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Switched Head Arrays

Switched head control

Switch-It's traditional switched head arrays use zero-touch proximity sensors which are specifically designed for power wheelchair application and are less susceptible to interference from high electromagnetic fields generated by power wheelchairs.

The HDR-4M2 is a 3-switch head array with two 3.2 mm monojack ports for a dedicated external mode switch to provide the 4th and 5th functions as desired. HDR-5 is a 5-switch head array with a dedicated sensor for reverse (choose -RL for reverse on left wing or -RR for reverse on right wing) and a dedicated sensor for mode in the opposite wing. A dipswitch panel on the back of the head array gives the ability to turn the sensor on or off.

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Lateral Pads

Lateral Pads

The switched head arrays may be configured with the following lateral pad combinations:

  • S-S: Short, straight wings
  • S-C: Short, curved wings
  • L-S: Long, straight wings
  • L-C: Long, curved wings

The 5-switch head array is only available with long, straight wings due to sensor placement and activation area tolerances.

Mode Switches

Mode Switches

Several mode switch types and mounting options are offered for use with the switched head arrays. The Egg Switch, MicroLite, and Piko may be mounted on a rigid swing-away rod (305 mm long). A fibre optic switch mounted in a flexible gooseneck is another option.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it's advisable to recharge the batteries every night - regardless of their use during the day. It's especially important to fully-charge your power wheelchair before first-use. If you don't recharge the batteries regularly, it will reduce their ability to hold power.

Our Built-4-Me customisations team can help to provide customisations that go above and beyond the standard options that are generally available to order. They'll make every effort to provide you with a safe, reliable solution that matches your needs.

Your user instruction manual will provide information on how to adjust the driving profile. However, any reprogramming of the control unit must be carried out by an authorised Sunrise Medical dealership. Improper programming of the control unit can jeopardise safety whilst driving.

The charge indicator that's built into the charger should notify you. However you should always consult your user manual for the exact instructions for your power wheelchair model.

Battery life depends on many factors such as user weight, temperature, use of electronic options, terrain and battery charge status. Battery life that's indicated in your user manual and other documentation is a theoretical maximum values (as according to ISO 7176 standards) and will always be affected by the situation the power wheelchair is used in.

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