No Battery, Leg Bag Emptier
A few months ago I purchased a completely different type of leg bag emptier. I've archived my original article which you can read here. The leg bag emptier in the old article is still available and everything I have said I still stand by.
Having said that, I am actually very happy with the new leg bag emptier that now use. The reason why I changed was simple, I was having problems with batteries failing and not working properly. So I sourced another leg bag emptier that utilise a cantilever type function to operate the system. I'm sure that most of you are aware how cantilever brakes work on a bicycle? They've actually reversed the function on this new bag opener. So basically you pull a wire which opens the pinch valve that is stopping any fluid flowing down the tube. The brilliant thing about the system is there are no batteries involved so you never have to worry about it not working.
From my point of view, it does have a couple of downsides. Firstly there are several parts to the system, one of which should be attached to the wheelchair. Secondly, in order to operate the opener, you need to be able to put your finger into a plastic ring and pull a wire. If you are not able to pull the wire which is quite stiff then this is not the device for you. The plastic ring pull is at the end of the stiff wire that you will need to find a home for when you are in your wheelchair. Obviously, you need to be able to get to it so you want to make sure it doesn't fall off your lap during the day. The instructions seem to show the ring pull attached to the arm of a wheelchair. However, that didn't work for me so I simply have the wire resting on my lap.
This is a very good leg bag emptier. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's the best, but because it doesn't utilise batteries is definitely the most reliable. It's also the cheapest out of all the ones I have used over the years so that's also a bonus.
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