R20 Wheelchair Accessory

The only TRUE power-assist device designed to support caregivers.

Power for the caregivers

With the new Empulse R20 power-assist device, it has never been so easy to support the attendant pushing the wheelchair. Whether uphill, downhill, or on long trips, the R20 helps in every situation while having zero detrimental impact when self-propelling. This foldable and lightweight power-assist device is easily transported, either attached or detached from the wheelchair with its handy backpack.

The Empulse R20 is compatible with most folding & tilt-in-space manual wheelchairs.

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From $5120

This price is based on standard configuration only. This item may have multiple additional extras that are not included in the published price. Please see your local authorized dealer for a detailed quote.

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Empulse R20 Power-Assist Device
Easy handling

Easy handling

Despite the R20's lightweight and compact design, there is no compromise in performance. The R20 can achieve a 9-mile range, as well as having the ability to climb 10° slopes. It caters to users up to 375 lbs. in weight (419 lbs. total including the wheelchair).

The Empulse R20 design provides easy operation as well as fast docking & undocking. It can also remain on the chair when folded. The R20 power-assist device offers a free-run mode, allowing self-propelling without detaching the device, allowing the highest level of independence.

Smooth transport and folding ability

Smooth transport and folding ability

The Empulse R20 is the only foldable power-assist device on the market. It's easy to transport, even when still attached to the wheelchair. The R20's folding ability and light weight allows smooth transport while attached or separate from the wheelchair. It's easy to handle and store for all situations in every day life, including travel activities.

The click-fix docking system allows easy docking without using any tools. Only the small docking pin remains on the wheelchair, minimizing added weight and parts.

Simple operation

Simple operation

The Empulse R20's control unit features simple one-button on/off control for safe handling and easy operation. Speed settings are easily toggled between three speed ranges (1.2, 2.3, and 3.1 mph). The control unit's position is adjustable for optimal accessibility, visibility, and comfort. The control unit also features a quick-release for easy, safe transport without disconnecting the cable.

Climb slopes with ease

Climb slopes with ease

Weighing less than 10 lbs., you'll be surprised how the R20 power-assist device enables you to easily ascend slopes of up to 10°. The strong 250 W motor (with a three-year warranty) and lithium-ion battery are very reliable.

Seat Width:13" to 23"
Seat-to-Floor Height:15.5" to 20.5"
Product Information
Model Number:EISP9
Starting Retail Price:$5,120
Max. Range:Up to 9 miles
Max. Speed:3.1 mph (adjustable in three steps: 1.2 / 2.3 / 3.1 mph)
Battery Size:5.8-6 Ah / 36 V (209-216 Wh) - Lithium-ion
User Weight Capacity:375 lbs.
Product Weight:9.9 lbs. (including battery)

As a part of our ongoing product improvement initiative, Sunrise Medical reserves the right to change specifications and design without notice. Further, not all features and options offered are compatible with all configurations of the wheelchair. Please consult the user instruction manual for more information.


Warranty coverage for this product may vary from one province to another depending on funding requirements. Please contact your dealer for more details.