Mercury Monami Owner`s manual

MONAMI ELECTRIC
SCOOTER RANGE
OWNERS HANDBOOK
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. PREFACE AND INTRODUCTION
6.
BATTERY CHARGING AND CARE
2. SAFETY NOTICE
7.
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
3. PARTS DESCRIPTION
8.
DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY
4. OPERATION
9.
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIFICATION
5. DRIVING ON THE ROAD
10. WARRANTY
Wheeltech Monami and Vitesse electric scooters
Owner’s Handbook
Part Code: Z40961-00 (Rev B)
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1. PREFACE AND INTRODUCTION
Please carefully read this owner’s manual before using the vehicle. Improper use of the vehicle could
result in harm, injury or traffic accidents. Therefore to get the most from the vehicle read this owner’s
manual.
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This owner’s manual includes operating instructions for every aspect of the vehicle, assembly
instructions, as well as instructions on how to deal with possible incidents.
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The symbols used in this manual are explained below. Pay particular attention the notes marked
with the symbols below:
✮ Warning
Improper use could result in serious injury or death
✦ Attention
Improper use could lead to injury and/or damage to your scooter
✆ Suggestion
Follow these instructions to keep your vehicle in good working order
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This manual includes a copy of the repair and maintenance record chart and warranty information.
Keep it in a safe place or with the scooter.
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If somebody else uses the scooter, make sure that you provide them with this owner’s manual for
his or her consideration.
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As designs change some illustrations and pictures in the manual may not correspond to the vehicle
that you purchased. We reserve the right to make design modifications.
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There are three scooters in the Monami range. The Monami Standard has a top speed of 4mph and
is a class 2 vehicle as described by the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Monami Vitesse is a class 3
vehicle and gains a 6mph top speed, indicators and rear view mirror. The Monami Vitesse 8 has
an 8mph top speed, additional cable brake, indicators and rear view mirror.
✆ Suggestion
To optimise battery efficiency and longevity, fully recharge your new batteries before first use.
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2. SAFETY NOTICE
2.1 BEFORE DRIVING
The user needs to be familiar with the usage and operation of this vehicle before driving. Therefore,
always keep the following safety notices in mind.
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The same traffic rules apply to the use of this vehicle as apply to pedestrians
For your safety, follow the rules that apply to pedestrians.
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The scooter is designed primarily for pavement and pedestrian area use. The Standard Monami
scooter should only be driven on the road to cross the road or where a pavement does not exist.
The scooter should not be used on dual carriageways or motorways.
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The Vitesse has a 6mph top speed and the Vitesse 8 has an 8mph top speed. Both these scooters
can be used on the road or pavement. If used on the pavement, the indoor setting must be used.
The scooters should not be used on dual carriageways or motorways.
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Be aware of traffic when crossing or using the road.
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Be extremely cautious when driving your scooter on busy streets or in shopping centres.
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Do not drive your scooter after consuming alcohol or when you are tired. It is an offence to drive
this scooter whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Be careful when driving your scooter in low light. It has not been designed for use at night.
Practice operating your vehicle
Before using the scooter in busy or potentially dangerous areas familiarize yourself with the operation
of your scooter. Practice in a wide and open area like a park. In order to avoid accidents with your
scooter whilst driving, bear in mind driving motions, such as accelerating, stopping, turning, reversing
and travelling on gradients.
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Turn the speed dial to approximately one-third for your initial practice.
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Be sure somebody accompanies you for safety when driving on the road for the first time.
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Only travel at higher speeds when you are confident that you can easily operate and control your
scooter.
The scooter is only to be used by one person at a time
Do not carry passengers on your scooter (including children)
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Do not use this vehicle to carry or haul goods
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The maximum weight capacity for these scooters is 135kg (21 stone) as stated in the
‘Specification’ section.
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Maximum loading weight for front basket is 5kg (11lb).
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2.2 WHILST DRIVING
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Before driving, carry out daily inspections. Refer to the section entitled ‘Daily Checking’
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Do not move your body out of the vehicle whilst moving
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Pay attention that your clothes do not get caught in the wheels. Such action may cause you to lose
balance and risk injury from falling
Do not use your vehicle under the circumstances below:
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On surfaces that are muddy, gravely, bumpy, narrow, snowed over, icy or canal towpaths not
guarded by any fence or hedge. Keep away from places where you might get the wheels stuck
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Do not drive at night or when it is raining, snowing, misty or windy
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Do not drive your vehicle in an ‘S’ pattern or make erratic turns
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Do not take the scooter onto escalators
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UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE SCOOTER BE USED AS A SEAT IN A
MOTOR VEHICLE (E.G. CARS, BUSES, TRAINS, ETC)
About mobile phone and other electrical equipment
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Do not use a mobile phone or other long-range wireless communication devices whilst driving.
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Always switch off the scooter and remove the ignition key before using a mobile phone.
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Do not charge the mobile phone or any other electrical devices from your scooter’s battery
Automatic Power Shut Down
In order to avoid accidental battery run down, your scooter is equipped with an automatic power shut
down facility. If the scooter is switched on, after remaining undisturbed for a period of thirty minutes
it will automatically turn off. Should this occur, simply switch your scooter off and back on and it will
be ready to use once again.
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Ramps, Gradients and Drops
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Do not drive onto gradients steeper than 8° (1 in 7)
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Always use a low speed setting when ascending or descending a gradient
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Do not drive on roads with large drops or potholes. The ground clearance of the scooter is 8cm (3”)
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Do not cross water gutters which are too wide and a risk of getting the wheels stuck.
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Slow down when driving on gradients
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Some buildings have ramps with turning switchbacks. In this case, drive slowly and take wide
swings with the front wheels around any corners. This will reduce the risk of you cutting the
corner and causing damage to your scooter from the corner, railings or any other objects near the
corner.
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Starting and Driving
1. Make sure the seat is installed properly
2. Make sure the tiller has been secured properly
3. Fold down the armrests so you can rest your arms on them
4. Turn the ignition on. If necessary, turn on the headlights
5. Check battery indicator to see whether there is enough power for your journey. If you have any
doubt about the remaining power, recharge the batteries before departure
6. Set the speed dial to a position you feel safe and comfortable with
7. Check the forward / reverse wigwag paddle works correctly
8. Make sure the electromagnetic brake works correctly
9. Make sure it is safe around you before you begin to drive. If you are driving a Monami Vitesse or
Vitesse 8, use the indicators if required.
✮ WARNING
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Do not set in the freewheel mode when driving on a gradient.
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Always re-engage the anti-freewheel device before use. Failure to do so may result in injury.
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To protect your safety, the power will automatically cut off and the electromagnetic brake system
will activate whilst you are driving down a steep gradient. This will limit the speed to a safe level.
Turn the power on again to restart your scooter.
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Maximum user weight limit
The maximum user weight for the scooter is 135kg (21 stone). Overloading past this weight limit
may lead to damage of your scooter or cause it to malfunction and will endanger your safety. The
warranty does not cover this type of damage.
✦ ATTENTION
1. Do not push both RH and LH sides of the wigwag paddle simultaneously. This might leave you
unable to control your scooter.
2. Do not turn the ignition off whilst driving as this will lead to an emergency stop and possible risk
of accident and injury.
3. Do not adjust the speed dial whilst driving, a sudden change in speed may cause danger to you
and others, and may cause damage to your scooter.
4. Do not place magnetic devices near the controller and tiller areas as this could affect the safe
operation of your scooter.
5. Do be careful whilst driving in heavy traffic or crowded areas.
6. Whilst reversing the vehicle, beware of people and / or objects behind you.
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Stopping
1. Release the wigwag paddle completely. The vehicle will naturally brake and stop.
2. Switch the ignition OFF. Then pull out the key.
Attention
♦ The stopping distance will vary with your forward / reverse speed. Therefore please begin braking as
early as you can.
♦ Whilst parking your scooter, be sure to park on flat ground and then switch the ignition “OFF” before
you disembark.
2.3 LABELLING
Please carefully read all the labels on the scooter before using. For your future reference, do not remove
the labels. Copies of the labels and their positions are shown below:
WARNING
Please hold the tiller before
loosening the tiller adjustment
knob. Otherwise a fall from the
scooter could occur causing
bodily injury and/or damage to
the scooter.
1
1
2
3
6
4
5
WARNING:
WARNING
Never operate the freewheel lever while sat on the scooter or on an
incline. Operation of the FREEWHEEL LEVER
Always pull UP FIRMLY for freewheel mode
2
Always push DOWN FIRMLY for drive mode
NEVER LIFT THE SCOOTER OR
POWERCHAIR UP BY THE FRONT
OR REAR SHROUD
3
4
Radio wave sources may affect scooter or powerchair control
Radio wave sources such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters,
two-way radios, and cellular phones can affect powered motorized scooters or powerchairs.
Following the warnings listed below should reduce the chance of unintended brake release
or powered scooter / powerchair movement which could result in serious injury.
1. Do not turn ON hand-held personal communication devices, such as citizens band (CB)
radios and cellular phones, while the powered scooter or powerchair is turned on.
2. Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations, and try to avoid coming
close to them.
3. If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the powered scooter or
powerchair OFF as soon as it is safe.
4. Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered scooter or
powerchair, may make it more susceptible to interference fro radio wave sources (Note:
There is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity of the powered
scooter or powerchair.
5. Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the manufacturer, and
note whether there is a radio wave source nearby.
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WARNING
Do not operate the scooter unless the
handlebar is in the lock position.
Do not lean against or pull forward on
the handlebar while mounting or
dismounting from the scooter. Serious
harm or injury can occur.
The manufacturer disclaims all responsibility
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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USER MASS 136kg
MEDICARE TECHNOLOGY LTD,
HX5 9JP
Serial No:
6
Part Code: Z40961-00 (Rev B)
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2.4 EMI
This section will provide the user with basic information that describes the problems with EMI, known
sources of EMI, protective measures either to lessen the possibility of exposure or to minimize the degree
of exposure, and suggested action should unexpected or erratic movement occur.
Caution: It is very important that you read this information regarding the possible effects of
electromagnetic interference on your electric scooter.
ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) FROM RADIO WAVE SOURCES
Power vehicles 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 powered vehicle to release its brakes, move by itself, or move in unintended directions. It can
also permanently damage the powered vehicle’s control system. The intensity of the interfering EM
energy can be measured in volts per metre (V/m). Each powered vehicle can resist EMI up to a certain
intensity. This is called it's ‘immunity 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 powered vehicle 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 warnings listed below, your risk to EMI will be minimized.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
1. Hand-held portable transceivers (transmitter-receivers with the antenna mounted directly on the
transmitting unit. Examples include: citizens band (CB) radios, ‘walkie talkies’, security / fire /
police transceivers, and mobile telephones.
Note: Some mobile telephones and similar equipment transmit signal whilst they are ON, even
when not being used.
2. Medium-range mobile transceivers, such as those used in police cars, fire engines, ambulances
and taxis. These usually have antennae mounted on the outside of the vehicle.
3. Long-range transmitters and transceivers, such as commercial broadcast transmitters (radio and
TV broadcast towers) and amateur (HAM) radios.
Note: Other types of hand-held devices, such as cordless phones, laptop computers, AM/FM radios, TV
sets, CD and DVD players, and small appliances such as electric shavers and hair dryers, so far as we
know are not likely to cause EMI problems to your powered vehicle.
POWERED VEHICLE ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI)
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to the 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 powered vehicle’s control system whilst using these devices.
This can affect vehicle movement and braking. The warnings listed below are recommended to prevent
possible interference with the control system of the vehicle:
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Warnings: EMI from sources such as radio and TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way
radios, and mobile phones can affect your vehicle. Following the warnings listed below should reduce the
change of unintended brake release or powered vehicle movement which could result in serious injury.
1. Do not operate hand-held transceivers (such as CB radios) or turn on personal communication
device (such as mobile phones) whilst the scooter is switched on.
2. Be aware of nearby transmitters (such as radio or TV station) and try to avoid coming close to
them.
3. If unintended movement or brake release occurs, switch the scooter off as soon as it is safe.
4. Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the scooter, may make it more
susceptible to EMI (Note: There is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity of
the scooter).
5. Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the scooter manufacturer and
note whether there is a source of EMI nearby.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
1. 20 V/m is a generally achievable and useful immunity level against EMI (the higher the level, the
greater the protection)
2. This scooter has an immunity level of 20 V/m without any accessories connected to it.
The scooter is fitted with a PG Drives S-Drive controller which has an immunity level of 35 V/m.
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3. PARTS DESCRIPTION
1
PARTS DESCRIPTION
6
2
1. Tiller head
7
2. Shopping basket
8
3. Tiller adjustment knob
4. Head lamp
4
5. Front indicator light
5
6. Seat
9
7. Arm rest
10
3
11
8. Seat lever (for swivelling)
9. Side reflector
10. Seat lever (for legroom adjustment)
11. Rear view mirror
12. Rear indicator light
13. Rear reflector
14. Rear lamp
15. Anti tip bar / wheel
16. Freewheel lever
12
13
14
15
16
17
17. Reset button (circuit breaker)
4. OPERATION
4.1 CONTROL PANEL
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7.
8.
9.
Wigwag paddle
Key Ignition
Horn button
Battery gauge
Indoor / Outdoor switch*
Indicator switch*
Light switch
Speed dial
Power Eye
9
8
4
7
3
6
1
5
2
* Only on Vitesse and Vitesse 8
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4.2 HOW TO OPERATE YOUR SCOOTER
Key Ignition
The key ignition acts as the power switch for the scooter. To switch the power on, turn the key clockwise
in the ignition. The power eye should illuminate.
To switch the power off, turn the key anticlockwise. The power eye should switch off and the key can be
removed if required.
Speed Dial
Turn the speed dial to determine the maximum speed of the scooter. Turn the dial clockwise to increase
the speed setting and turn the dial anticlockwise to decrease the speed setting.
Moving and Braking
Push the right-hand side of the wigwag paddle forwards with your right thumb and the scooter will move
forward.
Push the left-hand side of the wigwag paddle forward with your left thumb and the scooter will move
backward, emitting an audible reversing alarm.
To brake, release the wigwag paddle. This will return to neutral and activate the electromagnetic brake
automatically. This will bring the scooter to a prompt stop.
The wigwag paddle allows you to control the speed of the scooter up to a maximum speed determined by
the Speed Dial. The further the wigwag paddle is deflected, the faster the scooter will go.
Horn Button
Press the horn button to sound the horn. Release the button to stop the horn
Braking
Electromagnetic brake: Release the wigwag paddle completely, and the electromagnetic brake will be
activated automatically, and the scooter will stop.
The Vitesse 8 has an additional cable brake. The brake lever is located on the handlebars. To operate the
brake squeeze the brake lever.
Warning
When on a gradient NEVER set the vehicle to the freewheel mode. The electromagnetic brakes will not be
applied. This may result in injury or damage.
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Indicator Switch (Vitesse and Vitesse 8 only)
The Monami Vitesse and Vitesse 8 are installed with fully functioning indicators for road use.
The indicator switch is located at the front of the tiller pod. Push the switch in the required direction of
travel to operate the indicators. Then push the switch back to the centre to switch off the indicators.
Indoor / Outdoor switch (Vitesse and Vitesse 8 only)
The Vitesse has a 6mph top speed and the Vitesse 8 has an 8mph top speed. They are installed with an
indoor / outdoor switch. The top speed is only obtainable when the switch is set to outdoor mode. The
scooter cannot travel faster than 4mph when the switch is set to indoor mode. The indoor mode should
be selected whenever the scooter is being used indoors or on the pavement / pedestrian areas.
The switch is located underneath the tiller pod, just below the wigwag paddle. Push down on the side of
the switch with the white dot to set ‘indoor mode’, and push the other side of the switch to set outdoor
mode.
Seat
The seat can be rotated and locked in position at 45° intervals.
Push the seat adjustment lever forward and swivel the seat. Release the lever, and then continue
swivelling the seat until it locks in position.
The position of the seat can also be adjusted to offer better legroom. To alter the position, pull the lever
located at the front of the seat and slide the seat backwards or forwards until the required position is
reached
Attention
Return the seat to the forward position before driving.
Battery Indicator
The battery indicator on the tiller console uses a colour code to
indicate the approximate power remaining in your batteries.
Green indicates (40-100%) capacity, yellow a draining charge
(10-30%), and red indicates that an immediate recharge is
necessary.
The remaining range suggested by the battery indicator will
vary by the actual driving time incurred and how you drive.
Repeated starting, stopping, and/or climbing will consume the
power more quickly.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Suggestion
You should recharge the batteries after each time the vehicle is used to ensure maximum range. The
batteries should be charged up at least once a week even if the scooter is not used.
After charging or replacing a new battery, drive the vehicle for 2-3 minutes to make sure the battery
capacity is sufficient.
In wintertime, the battery may respond more slowly and the battery range may be reduced.
When driving on a gradient, the battery indicator gauge may fluctuate. This is a normal phenomenon so
please do not worry.
Even if the battery is used properly, it is natural for the battery’s capacity to reduce with time, which
results in reduced battery range compared to a brand new battery. The batteries should be replaced when
their capacity is less than half of that when they were performing optimally. Please see your dealer about
replacement batteries. If you continue to use an old battery when it should be replaced, it could lead to a
rapid decline in performance.
The battery range will be reduced when driving frequently on a slope or rough terrain, as this leads to
greater consumption of power.
The batteries have a twelve-month warranty covering manufacturing defects. This warranty does not
cover faults due to incorrect battery recharging.
4.3 HOW TO SET FREEWHEEL MODE
Engaged Mode:
Freewheel Mode:
Push the
freewheel lever
down
completely and
the scooter can
be moved
manually. (See
photo left)
Lift the
freewheel lever
up completely
and the scooter
can be driven by
the motor. (See
photo left)
Warning: Never operate the freewheel lever whilst sat on the scooter or on an incline.
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6. BATTERY CHARGING AND CARE
6.1
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Follow the procedure below step by step:
1. Switch the ignition (OFF)
2. Connect the charger’s power cord into the power outlet.
3. Connect the charger’s round plug to the charging socket (the charging socket is located on the left hand
side of the tiller head)
4. Switch the charger on.
5. Both the charger’s red and orange LEDs will be lit when beginning charging. The charging duration is
approximately 10 hours. To ensure optimum performance a 12 – 14 hour charge is recommended.
6. Both the charger’s LEDs will be lit during the charging process. The orange LED will turn green when
bulk charging is complete after which the charger trickle charges the batteries. Trickle charging
optimises the batteries and is necessary to maintain or improve battery performance.
7. Turn off the charger, disconnect the power cord and the round plug from charger socket on the scooter.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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2.
3.
4.
Suggestion
Do not disconnect the charger cord if charging is not completed. The battery life will be seriously
shortened or decayed if the battery is repeatedly used without being fully charged. Therefore be sure to
charge the battery fully every time.
Always complete the charging until the orange LED light turns green. NEVER stop charging before it
is complete.
When fully charged, the battery charger will still trickle charge the battery to ensure optimum range.
If you do not use your scooter for a long time, it should be charged at least every week to keep the
battery in a fully usable condition.
The ambient temperature will affect charging time. Charging time will be longer in the winter.
After charging, do not leave the charger socket plugged in to the scooter, as this will cause a power
drain on the scooter and temporarily reduce its range.
The batteries carry a twelve-month manufacturer's warranty. This warranty only covers issues relating
to manufacturing faults, and not faults relating to failure to recharge the batteries as instructed above.
Should range or power problems arise, please charge your scooter for 24 hours continually and then
retry the scooter.
Attention: Please follow the rules below to avoid accidents while charging.
Please use the Wheeltech 24V charger only, and recharge the battery to its full capacity every time.
You may damage the battery and scooter if you use a charger which is not to the correct
specification.
Never disassemble or modify the charger.
Please charge in a well-ventilated space where it is not directly exposed to the sunlight. Do not
charge in surroundings where it is humid or under rainfall and morning dews.
Do not charge in temperatures less than -10°C or higher than +50°C as the charger may not work
well and the batteries may become damaged.
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Warning
1.
Always ensure the mains lead is fully inserted in to the input socket on the charger.
2.
Keep away from flammable objects whilst charging as it may lead to fire or explosion of the battery.
3.
Do not smoke whilst charging as the battery may release hydrogen gas. Always charge your battery
in a well-ventilated space.
4.
Never connect or disconnect the plug or cord with wet hands whilst charging. Do not connect or
disconnect the plug or cord when they are wet, it may lead to electric shock.
6.2
CHARGER
Both the chargers red and orange LEDs will be lit during charging. The orange LED will turn green when
bulk charging has completed. It is recommended to leave the charger plugged in for at least 2 hours after the
green light has become illuminated. This process will maintain and may increase the performance of the
batteries.
Warning
♦ There is a red LED present on the charger to illustrate operation. If this LED does not illuminate the
charger is faulty, please contact your dealer.
♦ If the battery charger is switched on and no LEDs are lit, check the battery charger fuse.
6.3
BATTERY
♦ Do not expose the battery to temperatures below -10°C or above +50°C when charging or storing the
vehicle. Being out of the above temperature range can cause the battery either to freeze or over heat. This
will damage the batteries and shorten their life.
♦ These batteries are maintenance free and there is no need to inspect the battery liquid or refill with water.
♦ You are required to recharge the batteries on a regular basis. Even if the scooter is stood idle, you should
charge the batteries at least once a week.
Warning
Do not open the battery-sealed cap at any time.
Batteries
The Monami is powered by two deep cycle sealed lead-acid batteries.
The batteries supplied with the scooter are 12V 36ah batteries.
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Charging the Batteries
Using the charger supplied with the scooter, the charging duration is approximately 10 hours.
However, to ensure optimum performance we recommend a 12-14 hour charge.
We also recommend that the batteries are not charged for more than 24 hours.
Cleaning the battery
If water, battery acid, dust or other substances contaminate the batteries, they will discharge quickly. The
batteries supplied with the Monami scooter are sealed and as such are maintenance free. Please follow
the steps below to clean the battery.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Switch the scooter OFF at the ignition.
Remove the seat and dust cover.
Remove the shroud.
Use a clean cloth to wipe off the soiled area.
Take out the battery.
Clean the battery with a clean cloth. If the terminal is covered by white powder, please wipe it clean
using a damp cloth.
Suggestions
If necessary, ask for help from your dealer for advice about maintaining and replacing the battery.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Suggestions
Make sure the terminals are installed properly and put the cover back on.
Do not use the battery to charge telecom equipment or other items.
Battery efficiency will vary with outside conditions and the driving distances will be shorter in the
winter. If the vehicle is not used for a long time, please charge the battery at least every week.
Replace both batteries together.
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7. INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
7.1
DAILY CHECKING
Check the following items before driving. If you find anything abnormal, read this owners handbook then
contact your dealer for further inspection or advice if required.
Item
Handlebar
Speed dial
Wigwag paddle
Motor
Freewheel lever
Battery gauge
Horn
Seat
Tyres
Other
Inspection Content
Is there any looseness?
Can the handlebar turn left and right smoothly?
Can it be rotated freely and does it function correctly?
Does the scooter move when the paddle is operated?
Does the scooter completely stop when the paddle is released?
Does the motor make any abnormal noises?
Does the electromagnetic brake work correctly?
Does the freewheel lever function correctly?
Does the gauge activate when the scooter is switched on?
Is there enough power remaining for your journey?
Does the horn work?
Does the seat swivel correctly and smoothly?
Are there any cracks in the tyres or other tyre damage evident?
Check the tread depth?
Are there any abnormal noises?
Is there any oil leaking from the transaxle?
✦ Attention
Contact your dealer regarding inspection and maintenance should you find anything wrong with the
scooter.
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7.2
REGULAR CHECKING RECORD
To ensure your scooter is correctly serviced take it to your dealer for annual maintenance checks. We also
recommend the scooter is inspected by the dealer after the first month. Your dealer may charge a fee for
this service.
YEAR
Service Dates
Controller
On/off switch
Control Lever
Braking
Recharge point
Batteries
Levels
Connections
Discharge test
Wheels and Tyres
Wear
Pressure
Bearings
Wheel nuts
Motors
Wiring
Noise
Connections
Brake
Brushes
Chassis
Condition
Steering
7.3
1
2
3
4
5
YEAR
Service Dates
Upholstery
Seat
Back
Armrests
Electrics
Connections condition
Lights
Test run
Forwards
Reverse
Emergency stop
Left turn
Right turn
Slope test
Over obstacles
List Items repaired
1
2
3
4
5
TYRES
Tyres
The condition of the tyres depends on how you drive and use your scooter.
Please check the tread depth regularly.
Replace the tyres when the tread depth is less than 0.5mm
Attention
When tread depth is below 0.5mm it can easily lead to vehicle slippage, making braking distances
longer. Therefore replace the tyres as early as possible when they are found to have insufficient tread
depth.
The tyre pressure shall be kept at about 26 PSI (approx. 1.8KG/cm) for the best ride and handling.
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7.4
MAINTENANCE
You must maintain the scooter frequently if you tend to drive on grass, sand, and gravel or in other
adverse environments.
Do not use water, oil or other chemical solution to clean your scooter. Be sure NOT to spray the scooter
with a hose or tap as this may cause damage to electronic componentry and the scooter controller.
Please take the scooter to authorised dealers for repairs and adjustments. Improper adjustments could
lead to an accident and/or scooter malfunction.
Please use a soft, wrung dry cloth to keep your scooter tidy and dust-free. Use natural or mild detergent
to clean the scooter.
Attention
When conducting maintenance of your vehicle, please turn the power switch to OFF and remove the
charger cords
Suggestions
♦ Do not splash water directly to wash your scooter as this could lead to malfunction of the system
electrics.
♦ Do not use petrol, solvents or vaporizing solution as these may deform or damage the shrouds.
♦ Do not use wax.
7.5
STORAGE
Ensure the scooter is stored under the following conditions:
Ensure the seat is set in the ‘forward’ position
Ensure the scooter is switched off
Ensure the charger is disconnected when not in use
Suggestion
Please store the scooter in a location where it is out of direct sunlight, rain, or dew. When storing for a
long time, please charge the battery to full power and then disconnect the battery terminal. For more
details contact to your dealer.
7.6
MOVING ABOUT
♦ Switch off the power with the ignition key before moving. Always dismount from the scooter before
moving.
♦ Lift the scooter by the chassis, and not by the bumpers. Lifting the scooters by the bumper could
cause damage or injury.
♦ For your safety, always ask for help if required. You will need two people when moving or lifting the
scooter whole.
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8. TROUBLESHOOTING AND SPECIFICATION
8.1
DISASSEMBLING THE SCOOTER
The scooter can be disassembled into five pieces, the seat (weight 15.3kg), the front section (weight 21.8kg),
the rear section (weight 17.9kg), and two batteries (weight 11.2kg each) without any tools. Please follow the
steps and photographs below:
1. Switch off the scooter, unscrew 2. Lift up the rear shroud to
the seat hand wheel and remove remove. Disconnect the rear lamp
seat. Be careful not to let the seat connector to allow this.
post drop when removing.
3. Disconnect the batteries by
disconnecting the two red
connectors and two black
connectors.
4. Undo the Velcro straps and
remove batteries.
5. Loosen the tiller adjustment
knob and fold down the tiller and
retighten knob.
6. Remove the lock pin located to
the rear of the seat post and
between the batteries.
7. Unplug the front-to-rear
harnesses. On the Vitesse 8 only,
remove the ‘R’ clip and pin
attaching the rear cable brake.
8. Press down on the rear bumper
to pivot the scooter’s rear section
upwards until the rear section is
standing vertically on its rear
bumper.
9. Lift the front section until the
lower pegs are no longer in the
curved locking brackets. Carefully
lift the front section away from the
rear section.
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8.2 ASSEMBLING THE SCOOTER
Suggestions
The assembly process is essentially the disassembly process in reverse. First study the text and photographs
in the disassembly procedure before re-assembling the scooter.
1. Position the front and rear sections of the scooter.
2. Align the lower curved locking brackets of the front section with the corresponding pegs on the front of
the rear section.
3. Holding the seat post, slowly pivot the rear section forward until the curved locking brackets are fully
connected on to the top rear pegs.
4. Secure the lock pin in to the pin hole
5. Loosen the tiller adjustment knob, raise the tiller to the desired position, and then tighten the tiller
adjustment knob.
6. Reinstall the batteries and secure them with the Velcro strap.
7. Connect the front-to-rear harnesses and battery cables.
8. Reinstall the rear shroud.
9. Replace the seat and rotate it until it locks in to its correct position.
Warning
After assembling the scooter, make absolutely certain the tiller adjustment knob is fully tightened.
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING AND SPECIFICATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
You can inspect the scooter using the checklist below before consulting your dealer. If you cannot solve
the problem by yourself contact your dealer.
Symptom
Remedy
The scooter will not switch on.
• Recharge the batteries.
• Check / reset the circuit breaker in the scooter.
• Check the battery and loom connections.
The scooter switches on, but the • Ensure there is enough power in the batteries. If not, recharge the
scooter will not move.
batteries.
• Ensure the freewheel lever is engaged in the DRIVE position.
The scooter appears slow.
• Check the battery power level and recharge.
• Check the speed dial is not set to slow
• Check the indoor / outdoor switch setting (Vitesse and Vitesse 8)
The seat turns when in operation
• Slowly rotate the seat until it drops in to place and is secure
The tiller handlebar appears loose
• Tight the tiller adjustment handle to secure the handlebar.
Horn sounds involuntarily and • Ensure the wigwag paddle is released.
power eye flashes (this means the • Switch the scooter off and on using the ignition key.
scooter has automatically detected
• Recharge the battery.
a fault and will not drive)
• If the problem persists, contact your dealer.
Power eye flashes whilst driving.
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• Control box has detected that battery voltage is below volts (low
power). Fully recharge as soon as possible.
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Monami
Dimensions (L x W x H)
Total Weight
Battery
Motor
Control system
Drive system
Brake system
Monami Vitesse
Monami Vitesse 8
125cm x 57cm x 94cm / 49” x 22½” x 37”
78kg (172lb)
79kg (174lb)
80kg (176lb)
2No. 12V 36ah (compliant with IATA special provision A67)
350W 24V DC
470W 24V DC
500W 24V DC
PG S-Drive 70A
PG S-Drive 70A
Dynamics Rhino 110A
Direct drive to rear wheels (with transaxle)
Electromagnetic (EM) and regenerative
EM and regenerative.
Secondary cable brake.
Turning radius
110cm / 43¼”
Front / rear tyre
4No. 3.0-4 grey pneumatic (25cm x 10cm / 10” x 4”)
Charger
Maximum speed
4A 24V DC
4mph / 6.4kph
6mph / 9.7kph
Climbing angle
8° / 1 in 7
Cruising range
20 miles / 32 km
Maximum user weight
135kg / 21 stone
8mph / 12kph
Note:
• Maximum driving distance (cruising range) is based on an ambient temperature of 20°C, a 100kg
driver and a battery which has reached optimum capacity, a constant driving speed of 4mph / 6kph
with 70% battery power discharged.
• When a battery is new off-the-shelf it is approximately two-thirds of its optimum capabilities.
During the first 3 – 6 months of use the batteries will improve to a peak point at which they will
remain for 50% - 60% of their expected lifespan (if maintained and charged correctly, as
described in this manual). At this point the batteries will begin to deteriorate until they will require
replacing. It is for this reason that the batteries must be correctly charged at all times else the peak
point reached may not be the batteries’ optimum capacity and their lifespan may be dramatically
reduced.
• The manufacturer reserves the right to modify the specification if necessary. The final
specification is subject to the individual scooter your purchase from your dealer.
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10. WARRANTY
10.1
VIN (VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER)
To ensure the correct after sales service and warranty service support, please write down the vehicle
identification number on the plate attached the rear left-hand side of the scooter frame (by the anti-tip
wheel). Also note down the details of the Medicare Technology dealer who sold the scooter.
Model
………..
VIN #.
……………… Motor serial #:
……………….. Key #:
………….
Medicare Technology Authorized Service Agent Details:
Name
Address
Tel
Postcode
10.2
WARRANTY CONDITIONS
There is a comprehensive twelve-month warranty from the date on which your new scooter is delivered.
The warranty covers the scooter for repairs or replacement during this period. For more detail, please see
the Warranty Conditions below.
Warranty Conditions:
1.
Any work or replacement part installation must be carried out by an authorized Medicare Technology dealer / service agent.
2.
To apply the warranty should your scooter require attention please contact the designated service agent listed above.
3.
Should any part of the scooter require repair or full or part replacement, as a result of a manufacturing or material defect within twelve
months of receiving the scooter, replacement parts will be supplied free of charge.
4.
Any repaired or replaced parts will be covered by this warranty for the balance of the warranty period on the scooter.
5.
Parts replaced after the original warranty has expired will by covered by a three months warranty.
6.
Consumable items supplied will not generally be covered during the normal warranty period unless such items require repair or
replacement clearly as a direct result of a manufacturing or material defect.
Note:
This guarantee is not transferable
Such items include (among others):
upholstery, tyres and batteries.
7.
The above warranty conditions apply to brand new scooter purchased at the full retail price. Scooters supplied as secondhand by
Medicare Technology normally carry a six-month warranty. If you are unsure whether your scooter is covered, check with the service
agent.
8.
Under normal circumstances, no responsibility will be accepted where the scooter has failed as a direct result of:
a)
The scooter part not having been maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
b)
Failure to use the manufacturer’s specified parts
c)
The scooter or part having been damaged due to neglect, accident or improper use
d)
The scooter or part having been altered from the manufacturer’s specifications or repairs having been attempted before the service
agent is notified
Please note your local service agent’s contact details in the box above. In the event of your scooter requiring attention, contact them and give
all relevant details so they can act quickly.
The manufacturer reserves the right to alter without notices any weights, measurements or other technical data shown in this manual. All
figures, measurements and capacities shown in this manual are approximate and do not constitute specifications.
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NOTES AND ADDITIONS
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