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Permobil C400 Corpus
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Front wheel drive power wheelchair.
• Front wheel drive.
• Corpus seating system.
• Suspension.
• Length 34.5", width 24 to 28.5", height 46".
• Seat to floor height 19.25".
• Adjustable backrest and legrests.
• 8" seat elevator.
• Product weight with batteries 350 lbs.
• Maximum user weight 250 lbs.
• Two group 24 batteries, 8 hour recharging time.
• Range 19 to 25 miles per charge.
• Top speed 4mph.
• 4 pole motors.
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# Reviews620
Durability?4.332.500
Ease of use?4.503.000
Meet expectations?4.002.000
Overall Rating:3.832.500.00
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Thomas from Tulsa, OK, US submitted this review on August 5th 2012 at 10:16 PM. Thomas is an end user who has over a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:Maneuverable. Fits well in small spaces. It looks good too.
Weaknesses:Oh boy, my favorite part. The PG R-net* control system is terrible. Randomly stops, an error of some sort is always going on. Also, the seat function actuators all squeal loudly. It is downright embarrassing.
Comments:Never going Permobil again.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 2 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 1 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 1 Overall
 
Mary from St. Petersburg, FL submitted this review on February 22nd 2012 at 09:51 PM. Mary is an end user who has over a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:This wheelchair is wonderful. It is dependable, comfortable, fast, easily maneuverable, and is definitely the cadillac of wheelchairs especially with power tilt, recline, seat elevator, and elevating legrests, and swing away joystick. No problems with this wheelchair. It has a smoother ride than the Entra that is easier on the back. There are many options for customization if needed.
Weaknesses:The tiedowns are not easy to reach if a disabled person has to tie it down to transport. I had a custom tie down added in a more reachable spot. The new joystick is slightly longer than the previous one by Penney & Giles and it took a little getting used to.
Comments:I love my Permobil! Customer service and technicians are very responsive to any issues that arise.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 5 Overall
 
Laura from Pittsville, WI USA submitted this review on October 12th 2011 at 06:30 PM. Laura is a care giver who has six months to a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:Can't list any right now. Not happy with the service and performance of this power wheelchair.
Weaknesses:This power wheelchair is very heavy and hard to move in the manual mode. It just recently went down, so I would have to say it is not very reliable. Electronics have problems. I also don't like the arm rest because they move when you want to adjust the seat back. The back of the seat moves to much as well as the foot plates. My daughter needs the chair to be more ridget and that is not what we got with this power chair and seating system. Also the ties downs are not positioned right on the chair as it moves on the bus ride. Joystick too big! Power Wheelchair too heavy and hard to move in the manual mode with the front wheeldrive. I would prefer the midwheel drive system again.
Comments:I am also not happy with the service. You pay thousands of dollars for a power chair and it takes the Vendor that you purchased it from over 10 days to look at it. Now my daughter has to sit in a stroller which has no support for feeding, etc...
Is there a law to protect people to get faster service when their wheelchair goes down?
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 2 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 1 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 2 Overall
 
mark from lantana-fl. usa submitted this review on January 15th 2010 at 02:02 PM. mark is an end user who has six months to a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:Power is good stears good,but seems to make grinding noise on left motor. One day it is quiet, the next day it is noisey. Is there any thing wrong? It is the property of the va add.
Weaknesses:Same as above.
Comments:Overal very good power chair.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 4 Overall
 
Scott from Ramona, CA USA submitted this review on February 27th 2008 at 06:05 PM. Scott is an end user who has six months to a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:seat elevator, arm rests, reliability,
Weaknesses:a little wide. a little tall
Comments:i love it.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 5 Overall
 
Mike from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma submitted this review on April 4th 2007 at 09:41 AM. Mike is a care giver who has less than a month of experience with the product.
Strengths: 
Weaknesses:I work for a school district in Oklahoma. One of our students recently purchased one of the chairs. He has concerns with how much the chair moves once it's tied down to the bus. It rocks around pretty good and makes him feel unsafe.
Comments:.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 3 Overall
 
Henry from St. Petersburg, FL USA submitted this review on October 14th 2006 at 06:40 PM. Henry is an end user who has six months to a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:After six months, the Permobil Corpus 400 continues to run well, with good power and excellent responsiveness. The seat elevator is very helpful in locations like stores, where the decreased speed is not a big issue.
Weaknesses:Curb climbing is limited. The rear casters can get caught and turn parallel to the curb. One time, one of the casters rolled off a walkway at my home, and the chair got "swamped" requiring extrication using a long 2 x 4 as a lever. Other mishaps included the chair sliding off a car lift. The tie-down points on the chair look well designed but are not necessarily in the best position for all lifts. Batteries are a little difficult to remove.

I found that the joystick controller can be silenced by putting your finger over a small hole in front -- the tech gave me a small patch to put over it. It would be good to be able to silence it (for example, in a movie theatre).

There is no easy way to carry luggage (there is an available special attachment).

The power features work well, though I have not yet gotten a completely satisfactory fit for the leg rests that works in both fully flexed and fully extended positions. Clearance is a mild problem with legrests and curb-cuts, but not so bad if the leg rests extended partially.

The tech also proved some plastic automotive trim to cover the edges of the foot-plates which made them a little less likely to damage things.

Because of the seat height, my knees tend to bang into average height tables.

The armrests are a little flimsy, and prone to being scraped up easily. This might be much less of a problem if they were made out of a material like high molecular weight polyethylene.

Weight is still a challenge, stretching the limits of my car lift.
Comments:This is a follow-up review based on longer experience including several trips out of town including two plane trips.

The "upper body support" offered by Permobil seems excessively expensive; I have not yet found a good alternative.

I have not had problems with airline travel so far. I do travel with basic tools. I have not had any tire problems so far except for adding a little air. I bought a small air compressor.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 4 Overall
 
Henry from St. Petersburg, FL USA submitted this review on April 16th 2006 at 08:48 AM. Henry is an end user who has less than a month of experience with the product.
Strengths:Well constructed and thought-out. Highly adjustable. Seat elevator makes it possible to communicate eye to eye. Very responsive controller. Easy to turn in place. High end appearance (like an executive office chair). Has a circuit breaker. Delta Airlines said that they will not have to disconnect the battery for travel, but I have not tested this yet. Manual is fairly good. Positioning is very adaptable, and tilt and recline features should be very helpful.
Weaknesses:Very heavy. At 350 pounds, around the maximum weight for even the higher end consumer car lifts. High seating position -- does not fit under tables. High back -- will not fit through minivan hatch without folding seat down. The seat back can be folded (or modified). This requires disabling some features on the Corpus II seat that allow the seat back to slide against the frame. This has minimal functional impact though.
Battery compartments somewhat complex to access (see above, may not be a big issue for travel). Difficult to put batteries back in place because of layout of cabling. Many parts are plastic (e.g. fenders) that might be more prone to break. End of arm-rests also non-weight bearing plastic. Trailing wheels have a tendency to turn 90 degrees out of alignment if you try to back up. Rear tie-down points may not be useable when using an optional carrier. Lack of simple way of attaching a power inverter to the battery: this would make it possible to use small electronic devices more easily. Charger that came with unit (not made by Permobil) is quite large.
Lack of a consumer-friendly poster or video is a concern. Would like to see some more "smart" features built in, such as a display that shows grade percentage, lateral angle, and other anti-tip information. This is a big piece of equipment, and some kind of back-up proximity warning would be nice (e.g. ultrasound) so you don't run over things. Armrests could be made more easily adjustable for different work conditions. Accessories for holding work, laptop computer, etc. seem expensive but probably are competitive with other ergonomic aids.
Comments:I am just beginning to get acquainted with the chair. Because of some of the considerations of weight and size, it has been difficult getting out with the chair. I will report back when I have the lift, and after I return from a trip out of town. This is definitely not a sports chair, but it is one that a busy professional could function in well. It is especially well suited for someone who has to sit in it and get work done. It is way too much for simple transport unless a great deal of additional equipment is needed.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 4 Overall
 
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