EZee Life EZ6S User manual

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Model: CH1044
EZee EZ6S Scooter
User Manual
EZee Life™ Products
34 Futurity Gate, Unit # 15 Concord Ontario L4K 1S6
Specifications:
EZ6S TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION…………………………....................3
2. SPECIFICATIONS AND STRUCTURE……………… 4
3. ASSEMBLY.................................................................7
4. DISASSEMBLY.......................................................... 9
5. ADJUSTMENTS...................................................... 10
6. OPERATION............................................................ 11
7. BATTERIES AND CHARGING................................. 13
8. CARE AND MAINTENANCE.................................... 17
9. SAFETY ................................................................... 19
10. ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE............... 25
11. TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................... 26
12. WARRANTY INFORMATION.................................. 27
MY DEALER: __________________________________________________
DEALER TELEPHONE #: _________________________________________
MODEL NUMBER:_______________________________________________
PRODUCT SERIAL #: ____________________________________________
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the EZee Life™ mobility scooter. Many important
safety, operating, and maintenance instructions are included in this
operation’s manual. We urge you to read the entire manual carefully before
you attempt to operate your scooter. These instructions were compiled for
your benefit. Your understanding of these instructions is essential for the
safe operation of your new scooter.
EZee Life™ is not liable for damage to property or personal injury from the
failure of any user to properly follow the instructions and recommendations
set forth in this manual and/or on the scooter. Safety words are used
throughout this manual to indicate hazards and/or unsafe actions. Please
refer to the table below for definitions of the safety words.
CAUTION - Caution indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result
in product damage or malfunction
DANGER - Danger indicates a probably hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in
personal injury, product damage or malfunction.
PROHIBITED - Prohibited indicates that such actions
should not be performed at any time. Performing
a prohibited action can cause personal injury, product
damage or malfunction.
REQUIRED - Required indicates that these actions
should be performed as specified. Failure to perform
required actions can cause personal injury, product
damage or malfunction.
WARNING - Warning indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in
personal injury, product damage or malfunction.
**Failure to follow the instructions, warnings, and
notes in this manual and those located on your
EZ5S mobility scooter can result in personal injury,
product damage, or malfunction and void the
product warranty.
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SPECIFICATIONS
DRIVE WHEELS ....................... 7.5" (186mm) solid foam filled
FRONT WHEEL ........................ 7.5" (182mm) solid foam filled
ANTI-TIP WHEEL ...................... 2.2" (56mm) solid
SPEED MAXIMUM..................... Fwd = 3.5 mph / Reverse = 2.2 mph
BRAKING SYSTEM.................... Intelligent brake
GROUND CLEARANCE............. 2" (51mm)
TURNING RADIUS..................... 39" (999mm)
DIMENSIONS............................. 37.4" L x 20" W x 32.4" H
(950 x 508 x 825mm)
SEATING..................................... 14.5" L x 16.5" W x 17.5" H
DRIVE SYSTEM.......................... Single motor drive
BATTERIES................................. 12V 12 AH x 2, Sealed, deep cycle
MOTOR POWER......................... 24v 180w
PER CHARGE RANGE............... 10 miles (16.1 kilometres)
CHARGER................................... 24V 2A portable
WEIGHT CAPACITY.................... 250 lbs (113.6 kg) maximum
CLIMBING SLOPE...................... 8% maximum
CHARGING TIME........................ 10 hours
WEIGHT (REAR SECTION)........... 32.5 lbs (14.7 kg)
WEIGHT (FRONT SECTION)......... 31.6 lbs (14.4 kg)
WEIGHT (SEAT)........................... 17.0 lbs (7.7 kg)
WEIGHT (BATTERIES w/CASE).... 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)
WEIGHT (TOTAL)......................... 99.8 lbs (45.4 kg)
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STRUCTURE
Your scooter mainly consists of four parts: The front section, rear section,
seat, and battery case.
The tiller console, handle bars, and footplate are located on the front section.
The motor, brake system and controller are located in the rear section.
Figure 1.
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STRUCTURE
Tiller Console (Figure 2)
Charging System (Figure 3)
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INITIAL ASSEMBLY
In order to avoid shipping damage, the batteries and the seat unit are
packaged with the base but not assembled, so you
will need to assemble them onto the main frame of your scooter
OPENING THE PACKING BOX
Open the packing box of your new scooter and remove all of the protective
materials, then carefully
remove the scooter and separated components from the box.
ADJUSTING ANGLE OF TILLER (Figure 4.)
• Loosen the tiller adjustment knob located at the base of the tiller
• Lift the tiller up to a proper angle for yourself
• Tighten the tiller adjustment knob
ASSEMBLING THE SEAT POST (Figure 5.)
• Insert the chrome seat post into the seat post frame located on
the rear section
• Align the adjustment pin hole
Figure 4
Figure 5
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INITIAL ASSEMBLY (continued)
ASSEMBLING BATTERY UNIT (Figure 6. & 6.1)
• Lower the battery case into the trough and ensure that the
electrode terminals are aligned.
• Loosen safety locking knob located directly behind the black seat
post, turn the locking cap such that it
is centred over each side of the battery case, and then retighten
the locking knob.
CAUTION!
Please always keep the battery case metal contacts (electrodes)
clean. Dirty contacts can lead to the
malfunction of the batteries.
ASSEMBLING SEAT UNIT (Figure 7.)
• Lower the seat onto the chrome seat post
• Pull up on the seat-lock lever (located under the seat), adjust
seat to the position, and release then
release the lever. The seat will lock into position.
• Insert the armrests into seat frame and tighten the armrest
locking knobs located under the seat.
INSTALLING BASKET (Figure 8.)
• Lower the basket frame onto the basket bracket (pre-installed on
the front of the tiller).
Figure 6
Figure 6.1
Figure 7
Figure 8
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DISASSEMBLY
Your EZee Life™ mobility scooter has been designed to easily
disassemble and transport. You can easily
disassemble the scooter into four pieces, the front section, the rear
section, the seat unit and the
battery case (Figure 9).
DISASSEMBLY
• Lift the seat off of the scooter seat post.
• Loosen the battery case safety lock cap (Figure 6.1) and remove battery
case from scooter (Figure 6.).
• Remove the front to rear wire harness connection (Figure 10.)
• Lift up on the yellow plastic ring latch until the scooter is sitting on its rear
end (Figure 11.)
• With both hands remove the front section of the scooter from the rear
section (Figure 12.)
• Loosen the tiller adjustment knob, lower the tiller, and retighten the tiller
adjustment knob.
• You can now transport the four sections (front, rear, seat, and
battery case).
Figure 9
Figure 10
Figure 11
Figure 12
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ADJUSTMENTS
Before operating the scooter, you may find the need to make some
adjustments to increase your
comfort, such as the seat height, armrest width, and tiller angle.
WARNING!
Remove the key from the key switch before adjustments. Never
attempt to do adjustments while the
scooter is in motion.
SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
• Lift up on the seat lock lever and pull the seat off of the seat post.
• Remove the seat post adjustment pin.
• Choose the appropriate seat height and re-insert the seat post
adjustment pin.
• Re-install the seat.
SEAT ROTATION (Figure 13.)
• Pull up on the seat lock lever.
• Rotate the seat to the desired position.
• Release the lock lever in place.
ARMREST WIDTH ADJUSTMENT (Figure 14.)
• Loosen the armrest adjustment knobs located beneath the seat
frame.
• Move the armrests to the desired position.
• Tighten the armrest adjustment knobs.
Figure 13
Figure 14
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OPERATION
TILLER CONSOLE
The tiller console houses all of the tools needed to operate your scooter, including
the key switch, the speed adjustment knob, throttle control lever, battery condition
indicator, horn button and the headlight button.
KEY SWITCH (Figure 2.)
• Plug the key into the key switch opening
• The battery indicator gauge will illuminate when the key switch 1s been engaged.
• Removing the key will power down the scooter.
WARNING!
Do not remove the key while the scooter is moving.
WARNING!
In order to avoid accidental movement, remove your key when remaining
stationary for a long period.
SPEED ADJUSTMENT KNOB (Figure 2.)
This knob allows you to preset and limit your scooter’s top speed. Top
speed is represented by a rabbit and the slowest speed is represented by
a turtle.
CAUTION!
Before you master the operation of your scooter, you should preset the
speed adjustment knob to the lowest position (turtle).
THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER (Figure 2.)
This lever allows you to control the forward speed and the reverse speed
of your scooter up to the maximum speed you preset with the speed
adjustment knob.
• Press the right lever to go forward and press the left lever to go in
reverse.
• Release the lever to engage the brake and bring your scooter to a stop.
WARNING!
If your scooter should fail to come to a stop after releasing the throttle
lever then immediately stop using your scooter and call your authorized
dealer to inform them of the malfunction.
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OPERATION (continued)
BATTERY CONDITION INDICATOR (Figure 2.)
When your scooter is powered up, this indicator shows the remaining
capacity of the batteries.
• When pointing to green, this indicates that the batteries are fully
charged.
• When pointing to yellow, just half capacity of the batteries remains
and it needs to be recharged.
• When pointing to red, the batteries have been fully discharged, and
need to be charged immediately.
HORN AND HEADLIGHT BUTTONS (Figure 2.)
These buttons activate the warning horn and safety headlights.
OFF-BOARD CHARGER (see fig. 3)
Lift the cover on the battery case, so that you can use the off-board
charger to charge your batteries through a 3-pin charger power
receptacle in the middle of the scooter.(see Batteries and Charging)
LOAD PROTECTOR (see fig. 3)
The load protector is a safety device. When the overload occurs, this
protector automatically trips to protect the motor and other electric
devices.
When the protector trips, your scooter must be powered off
immediately. Wait a few minutes before you press the button on the
load protector, which is located under the cover at the rear section of
the scooter. After that you can power up and drive normally.
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER (Figure 15.)
The freewheel lever located at the rear of your
scooter engages the motor and can be released to
manually push the scooter.
• Push the lever to the rear position to engage the
drive motor and operate the scooter.
Important Note: The scooter will not operate if the
key is inserted while adjusting the lever. Remove
the key, push the lever to the rear position, and re-insert the key to resolve this
issue.
• Push the lever forward to disable the motor and change to free wheel mode.
CAUTION!
When your scooter is in free wheel mode, the brake system is disabled.
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OPERATION (continued)
CAUTION!
Never use your scooter in free wheel mode without an attendant. Failure to do
so may cause personal injury.
CAUTION!
Never put your scooter in freewheel mode on any incline. Failure to do so may
cause personal injury.
WARNING!
Your scooter will not operate in Free wheel mode.
BATTERIES AND CHARGING
Your scooter uses two long lasting, 12-volt deep cycle batteries. These batteries
are sealed and maintenance free. Since they are sealed, there is no need to
check the electrolyte (fluid) level. Deep cycle batteries are designed to handle a
longer and deeper discharge. Though they are similar in appearance to
automotive batteries, they are not interchangeable. Automotive batteries are not
designed to handle a long, deep discharge, and also are unsafe for use
in your scooter.
WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash your hands after handling.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
The battery charger is essential in providing a long full life for your
scooter’s batteries. This charger can charge your scooter’s batteries
safely, quickly, and easily.
WARNING!
You must charge your scooter’s battery with the supplied off-board
battery charger. Do not use an automotive-type battery charger.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES WITH THE OFF-BOARD CHARGER
• Position your scooter near a standard wall outlet.
• Ensure that the scooter is powered off.
• Lift the charging port cover on the battery case.
• Plug the output connector of the off-board charger into the 3-pin
charger power receptacle.
• Plug the input connector of the off-board charger into the wall outlet.
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BATTERIES AND CHARGING (continued)
• The red light on the charger turns on to indicate the charger is on.
• When charging is complete, the light turns green.
• It is recommended that you charge your batteries for 10-12 hours.
• When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the off-board charger
from the wall outlet and then from the 3-pin charger power receptacle.
• The batteries can also be charged with the battery case removed from
the scooter.
WARNING!
The battery case should be stored on a clean, dry, flat, and nonconductive surface to avoid a fire danger.
NEW BATTERY’S USAGE
To break in new batteries for maximum efficiency, please follow the
instructions below:
• Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This brings the
battery up to about 90% of its peak performance level.
• Do not stray too far until becoming accustomed to your scooter’s
distance capability.
• Give the batteries another full charge of 10 to 12 hours. The batteries
will now be fully operational.
• After 4 or 5 charging cycles, the batteries will top off at 100% charge
and last for an extended period.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
QUESTION: Why is my charger warm?
ANSWER: The battery charger takes the standard wall outlet
voltage(alternating current) and converts it to 12V DC(direct current).
This scooter’s batteries use direct current to run your scooter. When the battery
voltage is low, the charger sends more current to the batteries so that the
charger has a higher temperature, this is normal. When the batteries are fully
charged, the current sent to them is at nearly zero. Therefore when the charger
is plugged in, it does not overcharge the batteries.
QUESTION: Can a different charger be used?
ANSWER: You should use the off-board charger supplied with your scooter. It is
the safest, most efficient tool to charge the batteries. We do not recommend
using other types of chargers. (e.g. an automotive battery charger).
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BATTERIES AND CHARGING (continued)
QUESTION: How often must the batteries be charged?
ANSWER: You can charge the batteries as soon as you are finished using your
scooter. This is for the benefit of prolonging the life of the batteries. If you use
your scooter infrequently (once a week or less), then you should charge the
batteries at least once per week for 10-12 hours.
QUESITON: How can I get maximum range per charge?
ANSWER: Rarely do you have an ideal driving situation such as smooth, flat,
hard terrain with no hills or curves. More often you are presented with hills,
sidewalk cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, and curves. All of these
factors will affect the running distance or running time per battery charge.
Below are a few suggestions for obtaining the maximum range per charge.
• Always charge the batteries fully prior to your trip.
• Plan your trip in advance to avoid inclines if possible.
• Limit baggage weight to essential items.
CAUTION!
Keep the batteries in a dry place and avoid deeply discharging your
batteries. Do not charge the batteries for more than 24 hours at a
charging cycle.
WHAT TYPE OF BATTERIES SHOULD I USE?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance
free. Both SLA and Gel-Cell are deep-cycle batteries that are similar in
performance. Refer to the following specifications to reorder deep-cycle
batteries. Always replace both batteries, not just one.
Type: (2) Deep-cycle sealed lead-acid or gel cell
Size: 6” x 3.9” x 3.75” (152 x 99 x 96mm)
Voltage: 12 Volts each & 12 AH each
Deep-cycle batteries employ a much different chemical technology
than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium, or in other common
battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to provide
power, drain down their charge, and then accept a relatively quick
recharge.
AGM and gel-cell batteries should be charged as often as possible.
They do not have a “memory” like nickel-cadmium batteries. We work
closely with our battery manufacturer to provide a battery that best
suits your scooter’s specific demands. Fresh batteries are promptly
shipped with a full charge. During shipping, the batteries encounter
temperature extremes that may influence initial performance.
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BATTERIES AND CHARGING (continued)
Heat robs the charge from the batteries, and cold slows the power
available and extends the time needed to recharge the batteries (just
as with a car battery). It might take a few days for the temperature of
the battery to stabilize and adjust to its new ambient temperature.
It will take a few “recharging cycles” (a partial drain-then a full recharge)
to establish the critical chemical balance that is essential to the
battery’s peak performance and long life. It will be worthwhile to take
some time to break in your batteries properly.
QUESTION: How can I ensure maximum battery life?
ANSWER: A fully charged deep-cycle battery will provide a reliable
performance and extended battery life. Keep your scooter’s batteries
fully charged whenever possible. Batteries that are regularly and
deeply discharged, infrequently charged, or stored without a full charge
may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable operation and limited
battery life.
QUESTION: How should I store my scooter and batteries?
ANSWER: If you do not use your scooter regularly, we recommend
maintaining battery life by charging the batteries at least once per
week. If you do not plan on using your scooter for an extended period,
fully charge the batteries prior to storage. Disconnect the battery
harnesses and store the scooter in a warm, dry environment. Avoid
temperature extremes, such as freezing and excessively hot conditions,
and never attempt to charge a frozen battery. A cold or frozen battery
should be warmed for several days prior to recharging.
QUESTION: What about transportation?
ANSWER: Gel-cell batteries are designed for application in a scooter
and other mobility vehicles. These batteries are allowed for safe
transportation on aircraft, buses, and trains, as there is no danger of
spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the carrier’s company in advance
to determine that carrier’s specific requirements.
CAUTION!
The useful life of a battery is quite often a reflection of the care it receives.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to charge a cold or frozen battery. You should warm them up for
several days prior to charging.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your scooter, like any motorized vehicle requires a routine maintenance check.
Preventative maintenance is very important. You can perform some of these
regular checks by yourself. If you follow the maintenance checks in this section
as scheduled, you can help ensure that your scooter gives you years of troublefree operation.
MOISTURE
You should avoid positioning your scooter in damp areas of any kind. Direct
exposure to water or dampness could cause your scooter to malfunction
electronically and mechanically. Moisture can cause electrical components to
corrode and the scooter’s frame to rust.
Should your scooter come in contact with water:
• Dry your scooter as thoroughly as possible with a towel
• Make safety checks of all of the operations before using your scooter
• If any inconsistencies are found, contact an authorized provider
TEMPERATURE
• In extreme cold temperature, the batteries may freeze. The
temperature at which they may freeze depends on a number of factors,
such as battery charge, usage and composition of batteries (e.g. AGM
or Gel-cell).
• Temperatures above 100 degrees may cause your scooter to operate
at a reduced speed. This reduced speed is a safety feature built into
the controls that helps prevent damage to the motor and other electrical
components.
GENERAL GUIDELINES
• Avoid knocking or bumping the console and console components.
• Keep the tiller console clean.
• Check all connectors to ensure that they are tight and secured
properly.
• Check all electrical connectors including the charger’s connectors.
Make sure they are all tight and are not corroded. Batteries must sit
flat and flush in the battery case.
• A yellow light turns on that indicates a half capacity of the battery has
been consumed, and they need to be charged, but the scooter can be
used, but the battery is close to full discharge.
• When the red light is on, that indicates that the batteries have been
fully discharged, and they need to be charged immediately.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE (continued)
• You can apply a light coat of car wax to help it retain the scooter’s
high gloss appearance.
• All wheel bearings are pre-lubricated and sealed. They require no
subsequent lubrication.
CAUTION!
If you do not use the scooter for a long period, its recommended that
you block up your scooter so that the tires do not touch the ground.
This prevents flat spots from forming on the tire.
DAILY CHECK
• With the power off, check the throttle control lever. Make sure it
returns to the primary position when you release it.
• Check the right/left lock-nuts on the low end of the tiller. Make sure it
is fastened to the tiller. Make sure the battery lock knob is engaged.
WEEKLY CHECK
• Check all electrical connectors. Make sure they are not loose or
corroded.
• Check the body joint bolt. Make sure the bolt is tightened.
• Test the brakes operation. This test should be carried out on an even
surface with at least three feet of clearance around your scooter.
MONTHLY CHECK
• Check the anti-tip wheels. Make sure they do not touch the ground
under normal operation.
• Check the drive wheels for wear. If tread is minimally visible then
replace the tires.
• Keep your scooter clean and free of foreign material, such as hair,
food, drink, dust and mud, etc.
YEARLY CHECK
• Take your scooter to a mobility device service centre for yearly maintenance.
This helps ensure that your scooter is functioning properly and helps prevent
future complications.
STORAGE
• Your scooter should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes.
Otherwise, the frame, the connections, and the electronics may rust and incur
damage.
• During storage, disconnect the batteries from the scooter.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE (continued)
CLEANING
• Never use a hose on your scooter or place it in direct contact with water.
• Your scooter has an ABS plastic body shroud that allows it to be easily wiped
clean with a damp cloth.
• Never use any chemicals to clean the seat, as they may cause the seat to
become slippery or dry out and crack. Clean with a damp cloth and dry the seat
thoroughly.
SAFETY INFORMATION
PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK
A safety check is recommended before each use to make sure your scooter
operates smoothly and safely.
Perform the following procedures prior to using your scooter:
• Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
• Check all connections to the battery box. Ensure they are secured properly.
• Check the brakes. See “Care and Maintenance”.
• Check the battery charge. See “Batteries and Charging”.
WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
Your scooter is rated for a 200 lb. weight capacity.
WARNING!
Exceeding the weight limit voids your warranty and may result in
personal injury and damage to your scooter.
INCLINE INFORMATION
Many buildings have ramps with specified degrees of inclination,
designed for easy and safe access. Some ramps may have turning
switchbacks (180 degree turns) that require you to have good
cornering skills on your scooter.
When climbing an incline, try to keep your scooter moving. If you must
stop to start up again, you should accelerate slowly and cautiously.
When driving down an incline, do so by setting the speed to the
slowest position and pushing the forward throttle control lever. If your
scooter starts to move down the incline faster than you anticipated or
desired, allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the throttle
control lever. Then rotate down the speed adjustment knob and then
push the throttle control lever down slightly to ensure a safely
controlled descent.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (continued)
WARNING!
When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive at an angle up the face
of the incline. Drive your scooter straight up the incline. This greatly
reduces the possibility of a tip or a fall. Always exercise extreme
caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING!
Don’t drive up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e. Areas
covered with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
WARNING!
Never drive down an incline backwards. This could cause injury.
The maximum safe incline angle is 8 degrees for your scooter. If a
slope is less than this angle, it is safe for your scooter to climb or
descend.
BRAKING INFORMATION
Your scooter is equipped with two powerful brake systems
• Electronic brake system: This system can gradually slow and stop
your scooter only when you release the throttle control lever to let it
return to the top/stop position during driving.
• Motor brake system: After the electric brake system slows your
scooter to a near stop, a damper in the motor brake system will
automatically engage to make your scooter stop completely.
OUTDOOR DRIVING SURFACES
Your scooter is designed to provide optimum stability under normal
driving conditions, dry, level surfaces composed of concrete or asphalt.
But you should avoid driving on the following surfaces:
• A surface that you feel unsure about, like gravel or dirt.
• Tall grass that can become tangled in the motor.
• Loosely packed gravel and sand.
FREE-WHEEL MODE
Your scooter is equipped with a manual free-wheel lever that allows the scooter
to be manually pushed by an attendant. For more information, see
“OPERATION” section.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (continued)
WARNING!
Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 8 degrees may put your
scooter in an unstable position, and cause it to tip, resulting in personal injury
and/or damage to your scooter.
WARNING!
When your scooter is traveling, the free-wheel lever should be in a downward
position, i.e. in powered mode. If not, the brake system disengage, and a
dangerous situation may be caused.
WARNING!
Do not use your scooter free-wheel mode without an attendant present. Failure
to do so may cause personal injury.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to place your scooter in free-wheel mode while seated on it.
Personal injury may result. Please ask an attendant for assistance if necessary.
WARNING!
Do not place your scooter in free-wheel mode while on an incline. The
scooter could roll uncontrollably down on its own, causing personal
injury.
DOOR OBSTACLE
• Determine in advance if the door opens towards or away from you.
• Use your hand to turn the knob or push/pull the door open.
• Drive your scooter gently and slowly forward to push the door open.
Or drive your scooter gently and slowly backward to pull the door
open. It is always a better choice to walk your scooter through a door
entrance/exit.
UP OR DOWN STAIRS OR ESCALATORS
Your scooter is not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators.
Always use an elevator.
WARNING!
Never use your scooter to negotiate steps or elevators. You may cause
injury to yourself and others and damage your scooter.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (continued)
IN OR OUT OF ELEVATORS
Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that when you
push, reopens the elevator door.
If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the doors begin to close,
push on the rubber door edge or allow the rubber door edge to contact
the scooter and the door will reopen. Take care that pocketbooks,
packages, or scooter accessories do not become caught in elevator
doors.
ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
Radio waves from mobile phones, radio receivers or other transmitters
such as radio and TV stations could affect your scooter’s performance
if your scooter is in the range of their influence. See section
“ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE” for details.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to negotiate a curb that has a height greater than 25mm
without an attendant.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to have your scooter proceed backwards down any
step, curb, or other obstacle. This may cause your scooter to tip and
cause personal injury.
WARNING!
You should not operate your scooter on public streets and roadways.
Obey all local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of
traffic, and then proceed with extreme caution.
SCOOTER TRANSPORT
There are no standards approved for tie-down systems in a moving
vehicle of any type to transport a person while seated in a scooter. Anyone
traveling in a motor vehicle should be properly secured in the
motor vehicle with safety belts fastened securely.
WARNING!
Do not sit on your scooter while it is in a moving vehicle. Personal injury and
property damage may result.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (continued)
GETTING ON OR OFF SCOOTER
Getting onto and off your scooter requires a good sense of balance. Assistance
may be required from your attendant when learning to get on or off your
scooter.
To avoid an injury, please observe the following safety tips when getting on or
off your scooter.
• Ensure that the power is turned off; see “OPERATION”.
• Ensure that your scooter is not in free-wheel mode.
• The seat armrests are flipped up or moved out to make getting on or off the
scooter easier.
• Keep the front wheel facing forward.
WARNING!
Always be sure your scooter and its batteries are properly secured while it is
being transported. Failure to do so may cause personal injury and/or damage to
your scooter.
WARNING!
Do not expose your scooter to any type of moisture at any time(rain,
snow, mist or wash).Such exposure can damage your scooter. Never
operate your scooter if it has been exposed to moisture until it has
dried thoroughly.
WARNING!
Do not operate you scooter on ice or slippery conditions, or on salted
surfaces. Doing so may cause you injury and affect the performance of
your scooter.
WARNING!
Position yourself centred and upright in the scooter seat to prevent the
scooter from tipping over and causing injury.
WARNING!
Avoid using your armrests and tiller for weight bearing purposes. Such
use may cause your scooter to tip over and cause you injury.
WARNING!
Avoid putting all of your weight on the footplate. Such use may cause
your scooter to tip over and cause you injury.
BALANCE
Avoid reaching or bending while driving your scooter. When reaching,
bending, or leaning while seated on your scooter, it is important to
maintain a stable centre of gravity and keep the scooter from tipping.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (continued)
LIMITATION TO MEDICINES AND ALCOHOL
Scooter users have to exercise care and common sense while
operating their scooter. This includes awareness of safety issues while
under the influence of medication or alcohol. If the user consumes
alcohol, or is taking medication that affects their sense of reactive
ability, never use the scooter.
WARNING!
It is strongly suggested for these users to consult their medical
professionals before operating their scooter, as some medications will
affect their sense of reactive ability, bringing a hidden danger in
operating their scooter.
WARNING!
Do not operate your scooter while under the influence of alcohol or
medication that impairs your ability to drive your scooter safely.
WARNING!
Do not reach, lean, or bend for objects on the floor when seated on
your scooter. Movements such as these may change your centre of
gravity and the weight distribution of the scooter and cause your
scooter to tip, possibly resulting in your injury.
WARNING!
Turn off the power if you anticipate being in a stationary position for an
extended period of time. This will prevent unexpected motion from
inadvertent throttle control lever contact and electromagnetic
interference. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
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ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI/RFI)
EMI/RFI WARNINGS
Radio waves are a form of electromagnetic energy, and can cause unintended
motion of electric mobility vehicles. When electromagnetic energy adversely
affects the operation of an electrical device, that adverse effect is called
“Electromagnetic Interference” or EMI, or “Radio Frequency Interference” or
RFI.
WHERE DO RADIO WAVES COME FROM?
Radio waves are emitted from the antennas of cellular phone, mobile two-way
radios (such as walkie talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio
transmitters, wireless computer links, microwave sources, and paging
transmitters. Electromagnetic energy is more intense when closer to
transmitting antennas. The greater the transmission strength is, the greater the
concern to electric mobility vehicle users.
CAN I EXPECT MY SCOOTER TO MOVE IF EMI AFFECTS IT?
It is very difficult to predict, the effects of EMI on a scooter depend on a number
of factors:
• The strength of the radio waves.
• The construction of your particular scooter.
• The location (whether it is on level ground or on an incline) and
direction of the scooter.
• Whether or not your scooter is in motion. So if the unexpected
incidents described below occur with your scooter, you should
consider whether or not there is a radio wave source nearby.
• Your scooter may come to a sudden stop in an uncontrolled manner.
• Your scooter may suddenly move in an uncontrolled manner.
• The brakes on your scooter may be released suddenly in an
uncontrolled manner.
• The electronic components of control systems may be damaged for
no reason at all.
Unfortunately, EMI/RFI may be difficult to recognize, because the
signals from radio sources are invisible and may be intermittent.
ARE ALL ELECTRIC MOBILITY VEHICLES SUSCEPTIBLE TO EMI?
Each make and model of electronic mobility vehicle differs in its ability
to resist EMI. Each mobility vehicle has a particular level of resistance
to EMI. This resistance is measured in volts per meter (v/m). A higher
resistance level offers greater protection against EMI.
In other words, an electric mobility vehicle with a high resistance level
is less likely to be affected by a strong radio source than is an electric
mobility vehicle with a low resistance level.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
DIAGNOSTIC BEEPING SYSTEM
Your scooter has been designed with a diagnostic beeping system that will warn
the user when a non-operating condition exists. The chart below describes the
potential non- operating conditions, the corresponding beeping sound sequences,
and the possible solutions. Please note that the symbol ( * ) represents a short
beeping sound and the symbol ( ___ ) represents a longer beeping sound.
Beeping Sequence
Non-Operating Condition
Solution
** ___
Battery voltage is too low to
operate the scooter.
Charge the batteries. If batteries
do not take a charge then have
batteries tested.
** ___ ___
Controller Malfunction
Contact an authorized provider.
** ___ ___ ___
Controller Malfunction
Contact an authorized provider.
** ___ ___ ___ ___
Controller Malfunction
Contact an authorized provider.
** ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Throttle/ Potentiometer/Console
PCB Fault
Contact an authorized provider.
** ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Manual freewheel lever/Brake
fault
Remove key, push the
brake/freewheel lever to the rear
position, reinsert key.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
#
Symptom
Possible Cause
Solution
1
Scooter has no
power
Batteries/Battery
Case/ Ignition
Insert key, check seating of battery
case, test batteries, inspect all power
source wiring
2
Scooter has
power but will not
move
Brake/Motor/Throttl
e/Controller
Remove key, place freewheel lever to
rear position, and
reinsert key or call authorized provider
3
Batteries do not
hold a charge
Batteries
Conduct voltage test/load test, consider
replacing batteries
4
Batteries will not
take a charge
Batteries will not
take a charge
Conduct voltage test on charger, push
circuit breaker reset button
5
Loud noise in rear
of scooter
Motor gear/Brake
friction plate
Contact an authorized provider
6
Noise in front
wheel of scooter
Bearing damage
Replace front wheel
7
Power will not
shut off after
removing key
Key switch
damaged
Replace key switch
8
Scooter suddenly
stops on incline
Overload self
protection system
Remove key, press circuit breaker reset
button, re-insert key and resume - do
not exceed eight degree incline
9
Scooter suddenly
stops going over
bump
Battery case not
seated securely
Remove key, reseat battery case, reinsert key and resume - ensure battery
case is secure
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
THREE MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
The batteries are covered by a three month limited warranty.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
Transaxle: In cases where there is an increase in the operational noise level,
the warranty does not apply. (The increase in operational noise level usually
occurs due to abusive and excessive strain on the scooter).
Motor: If damage occurs to the motor commutator as a result of not replacing
the motor brushes after heavy wear to the brushes. Motor brushes are wear
items and are not warranted.
Motor brake: One year warranty for the electrical function of the motor brake.
Brake pads are a wear item and are not warranted.
• ABS Plastic shroud & all plastic components other than the controller unit and
wire harness covers.
• Brake pads (wear items)
• Motor brushes
• Fuses
• Upholstery and seating
• Tires (wear items)
• Circumstances beyond the manufacturer's control.
• Labor, service calls, shipping, and other charges incurred for repair of the
product, unless specifically authorized.
• Do not return faulty parts without prior written authorization.
IMPLIED WARRANTIES
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose, are limited to one (1) year from the date of purchase and to the extent
permitted by law.
Any and all implied warranties are excluded.
This is the exclusive remedy. Liabilities for consequential damages under any
and all warranties are excluded.
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Your Dealer:
Factory Direct Medical
34 Futurity Gate, Unit # 15
Concord Ontario
Canada, L4K 1S6
Local Phone: 416-739-8393
Toll-Free : 855-235-2400
Website: www.factorydirectmedical.com
Email: info@factorydirectmedical.com