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Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers. Requirements and test methods

Name: Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers. Requirements and test methods

Identifier: EN 12184:2014

Issuing Organisation: EN

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Type: European Standard

Issue Year: 2014

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Assistive Technologies  Travel, Transport, and Mobility 

Intended Audiences: Older People, Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies


EN 12184 ed. 2 Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers – Requirements and test methods – This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for electrically powered wheelchairs, including electrically powered scooters with three or more wheels, with a maximum speed not exceeding 15 km/h intended to carry one person of mass not greater than 300 kg. It also specifies requirements and test methods for battery chargers for wheelchairs and scooters. This European Standard does not apply in total to: – electrically powered wheelchairs intended for special purposes, such as sports, showering or toileting, – manual wheelchairs with handrim-activated power-assisted propulsion, – custom-made electrically powered wheelchairs, – electrically powered stand-up wheelchairs, – manual wheelchairs with add-on power kits used for propulsion and – electrically powered office chairs. NOTE Requirements for manually propelled wheelchairs are specified in EN 12183.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Low

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


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