activecare medical Wildcat Owner`s manual

Wildcat /Wildcat 450
Power Wheelchair
Owner's Manual
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Table of Contents
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Preface...............................................................................................................................2
Safety Notices ...................................................................................................................3
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).................................................................................4
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources ........................................4
Powered Wheelchair Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)..................................................5
Parts...................................................................................................................................6
Assembly...........................................................................................................................7
Folding & Disassembly ....................................................................................................9
Operation.........................................................................................................................10
General Information..........................................................................................................10
Controller..........................................................................................................................10
Freewheel Mode............................................................................................................... 11
Security Functions............................................................................................................ 11
Battery Charger...............................................................................................................12
Specifications ..................................................................................................................12
Features ..........................................................................................................................13
Operation Instructions .....................................................................................................13
Usage Environment.........................................................................................................13
Notes ...............................................................................................................................13
Inspection & Maintenance .............................................................................................14
Battery..............................................................................................................................14
Motor ................................................................................................................................14
Electrical Brakes ..............................................................................................................14
Tires .................................................................................................................................14
Troubleshooting..............................................................................................................15
Specifications .................................................................................................................16
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................................17
Product Registration ......................................................................................................18
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Preface
Please read this owner’s manual before using the power wheelchair. Improper use of the
power wheelchair could result in harm, injury or traffic accidents.
This owner’s manual includes operation instructions for every aspect of the power wheelchair,
assembly instructions, as well as instructions for how to deal with possible accidents.
The symbols used in this manual are explained below. Read carefully, especially the parts
marked with these symbols:
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Warning
Improper usage could lead to death or serious injury
Caution
Improper usage could lead to injury and/or damage to
your power wheelchair.
Suggestion
Follow these instructions to keep the status of the
power wheelchair working well and ease your
operation.
This manual includes the repair and maintenance record chart and warranty. Please keep it in
a proper place or on the wheelchair.
If someone else uses the wheelchair, please be sure to give the instruction manual to him or
her.
As designs change, some illustrations and pictures in the manual may not correspond to the
wheelchair that you purchased. We reserve the right to make design modifications.
The manufacturer disclaims all responsibilities for any personal injury or property damage
which may occur as a result of improper or unsafe use of its products.
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Safety Notices
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Always fully charge your power chair before operating.
Always make sure the power is off when getting in and out of the power chair.
Always make sure the clutch levers are engaged (parallel to the wheels) before getting in
or out the wheelchair.
To prolong the life of the battery, it is suggested you charge the battery after every trip. If
you do not drive it for long periods of time, charge it at least once per month.
If the battery gauge goes to RED, charge the battery as soon as possible. If the battery is
totally discharged, it could be damaged, and/or its life could be shortened.
As the battery ages and deteriorates, the battery power will decrease faster.
In cold weather, the battery capacity will be less.
When you are charging the battery, please make sure that the input-voltage (115V/230V)
switch on your charger matches your power source.
Avoid unnecessarily moving of the power chair.
Please fasten the seat belt, if included, while driving and check the proper position of the
anti-tip wheel.
Our products function best at temperatures between 32-122o Fahrenheit.
Disassembling of controller, motor or charger by end user is prohibited; the dealer will not
take any responsibility on these kinds of situations.
Prevent the controller, charger and battery from getting wet; this can cause a malfunction.
To ensure the user’s familiarity with the power chair’s operation, the new driver should
practice driving in a spacious area, traveling forward, backward, left, right, using the
brakes, and going both up and down slopes.
Please turn off the power chair when the chair is not is use and before charging the
battery.
The following areas and conditions can be dangerous and should be avoided; darkness,
dim lighting, steep slopes, rain, snow, shoulder of the road, slippery areas, etc.
Please do not drive your power chair at night without proper lighting.
Please do not lower the footplate to less than 2” above the ground, because accidents
may occur due to insufficient ground clearance.
Keep your feet on the footplate at all times during operation and do not stand on the
footplate. If your feet are in the improper position, you can be seriously injured.
When the power does not come on, recheck all connections and recharge if necessary.
Please check the screws under the joystick periodically and make sure they are not loose,
and tighten them if needed.
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Eletromagnetic Interference (EMI)
This portion of the manual will provide the user with basic information about the problems with
EMI (electromagnetic interference), protective measures can be used to either lessen the
possibility of exposure or to minimize the degree of exposure; this section also shows some
conditions that unexpected or erratic movements may cause.
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Caution
It is very important that you read this information regarding the possible effects
of electromagnetic interference on your electric ActiveCare power wheelchair.
ELECTROMAGNETIC
SOURCES
INTERFERENCE
(EMI)
FROM
RADIO
WAVE
Power wheelchairs may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which is
interfering electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted from sources such as radio stations, TV
stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios, and cellular phones. The
interference (from radio wave sources) can cause the power wheelchair to release its brakes,
move by itself, or move in unintended directions. It can also permanently damage the power
wheelchair’s control system. The intensity of the interfering EM energy can be measured in
volts per meter (V/m). Each power wheelchair can resist EMI up to a certain intensity level.
The higher the immunity level the greater the protection. At this time, current technology is
capable of achieving at least a 20 V/m immunity level, which would provide useful protection
from the more common sources of radiated EMI. This power wheelchair model as shipped,
with no further modification, has an immunity level of 20 V/m without any accessories.
There are a number of sources of relatively intense electromagnetic fields in the everyday
environment. Some of these sources are obvious and easy to avoid. Others are not apparent
and exposure is unavoidable. However, we believe that by following the warning listed below,
your risk to EMI will be minimized.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
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Hand-held portable transceivers (transmitter-receivers with the antenna mounted directly
on the transmitting unit). Examples include: citizens band (CB) or hand held radios,
(security, fire, and police transceivers), cellular telephones and other personal
communication devices.
NOTE: Some cellular telephones transmit a signal while they are ON but not being used.
Medium-range mobile transceivers, such as those used in police cars, fire trucks,
ambulances and taxis usually have the antenna mounted on the outside of the
wheelchair.
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Long-range transmitters and transceivers, such as commercial broadcast transmitters
(radio and TV broadcast antenna towers) and amateur (HAM) radios.
NOTE: Other types of hand-held devices, such as cordless phones, laptop computers, AM/FM
radios, TV sets, CD player, and cassette players, and small appliances, such as electric
shavers and hair dryers, are not likely to cause EMI problems to your power wheelchair.
POWER WHEELCHAIR ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI)
EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to a transmitting antenna
(source). The EM fields from hand-held radio wave sources (transceivers) are of special
concern. It is possible to unintentionally bring high levels of EM energy very close to the power
wheelchair’s control system while using these devices; this can affect your wheelchair’s
movement and braking. Therefore, the warnings listed below are recommended to prevent
possible interference with the control system of a power wheelchair.
Warning!
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from sources such as radio and TV
stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios, and cellular
phones can affect power wheelchairs. Following the warnings listed below
should reduce the chance of unintended brake release or power wheelchair
movement which could result in serious injuries.
1. Do not operate hand-held transceivers-receivers, such as citizens band
(CB) radios, or turn ON personal communication devices, such as cellular
phones, while the power wheelchair is turned ON.
2. Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations, and try to
avoid getting close to them.
3. If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the power wheelchair
OFF as soon as it is safe.
4. Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the power
wheelchair, may make it more susceptible to EMI.
5. Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to
ActiveCare Medical, and note whether there were sources of EMI nearby.
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Parts
WILDCAT/ WILDCAT 450
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Push Handle
Backrest
Armrest
Side Panel
Drive Motor
Rear Wheel
Joystick
Controller
Footrest
Heel Loop
Foot Plate
Front Caster
13. Rear Bag
14. Backrest Folding
Mechanism
15. Main Cable
16. Batteries
17. Anti-tipper
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Assembly
1. Press down the seat tubes with both hands and make sure the tubes are tight on the
crossbar guides. (Fig.1 & 2)
2. The backrest folding mechanism can fold the backrest. (Fig.3)
3. Attach the bottom of the backrest to the seat. (Fig.4)
4. Place the two batteries underneath the seat (Fig.5)
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Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 3
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Connect battery connectors (Fig. 6)
Assemble the footrest on the wheelchair and lock it by latch. (Fig.7)
Fix the heel loop above the footrest. (Fig.8)
Connect the three main cables to the controller, left motor connector to the left one, right
motor connector to the right one, power connector to battery connector. (Illustration on p.6)
9. Turn on the power (press the power button). The battery gauge will light up indicating the
power system is standing by. (Fig.9)
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
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Folding & Disassembly
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Turn off the power. The battery gauge will turn off. (Fig.10)
Disconnect battery connectors and remove the two batteries. (Fig.11 & 12)
Unleash the heel loop (Fig. 13) (optional)
Fold-up the footplate. If you need to remove the footrest, unlock the latch, swing the
footrest outward and then take them off. (Fig. 14)
Fold up the wheelchair by pulling from the center of the seat up. (Fig.15 & 16)
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
Fig. 12
Fig. 13
Fig. 14
Fig. 15
Fig. 16
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Operation
GENERAL INFORMATION
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Rotate the clutch lever of the gearbox inward (parallel to the wheels) to connect the drive.
After seated on the wheelchair, turn on the power (Press the power button), and the
battery gauge will light up.
Start to steer, moving the joystick to drive forward, backward, left or right. If you want to
stop the wheelchair, just release the joystick, it will return to the center position
automatically.
We suggest at the beginning that you operate the power chair at a low speed until you are
comfortable enough to travel at a higher speed.
For the user’s safety, the speed is automatically reduced in half while the power chair is
turning.
When you drive your power chair up an incline, push the joystick completely forward to
keep the power chair continuously climbing until you reach the top of the slope. While the
power chair is climbing a steep slope, position your body forward to prevent the front
wheels from lifting.
When you operate your power chair down a slope, drive slowly and prepare for an
emergency stop if you feel it difficult to control the power chair. If the speed increases,
release the joystick and let it return to the center position to slow down or stop, then start
again at a slower speed.
Flip-back armrest: Release the lock-pin and lift the armrest back to get on or off the power
chair more conveniently.
Elevating swing-away footrest: Pull back the release-lever to adjust the elevating angle of
the footrest, and release the lever to fix the footrest angle.
CONTROLLER
Speed Down Button
Service Indicator
Battery Gauge
Joystick
Power On/Off
Speed Up Button
Buzzer
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Battery Gauge
When the power chair is turned on, the battery gauge will light up as indicated below:
Green lights: the battery has full capacity.
Orange lights: do not drive power-chair for a long trip.
Red lights: the power-chair should be charged as soon as possible.
FREEWHEEL MODE
The Wildcat Power Wheelchair is equipped with two freewheel levers. These levers allow you
to disengage the drive motors and maneuver the chair manually.
Warning!
DO NOT use your wheelchair while the drive motors are disengaged unless
someone is there to push you. The chair could roll on its own causing injury!
To engage or disengage the freewheel feature:
1. Turn the freewheel levers outward to disengage the drive motors.
2. Turn the freewheel levers inward, to engage the drive motors.
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Caution
It is important to remember that when your Wildcat Power Wheelchair is in
freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.
SECURITY FUNCTIONS
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The forward/backward/turn speed, acceleration and deceleration are programmable.
Thermal overload protection.
Current overload protection.
The fault diagnostics of the controller (see “Troubleshooting” section).
The power-chair will not operate while charging the batteries.
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Battery Charger
Charging Indicator
Yellow Light: Charging
Green Light: Charge
Complete
Power Indicator
Green Light: Power On
Charge Cable
115V/230V Switch
Power Cable Socket
SPECIFICATIONS
Input Voltage
115V/230V Option Switch
115V(95V-132V)/230V(180V-264V)
Output Voltage
24V
Output Current
3A-6A Continuous
Max. Output Voltage
31V
Protection Against Over-Voltage
Above 32.5V:Automatic Shut-off
Protection Against Overload
Above 8A:Automatic Shut-off
Protection Against Short Circuit
Output Fuse Shuts-off Automatically
Environmental Temperature of use
-10° to 50°
Environmental Temperature of
Preservation
-25° to 85°
Dimensions
7” (L) x 3.7” (W) x 2” (H)
Weight
1.83 lbs.
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FEATURES
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Ensures the battery connection automatically.
Monitoring all procedures until the battery is fully charged.
For protecting exhausted batteries, slow charge starts in the beginning then fast charge
until it goes up to the normal voltage.
Compact, portable and light-weight.
Approvals: UL, CSA, CE, TUV, JAPAN (T-mark)
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please follow these steps:
1. Select the correct input voltage (115/230V) on the 115/230V option switch.
2. Assure charging on lead-acid batteries only.
3. Keep the AC power switch off until the battery and charger have been connected.
4. Make sure the output end of the charger corresponds with the positive/negative pole of
battery.
5. Turn on the AC power switch to “I” (the fan should begin to run). When LED turns to
red/yellow, it means the charger has been under normal charging condition.
6. When LED turns to red/green, it means the battery has been fully charged. The charging
procedure has completed.
7. While the yellow/green LED is lit, it may have a temporary alternating occurrence around
1-60 seconds during switching. Please note that this is normal.
USAGE ENVIRONMENT
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Please keep the charger at least 2 inches away from other objects when charging.
Do not use it on wet and dirty surfaces.
Do not place the charger on the battery.
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Ensure the output-DC voltage corresponds to the battery type and voltage. Otherwise it
may cause an explosion.
Switch off the charger before connecting the charger and the battery.
Do not expose the charger to the rain, water or near flammable materials. Do not store
the charger in humid places or in a closed area.
The warranty is given for use within normal operating conditions; it does not cover
accidental damage, or problem caused by user’s neglect or misuse.
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Inspection & Maintenance
BATTERY
Please charge the batteries after long distance driving to prolong the battery. If you don’t drive
the chair for along period of time, then charge at least every month. Please use a
maintenance/water-free battery to avoid trouble.
MOTOR
The carbon brush connector & brakes should be replaced regularly.
ELECTRICAL BRAKES
Testing of the electrical brakes should be carried out on a level floor with at least three feet of
clearance space around the power chair.
Power-on the controller, and push the joystick forward slowly until you hear the electrical brake
working. The power wheelchair may start to move. Immediately release the joystick, you must
be able to hear each electrical brake within a few seconds. Repeat the test three times,
pushing the joystick backward, left and right respectively.
TIRES
Check front/rear tires regularly and replace them when worn out.
Suggestion
Tire wear is not covered under your power wheelchair’s warranty.
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Troubleshooting
The diagnostic flash codes for your power wheelchair are designed to help you perform basic
troubleshooting quickly and easily. A diagnostic flash code flashes from all 6 of the LED’s
located on the controller in the event one of the conditions listed below develops.
Table 1: Power Wheelchair Controller Internal Diagnostics
Flash
Code
Description
1
Motor Current Over Limit
Recommended Action
Motor current is over the controller set limit.
Release the joystick to neutral and try again
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Battery
Try charging the batteries.
Batteries need replacing.
Check the battery cables and connections
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Left Motor
Check left motor cables and connections
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Right Motor
Check right motor cables and connections
5
Left Parking Brake
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Right Parking Brake
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User Interface
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Controller
Consult a service agent.
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A-series Bus
Communication
Consult a service agent.
Check left parking brake cables and connections
Check right parking brake cables and
connections
Display PCB fault. Consult a service agent.
If more than one fault exists, the fault having the highest priority (and lowest number of
flashes) is indicated. All faults disable the controller and require the controller to be turned off
then on again once the source of the fault is removed.
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Specifications
Max. Weight Capacity
Travel Speed/Range
Speed
Estimated Range
Maximum Grade/Incline
Turning Radius
Ground Clearance
Overall Dimensions
Length
Width
Height
Seat Dimensions
Width
Depth
Back
Armrest to Seat
Power
Motor
Controller
Batteries
Battery Charger
Brakes
Freewheel Mode
Tires
Front Casters (Foam-filled):
Rear Drive Wheels (Pneumatic):
Weights
Without battery
Battery pack
Wildcat
300 lbs.
Wildcat 450
450 lbs.
4 mph
20 miles
12°
32"
4"
4 mph
20 miles
8°
41”
4”
43"
26"
40"
48”
26.5”
40”
18"/20”
16"
19"
9.5” - 13.5"
20”/22”/24”
20”
19.5”
9.5” - 13.5"
Two 24V x 200W x 3900 rpm
Dynamic A 50 A
Two DC12V x 36AH
5 Amp, Offboard
Electromagnetic
Yes
Two 24V x 350W x 3800 rpm
Dynamic 50 A
Two DC12V x 50AH
11 Amp, Offboard
Electromagnetic
Yes
8" x 2"
12.5" x 2.25"
9” x 2.5”
12.5" x 2.25"
92 lbs.
100 lbs.
48 lbs.
73 lbs.
User’s weight, road conditions, battery charge, etc. will influence performance.
ActiveCare reserves the right to modify the specifications if necessary. The final specifications
are subject to the individual power wheelchair your purchase from your dealer.
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Limited Warranty
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser/user of our products. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.
ActiveCare warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship, for the following periods:
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Five Years
Base frame
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Three Years
Seat frame
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12 Months
Electronic controllers
Motor & Brake
(electronic function
only)
Charger
Any other electrical
subassembly
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6 Months
Batteries
If within such warranty periods any such part shall be proven to be defective, such part shall be replaced. This
warranty does not include any labor or shipping charges incurred in the installation of any such replacement part.
ActiveCare’s sole obligation, and your exclusive remedy under this warranty, shall be limited to such replacement.
For warranty service, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased your ActiveCare product. In the event
you do not receive satisfactory warranty service, please write directly to ActiveCare at this address:
ActiveCare Medical
2 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
Provide dealer's name, address, and date of purchase, indicate nature of the defect and, if the product is serial
numbered, indicate the serial number. Do not return products to ActiveCare without our prior consent.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS: THE FOREGOING WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO SERIAL
NUMBERED PRODUCTS IF THE SERIAL NUMBER HAS BEEN REMOVED OR DEFACED, IF THE
PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO ACCIDENT, MISUSE, ABUSE, NEGLECT, MISHANDLING,
MISAPPLICATION, COMMERCIAL USE, ACTS OF GOD, ALTERATIONS OR MODIFICATIONS NOT
AUTHORIZED BY ACTIVECARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MODIFICATION THROUGH THE USE
OF UNAUTHORIZED PARTS OR ATTACHMENTS; PRODUCTS DAMAGED BY REASON OF REPAIRS MADE
TO ANY COMPONENT WITHOUT THE SPECIFIC CONSENT OF ACTIVECARE, OR TO A PRODUCT
DAMAGED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND ACTIVECARE'S CONTROL, SUCH EVALUATION WILL BE
SOLELY DETERMINED BY ACTIVECARE. THE WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO PROBLEMS ARISING
FROM NORMAL WEAR OR FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE INSTRUCTIONS. A CHANGE IN OPERATING
NOISE, PARTICULARLY RELATIVE TO MOTORS AND GEARBOXES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FAILURE.
ALL SUCH DEVICES WILL EXHIBIT A CHANGE IN OPERATING NOISE DUE TO AGING.
THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES
WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND THE SOLE REMEDY FOR
VIOLATIONS OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPLACEMENT OF THE
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT PURSUANT TO THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN, THE APPLICATION OF ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY WHATSOEVER SHALL NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS
WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN. ACTIVECARE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR
INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE
REQUIREMENTS.
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