Pride Quantum Q6 Edge Z Powerchair
- 6 or 8 mph 4-pole motors
- iLevel: drive at 3.5mph when elevated up to 12"
- TRU-Balance 3 configurable seating
- ATX suspension
An uprated version of the Edge 2.0, the Quantum Q6 Edge Z offers enhanced outdoor performance as well as all the advanced features such as the iLevel seat riser the Edge 2.0 is known for. Powerful 4-pole motors offer improved torque, with a 6 mph top speed as standard, and the option to upgrade to 8 mph, while large 70 AH batteries increase the range. While the Edge Z is wider than the Edge 2.0, it retains precision mid-wheel drive manoeuvrability for indoor use.
The Edge Z is geared primarily for outdoor use - the wider base offers enhanced stability, while ATX suspension at both the front and the rear ensures a smooth ride over rough ground. 4-pole motors power the Edge Z, with a top speed of 6 mph as standard - what we would recommend for the best balance of speed, torque and range, although they can be upgraded to 8 mph if extra speed is desired. This makes the Edge Z one of the best performing mid-wheel drive powerchairs outdoors, rivalling Sunrise Medical's Quickie Jive M Hybrid, and Invacare's TDX SP2 HD.
The mid-wheel drive means the Edge Z remains manoeuvrable, able to turn on the spot, although the wider base obviously makes it less suited for indoor use than the more compact Edge 2.0. While NE+ controls come as standard, we would recommend upgrading to the advanced Q-Logic 3 LCD control system, pictured above, for clear control over multiple powered seating options. These can also be expanded with specialist controls should hand function be limited.
The renowned iLevel seat raiser features on the Q6 Edge Z, and has recently been upgraded from 10 to 12 inches, allowing you to drive at walking pace (3.5 mph) 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 Edge Z can be fitted with all the other powered options the Edge 2.0 can receive, including 175° of shear-reduced recline - allowing you to lie flat when combined with powered elevating leg rests, and 50° of tilt to aid in pressure relief whilst maintaining centre of gravity shift. This is complemented by the TRU-Balance 3 Seating System, which features an amazing range of seat widths and depths, from 12 - 22 inches, plus a range of posture supporting and pressure-relieving backrests and cushions.
Quantum powerchairs are known for their style, and the Q6 Edge Z is no exception. Available in a large range of colours as standard, which can be mixed and matched across the base shroud, backrest cover shroud, and joystick shroud, the appearance can be customised according to your preferences. Finally, the Edge Z is also crash-tested, making it suitable for occupied transportation in a suitably adapted vehicle.
The Quantum Q6 Edge Z is best suited to those after a powerchair primarily for high-performance outdoor use, who also wish to enjoy the benefit of driving at eye level or lying flat - something that the Edge Z offers at a much lower cost than powerchairs from other manufacturers with "lie-flat" ability (such as the Q700 M Sedeo Ergo). If your powerchair is going to be used regularly indoors or in restricted spaces, we would recommend the new Q6 Edge 3 instead (which has replaced the Edge 2.0). The closest rivals to the Edge Z are Sunrise Medical's new Quickie Q700 M and Invacare's TDX SP2 HD - while both are better-established chairs, the Edge offers a selection of advanced features not found on either of them.
|Width||26.25 in (66.7 cm)|
|Length||35.6 in (90 cm)|
|Seat width||12 - 24 in (30.5 - 61 cm)|
|Seat depth||12 - 24 in (30.5 - 61 cm)|
|Weight capacity||21.4 st (136 kg)|
|Ground clearance||2.7 in (7 cm)|
|Speed||6 - 8 mph (9.6 - 12 kmph)|
If you require further information on the Q6 Edge Z, 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.