BLADEZ ION 150 Troubleshooting guide

Powered Personal Transportation
Electric Power Board
Product Handbook
FOR THE BLADEZ
ION 150
ELECTRIC POWER BOARD
Model: PB-SM812
PLEASE BE SAFE WHEN RIDING . . .
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET AND OBEY ALL LAWS!
IMPORTANT
BATTERY MAINTENANCE and
CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. You MUST Charge your scooter completely prior to initial use.
(Follow charging instructions in your Product Handbook).
2. Charge immediately after every use.
3. Charge before storage. You must charge every 30 days if not in use.
4. Only use the charger provided.
5. DO NOT allow your unit to Deep Discharge.
6. For safety purposes, DO NOT charge for over 24 hours.
7. Power shuts off automatically when forward movement stops. There
is no on/off switch.
Failure to follow proper CHARING INSTRUCTIONS will
VOID YOUR WARRANTY!
This PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED FOR EXTREME or
OFF-ROAD Use! Please take care of your POWER BOARD!
DO NOT JUMP or ABUSE THIS PRODUCT!
DO NOT RIDE IN WET CONDITIONS!
Failure to follow these instructions will
VOID YOUR WARRANTY!
If you have any questions, please contact Bladez customer service
(866) 325-2339 or visit us on the web at www.ebladez.com
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IMPORTANT
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE USING
THIS PRODUCT
WARNING
This product does not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Standards and is
not intended for operation on public streets, roads or highways. Serious
injury can result from the unsafe operations of this product. Operator can
minimize these risks by using certain safety equipment such as: safety
helmet, goggles, gloves, elbow and kneepads and appropriate footwear.
DO NOT operate this product in traffic, on wet, frozen, oily or unpaved
surfaces or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Avoid uneven
surfaces, potholes, surface cracks and obstacles.
DO NOT use a water hose to clean this product. See Product Handbook for
more information.
This product is recommended for riders 16 YEARS OF AGE and older.
SAFETY
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This product should not be used by persons without excellent vision,
balance, coordination, reflex, muscle and bone strength and good
decision-making capabilities.
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This product should not be used by minors without adult supervision.
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This product should not be used by persons unwilling or unable to take
responsibility for their own actions.
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The user of this product assumes ALL risks associated with its use. To
minimize these RISKS, the user must wear safety helmet, goggles,
gloves, elbow and knee pads and appropriate footwear.
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This product is ELECTRIC! DO NOT Ride this product in wet conditions,
puddles or rainy weather.
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DO NOT TAKE YOUR
BLADEZ POWER BOARD BACK
TO THE STORE!
CONTACT US FIRST
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED
ASSISTANCE,
PLEASE CALL BLADEZ, TOLL FREE AT:
(866) EBLADEZ
(866) 325-2339
MONDAY thru FRIDAY, 8am to 5pm PST
Or visit us on the web at: www.ebladez.com
NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF SERVICING DEALERS
FOR ALL YOUR POWER BOARD NEEDS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
BATTERY MAINTENANCE and CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS .................................... 1
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD............................................... 5
BOX CONTENTS............................................................................................................ 6
GETTING STARTED ...................................................................................................... 6
CHARGING SYSTEM ..................................................................................................... 7
FOLDING AND STORAGE............................................................................................. 8
RECOMMENDED TOOLS .............................................................................................. 9
BRAKING SYSTEM........................................................................................................ 9
TIRES AND WHEELS..................................................................................................... 9
BELT DRIVE................................................................................................................. 10
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ..................................................................................... 11
OTHER QUESTIONS ................................................................................................... 11
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD
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Before operating your Bladez ION 150 ELECTRIC POWER BOARD, please familiarize
yourself with the following features:
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Accelerator Lever
Brake Lever
Folding Handle
Deck
Kickstand
150W DC Motor
7. Rear Drum Brake
8. 1 Amp Charger
9. Charging Port
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BOX CONTENTS
Your Bladez ION should come complete with:
1. Bladez ION 150 ELECTRIC POWER BOARD
2. AC Wall Charger
3. Allen Wrench
4. Instruction Manual and Registration Card
GETTING STARTED
YOUR SCOOTER WILL COME CHARGED OUT OF THE BOX BUT YOU MUST
CHARGE YOUR ION 150 FOR 6-8 HOURS EVEN IF BOTH LIGHTS ON THE
CHARGER ARE GREEN PRIOR TO FIRST USE!
Before You Ride
Fig. 1
1. The ION is shipped with the Handlebars
unattached.
2. You need to insert the accelerator and
brake levers into the handlebars. To insert,
remove the screws from the handlebar,
then insert the right and left handle and
align the holes. (Fig.1). Then insert the
screws through the holes and tighten the
nuts. (Fig. 2).
3. *Note: The Accelerator Lever (the one
with the shorter lever) goes on the right,
the Brake Lever goes on the left.
Fig. 2
4. Make sure all of the bolts are tightened.
Also make sure to insert the bolts in the
correct way with the nuts on the back side
of the handlebars as in Fig. 2
5. Make sure the front tire is inflated to 40 PSI
as the tire may lose pressure during
shipping. For information on inflating the
tire, please refer to page 10. The rear tire is
solid rubber.
* Note: It is not advisable to operate your Power Board with low tire pressure. This will negatively affect
speed, handling and performance.
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Batteries
The ION comes with 2 12V-6Ah batteries. The batteries are located under the deck. If
you have any questions about your batteries you can contact us here at Bladez. You
can visit our website at www.ebladez.com or call us toll free at (866) 325-2339.
CHARGING SYSTEM
This unit comes standard with a regulated 24V charger.
* Note that it is not advisable to leave your Power Board plugged in for more than 24
hours.
Charging
Fig. 3
1. The scooter comes with a 1 amp charger
(Fig. 3). To charge your scooter, plug the
adapter into the charging jack on the
scooter (Fig. 4) and plug the charger into
the wall. One green LED will light indicating
that the charging cycle has begun. When
the batteries are fully charged you will see
two green LED’s light up. Your ION 150 is
ready to ride.
*Note: Full charging takes approx. 6-8 hours from full
discharge. It is recommended that you charge your
Power Board after each use.
Fig. 4
*It is recommended on your initial charge that you charge the batteries for 6-8 hours even if both lights on
the charger are lit.
Unfolding
1. To unfold your ION, unhook the handlebar security clip. Hold the unit with one hand
while gently pulling up on the handlebars with the other.
2. Fully extend the handlebars to their upright position until you feel the mechanism
lock into place.
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Riding
1. Make sure that all of the bolts and screws are tightened.
2. Raise the kickstand to its upright position.
3. The ION does not have an on/off switch. To ride, put one foot on the deck of the
ION. After pushing off with the other foot, squeeze the ACCELERATOR LEVER on
the right side of the handlebars. The Power Board will begin to move under its own
power. You must reach approximately 2 mph to activate the motor.
4. To stop, release the accelerator handle and depress the BRAKE LEVER (on the left
side of the handlebars). Depressing the brake will temporarily disengage power to
the motor.
5. When you feel your Power Board moving slow, sluggish or running out of power, it is
time to recharge. (See charging instructions on page 7)
* Note that there is still a charge in the batteries but it is not advisable to fully discharge
the batteries.
FOLDING AND STORAGE
1. To fold your Power Board. Using one
hand, gently pull up on the Folding
Handle, while lowering the handlebars
with the other (Fig. 5).
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
2. Lock the unit into the folded position
using the handlebar security clip (Fig.
6).
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RECOMMENDED TOOLS
To adjust and service the Bladez ION Power Board you will need the following tools:
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• 3 / 4 / 5 / 6mm.
Allen Keys:
• 10 / 13 / 16 mm Open and ring combination.
Wrenches:
Philips Head Screwdriver
Hand bicycle pump
Oil, Grease or Lubricant (such as WD-40)
BRAKING SYSTEM
The ION uses a rear wheel drum brake system activated by a hand lever (on the left
side of the handlebar). The brake is activated by squeezing the BRAKE LEVER with
your left hand. The ION is equipped with a controller that temporarily disengages the
power to the motor when the BRAKE LEVER is depressed.
Practice braking on a smooth, dry surface to get used to the feel of the braking system.
Braking distance is affected by wet conditions and loose and uneven riding surfaces.
The brakes are relatively maintenance free and come adjusted to the proper setting
from the factory.
TIRES AND WHEELS
It is recommended that the front tire is inflated to 40 PSI. During shipping, the tire might
be slightly deflated. The rear tire is solid rubber.
To Inflate the Tire
1. Remove the valve stem cover to expose the
valve stem (Fig. 7).
2. Using a standard bicycle pump, inflate the
front tire to 40 PSI and replace the valve
stem cover.
Fig. 7
The Bladez ION uses a pneumatic tire in the front and a solid tire in the rear. The front
wheel is actually two halves (split-rim) bolted together to make it easier to remove or
replace the tire. Empty all air from the tire, prior to loosening the bolts to split the rim.
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Tire wear will vary based on rider weight, riding conditions and care. Replacement tires
can be obtained at your local Bladez dealer, through motorcycle shops, or from the
Bladez website at www.ebladez.com. The Bladez ION uses a standard Innova 2.00 x 50
front pneumatic tire and a 150mm rear solid tire.
Tire Pressure
The front tire must be inflated to a maximum of 40 P.S.I. It is also recommended to use a tube
additive like Slime available from any motorcycle shop, to avoid inconvenient punctures.
BELT DRIVE
The Ion uses a belt drive system.
Belt Adjustment
The belt may need to be adjusted from time to time. Please follow the directions below
to adjust your belt.
1. Using a screwdriver remove the plastic
covers on each side of the rear wheel
(Fig. 8).
2. Use a 16mm wrench to loosen the axle
bolts. Once the axle bolts are loose, use a
10mm wrench to loosen the tension bolts
behind the rear wheel of the ION and move
the rear wheel backwards to remove the
slack from the belt (Fig. 9).
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
3. Once this is achieved the wheel nuts must
then be relocked into position and wheel
alignment must be checked (while turning
the wheel, visually check that the clearance
between the wheel and the frame parts
have clearance).
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The following guide will help assist you in identifying and correcting common problems
with your ION:
Symptoms
Potential Causes:
Solutions:
Both lights on the charger THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM!
Charge your scooter for an
turn green right away.
IONs come charged out of the additional 6-8 hours prior to
box.
initial use.
Charger is plugged in, but Your ION has gone into deep
the second light on the
discharge and cannot identify
charger never turns on.
charge status.
Charge the scooter for 6 to
8 hours to bring the scooter
out of deep discharge.
The ION does not hold the The sealed lead acid batteries
charge long enough.
have reached the end of their
life and will need to be
replaced
My ION `sputters' or
Your battery is running out of
accelerates very slowly
charge.
Replace batteries. Call
Bladez for replacement
information.
Recharge your ION.
OTHER QUESTIONS
Where can I get spares, accessories and replacement parts?
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From your local Servicing Dealer
By telephone: (866) 325-2339
On the web at: www.ebladez.com.
For additional questions, service instructions, further information and important phone
numbers, please go to the Bladez website at www.ebladez.com.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Bladez Customer Service
Department at (866) 325-2339
Thank you for purchasing a Bladez Power Board and please tell your friends about how
much fun you have on the Bladez Power Board.
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