Pride Mobility Pathrider 130 XL Owner`s manual

PATHRIDER 130 XL
Mobility Products Australia Pty. Ltd.
*INFMANU3885*
SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING! An authorised Pride Provider or qualified technician must perform the initial
setup of this scooter and must perform all of the procedures in this manual.
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the scooter to identify warnings and
important information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation. Failure to follow
designated procedures can cause either personal injury, component damage, or
malfunction. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol on a yellow
triangle with a black border.
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform
mandatory actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product,
this icon is represented as a white symbol on a blue dot with a white border.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at
any time or in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause personal
injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a black
symbol with a red circle and a red slash.
Please fill out the following information for quick reference:
Pride Provider:_____________________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:__________________________
Purchase Date:__________________________
Serial Number:____________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any
changes to our products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this
manual and the product you have purchased. The latest/current version of this manual is available on
our website.
This product is manufactured by:
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643-2694
USA
Copyright © 2009
Pride Mobility Products Australia Pty. Ltd.
INFMANU3885/Rev A/June 2009
088 609 661
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................4
II.
SAFETY ........................................................................................................................................5
III. YOUR SCOOTER .....................................................................................................................20
IV. BATTERIES AND CHARGING ..........................................................................................25
V.
OPERATION .............................................................................................................................30
VI. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS ..............................................................................................32
VII. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ...................................................................................34
VIII.BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................................................................36
IX. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..............................................................................................38
X.
WARRANTY ..............................................................................................................................41
APPENDIX I - SPECIFICATIONS ...............................................................................................42
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SAFETY
Welcome to Pride Mobility Products Australia Pty. Ltd. (Pride). The product you have purchased combines
state-of-the-art components with safety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident the design features
will provide you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Understanding how to
safely operate and care for this product should bring you years of trouble free operations and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual and all other accompanying literature
before attempting to operate this product for the first time. In addition, your safety depends upon you, as
well as your provider, carer, or healthcare professional in using good judgement.
If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for setup or operation, please contact your authorised Pride Provider. Failure to follow the instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual and those located on your Pride product can result in
personal injury or product damage and will void Pride’s product warranty.
PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT
By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter, or modify this product
or remove or render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail,
refuse, or neglect to install any retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the
safe use of this product.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
Before using your scooter, make sure your delivery is complete as some components may be individually
packaged. If you do not receive a complete delivery, please contact your authorised Pride Provider immediately. Where damage has occurred during transport, either to the packaging or content, please contact
the delivery company responsible.
INFORMATION EXCHANGE
We want to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions about this manual. We would also like to hear
about the safety and reliability of your new scooter, and about the service you received from your authorised Pride Provider. Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important
information about safety, new products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy
your scooter. Please feel free to contact us at the address below:
Pride Mobility Products Australia Pty. Ltd.
21 Healey Road
Dandenong, 3175
Victoria, Australia
NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or your copy of this manual, contact
us and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately.
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PRODUCT SAFETY SYMBOLS
The symbols below are used on the scooter to identify warnings, mandatory actions, and prohibited
actions. It is very important for you to read and understand them completely.
Pinch/Crush points created during assembly.
Corrosive chemicals contained in battery.
EMI-RFI- This product has been tested and passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.
Explosive conditions exist!
Read and follow the information in the owner’s manual.
Maximum seating weight.
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Unlocked and in freewheel mode.
Place unit on level ground and stand to one side when changing from drive mode
to freewheel mode or freewheel mode to drive mode.
Locked and in drive mode.
Wear safety goggles.
Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive
conditions.
Do not raise or lower the power seat while the scooter is in motion.
Do not remove anti-tip wheels.
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Do not use a cell phone, walkie/talkie, laptop, or other radio transmitter while
operating.
Avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt, or standing water whenever possible.
Maintain and store in a clean and dry condition.
Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary, properly
install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged
plug access.
Do not connect an extension lead to the AC/DC converter or the battery charger.
Keep tools and other metal objects away from battery terminals. Contact with
tools can cause electrical shock.
Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the scooter while the batteries
are charging.
Do not use batteries with different amp-hour (Ah) capacities. Do not mix old and
new batteries. Always replace both batteries at the same time.
Do not place the scooter in freewheel mode when on an incline or decline.
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Keep your hands away from the tyres when driving. Be aware that loose fitting
clothing can become caught in drive tyres.
Battery charger for indoor use only.
Disposal and recycling - Contact your authorised Pride Provider for information on
proper disposal and recycling of your Pride product and its packaging.
Contains Lead.
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GENERAL
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new scooter for the first time without completely reading and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your scooter is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an
extensive variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the scooter user. Please be aware that the
final selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of scooter to be used is the responsibility of the
scooter user, who is capable of making such a decision, and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical
doctor, physical therapist, etc.).
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has properly fitted
the scooter to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the authorised Pride
Provider in the instruction process for the use of the product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the scooter user will need to practice operating the scooter in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained attendant can be defined as a
family member or care professional specially trained in assisting a scooter user in various daily living
activities.
As you begin using your scooter during daily activities, you will probably encounter situations in which
you will need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in full and confident control as
you maneuver through doorways, on and off lifts, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help you become accustomed
to operating the scooter safely.
MODIFICATIONS
Pride has designed and engineered your scooter to provide maximum mobility and utility. However, under
no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or disable any feature, part, or function of your scooter.
WARNING! Do not modify your scooter in any way not authorised by Pride. Do not use
accessories if they have not been tested or approved for Pride products.
REMOVABLE PARTS
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move your scooter by any of its removable parts,
including the armrests, seat, or shroud.
PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK
Get to know the feel of your scooter and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check
before each use to make sure your scooter operates smoothly and safely.
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Perform the following inspections prior to using your scooter:
Check for proper tyre inflation. Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated
on each tyre if equipped with pneumatic tyres.
Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
Check all harness connections. Make sure they are secured properly.
Check the brakes.
Check battery charge.
If you discover a problem, contact your authorised Pride Provider for assistance.
TYRE INFLATION
If your scooter is equipped with pneumatic tyres, you should check or have the air pressure checked at least
once a week. Proper inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tyres and help ensure the smooth
operation of your scooter.
WARNING! It is critically important that the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on
the tyre be maintained in pneumatic tyres at all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate
your tyres. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tyres may burst.
Failure to maintain the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicted on the pneumatic tyres at
all times may result in tyre and/or wheel failure.
WARNING! Inflate your scooter tyres from a regulated air source with an available pressure gauge. Inflating your tyres from an unregulated air source could overinflate them,
resulting in a burst tyre.
NOTE: If the tyre on your scooter lists the psi rating only, use the following conversion formulas to find
the bar or kPa rating: bar = psi x 0.06895; kPa = psi x 6.89476.
WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
Your scooter is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Refer to the specifications table for information.
Keep in mind that the maximum weight capacity includes the combined weight of the user and any accessories mounted to the scooter.
MANDATORY! Stay within the specified weight capacity for your scooter. Exceeding the
weight capacity voids your warranty. Pride will not be held responsible for injuries and/
or property damage resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your scooter. Carrying passengers on your
scooter may affect the centre of gravity, resulting in a tip or a fall.
INCLINE INFORMATION
More and more 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.
Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
Take wide swings with your scooter around any tight corners. If you do that, the scooter’s rear wheels
will follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on any railing corners.
When driving down a ramp, keep the scooter’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to
ensure a safely controlled descent.
Avoid sudden stops and starts.
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When climbing an incline, try to keep your scooter moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly, and
then accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, do so by setting the speed adjustment dial to the
slowest setting and driving in the forward direction only. 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 push the throttle control lever forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
WARNING! When on any sort of an incline or decline, never place the scooter in
freewheel mode, especially when seated on it or standing next to it.
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! Do not drive your scooter across the side of an incline or diagonally up
or down an incline; do not stop, if possible, while driving up or down an incline.
WARNING! You should not travel up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e.,
areas covered with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
WARNING! Even though your scooter is capable of climbing slopes greater than
those illustrated in figure 1, do not, under any circumstances, exceed the incline
guidelines or any other specifications presented in this manual. Doing so could
cause instability in your scooter.
Handicap public access ramps are not subject to government regulation in all countries, and therefore do
not necessarily share the same standard percent of slope. Other inclines may be natural or, if man-made,
not designed specifically for scooters. Figure 1 illustrates your scooter’s stability and its ability to climb
grades under various weight loads and under controlled testing conditions.
These tests were conducted with the scooter’s seat in the highest position and adjusted rearward on the seat
base to its farthest rearward position. Use this information as a guideline. Your scooter’s ability to travel
up inclines is affected by your weight, your scooter’s speed, your angle of approach to the incline, and your
scooter setup.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than what is shown in figure
1 may put your scooter in an unstable position and cause it to tip.
WARNING! Never carry an oxygen tank weighing more than 6.8 kg (15 lbs.). Never fill the
front or rear basket with contents exceeding 6.8 kg (15 lbs.).
181 kg
(400 lbs.)
8° (14.1%)
Figure 1. Maximum Recommended Incline Angles
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When you approach an incline, it is best to lean forward. See figures 2 and 2A. This shifts the centre of
gravity of you and your scooter toward the front of the scooter for improved stability.
NOTE: When negotiating ramps, if the throttle control lever is released while moving forward, the
powered scooter may "roll back" approximately 30.48 cm (1 foot) before the brake engages. If the
throttle control lever is released while moving in reverse, the powered scooter may "roll back" approximately 1 meter (3 feet) before the brake engages.
Figure 2. Normal Driving Position
Figure 2A. Increased Stability Driving Position
CORNERING INFORMATION
Excessively high cornering speeds can create the possibility of tipping. Factors which affect the possibility
of tipping include, but are not limited to, cornering speed, steering angle (how sharply you are turning),
uneven road surfaces, inclined road surfaces, riding from an area of low traction to an area of high traction
(such as passing from a grassy area to a paved area – especially at high speed while turning), and abrupt
directional changes. High cornering speeds are not recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a
corner, reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your scooter
from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed and maintain a stable centre of
gravity. When using your scooter at higher speeds, do not corner sharply. This greatly
reduces the possibility of a tip or fall.
BRAKING INFORMATION
Your scooter is equipped with these powerful brake systems:
Regenerative: Uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the throttle control lever returns to the
centre/stop position.
Disc Park Brake: Activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or
when power is removed from the system for any reason.
Handbrake: This lever provides you with emergency stopping power. See III. “Your Scooter.”
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HANDBRAKE LEVER
The handbrake lever contains hydraulic fluid. When the lever is depressed, the fluid is pushed through the
brake line to engage the brake pads against the brake discs. The handbrake lever is a completely sealed
unit, meaning that the hydraulic fluid should not leak; however, there are certain safety measures that
should be taken if the handbrake lever becomes cracked or damaged.
Do not touch spilled material unless wearing protective equipment, such as safety goggles and gloves.
For small spills, cover the material with dry earth, sand, or other non-combustible absorbent material.
Once absorbed, enclose the material in a plastic bag and contact your local waste disposal agency for
proper disposal measures. Do not expose the material to waterways or sewers.
If the eyes are exposed, check for and remove contact lenses. Flush eyes with cool, clean, low-pressure
water while occasionally lifting and lowering the eyelids. Seek medical attention if excessive tearing,
redness, or pain persists.
If the skin is exposed, remove all contaminated clothing. Wipe off excess material and wash exposed
skin with soap and water. Seek medical attention if skin appears damaged or if irritation persists.
Thoroughly clean contaminated clothing before reuse. Discard contaminated leather goods.
If ingested, do not induce vomiting or give anything to drink unless directed to by a physician. Never
give anything by mouth to a person who is not fully conscious. Seek medical attention immediately.
If inhaled, move the affected individual to fresh air. If the affected individual is not breathing, immediately begin rescue breathing. If breathing is difficult, 100% humidified oxygen should be administered by a qualified individual. Seek medical attention immediately and keep the affected individual
warm and at rest.
If ignited, use dry chemical, foam, carbon dioxide, or water fog to extinguish.
WARNING! Do not modify the handbrake lever or attempt to replace the hydraulic fluid.
If damage occurs, follow the safety information in this section and contact your authorised Pride Provider for handbrake replacement. The hydraulic handbrake should only be
serviced or replaced by your authorised Pride Provider.
WARNING! The handbrake contains hydraulic fluid that can cause mild skin, eye, and
nasal/bronchial irritation. Do not attempt to adjust or service the handbrake without
proper protective equipment such as safety goggles and gloves, and wash hands after
handling.
OUTDOOR DRIVING SURFACES
Your scooter is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces composed of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognises that there will be times when
you will encounter other surface types. For this reason, your scooter is designed to perform admirably on
packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to use your scooter safely on lawns and in park areas.
Avoid driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
Avoid tall grass that can become tangled in the running gear.
Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
Do not use your scooter in fresh or salt water.
Do not use your scooter at the edge of a stream, lake, or ocean
If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
PUBLIC STREETS AND ROADWAYS
WARNING! Exercise extreme caution when operating the scooter on footpaths, pavements, bridleways, pedestrian areas and roads. Obey all local pedestrian traffic rules.
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STATIONARY OBSTACLES (STEPS, KERBS, ETC.)
WARNING! Do not drive near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges, and/or drop-offs (kerbs,
porches, stairs, etc.).
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your scooter climb or descend an obstacle that is
inordinately high.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your scooter proceed rearward down any step, kerb,
or other obstacle. This may cause the scooter to tip.
WARNING! Be sure your scooter is traveling perpendicular to any kerb you may be
required to ascend or descend. See figures 3 and 3A.
WARNING! Even though your scooter may be capable of handling greater obstacles, Pride
recommends that youd do not attempt to negotiate a kerb that has a height greater than
2 in (5 cm). Doing so could cause instability in your scooter.
KERB
KERB
Figure 3. Correct kerb Approach
Figure 3A. Incorrect kerb Approach
INCLEMENT WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
Exposure of your scooter to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly caught up in rain, snow, severe cold, or heat while operating your scooter, proceed to shelter at the
earliest opportunity. Thoroughly dry your scooter before storing, charging, or operating your scooter.
PROHIBITED! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy/slippery surfaces can cause damage to the scooter and electrical system. Maintain and store your
scooter in a dry and clean condition.
WARNING! Prolonged exposure to hot or cold conditions may affect the temperature of
upholstered and non-upholstered items on the scooter, possibly resulting in skin irritation. Exercise caution when using your scooter in extremely hot or cold conditions or
when exposing your scooter to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
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FREEWHEEL MODE
Your scooter is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that, when engaged, allows the scooter to be
pushed. For more information about how to place your scooter into and out of freewheel mode, see III.
“Your Scooter.”
WARNING! When your scooter is in freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.
Disengage the drive motors only on a level surface.
Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
Stand to the side of the scooter to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never sit on
a scooter to do this.
After you have finished pushing your scooter, always return it to the drive mode to
lock the brakes.
An added feature built into the scooter is “push-too-fast” protection which safeguards the scooter against
gaining excessive speed while in freewheel mode.
“Push-too-fast” operates differently depending on which of two conditions exists:
If the key is switched “off” while in freewheel mode, the scooter’s controller activates regenerative
braking when the scooter is pushed faster than a maximum threshold which has been preprogrammed.
In this case, the controller is acting as a speed governor.
If the key is switched “on” while in freewheel mode, you will encounter considerable resistance at any
speed. This prevents the scooter from gaining unwanted momentum should the manual freewheel lever
inadvertently be released while driving the scooter.
STAIRS AND ESCALATORS
Scooters are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use a lift.
WARNING! Do not use your scooter to negotiate steps or escalators.
DOORS
Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
Use your hand to turn the knob or push the handle or push-bar.
Drive your scooter gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your scooter gently and
slowly rearwards to pull the door open.
LIFTS
Modern lifts have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the door(s).
If you are in the doorway of a lift when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or
allow the rubber door edge to contact the scooter and the door will reopen.
Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or scooter accessories do not become caught in lift doors.
NOTE: If your scooter’s turning radius is greater than 152.4 cm (60 in.) it may be difficult to manoeuvre in lifts and building entrances. Use caution when attempting to turn or manoeuvre your scooter in
small spaces, and avoid areas that might pose a problem.
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LIFT SYSTEMS/ELEVATION PRODUCTS
If you will be transporting your scooter during travel, you may find it necessary to use a vehicle-mounted
lift system or elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the
warnings, instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the manufacturer of the lift/
elevation product before using that product.
WARNING! Not all lift systems/elevation products are rated for use with an occupied
mobility device. Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your scooter when
it is being used in connection with any type of lift system/elevation product unless:
That product is rated for occupied use by the manufacturer.
You are able to occupy your mobility device in strict conformity with the warnings,
instructions, specifications, and safety guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.
WARNING! Always turn off the power to the scooter when you are being transferred via
an elevation product. Failure to do so may result in accidental throttle control lever contact, resulting in unintended movement and personal injury or product damage.
BATTERIES
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information.
MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and
wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Scooter batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are
unable to lift that much weight, be sure to get help. Use proper lifting techniques
and avoid lifting beyond your capacity.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen
battery. Charging a frozen battery may result in damage to the battery.
WARNING! Connect the battery harnesses in the proper manner. RED (+) cables
must be connected to positive (+) battery terminals/posts. BLACK (-) cables must
be connected to negative (-) battery terminals/posts. Protective caps should be
installed over all battery terminals. REPLACE cables immediately if damaged.
BATTERY DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING
If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag. Contact your local
waste disposal agency or your authorised Pride Provider for instructions on disposal and battery recycling,
which is our recommended course of action.
PREVENTING UNINTENDED MOVEMENT
WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period
of time, turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent throttle
control lever contact.
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MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORT
Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your scooter while traveling in a motor vehicle. The
scooter should be stowed in the boot of a car or in the back of a truck or van with the batteries removed
and properly secured. In addition, all removable scooter parts, including the armrests, seat, and shroud
should be removed and/or properly secured during motor vehicle transport.
WARNING! Although your scooter may be equipped with a positioning belt, this belt is not
designed to provide proper restraint during motor vehicle transport. Anyone traveling in
a motor vehicle should be properly secured in the motor vehicle seat with safety belts
fastened securely.
WARNING! Do not sit on your scooter while it is in a moving vehicle.
WARNING! Always be sure your scooter and its batteries are properly secured when it is
being transported. Batteries should be secured in an upright position and protective caps
should be installed on the battery terminals. Batteries should not be transported with any
flammable or combustible items.
GETTING ONTO AND OFF OF YOUR SCOOTER
Getting onto and off of your scooter requires a good sense of balance. Please observe the following safety
tips when getting onto and off of your scooter:
Remove the key from the key switch.
Ensure that your scooter is not in freewheel mode. See III. “Your Scooter.”
Make certain that the seat is secured into place.
Pivot the armrests up to make getting onto and off of the scooter easier.
WARNING! Position yourself as far back as possible in the scooter seat to prevent the
scooter from tipping.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the scooter armrests and do not use the
armrests for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause the
scooter to tip, resulting in a fall from the scooter and personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the floorboard. Such use may cause the
scooter to tip.
REACHING AND BENDING
Avoid reaching or bending while driving your scooter. Bending forward creates the risk of accidental
throttle control lever contact. Bending to the side while seated creates the risk of tipping. It is important to
maintain a stable centre of gravity and keep the scooter from tipping. Pride recommends that the scooter
user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified
attendant.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the
scooter deck or from either side of the scooter. Movements such as these may change
your centre of gravity and the weight distribution of the scooter and cause your scooter
to tip.
PROHIBITED! Keep your hands away from the tyres when driving. Be aware that loose
fitting clothing can become caught in drive tyres.
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POSITIONING BELTS
Your authorised Pride Provider, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your scooter safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your scooter, make sure it
is fastened securely.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS/PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
The scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her scooter. This includes
awareness of safety issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific
physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations may
impair your ability to operate your scooter in a safe manner.
ALCOHOL/SMOKING
The scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her scooter. This includes
awareness of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol or while smoking.
WARNING! Do not operate your scooter while you are under the influence of alcohol, as
this may impair your ability to drive safely.
WARNING! Pride strongly recommends that you do not smoke cigarettes while seated in
your scooter, although the scooter has passed the necessary testing requirements for
cigarette smoking. You must adhere to the following safety guidelines if you decide to
smoke cigarettes while seated in your scooter.
Do not leave lit cigarettes unattended.
Keep ashtrays a safe distance from the seat cushions.
Always make sure cigarettes are completely extinguished before disposal.
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ELECTROMAGNETIC AND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE (EMI/RFI)
WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency
waves can have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-powered mobility
vehicles.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile
two-way radios (such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters,
wireless computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters and medium-range mobile transceivers
used by emergency vehicles. In some cases, these waves can cause unintended movement or damage to
the control system. Every electrically-powered mobility vehicle has an immunity (or resistance) to EMI.
The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection against EMI. This product has been tested and
has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/M.
WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-way radios, laptops, and other types of radio
transmitters may cause unintended movement of your electrically-powered mobility
vehicle due to EMI. Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your
mobility vehicle and avoid coming into close proximity of radio and TV stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to the electrically-powered mobility vehicle can increase the susceptibility of the vehicle to EMI. Do not modify your
scooter in any way not authorised by Pride.
WARNING! The electrically-powered mobility vehicle itself can disturb the performance
of other electrical devices located nearby, such as alarm systems.
NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI, visit the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If
unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn your scooter off as soon as it is safe to do so. Contact
your authorised Pride Provider to report the incident.
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III. YOUR SCOOTER
TILLER CONSOLE
The tiller console houses all of the controls needed to drive your scooter, including the speed adjustment
dial, key switch, hi-low switch, battery condition meter, horn buttons, turn indicator buttons, handbrake
lever, tiller adjustment lever, and the throttle control lever. See figure 4.
PROHIBITED! Do not expose the tiller console to moisture. In the event that the tiller
console does become exposed to moisture, do not attempt to operate your scooter until
the tiller console has dried thoroughly.
LEFT TURN INDICATOR
STATUS LED
BATTERY CONDITION METER
SPEED ADJUSTMENT DIAL
TILLER ADJUSTMENT LEVER
RIGHT TURN INDICATOR
HANDBRAKE LEVER
KEY SWITCH
THROTTLE
CONTROL
LEVER
THROTTLE
CONTROL
LEVER
HORN BUTTON
HORN BUTTON
RIGHT TURN INDICATOR BUTTON
LEFT TURN INDICATOR BUTTON
HI-LOW SWITCH
HAZARD LIGHTS SWITCH
LIGHTS SWITCH
Figure 4. Tiller Console Components
Speed Adjustment Dial
This dial allows you to preselect and limit your scooter’s top speed.
The image of the tortoise represents the slowest speed setting.
The image of the hare represents the fastest speed setting.
Key Switch
Insert the key into the key switch and turn it clockwise to power up (turn on) your scooter.
Turn the key anticlockwise to power down (turn off) your scooter.
WARNING! If the key is turned to the “off” position while your scooter is in motion, the
electronic brakes will engage and your scooter will come to an abrupt stop!
Battery Condition Meter
When the key is fully inserted and turned clockwise to power up your scooter, this meter indicates the
approximate battery voltage strength. For further information on battery charging, see IV. “Batteries and
Charging.”
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III. YOUR SCOOTER
Status LED
The status LED alerts you to electrical problems that may occur with the scooter. The LED remains constantly lit while your scooter is on. If your scooter develops an electrical problem, the status LED will flash
a code. See VIII. “Basic Troubleshooting” for flash codes.
Horn Buttons
These buttons activate a warning horn. Your scooter must be powered up for the horn to be operational.
Do not hesitate to use the warning horn when doing so may prevent accident or injury.
Turn Indicator Buttons
Use these buttons to turn on the left and right turn indicator (amber) lights.
Push the left button to activate the left turn indicator light. The turn indicator LED located in the battery
condition meter will flash.
Push the right button to activate the right turn indicator light. The turn indicator LED located in the
battery condition meter will flash.
The turn indicators are timed to shut off automatically.
Lights Switch
This switch controls your scooter’s lighting system.
Toggle the switch forward to turn on the lighting system.
Toggle the switch rearward to turn off the lighting system.
WARNING! Scooter users are required to use their lights when visibility is restricted—day
or night.
Hazard Lights Switch
This switch activates the 4-way flashers on your scooter.
Toggle the hazard lights switch forward to turn on the flashers.
Toggle the hazard lights switch rearward to turn off the flashers.
Throttle Control Lever
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 dial.
To Move Forward, use either of the following:
Use your left thumb to push the left side of the throttle control lever.
Use your right hand fingers to pull back on the right side of the throttle control lever.
To Move Rearward, use either of the following:
Use your right thumb to push the right side of the throttle control lever.
Use your left hand fingers to pull back on the left side of the throttle control lever.
Release the throttle control lever and allow your scooter to come to a complete stop before engaging the
other side of the lever. When the throttle control lever is completely released, it automatically returns to
the centre “stop” position and engages your scooter’s brakes.
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Hi-Low Switch
This switch toggles the scooter’s speed between HI
and LOW.
Toggle the switch forward (HI) and your scooter’s
maximum speed is 12 km/h (7.45 mph).
Toggle the switch rearward (LOW) and your
scooter’s maximum speed is 6 km/h (3.72 mph).
Handbrake Lever
This lever provides you with emergency stopping
power. When in motion, release the throttle control
lever and gently squeeze the handbrake lever to come
to a stop.
The handbrake can be locked and used as as a parking brake by squeezing the handbrake lever fully and
moving the brake lock to the locked position. See figure 5. To release the brake lock, fully squeeze the
handbrake.
HANDBRAKE LEVER
BRAKE LOCK
Figure 5. Handbrake Lever and Brake Lock (In The
Locked Position)
WARNING!
The
handbrake
is
intended for use as an emergency
brake and/or parking brake only.
OFF-BOARD
CHARGER PORT
Off-board Charger Port
The off-board charger power lead plugs into this port
during battery charging. The off-board charger port
will be located on the tiller. See figure 6.
Electrical System Fuses
Your scooter is equipped with a series of electrical
system fuses, which help protect the off-board charging system, key switch, and lighting system from
receiving an overload of electrical current. These
fuses are the same type used in automobiles and are
located in a compartment on the tiller. See figure 7.
Figure 6. Off-board Charger Port (Tiller Mounted)
OFF-BOARD CHARGER (10A)
KEY SWITCH (5A)
NOTE: Keep all electrical areas clean and free of
moisture and foreign material.
LOWER HEADLIGHT (1A)
REAR TAIL LIGHTS (1A)
LEFT TURN INDICATOR (1A)
RIGHT TURN INDICATOR (1A)
Figure 7. Tiller Console Fuses
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REAR SECTION
The batteries, anti-tip wheels, motor/transaxle assembly, main circuit breaker (reset button), and the manual freewheel lever are located on the rear section of your scooter. See figure 8.
BATTERY (UNDER SHROUD)
BATTERY (UNDER SHROUD)
MANUAL
FREEWHEEL
LEVER
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
(RESET BUTTON)
MOTOR/TRANSAXLE
ASSEMBLY
ANTI-TIP WHEELS
Figure 8. Rear Section
Batteries
The batteries store electrical energy that powers your scooter. See IV. “Batteries and Charging ” for information on how to charge your scooter batteries.
Anti-Tip Wheels
The anti-tip wheels are an integral and important safety feature of your scooter. They are bolted to the
frame at the rear of the scooter.
PROHIBITED! Do not remove the anti-tip wheels or modify your scooter in any way that
is not authorised by Pride.
Motor/Transaxle Assembly
The motor/transaxle assembly is an electromechanical unit that converts electrical energy from your
scooter’s batteries into the controlled mechanical energy that drives the scooter’s wheels.
Manual Freewheel Lever
Whenever you need or want to push your scooter for short distances, you can put it in freewheel mode.
1. Remove the key from the key switch.
2. Push forward on the manual freewheel lever to disable the drive system and the brake system. This will
enable you to push the scooter.
3. Pull back on the manual freewheel lever to reengage the drive and the brake systems and take your
scooter out of freewheel mode.
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WARNING! When your scooter is in freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.
Disengage the drive motors only on a level surface.
Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
Stand to the side of the scooter to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never sit on
a scooter to do this.
After you have finished pushing your scooter, always return it to the drive mode to
lock the brakes.
NOTE: If the scooter is placed in freewheel mode (manual freewheel lever forward) while the key is in
the “on” position, the scooter will not run until the manual freewheel lever is pushed rearward and the
key is turned to the “off” position, then back to the “on” position.
Main Circuit Breaker (Reset Button)
When the voltage in the batteries becomes low or your scooter is heavily strained because of excessive
loads, the main circuit breaker may trip to protect the motor and electronics from damage. When the
breaker trips, the entire electrical system shuts down. See figure 8.
The reset button pops out when the breaker trips.
Allow a minute or so for the electronics to “rest.”
Push in the reset button to reset the breaker.
If the breaker trips frequently, you may need to charge the batteries more often or have your authorised
Pride Provider perform a load test on the batteries.
If the main circuit breaker trips repeatedly, see your authorised Pride Provider for service.
SECURING THE SCOOTER
Always secure the scooter in a forward-facing position in the vehicle. Attach the four tie-down straps to
the designated securement points. See figures 9 and 9A. Tighten the straps to sufficiently remove all slack.
Never attach tie-downs to adjustable, moving or removable parts of the scooter such as armrests, shrouds
and wheels. These items should be removed.Position the anchor points for the rear tie-down straps directly
behind the rear securement points onthe scooter. The front tie-down straps should anchor to floor points
that are spaced wider than the scooter to provide increased lateral stability.
WARNING! Ensure scooters are properly secured to the motor vehicle during transport.
Scooters that are not properly secured can become a hazard to the user and to other
vehicle passengers in the event of a crash, sudden stopping, or swerving, as the scooter
could tip or slide out of place.
FRONT SECUREMENT POINTS
REAR SECUREMENT POINT
Figure 9. Rear Section
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BATTERIES AND CHARGING
Your scooter requires two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free.
They are recharged by an off-board charging system.
Charge your scooter’s batteries prior to using it for the first time.
Keep the batteries fully charged to keep your scooter running smoothly.
READING YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE
The battery condition meter on the tiller console indicates the approximate
strength of your batteries using a colour code. From right to left, green
indicates fully charged batteries, yellow indicates a draining charge, and
red indicates that an immediate recharge is necessary. See figure 10. To
ensure the highest accuracy, the battery condition meter should be
checked while operating your scooter at full speed on a dry, level surface.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
PROHIBITED! Removal of grounding prong can
create electrical hazard. If necessary, properly
install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an
electrical outlet having 2-pronged plug
access.
Figure 10. Battery Condition Meter
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension lead to plug in your battery charger. Plug
the charger directly into a properly wired standard electrical outlet.
PROHIBITED! Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the scooter
while the batteries are charging. Pride recommends that you do not charge the
batteries while the scooter is occupied.
MANDATORY! Read the battery charging instructions in this manual and in the
manual supplied with the battery charger before charging the batteries.
WARNING! Explosive gases may be generated while charging the batteries. Keep the scooter and battery charger away from sources of ignition
such as flames or sparks and provide adequate ventilation when charging
the batteries.
WARNING! You must recharge your scooter’s batteries with the supplied offboard charger. Do not use an automotive-type battery charger.
WARNING! Inspect the battery charger, wiring, and connectors for damage
before each use. Contact your authorised Pride Provider if damage is found.
WARNING! Do not attempt to open the battery charger case. If the battery
charger does not appear to be working correctly, contact your authorised
Pride Provider.
WARNING! If the battery charger is equipped with cooling slots, then do not
attempt to insert objects through these slots.
WARNING! If your battery charger has not been tested and approved for outdoor use, then do not expose it to adverse or extreme weather conditions. If
the battery charger is exposed to adverse or extreme weather conditions, then
it must be allowed to adjust to the difference in environmental conditions
before use indoors. Refer to the manual supplied with the battery charger for
more information.
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IV. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
Follow these steps to charge the batteries safely.
1. Position the front of your scooter close to a
standard electrical outlet.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Make sure that the manual freewheel lever is in
the drive position.
4. Plug the 3-pin charger power lead into the offboard charger port. See figures 6 and 11.
5. Extend the charger power lead and plug it into
the electrical outlet. We recommend that you
charge the batteries for 8 to 14 hours.
6. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the
charger power lead from the electrical outlet
and then from the off-board charger port.
PLUGS INTO THE OFF-BOARD
CHARGER PORT
PLUGS INTO ELECTRICAL OUTLET
I
O
Figure 11. Off-Board Charger
NOTE: The LED lights on the charger indicate different charger conditions at various times: charger
power on, charging in progress, charging complete. Refer to the manual supplied with the charger for
a complete explanation of these indicators.
NOTE: There is a charger inhibit function on your scooter. The scooter will not run and the battery
condition meter will not operate while the batteries are charging.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the charger work?
When your scooter’s battery voltage is low, the charger works harder, sending more electrical current to
the batteries to bring up their charge. As the batteries approach a full charge, the charger sends less and
less electrical current. When the batteries are fully charged, the current sent from the charger is at nearly
zero amperage. Therefore, when the charger is plugged in, it maintains the charge on your scooter’s batteries, but does not overcharge them. We do not recommend that you charge your scooter’s batteries for
more than 24 consecutive hours.
Can I use a different charger?
Chargers are selected precisely for particular applications and are especially matched to the type, size, and
chemical formulation of specific batteries. For the safest and most efficient charging of your scooter’s
batteries we recommend only use of the charger supplied as original equipment with your Pride product.
Any charging method resulting in batteries being charged individually is especially prohibited.
What if my scooter’s batteries won’t charge?
Ensure the red (+) and black (-) battery cables are connected properly to the battery terminals.
Ensure both battery harnesses that extend from the batteries are plugged into their mating harness.
Ensure both ends of the charger power lead are inserted fully.
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IV. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
How often must I charge the batteries?
Two major factors must be considered when deciding how often to charge your scooter’s batteries:
All day scooter use on a daily basis.
Infrequent or sporadic scooter use.
With these considerations in mind, you can determine how often and for how long you should charge your
scooter’s batteries. We designed the off-board charger so that it will not overcharge your scooter’s batteries. However, you may encounter some problems if you do not charge your batteries often enough and if
you do not charge them on a regular basis.
Following the guidelines below will provide safe and reliable battery operation and charging.
If you use your scooter daily, charge its batteries as soon as you finish using it for the day. Your scooter
will be ready each morning. We recommend that you charge your scooter’s batteries for 8 to 14 hours
after daily use.
If you use your scooter once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours
at a time.
Keep your scooter’s batteries fully charged.
Avoid deeply discharging your scooter’s batteries.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
Fully charged deep-cycle batteries provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your
scooter’s batteries fully charged whenever possible. Protect your scooter and batteries from extreme heat
or cold. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, stored in extreme temperatures, or stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance
and limited service life.
How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely will you have ideal driving conditions—smooth, flat, hard driving surfaces with no wind or curves.
Often, you will face hills, pavement cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind, all of
which affect the distance or running time per battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for obtaining
the maximum range per battery charge.
Always fully charge your scooter’s batteries prior to daily use.
Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tyre.
Plan your route ahead to avoid as many hills, cracked, broken, or soft surfaces as possible.
Limit your baggage weight to essential items.
Try to maintain an even speed while your scooter is in motion.
Avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type and size of battery should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deepcycle batteries that are similar in performance. Do not use wet-cell batteries, which have removable caps.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals are contained in batteries. Use only AGM or GelCell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
NOTE: Sealed batteries are not serviceable. Do not remove the caps.
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How do I change a battery in my scooter?
MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash
hands after handling.
WARNING! Always use two batteries of the exact same type, chemistry, and amphour (Ah) capacity. Refer to the specifications table in this manual and in the
manual supplied with the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.
WARNING! Do not mix old and new batteries. Always replace both batteries at the
same time.
WARNING! Contact your authorised Pride Provider if you have any questions
regarding the batteries in your scooter.
WARNING! Do not replace the batteries while the scooter is occupied.
WARNING! The batteries on your scooter should only be serviced or replaced by
an authorised Pride Provider or a qualified technician.
To change the batteries in your scooter:
1. Remove the seat and battery shroud.
2. Disconnect the battery tie-down strap.
3. Disconnect the battery harnesses by pulling them
straight up. See figure 12.
4. Disconnect the battery cables from the battery terminals
by sliding back the terminal boots and unscrewing the
nut from the bolt.
5. Remove the old batteries from the battery wells.
Figure 12. Battery Removal/Installation
6. Place a new battery in each battery well. Face the battery
terminals of each battery away from the seat post. See
figure 13.
7. Connect the red battery cable to the positive (+) battery
terminal on each battery.
8. Connect the black battery cable to the negative (-) battery terminal on each battery.
9. Reposition the terminal boots over the battery terminals.
10. Reconnect the battery harnesses.
11. Reconnect the battery tie-down strap.
12. Reinstall the battery shroud and seat.
60 AMP
CIRCUIT BREAKER
BATTERY
125A/50V
BATTERY
NOTE: If spacers are installed to secure the batteries,
make sure they are reinstalled correctly when placing new
battereis into the battery wells. See figure 23.
BATTERY TERMINALS UNDER BOOTS
Figure 13. Battery Wiring Diagram
NOTE: If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery,
immediately enclose it in a plastic bag. Contact your local
waste disposal agency or your authorised Pride Provider
for instructions on disposal and battery recycling, which is
our recommended course of action.
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IV. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries (nicads), and other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed
to provide power, drain down their charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide batteries that best suit your scooter’s specific
electrical demands. Fresh batteries are shipped fully charged to our customers. During shipping, the batteries may encounter temperature extremes that can influence their initial performance. Heat diminishes
the charge on the battery; cold slows the available power and extends the time needed to recharge the
battery.
It may take a few days for the temperature of your scooter’s batteries to stabilise and adjust to their new
room or ambient temperature. More importantly, it takes a few charging cycles (partial draining followed
by full recharging) to establish the critical chemical balance that is essential to a deep-cycle battery’s peak
performance and long life.
Follow these steps to properly break in your scooter’s new batteries for maximum efficiency and
service life:
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This charging cycle brings the battery up to about
88% of its peak performance level.
2. Operate your new scooter in familiar and safe areas. Drive slowly at first, and do not travel too far from
your home or familiar surroundings until you have become accustomed to your scooter’s controls and
have properly broken in your scooter’s batteries.
3. Fully recharge the batteries. They should be at over 90% of their peak performance level.
4. Operate your scooter again.
5. Fully recharge the batteries again.
6. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries are able to receive a charge of 100% of their peak
performance level and are able to last for an extended period of time.
What about public transportation?
If you intend to use public transportation with your scooter, you must contact the transportation provider
in advance to determine their specific requirements.
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V. OPERATION
BEFORE GETTING ONTO YOUR SCOOTER
Have you fully charged the batteries? See IV. “Batteries and Charging.”
Is the manual freewheel lever in the drive (rearward) position? Never leave the manual freewheel lever
pushed forward unless you are manually pushing your scooter.
GETTING ONTO YOUR SCOOTER
1. Make certain that the key is removed from the key switch.
WARNING! Never attempt to get onto or off of your scooter without first removing the key
from the key switch. This will prevent the scooter from moving if accidental throttle
control lever contact is made.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Stand at the side of your scooter.
Disengage the seat rotation lever and rotate the seat until it is facing you.
Make certain that the seat is fixed securely in position.
Position yourself comfortably and securely in the seat.
Disengage the seat rotation lever and rotate the seat until you are facing forward.
Make certain that the seat is fixed securely in position.
Make certain that your feet are safely on the floorboard.
PRE-RIDE ADJUSTMENTS AND CHECKS
Is the seat at the proper height? See VI. “Comfort Adjustments.”
Is the seat fixed securely in position?
Is the tiller at a comfortable setting and locked securely in place? See VI. “Comfort Adjustments.”
Is the key fully inserted into the key switch and turned clockwise to the “on” position?
Does the horn work properly?
Is your proposed path clear of people, pets, and obstacles?
Have you planned your route to avoid adverse terrain and as many inclines as possible?
OPERATING YOUR SCOOTER
WARNING! The following can adversely affect steering and stability while operating your
scooter, resulting in loss of control, tipping, and/or personal injury:
Holding onto or attaching a leash to walk your pet
Carrying passengers (including pets)
Hanging any article from the tiller
Towing or being pushed by another motorised vehicle
WARNING! Higher Rollover Risk! Avoid abrupt maneuvers at excessive speed. It is recommended that you set the speed adjustment dial to the lowest setting until you become
familiar with scooter controls and operation.
WARNING! Keep both hands on the tiller and your feet on the floorboard at all times
while operating your scooter. This driving position gives you the most control over
your vehicle.
Set the speed adjustment dial to your desired speed.
Push or pull the appropriate side of the throttle control lever.
The electromechanical disc park brake automatically disengages and the scooter accelerates smoothly
to the speed you preselected with the speed adjustment dial.
Pull on the left handgrip to steer your scooter to the left.
Pull on the right handgrip to steer your scooter to the right.
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Move the tiller to the centre position to drive straight ahead.
To stop, slowly release the throttle control lever. The electronic brakes will automatically engage,
bringing your scooter to a stop.
NOTE: Your scooter’s reverse speed is slower than that of the forward speed you preset with the speed
adjustment dial.
GETTING OFF OF YOUR SCOOTER
1. Bring your scooter to a complete stop.
2. Power down your scooter and remove the key from the key switch.
3. Disengage the seat rotation lever and rotate the seat until you are facing toward the side of your scooter.
4. Make certain that the seat is fixed securely in position.
5. Carefully and safely get out of the seat and stand to the side of your scooter.
6. You can leave the seat facing to the side to facilitate boarding your scooter next time.
POWER DOWN TIMER FEATURE
Your scooter is equipped with an energy saving automatic power down timer feature designed to preserve
your scooter’s battery life. If you mistakenly leave the key in the key switch and in the “on” position but
do not use your scooter for approximately 20 minutes, the scooter’s controller shuts down automatically.
Although the controller is shut down, power will still be supplied to the scooter’s lighting system.
If the power down timer feature takes effect, perform the following steps to resume normal operation:
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VI. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
TILLER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
TILLER
ADJUSTMENT LEVER
WARNING! Remove the key from the
key switch before adjusting the tiller
or the seat. Never attempt to adjust
the tiller or the seat while the
scooter is in motion.
Your scooter is equipped with an adjustable pivoting tiller.
1. Squeeze the tiller adjustment lever. See figure 14.
2. Move the tiller to a comfortable position.
3. Release the tiller adjustment lever.
NOTE: In order to fully lower the tiller for purposes of
disassembly or transport, you must first completely
remove the seat. See VII. “Disassembly and Assembly.”
MIRROR POSITION
To install the mirror (see figure 15):
1. Determine on which side to install the mirror
and remove the rubber plug from the top of
the tiller handle.
2. Insert the threaded end of the mirror holder into
the opening and rotate it clockwise until snug.
3. If necessary, rotate the nut clockwise to secure
the mirror in place.
Figure 14. Tiller Adjustment
MIRROR HOLDER
RUBBER PLUG
NUT
To adjust the mirror:
1. Position yourself in a seated driving position facing forward.
2. Adjust the mirror left, right, up, or down until you
have a good line of sight behind you.
Figure 15. Mirror Installation and Positioning
SEATBACK ADJUSTMENT
WARNING! Do not operate your scooter
with the seatback in a reclined position.
WARNING! Always keep your back
pressed firmly against the seatback
while adjusting the angle.
To adjust your scooter's reclining seat, perform these
steps. See figure 16.
1. With your back pressed up against the seatback,
lift up on the seatback adjustment lever and lean
forward or rearward to adjust the seatback angle.
2. Release the seatback adjustment lever once the
seat is in a comfortable riding position.
SEATBACK
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
Figure 16. Seatback Adjustment
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VI. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
SEAT ROTATION ADJUSTMENT
The seat rotation lever will secure the seat into several positions.
1. Push forward on the seat rotation lever to disengage the seat. See figure 17.
2. Rotate the seat to the desired position.
3. Release the lever to secure the seat into place.
FRONT-TO-BACK SEAT ADJUSTMENT
You can reposition the seat forward or rearward to
adjust the distance between the seat and the tiller.
1. Move the seat sliding lever located at the lower
left side of the seat outward. See figure 17.
2. While holding the lever out, slide the seat forward or rearward.
3. Release the seat sliding lever once the seat is in
the desired position.
SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
The seat can be repositioned to several different
heights. See figure 18.
1. Remove the seat and/or shroud from your
scooter. See VII. “Disassembly and Assembly.”
2. Remove the seat height adjustment bolt.
3. Raise or lower the upper seat post to the desired
seat height.
4. While holding the upper seat post at that height,
match up the locating holes in the upper seat post
with those of the lower seat post.
5. Insert the seat height adjustment bolt through the
locating holes of both the upper and lower seat
posts.
6. Reinstall the nut onto the seat height adjustment
bolt and tighten.
7. Reinstall the rear shroud and the seat.
ADJUSTMENT DIAL
SEAT ROTATION LEVER
SEAT SLIDING LEVER
Figure 17. Seat Position Adjustments
UPPER SEAT
POST
NUT
LOWER
SEAT
POST
LOCATING
HOLE
SEAT HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
Figure 18. Seat Height Adjustment
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VII. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY
DISASSEMBLY
You can disassemble the scooter into several
pieces: the seat, the front section, the rear section,
the battery shroud (if equipped), the basket, and
the batteries. See figure 19. No tools are required
to disassemble or assemble your scooter, but
keep in mind that the disassembled sections of
the scooter take up more floor space than the
assembled unit. Always disassemble or assemble
your scooter on a level, dry surface with sufficient room for you to work and move around
your scooter–about 1.5 meters (5 feet) in all
directions. Remember that some scooter components are heavy and you may need assistance
when lifting them.
WARNING! Do not lift beyond
your physical capability. Ask for
assistance
when
necessary
while disassembling or assembling your scooter.
1. Remove the seat by lifting it straight up and
off of the scooter. If you encounter resistance
when removing the seat, disengage the seat
rotation lever and swivel the seat back and
forth while lifting up on the seat.
2 Gently pull the battery shroud up and off of
the scooter.
3. Disconnect the battery tie-down strap.
4. Disconnect the front-to-rear cable.
5. Unplug both battery harnesses by pulling
each harness out of its mating plug. See figure 20.
6. Remove the batteries from the battery wells.
REAR SECTION
FRONT SECTION
SEAT
BATTERIES
BATTERY SHROUD
BASKET
Figure 19. Scooter Components
BATTERY HARNESS CONNECTIONS
FRONT-TO-REAR CABLE
BATTERY TIE-DOWN STRAP
Figure 20. Harness Connections
WARNING! Failure to unplug both
battery harnesses and the frontto-rear cable prior to separating
the front and rear sections could
result in permanent damage to
the scooter.
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VII. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY
Frame Separation
1. Arrange the front wheel(s) in a straight forward-facing position.
2. Lower the tiller.
FRAME
RELEASE
LEVER
NOTE: The pivoting tiller is equipped with a
mechanism that will lock the front wheels in
place when the tiller is completely lowered and
secured.
3. Grasp and lift up on the frame release lever.
See figure 21.
4. Lift the front section up until the frame hooks
of the front section separate from the rear section. See figure 22.
5. Slowly separate the two sections. See figure 22.
Figure 21. Frame Release Lever
LOWER FRAME TUBE
ASSEMBLY
1. Position the front and rear sections of your
scooter as shown in figure 22.
2. Use the frame release lever to lift the front
section as you align the frame hooks of the
front section with the lower frame tube of the
rear section. See figure 21.
3. Once the frame hooks are over the lower
frame tube, lower the front section completely. This will engage the frame lock.
4. Raise the tiller.
5. Connect the front-to-rear cable.
6. Reinstall the battery spacers if applicable.
See figure 23.
7. Reinstall the batteries to the battery wells.
8 Connect both battery harnesses. See figure 20.
9. Secure the battery tie-down strap.
10. Reinstall the battery shroud.
11. Reinstall the seat and rotate it into place.
FRAME HOOKS
Figure 22. Frame Separation
BATTERY TIE-DOWN STRAP
BATTERY SPACERS
Figure 23. Battery Spacers
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VIII. BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING
Any electromechanical device occasionally requires some troubleshooting. However, most of the problems that may arise can usually be solved with a bit of thought and common sense. Many of these problems
occur because the batteries are not fully charged or because the batteries are worn down and can no longer
hold a charge.
DIAGNOSTIC FAULT CODES
The diagnostic fault codes for your scooter are designed to help you perform basic troubleshooting quickly
and easily. A diagnostic flash code will flash from the status LED in the event one of the conditions listed
below develops.
NOTE: Your scooter will not run unless the fault code condition is resolved and the scooter has been
turned off, then turned back on.
FAULT CODE
CONDITION
SOLUTION
Battery charge is low.
Charge batteries as soon as possible.
Battery charge is too low.
Charge batteries.
The scooter's battery voltage is too
high to operate the scooter, or the
charger is still connected to the offboard charger port.
Unplug charger and/or turn key off,
then back on again.
Current limit time out.
Turn the scooter off for a few minutes, then turn your scooter back on.
The manual freewheel lever is in the
(forward) freewheel position.
Remove the key from the key
switch, then push the manual freewheel lever to the drive (rearward)
position and restart your scooter.
Throttle control lever not at centre
position at start up.
Return the throttle control lever to
centre position, turn scooter off then
back on.
Speed pot error.
Call your authorised Pride Provider for
assistance.
(8)
Motor volts error.
Call your authorised Pride Provider for
assistance.
(9)
Other internal errors.
Call your authorised Pride Provider for
assistance.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
What if all the systems on my scooter seem to be dead?
Make certain that the key is in the “on” position.
Check that the batteries are fully charged.
Push in the main circuit breaker reset button. See III. “Your Scooter.”
Make certain that both battery harnesses and the front-to-rear cable are firmly connected. See VII.
“Disassembly and Assembly.”
Be sure the power down timer feature has not been activated. See V. “Operation.”
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What if my scooter does not move when I engage the throttle control lever?
When the manual freewheel lever is pushed forward, the brakes are disengaged and all power to the
motor/transaxle assembly is cut.
Push rearward on the manual freewheel lever, turn the scooter off, and then turn the scooter on to return
to normal scooter operation.
What if the main circuit breaker repeatedly trips?
If the main circuit breaker trips repeatedly, see your authorised Pride Provider for service.
Charge the batteries more frequently. See IV. “Batteries and Charging.”
If the problem continues, have both of your scooter’s batteries load tested by your authorised Pride
Provider.
You may also perform the load test yourself. Battery load testers are available at most automotive parts
stores. Follow the directions supplied with the load tester.
See IV. “Batteries and Charging” or “Appendix I - Specifications” for information about your
scooter’s battery type.
What if the battery condition meter dips way down and the motor surges or hesitates when I engage
the throttle control lever?
Fully charge your scooter’s batteries. See IV. “Batteries and Charging.”
Have your authorised Pride Provider load test each battery.
See the previous troubleshooting question for load testing the batteries yourself.
If you experience any problems with your scooter that you are not able to solve, immediately contact your
authorised Pride Provider for information, maintenance, and service.
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IX. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your scooter requires a minimal amount of care and maintenance. If you do not feel confident in your
ability to perform the maintenance listed below, you may schedule inspection and maintenance at your
authorised Pride Provider. The following areas require periodic inspection and/or care and maintenance.
TYRE PRESSURE
If equipped with pneumatic tyres, always maintain the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on
each tyre.
WARNING! It is important that the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tyre
be maintained in pneumatic tyres at all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your
tyres. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tyres may burst. Failure to maintain the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on the tyres at all times may
result in tyre and/or wheel failure.
Regularly inspect your scooter’s tyres for signs of wear.
WHEEL REPLACEMENT
If your scooter is equipped with pneumatic tyres and you have a flat tyre, you can have the tube replaced. If your
scooter is equipped with a solid tyre insert, either the solid insert or the entire wheel must be replaced depending on
the model. Contact your authorised Pride Provider for information regarding replacement wheels for your scooter.
WARNING! Wheels on your scooter should only be serviced/replaced by an authorised
Pride Provider or qualified technician.
WARNING! Completely deflate pneumatic tyres before dismantling the rim or attempting repair.
WARNING! When changing a pneumatic tyre, remove only the lug nuts, then remove the
wheel. If any further disassembly is required, deflate the tyre completely or it may
explode.
Follow these easy steps for a quick and safe
repair for solid tyres:
1. Remove the key from the key switch.
2. Elevate the side of the scooter of which you are
removing the tyre. Place wooden blocks under
the frame to elevate the scooter.
3. Remove the lug nuts. See figure 24.
4. Pull the wheel off of the axle.
5. Slide the new wheel back onto the axle.
6. Reinstall the lug nuts and ensure they are tightened properly.
7. Remove the blocks from beneath the scooter.
EXTERIOR SURFACES
Bumpers, tyres, and trim can benefit from an occasional application of a rubber or vinyl conditioner.
LUG NUTS
Figure 24. Solid Tyre Wheel Removal
WARNING! Do not use a rubber or
vinyl conditioner on the scooter’s
vinyl seat or tyre tread, as this may
cause them to become dangerously
slippery.
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IX. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING AND DISINFECTION
Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic and metal parts of your scooter.
Avoid using products that may scratch the surface of your scooter.
If necessary, clean your product with an approved disinfectant. Make sure the disinfectant is safe for
use on your product before application.
WARNING! Follow all safety instructions for the proper use of the disinfectant and/or
cleaning agent before applying it to your product. Failure to comply may result in skin
irritation or premature deterioration of upholstery and/or scooter finishes.
BATTERY TERMINAL CONNECTIONS
Make certain that the terminal connections remain tight and uncorroded.
The batteries must sit flat in the battery wells.
The battery terminals should face towards the inside of the scooter.
WIRING HARNESSES
Regularly check all wiring connections.
Regularly check all wiring insulation, including the charger power lead, for wear or damage.
Have your authorised Pride Provider repair or replace any damaged connector, connection, or insulation that you find before using your scooter again.
PROHIBITED! Even though the scooter has passed the necessary testing requirements
for ingress of liquids, you should keep electrical connections away from sources of dampness, including direct exposure to water or bodily fluids and incontinence. Check electrical components frequently for signs of corrosion and replace as necessary.
ABS PLASTIC SHROUDS
The front tiller shroud, front shroud, and the rear shroud are formed from durable ABS plastic and are
coated with an advanced formula urethane paint.
A light application of car wax will help the shrouds retain their high gloss.
AXLE BEARINGS AND THE MOTOR/TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY
These items are all prelubricated, sealed, and require no subsequent lubrication.
MOTOR BRUSHES
The motor brushes are housed inside of the motor transaxle/assembly. They should be inspected periodically for wear by your authorised Pride Provider.
CONSOLE, CHARGER, AND REAR ELECTRONICS
Keep these areas free of moisture.
Allow these areas to dry thoroughly if they have been exposed to moisture before operating your
scooter again.
BRAKE PADS
The brake pads on your scooter should be inspected periodicly for wear. Once the pads reach 2mm or 1/8
th of an inch in thickness, they should be replaced. All brake pads should be replaced at the same time.
Contact your authorised Pride Provider for more information on replacing the brake pads.
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IX. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
FUSE REPLACEMENT
To replace a fuse:
1. Remove the fuse by pulling it out of its slot.
2. Examine the fuse to be sure it is blown. See figures 25 and 25A.
3. Insert a new fuse of the same rating.
WARNING! The replacement fuse must exactly match the rating of the fuse being
replaced. Failure to use properly rated fuses may cause damage to the electrical system.
Figure 25. Working Fuse
Figure 25A. Blown Fuse (Replace)
NYLON LOCK NUT REPLACEMENT
Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the periodic maintenance, assembly or disassembly of the
scooter must be replaced with a new nut. Nylon insert lock nuts should not be reused as it may cause
damage to the nylon insert, resulting in a less secure fit. Replacement nylon insert lock nuts are available
at local hardware stores or through your authorised Pride Provider.
STORING YOUR SCOOTER
If you plan on not using your scooter for an extended period of time, it is best to:
1. Fully charge its batteries prior to storage.
2. Disconnect the batteries from the scooter.
3. Store your scooter in a warm, dry environment.
4. Avoid storing your scooter where it will be exposed to temperature extremes.
WARNING! Always protect batteries from freezing temperatures and never charge a frozen battery. Charging a frozen battery can result in damage to the battery.
Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, stored in extreme temperatures
or stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance and limited
service life. It is recommended that you charge the scooter batteries periodically throughout periods of
prolonged storage to ensure proper performance.
You may wish to place several boards under the frame of your scooter to raise it off of the ground during
periods of prolonged storage. This takes the weight off the tyres and reduces the possibility of flat spots
developing on the areas of the tyres contacting the ground.
DISPOSAL OF YOUR SCOOTER
Your scooter must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact
your local waste disposal agency or authorised Pride Dealer for information on proper disposal of packaging, metal frame components, plastic components, electronics, batteries, neoprene, silicone, and polyurethane materials.
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X. WARRANTY
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Structural frame components, including: platform, fork, seat post, and frame welds.
Drivetrain, including: differential, motor, and brake.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Your Pride Scooter is fully guaranteed for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase against faults
arising due to defects in manufacture or materials. This warranty does not detract from, but is in addition
to your legal rights.
All electronic parts, including controllers and battery chargers, have a one (1) year warranty. Servicing to
the controller or battery charger must be carried out by your authorised Pride Provider. Any attempt to
open or dismantle these items renders the guarantee void on that item.
NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY
This guarantee does not extend to those items which may need replacement due to normal wear and tear
(tyres,belts, bulbs, upholstery, plastic shrouds, motor brushes, fuses, and batteries), or damage to the product caused by misuse or accident for which Pride or its agent cannot be held responsible. This warranty
does not include labor or service calls.
BATTERIES
Batteries are covered by a six (6) month warranty from the original manufacturer.
Gradual deterioration in performance due to being left in a discharged state, left in cold conditions for long
periods of time, or worn out through heavy use is not covered.
SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty service can be performed by an authorised Pride Provider. Please contact your authorised Pride
Provider for advice on the current cost affecting the service visit.
REPLACEMENT UNITS
The availability of replacement units and/or spare parts is subject to the discretion of the provider, not the
manufacturer. For more information regarding replacement units and/or spare parts, contact your authorised Pride Provider.
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APPENDIX I - SPECIFICATIONS
1
2
3
4
Model Number
SC713
Obstacle Climbing Ability
5 cm (2 in.)
Overall Length2
136 cm (53.54 in.)
Overall Width2
63.65 cm (25 in.)
Total Weight Without Batteries2
65.28 kg (143 lbs.)
Heaviest Piece When Disassembled
Rear section: 34 kg (74.95 lbs.)
Turning Radius2
170 cm (67 in.)
Speed (Maximum)1
12 km/h (7.45 mph)
Range Per Charge1,4
Up to 34 km (21.13 miles)
Ground Clearance2
9.69 cm (3.81 in.)
Weight Capacity
181.43 kg (400 lbs.)
Standard Seating
Type: KAB
Weight: 23,13 kg (51 lbs.)
Material: Black Vinyl
Dimensions: 49.53 cm (19.5 in.) overall width
44.45 cm (17.5 in.) effective depth
Drive System
Rear-wheel drive, sealed transaxle, 24-volt DC motor
Dual Braking System
Regenerative and electromechanical
Tyres
Type: Solid
Front and rear: 33 cm (13 in.)
Battery Requirements3
Two 12-volt, deep-cycle
Size: 55Ah
Battery Weight: 17.16 kg (37.83 lbs) each
Battery Charger
5-amp, off-board
Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery amp-hour (Ah), battery charge, battery condition and tyre condition. This
specification can be subject to a variance of (+ or -) 10%.
Due to manufacturing tolerances and continual product improvement, this specification can be subject to a variance
of (+ or - ) 3 %.
AGM or Gel-Cell type required. See IV. “Batteries and Charging.”
Tested in accordance with ASNI/RESNA, WC Vol 2, Section 4 & ISO 7176-4 standards. Results derived from theoretical
calculation based on battery specifications and drive system performance. Test conducted at maximum weight capacity.
NOTE: This product conforms to all applicable ANSI/RESNA testing requirements and ISO 7176
series EN12184 standards. All specifications subject to change without notice.
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43 cm
(17 in. )
106.5 cm
(42 in.)
47 cm
(18.5 in.)
9.69 cm
(3.81 in.)
49.53 cm
(19.5 in.)
136 cm
(53.54 in.)
44.45 cm
(17.5 in.)
Turning Radius
170 cm
(67 in.)
63.65 cm
(25 in.)
Figure 26. Dimensions
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