Pride Mobility Sonic Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
The Ultimate In Style & Performance®
21 Healey Road
Dandenong, 3175
Victoria, Australia
ACN # 088 609 661
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SAFETY
GUIDELINES
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the scooter to identify warnings and important
information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation that can cause personal
injury, equipment and/or property damage.
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform
mandatory actions can cause injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited; do not perform at any time or in any situation.
Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage.
Please fill out the following information for quick reference:
Pride Provider:______________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:______________________________________________________________________
Address:___________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:______________________________________________________________________
Serial Number:_______________________________________________________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any
changes to our products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this
manual and the product you have purchased.
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Copyright © 2005
Pride Mobility Products Pty. Ltd.
INFMANU2778/RevA/March 2005
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................... 4
II.
SAFETY ......................................................................................................................................... 5
III. SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................... 16
IV.
YOUR SCOOTER ...................................................................................................................... 18
V.
BATTERIES AND CHARGING ............................................................................................ 21
VI. OPERATION ............................................................................................................................... 26
VII. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS................................................................................................ 28
VIII. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ..................................................................................... 30
IX. BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................. 33
X.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................ 35
XI. WARRANTY................................................................................................................................ 36
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
Welcome to Pride Mobility Products Australia Pty. Ltd. (Pride). The product you have purchased combines state
of the art components with safety, comfort and styling in mind. We are confident the design features will provide
you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Understanding how to safely operate and care
for this product should bring you years of trouble free operations and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual and all other accompanying literature before
attempting to operate this product for the first time. In addition, your safety depends upon you, as well as your
provider, caretaker, or healthcare professional in using good judgement.
If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for
setup or operation, please contact your authorised Pride Provider. Failure to follow the instructions, warnings,
and notes in this manual and those located on your Pride product can result in personal injury or product
damage and will void Pride’s product warranty.
PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT
By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter or modify this product or remove
or render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail, refuse or neglect to
install any retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this product.
INFORMATION EXCHANGE
We want to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions about this manual. We would also like to hear about
the safety and reliability of your new scooter, and about the service you received from your authorised Pride
Provider. Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important information about
safety, new products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy your scooter. Please feel free
to contact us at the address below:
Pride Mobility Products Australia Pty. Ltd.
21 Healey Road
Dandenong, 3175
Victoria, Australia
NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or your copy of this manual, contact
us and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately.
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PRODUCT SAFETY SYMBOLS
The symbols below are used on the scooter to identify warnings, mandatory actions, and prohibited actions. It is
very important for you to read and understand them completely.
Read and follow the information in the owner’s manual.
Maximum seating weight.
Pinch/Crush points created during assembly.
Locked and in drive mode.
Place unit on level ground and stand behind or to one side when changing from
drive mode to freewheel mode or freewheel mode to drive mode.
Unlocked and in freewheel mode.
Front-to-rear plug orientation.
Do not use a cell phone, walkie/talkie, laptop or other radio transmitter while
operating.
EMI-RFI- This product has been tested and passed at an immunity
level of 20 V/m.
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Corrosive chemicals contained in battery. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to
reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
Explosive conditions.
Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries.
Contact with tools can cause electrical shock.
Do not remove anti-tip wheels.
Avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt or standing water whenever possible.
Maintain and store in a clean and dry condition.
Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary, properly
install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged
plug access. Failure to heed could result in personal injury and/or property damage.
Prevent personal injury and equipment damage. Do not connect an extension
lead to the AC/DC converter or the battery charger.
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GENERAL
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new scooter for the first time without completely reading
and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your scooter is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an extensive variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the scooter user. Please be aware that the final selection
and purchasing decision regarding the type of scooter to be used is the responsibility of the scooter user who is
capable of making such a decision and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical doctor, physical therapist, etc.).
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has properly fitted the
scooter to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the authorised Pride Provider in
the instruction process for the use of the product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the scooter user will need to practice
operating the scooter in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained attendant can be defined as a family member
or care professional specially trained in assisting a scooter user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your scooter during daily activities, you will probably encounter situations in which you will
need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in full and confident control as you manoeuvre
through doorways, on and off of lifts, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help the user become accustomed to
operating the scooter safely.
MODIFICATIONS
Pride has designed and engineered your scooter to provide maximum mobility and utility. However, under no
circumstances should you modify, add, remove or disable any feature, part or function of your scooter.
WARNING! Do not modify your scooter in any way not authorised by Pride. Unauthorised
modifications may result in personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
REMOVABLE PARTS
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move your scooter by any of its removable parts.
Personal injury and damage to the scooter may result.
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PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK
Get to know the feel of your scooter and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check before
each use to make sure your scooter operates smoothly and safely. For details on how to perform these necessary
inspections, see X. “Care and Maintenance.”
Perform the following inspections prior to using your scooter:
n Check for proper tyre inflation if equipped with pneumatic tyres.
n Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
n Check all harness connections. Make sure they are secured properly.
n Check the brakes.
n Check battery charge.
If you discover a problem, contact your authorised Pride Provider for assistance.
TYRE INFLATION
If your scooter is equipped with pneumatic tyres, you should check or have the air pressure checked at least once a
week. Proper inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tyres and help ensure the smooth operation of your scooter.
WARNING! It is critically important that 2-2.4 bar (30-35 psi) tyre pressure be maintained
in pneumatic tyres at all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tyres. Low pressure
may result in loss of control, and overinflated tyres may burst. Failure to maintain 2-2.4
bar (30-35 psi) tyre pressure in pneumatic tyres at all times may result in tyre and/or wheel
failure, causing serious personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
WARNING! Inflate your scooter tyres from a regulated air source with an available pressure
gauge. Inflating your tyres from an unregulated air source could overinflate them, resulting
in a burst tyre and/or personal injury.
WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
Your scooter is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Refer to the specifications table for this limit.
WARNING! Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in personal
injury and damage to your scooter. Pride will not be held responsible for injuries and/or
property damage resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your scooter. Carrying passengers may result in
personal injury and/or property damage.
INCLINE INFORMATION
More and more buildings have ramps with specified degrees of inclination, designed for easy and safe access.
Some ramps may have turning switchbacks (180-degree turns) that require you to have good cornering skills on
your scooter.
n Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
n Take wide swings with your scooter around any tight corners. If you do that, the scooter’s rear wheels will
follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on any railing corners.
n When driving down a ramp, keep the scooter’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to ensure a
safely controlled descent.
n Avoid sudden stops and starts.
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When climbing an incline, try to keep your scooter moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly, and then
accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, do so by setting the speed adjustment dial to the slowest
setting and driving in the forward direction only. If your scooter starts to move down the incline faster than you
anticipated or desired, allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the throttle control lever. Then push the
throttle control lever forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive at an angle up the face of the
incline. Drive your scooter straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility of a
tip or a fall. Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING! Do not drive your scooter across the side of an incline or diagonally up or down
an incline; do not stop, if possible, while driving up or down an incline.
WARNING! You should not travel up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e., areas
covered with snow, ice, cut grass or wet leaves).
WARNING! When on any sort of an incline or decline, never place the scooter in freewheel
mode while seated on it or standing next to it.
WARNING! Even though your scooter is capable of climbing slopes greater than those
illustrated in figure 1. do not, under any circumstances, exceed the incline guidelines or
any other specifications presented in this manual. Doing so could cause instability in your
scooter, resulting in personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
Handicap public access ramps are not subject to government regulation in all countries, and therefore do not
necessarily share the same standard percent of slope. Other inclines may be natural or, if man-made, not designed
specifically for scooters. Figure 1 illustrates your scooter’s stability and its ability to climb grades under various
weight loads and under controlled testing conditions.
These tests were conducted with the scooter’s seat in the highest position and adjusted rearward on the seat base
to its farthest rearward position. Use this information as a guideline. Your scooter’s ability to travel up inclines is
affected by your weight, your scooter’s speed, your angle of approach to the incline, and your scooter setup.
90 kg
68 kg
113 kg 136 kg
18.8%/9˚ 18.8%/9˚ 14.1%/8˚ 10.5%/6˚
Figure 1. Maximum Recommended Incline Angles
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than what is shown in figure
1 may put your scooter in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in personal
injury.
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When you approach an incline, it is best to lean forward. See figures 2 and 2A. This shifts the center of gravity of
you and your scooter toward the front of the scooter for improved stability.
NOTE: When negotiating ramps, if the throttle control lever is released while moving forward, the
powered scooter may "rollback" approximately 30.5 cm before the brake engages. If the throttle control lever is released while moving in reverse, the powered scooter may "rollback" approximately one
metre before the brake engages.
Figure 2. Normal Driving Position
Figure 2A. Increased Stability Driving Position
CORNERING INFORMATION
Excessively high cornering speeds can create the possibility of tipping. Factors which affect the possibility of
tipping include, but are not limited to, cornering speed, steering angle (how sharply you are turning), uneven road
surfaces, inclined road surfaces, riding from an area of low traction to an area of high traction (such as passing from
a grassy area to a paved area – especially at high speed while turning), and abrupt directional changes. High
cornering speeds are not recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a corner, reduce your speed and
steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your scooter from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. When using your scooter at higher
speeds, do not corner sharply. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall. To avoid
personal injury or property damage, always exercise common sense when cornering.
BRAKING INFORMATION
Your scooter is equipped with these powerful brake systems:
n Regenerative: Uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the throttle control lever returns to the center/
stop position.
n Disc Park Brake: Activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or when
power is removed from the system for any reason.
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OUTDOOR DRIVING SURFACES
Your scooter is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces composed of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognises that there will be times when you will encounter other surface types. For this reason, your scooter is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and
gravel. Feel free to use your scooter safely on lawns and in park areas.
n Reduce your scooter’s speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
n Avoid tall grass that can become tangled in the running gear.
n Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
n If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
PUBLIC STREETS AND ROADWAYS
WARNING! Exercise extreme caution when operating the scooter on footpaths, pavements,
bridleways, pedestrian areas, and roads. Failure to heed could result in serious injury and/
or damage to your scooter.
STATIONARY OBSTACLES (STEPS, KERBS, etc.)
WARNING! Do not drive near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges and/or drop-offs (kerbs,
porches, stairs, etc.).
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your scooter climb or descend an obstacle that is
inordinately high. Serious personal injury and/or damage may result.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your scooter proceed rearward down any step, kerb or
other obstacle. This may cause the scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Be sure your scooter is traveling perpendicular to any kerb you may be required
to ascend or descend. See figures 3 and 3A.
WARNING! Do not attempt to negotiate a kerb that has a height greater than 5 cm.
KERB
KERB
Figure 3. Correct Kerb Approach
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INCLEMENT WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
Exposure of your scooter to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly
caught up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your scooter proceed to shelter at the earliest opportunity. Thoroughly dry your scooter before storing, charging or operating your scooter.
WARNING! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions and on icy/slippery surfaces
can cause personal injury and/or damage to the scooter and electrical system. Maintain
and store your scooter in a dry and clean condition.
FREEWHEEL MODE
Your scooter is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that, when pulled back, allows the scooter to be pushed.
For more information about how to place your scooter into and out of freewheel mode, see IV. “Your Scooter.”
WARNING! When your scooter is in freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.
n Disengage the drive motor only on a level surface.
n Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
n Stand behind the scooter to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never sit on a
scooter to do this.
n After you have finished pushing your scooter, always return it to the drive mode to lock
the brakes.
Failure to heed the above could result in personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
An added feature built into your scooter is “push-too-fast” protection which safeguards the scooter against
gaining excessive speed while in freewheel mode.
“Push-too-fast” operates differently depending on which of two conditions exists:
n If the key is switched “off” while in freewheel mode, the scooter’s controller activates regenerative braking
when the scooter is pushed faster than a maximum threshold which has been preprogrammed. In this case, the
controller is acting as a speed governor.
n If the key is switched “on” while in freewheel mode, you will encounter considerable resistance at any speed.
This prevents the scooter from gaining unwanted momentum should the manual freewheel lever inadvertently
be released while driving the scooter.
STAIRS AND ESCALATORS
Scooters are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use a lift.
WARNING! Do not use your scooter to negotiate steps or escalators. You may cause injury
to yourself and to others and/or damage your scooter.
DOORS
n Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
n Use your hand to turn the knob or push the handle or push-bar.
n Drive your scooter gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your scooter gently and slowly
rearward to pull the door open.
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LIFTS
Modern lifts have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the door(s).
n If you are in the doorway of a lift when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or allow the
rubber door edge to contact the scooter and the door will reopen.
n Use care that handbags, packages, or scooter accessories do not become caught in lift doors.
LIFT/ELEVATION PRODUCTS
If you will be traveling with your scooter, you may find it necessary to use a lift/elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth
by the manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.
WARNING! Never sit on your scooter when it is being used in connection with any type of
lift/elevation product. Your scooter was not designed for such use, and any damage or
injury incurred from such use is not the responsibility of Pride.
BATTERIES
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information.
WARNING! Scooter batteries are heavy (refer to the specifications table). Lifting weight
beyond your capacity could result in personal injury. If necessary, get someone physically
able to lift the scooter batteries for you.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery.
Charging a frozen battery may result in personal injury and/or damage to the battery.
WARNING! RED (+) cables must be connected to positive (+) battery terminals/posts. BLACK
(-) cables must be connected to negative (-) battery terminals/posts. Failure to connect
your battery cables in the proper manner may result in personal injury and/or damage to
your scooter. REPLACE cables immediately if damaged.
BATTERY DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING
If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag and call your authorised
Pride Provider for instructions on disposal. Your authorised Pride Provider will also have the necessary information on battery recycling, which is our recommended course of action.
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MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORT
Currently, there are no standards approved for tie-down systems in a moving vehicle of any type to transport a
person while seated in a scooter.
Although your scooter may be equipped with a positioning belt, this belt is not designed to provide proper restraint
during motor vehicle transport. Anyone traveling in a motor vehicle should be properly secured in the motor vehicle
seat with safety belts fastened securely.
WARNING! Do not sit on your scooter while it is in a moving vehicle. Personal injury and/or
property damage may result.
WARNING! Always be sure your scooter and its batteries are properly secured when it is
being transported. Failure to do so may result in personal injury and/or damage to your
scooter.
PREVENTING UNINTENDED MOVEMENT
WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period
of time, turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent throttle
control lever contact. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
GETTING ONTO AND OFF OF YOUR SCOOTER
Getting onto and off of your scooter requires a good sense of balance. Please observe the following safety tips
when getting onto and off of your scooter:
n Ensure that your scooter is not in freewheel mode. See IV. “Your Scooter.”
n Make certain that the seat is locked into place and the key is removed from the key switch.
n Flip up the seat armrests to make getting onto and off of the scooter easier.
WARNING! Position yourself as far back as possible in the scooter seat to prevent the
scooter from tipping and causing injury.
WARNING! Avoid using your armrests for weight bearing purposes. Such use may cause
the scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the floorboard. Such use may cause the
scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
REACHING AND BENDING
Avoid reaching or bending while driving your scooter. When reaching, bending or leaning while seated on your
scooter, it is important to maintain a stable centre of gravity and keep the scooter from tipping. Pride recommends
that the scooter user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a
qualified healthcare professional.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the
floor by reaching down between your knees. Movements such as these may change your
centre of gravity and the weight distribution of the scooter and cause your scooter to tip,
possibly resulting in personal injury.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury! Keep your hands away from the tyres when driving. Be
aware that loose fitting clothing can become caught in drive tyres.
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POSITIONING BELTS
Your authorised Pride Provider, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining
your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your scooter safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your scooter, make sure it is
fastened securely. Serious personal injury may result if you fall from the scooter.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS/PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
The scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her scooter. This includes awareness of
safety issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter
medication or if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations
may impair your ability to operate your scooter in a safe manner.
ALCOHOL
The scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her scooter. This includes awareness
of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol.
WARNING! Do not operate your scooter while you are under the influence of alcohol, as
this may impair your ability to drive safely.
ELECTROMAGNETIC AND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE (EMI/RFI)
WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency waves
can have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-powered mobility vehicles.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile twoway radios (such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, wireless
computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters and medium-range mobile transceivers used by emergency
vehicles. In some cases, these waves can cause unintended movement or damage to the control system. Every
electrically-powered mobility vehicle has an immunity (or resistance) to EMI. The higher the immunity level, the
greater the protection against EMI. This product has been tested and has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/M.
PROHIBITED! To prevent unintended movement, turn off the power to the electricallypowered mobility vehicle before using a cell phone, two-way radio, lap-top or any other
type of radio transmitter. Avoid coming into close proximity of radio or TV stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to the electrically-powered mobility
vehicle can increase the susceptibility of the vehicle to EMI. Do not modify your scooter in
any way not authorised by Pride.
WARNING! The electrically-powered mobility vehicle itself can disturb the performance
of other electrical devices located nearby, such as alarm systems.
NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI, visit the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If
unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn your scooter off as soon as it is safe to do so. Contact
your authorised Pride Provider to report the incident.
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SPECIFICATIONS
35.6 cm
78.5 cm - 81.3 cm
38 cm - 40.6 cm
4.5 cm
94 cm
45.7 cm
40.6 cm
43.2 cm - 55.9 cm
86.4 cm
Turning Radius
53.3 cm
Figure 4. Scooter Dimensions
6.4cm REAR TYRE
5.1cm FRONT TYRE
19.1cm
Figure 5. Tyre Dimensions
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Model Number
Class of Use
Maximum Safe Slope
Maximum Climbing Ability
Maximum Obstacle Climbing Ability
Colors
Overall Length
Overall Width
Total Weight Without Batteries
Heaviest Piece When Disassembled
Turning Radius
Speed (maximum)
Range Per Charge*
Ground Clearance
Weight Capacity
Standard Seating
Drive System
Dual Braking System
Tyres
Battery Requirements
Battery Charger
SPECIFICATIONS
SC52AUS
B
See figure 1.
See figure 1.
5 cm
Red, Blue
94 cm
53.3 cm
44.2 kg
15.9 kg
86.4 cm
Variable up to 6.83 km/h
(With 12 AH batteries) Up to 17 km
4.5 cm
136 kg
Type: Foldable molded plastic
Dimensions: 45.7 cm width
40.6 cm depth (usable)
35.6 cm height (usable)
Material: Charcoal fabric
Rear-wheel drive, sealed transaxle, 24 volt DC motor
Electronic, regenerative, and electromechanical
Type: solid; front: 5.1 cm x 19 cm
rear: 6.4 cm x 19 cm
Type: Two 12 volt, deep-cycle (AGM or Gel-Cell recommended)
Size: 12 AH
Weight: 4 kg each
Off-board charger
* Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery charge, battery condition, and tyre condition.
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I V. Y O U R S C O O T E R
TILLER CONSOLE
The tiller console houses all controls needed to drive your scooter, including the speed adjustment dial, key switch,
throttle control lever, battery condition meter, and horn button. See figure 6.
WARNING! Do not expose the tiller console to moisture. In the event that the tiller console
does become exposed to moisture, do not attempt to operate your scooter until the tiller
console has dried thoroughly.
BATTERY CONDITION METER
SPEED ADJUSTMENT
DIAL
HORN BUTTON
KEY
(INSERTED INTO
KEY SWITCH)
THROTTLE CONTROL
LEVER (REVERSE)
THROTTLE CONTROL
LEVER (FORWARD)
Figure 6. Tiller Console
Key Switch
n Insert the key into the key switch and turn it clockwise to power up (turn on) your scooter.
n Turn the key anticlockwise to power down (turn off) your scooter.
Although the key can be left in the key switch when the scooter is powered down, we recommend removing it to
prevent unauthorised use of your scooter.
WARNING! If the key is moved to the “off” position while your scooter is in motion, the
electronic brakes will engage and your scooter will come to an abrupt stop!
Throttle Control Lever
This lever allows you to control the forward speed and the reverse speed of your scooter up to the maximum
speed you preset with the speed adjustment dial.
n Place your right hand on the right handgrip and your left hand on the left handgrip.
n Use your right thumb to push the right side of the lever to disengage your scooter’s brakes and move forward.
n Release the lever and allow your scooter to come to a complete stop before pushing the other side of the lever
to move in reverse.
n When the throttle control lever is completely released, it automatically returns to the center “stop” position and
engages your scooter’s brakes.
Speed Adjustment Dial
This dial allows you to preselect and limit your scooter’s top speed.
n The image of the tortoise represents the slowest speed setting.
n The image of the hare represents the fastest speed setting.
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Horn Button
This button activates a warning horn. The scooter must be powered up for the horn to be operational. Do not
hesitate to use the warning horn when doing so may prevent accident or injury.
Battery Condition Meter
The battery condition meter on the tiller console indicates the approximate strength of your batteries.
REAR SECTION
The manual freewheel lever, anti-tip wheels, and the motor/transaxle assembly are located on the rear section of
your scooter. See figure 7.
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
MOTOR/TRANSAXLE
ASSEMBLY
ANTI-TIP WHEELS
Figure 7. Rear Section
Manual Freewheel Lever
Whenever you need or want to push your scooter for short distances, you can put it in freewheel mode.
n The manual freewheel lever is located at the top left of the rear section.
n Push the manual freewheel lever rearward to disable the drive system and the brake system.
n Push the manual freewheel lever forward to reengage the drive and the brake systems; this takes your scooter out
of freewheel mode.
WARNING! When your scooter is in freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.
n Disengage the drive motor only on a level surface.
n Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
n Stand beside the scooter to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never sit on a
scooter to do this.
n After you have finished pushing your scooter, always return it to the drive mode to lock
the brakes.
Failure to heed the above could result in personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
Anti-Tip Wheels
The anti-tip wheels are an integral and important safety feature of your scooter. They are bolted to the frame at the
rear of the scooter.
PROHIBITED! Do not remove the anti-tip wheels or modify your scooter in any way that is
not authorised by Pride.
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Motor/Transaxle Assembly
The motor/transaxle assembly is an electromechanical unit that converts electrical energy from your scooter’s
batteries into the controlled mechanical energy that drives the scooter’s wheels.
BATTERY CHARGING COMPONENTS
The batteries, off-board battery charger port and main circuit breaker (reset button) make up the battery charging
components. See figure 8.
Batteries (Not Shown)
The batteries store the electrical energy needed to power the scooter. The scooter is equipped with an easy to
remove battery pack located within the battery compartment. To view the battery pack, remove the battery
compartment lid.
Off-board Battery Charger Port
The off-board battery charger plugs into your scooter by means of the off-board battery charger port.
Main Circuit Breaker (Reset Button)
When the voltage in your scooter’s batteries becomes low or the scooter is heavily strained because of excessive
loads or steep inclines, the main circuit breaker may trip to protect the motor and electronics from damage.
n The main circuit breaker reset button pops out when the breaker trips.
n When the breaker trips, the entire electrical system of your scooter shuts down.
n Allow a minute or two for your scooter’s electronics to “rest.”
n Push in the reset button to reset the main circuit breaker.
n If the main circuit breaker trips frequently, you may need to charge your batteries more often. You may also
need to have your authorised Pride Provider perform a load test on your scooter’s batteries.
n If the main circuit breaker trips repeatedly, see your authorised Pride Provider for service.
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
(RESET BUTTON)
OFF-BOARD BATTERY
CHARGER PORT
BATTERIES (UNDERNEATH BATTERY
COMPARTMENT LID)
Figure 8. Battery Charging Components
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Your scooter requires two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. They
are recharged by an off-board battery charging system.
n Fully charge your scooter’s batteries prior to using it for the first time.
n Keep the batteries fully charged to keep your scooter running smoothly.
RED YELLOW GREEN
READING YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE
The battery condition meter on the tiller console indicates the approximate
strength of your batteries using a colour code. Green indicates fully charged
batteries, yellow a draining charge, and red indicates that an immediate recharge is necessary. See figure 9. To ensure the highest accuracy, the battery
condition meter should be checked while operating your scooter at full speed
on a dry, level surface.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
Figure 9. Battery Condition Meter
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension lead to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger
directly into a properly wired standard wall outlet.
PROHIBITED! Removal of the grounding prong can create an electrical hazard. If
necessary, properly install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2pronged plug access. Failure to heed could result in personal injury and/or property damage.
WARNING! Ensure that both ends of the charger power lead are clean and dry before
plugging the charger power lead into the off-board battery charger port or the wall outlet.
Charging the batteries on the scooter:
1. Position your scooter close to a standard wall outlet.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Make certain that the manual freewheel lever is in the drive position.
4. Remove the off-board battery charger port cover.
5. Plug the 3-pin charger power lead (see figure 10) into the off-board battery charger port. See figure 8.
6. Extend the charger power lead and plug it into the wall outlet.
7. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the charger power lead from the wall outlet and then from the offboard battery charger port.
8. Replace the off-board battery charger port cover.
PLUGS INTO STANDARD WALL OUTLET
NOTE: There is a charger inhibit function on your scooter.
The scooter will not run and the battery condition meter
will not operate while the batteries are charging.
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CHARGE
The LED lights on the charger indicate different charger
conditions at various times: charger power on, charging in
progress, and charging complete. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the charger for a complete explanation of these indicators.
POWER
NOTE: It is recommended that you charge your
batteries for 8 to 14 hours.
PLUGS INTO OFF-BOARD
BATTERY CHARGER PORT
Figure 10. Off-Board Battery Charger
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CHARING THE BATTERIES OFF THE SCOOTER
If you prefer to leave your scooter inside a vehicle or in
a place where an electrical outlet is not available, you
can remove the battery pack from the scooter and
charge the batteries using the optional Y-harness.
1. Remove the battery pack. See VIII. “Disassembly
and Assembly.”
2. Place the battery pack near an electrical outlet.
3. Connect the Y-harness to the battery harnesses that
extend from the battery pack. See figure 11.
4. Plug the appropriate end of the charger power lead
into the mating end of the Y-harness.
5. Plug the off-board charger power lead into an electrical outlet.
Y-HARNESS
FUSE
BATTERY CHARGER
BATTERY PACK
CONNECT HERE
Figure 11. Off-Board Battery Charger
BATTERY BREAK-IN
Follow these steps to properly break-in your scooter’s new batteries for maximum efficiency and service life.
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use.
2. Operate your new scooter in familiar and safe areas. Drive slowly at first, and do not travel too far from your
home or familiar surroundings until you have become accustomed to your scooter’s controls.
3. Fully recharge the batteries.
4. Operate your scooter again.
5. Fully recharge the batteries again.
6. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries are able to receive a charge of 100% of their peak performance
level and are able to last for an extended period of time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
How does the charger work?
When your scooter’s battery voltage is low, the charger works harder, sending more electrical current to the
batteries to bring up their charge. As the batteries approach a full charge, the charger sends less and less electrical
current. When the batteries are fully charged, the current sent from the charger is at nearly zero amperage. Therefore, when the charger is plugged in, it maintains the charge on your scooter’s batteries, but does not overcharge
them. We do not recommend that you charge your scooter’s batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
What if my scooter’s batteries won’t charge?
n Ensure the red (+) and black (-) battery leads are connected properly to the battery terminals.
n Ensure both ends of the charger power lead are inserted fully.
Can I use a different charger?
For the safest, most efficient, and balanced charging of your scooter’s batteries, we prefer and highly recommend
simultaneous charging of both batteries with the off-board battery charger supplied with your scooter.
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How often must I charge the batteries?
Two major factors must be considered when deciding how often to charge your scooter’s batteries:
n All day scooter use on a daily basis.
n Infrequent or sporadic scooter use.
With these considerations in mind, you can determine how often and for how long you should charge your scooter’s
batteries. The off-board battery charger was designed so that it will not overcharge your scooter’s batteries. However, you may encounter some problems if you do not charge your batteries often enough and if you do not charge
them on a regular basis. Following the guidelines below will provide safe and reliable battery operation and charging.
n If you use your scooter daily, charge its batteries as soon as you finish using it for the day. Your scooter will be
ready each morning to give you a full day of service. We recommend that you charge your scooter’s batteries
for 8 to 14 hours after daily use.
n If you use your scooter once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours at a time.
n Keep your scooter’s batteries fully charged.
n Avoid deeply discharging your scooter’s batteries.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
Fully charged deep-cycle batteries provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your scooter’s
batteries fully charged whenever possible. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, or
stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance and limited service life.
How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely will you have ideal driving conditions—smooth, flat, hard driving surfaces with no wind or curves. Often, you
will face hills, pavement cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind, all of which affect the
distance or running time per battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for obtaining the maximum range per
battery charge.
n Always fully charge your scooter’s batteries prior to daily use.
n Maintain 2-2.4 bar (30-35 psi) in each tyre.
n Plan your route ahead to avoid as many hills, cracked, broken or soft surfaces as possible.
n Limit your baggage weight to essential items.
n Try to maintain an even speed while your scooter is in motion.
n Avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type and size of battery should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deepcycle batteries that are similar in performance. Do not use wet-cell batteries, which have removable caps.
NOTE: Sealed batteries are not serviceable. Do not remove the caps.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals are contained in batteries. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell
batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries
(nicads) or in other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to provide power, drain
down their charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge.
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We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide batteries that best suit your scooter’s specific electrical
demands. During shipping, the batteries may encounter temperature extremes that may influence their initial
performance. Heat diminishes the charge on the battery; cold slows the available power and extends the time
needed to recharge the battery. It may take a few days for the temperature of your scooter’s batteries to stabilise
and adjust to their new room or ambient temperature.
It takes a few charging cycles (partial draining followed by full recharging) to establish the critical chemical balance
that is essential to a deep-cycle battery’s peak performance and long life.
What about public transport?
If you intend to use public transport with your scooter, you must contact the transportation dealer in advance to
determine their specific requirements.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals,
and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
Battery Removal
1. Remove the battery compartment lid. See figure 12.
2. Disconnect the battery harnesses. See figure 13.
3. Remove the battery pack from the scooter. See figure 14.
4. Unzip the battery pack and remove the battery or batteries.
5. Disconnect the red (+) positive and black (-) negative battery leads from the battery terminals by pulling them gently from the battery terminals. See figure
15.
Figure 12. Battery Compartment Lid
BATTERY
HARNESSES
Figure 13. Battery Harness Removal
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Battery Replacement
1. Connect the two (2) battery leads to the new battery
terminals. See figure 15.
n Red lead to (+) positive terminal.
n Black lead to (-) negative terminal.
2. Put the battery or batteries back into the battery pack
with the battery terminals facing up.
3. Zip the battery pack and place it back into the battery
compartment.
4. Reconnect the battery harnesses.
5. Replace the battery compartment lid.
BATTERY DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING
If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag and call your authorised
Pride Provider for instructions on disposal. Your authorized Pride Provider will also have the necessary information on battery recycling, which is our recommended
course of action.
Figure 14. Battery Pack Removal
BATTERY TERMINAL
BATTERY LEADS
Figure 15. Battery Leads
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VI.
OPERATION
BEFORE GETTING ONTO YOUR SCOOTER
n Have you fully charged the batteries? See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
n Is the manual freewheel lever in the drive position? Never leave the manual freewheel lever in freewheel mode
unless you are manually pushing your scooter.
n Is the tiller lock knob in the unlocked position? See VIII. “Disassembly and Assembly.”
GETTING ONTO YOUR SCOOTER
1. Make certain that the key is removed from the key switch.
WARNING! Never get onto or off of your scooter without first removing the key from the
key switch. This will prevent the scooter from moving if accidental throttle control lever
contact is made.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Stand at the side of your scooter.
Make certain that the seat is locked securely in position.
Position yourself comfortably and securely in the seat.
Make certain that your feet are safely on the floorboard.
PRE-RIDE ADJUSTMENTS AND CHECKS
n Are you positioned comfortably in the seat?
n Is the seat at the proper height?
n Is the seat securely in place?
n Is the tiller at a comfortable setting and locked securely in place? See VII. “Comfort Adjustments.”
n Is the key fully inserted into the key switch? See IV. “Your Scooter.”
n Does the scooter’s horn work properly?
n Is your proposed path clear of people, pets, and obstacles?
n Have you planned your route to avoid adverse terrain and as many inclines as possible?
OPERATING YOUR SCOOTER
WARNING! The following can adversely affect steering and stability while operating your
scooter:
n Holding onto or attaching a leash to walk your pet
n Carrying passengers (including pets)
n Hanging any article from the tiller
n Towing or being pushed by another motorised vehicle
Such practices could cause loss of control and/or tipping, resulting in personal injury and/
or damage to your scooter.
Keep both hands on the tiller and your feet on the floorboard at all times while operating your scooter. This driving
position gives you the most control over your vehicle.
n Set the speed adjustment dial to your desired speed.
n Press your thumb against the appropriate side of the throttle control lever.
n The electromechanical disc park brake automatically disengages and the scooter accelerates smoothly to the
speed you preselected with the speed adjustment dial.
n Pull on the left handgrip to steer your scooter to the left.
n Pull on the right handgrip to steer your scooter to the right.
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O P E R AT I O N
n Move the tiller to the center position to drive straight ahead.
n Release the throttle control lever to decelerate and come to a complete stop.
n The electromechanical disc park brake automatically engages when your scooter comes to a stop.
NOTE: Your scooter’s reverse speed is slower than that of the forward speed you preset with the speed
adjustment dial.
GETTING OFF OF YOUR SCOOTER
1. Bring your scooter to a complete stop.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Carefully and safely get out of the seat to either side of your scooter.
POWER DOWN TIMER FEATURE
Your scooter is equipped with an energy saving automatic power down timer feature designed to preserve your
scooter’s battery life. If you mistakenly leave the key in the key switch and in the “on” position but do not use your
scooter for approximately 20 minutes, the controller shuts down automatically.
If the power down timer feature takes effect, perform the following steps to resume normal operation.
1. Remove the key from the key switch.
2. Reinsert the key and power up your scooter.
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COMFORT
ADJUSTMENTS
TILLER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
WARNING! Remove the key from the key switch before adjusting the tiller or the seat.
Never attempt to adjust the tiller or the seat while the scooter is in motion.
Your scooter is equipped with an adjustable pivoting
tiller.
1. Turn the tiller adjustment knob anticlockwise to
loosen the tiller. See figure 16.
2. Move the tiller to a comfortable position.
3. Turn the tiller adjustment knob clockwise to secure
the tiller in position.
TILLER
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
NOTE: In order to lower the tiller to the scooter
deck, you must first remove the seat. Remove the
seat by pulling it straight up and off of the scooter.
SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
The seat can be repositioned to one of two different
heights. See figure 17.
1. Remove the seat from your scooter.
2. Use the attached ring to pull and remove the detent pin from the lower seat post.
3. Raise or lower the upper seat post to the desired
seat height.
4. While holding the upper seat post at that height,
match up the adjustment holes in the upper and
lower seat post.
5. Fully insert the detent pin.
6. Replace the seat.
Figure 16. Tiller Adjustment
ADJUSTMENT HOLES
UPPER SEAT
POST
DETENT PIN
LOWER
SEAT POST
SEAT ROTATION
The seat lock lever is located at the bottom right side
of the seat. This lever allows you to lock the seat into
one of four positions: forward, rearward, left, and right.
1. Pull up on the seat lock lever to unlock the seat.
2. Rotate the seat to the desired position.
3. Release the seat lock lever to lock the seat securely in place.
Figure 17. Seat Height Adjustment
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COMFORT
ADJUSTMENTS
ARMREST WIDTH ADJUSTMENT
The armrest width can be adjusted inward or outward.
See figure 17A.
1. Remove the detent pins located near the armrest adjustment knobs.
2. Loosen the armrest adjustment knobs.
3. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
4. Reinsert the detent pins through the adjustment holes
of both the seat frame and armrest frame.
5. Tighten the armrest adjustment knobs as required.
NOTE: Pivot the armrests upward to aid in getting
onto and off of your scooter.
ARMREST ADJUSTMENT KNOB
DETENT PIN
Figure 17A. Armrest Width Adjustment
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DISASSEMBLY
No tools are required to disassemble or assemble your scooter. Always disassemble or assemble your scooter on
a level, dry surface with sufficient room for you to work. Keep in mind that the disassembled sections of a scooter
take up more floor space than when assembled.
REAR SECTION
You can disassemble your scooter into four pieces: the
seat, the front section, the rear section, and the battery
pack. See figure 18.
Before disassembling the scooter, remove the key and place
the manual freewheel lever in the drive (forward) position.
SEAT
BATTERY PACK
FRONT SECTION
Figure 18. Disassembled Scooter
WARNING! Lifting weight beyond your physical capability may result in personal injury.
Ask for assistance when necessary before disassembling or assembling your scooter.
1. Lock the tiller in place by pushing the tiller lock knob in and turning it clockwise 90°. See figure 19. The front
wheel must face forward in order to lock the tiller.
2. Remove the seat by pulling it straight upward.
3. Remove the battery compartment lid and place it out of the way.
4. Unplug the front-to-rear harness and both battery harnesses. See figure 20.
FRONT-TO-REAR
HARNESS
LOCKED
POSITION
Figure 19. Tiller Lock knob (Locked)
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HARNESSES
UNLOCKED
POSITION
Figure 19A. Tiller Lock Knob
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Toggle Latch Release
1. Push in the toggle latch release button while pulling back the toggle latch. See figure 21.
2. Position the toggle latch buckle over the top of the toggle latch. See figure 22.
3. Lower the tiller to the scooter floorboard and fully tighten the tiller adjustment knob.
TOGGLE
LATCH
BUCKLE
TOGGLE
LATCH
TOGGLE
LATCH
RELEASE
BUTTON
Figure 21. Toggle Latch (Latched)
Figure 22. Toggle Latch (Unlatched)
Frame Separation
1. Push back on the seat post to pivot the rear section rearward until it is standing vertically on its end. See figure 23.
2. Lift the front section up until the lower pegs are no longer in the slots. See figure 24.
3. Carefully lift the front section vertically away from the rear section. See figure 25.
SLOTS
PEGS
Figure 23. Frame Positioning
Figure 24. Frame Lockup
TILLER HANDLE
Figure 25. Frame Halves
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ASSEMBLY
1. Position the front and rear sections of your scooter as shown in figure 25.
2. Use the tiller handle to lift the front section as you align the lower slots of the front section with the corresponding pegs on the front of the rear section. See figure 24.
3. Holding the seat post, slowly pivot the rear section forward until the curved locking brackets are fully connected onto the top rear pegs. See figure 23.
4. Raise the tiller and fully tighten the tiller adjustment knob.
5. Secure the toggle latch. See figure 21.
n Lower the toggle latch buckle.
n Push back on the toggle latch so it locks into place.
6. Connect the front-to-rear harness and both battery harnesses. See figure 20.
7. Replace the battery compartment lid.
8. Replace the seat and rotate it until it locks into place.
9. Unlock the front wheel by turning the tiller lock knob 90° anticlockwise. See figure 19A.
WARNING! After assembling your scooter, make absolutely certain the tiller lock knob is
in the unlocked position before attempting to ride your scooter.
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BASIC
TROUBLESHOOTING
Any electromechanical device requires occasional troubleshooting. However, most problems that arise can usually
be solved with a bit of thought and common sense. Many of these problems occur because the batteries are not
fully charged or because the batteries are worn down and can no longer hold a charge.
DIAGNOSTIC BEEP CODES
The diagnostic beep codes for your scooter are designed to help you perform basic troubleshooting quickly and
easily. A diagnostic beep code will sound in the event one of the conditions listed below develops.
NOTE: Your scooter will not run unless the beep code condition is resolved and the scooter has been
turned off, then turned back on.
BEEP CODE
„„
(2)
„„„
(3)
„„„„„
(5)
„„„„„„
(6)
„„„„„„„
(7)
„„„„„„„„
(8)
„„„„„„„„„
(9)
CONDITION
SOLUTION
Battery voltage is too low to operate the
scooter.
Battery voltage is too high to operate the
scooter.
Solenoid brake trip. The manual freewheel
lever may be in the freewheel position.
Throttle trip. The throttle control lever
may have been depressed while inserting
the key.
Throttle trip. Throttle potentiometer fault
or speed potentiometer fault.
Charge fully until charger and any meters
indicate completion.
Call your authorised Pride Provider for
assistance.
Remove the key, then push the manual freewheel
lever to the drive position, restart your scooter.
Release the throttle control lever completely,
then reinsert the key.
Call your
assistance.
authorised
Pride
Provider
for
The scooter’s motor is disconnected.
Call your
assistance.
authorised
Pride
Provider
for
Possible controller trip. You may be
attempting to install the battery pack while
the key is inserted or the motor controller
may be in overheat protective mode.
Shut down your scooter for a minimum of
several minutes to allow the controller to cool.
Try reinserting the key into the key switch.
What if all the systems on my scooter seem to be “dead”?
n Make certain that the key is fully inserted into the key switch.
n Check that the batteries are fully charged. See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
n Push in the main circuit breaker reset button. See IV. “Your Scooter.”
n Make certain that all wiring harnesses (battery and front-to-rear) are firmly connected.
n Be sure the power down timer feature hasn’t been activated. Fully remove the key from the key switch then
reinsert the key back into the key switch.
What if the motor runs but my scooter does not move?
n Your scooter was probably left in freewheel mode.
n When the manual freewheel lever is pushed rearward, the brakes are disengaged and all power to the motor/
transaxle is cut.
n Push the manual freewheel lever forward, then remove the key— reinsert the key back into the key switch to
restore normal operation to your scooter.
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BASIC
TROUBLESHOOTING
What if the battery condition meter dips way down and the motor surges or hesitates when I press the
throttle control lever?
n Fully charge your scooter’s batteries. See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
n Have your authorised Pride Provider load test each battery.
What if the main circuit breaker trips repeatedly?
n Charge the scooter’s batteries more frequently. See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
n If the problem persists, have both of your scooter’s batteries load tested by your authorised Pride Provider.
n See V. “Batteries and Charging” or III. “Specifications” for information about your scooter’s battery type.
n Check the fuse located next to the circuit breaker button.
In the event the fuse ceases to work (blows):
n Remove the fuse by pulling it out of its slot.
n Examine the fuse to be sure it is blown. See figures 26 and 27.
n Insert a new fuse of the proper rating.
Figure 26. Working Fuse
Figure 27. Blown Fuse
If you experience any problems with your scooter that you are not able to solve, contact your authorised Pride
Provider for information, maintenance, and service.
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CARE
AND
MAINTENANCE
Your scooter requires a minimal amount of care and maintenance. If you do not feel confident in your ability to
perform the maintenance listed below, you may schedule inspection and maintenance with your authorised Pride
Provider. The following areas require periodic inspection and/or care and maintenance.
TYRE CONDITION AND TREAD WEAR
n Regularly inspect your scooter’s tyres for signs of wear.
n Use a rubber conditioner on your scooter’s tyre sidewalls to help to preserve them.
WARNING! Do not apply rubber conditioner on tyre tread; this may cause the tyres to
become dangerously slippery.
EXTERIOR SURFACES
n Bumpers and trim also benefit from an occasional application of a rubber or vinyl conditioner.
WARNING! Do not use a rubber or vinyl conditioner on the scooter’s seat (if vinyl), floorboard,
or tyre tread. They will become dangerously slippery and result in personal injury and/or
damage to your scooter.
n The scooter shroud is made from durable ABS plastic and coated with an advanced formula urethane paint. A
light application of car wax will help the shroud retain its high gloss.
WIRING HARNESSES
n Regularly check wiring harness insulation for wear or damage.
n Have your authorised Pride Provider repair or replace any damaged connector, connection, or insulation that
you find before using your scooter again.
AXLE BEARINGS AND THE MOTOR/TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY
These items are all prelubricated, sealed, and require no subsequent lubrication.
CONSOLE, CHARGER, AND ELECTRONICS
n Keep these areas free of moisture.
n If any of these items are exposed to moisture, let them dry thoroughly before operating your scooter again.
STORAGE
If you plan on not using your scooter for an extended period of time, it is best to:
n Fully charge its batteries prior to storage.
n Disconnect the batteries.
n Store your scooter in a warm, dry environment.
n Avoid storing your scooter where it will be exposed to temperature extremes.
WARNING! Always protect batteries from freezing temperatures and never charge a frozen
battery. This damages the battery and can cause personal injury.
For prolonged storage, you may wish to place several boards under the frame of your scooter to raise the scooter
off of the ground. This takes the weight off the tyres and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing on the areas
of the tyres contacting the ground.
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WARRANTY
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Structural frame components, including: platform, fork, seat post, and frame welds.
Drivetrain, including: differential, motor, and brake.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Your Pride Scooter is fully guaranteed for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase against faults arising due
to defects in manufacture or materials. This warranty does not detract from, but is in addition to your legal rights.
All electronic parts, including controllers and battery chargers, have a one (1) year warranty. Servicing to the
controller or battery charger must be carried out by your authorised Pride Provider. Any attempt to open or
dismantle these items renders the guarantee void on that item.
NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY
This guarantee does not extend to those items which may need replacement due to normal wear and tear (tyres,
belts, bulbs, upholstery, plastic shrouds, motor brushes, fuses, and batteries), or damage to the product caused by
misuse or accident for which Pride or its agent cannot be held responsible. This warranty does not include labor or
service calls.
BATTERIES
Batteries are covered by a six (6) month warranty from the original manufacturer.
Gradual deterioration in performance due to being left in a discharged state, left in cold conditions for long periods
of time, or worn out through heavy use is not covered.
SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty service can be performed by an authorised Pride Provider. Please contact your authorised Pride Provider for advice on the current cost affecting the service visit.
REPLACEMENT UNITS
The availability of replacement units is subject to the discretion of the provider, not the manufacturer. For more
information regarding replacement units, contact your authorised Pride Provider.
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