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Rio Firefly Wheelchair Power Attachment

Rio Firefly Wheelchair Power Attachment


This product is eligible for VAT Relief

£2,430.00 inc VAT
£2,025.00 exc VAT

Please choose one of the following options:

Available Options:
Wheelchair Seat Width: 12 inch-14 inch  
14 inch-22 inch  
Additional Brackets: Without Additional Brackets  
With Additional Standard Brackets ( + £232.00 )
With Additional Oval Brackets ( + £383.84 )
Oval Frame Brackets: Without Oval Frame Brackets  
With Oval Frame Brackets ( + £170.00 )
Additional Battery Pack: Without Additional Battery Pack  
With Additional Battery Pack ( + £590.00 )


The Rio Firefly is an electric power add on that attaches to the front frame of most rigid frame wheelchairs and certain folding wheelchairs providing they are not fitted with swing away leg rests.

The standard pack includes both a set of 1.25 inch clamps and a selection of shim sizes to reduce the clamp down to fit other frame sizes.

The Firefly battery lasts for over 3000 charge cycles, compared to only 500 cycles for a heavier lead-acid battery.

The Firefly is easy to control and manoeuvre with power brakes, reverse buttons and thumb throttles all within easy reach.

It can be driven both forward and in reverse giving the user maximum control in a variety of situations.

The standard pack includes both a set of 1.25 inch clamps and a selection of shim sizes to reduce the clamp down to fit other frame sizes.

Free Fitting Service Available Depending on Area


Clips on and off your wheelchair easily.

Can be used up hills and over grass.

Loads easily into the car.

Separate forward and reverse thump throttles.

Lightweight lithium battery


Battery Lithium ion 36V / 6.6AH

Battery Range -15 miles/24 km

Charger 36V / 2A, input

Charging Time ~4 hours if battery is fully discharged

Motor 350W, 36V geared brushless, hub motor

Disc brake and Promax V-brake

Aluminium frame

Tire 12.5″ X 2.25″ (62-203)

Light LED

Frame Attachment Weight 5.8 lbs / 2.6 kg

Drive Unit Weight 14.3 lbs / 6.5 kg

Battery Weight 4.5 lbs / 2.0 kg

Total Weight 24.6 lbs / 11.2 kg

Maximum user weight 18st / 115kg

Range – Up to 15 miles depending on conditions.

The Firefly is capable of 12.5 mph but please note that the legal speed limit for using such a device in public places is 4mph. Includes speed limiter

Please note that the Firefly is not a Class 3 product and is therefore not to be used on the public highway in the UK.  It is not advisable to use the Firefly in the rain and you should avoid puddles where possible.

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by Allan H

Brilliant add on for my chair which has given me much more independence and energy as I am not using all my energy self -propelling myself. I can just clip this on my chair myself and away I go ! Well worth every penny !