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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 034 Date of Recognition 01/30/2014 
FR Recognition Number 16-171
ANSI RESNA WC-2:2009 Section 4: Energy Consumption of Electrically Powered Wheelchairs and Scooters for Determi
American National Standard for Wheelchairs - Volume 2 Additional Requirements for Wheelchairs (including Scooters) with Electrical Systems Section 4: Energy Consumption of Electrically Powered Wheelchairs and Scooters for Determination of Theoretical Distance Range
This section of RESNA WC-2 specifies a method for determining the theoretical distance range of electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters from a measurement of energy consumed over a specified distance and the nominal energy capacity of the wheelchair's battery set. It is applicable to electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters with a maximum speed not greater than 15 km/h, intended to provide indoor and/or outdoor mobility for one disabled person with a disability whose mass is within the range represented by RESNA WC-1 Sec. 11. This document also includes requirements for test reports and information disclosure.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Public Law, CFR Citation(s) and Procode(s)
Regulation Number Device Name Device Class Product Code
§890.3930 Elevator, Wheelchair, Portable Class 2 ING
§890.3900 Wheelchair, Standup Class 2 IPL
§890.3890 Wheelchair, Stair Climbing Class 2 IMK
§890.3880 Wheelchair, Special Grade Class 2 IQC
§890.3860 Wheelchair, Powered Class 2 ITI
§890.3800 Vehicle, Motorized 3-Wheeled Class 2 INI
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications
There is no relevant guidance developed at this time.
FDA Technical Contact
 John Marszalek
Standards Development Organizations
ANSI American National Standards Institute https://www.ansi.org/
RESNA Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America http://www.resna.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Physical Medicine