EZee Life Rover 3 User`s manual

Rover 3 and 4
Scooters
User's Manual
Original instructions
Dear User,
Factory Direct Medical would like to thank you for choosing the Rover 3 and
4 scooter and wishes you safe and enjoyable journeys.
For proper operation and to maintain the scooter’s operational readiness, we
recommend that you read this user manual prior to using the scooter.
220 Wildcat Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 2N5
Tel: 416-739-1267, Fax: 416-739-7171
Internet Mail: info@hpurehab.com
Internet Address: www.hpurehab.com
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Table of Contents
Components ………………………………………………...
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Safety Instructions ………………………………………….
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Assembly Instructions ……………………………………...
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Adjustments for Seating Comfort …….……………………
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Operating the Scooter ………….…………………………..
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Batteries and Charger ……………………………………...
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Maintenance and Repairs …………………………………
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Troubleshooting ………………………………………….…
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Technical Specifications ……………………………………
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Components
Your power scooter comes partially disassembled for protection during
shipment. After unpacking, please familiarize yourself with the following
components (see Figs. 1, 2 and 3)
Figure 1 (Rover 4W)
1.
Control Panel
2.
Tiller
3.
Front Wheel
4.
Foot Platform
5.
Foldable Seat
6.
Foldable armrests
7.
Basket and support tube
8.
Battery packs (detachable)
9.
Rear Wheels
10.
Anti tip Wheels
11.
Battery Charger
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Figure 2 (Rover 3W)
Figure 3
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Safety Instructions
Operation
These safety considerations and tips will help you operate the scooter safely.
The Scooter is a powerful electric vehicle, and the following rules will help
you prevent personal injury and damage to your scooter.

Make sure that your weight does not exceed the recommended weight
limit of the scooter (see Technical Specifications).
Do not carry passengers.

Always ensure that the power is switched off, when getting on or off of
the scooter.

When getting on and off the scooter, do not step on the foot rest.

At all times while driving, keep your feet on the foot rest.

Be aware of the environment around you when choosing a desired
speed. For indoor environments, we recommend that you select the
slowest speed setting. For outdoor operation select a speed that is
comfortable for you to control it safely.

Reduce speed when making sharp turns.

Do not switch off the power when the scooter is still moving forward.
This will bring the scooter to an extremely abrupt stop.

Avoid jerky stop/start motions as it will result in excessive battery drain
and increased tire wear. To break in an emergency, simply release the
forward/reverse lever.
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Make sure the wheel release lever is in driving mode prior to operation
(see Fig. 4).
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Make sure the wheel release lever is in driving mode prior to operation

(see Fig. 4).
Figure 4
Make sure the forward/reverse lever is in the proper position according
to your desired direction.
Ramps and Curbs (Sidewalks)

Use extra caution when driving down a slope.

Never drive across a slope.

Do not turn sharply on a slope.

Do not drive in reverse on a slope or on a bumpy surface.

When driving over a curb or raised surface, make sure that the bottom
of the scooter has sufficient clearance (see Technical Specifications).
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General Instructions

Do not attempt to lift or move a power scooter by any of its removable
parts. Personal injury and damage to the power scooter may result.

Do not drive the scooter on a major roadway.

Avoid driving in the dark or in times of limited vision.

Do not connect any electrical or mechanical devices to the scooter.
Doing so may cause personal injury or damage to equipment, and
voids the manufacturer’s warranty.

Do not operate your vehicle if it is not functioning properly. Contact
your service center immediately.
Influence of Medication or Alcohol

Check with your physician if you are taking any medication that may
affect your ability to operate your power scooter safely.

Do not operate your vehicle while you are under the influence of
alcohol, as it impairs your ability to operate your power scooter in a
safe manner.
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Assembly Instructions
It is very easy to assembly your scooter. Please follow the steps below.
Contact your service center in any problems occur.
Chassis Installation
1.
Insert both batteries into the back chassis (see Fig. 8).
2.
Using the handle located behind the seat, raise the front chassis and
connect it to the back chassis. Make sure they are aligned and locked
(see Fig. 5).
Figure 5
Tiller Positioning
1.
Pull up the tiller handle, in order to release the position lock (see Fig 6).
2.
Adjust the tiller to a driving position, according to your own preference.
Figure 6
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Installing the Seat
1.
Raise the seat assembly until it reaches a locked position (see Fig. 7).
2.
Raise the backrest to an upright position.
Figure 7
Installing the batteries
1.
Take the batteries out of the box.
2.
Place the battery into the rear tray with the protruding part towards
rear (see Fig. 8).
3.
Note:
Then, lower the battery until it stops (the connectors will engage).
The batteries are partially charged. We recommend charging them
fully prior to usage.
Figure 8
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Installing the Basket Support Frame and Rear Basket
1.
Insert the legs of the basket support frame into the two tubes located on
2.
Insert the basket into the basket support frame. Make sure it is seated
either side of the rear tray. Make sure the frame is secure and stable.
securely (see Fig. 9).
Figure 9
Moving the Scooter
When moving the scooter (without operating it), be sure to follow these
instructions:
1.
Turn the power off.
2.
Ensure that the wheel release lever is in Freewheel mode (see Fig. 4).
3.
Move the scooter carefully and slowly.
4.
To brake the scooter, move the wheel release lever to the Drive
position.
Note:
Do not change the scooter to freewheel mode when on a slope.
Disassembly
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If necessary, the scooter can be easily disassembled. To transfer the scooter
safely, follow these steps:
1.
Turn the power off.
2.
Fold the backrest down, slightly raise the seat and push it forward and
down. (see Fig. 10).
Figure 10
3.
Remove the rear basket and the basket support frame (see Fig. 11).
Figure 11
4.
Disconnect and remove the batteries from the rear tray (see Fig. 12).
Note:
Pull the battery up first to disconnect from electrical contacts.
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Figure 12
Note:
To avoid damage when disassembling the scooter, make sure it is
stabilized in a fixed position.
5.
Raise the tiller handle slightly in order to release the tiller lock. Then
fold the tiller towards the seat (see Fig. 13).
Figure 13
6.
Lift the front chassis using the handle located under the seat.
Disconnect the front chassis from the rear chassis (see Fig. 14).
Figure 14
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Adjustments for Seating Comfort
Your power scooter allows you adjust the tiller and the arm rests to maximize
seating comfort and configure the scooter to your body structure.
1.
Tiller Angle Adjustment
A.
Pull the tiller lever up (see Fig. 15). Alternatively, the tiller lever may
be pushed from the back of the tiller.
B.
Move the tiller to the desired position and release to lock.
Figure 15
2.
Arm Rests
When getting on or off the scooter, you can raise the arm rest for easier
access and motion (see Fig. 16).
Figure 16
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Operating the Scooter
Operating the scooter is not complicated. However, we recommend reading
these instructions prior to using the scooter, to ensure full understanding of
the scooter operations.
Note:
Be aware of the environment around you when choosing a
desired speed. For indoor environments, we recommend that
you select the slowest speed setting. For outdoor operation,
select a speed that is comfortable for you to control safely.
Control Panel
The control panel is located in the center of the tiller. It enables you to control
the steering, lights and signals of the scooter, supplies information on the
battery status, and shows fault warnings (see Fig. 17).
Figure 17
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The following table details the various systems on the control panel:
Functionality
1.
Operating Key
Description
Main On/Off switch (power source) for the
Titan.
(Remove the key when the scooter is not
in use)
2.
Operating Lever
Moving the lever controls the speed. To
(Left/Right)
drive forward, pull the right lever toward
you and push the left lever away from you.
Releasing the lever will bring the scooter
to a gradually stop. To drive backward,
pull the left lever towards you.
3.
Horn
Pressing the button sounds the horn.
4.
Manual Speed
The maximum speed is 11 km/h. Rotating
Adjuster
the button to the lower speed (turtle icon)
will reduce the speed, for slower, gentle
operation.
5.
Turn Signal
Operates the turning signal lamps
6.
Hazard Lights Signal
Operates the emergency warning lights.
7.
Speed Selector Switch
Set the switch to the lower speed (turtle
icon) position for slower operation.
8.
Battery Charge Indicator
9.
Operation Indicator
Shows the state of the battery whenever
the scooter is operation.
Shows operational faults (See Table of
Faults)
10.
Lights Switch
Turns the front and rear headlights on and
off.
11.
Hand Grips
Flexible hand grips for comfortable hand
12.
Tiller Handle
Adjusts the tiller to your preferred position.
support.
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Suggestions for Safe Driving

Before operation, make sure the front and rear chassis are connected
and locked.

For your own safety and the safety of others, always drive at a moderate
speedy.

Releasing the operating handle will bring the scooter to a stop.

Operate with caution whenever going up or down a ramp or slope.

When entering an elevator, drive in reverse so that you can then exit
facing forward. Check that the elevator has stopped at the exact level of
the floor.
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Batteries and Charger
Batteries
The Rover scooter is programmed to work with sealed, maintenance-free
12V batteries.
Note: Turn off the scooter before removing or installing batteries.
Full charging of the batteries prior to usage helps keep them operational and
lengthens their lifespan. Batteries can be charged at any time, without
concern for over-charging.
Note: Do not use a car battery. Car batteries are not designed for the
scooters and can be dangerous. Battery lifespan is influenced by treatment,
number of recharges, storage and usage.
Charging the Battery
The charger works with a standard socket outlet, between 100-240V. The
charger automatically prevents over-charging.
Note: The battery cannot be charged if it completely discharged. It is
recommended that you recharge as often as possible.
The batteries can only be charged while they are connected to the scooter.
Plug the charger connector into the scooter input outlet and then connect the
charger to the power source (see Fig. 18).
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Figure 18
While charging, the charging indicator light will be lit red. When the batteries
are fully charged, the indicator light will change to green. For maximum
battery utilization, charge the battery overnight, or for at least 4 hours after
the light turns green.
Safety Instructions
Follow these instructions to prevent damage or harm during charging:

Make sure the scooter is turned off and the key removed before
charging.

Use the charger only for charging the scooter batteries.

Charge the batteries in a well ventilated area.

Do not smoke near the batteries and keep away from source of heat
or flames.

Charge the batteries indoors or in a covered area, and avoid water.

Always dry hands before charging.

Remove jewelry before charging.

Do not use charge cables that are damaged in any way.

It is recommended that you change both batteries if they are weak.

If you do not use the scooter for an extended period, be sure to
charge the batteries at least once a month.

Charge batteries overnight. There is no need for concern of
over-charging.
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Battery Storage
Before storing, make sure the battery packs are fully charged. When stored,
bring out the batteries to charge at least once every 3 months.
Temperature for storage: -20℃ to +40℃
Temperature for charging: 0℃ to +40℃
Temperature for operation: -20℃ to +50℃
Battery Troubleshooting
The battery indicator shows the battery status, and warns about problems by
flashing.
Action
Indicator is lit, with no
Description
System is operational
flashing
Slow flashing indicator
Charge the batteries as soon as possible
Quick flashing
Trouble indicator. Perform the following actions:
indicator
1.
Turn off the scooter.
2.
Make sure the rear wheels are locked.
3.
Make sure the charger is disconnected from the
scooter.
4.
Make sure the operating lever is set in the middle.
If the lever does not return to center, do not
operate the scooter and contact your service
center.
5.
Turn the scooter on and begin driving.
6.
If the indicator continues flashing quickly, count the
number of flashes in each sequence, and check
the specific problem in the Troubleshooting table
at the end of this manual.
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1.
Read the directions before charging.
2.
Charge in a well ventilated area.
3.
Use only the manufacturer's recommended battery type.
4.
Disconnect from the power source immediately upon completing
charging.
5.
Each battery pack contains sealed lead acid batteries.
6.
Battery replacement should only be performed by an authorized agent.
Note:
The batteries may emit a minimal amount of acid fumes. When
removing batteries, always place them on cardboard,
newspaper, or any other material that will prevent damage to
the surface on which they stand.
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Maintenance and Repairs
Your scooter requires only minimal maintenance. Like any motorized vehicle
there are some maintenance operations that are required.

Avoid driving the scooter in the rain. Keep the scooter covered and
stored in a shaded and dry place, away from damp or wet areas. Keep
the batteries away from sun and rain.

Keep the scooter clean. Clean the seat using a moist cloth. You can
use a mild carpet cleaner. Painted areas can be further protected
using car wax. Do not get the electrical cables or connectors wet.
To ensure a long and trouble-free operating life, we recommend the following
regular maintenance operations:
Daily Checks

Visually inspect the vehicle and the wheel condition.

Watch the battery status.

Make sure the operation lever returns to neutral position after release.
Weekly Checks

Operation lever check: pull the lever to maximum speed. Turn the key
to the "on" position. The scooter should not move and the indicator
light should flash. If the scooter moves at all, contact your service
center.

Braking check – perform this check on a flat area, away from any
obstruction within 1 meter.
-
Turn on the scooter.
-
Pull the operation lever to the Forward driving position, until you
hear a click. Release the brake. The scooter should move forward
slightly.
-
Release the operation lever. Within a few seconds, you should
hear the click of the brake locking.
-
In addition, repeat this check for reverse driving.
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Air pressure check: the wheel air pressure should be 2.5 bar / 35 psi.
Keeping the air pressure at the proper level will lengthen the tire
lifespan and will increase the travel distance per battery charge.
Semi-annual Checks


Use lubrication (WD40 or similar) on the following areas:
-
Chassis locking pins.
-
Seat locking snib.
Check the wear and tear of the wheels.
Annual Checks

We recommend that an authorized technician perform the annual
check. The technician will check functionality, all connections, the
electric motor status and the battery condition.

Fuse replacement should be done only by a service representative.
Fuses are located in the following locations.
-
60A Battery pack fuses – one in each battery pack
-
5Ax2 electrical circuit fuses – under the rear cover.
Periodic Checks

Clean upholstery, plastic and metal parts with a mild surface cleaner.
Caution: keep cleaning solvents away from electrical wires and
connectors.

Keep dirt out of the wheel axes, including lint, hair, sand and carpet
fibers.

Check for tire wear. If the tires are worn, replace them immediately.
Warning: Do not attempt to repair or service the scooter or any of its
components as this will void your warranty.
SERVICE AND REPAIR: CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED DEALER
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Troubleshooting
Fault Description
Scooter drives slowly, and
Action
Batteries are low. Recharge the batteries.
indicator light flashes slowly
The wheels pull to one
Check the tire’s air pressure.
direction
Noises come from the motor
Make sure no foreign objects or dirt is
and/or the wheels
stuck in the wheels or wheel hubs. If you
do not find any obstructions, contact the
service center.
The scooter does not turn on

Check that the key is inserted properly.

Make sure that the batteries are
inserted in the right position.
Batteries do not charge

Check the battery charge.

Check the connection between the
charger and the scooter charge outlet.

Make sure that the batteries are
inserted in the right position.

Make sure the charge indicator light is
lit during charging..
The scooter turns on, but

does not drive
Make sure the wheel release handle is
in drive position (See Fig. 3).

Verify
that
there
are
no
objects
interfering with the scooter.
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If the scooter does not operate properly and the indicator light is flashing
quickly, count the number of flashes in each sequence in order to define the
problem in accordance with the table below.
Number of Flashes
1
Description
Either the battery needs charging or the batteries
are not connected properly.
2
There is no connection to the motor. Check the
connections between the motor and the controller.
3
There is a short circuit between the motor and the
battery.
6
Check if the charger is connected.
7
Problem with the operation lever. Make sure it is
set in the middle before operating the scooter.
8
Problem with the controller. Make sure all the
connections into the control panel are tight and
secure.
9
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There is no connection between the controller and
the brake. Make sure all connections to the brake
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and controller are tight and secure.
Controller overload. Likely a result of a failure in the
Technical Specifications
Item
Rover 3W
Category
Class B
Maximum speed
Power supply
Rover 4W
11 km/h. (6.8 mph.)
24V from 2 charged sealed lead acid,
maintenance-free (12V-26Ah) batteries.
Charge time
7-10 hours
Estimated range
25 km (15.5 miles)
using recommended battery and depending
on operating conditions and load.
Battery pack weight
9.5 kg. (20.9 lbs.) x 2
Climbing slope
8°(14%)
Ground clearance
8 cm. (3.1 in.)
Maximum load
Scooter weight
136 kg. (300 lbs.)
64 kg. (141 lbs.)
72 kg. (158.7 lbs.)
Front chassis weight
22 kg. (48.5 lbs.)
27 kg. (59.5 lbs.)
Rear chassis weight
23 kg. (50.7 lbs.)
26 kg. (57.3 lbs.)
(including battery)
Front Wheels
31x5.5 cm.
26x8 cm.
(12.2x2.2 in.)
(10.2x3.1 in.)
31x5.5 cm.
34x6.5 cm.
(12.2x5.5 in.)
(13.4x2.6 in.)
Wheel air pressure
35 psi. (2.5 bar)
45 psi. (3.2 bar)
Dimensions
139X60X95 cm.
137x62x95 cm.
(54.7x23.6x37.4 in.)
(53.9x24.4x37.4 in.)
Rear Wheels
(Length, Width, Height)
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WARRANTY
The warranty period for the Rover 3 and 4 is twelve months and
covers faulty materials and workmanship (consumables not covered:
tyres, upholstery, lamp bulbs, plastic coverings and batteries). Worn
parts damaged as a result of excessive loading, improper handling,
intentional damage or unauthorized maintenance or modification are
not covered by the warranty.
For safety and for warranty assurance reasons, any modifications
and repair of the Rover 3 and 4 or its components must be
performed exclusively by authorized personnel and exclusively with
original spare parts.
Manufactured by:
220 Wildcat Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 2N5
Tel: 416-739-1267, Fax: 416-739-7171
Internet Mail: info@hpurehab.com
Internet Address: www.hpurehab.com
U.S. Importer:
Summit Mobility Product
Center Line,
Michigan, 48015
U.S.A.
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