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Permobil F3 Functions and Drive Controls - Mobility Equipment for Less

Permobil F3 Functions and Drive Controls

The Permobil F3 power wheelchair can come equipped with a Tilt Function, Recline Function, Seat Elevate Function and Leg Rest Elevate. In addition, this chair also may include a head array specialty drive control and an electronic display. Check out the video above to see a demonstration of how these powered functions work and how they can be accessed using a head array.

Permobil F3 Power Wheelchair

This Permobil F3 Electric Wheelchair with the addition of a head array, is a perfect device for individuals that have limited movement from the neck down. The Permobil F3 power chair has the ability to have certain specialty functions built in for an optimal experience.

What are the benefits of using a Permobil F3 electric wheelchair?

There are many benefits of using a Permobil F3 electric wheelchair that include:

  • Better Blood Circulation
  • Ability to converse with people eye to eye with the seat elevate function
  • Ability to reach items in cabinets or on shelves in stores
  • Ease of use with the option of multiple drive controls, such as chin control units and head arrays
  • The option of multiple powered functions

Powered Functions of The Permobil F3 electric wheelchair

  • Tilt
  • Recline
  • Seat Elevate
  • Leg Rest Elevate

Why are the tilt, recline, seat elevate and leg rest elevate functions important for users?

These functions are great for individuals with limited movement. When coupled with the head array, the user has the ability to access all of the special features independently. There is no longer a need to rely on controlling the electric wheelchair with your hands as this specialty drive control allows the user to operate every function on the device solely with the use of ones head. Please watch the video above for an explanation and demonstration of the head array attachment. We also encourage anyone and everyone to reach out to us with any questions.

Who would benefit from a Permobil F3 electric wheelchair?

Permobil power chairs and their robust functions are especially vital for individuals with spinal cord injuries, ALS, MS, Parkinson's and other limiting ailments. Permobil electric wheelchairs allow the user to move different parts of their body that they were not previously capable of moving. For example, if an individual has swelling in their feet, it is vital that they find a way to raise their feet above their heart. As many of you know who are reading this, if you are disabled, this can be a daunting task. by utilizing the leg elevate function (seen in the picture below), the user will be able to effortlessly raise their legs above their heart to help prevent swelling and promote good blood circulation.

Permobil F3 Leg Rest Elevate

The Permobil F3 Electric Wheelchair is especially beneficial to those who have limited mobility from either the neck down and or below the shoulders. There are many accessories such as lateral supports, thigh supports, chest supports, knee abductors and many more forms of positioning equipment that can be utilized to maximize the comfort of the user. There are also specialty drive controls such as sip n puffs, chin drive controls and head arrays that can assist individuals with lack of mobility below the neck to operate the device.

Our Products

The Permobil F3 electric wheelchair seen in the video is available for sale. We also have a wide variety of similar mobility devices as well as many other mobility devices to suit your specific needs.

Some of our other Permobil electric wheelchair products include:

  • Permobil M3
  • Permobil C-500
  • Permobil M300
  • Permobil C300
  • Permobil C400
  • Permobil Koala
  • Permobil F5

** Please note that most all of our products can be customized and fit to the end user. If you are interested in one of our products, but the size isn't perfect or you need adjustments, we have a fully trained staff that would be more than happy to accommodate your needs.**

You can read more about our wheelchair customization here!


Manufacturer Permobil
Model F3 Corpus
Color Ocean Blue
Weight Capacity 300 lbs.
Base Width 24"
Base Length 36"
Ground Clearance 3"
Turning Radius 26.5"
Front Wheels N/A
Drive Wheels 14" Solid
Rear Wheels 8" Solid Casters
Seat Size 18'' x 20''
Back Size 18'' x 19''
Maximum Speed 6 MPH
Battery Type Group 24
Battery Range 13 Miles
Standard Battery Charger Off Board (Included)


If you are interested or in need of this device or any of our other devices feel free to call us at 401-294-4111 or e-mail us at!

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