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1 reviews  100% of reviewers recommend this!

The Converter can be used as a standard self-propelled manual wheelchair or a transport wheelchair!

Merits Health
(Model No. L405)
$499.00 List Price: $2,167.00
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
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  • Overview


    • Use as transport chair or self-propel
    • Folds down for easy storage
    • Quick-release rear wheels
    • Standard swing-away footrests
    • Flip-up armrests
    • 20" seat width accommodates up to 300 lbs.

    Key Specs

    • Quick-Release Axles: Yes
    • Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
    • Weight: 32 lbs.
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    Overview of the Converter

    The Converter lightweight transport and self-propel wheelchair by Merits Health is as innovative as it is convenient. The Converter is extremely portable, versatile, and has great standard features to accommodate a variety of needs. 

    What Makes This Different

    The Converter combines the best aspects of both a lightweight manual wheelchair and a transport chair to create one versatile super-chair. The 24" rear wheels can be easily removed with quick-release axles for use as a transport chair. The Converter has double wheel locks for use with each configuration of the chair. Flip-back desk length armrests, swing-away footplates with heel loops, and anti-tip wheels at the back of the chair all come as standard features. The lightweight aluminum alloy frame feature handles that fold down to save space for travel and storage.

    Why We Like It

    We love that the Converter is so transportable. By simply removing the 24" rear wheels and folding down the backrest, this chair can be stored or toted nearly anywhere. We like that the seat and backrest are made of a durable nylon upholstery that is bacteria and mildew-resistant and is also easy to wipe clean.


    Seat Width: 16" - 18" - 20"
    Seat Depth: 16"
    Seat Height: 19"
    Backrest Height: 16"
    Overall Length: 29" (as transport), 32" (as self-propel)
    Overall Height: 36"
    Overall Width: 20" - 22" (as transport), 25" - 29" (as self-propel)
    Folded Width: 8" (as transport), 14" (as self-propel)
    Total Weight: 26.5 lbs. - 27.5 lbs. (as transport), 32 lbs. - 33 lbs. (as self-propel)

    Measuring Guide

    View Detailed Measurement Guide
    Seat Depth1
    Measure from the most posterior point of the body to the inside of the knee, minus at least two inches. Some prefer more leg overhang to make room for their hand when lifting their leg.
    Back Height2
    Measured from the seat base to the top of the wheelchair back. Depends on how much upper back support is needed, and also affects freedom for the upper body to rotate.
    Rear Seat to Floor3
    Measurement from the ground to the rear seat edge. Relative to the front seat-to-floor dimension, this determines the rearward slope ("dump" or "squeeze") of the wheelchair seat.
    Hanger Angle4
    Determines how far the toes extend away from the body, measured from the horizontal. A tighter angle allows the wheelchair to turn around in less space. Depends in part on ability of the knee to bend towards the perpendicular.
    Seat Width5
    Determined by the widest point of the body from knee to hip, plus an inch to ensure room to move. Consider bulk of clothing, particularly a heavy winter coat, if relevant.
    Wheel Camber6
    Angle of the wheel relative to the vertical. More camber improves stability and agility, but also limits ability to pass through narrow spaces. A typical daily wheelchair uses three degrees of camber.
    Front Seat to Floor7
    Measure the leg from the back of the knee to the sole of the foot. Then subtract the thickness of the cushion when it is compressed. Next, add a minimum of two inches for footrest clearance. Do not add the footrest clearance if the wheelchair will be foot-propelled.
    Footrest Width8
    Measure from the inside of each legrest tubing the distance or desired distance between legrests.
    Center of Gravity9
    Measure from the front of the seat back post to the center of the rear axel.
    Seat to Footrest Length10
    Measure from the edge of the seat upholstery to the top rear of the footrest.
    Backrest Angle11
    Measure the the angle of the back post to the floor. Ninety degrees will be perpendicular to the floor, to approximate the angle from the back post to the seat, subtract two degrees from measurment for every .5" of dump.

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  • Specs

    Specifications for the Converter

    Overall Width: 25" to 29"
    Seat Widths: 16"
    Product Weight: 32 lbs.
    Legrest Options: Swing Away
    Seat to Floor Height: 19.00"
    Frame Type: Folding
    Seat Depths: 16"
    Back Height: 16"
    Fold-down back for easy transport: Yes
    Quick-Release Axles: Yes
    Armrest Options: Flip Back
    Product Weight Range: 30 lbs - more

    Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

    Product Weight: 32 lbs.

    Manuals & Literature

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  • Reviews

    Converter Reviews


    100% of reviewers recommend this!

    Ease of Use
    Meets Expectations
    These reviews are from SpinLife customers who have purchased and used the Converter.

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  • Warranty

    Warranty Information for the Converter

    Your Merits brand product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime expectancy of the wheelchair. Lifetime expectancy is 5 years from date of purchase. Limited warranty only applies to the original purchaser of the chair.

    This device was built to exacting standards and carefully inspected prior to shipment. This lifetime limited warranty is an expression of our confidence in the materials and workmanship of our products and our assurance to provide the consumer years of dependable service.

    In the event of a defect covered by this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the device.

    This warranty does not cover device failure due to owner misuse or negligence, or normal wear and tear. The warranty does not extend to non-durable components, such as rubber accessories, casters, and grips, which are subject to normal wear and need periodic replacement.

    If you have questions about your Merits device or this warranty, please contact an authorized Merits dealer.

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  • Returns
    SpinLife Return Policy for the Converter

    Please inspect your product upon delivery. If the product is damaged or is not the correct product, please refuse the delivery. If your item was delivered without a signature and is damaged or incorrect please call SpinLife Customer Service.

    • After 30 business days in-stock wheelchairs are no longer returnable  
    • Custom built wheelchairs are made by the manufacturer to fit your specific needs and body measurements and are therefore non-returnable.

    Once accepted, the following conditions apply:

    • This item has a 15% Restocking Fee.
    • You are responsible for the cost of return shipping and the product must be in the original packaging.
    • The item must be in new condition; unused. Indications of use include, but are not limited to: Dirty wheels (if applicable), scratches on frame, scratches to the remote (if applicable).
    • All accessories include in the box must be returned. EX. Leg rests, arm rests and carry bags.
    • Items canceled after the product has already shipped will be considered a return.
    • Unfortunately, delivery service fees, including Next-Day and Overnight shipping fees, Inside Delivery, White Glove Delivery and Tech Set-Up are not refundable.


    Don't Know If You Ordered a Stock or Custom-Built chair?

    Generally speaking, chairs that shipped in 1-2 days were in-stock. Chairs with the word Custom in their names that took 10-30 days to build before they were shipped were custom-built chairs.  SpinLife's Customer Service Team can help. Please call them at 1-800-850-0335, option 1.


    Return Process:

    • Request an RA (Return Authorization) from SpinLife within 30 days of delivery acceptance.
    • Once the RA has been issued from SpinLife, ship the item back to the address noted on the RA within 14 days.
    • Once the product is received it will be inspected for damage and signs of use. If item shows any signs of use, SpinLife is unfortunately not able to issue a refund. In the event your item is not returnable we will contact you and you can decide if you’d like it shipped back.  You will be responsible for shipping fees to get the item back to you.
    • Once approved, your refund, minus any restocking fees, will be refunded to your original form of payment. 

    If you have questions about this item please call a SpinLife Expert at 1-800-850-0335.

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