The batteries in my wheelchair just died and I need two new ones.

  • The batteries in my wheelchair just died and I need two new ones.

    Posted by Ricky on May 7, 2024 at 7:14 am

    Hi guys, I’m in Hiroshima and I’m in urgent need of somewhere to buy two new batteries for my wheelchair.any help would be greatly appreciated.

    tabifolk replied 1 month, 1 week ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
  • 8 Replies
  • Josh Grisdale

    Concierge
    May 7, 2024 at 7:22 am

    Can you please tell us the type and make of your wheelchair?

    • Ricky

      Member
      May 7, 2024 at 7:51 am

      Hello Josh, thanks for getting back to me. It’s a magic mobility frontier v6 all terrain

    • Josh Grisdale

      Concierge
      May 7, 2024 at 8:06 am

      Abilities is a company that deals with import wheelchairs and has a shop in Hiroshima. They are your best bet but likely don’t have English speaking staff, so best to get your hotel to call. Here is their info:

      https://www.abilities.jp/abilities_group/office/hiroshima

    • Ricky

      Member
      May 7, 2024 at 8:12 am

      Thanks heaps Josh, I will contact them soon

  • Mark

    Member
    May 14, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    @Josh: my permobil is dead and I need a repair company. Staying in Ginza. I called permobil tokyo and they cannot come by until Friday.

    Any other repair shops you know of?

    My flight is tomorrow but seems like I’ll need to stay longer.

    Thanks.

    • Josh Grisdale

      Concierge
      May 14, 2024 at 3:48 pm

      Unfortunately I think they are the only authorized repair shop for Permobil… Instead of changing your flight and being stuck in your hotel room, maybe it is best to put it in manual mode and push it to a wheelchair taxi? Then you can have your local shop repair it.

  • Mark

    Member
    May 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your reply Josh. Good news is Permobil tech support got back to us and we were able to recalibrate the chair with their direction.

    Challenging at times but great country. Until next time Japan!

    • tabifolk

      Organizer
      May 14, 2024 at 4:51 pm

      Great to hear! Also glad that you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges!

      Safe travels home

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