20 Most Recent NRS Hoveround MPV 5 - Used Power Wheelchair Questions & Answers


If you plug the charger into the wall, turn on the power switch and the light comes on, the charger should be working properly. Here is a way to test it-
Attach the charger that came with the power chair to the power chair controller firmly and turn the power chair on, while the charger is running. What should happen:the lights on the controller will scroll back and forth. If this does NOT happen and you can confirm the charger is turned on, the charger handle is fully seated inside the controller receptacle and the wall outlet has power, then the charger may have a problem and needs to be replaced.

If the charger is OK, then there may be a problem with the batteries. Here are some sypmtoms:
1-You connect the charger but the light on the charger never goes red, it just stays green.
2-You connect the charger but the light goes from red to green VERY fast.
3-The charger light goes from red to green but when you disconnect the charger and press the power button on the controller, you only have one flashing red light, or the batteries drain within just a few minutes of use.
4-The power chair has been stored or sitting idle for several months.
5- The power chair has been connected to the charger 24-7 for several months.
Any of the above examples indicates that the batteries are oxidized or damaged and will most likely need to be replaced. The MPV5 takes two, U1 12 volt 33 amp batteries which can be purchased at any battery warehouse store like Interstate Batteries or Batteries Plus.
Good luck!

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Sep 17, 2018


When changing a wheel one must remember to reinstall the shaft key, or the wheel will not be secured to the shaft. The shaft of the motor is turning but wheel is not.

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NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Jun 01, 2016


Unfortunately your batteries are either disconnected or dead, below charging threshold of 16v. Time to check the connections and/or replace the batteries.

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NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Jun 01, 2016


Most of the time it may be the batteries at fault. One more thing to try is charging the chair with the Joystick on all night 10-14 hours uninterrupted charging. Your chair may suffer from current roll back. There is a circuit in your system that has to be reset by the long charge cycle to reset it. I did not make this up. it occurs when the motors over heat or have a a large current draw. the chair will operate normally for ten maybe even twenty mins. then suddenly drop down to 2 flashing red lights.

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NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Jun 01, 2016


Replace the batteries and charge before use then charge nightly for 20 days Use the chair daily so you can get a good charge nightly to get the batteries operating at 100% After the 20 days If you don't use the chair daily always store fully charged and then charge once a week overnight. Should work fine once you get the new batteries in You will need to get 2 U1 batteries for your chair do not get Wally World or automotive batteries You must replace with sealed deep cycle batteries made for power chairs Hope this helps

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on May 20, 2016


if it is not working check freewheel levers

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NRS Hoveround... | Answered on May 15, 2016


Time to replace the battery with a new one.

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Oct 25, 2015


It sounds like you may have bad bearings in the caster wheels; replace them and see if that solves the problem.

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Aug 27, 2015


There is no reset button.

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


The pressure is 50 PSI, but 45 PSI worked better for me.

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Apr 02, 2015


Do you have solid tires or inflatable tires. If they our inflatable tires and the hole is not too big they can hot patch them at a tire shop most of the time for free. If its a solid rubber tire and you have taken a big chuck out of it you will have to get a new. But I am thinking you have an inflatable tire. take it too the tire shop and see what they can do.

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Mar 11, 2015


There is a bolt and nut to tighten. Put a 1/2 nut drive tool between the front tire's 3 o'clock position and the tire fender. Tighten to add back the resistance.

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015


You are much better off just buying the flat free drive tires with the wheel attached for @ 55 each. With that being said, the wheel will separate it takes a lot of elbow grease, a large flat head screwdriver and patience. Be very careful not to tear and/or stretch the tire bead and resist the temptation to spray lubrication of any sort to separate it. Again, call Hoveround or look on ebay and order two with the wheels.... you will be glad you did..

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Aug 04, 2014


The serial number typically does not have any involvement with Medicare but is used by manufacturers and DME providers to track the chairs. The true definition of what is a group 2 power chair would take a long time to explain but single option Group 2 chairs are coded: K0835-K0840 for single power option and K0841-K0843 for multiple power option.

The specific code depends on the specific chair the person meets medical coverage criteria for. The Hoveround MPV5 you have pictured would typically be K0836 - Power wheelchair, group 2 standard, single power option, captains chair, patient weight capacity up to and including 300 pounds

NRS Hoveround... | Answered on Jul 25, 2014

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