Alber Scalamobil iQ S31 Operating instructions

Gebrauchsanweisung
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Operating Instructions for the
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Instructions d'utilisation du
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Instrucciones de manejo del
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Istruzioni per l'uso del
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Instruktionsbok
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
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Service Center
35.0001.4.99.02
Ulrich Alber GmbH
Vor dem Weißen Stein 21
72461 Albstadt-Tailfingen
Telefon (07432) 2006-0
Telefax (07432) 2006-299
www.ulrich-alber.de
An Werktagen von
08.00 - 12.00 Uhr
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Deutschland
Das scalamobil S30 ist klassifiziert
als Gerät Typ B.
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Table of Contents
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Introduction
1.1 Standard delivery schedule
1.2 Technical data
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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Control Components
On/Off button
Direction of travel switch
Horizontal axle
Driving switch
Battery
Control compartment
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3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
Initial Operation
Safety of the wheelchair occupant
Safety instructions
Performance check before operation
Mounting to the wheelchair
Height adjustment
Removal from the wheelchair
Removing the handlebars
Mounting the handlebars
Carrying handle
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4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
Operation
General instructions
Upstairs
Downstairs
Single step switch
Special feature soft step
Operation on winding stairs
Operating feature for scalacombi
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5.1
5.2
5.3
Care and Maintenance
Information on the battery
Care
Maintenance
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Quick help in case of faults
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Warranty and liability
7.1 Warranty
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Disposal/recycling
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Index
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1
Congratulations,
with the acquisition of the
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you chose a powerful, dependable and multifunctional
stairclimbing device of superior technology. With the help
of the highly flexible scalamobil you will experience an
entirely new dimension of mobility. In this respect you will
have great pleasure with the scalamobil, and, appropriately
operated, it will soon prove indispensable to you.
Please read the user’s manual carefully to get to know the
scalamobil and its variety of functions. Some steps of
operation may look complicated at first, but you will see
that after a free of charge training session by your
representative the operation will turn out to be effortless
and easy.
Your
-representative is going to walk you through
each step of operation and will answer all further questions
that may arise. In addition, the
representatives will
be happy to help you with any problems you might have.
The
-team wishes you a lot of fun with the
.
Please note the following
safety instructions!
In the interest of your safety, the scalamobil may only be
used by people who:
· have been trained to use the scalamobil
appropriately,
· are capable of climbing stairs backwards,
· are capable of lifting at least 20 % of their
own weight
· are in good physical shape and psychologically
stable.
The efficiency of the scalamobil may be affected by
electromagnetic fields, generated for example, by mobile
telephones. The scalamobil, therefore, should be switched
off if mobile telephones are being used in the close vicinity
of the wheelchair.
If the wheelchair with additional scalamobil is subsequently
equipped with an e·fix or viamobil it must be noted that
the driving properties of the scalamobil may be altered
radically due to the potentially changed center of mass
when climbing stairs.
The scalamobil can also affect other equipment such as
theft-proof cabinets in departmental stores.
The training session on how to operate the scalamobil
properly is part of the delivery package and free of charge.
It is done at your convenience by your
-representative.
Do not use the scalamobil before you
participated in the training session.
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1.1
Delivery Package
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· standard scalamobil S30 IQ
Optional Accessories:
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· X6-scalaport
-charger BC 2401A
· Operating instructions
· X3-scala-chair
· upper bolt
· headrest
· lower bolt
· anti tippers
It is standard that the upper bolt [15] and the lower bolt
[16] are attached to the scalamobil and already adjusted
to the wheelchair by
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· safety belt
· spare batteries
the
Your wheelchair must be equipped with special
fixtures to attach the scalamobil. If this is not
the case, please contact your dealer or one of
-representatives.
Essential Parts
(Please open out the overview diagram in the front cover)
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Gripping loop
Driving switch
On/Off button
Display element
Lock for the horizontal axle
Helix cable plus plug
Plug
Adjustment knobs for the height of the handlebars
Fastening screws for the handlebars
Electronic unit
Connecting socket for the charger
Single step switch
Rotation regulator
Housing
Upper bolts
Lower bolts
Outer wheels
Inner wheels
Brakes
Locking pin
Upper holding device
Lower holding device
Direction of travel switch
Charger plug
Battery housing locking mechanism
Control compartment cover
Driving program selection switch
Carrying handle
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1.2
Technical Data
scalamobil S30
Height of the power unit:
Height of the power unit:
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Width of the power unit:
Total height,
stowed handlebars:
Total width:
Weight with batteries:
Weight without batteries:
Weight without handlebars:
Maximum weight
of passenger:
Voltage:
Climbing speed:
Capacity with a
fully charged battery:
Minimum step depth:
Maximum step height:
Technical data – battery
445 mm
(with the clamping device)
360 mm
(without the clamping device)
375 mm
Type of battery:
Battery capacity:
Battery dimensions:
Maximum current:
Sealed lead gel battery
3,3 Ah
134 x 67 x 61 mm
15 A
Technical data – charger
1140 mm
480 mm
24,5 kg
21,8 kg
19,3 kg
120 kg
24 V
adjustable,
6-18 steps/minute
up to 300 steps
110 mm
200 mm
Designation/type:
Input voltage:
Nominal output voltage:
Charging current:
Charging process:
Use:
BC 2401A
100-240 V
24 V
1A
IU0U
Only in conjunction with the
above mentioned battery
All of the scalamobil’s electrical components are protected
against dampness, humidity, and water splashes.
Due to continuous development, we reserve the right for
design changes.
The scalamobil complies with the EC regulation for medical
products 93/42/EEC and 89/366/EEC electromagnetic compatibility.
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Control Components
Note the following indications:
Arrow forwards, steady green light:
”Descending staircase” mode is activated.
(To change over to “Ascending staircase” mode
move the direction of travel switch [22] on the
left handle cover; see chapter 2.2)
2.1
On/Off button
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Arrow backwards, steady green light:
”Ascending staircase” mode is activated.
(To change over to “Descending staircase” mode
move the direction of travel switch [22] on the
left handle cover; see chapter 2.2)
Arrow forwards or backwards, flashing slowly green:
Little residual capacity left in the batteries.
It is recommended that no staircase ascent be
attempted. The batteries must be re-charged at
once!
The scalamobil is switched on or off by pressing the On/Off
button [3]. When switching on the display element [4]
simultaneously shows the last direction of travel selected
on the direction of travel switch [22] and the state of
charge of the battery.
In order to protect the batteries, the scalamobil
is automatically switched off if it has not been
in use for 5 minutes. At the same time the light
symbols in the display element [4] go out.
The On/Off button [3] must be pressed again to re-start
the scalamobil.
Arrow forwards, flashing rapidly green, and square
shows steady red light:
The battery capacity is almost completely
exhausted. The scalamobil can only travel
downwards (emergency state). The driving switch
[2] must be switched to the direction “Descending
staircase”.
Only steady red light shows in the square:
The battery capacity is completely exhausted.
The scalamobil is unable to move.
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2.2
Direction of travel switch
With the direction of travel switch [22] you choose the
direction in which you want to go on the staircase.
Pushing the direction of travel switch
[22] forwards activates “Descending
staircase”.
At the same time the selected
direction of travel is shown on the
display element [4] by a green arrow
(forwards).
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Pushing the direction of travel switch
[22] backwards activates “Ascending
staircase”.
At the same time the selected
direction of travel is shown on the
display element [4] by a green arrow
(backwards).
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Always keep an eye on the level of charge of
the batteries in the display element [4] and
re-charge them in good time. If after charging
the batteries it is still not possible to operate the unit
then please contact your
representative.
2.3
Lock For the Horizontal Axle [5]
The lock for the horizontal axle is essential for climbing
extremely spiral staircases with the scalamobil. The handlebars can be shifted from their regular position either
completely to the right or to the left.
Handle in the middle
(normal position).
· pull the adjustment knob [5] upward to unlock the safety
mechanism.
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· push the grips in the desired position; the adjustment
knob locks automatically.
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Before operation, please make sure
that the lock has fastened.
Pull the adjustment
button up; safety
mechanism is
disengaged.
Push handle into the
desired position (locking
device automatically reengages).
2.4
Driving Switch [2]
After switching on and selecting the desired direction of
travel (see chapter 2.1 and 2.2) the scalamobil is set in
motion with the driving switch [2] .
· Through constant pressure on the driving switch [2] the
scalamobil moves in the selected direction.
· Releasing the driving switch [2] causes the scalamobil to
stop instantly.
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· When single-step switch is activated (see chapter 2.6.1),
the scalamobil travels one complete climbing cycle over
a single step and then stops.
· The driving switch [2] then has to be released and pressed
again to travel up the next step.
· When single-step switch is not activated a continuous
operation takes place until the driving switch [2] is
released.
2.5 Battery
2.5.1
Charging the battery
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Your scalamobil is equipped with a set of high-performance
batteries, that permit up to 300 steps to be traveled.
After each use of the scalamobil the batteries should be
re-charged, however, to avoid an unintentional standstill
on the staircase due to empty batteries.
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· First insert the plug from the charger [23] into the socket
[11] of the battery pack.
· Then connect the charger to a mains socket in the wall.
· During the charging cycle the LED display on the charger
shows a steady red light.
· Once the charging procedure is complete the red LED on
the charger flashes.
During the charging cycle the scalamobil is automatically
switched off.
After charging the batteries pull the plug [23] out of the
charger socket [11].
Please make sure that the batteries are recharged every time after the scalamobil has
been used. If the scalamobil is not in use, then
the batteries should always be connected to the charger.
The
mains charger automatically switches to charge
maintenance once the batteries are fully charged. It is
therefore not possible to overload or damage the batteries.
Please also observe the instructions contained in the
operating manual that comes with the charger.
2.5.2
Removing the battery
Normally the battery integrated into the scalamobil housing
does not need to be removed.
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If, however, you wish to re-charge the battery during a trip
in the car, for example, then you can take it out entirely.
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· Press the locking mechanism [24] on the battery housing
downwards.
· Pull the battery out of the scalamobil housing.
· When the battery is re-inserted into the scalamobil
housing, the locking mechanism [24] engages
automatically.
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Additional batteries can be obtained from
as accessories.
2.6
Control compartment
2.6.1
Single Step Switch [12]
In the control compartment underneath the battery are the
button for activating the single-step switch [12], the
rotation regulator [13] and a driving program selection
switch [26]. In order to access the control elements you
just need to swing the cover [25] downwards.
To activate the single step mode you press the single step
switch. Read more about this function in chapter 4.4.
Inward position: single step switch turned on
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Outward position: single step switch turned off
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2.6.2
Rotation Regulator [13]
With the rotation regulator you can adjust the climbing
speed to your liking. The lowest speed is 6 steps per minute
at position 1 of the switch; the highest speed comes to 16
steps per minute at position 6.
Under no circumstances must you turn the rotary
switch to the right of the single-step switch
[12]. This was adjusted by the specialist dealer
to exactly suit your staircase. Improper adjustment to
this switch may result in functional problems with your
scalamobil.
New users should avoid the highest speed when
they first learn how to operate the scalamobil
until they are used to handle the device safely.
2.6.3
Driving program selection switch [26]
When it is delivered to you, the scalamobil is individually
set to meet your requirements by an
representative.
Amongst other things, parameters such as the height of the
steps on the staircase that you use is permanently stored
as “Home staircase mode”.
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If you travel up or down a staircase other than the one
stored in the device, then you can temporarily deactivate
the programmed setting by pressing the driving program
selection switch [26]. The scalamobil will then operate
using the factory setting or “Other staircase mode”.
If you then wish to revert to the preset staircase, place the
driving program selection switch [26] back to the “Home
staircase mode” setting.
For further details on these modes of operation, please
representative.
contact your
Switch pressed in: Home staircase mode activated
Switch not pressed in: Other staircase mode activated
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Initial Operation
3.1
Safety of the wheelchair occupant
The first priority while climbing stairs is always the safety
and comfort of the occupant.
Therefore, please follow the safety instructions listed in
chapter 3.2 and the recommendations made in the training
session carefully.
In addition, the following situations may arise occasionally:
· In case the occupant feels ill while climbing stairs, stop
climbing and take care of the occupant.
· In case the occupant has back problems, reduce the
climbing speed. The scalamobil’s wheels touch down more
softly and the entire climbing process becomes more
agreeable to the occupant’s needs.
· During the climbing process some occupants may feel a
tension in the neck. In such cases it is advisable to attach
an additional headrest to the scalamobil.
· In principle every climbing process has to be completed.
However, if the situation arises and you must interrupt
the climbing process, lay the scalamobil with the attached
wheelchair backwards on the stairs. Due to the safety
brakes, it is impossible that the scalamobil rolls over the
edge of the step.
· During the staircase mounting procedure the wheelchair
occupant should be in a quiet and relaxed state of mind.
If he should for some reason (e.g. due to his state of
health) exercise violent movements, then travel on the
staircase should be interrupted at once. Rest the scalamobil
with the attached wheelchair on the steps and calm down
the occupant before proceeding with the travel.
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3.2
Safety Instructions
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· Only persons who participated in a training session may
operate the scalamobil.
Make sure that no extraneous particles (e.g. pebbles) get
into the power unit or the brakes.
· The scalamobil may only be used with specially adjusted
wheelchairs and/or accessories.
If the wheelchair with additional scalamobil is subsequently
equipped with an e·fix or viamobil it must be noted that
the driving properties of the scalamobil may be altered
radically due to the potentially changed center of mass
when climbing stairs.
· Never use the scalamobil inside on wet, slippery, waxed
surfaces or on loose rugs or carpets.
· Never use the scalamobil outside on wet, slick or icy
grounds.
· Use the scalamobil exclusively on staircases with a step
depth of a minimum of 11 cm and a maximum step height
of 20 cm.
· Please wear dry, non-skidding, closed footwear when
climbing stairs with the scalamobil.
· Never release the handlebars while operating the scalamobil
on stairs.
· Never touch the turning wheels when you climb stairs or
clean the device.
You may never use the scalamobil in the
vicinity of inflammable gases.
3.3
Performance Check Before Operation
Due to operating safety, you should check the scalamobil’s
brakes before each use, (the check is done without the
wheelchair).
Further, you should only use the scalamobil with fully
charged batteries.
· Please check whether the adjustment knobs [8] to adjust
the height of the handlebars are tightly fastened.
· Switch the unit on as described in chapter 2.1 and place
the direction of travel switch [22] in the position “Up”
(arrow symbol ).
· Put the scalamobil on the outer set of wheels by pressing
the driving switch [2], (the single step mode is not
activated).
· Push the scalamobil to the edge of the stairs.
The safety brakes at the outer wheels must lock now; the
scalamobil is not supposed to go over the edge of the stairs.
· Pull the scalamobil back from the stairs’ edge.
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· Place the direction of travel switch [22] in the position
“Down” (arrow symbol )
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· Place the scalamobil on the inner pair of wheels by
pressing the driving switch [2] during deactivated singlestep switching.
· Push the scalamobil to the edge of the stairs’ again.
The safety brakes at the inner wheels must lock now; the
scalamobil is not supposed to go over the edge of the stairs.
If all four brakes work correctly, you may attach the
scalamobil to the wheelchair as described in chapter 3.4.
In case not all four brakes lock, do not use the
scalamobil. Please contact your
representative immediately.
3.4
Mounting to the Wheelchair
In order to mount the scalamobil to your wheelchair, it has
to be equipped with a special
-holding device. If this
device has not been attached to your wheelchair yet, your
dealer, or the
-representative delivering the scalamobil
will do so.
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· Remove the locking pins [19] from the upper bracket [20].
· Make sure that the wheels of your wheelchair are locked
with their brakes so that the wheelchair does not move.
· Set the rotation regulator [13] at the lowest climbing
speed (position 1).
· Align all four wheels of the scalamobil by pressing the
driving switch [2].
· Move the lower bolts [16] into the lower hooks of the
holding device [21]; make sure that the scalamobil is in
the middle of the wheelchair.
· Place the direction of travel switch [22] in the “Upwards“
position (see chapter 2.1) and press the driving switch
[2] so long until the upper mount [15] catches in the
mounting forks of the bracket [20].
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· lock the upper holding device [20] with the locking pin
[19]. Unlock the locking pin by pushing in its center with
your thumb, then drive the locking pin all the way into
the holding device.
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In order to begin climbing stairs, you need to unlock the
brakes of your wheelchair’s back wheels and remove the
wheels. See chapter 4 on how to climb stairs.
If you want to continue driving with your wheelchair on
level ground, once more align the wheels of the scalamobil
in a parallel position by pushing the driving switch [2].
Then unlock the brakes of the wheelchair. The scalamobil
is attached to the wheelchair and ready to use, but it does
not hinder the wheelchair’s regular operation.
Use only the original
-locking pins, tested
for their safety, to secure the upper holding
device. The
locking pins are part of the
delivery package. If you lose them, never replace the
locking pins by nails, screws or the like. Do not touch
the wheels of the scalamobil ever when the latter is in
operation.
3.5
Height Adjustment of the Handlebars
In order to use the scalamobil comfortably, the height of
the handlebars can be adjusted.
· Turn the adjustment knobs [8] approximately one rotation
counter clockwise.
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· Put the handles into the desired position.
· Retighten the adjustment knobs [8].
The adjustment range above ground lies between
1.15 m and 1.55 m. Ideally the grips should
be at breast-height of the person operating the
scalamobil. Only use the scalamobil with the locking
grips tightly fastened.
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3.6
Removal from the Wheelchair
To remove the scalamobil from the wheelchair you first need
to attach its big wheels again.
· Turn the rotation regulator [13] to the lowest climbing
speed (position 1).
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· Place the direction of travel switch [22] in the position
“Downwards” (see chapter 2.1) and press the driving
switch [2] so long until the outer wheels of the scalamobil
lift the wheelchair.
· Insert the wheelchair’s wheels into their fittings.
· Lock the wheelchair’s wheels with its brakes so that the
wheelchair cannot be moved.
· Remove the
-locking pins [19] from the forks of the
upper holding device [20] by pressing your thumb on the
center of the pin while simultaneously taking it out with
your middle and index finger.
· Place all 4 scalamobil wheels in a parallel position by
pressing the driving switch [2] (The unit lowers itself,
the wheelchair comes to rest on its wheels).
· Remove the scalamobil from underneath the wheelchair.
· Re-insert the locking pins [19] into the mounting fork of
the upper bracket [20].
Please make sure that the wheelchair’s wheels
are securely locked into their fittings.
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3.7
Removal of the Handlebars
If necessary, for instance when transporting the scalamobil
in your car, the handlebars can be completely removed.
· Push the grips together (see chapter 3.5), so that they
take up a minimum of space.
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· Unplug the plug [7] on top of the housing.
· Loosen the fastening screws [9] located on the side; turn
them until they nearly come loose.
· Lift out the entire handlebars.
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3.8
Mounting the Handlebars
3.9
Carrying handle
· Push the handlebars into their fixtures.
· Screw on the fastening screws [9], and make sure that
they are tight.
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· Put the plug [7] into its socket on top of the housing.
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· Adjust the height of the handlebars so that the person
operating the scalamobil can easily handle the device
(see chapter 3.5 height adjustment of the handlebars).
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After you have removed the handle as described in the last
chapter, you can fold out the carrying handle [27] that is
integrated into the housing, in order to be able to transport
the scalamobil.
If the carrying handle [27] is no longer in use, then fold
it back into the housing.
When transporting the scalamobil in the car it is recommended
to remove the battery (see chapter 2.5.2).
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Operation
4.1
General instructions
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When it is delivered to you, the scalamobil is individually
set by the
representative to meet your requirements,
particularly to the staircase on which you will be using it.
Please make sure that you allow your
representative
to explain all the possible scalamobil settings to you when
you are being instructed in the operation of the device.
If required, you may also change the driving speed (see
chapter 2.6.2) of the scalamobil, and activate and deactivate
the driving program (see chapter 2.6.3) and the single-step
switch (see chapter 4.4).
The direction of movement of the scalamobil can only be
changed when it is at a standstill, i.e. not whilst it is in
motion on the stairs, using the direction of movement
switch [22].
However, if the direction of movement is changed during
travel, then the change does not take effect until the driving
swich [2] has been released and pressed again.
There is a sensor integrated into the scalamobil which, only
during the ascent of a staircase, constantly compares the
inclination of the device to the preset ideal position. If the
deviation is too great (only in “home staircase mode”) the
scalamobil climbs to the next step and stops there. Further
travel is then only allowed if you reset the correct angle
of inclination (by going to the next step up, for example).
Depending on the programming undertaken by the
representative, further movement may then occur either by
keeping the driving switch [2] depressed or by releasing
and re-pressing the driving switch [2].
During the training on the scalamobil, carried
out by your specialist dealer or
representative, you will get more information
regarding the ideal angle of inclination for climbing
stairs.
4.2
Upstairs (single step switch is not activated)
Before each climbing process there must be a
performance check (see chapter 3.3).
· Move up two steps above the level of the wheelchair.
· Pull the scalamobil against the lowest step.
In order to climb stairs, you need to remove the back wheels
of your wheelchair. First you attach the scalamobil to your
wheelchair as described in chapter 3.4.
Then you do as follows:
· Push the direction of travel switch [22] back (also see
chapter 2.1).
· If you have not done so already, turn on the scalamobil
by pressing the On/Off button [3].
· Align all four wheels of the scalamobil by pressing the
driving switch [2].
· Adjust the handlebars to breast height of the person
operating the scalamobil (see chapter 3.5).
· Tilt the scalamobil plus wheelchair backwards and towards
you.
· You have reached an ideal position when you feel hardly
any pressure forward or backward accordingly.
· Drive the scalamobil backward to the stairway.
· Push the driving switch [2]; the scalamobil begins
climbing. (As soon as you release the driving switch [2],
the climbing process is interrupted immediately; the
wheels stand still).
The inner pair of wheels touches down on the first step.
At the same time the scalamobil with the attached wheelchair
is lifted. As soon as all four wheels are in a parallel position
once more, the first step has been climbed – the climbing
cycle has been completed.
When climbing regular stairs with standard depth, you may
push the driving switch [2] continuously (recommended for
skilled users only) and climb step after step without
interruption.
When climbing stairs with an extremely high depth, interrupt
the climbing process until you have pulled both pairs of
wheels in parallel position to the next step’s edge.
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Once you have reached the top of the stairs, pull the
scalamobil plus wheelchair as far back that the wheelchair’s
front wheels are securely on the floor. In no instance are
they to jut out of the step’s edge!
The wheels of the scalamobil are now in parallel position.
In this combination, scalamobil plus wheelchair, you may
cross short distances within your house. However, for further
distances or for use outside, we recommend that you attach
the wheelchair’s big wheels (see chapter 3.6).
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When the scalamobil is attached to the wheelchair, the
center of gravity of the whole mechanism shifts backward.
Thus, before the patient gets out of the wheelchair either
remove the scalamobil or by pushing the driving switch [2]
advance the outer wheels [17a] until they touch the floor
to function as an additional support.
During the climbing process always pull the
scalamobil towards you. Also the scalamobil
plus wheelchair needs to remain in the same
tilted, balanced position all the time. Never
release the grips of the scalamobil!
While you use the scalamobil on stairs you need
to make sure that the wheelchair driver sits
upright and leans on the wheelchair’s back. He
further needs to put his feet on the foot rests.
4.3
Downstairs (the single step switch is not activated)
Before each climbing process there must be a
performance check (see chapter 3.3)
· Advance slowly to the edge of the stairs until the automatic
brakes grip blocking any further advancement.
When you climb downstairs, you also need to remove the
wheels of your wheelchair (see chapter 3.4).
Then do as follows:
· Push the driving switch [2]; the scalamobil begins to
descend the stairs. (If you release the driving switch [2],
the climbing mechanism is interrupted immediately; the
wheels come to a standstill).
· Push the direction of travel switch [22] forwards (also
see chapter 2.1)
· If you have not done so already, turn on the scalamobil
by pressing the On/Off button [3].
· Align all four wheels of the scalamobil by pushing the
driving switch [2].
· Adjust the handlebars to breast height of the person
operating the scalamobil. (also see chapter 3.5).
· Tilt the scalamobil with the attached wheelchair toward
you and balance it out.
· You have reached an ideal position when you hardly feel
any pressure forward or backward accordingly.
While the inner pair of wheels remains on the upper step,
the outer pair of wheels descends to the following step.
Simultaneously the scalamobil plus attached wheelchair
moves down. As soon as all four wheels are in a parallel
position again, you climbed down one step, the climbing
cycle has been finished.
When descending regular stairs with standard depth, you
may push the driving switch [2] continuously climbing down
step after step without interruption (recommended for
skilled users only).
When descending stairs with an extremely high depth, you
should interrupt the descending process until you have
pushed the pairs of wheels (in parallel position) forward to
the edge of the following step.
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While descending stairs always push the
scalamobil slightly forward, away from you,
until the brakes grip on the edge of the following
step. Also the scalamobil needs to remain tilted
approximately in the same angle. Finally, never release
the grips of the scalamobil!
When you reached the end of the stairs, push the scalamobil
with the attached wheelchair away from the stairs. The
scalamobil’s wheels are still in parallel position. In this
combination, scalamobil plus wheelchair, you may cross
short distances in your house or apartment.
However, for further distances or for use outside, we
recommend to remount the wheelchair’s big wheels (see
chapter 3.6).
When the scalamobil is attached to the wheelchair, the
whole mechanism’s center of gravity shifts backwards. Thus,
before the occupant gets out of the wheelchair, either
remove the scalamobil or by pushing the driving switch [2],
advance the scalamobil’s outer pair of wheels [17a] until
they touch the floor and function as an additional support.
4.4
Climbing Stairs in Single Step Mode
In chapters 4.2 and 4.3 you have been introduced in detail
to the individual steps to climb stairs safely. By pushing
the driving switch [2] continuously the scalamobil’s wheels
begin moving; releasing the switch results in the immediate
standstill of the wheels. A continuous use is also possible
simply by keeping the driving switch [2] pressed.
When you activate the single step switch [12], the climbing
process is slightly different:
· Pushing the driving switch [2] permanently also results
in the rotation of the scalamobil’s wheels; however, after
one full rotation they automatically come to the correct
parallel position, even if you still press the driving switch
[2].
· To continue climbing or descending you need to release
the driving switch [2] and push it continuously once more
to initiate the scalamobil’s next climbing cycle.
When you need to climb spiral stairs, the single step mode
is particularly useful. As stated in chapter 4.6, there it is
indispensable to advance the scalamobil’s outer wheels to
the edge of the following step. When you activate the single
step switch, you automatically prevent an erroneous initiation
of the climbing cycle before the scalamobil’s wheels are all
the way at the edge. Therefore, the climbing and descending
becomes even safer for both the person operating the
scalamobil and the person being transported.
For persons unskilled in operating the scalamobil, we
recommend to activate the single step switch also for
climbing regular stairs.
If you continuously push the driving switch [2],
the wheels complete one rotation. As soon as
you release the driving switch [2] the wheels
come to a standstill, also when the single step is
activated.
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4.5
Special Soft Step Function
4.6
Operation on Winding Stairs
The Soft Step feature is integrated into the scalamobil
control program and activated in the factory settings. If
desired, your
representative can deactivate the
function.
In principle the operation of the scalamobil climbing or
descending winding stairs follows the analogous steps
described in chapter 4.2 and 4.3. Also the same safety
instructions apply. However, we would like to call your
attention to the following particular characteristics, since
the inside wheels cross a shorter distance than the outside
wheels.
When Soft Step is activated, and depending on the selected
driving speed, the rotation speed of the scalamobil motor
decreases just before the wheels come to rest on a step.
Once this has been surmounted, the motor increases its
speed of rotation again until just before the next step is
reached. This movement procedure produces a softer landing
of the scalamobil wheels on the steps of the staircase,
resulting in the wheelchair occupant noticing a much gentler
course of movement.
4.6.1
Upstairs
· If you have not done so already, turn on the scalamobil
by pressing the On/Off button [3].
· Advance the scalamobil’s four wheels so that they touch
the edge of the step.
· Place the direction of travel switch [22] in the “Up”
position (arrow symbol ) and press the driving switch
[2]. The scalamobil descends one step.
· Release the driving switch [2] when all four wheels of
the scalamobil are in a parallel position; the climbing
process is interrupted.
· Advance to the next step by pulling the outer wheels
backward until they touch the edge of the following step.
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4.6.2
Downstairs
· If you have not done so already, turn on the scalamobil
by pressing the On/Off button [3].
· Advance the scalamobil to the edge of the step so that
all four wheels touch the latter.
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· Place the direction of travel switch [22] in the “Down”
position (arrow symbol ) and press the driving switch
[2]. The scalamobil descends one step.
· Release the driving switch [2] when all four wheels of
the scalamobil are in a parallel position; the climbing
process is interrupted.
· Advance the scalamobil to the next step by pushing the
outer wheels forward until they touch the edge of the
following step.
· Begin the next climbing cycle as soon as the brakes grip
on the step’s edge.
Recommendation:
since the climbing process must be interrupted on each
step, we recommend to activate the single step switch (see
chapter 4.4).
If necessary you may shift the handlebars
horizontally to gain more space on your left or
right side, be it the wall or the handrail (see
chapter 2.3).
4.7
Diverging operating feature for scalacombi
The following information relates exclusively
to the scalacombi S31 with integrated seating
unit, not to the scalamobil S30
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The scalacombi possesses almost identical technical features
to the scalamobil S30, but differs from it in the one staircase
climbing function.
The driving program selection switch (see chapter 2.6)
situated in the control compartment does not exist on the
scalacombi. Consequently the “Home and Other staircase”
functions (see chapter 2.6.3) are missing. All the other
functions described in this operating manual are entirely
at your disposal or may be activated by your
representative.
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Control compartment scalacombi
[12] Activation of the single-step switch
For functional description see chapter 2.6.1
[13] Rotation regulator
For functional description see chapter 2.6.2
Please also observe the information enclosed
separately for attaching the seating unit.
5
Care and Maintenance
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The batteries regain their full capacity not
before charging and discharging them three
to four times.
5.1
Information Concerning the Batteries
· Incorrect handling of the battery may result in
the leakage of electrolytic liquid.
The batteries of your scalamobil are maintenance-free and
rechargeable. Their durability depends largely on the
charging/discharging cycle. For instance, lead batteries are
good for more than 1000 partial discharges and for more
than 200 discharges of the whole capacity, if a total
discharge is avoided. The scalamobil’s built-in electronics
constantly check the state of the battery thus preventing
a total discharge.
· This may cause injuries to the skin or damage
clothing.
· Avoid a total discharge of the battery. Recharge your
battery after each partial discharge, i.e. after each time
you use the scalamobil.
· Lead batteries are subject to a so-called self-discharge.
Therefore, you should connect the battery of the scalamobil,
charger. The
whenever possible, to the
automatic charger immediately turns to retaining the
charge when the battery is fully charged, i.e. it is, therefore,
impossible to overcharge the batteries.
· If you store batteries for a longer period of time without
charging them, they lose some of their capacity. However,
after charging and discharging them several times, they
regain their full capacity.
· Should skin or eyes come into contact with the electrolytic
liquid, rinse immediately with clear water and consult a
doctor.
· Do not expose the battery to fire or burn.
This may cause the battery to explode.
· Do not short circuit the battery. A short circuit causes
extremely high currents which may damage the battery
or the device.
· After expiry of the service life, return the battery to
your
representative who will dispose of it correctly.
The scalamobil’s batteries can be charged and
discharged in any position. They are considered
as safe as dry cells and approved for air travel
by DOT and IATA.
5.2
Care
5.2.1
Charging the Battery
Your scalamobil uses up energy each time you employ it.
If the battery is fully charged, you can climb approximately
300 steps. However, you should never totally discharge your
battery because it may be damaged by it. We, therefore,
recommend to recharge the battery after each time you use
the scalamobil.
To charge the battery only use the
-charger
included in the delivery package. The
charger automatically switches itself off as soon
as the battery is fully charged. Thus, it is impossible to
overcharge it.
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5.2.2
Cleaning
5.3
Maintenance
The outside of the scalamobil’s 4 big wheels where the
brakes are located must be cleaned regularly with alcohol
to ensure the efficient functioning of the brakes.
If your scalamobil is in use daily, you need to clean said
parts weekly, otherwise once a month is sufficient.
The powered wheels and the brakes are checked during the
biannual safety check, and if necessary substituted by new
parts. All other components can be cleaned with regular,
mild household cleaners.
Your scalamobil is a low-maintenance device. However, in
the interest of your safety, have the scalamobil thoroughly
checked every two years, even if there aren’t any outward
signs of damage or malfunction. For any maintenance work
please see your
representative.
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Quick help in case of faults
What to do if...
Remedy
the brakes do not grip properly
during the performance check?
clean the wheels and brake
drums with alcohol
the brakes still do not grip properly
after you cleaned them with alcohol
stop using the scalamobil
your
-representative
the batteries cannot be
recharged
this malfunction can only be
repaired at Ulrich Alber GmbH
your
-representative
the scalamobil cannot be
turned on
remove the charger
your
-representative
the scalamobil still cannot be turned
on, even though the charger has
been removed
The scalamobil comes to a standstill
during staircase climbing
Change the angle of inclination of the scalamobil
(it may be necessary to release and re-press the
driving switch [2]). If the scalamobil still does
not move press the On/Off button [3] once or
twice.
Contact...
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What to do if...
Remedy
Contact...
The scalamobil comes to a standstill
during staircase climbing and
correcting the angle of inclination
does not help
Lay the scalamobil to the back. The automatic
safety brakes will prevent it rolling off the edge
of the step.
A second person who can assist
you in lifting the scalamobil step
by step either up or down
The LED display in the direction of
travel display element [4] is faulty?
The scalamobil can still be used for a short time;
it must be repaired as soon as possible.
your
-representative
Direction of travel switch [22],
driving switch [2] or On/Off button
[3] jam?
Under no circumstances must you continue to
use the scalamobil.
your
-representative
The red LED indicator flashes in the
display element [4]?
Complete the current staircase maneuver as soon
as possible and re-charge or exchange the battery.
The red LED indicator shows a steady
light in the display element [4]?
Charge or exchange the battery.
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Warranty and Liability
7.1
Warranty
The warranty period for the scalamobil is 24 months
(12 months for the batteries) from the date that it is handed
over to the purchaser.
Excluded from the warranty are
· Parts subject to wear.
· Maintenance work necessary as a result of normal daily
use.
· Defects caused by natural wear and tear, improper use,
in particular non-observance of operating instructions,
accidents, negligent damage, fire or water damage, acts
of god and other causes beyond the control of
.
· Device inspection when no defects are found.
· Devices whose serial number has been changed, disfigured
or removed.
For more details please see the General Standard Terms and
Conditions of Ulrich Alber GmbH.
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Disposal
The scalamobil and its optional accessories are products
with a long working life. At the end of their useful life they
may be returned to your
representative who will
ensure that they are properly disposed of in an environmentfriendly manner.
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Used batteries may also be returned to
at the end of
representative.
their useful life via your
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Index
A
Attaching the handlebars
B
Batteries
Brakes
25
6, 12, 36, 37
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22,
29, 30, 33, 34, 38
F
Fastening screws for the height
adjustment
Functional problems
G
Gripping loop
C
Care
36, 38, 41
Charging the battery
7, 8, 11, 36, 37
Cleaning
38
Connecting socket for the charger
11
Control components
7, 8, 13
H
Height adjustment
Horizontal axle
D
Delivery package
Display element
Disposal
Downstairs
Driving switch
L
Liability
Lock for the horizontal axle
Locking pins for the handlebars
Lower bolts
E
Electronic unit
4, 20
7, 8
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7, 8, 29, 34
10
13
I
Initial operation
M
Maintenance
Malfunction
Mounting to the wheelchair
17, 21
13, 38
9, 21, 24, 25, 27
17, 21, 25
9
15, 17
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9
19, 20, 22, 23
4, 19, 20
36, 37
39
19
43
O
On/Off button
Operation
Optional Accessories
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7, 26, 27, 29, 33, 34
26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 35
4
P
Performance check
Plug
R
Removal of the handlebars
Removal from the wheelchair
Rotation regulator
17, 27, 29
24, 25
24
22
13, 19, 22, 35
S
Safety instructions
16
Single step switch
10, 13, 17, 27, 29, 31
Socket for the charger
11
Spiral stairs
31, 32, 34
Socket on top of the housing
25
T
Technical data
Transport
6
12, 24, 25, 36
U
Up/Down
Upper bolts
Upstairs
User’s manual
W
Warranty
7, 8, 27,
4, 19,
7, 8, 27,
2, 4,
29
20
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Gebrauchsanweisung
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Operating Instructions for the
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Instructions d'utilisation du
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Instrucciones de manejo del
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Istruzioni per l'uso del
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
Instruktionsbok
scalamobil S30/scalacombi S31
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US/GB
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Service Center
35.0001.4.99.02
Ulrich Alber GmbH
Vor dem Weißen Stein 21
72461 Albstadt-Tailfingen
Telefon (07432) 2006-0
Telefax (07432) 2006-299
www.ulrich-alber.de
An Werktagen von
08.00 - 12.00 Uhr
und
13.00 - 18.00 Uhr
erreichbar unter
Telefon 0800 9096 250
Deutschland
Das scalamobil S30 ist klassifiziert
als Gerät Typ B.