Bat-caddy X4R User manual

User Manual
Bat-Caddy X4 Series (X4 & X4R)
ATTENTION: PLEASE FOLLOW ALL ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS AND
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU
OPERATE THE CADDY, EITHER MANUALLY OR BY REMOTE CONTROL.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Packing List…………………………………………………..…………………………………………………….……3
Parts Glossary…………………………..………………………………..…………………………………………….4
Assembly Instructions ………………...…………………………………………….……………………………5
Operating Instructions …………………………………………………...………………….……………………7
Maintenance & Additional Instructions…………………...……………………………………………10
Technical Specifications………………………………………………………………….………..……………15
Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions………….…….…………………..…………….18
NOTE:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Industry Canada license‐exempt RSS
standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
NOTE: THE MANUFACTURER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RADIO OR TV INTERFERENCE
CAUSED BY UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS TO THIS EQUIPMENT
SUCH MODIFICATIONS COULD VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT
Bat-Caddy X4R
FCC ID:
QSQ-REMOTE
IC ID:
10716A-Remote
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PACKING LIST
1. Standard Parts (X4)
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1 Caddy Frame
2 Rear Wheels (Left & Right)
1 Battery Pack (Battery, Bag, Leads)
1 Charger
1 Tool Kit
1 User Manual, Warranty, Terms & Conditions
2. Standard Parts (X4R)
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1 Caddy Frame
1 Anti-Tip Wheel & Pin
2 Rear Wheels
1 Battery Pack (Battery, Bag, Leads)
1 Charger
1 Tool Kit
1 Remote Control (needs 2 AAA Batteries)
1 User Manual, Warranty, Terms & Conditions
3. Optional Accessories (X4 & X4R)
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1 Scorecard Holder
1 Cup Holder
1 Umbrella Holder
1 Seat Cushion, Stand, & Hardware
Carry Case
Additional accessories available for purchase at www.batcaddy.com
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PARTS GLOSSARY
1. Manual Rheostat Speed Control
2. Upper Bag Support
3. Bag Support Strap
4. Battery
5. Rear Wheel
6. Wheel Hubcap
7. Rear Wheel Quick Release Catch
8. Dual Motors
9. Lower Bag Support & Strap
10. Front Wheel
11. Upper Frame Locking Knob
12. Handle IC Controller
13. Battery Plug
14. Front Wheel Tracking Adjustment
15. Scorecard Holder
16. Lower Frame Locking Knob
Not shown: charger, remote control (X4R)
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Unpack all items carefully and check inventory.
2. Place frame structure (one piece) on soft and clean ground to protect frame from being
scratched. Attach wheels to axles by pushing wheel locking button on the outside of the
wheel and inserting the axle extension into the wheel. Make sure to keep the locking
button on the outside of the wheel pushed in during this process, in order to enable
the axle extensions, including the two pins, to be inserted all the way into the wheel. If
not locked in, the wheel will not be connected to the axle and will not be propelled! Test the
lock by trying to pull the wheel out. Note: the X4 caddy has a right (R) and a left (L) wheel,
seen from behind in driving direction. Please make sure that the wheels are assembled on
the correct side, as otherwise the clutches will not engage. To disassemble the wheels
proceed in reverse order.
3. Erect Frame by unfolding and connecting the main frame tubes together at the two frame
locks by fastening the lower and upper frame locking knobs. Proceed in reverse for folding
the caddy.
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4. Place battery pack on battery tray and fasten both Velcro straps around battery and frame
tightly. Insert 3 prong battery plug into caddy outlet. (Note: Do not screw plug nut into caddy
to prevent damage in case of a tip-over). Note: BEFORE CONNECTING make sure that
caddy power is OFF, Rheostat Speed Control on handle is in OFF position and the
remote control is stored securely!
5. For X4R insert anti tip wheel into holding bar on motor housing and secure with pin.
6. Install optional accessories, such as Scorecard/Beverage/Umbrella holder, below
handle in the foreseen places or receptors.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Handle Control Functions
1. The rheostat speed button on the right side of the handle lets you choose your preferred speed
seamlessly. Dial forward to increase speed. Dial backwards to reduce speed.
2. Press ON/OFF power button for about 2 seconds to turn caddy on or off
3. The Digital Cruise Control: Select the ideal speed to match your pace with the rheostat speed
knob. In order to stop press the red cruise control button on the top of the handle. The cart
will remember its last speed setting when you stop. Once you are ready to go press the button
again, and the caddy will automatically travel at the same speed, except if you change the
speed knob position.
4. The caddy is equipped with a "Soft start" ability which ensures smooth acceleration up to
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selected speed by pressing the stop/start button on the handlebar control panel.
5. The battery indicator LED with green or red color on the handle shows the battery charge at
any time. If green the battery is charged. When it turns red please recharge the battery soon.
2. Remote Control Operation (X4R Only)
Functions:
A. STOP: The red STOP button in the middle of the directional arrows should be used
for stopping the caddy.
B. Timer: 10, 20, 30 yards/meters: press once -> 10, twice -> 20; three times -> 30 y
C. Backward Arrow: Pressing the back arrow will set the caddy in backward motion.
Increase backward speed by pushing multiple times. Press also to decrease forward
speed/slow down the caddy
D. Forward Arrow: Pushing the forward arrow will set the caddy in forward motion.
Pushing multiple times will increase the speed. Push Backward arrow to slow down.
E. Left Arrow: initiates left turns. When the arrows are released the caddy stops
turning and continues straight with the original speed prior to turning.
F. Right Arrow: same as left arrow function.
G. On/Off Switch: On right side of device turns remote control on or off; recommended
to prevent accidental engagement of caddy
H. Antenna: internal
I. Batteries: 2 x 1.5V AAA
Important Notes – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
- Change the remote control batteries once the indicator LED gets weak
- The remote control uses two 1.5V AAA batteries available in any supermarket,
drug store, or electronics store
- It is recommended to keep a set of extra batteries ready as replacement
- To change the batteries, open up the battery compartment cover by pulling the
lever and place the batteries according to the diagram in the battery
compartment
- The remote control system is designed to not interfere with other electric caddies
- The maximum range of the remote control varies between 80-100 yards,
depending on the battery charge, obstacles, atmospheric conditions, power lines,
cell phone towers, other electronic/natural interference sources
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It is strongly recommended to operate the caddy at a maximum range not
exceeding 20 yards in order to prevent the loss of control of the unit!
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3 Additional Functions
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Freewheeling Mode: The caddy can be easily operated without power. In order to
activate the freewheeling mode, turn main power Off. The caddy now can be pushed
manually with little resistance.
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Remote Control Resynchronization
Remote with on/off switch (as of 2014; no external antenna)
Step #1 - Make sure power is totally off for at least five (5) seconds
Step #2 - Hold down the stop button on the remote.
Step #3 - Power up cart. Continue to hold down the stop button.
Step #4 - Continue hold down the stop button until the lights on the LED screen blink.
Step #5 - Cart is now in “sync” test each function to assure all are functioning.
You are ready to go!
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Remote for carts from 2010- 2013/14 (Controller has no green button, remote w strap
antenna)
Step #1 – Make sure power is off for at least five (5) seconds.
Step #2 - Hold down the forward button on the remote. Make sure the red LED light is lit.
Step #3 - Power up the cart. Continue to hold down the forward button on the remote.
Step #4 - Start counting slowly. Cart will start to move before you reach 15.
Step #5 - Cart is now in "sync" test each function to assure they are functioning.
Tracking Adjustment: Tracking behavior of all electric caddies is strongly
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dependent on equal weight distribution and slope. Test your caddy’s tracking by
operating it on a level surface without the bag. If changes are necessary, you can adjust
the tracking of your caddy by loosening the front wheel axle and the adjustment bar on
the right side of the front wheel and shifting the axle accordingly. After such adjustment
fasten screws in reverse order but do not over tighten.
4 Electronic Systems
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Remote Control Range: We recommend not to exceed 20-30 yards distance. The
greater the distance between you and caddy, the greater the chance of losing
contact with it.
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Microcomputer: The remote caddy has 3 microcomputer controls: The first is in
main controller box. The second is in the remote control handset, and the third is
in the handle.
Safety Protection: When the temperature of the controller box reaches its upper
limit in case of an overload it will automatically shut down to cool off.
Microprocessor Controlled Electronics System: When you connect the battery,
the electronics system will automatically run through a start-up routine. Then you
can press the main OFF/ON switch on the handle. The battery charge indicator
lights will show you the charge level of the battery from green (fully charged) to
red (discharged).
Important: The electronics controller box contains no user serviceable parts.
Therefore, it is sealed to reduce the risk of moisture entering and impacting the
electronic system. Breaking this seal increases the risk of damaging the
electronics and decreasing the reliability of your caddy. DO NOT attempt to open
the controller case. Doing so will void the warranty!
Battery Operation and Care: Follow battery charge and maintenance
instructions.
MAINTENANCE & ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Battery Charging and Maintenance (see specific separate
instructions for sealed lead acid (SLA) and lithium batteries)
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PLEASE OBEY THESE PRECAUTIONS FOR BATTERY USE & CHARGING:
Please do not charge the battery in a sealed container or in upside down position.
It is recommended to charge the battery in a well ventilated area.
Please do not charge the battery near a heater, where heat accumulation may
occur, or in direct sunshine.
In order to prolong the service life of the battery, please avoid complete discharge
and charge the battery after every use. Unplug the battery from the charger once
the charge is complete. When the trolley is not in use for an extended period of
time, it is recommended to charge the battery once a month.
The battery’s poles’ red color stands for positive, and the black for negative. In
case of battery replacement please reconnect the poles of the battery correctly;
otherwise your caddy could suffer severe damage.
Please do not disassemble the battery or throw it into a fire; this will cause an
EXPLOSION!
NEVER TOUCH THE ELECTRIC POLES OF THE BATTERY! THIS IS A SEVERE
SAFETY HAZARD!
Battery Charging Instructions SLA Batteries:
Connect the battery cable plug with the charger and then plug the charger into an
electrical outlet. During the charging cycle the LED on the charger will show a red steady
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light. Once the charging cycle is complete the red light, will turn into a steady green light.
It is now okay to unplug the charger and battery for reuse. The charging cycle can last up
to 12 hours depending on the level of discharge.
Normally the battery will hold its charge for several months, and it does not have a
“memory effect”, and therefore can be recharged at any discharge level. It is not
recommended to fully discharge the batteries, as this will shorten battery life drastically.
The battery has a normal lifespan of approx. 150 charges, depending on charging
frequency, storage conditions, and time and discharge history, which could reduce this
lifetime. Before storing a battery for extended periods of time you must fully charge it. DO
NOT store a discharged battery or else it might become unusable. Replacement batteries
are available from your authorized dealer or directly from Bat-Caddy.
Recommendations
- Fully charge the battery for ca. 12 hours before the first use
- Do not leave the battery on the charger if it is not used for extended periods of
time; remove it from the charger after charge is complete
- The battery will take approximately 2-3 rounds and charging cycles before it
reaches its full operating potential. During the first couple of rounds it might still
be below its optimal power.
- Always keep your battery fully charged before another game
- Never keep your battery connected to the grid during prolonged power outages.
It might be irreversibly damaged.
- Do not fully discharge the battery by “overplaying” it. It is recommended to
recharge the battery after every 18 holes.
*Life of sealed lead acid and any other batteries is dependent on a variety of factors, other than
purely the number of charges, including but not limited to frequency between charges, duration of
charge, level of drainage, idle time, storage conditions and duration and overall shelf time. We cover
our batteries according to our warranty policy and any potential additional coverage is at our
discretion.
2. Testing Your Caddy
Test Environment
First, make sure that you perform your first test of the caddy in a wide and safe area, free
of obstructions or valuables, such as people, parked automobiles, flowing traffic, furniture
or water bodies (rivers, swimming pools etc.), steep hills, cliffs or similar hazards.
Manual Control Operation
Test the manual function first: Press the On/Off button for 2-5 seconds. The manual
functions of the caddy are controlled through the rheostat control wheel on the top of the
handle. Pushing the wheel clockwise will control the forward movement of the caddy. In
order to slow down or stop the caddy, turn the wheel counterclockwise.
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Remote Control Operation (X4R Only)
Make sure you are close to the caddy at all times while testing it and familiarizing
yourself with the remote control! Now turn on the main power switch and make sure
that the rheostat control wheel is in OFF position. One touch of the Forward/Backward
arrows on the remote control starts the caddy in either direction. Further pushes increase
the speed. In order to stop the caddy press round red STOP button in the middle of
the remote! To turn the caddy in either direction push the left or right arrows briefly.
Once you release the button the caddy will continue in the current direction at the same
speed prior to the turning command. You will notice that the caddy reacts promptly to
any turning command, so it will take you some practice to get just the right touch for
turning maneuvers. Please be aware that the turning characteristics will change
depending on the surface (grass, asphalt), the slope or the weight (loaded, unloaded) of
your caddy.
The remote is designed to have a reach of approximately 80-100 yards, but we strongly
recommend to operate the caddy in closer ranges of 10-30 yards (not exceeding 50 yards)
to be able to react to any unforeseen events, such as other golfers crossing your path or
to avoid hidden obstructions (creeks, bunkers, GUR, etc.) or an unexpected disconnection
in remote operation. An additional safety feature of this caddy is that it will stop moving
if it does not receive a signal from the remote control at least every 45 seconds. This way,
should you ever be distracted, your caddy does not completely get away. By pressing the
lower Timer button on the remote the caddy can be moved forward automatically by 10,
20, or 30 yards. STOP will make the caddy stop in case of overreach. Do not use this
function close to water or other hazards.
3. Recommendations for Efficient and Safe Operation
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Be alert and act responsibly at all times while operating your caddy, just as you
would when operating a riding cart, motor vehicle, or any other type of machinery.
We absolutely do not recommend the consumption of alcohol or any other
impairing substances while operating our caddies.
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Do not operate the caddy carelessly in narrow or dangerous spaces, places with
valuables or any people gathering areas, such as parking lots, close to flowing traffic,
bag drop-off areas, stores, driving ranges, putting greens and practice areas, pro
shops, restaurants, starter areas and other areas where people or items could be
harmed through an error or lack of skill in operation. In such situations the caddy
should be best operated manually with or without power. Also, please make sure
to always switch off the power and secure the caddy when you park and leave
the unit for any reason, either on or off course.
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With its optimized balance and straight front wheel, the caddy has extraordinarily
narrow and responsive turning and maneuvering abilities. However, it sometimes
tends to react to uneven weight distribution of its load or slope variations and will
follow the weight and the slope of the golf course, which is normal for electric
caddies. Therefore, please make sure that the weight in your bag is distributed
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evenly (move heavy balls and items to both sides equally and to the upper part of
your bag, or shift the bag on the caddy). Also, when operating your caddy, anticipate
the slope of the course in order to avoid frequent corrections in direction. In some
extreme environments, such as very uneven terrain, steep hills, narrow and/or
sloped cart paths, muddy areas, gravel paths, close to bunkers and hazard, around
bushes and trees it is strongly recommended to operate the caddy via manual
control in order to prevent any collisions, damage or the need for complicated
correction adjustment maneuvers. When operating the caddy often in bumpy
terrain we recommend to add an additional bungee strap to the lower and/or upper
bag support to give the golf bag additional hold and prevent it from shifting.
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Please avoid or minimize operation on hard and rough surfaces, such as cart paths,
asphalt roads, gravel roads, roots etc., as this will cause unnecessary wear and tear
on tires, wheels and other components. Guide the caddy manually when on cart
paths with curbs. Bumping into hard objects might cause damage to wheels
and other components! The caddy is best operated on soft and smooth surfaces
such as fairways.
4. General Maintenance
The steps below will ensure that you get a prolonged and reliable life out of your Bat-Caddy.
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The Caddy has been designed so that the user can concentrate on playing golf, while
the caddy does the work of carrying your bag. In order to keep your Bat-Caddy looking
its best, we advise that you wipe any mud or grass from the frame, wheels and chassis
after every round with a damp cloth or paper towel.
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NEVER use water hoses or high-pressure jet washers to prevent moisture entering
the electronic systems, motors, or gear boxes of the caddy.
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Remove the rear wheels every few weeks and clean out any debris that might cause the
wheels to drag. You might also consider applying some lubricant, such WD-40, to keep
moving parts smooth and corrosion-free.
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A 4-5 hour round of golf played once a week for 12 months is equivalent to ca. four
years’ use of a lawn mower, so please thoroughly inspect your cart at least once a year,
and if you notice any symptoms of wear, contact your Bat-Caddy Service Center.
Alternatively, you can have your caddy inspected and tuned by our Service Center, so
it’s always in great shape for the new season.
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Always disconnect the battery when you store the caddy, and always put your caddy
together before re-connecting the battery. If you are not planning to play for at least a
month, store the battery in a cool and dry place (not on concrete floor) and don’t leave
it on the charger.
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All of these recommendations and COMMON SENSE will help keep your Bat-Caddy in top
condition and ensure that it remains your reliable partner, both on and off the links.
Note: Bat-Caddy reserves the right to modify/upgrade any components during a model year, so
illustrations on our website, brochures and manuals may slightly vary from the actual product shipped.
However, Bat-Caddy guarantees that specifications and functionality will be always equal or better from
the advertised product. Promotional accessories may also vary from illustrations shown on our website
and other publications.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
X4
Standard Battery
Standard Battery Duration
Battery Upgrade Options
Folded Dimensions
Unfolded Dimensions
Weight Caddy
Weight Standard Battery
Total Weight (standard battery)
Speed
Control Functions
22Ah SLA
Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.5 x 3 in (19 x 17 x 8 cm)
Average charge time: 4-8 hours
Lifetime: ca. 150 charges
27+ holes
33Ah @ $25.00; 35Ah @ $50.00; LI @ $400.00
Length: 33 in (84 cm)
Width: 20 in (51 cm)
Height: 10 in (25.4 cm)
Length: 42-50 in (107-127 cm)
Width: 20 in (51 cm)
Height: 35-45 in (89-114 cm)
20 lbs (9 kg)
12 lbs (5.5 kg)
32 lbs (14.5 kg)
5.4 mi/h (8.6 km/h)
Manual Seamless Rheostat
Cruise Control
Battery Charge Indicator
Power On/Off
Distance/Range
Climbing Ability
13 mi(20 km)/27+ holes
30 degrees
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Off-Power Free-Wheeling Mode
Maximum Load
Charger
77 lbs (35 kg)
Input: 110-240V AC
Output: 12V/3A-4A Trickle Charger
Power: 1 x 200 Watt (200 Watt)
12V DC Electric
Airless, rubberized tread
Tracking adjustment
Airless, rubberized tread
Quick-release mechanism
Motor
Front Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive Train
Rear Wheel Drive
Gear ratio (17:1)
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Handle Height Adjustment
Materials
Aluminum/SS and ABS
Available Colors
Oxidized Silver
Available Accessories
Scorecard Holder
Cup Holder
Umbrella Holder
Carrying Bag
Seat
Rain Cover
Sand Dispenser
Optional Accessories
Introduced (year)
Certifications
Warranty
Packaging
see "Special Offers" for seasonal promotions
2012
1 Year on Parts and Labor
1 Year on Battery
Type: Cardboard Box, Styrofoam Cushioning
Dimensions: 33 x 24 x 12 in (83 x 62 x 31 cm)
Gross Weight: 49 lbs (22 kg)
X4R
Standard Battery
Standard Battery Duration
Battery Upgrade Options
Folded Dimensions
Unfolded Dimensions
Weight Caddy
Weight Standard Battery
Total Weight (standard battery)
Speed
Control Functions
34/36Ah SLA
Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 6 in
Average charge time: 4-8 hours
Lifetime: ca. 150 charges (300 for Li)
27+ holes
Lithium @ $400.00
Length: 33 in (84 cm)
Width: 21 in (53.3 cm)
Height: 10 in (25.4 cm)
Length: 42-50 in (107-127 cm)
Width: 21 in (53.3 cm)
Height: 35-45 in (89-114 cm)
24 lbs (11kg)
25 lbs (11 kg) LI: 6Lbs (2.7 kg)
49 lbs (22 kg); LI: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
6 mi/ h (9.6 km/h)
Manual Seamless Rheostat
Remote Control (range up to 80-100 yards)
Functions: Forward, Reverse, Left, Right, Stop
Timed forward advance function (10, 20, 30 yards)
Cruise Control
Power On/Off
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Distance/Range
Climbing Ability
13 mi(20 km)/27+ holes/36+ Holes w LI
30 degrees
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Off-Power Free-Wheeling Mode
Maximum Load
Charger
77 lbs (35 kg)
Input: 110-240V AC
Output: 12V/3A-4A DC Trickle Charger
Power: 2 x 200 Watt (400 Watt)
12V DC Electric
Airless, rubberized tread
Tracking adjustment
Airless, rubberized tread
Quick-release mechanism
Anti-tip wheel assembly
Motor
Front Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive Train
Rear Wheel Drive
Integrated Gears
Dual independent transmission
Gear ratio (17:1)
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Handle Height Adjustment
Materials
Available Colors
Available Accessories
Aluminum/SS and ABS
Oxidized Silver
Scorecard Holder
Cup Holder
Umbrella Holder
Carrying Bag
Seat
Rain Cover
Sand Dispenser
Optional Accessories
Introduced (year)
Certifications
Warranty
Packaging
see "Special Offers" for seasonal promotions
2009
1 Year on Parts and Labor
1 Year on Battery
Type: Cardboard Box, Styrofoam Cushioning
Dimensions: 33 x 24 x 12 in (83 x 62 x 31 cm)
Gross Weight: 63 lbs (28.6 kg) w. SLA Battery
Note: Bat-Caddy reserves the right to modify/upgrade any components during a model year. Hence
illustrations on our website, brochures and manuals may vary from the actual product shipped. However,
Bat-Caddy guarantees that specifications and functionality will be always equal or better from the
advertised product. Promotional accessories may also vary from illustrations shown on our website and
other publications.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Symptom
Caddy does not have
power
Motor is running but
wheels don’t turn
Caddy pulls to left or
right
Battery/Caddy lacks
power
Problems attaching
wheels
Action
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Check all wiring connections and plugs
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Check battery charge/
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Check On/Off button/switch
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Check if wheels are secured to axle by split pin
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Check right and left wheel position on X3/X3 Pro
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Check right/left wheel clutches
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Check if wheel is fitted over clutch & latched to axle
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Check if axle pin is visible at both sides of axle
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Check clutch: turn freely in one direction only
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Check tracking on level ground
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Check weight distribution in golf bag
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Check cable connections
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Check battery charge
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Check charger function
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Adjust quick release catch
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Please check our website at http://batcaddy.com/pages/FAQs.html for FAQs
For Technical Support please contact one of our Service Centers. Contact info at
http://batcaddy.com/pages/Contact-Us.html Check our website www.batcaddy.com
Bat-Caddy is a registered trademark of SpaCom LLC
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