A newly developed electric docking system that provides previously unseen flexibility and safety.
The Dahl Docking System is the first system on the market to be tested and TάV certified in accordance with EU safety requirements for cars with an electric wheelchair which weighs 150kg with an integrated lap belt.
In fact the docking system performs so well that it can withstand a load equivalent to a wheelchair weighing 200kg + Passenger with a traditional seat belt installed in the floor of a vehicle.
How the Dahl Docking System Works
The powerchair is driven into the vehicle. A plate attached to the underside of the powerchair lock into the Docking System which is mounted to the floor of the vehicle.
How is the Dahl System Different?
The shape of the plate ensures easier docking as it guides the chair into a secure and stable position. Once the chair is locked in it will not twist or move while driving.
The design of the low profile plate maximises the ground clearance under the power chair creating a superior advantage over bolt/pin mechanisms. This allows a power chair fitted with the Dahl system to better slide off and over higher obstacles, decreasing the chance of jamming and abruptly stopping the chair and getting stuck.
To release the chair from the Docking System simply push the the button which gets mounted on the dashboard. In the event of an emergency the red lever on the docking system works as a manual release.
The docking plate can either be fitted new to a TA powerchair or retrofitted down the line.
Interchangeable Seating Positions
Installing two docking systems, one in the drivers side and one in the passengers side, provides greater flexibility, allowing the powerchair user to decide if they want to drive, or enjoy the view and not be stuck in one position.
To make this possible Dahl offer a seat base on wheels that works with the Docking System. The existing seat in Mercedes and VW vans can be fitted to the seat base. For owners of other makes of van the Dahl Sport seat can also be used in conjunction with the seat base.
Vehicles that the Dahl Docking System has been tested with include and install kits are available for include:
- Mercedes Vito / Viano and Sprinter.
- VW Crafter, Caddy and T5.
- Ford Transit and Transit Custom.
- Peugeot Partner, Boxer and Expert.
- Citroλn Berlingo, Jumper and Jumpy.
- Fiat Ducato and Scudo.
- Opel Vivaro.
- Renault Traffic.
Dahl are constantly in the process of developing and testing installation kits for more vehicles and models. So if your current vehicle is not mentioned in the list we can check if it's in the pipeline.