Sunrise Medical Quickie Q500 M Powerchair
- Configurable Sedeo Pro seating
- Turns on the spot
- All-wheel independent suspension
- Stylish appearance
Released in September 2018, 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.
The Q500 M 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 Salsa M2 Mini, and is more compact than the Q700 range that is designed primarily for 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. 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 new Sedeo Pro seating system debuts 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 powered seat lifters to help maintain eye-level in social situations, and powered tilt of up to 50° for pressure relief. 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 can be fully demonstrated to 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.
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 we anticipate its versatility making this the most popular model of the Q-series.
Its nearest competitors are Invacare’s TDX SP2 NB and Quantum’s Q6 Edge 3, and we feel the attention to detail and massive range of options make the Q500 M the more complete powerchair. The ride is outstanding, and the Sedeo Pro seating is a level above its rivals – plus the photos speak for themselves.
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.
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.
While the Q-series powerchairs have only just been released, as a Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer and their Powered Wheelchair Dealer of the Year 2018, we have early access to demonstration models and can arrange a home consultation immediately.
|Width||24 - 24.5 in (61 - 62 cm)|
|Length||50 in (128 cm)|
|Weight||from 20.5 st (130kg)|
|Seat width||15 - 22 in (38 - 56 cm)|
|Seat depth||15.7 - 23.6 in (40 - 60 cm)|
|Seat height||16 - 19 in (41.5 - 49 cm)|
|Weight capacity||25 st (160 kg)|
|Speed||4 - 8 mph (6 - 13 kmph)|
|Range||up to 25 miles (40 km)|
As a Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer, Wheelfreedom are specialists in the Quickie Q500 range. If you require further information on the Q500 M, 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 from a Quickie Professional.
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.