are limited to crawling along at slow speeds. Being at eye level enhances social interactions, even when on the go. Faster actuators allow the full lift to be attained within 24 seconds, all at the press of a single switch. The iLevel feature has been enhanced for the Edge 3, with the max speed now upped to 4.5 mph, and the seat lifter raising an impressive 12 inches.
A fully range of other powered seating options are available, including 175° of shear-reduced recline - allowing you to lie flat when combined with powered elevating leg rests - few powered wheelchairs offer this level of recline. 50º of powered seat tilt is also available to aid in pressure relief.
TRU-Balance 3 seating is entirely configurable, allowing your Edge's seat to be set up to provide a precise fit to your size, comfort and clinical needs. Seat widths and depths of 12 - 22 inches are available, allowing the Edge to cater to the smaller dimensions of paediatric users. Its highly modular nature allows the seating to be modified to accommodate your changing needs, and third-party components such as pressure cushions can easily be fitted.
Control options range from the basic NE+ system that comes as standard, to the advanced Q-Logic 3 expandable control system. Q-Logic includes the option for a high-definition LCD screen on your joystick, as well as Bluetooth to interact with your environment. Further control options include switch boxes for one-touch access to seating options, as well as attendant controls and special controls for those that cannot use a regular joystick. A USB charger is built-in to keep your smartphone or other personal electronics topped up.
The Quantum range is renowned for its stylish looks, with the Q6 Edge 3 being no exception. It features slimline ultra-bright LED fender lights and drive wheel colour accents - these along with the shroud are available in your choice of 14 colour options. This allows you to customise your Edge to match your style - from Lemon Crush through Green Machine to Raspberry Beret.
Quantum are the biggest manufacturer of high-end powerchairs in the US, and it's easy to see why with their flagship Edge 3 - which blends advanced technology with impressive styling. It's a versatile model, good both indoors and out, and with a seating system that can be adapted to suit your requirements. It is well worth considering, and measures up against its nearest competitors, Invacare's TDX SP2 NB and Sunrise Medical's Quickie Q500 M.
The Edge 3 boasts a couple of features - the iLevel seat riser that lets you drive at a good pace while elevated, and 175° lie-flat recline - that just aren't found on equivalently-priced models from Quantum's competitors. In fact you have to go up to the Quickie Q700 M Sedeo Ergo to find those features on another chair, and that is significantly more expensive.
If you're primarily looking to use your powerchair indoors, the Stretto version of the Edge 3 is worth considering, as it has a market-leading 52 cm slimline base that helps it reach places other powerchairs cannot access.
We'd recommend the Edge 3 for people after a chair to spend a good portion of the day in, using in all aspects of their life. In particular, anyone wanting to drive at eye level, or to sleep in their powerchair would be well-worth considering the Edge 3. The Q6 Edge 3 is available now for purchase, hire and on the Motability scheme.
|Width||24.4 in (62 cm)|
|Length (without legrests)||32 in (82 cm)|
|Seat width||12 - 22 in (30.5 - 56 cm)|
|Seat depth||12 - 22 in (30.5 - 56 cm)|
|Weight capacity||21.4 st (136 kg)|
|Ground clearance (at battery tray)||2.7 in (7 cm)|
|Speed||4 - 6 mph (6 - 9.6 kmph)|
|Range||17.2 miles (27.6 km)|
If you require further information on the Q6 Edge 3, or wish to place an order, please call us on 0800 0258 005. Our customer services team will be able to advise you on the wheelchair, and also on the hire and purchase options available. We can also arrange for a consultation, where you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on demonstration.
All of our powered wheelchairs come with free delivery and set-up by one of our experienced product specialists when purchased or hired on a long-term basis or leased through the Motability scheme, to ensure they are suitable for your needs, and adjusted as necessary to your comfort. For short-term hire customers, there is a small charge for technician delivery.
We offer three months' free insurance with all powerchairs purchased from us. The cover is provided by market-leading mobility insurer Fish Insurance, and lets you get mobile straight away, knowing that you are safely covered.