Sunrise Medical Quickie Q500 M Powerchair

The Quickie Q500 M offers the perfect blend of indoor manoeuvrability and outdoor performance along with head-turning style. Featuring the highly customisable and comfortable Sedeo Pro seating, it can be configured to perfectly fit your measurements and needs, giving you the perfect powerchair for all-day use.

Product Description

Power Base

The Sunrise Medical Quickie Q500 M Powerchair is the "all-rounder" of Sunrise Medical’s Q-series powerchairs, ideal for those that want a single powerchair for use throughout the day in a mixture of indoor and outdoor environments. It offers improved power and range over the smaller, more indoor-focused Q300 M Mini, and is more compact than the Q700 M that is designed for primarily outdoor use.

The Q500 M base builds on the success of the Salsa M2, and a notable improvement we have noticed is the new anti-pitch technology that provides a much smoother braking experience than its predecessor. The base is slim enough to get around limited spaces indoors such as lifts, narrow doorways and tight corners, and able to turn on the spot thanks to the ultra-manoeuvrable mid-wheel drive.

Outside, it is no slouch, with powerful high-torque 4-pole motors providing the traction you need at speeds of up to 8 mph. Patented Quickie all-wheel independent suspension absorbs the bumps, even over rougher ground, and allows you to climb kerbs of up to 10 cm. 60 Ah batteries come as standard, but can be upgraded to extra-large 80 Ah batteries for an outstanding range of up to 25 miles.


The Sedeo Pro seating system features as standard on the Q500 M, which is a highly adjustable system that can be configured to your needs with a broad selection of support and positioning options. That allows the seat to be tailored to your requirements, giving you a bespoke seat with a perfect fit for unrivalled comfort and support. This modular system allows the Sedeo Pro seat to be adjusted further should your needs change, ensuring you have the right seat for you throughout the lifespan of the chair.

Suitable for a wide range of people, the Sedeo Pro seating system features an enhanced weight capacity of 25 stone, seat widths of 15 – 22 inches and depths of 16 – 22 inches to fit all shapes and sizes. Cushion and backrest options include the full Sedeo range, including our pick – the Deep Contour back that features flexible sides that "hug" you in place, forming to your shape. If your requirements are more clinical, the full JAY range of cushions and backrests and Whitmyer headrests can be fitted, as well as other positioning options such as lateral supports, and third-party components can be fitted if required.

The full range of powered seating options you would expect to see on a high-end prescriptive powerchair can be provided, including a powered seat lifter to help maintain eye-level in social situations, even when driving at walking pace, and powered tilt of up to 50° for pressure relief. Lie-flat powered recline is also available - including with an anti-shear option, and can be combined with powered elevating and articulating centre-mount or individual, swing-away legrests to achieve a relaxed, sleeping position. The addition of powered positioning components are well worth it if you intend to spend long periods of time in your Q500 M, and we are able to demonstrate them all for you.

The Q500 M with Sedeo Pro seating is fully crash-tested, making it suitable for occupied transport in a suitably adapted vehicle; it is also pre-prepared for a DAHL docking station should you wish to drive a car from your powerchair.


The Q500 M comes as standard with the reliable VR2 control system - ideal for those wanting a simple to use, basic control system, it can be used to control up to two powered seating options. For those after a more advanced system, or who need more than two powered positioning add-ons for their powerchair, R-Net controls are available. This can come with a large, high-definition LCD screen and allows you to master your environment – seamless Infrared and Bluetooth connectivity allows you to connect to household appliances, home entertainment systems and computers or smartphones.

For those who need special controls such a head or chin controls, or additional switches, the Link-It mounting system allows an endless combination to be attached, and the clean design doesn’t compromise the appearance of your powerchair.


While the Q500 M provides outstanding functionality, Sunrise have ensured that the appearance of the powerchair is not neglected – after all, if you’re going to spend all day in your powerchair, you want it to look good. This ethos can be seen throughout the sleek, minimalistic design – from the matt-black chassis to the hidden wiring and components, and the sharply-tailored upholstery. Your choice of seven colour inlays (green, black, blue, orange, red, silver and white) allows you to customise the appearance of your Q500, and can be easily replaced should you wish to try another style.

Our Verdict

The Q500 M really is an outstanding powerchair that does it all – great indoors or out, giving you the comfort and positioning you need – plus able to adapt to changing needs; all while looking great. Sunrise Medical have perfected the mid-wheel drive base on the Q500 M, and its versatility has made this the most popular model of the Q-series. It has recently been upgraded with improved suspension and larger drive wheels, meaning it has virtually the same performance as the larger Q700 M. The refresh also added the option for lie-flat recline, and the C-Me feature on the seat riser that lets you drive at walking pace when elevated.

Its nearest competitors are Invacare’s TDX SP2 NB and Quantum’s Q6 Edge 3, and we feel the attention to detail and comfort of the Sedeo Pro seating puts it a level above its rivals. We would also suggests considering Permobil's M3 Corpus, which offers similar performance to the Q500M with the addition of some more specialised seating functions.

If you are wanting a high-performance powerchair for a mix of indoor and outdoor use, with configurable seating that you can spend all day in, the Q500 M is our pick of the bunch.

Key Features

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    Configurable Sedeo Pro seating
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    Turns on the spot
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    All-wheel independent suspension
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    Stylish appearance

Our Service

We offer a range of solutions for getting the powered wheelchair of your choice, including purchase, long-term hire agreements of one or three years, and the option to lease through the Motability scheme.

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced specialists, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work. In the event your powerchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan powered wheelchair from our extensive fleet to keep you mobile. We maintain a fleet of high-end prescriptive powered wheelchairs so that your loan product will be as similar as possible to your wheelchair.

Try This Powered Wheelchair

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of powerchairs before making your decision on which powered wheelchair to buy.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying out an electric wheelchair around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Speed8mph / 12.87km/h
Battery Size60 or 80 Ah
Crash TestedYes
FunctionalityElevating Leg Rests, Seat Lifter, Tilt In Space, Recline
Indoor OutdoorIndoor & Outdoors
Made To MeasureMade to Measure
Max Range25miles / 40.23km
Powerchair TypePrescriptive Powerchair
Max Seat Depth60cm / 23.62in
Max Seat Width56cm / 22.05in
Min Seat Depth40cm / 15.75in
Min Seat Width38cm / 14.96in
Max Seat Height49cm / 19.29in
Min Seat Height41.5cm / 16.34in
Weight Capacity160kg / 25st 3lb
Max Overall Width62cm / 24.41in
Min Overall Width61cm / 24.02in
Min Overall Length128cm / 50.39in
Min Overall Weight130kg / 20st 7lb


£6,950 exc VAT / £8,340 inc VAT

Prescriptive powerchairs such as this are built to order following an assessment with one of our Prescriptive Assessors. They are available with a wide range of customisation options, including powered seating functions, cushions and backrests, and drive performance upgrades, and these can affect the price - our Prescriptive Assessors will run through all the options at your assessment. As a general guideline, opting for multiple powered seating functions can add significantly to the cost of the wheelchair; however it is possible to get a fully functioning and desirable chair at the base price!

People purchasing powered wheelchairs will often qualify for zero-rated VAT. If the person using the wheelchair has a permanent disability, terminal illness or chronic sickness then they will be eligible for 0% VAT. Our Prescriptive Assessors will be able to answer any questions you may have about VAT.

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