Drive Medical S8 Aviator Specifications

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Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing, NY 11050
Drive Medical Ltd, HX5 9JP
Drive Medical GmbH & Co. KG, D-88316 Isny
Part No. S8A_IFU (Iss Jan 12)
Illustrations, photographs and specifications
may be subject to change.
The team at Drive Medical develops its products to give our customers the freedom to live
independently. This encompasses their daily home life and provides them with the opportunity
to enjoy an outing with family and friends. Our goal is to develop a range that will provide
individuals with a chance to enjoy every day life.
S8 Aviator Scooter
Owner’s Handbook
CONTENTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Safety Instructions
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Specifications
Comfort Adjustment
Control Panel Operation
Charging Instructions
Battery Instruction and Maintenance
Scooter Maintenance and Repair
Troubleshooting and Fault Repair
Warranty
scooter in traffic.
Do not make a sharp
turn or a sudden stop
while riding your
scooter.
Do not attempt to
climb curbs greater
than limitation shown
in the specification
Do not remove your
hands and legs from
the scooter when
driving.
Do not ride your
scooter during snow in
order to avoid
accidents.
Do not allow
unsupervised children
to play near this
equipment while the
Do not ride your
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Always use a seat belt,
and keep your feet on
the scooter all the
times.
Never use mobile
phones or radio
transmitters such as
walkie-talkies
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Never operate the
scooter while you are
under the influence of
alcohol.
Make sure that there
are no obstacles behind
you while reversing
your scooter.
batteries are charging.
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 Warning – Do not operate your scooter for
the first time without completely reading and
understanding this owner’s handbook
1.
2.
Be aware that it may be difficult for traffic to
see you when you are seated on the
scooter. Obey all local pedestrian traffic
rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic,
and then proceed with extreme caution.
To prevent injury to yourself or others,
always ensure that the power is switched off
when getting on or off of the scooter.
9.
Keep your hands away from the wheels
(tyres) while driving scooters. Be aware that
loose fitting clothing can become caught in
the drive wheels.
10. Consult your physician if you are taking
prescribed medication or if you have any
certain
physical
limitations.
Some
medications and limitations may impair your
ability to operate scooters in a safe manner.
11.
Do not drive or sit on the scooter when in
freewheel mode.
12.
Do not remove the anti-tipper (if fitted)
13.
Always switch off the scooter and charger,
and disconnect the battery before doing any
work or using any tools on the scooter.
14.
Do not attempt to lift or move your scooter
by any of its removable parts, such as the
armrests, seats, or shroud.
15.
Do not climb a gradient at an angle. Always
drive straight up a gradient, as this greatly
reduces the risk of tipping or a fall. Do not
climb a gradient steeper than the scooter’s
limitation.
There are certain situations, including some
medical conditions, where the scooter user
will need to practice operating the scooter
in the presence of a trained attendant. A
trained attendant can be defined as a family
member or care professional especially
trained in assisting a scooter user in various
daily living activities. Consult with your
physician if you are taking any medication
that may affect your ability to operate your
scooter safely.
16.
Do not drive backwards down any step, kerb
or other obstacle. This may cause the
scooter to tip or fall.
17.
Always reduce your speed and maintain a
stable centre of gravity when cornering
sharply. Do not corner sharply when driving
scooters at higher speeds.
18.
Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist and on icy
or slippery surfaces may have an adverse
affect on the electrical system.
6.
Do not attempt to lift or move a scooter by
any of its removable parts including the
armrests, seats or shrouds. Personal injury
and damage to the scooter may result.
19.
7.
Never try to use your scooter beyond its
limitations as described in this manual.
Never sit on your scooter when it is being
used in connection with any type of lift or
elevation product. Your scooter is not
designed with such use in mind and any
damage or injury incurred from such use is
not the responsibility of Drive.
8.
Please do not sit on your scooter while it is
in a moving vehicle such as a car, bus or
train.
3.
4.
5.
Always check that the drive wheels are
engaged (drive mode) before driving. Do not
switch off the power when the scooter is
still moving forward. This will bring the chair
to an extremely abrupt stop.
Do not use this product or any available
optional equipment without first completely
reading
and
understanding
these
instructions. If you are unable to understand
the warnings, cautions or instructions,
contact your dealer before attempting to
use this equipment, otherwise, injury or
damage may occur.
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 Modifications
Your scooter has been designed to be as
practical as possible. However, under no
circumstances should you modify, add, remove,
or disable any part or function of your scooter.
Personal injury and damage to the scooter may
result.
1.
Do not modify your power scooter in any way
not authorized by Drive. Do not use
accessories if they have not been tested or
approved for Drive products.
2. Get to know the feel of your power scooter
and its capabilities. Drive recommends that
you perform a safety check before each use
to make sure your scooter operates safely.
 Inspections prior to using your power
scooter:
1. If equipped with pneumatic tyres, please
check that the tyres are inflated to the
correct pressure.
2. Please check all electrical connections and
make sure they are tight and not corroded.
3. Please check all harness connections and
make sure they are secured properly.
4. Please check the brakes.
 Weight limitation.
1. Do not exceed the weight capacity stated in
the Specification section. Exceeding the
weight capacity voids your warranty. Drive
will not be held responsible for injuries or
property damage resulting from failure to
observe weight limitations.
2. Do not carry passengers on scooters.
Carrying passengers on scooter may affect
the centre of gravity, resulting in a tip or a fall.
tyres. It is critically important that tyre
pressure is maintained between 25 – 30 psi
(2.0 – 2.4 bar).
 Temperature
1. Some of the parts of the power scooter are
susceptible to change in temperature. The
controller can only operate in temperatures
between -25ºC ~ 50ºC.
2. At extreme low temperatures, the batteries
may freeze, and your scooter may not be
able to operate. In extreme high
temperatures, it may operate at slower
speeds due to a safety feature of the
controller that prevents damage to the
motors and other electrical components.
 Freewheel Lever
The freewheel lever is located on rear right
hand corner of the scooter, and allows the
scooter to freewheel so it can be pushed or
maneuvered. The lever should always be put
back in to Drive after maneuvering.
The scooter should never be left unattended
in freewheel mode, or put in to freewheel
mode when somebody is sat on the scooter
or when the scooter is on a gradient.
Failure to do so may result in damage or
injury.
FREEWHEEL
DRIVE
 Tyre inflation
1. If your scooter is equipped with pneumatic
tyres, check the tyre pressure every week.
2. The correct tyre pressure will prolong the
life of your tyres and ensure a smooth ride.
3. Do not under-inflate or over-inflate your
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band (CB) radios and cellular phones while
the powered scooter is turned on.
ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
The rapid development of electronics, especially
in the area of communications, has saturated
our environment with electromagnetic (EM)
radio waves that are emitted by television, radio
and communication signals. These EM wave are
invisible and their strength increases as one
approaches the source. All electrical conductors
act as antennas to the EM signals and, to
varying degrees, all power wheelchairs and
scooters are susceptible to electromagnetic
interference (EMI). The interference could result
in abnormal, unintentional movement and/or
erratic control of the vehicle. Power scooters
may be susceptible to electromagnetic
interference (EMI), which is interfering
electromagnetic energy emitted from sources
such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur
radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios,
cellular phones and alarm systems. The
interference (from radio wave sources) can
cause the power scooter to release its brakes,
move by itself or move in unintended directions.
It can also permanently damage the powered
scooter’s control system. The intensity of the EM
energy can be measured in volts per meter
(V/m). Each powered scooter can resist EMI up
to a certain intensity. This is called “immunity
level”. The higher the immunity level the greater
the protection. At this time, current technology is
capable of providing at least 20 V/m of
immunity level, which would provide useful
protection against common sources of radiated
EMI.
Following the advisory notes listed below should
reduce the chance of unintended brake release
or powered scooter movement that could result
in serious injury:
1.
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 off as
soon as it is safe.
4.
Be aware that adding accessories or
components, or modifying the powered
scooter, may make it more susceptible to
interference from radio wave sources
(Note: It is difficult to evaluate the effect on
the overall immunity of the powered
scooter).
5.
Report all incidents of unintended
movement or brake release to the powered
scooter manufacturer, and note whether
there is a radio wave source nearby.
TURN OFF YOUR POWERED SCOOTER AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU EXPERIENCE
THE FOLLOWING:
 Unintentional scooter movements
 Unintended or uncontrollable
direction.
 Unexpected brake release
The higher the immunity level the greater the
protection. Your powered scooter has an
immunity level of 20 V/m which should protect
against common sources of EMI.
Warning: The scooter itself can disturb the
performance of the electromagnetic fields such
as emitted by an alarm system
Do not turn on hand-held personal
communication devices such as citizens
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SPECIFICATION
Model
S8 Aviator
Weight Capacity (MUW)
185kg (29 stone)
Drive Wheel
33 x 10cm (13” x 4”)
Front Wheel
33 x 10cm (13” x 4”)
Max Speed
8mph (13kph)
Battery
12V x 50ah (2 pcs)
Range
35km (22 miles)
Charger Type
5A Off Board 120/240V
Controller
Dynamic Rhino 110A
Motor Type
700W
Weight (With Battery)
108kg (238lb)
Weight (W/Out Battery)
80kg (176lb)
Turning Radius
116cm (46”)
Suspension
Full
Length
157cm (62”)
Width
70cm (28”)
Height
135cm (53”)
Seat Width
51cm (20”)
Seat Height
46cm (18”)
Seat Depth
48cm (19”)
Back Height
77cm (30”)
Wheel Base
97cm (38”)
Ground Clearance
12cm (5”)
Footwell
40cm (16”)
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ADJUSTMENTS FOR COMFORT
Adjustments for Seating Comfort
Press the
bottom to
adjust the
height of the
headrest.
The flip-up
armrest height
can be
adjusted by
turning the
adjustment
dial.
Adjust the seat
back lever for
seating back angle.
 Turn the swivel lever
downwards to rotate
the seat.
 Push the front lever
upwards to move the
seat
forward
and
backward.
Tiller Adjustment for Comfort
The angle of the tiller can be adjusted
for comfort.
To alter the angle, pull the lever on the
tiller down.
Adjust the tiller to the required angle
and push the lever back up
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CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
The scooter is switched on by inserting the key in
to the ignition switch on the tiller and turning
key. This will light up the display panel.
When the scooter is not in use ensure the key is
turned back and removed.
Time
Indicates if the clock is
showing AM or PM time.
Battery
Gauge
Shows
the
remaining
power in the batteries, and
also if the batteries are
charging
8
Speed
Lit if the numerical display
is showing the scooters
current speed.
9
Trip
Lit if the display is showing
the trip distance.
10
Odo
Lit if the display is showing
the total mileage.
11
Clock
Lit if the display is showing
the current time.
12
Thermometer
Lit if the display is showing
the ambient temperature.
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7
Display
FUNCTION
Details
1
Numerical
display
Displays the temperature,
time, mileage, trip mileage
or speed.
2
Hare symbol
Shows the scooter is set to
High (Outdoor) top speed
Tortoise
Shows the scooter is set to
Low (Indoor) top speed
4
Speed
Indicates if the speed is
showing mph or kph.
5
Error
If lit, the scooter has
detected an error.
3
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Lights
1.
Left hand indicator
2.
Position (side) lights
3.
Error light
4.
Right hand indicator
5.
Headlight
6.
Hazard warning light
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Buttons
To allow the scooter to reverse, squeeze
the left hand side of the lever back. The
scooter will sound a warning beep when
reversing.
Do not attempt to squeeze both sides of
the lever at the same time and always
release the lever before changing the
direction of travel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Hazard Warning button
MODE button
Position (side) light button
High or Low speed (Outdoor/Indoor)
Headlights button
SET button
Horn button
Left indicators button
Right indicators button
(a) Braking
The scooter has an electromagnetic brake
which operates automatically when the
speed lever is released. It also features a
cable brake which can be operated by the
user. To operate the cable brake, squeeze
the lever on the left hand side of the
handlebars.
(c) Speedo Operation
To show the Speedo on the numerical
display, press the MODE button until the
Speed function is shown.
The speedo will show speed the scooter is
currently travelling at in miles per hour
(mph) or kilometers per hour (kph).
To change the speedo to show mph or kph:
1.
Press the MODE button until the
display shows the Speed function.
2.
Hold down the MODE and SET
buttons until the clock starts flashing.
3.
Then press SET to change to the
required setting.
4.
Hold down the MODE and SET
buttons for 2 seconds.
(d) High / Low / Speed setting
(b) Speed Lever (Throttle)
The user moves the scooter by squeezing
the lever on the handlebars towards the
user. The more the user squeezes the lever,
the faster the scooter will travel. Release
the lever to stop the scooter.
To select high speed, press
the HIGH / LOW button
until the display shows the
Hare (as shown)
To allow the scooter to move forward,
squeeze the right hand side of the lever
back with your fingers.
To select low speed, press
the HIGH / LOW button
until the display shows the
Tortoise (as shown)
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The scooter should always be set in the low
speed setting unless the scooter is being
used on the road.
(e) Power Indicator
The remaining power in the battery is
shown by the display status below:
100% (6 bars lit)
85% (5 bars lit)
70% (4 bars lit)
55% (3 bars lit)
40% (2 bars lit)
30% (1 bars lit)
Once the power level drops below 30%,
the gauge will flash and the warning sound
will beep at 5 second intervals, informing
the user to recharge the batteries as soon
as possible.
(f) Clock
1. Press the MODE button until the clock
is shown on the display.
2. Hold down the MODE and SET buttons
until the clock starts flashing.
3. Then press the MODE button until the
hour is flashing.
4. Then press SET to change until the
hour is at the required setting
5. Press the MODE button again so the
minutes are flashing
6. Press the SET to change until the hour
is at the required setting
7. Hold down the MODE and SET buttons
for 2 seconds.
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(g) Odometer
To see the total mileage of the scooter,
press the mode button until the ODO
function is lit on the display, and the total
mileage shown.
(h) Trip Counter
Press the mode button until the TRIP
function is lit on the display, and the total
mileage shown. To reset the trip counter,
hold shown MODE and SET for 2 seconds.
(i) Headlight
Press the HEADLIGHT button to switch on
the headlight. Press the button again to
switch off the headlight.
(j) Side Lights
Press the SIDE LIGHT button to switch on
the headlight. Press the button again to
switch off the headlight.
(k) Indicators
Press the RIGHT INDICATOR or LEFT
INDICATOR button to operate the
indicator, which will flash and a buzzer will
sound. Press the button again to stop the
indicator.
(l) Hazard Warning Light
Press the HAZARD button to operate the
hazard warning light, which will flash and a
buzzer will sound. Press the button again to
stop the lights.
(m) Temperature
The temperature gauge will show the
ambient temperature in ºC or ºF
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To change the temperature to ºC or ºF:
1. Press the MODE button until the
temperature is shown on the display.
2. Hold down the MODE and SET buttons
until the clock starts flashing.
3. Then press the MODE button until the
temperature gauge is flashing.
2. Then press SET to change to the
required setting.
3. Hold down the MODE and SET buttons
for 2 seconds.
When the scooter is first switched on, all the
display will light up for 3 seconds whilst the
scooter runs a self test.
BATTERY CHARGING
OPERATING INSTRUCTION
Plug in the power cord. The LED will flash green
when mains power is on.
Connect the battery charger to the battery.
Start charging; the charger LED should show
one of the states below:
Green Flash: Power On
Orange Flash: Pre Charge
Orange: Charging
Green & Orange Flash: Charged 80%
Green: Full Charged
Red Flash:Defective
If the scooter finds an error during this time or
during operation error will show on the display,
the red ERROR light will flash and the ERROR
function will light on the display.
The scooter should be charged for 12 – 14 hours
for a full recharge. Failure to do this could result
in a reduced range.
The scooter will diagnose the fault and show
this by flashing the red ERROR a number of
times in a sequence, followed by a long pause.
Count the number of flashes in the sequence
and refer the table below:
LED DESCRIPTION
No.
Error
Remedy
(4) Green & Orange Flash: Charged 80%。
2
Low Voltage
Recharge battery
(5) Green: Full charged (Floating charge)
3
Over Voltage
Restart scooter
(6) Red Flash: Defect
4
Over Current
Switch off scooter and
restart after 5 minutes.
TROUBLE SHOOTING
5
Parking
Brake
Check scooter is not in
freewheel mode
6
Speed Lever
Not Aligned
Restart scooter with
speed lever released
7
Lever Error
Contact Dealer
8
Motor Error
Contact Dealer
9
Other
Contact Dealer
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(1) Green Flash: Power on
(2) Orange: Charging
(3) Orange Flash: Pre charge
If the LED is not lit:
Check the mains power. If the socket is
working then the charger has an error.
If green LED keeps flashing and cannot turn
orange or green:
Check that the battery connector is
connected properly.
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Check if there is any short circuit on the
output connection.
Charging
Port
If red LED keeps flashing:
Check that the battery connection is
reversed.
Check that there is no short circuit on the
output connection.
Check that the ambient temperature is
not too low (0oC or less)
The battery charger may be defective if
the red LED still keeps flashing.
Important!

Always charge your batteries in well
ventilated areas.

The battery might be defective, please
stop charging and have the battery be
repaired.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Do not use outside, and protect from
outside elements.

If the charging LED (orange) turns to green (fully
charged) immediately:
For
maximum
performance,
it
is
recommended that you replace both
batteries at the same time if the batteries
are weak.

Recharge the batteries at least every two
weeks, even if the scooter has not been
used. Failure to do so will reduce the
longevity of the batteries.
Charging LED (orange) cannot turn to green:
The battery may be already fully
charged.
The battery may be defective if the
battery is not fully charged.
CAUTION
Before using the battery charger, read all instructions
and safety labels.
(1) Use the battery charger in a well-ventilated area
(2) To avoid the risk of injury, charge only lead-acid
or gel cell type rechargeable batteries.
(3) Please turn off the power after charging and
remove the charger from the scooter.
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BATTERY MAINTENANCE
 Read through the charger
instructions before using.
operating
 Make sure you charge the battery every time
after you use the scooter.
 Recharge the batteries at least every two
weeks, even if the scooter has not been used.
Failure to do so will reduce the longevity of
the batteries.
 If the battery cannot be fully charged
(Orange light cannot turn to Green) or if the
Orange light turns to Green immediately,
please report this to your dealer. The battery
may be defective.
 The voltage difference between the two
batteries on a power unit cannot be more
than 0.5 V; the battery case should be
inspected for cleanliness and evidence of
damage.
 If the charger LED is lit red and the charger is
connected to the scooter, check if the
charger is defective or if the cable wiring
connection is poor.
 Please keep the battery and connectors clean
otherwise the charging and battery
performance will be poor.
SCOOTER MAINTENANCE
DAILY CHECKS
1.
Visual check on the conditions of tyres.
2.
Inspect the battery gauge on the
display to determine if batteries need to
be charged.
WEEKLY CHECKS
Your scooter comes with standard pneumatic
tyres. Make sure to maintain the pressure of the
tires between 30-35 psi.
MONTHLY CHECKS
Visually inspect the controller harnesses. Make
sure that they are not frayed, cut or have any
exposed wires.
SEMI-ANNUAL CHECKS
Check the motor brushes. We recommended
that your authorized dealer inspects the brushes
every six months or sooner if your power scooter
is not operating smoothly. If inspection
determines excessive wear on the brushes, they
must be replaced or motor damage will result.
The brushes should be inspected for wear and
colour of the braiding inside the spring. If the
braiding is dark brown, red, silver, purple or gold
then the brush needs replacing.
Your power scooter is designed for minimal
maintenance. However, like any motorized
vehicle it requires routine maintenance. To keep
your scooter for years of trouble-free operation,
we recommend you follow the following
maintenance checks as scheduled.
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Warning! Failure to maintain the brushes could
void the power scooter warranty.
To inspect or replace the motor brushes:
1.
Unscrew the motor brush caps (by using
a screwdriver on the caps shown by the
white arrow).
2.
Remove the brushes.
3.
Inspect the brushes for wear (replace if
less than 9mm)
4.
Replace the brushes if necessary.
Less than 9mm
Inspect the state of the battery terminals every
six months. Make sure that they are not
corroded and the connections are tight.
Periodically apply a thin film of petroleum jelly
on the surface of terminals to guard against
corrosion.
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CHECKS:

Make sure you keep the controller clean
whilst protecting it from rain or water.
Never hose off your scooter or place it in
direct contact with water.

Keep wheels free from lint, hair, sand and
carpet fibres.

Visually inspect the tyre tread. If less than
1mm (1/32”), please have your tyres
replaced by your local dealer.

All upholstery can be washed with warm
water and mild soap. Occasionally check
the seat and back for sagging, cuts and
tears. Replace if necessary. Do not store
your scooter in damp or humid conditions
as this will lead to mildew and rapid
deterioration of the upholstery parts.

All moving mechanisms will benefit from
simple lubrication and inspection. Lubricate
using petroleum jelly or light oil. Do not use
too much oil, otherwise small drips could
stain and damage carpets and furnishings
etc. Always perform a general inspection of
the tightness of all nuts and bolts.
ANNUAL SERVICE
We recommend the scooter is serviced by
annually by your dealer or competent
technician. Service schedules are available from
Drive Medical.
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TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAULT REPAIR
RHINO controller: Your scooter is fitted with a Rhino controller, which continuously monitors the
operating conditions of your scooter.
Error Number
Reference
Fault
Impact
Scooter
1
Battery needs
recharging
Will drive
Battery charge is running low. Recharge the batteries as
soon as possible.
2
Battery voltage
too low
Drive inhibited
Battery charge is empty. Recharge the batteries. If the
scooter is left off for a few minutes, battery charge may
recover sufficiently to allow driving for a short period of
time.
3
Battery voltage
too high
Drive inhibited
Battery charge is too high. If a charger is plugged in, unplug
it or turn the Charge/Run switch to Run.
Scooters powered by RHINO will charge the batteries when
traveling down slopes or decelerating. Excessive charging in
this manner may cause this fault. Turn the scooter power off
and then back on again.
4
Current limit
time out
Drive inhibited
The scooter has drawn too much current for too long,
possibly because the motor has been over worked, jammed
or stalled. Turn the scooter power off, leave for a few
minutes, and then turn the power back on again.
The controller has detected a shorted motor. Check the
loom for shorts and check the motor. Contact your service
agent.
5
Brake fault
Drive inhibited
Check that the park brake release lever is in the engaged
position.
The park brake coil or wiring is faulty. Check the park brake
and wiring for open or short circuits. Contact your service
agent.
6
Out of Neutral
at Power Up
Drive inhibited
Throttle is not in neutral position when tuning switch key on.
Return throttle to neutral, turn power off and back on again.
Throttle may need to be re-calibrated Check throttle wiring.
7
Speed Pot Error
Drive inhibited
The throttle or its wiring is faulty. Check for open or short
circuits.
Throttle may not be correctly set up. Contact your service
agent.
8
Motor Volts
Error
Drive inhibited
The motor or its wiring is faulty. Check for open or short
circuits.
Contact your service agent.
9
Other Internal
Errors
Drive inhibited
Contact your service agent.
10
Push Too Fast
fault
Drive inhibited
The scooter has been pushed faster than the programmed
"Push Speed' parameter when the Park Brake Release
function has been operated. The scooter has been pushed
faster than the programmed "Rollaway Speed" parameter
when the Park Brake has been mechanically released. Turn
the scooter off and then back on again.
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Note:
If you experience any technical problems, it is recommended that you check with your local dealer
before attempting to troubleshoot on your own.
The following symptoms could indicate a serious problem with your scooter. Contact your local dealer if
any of the following arises:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Motor noise
Frayed harnesses
Cracked or broken connectors
Uneven wear on any of tires
Jerky motion
Pulling to one side
Bent or broken wheel assemblies
Does not power up
Powers up, but does not move
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WARRANTY
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 Drive Medical 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.
Note:
This guarantee is not transferable
4. Any repaired or replaced parts will be covered by this warranty for the balance of the warranty
period on the scooter.
5. 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.
Such items include (among others):
motor brushes, tyres, arm pads, seat cushion, fuses, bulbs,
tiller cover, rear shroud, front shroud.
6. The above warranty conditions apply to brand new scooter purchased at the full retail price. If you
are unsure whether your scooter is covered, check with the service agent.
7. Under normal circumstances, no responsibility will be accepted where the scooter has failed as a
direct result of:
a) The scooter or 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
In the event of your scooter requiring attention, contact the stockist from where you bought the scooter
and give all relevant details so they can act quickly.
The manufacturer reserves the right to alter without notice 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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Appendix A: Service Record
YEAR
1
2
3
4
5
YEAR
Service Dates
Service Dates
Controller
Upholstery
On/off switch
Seat
Control Lever
Back
Braking
Armrests
Recharge point
Electrics
Batteries
Connections
condition
Levels
Lights
Connections
Test run
Discharge test
Forwards
Wheels and
Tyres
Reverse
Wear
Emergency stop
Pressure
Left turn
Bearings
Right turn
Wheel nuts
Slope test
Motors
Over obstacles
Wiring
List Items repaired
1
2
3
4
5
Noise
Connections
Brake
Brushes
Chassis
Condition
Steering
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