Pride Mobility Travel Pal Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
Unit 106, Heyford Park Camp Road
Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire OX25 5HA
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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:
Authorised Pride Dealer:_______________________________________________________________
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.
Copyright © 2006
Pride Mobility Products Ltd.
INFMANU3315/Rev A/May 2006
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................... 4
II.
SAFETY ......................................................................................................................................... 5
III. SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................... 16
IV.
YOUR TRAVEL SCOOTER ................................................................................................... 18
V.
BATTERIES AND CHARGING ............................................................................................ 23
VI. OPERATION ............................................................................................................................... 28
VII. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ..................................................................................... 30
VIII. BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................. 31
IX. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................ 34
X.
WARRANTY................................................................................................................................ 36
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
Welcome to Pride Mobility Products 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
dealer, carer 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 Dealer. 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 Travel Scooter, and about the service you received from your authorised Pride
Dealer. 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 Travel Scooter. Please
feel free to contact us at the address below:
Pride Mobility Products Ltd.
Unit 106, Heyford Park Camp Road
Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire OX25 5HA
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 Travel Scooter to identify warnings, mandatory actions and prohibited actions.
It is very important for you to read and understand them completely.
Pinch/Crush points created during assembly.
Corrosive chemicals contained in battery. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to
reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
EMI-RFI - This product has been tested and passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.
Read and follow the information in the owner’s manual.
Maximum weight capacity.
Unlocked and in freewheel mode.
Place unit on level ground and stand to one side when changing from drive mode
to freewheel mode or freewheel mode to drive mode.
Locked and in drive mode.
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Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries.
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.
Contact with tools can cause electrical shock.
Do not use a cell phone, walkie/talkie, laptop or other radio transmitter while
operating.
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GENERAL
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new Travel Scooter for the first time without completely
reading and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your Travel 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 Travel Scooter user. Please be aware that the
final selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of Travel Scooter to be used is the responsibility of the
Travel 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 Travel
Scooter to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the authorised Pride Dealer in
the instruction process for the use of the product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the Travel Scooter user will need to practice
operating the Travel 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 Travel Scooter user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your Travel 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 lifts, up and down ramps and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips and other safety considerations that will help you become accustomed to
operating the Travel Scooter safely.
MODIFICATIONS
Pride has designed and engineered your Travel Scooter to provide maximum mobility and utility. Some accessories are available from your authorised Pride Dealer to further customise your Travel Scooter to better suit your
needs and/or preferences. However, under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove or disable any
feature, part or function of your Travel Scooter.
WARNING! Do not modify your Travel Scooter in any way not authorised by Pride.
Unauthorised modifications may result in personal injury and/or damage to your Travel
Scooter and may void your warranty.
REMOVABLE PARTS
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move your Travel Scooter by any of its removable
parts. Personal injury and damage to the Travel Scooter may result.
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PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK
Get to know the feel of your Travel Scooter and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check
before each use to make sure your Travel Scooter operates smoothly and safely.
Perform the following inspections prior to using your Travel Scooter:
! Check for proper tyre inflation (if equipped with pneumatic tyres).
! Check the brakes (freewheel lever in drive mode).
! Check battery charge.
If you discover a problem, contact your authorised Pride Dealer for assistance.
WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
Your Travel Scooter is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Refer to the specifications table for this information.
WARNING! Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in personal
injury and damage to your Travel 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 Travel 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 Travel Scooter.
! Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
! Take wide swings with your Travel Scooter around any tight corners. If you do that, the Travel 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.
! When driving down a ramp, keep the Travel Scooter’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to
ensure a safely controlled descent.
! Avoid sudden stops and starts.
When climbing an incline, try to keep your Travel 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 Travel 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 Travel 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 Travel 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).
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WARNING! When on any sort of an incline or decline, never place the Travel Scooter in
freewheel mode while seated on it or standing next to it.
WARNING! Even though your Travel 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 Travel Scooter, resulting in personal injury and/or damage to your Travel 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 Travel Scooters. Figure 1 illustrates your Travel Scooter’s stability and its ability to climb grades
under various weight loads and under controlled testing conditions.
These tests were conducted with the Travel 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 Travel Scooter’s ability to travel
up inclines is affected by your weight, your Travel Scooter’s speed, your angle of approach to the incline and your
Travel Scooter setup.
WARNING! Never fill the front or rear basket with contents exceeding 6.8 kg (15 lbs).
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than what is shown in figure
1 may put your Travel Scooter in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in
personal injury.
91 kg
(14 stone/200 lbs.
12.3% (7°)
68 kg
(11 stone/150 lbs.)
4.1% (8°)
118 kg
(19 stone/260 lbs.)
10.5% (6°)
Figure 1. Maximum Recommended Incline Angles
When you approach an incline, it is best to lean forward. See figures 2 and 2A. This shifts the centre of gravity of
you and your Travel Scooter toward the front of the Travel Scooter for improved stability.
NOTE: When negotiating ramps, if the throttle control lever is released while moving forward, the
powered Travel Scooter may roll back approximately 30.5 cm (1 foot) before the brake engages. If the
throttle control lever is released while moving in reverse, the powered Travel Scooter may roll back
approximately 1 metre (3 feet) before the brake engages.
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Figure 2. Normal Driving Position
SAFETY
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 Travel Scooter from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. When using your Travel 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 Travel Scooter is equipped with these powerful brake systems:
! Regenerative: Uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the throttle control lever returns to the centre/
stop position.
! 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.
OUTDOOR DRIVING SURFACES
Your Travel Scooter is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces
composed of concrete, blacktop or tarmac. However, Pride recognises that there will be times when you will
encounter other surface types. For this reason, your Travel Scooter is designed to perform admirably on packed
soil, grass and gravel. Feel free to use your Travel Scooter safely on lawns and in park areas.
! Reduce your Travel Scooter’s speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
! Avoid tall grass that can become tangled in the running gear or wrapped around the axle.
! Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
! If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
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PUBLIC STREETS AND ROADWAYS
WARNING! You should not operate your Travel Scooter on public streets and roadways. Be
aware that it may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your Travel
Scooter. Obey all local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and
then proceed with extreme caution.
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 Travel 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 Travel Scooter proceed rearward down any step,
kerb or other obstacle. This may cause the Travel Scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Be sure your Travel 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 (2 in.).
KERB
Figure 3. Correct Kerb Approach
KERB
Figure 3A. Incorrect Kerb Approach
INCLEMENT WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
Exposure of your Travel Scooter to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly caught up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your Travel Scooter, proceed to shelter at the
earliest opportunity. Thoroughly dry your Travel Scooter before storing, charging or operating your Travel Scooter.
WARNING! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions and on icy/slippery surfaces
can cause personal injury and/or damage to the Travel Scooter and electrical system.
Maintain and store your Travel Scooter in a dry and clean condition.
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FREEWHEEL MODE
Your Travel Scooter is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that, when pushed forward, allows the Travel
Scooter to be pushed. For more information about how to place your Travel Scooter into and out of freewheel
mode, see IV. “Your Travel Scooter.”
WARNING! When your Travel Scooter is in freewheel mode, the braking system is
disengaged.
! Disengage the drive motors only on a level surface.
! Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
! Stand beside the Travel Scooter to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never sit on
a Travel Scooter to do this.
! After you have finished pushing your Travel 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 Travel
Scooter.
An added feature built into the Travel Scooter is “push-too-fast” protection which safeguards the Travel Scooter
against gaining excessive speed while in freewheel mode.
“Push-too-fast” operates differently depending on which of two conditions exists:
! If the key is turned to the “off” position while in freewheel mode, the Travel Scooter’s controller activates
regenerative braking when the Travel Scooter is pushed faster than a maximum threshold which has been
preprogrammed. In this case, the controller is acting as a speed governor.
! If the key is in the “on” position while in freewheel mode, you will encounter considerable resistance at any
speed because the brakes are fully engaged. This prevents the Travel Scooter from gaining unwanted momentum should the manual freewheel lever inadvertently be released while driving the Travel Scooter.
STAIRS AND ESCALATORS
Travel Scooters are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use a lift.
WARNING! Do not use your Travel Scooter to negotiate steps or escalators. You may cause
injury to yourself and to others and/or damage your Travel Scooter.
DOORS
! Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
! Use your hand to turn the knob or push the handle or push-bar.
! Drive your Travel Scooter gently and slowly forward to push the door open, or drive your Travel Scooter
gently and slowly rearwards to pull the door open.
LIFTS
Modern lifts have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the door(s).
! 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 Travel Scooter and the door will reopen.
! Use care that handbags, packages or Travel Scooter accessories do not become caught in lift doors.
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LIFT/ELEVATION PRODUCTS
If you will be traveling with your Travel 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 Travel Scooter when it is being used in connection with any
type of lift/elevation product. Your Travel Scooter was not designed with such use in mind
and any damage or injury incurred from such use is no the responsibility of Pride.
BATTERIES
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information.
WARNING! Travel Scooter batteries are heavy (refer to specifications table). Lifting weight
beyond your capacity could result in personal injury. If necessary, get someone physically
able to lift the Travel 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 and harnesses in the proper manner may result in personal injury and/
or damage to your Travel 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 Dealer for instructions on disposal. Your authorised Pride Dealer will also have the necessary information on
battery recycling, which is our recommended course of action.
MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORT
Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your Travel Scooter while traveling in a motor vehicle. The
scooter should be stowed in the boot of a car or in the back of a truck or van with the batteries removed and
properly secured.
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.
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GETTING ONTO AND OFF OF YOUR TRAVEL SCOOTER
Getting onto and off of your Travel Scooter requires a good sense of balance. Please observe the following safety
tips when getting onto and off of your Travel Scooter:
! Remove the key from the key switch.
! Ensure that your Travel Scooter is not in freewheel mode. See IV. “Your Travel Scooter.”
! Make certain that the seat is locked into place.
WARNING! When driving on level ground, position yourself as far back as possible in the
Travel Scooter seat to prevent the Travel Scooter from tipping and causing injury.
WARNING! Avoid using your armrests for weight bearing purposes. Such use may cause
the Travel Scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the floorboard. Such use may cause the
Travel Scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
REACHING AND BENDING
Avoid reaching or bending while driving your Travel Scooter. Bending forward creates the risk of accidental
throttle control lever contact. Bending to the side while seated creates the risk of tipping. It is important to maintain
a stable centre of gravity and keep the Travel Scooter from tipping. Pride recommends that the Travel Scooter user
determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified attendant.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the
Travel Scooter deck or from either side of the Travel Scooter. Movements such as these
may change your centre of gravity and the weight distribution of the Travel Scooter and
cause your Travel 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.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS/PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
The Travel Scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her Travel 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 Travel Scooter in a safe manner.
ALCOHOL
The Travel Scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her Travel Scooter. This
includes awareness of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol.
WARNING! Do not operate your Travel Scooter while you are under the influence of alcohol,
as this may impair your ability to drive safely.
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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.
WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-way radios, laptops and other types of radio
transmitters may cause unintended movement of your electrically-powered mobility vehicle
due to EMI. Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your mobility
vehicle and avoid coming into close proximity of radio and 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 Travel
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 more information on EMI/RFI, visit the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If
unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn your Travel Scooter off as soon as it is safe to do so.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer to report the incident.
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SPECIFICATIONS
74 cm - 79 cm
(29.125" - 31.125")
30.5 cm - 35.5 cm
(12"-14")
3.8 cm (1.5")
96.5 cm (38")
38 cm (15")
42 cm (16.5")
81.28 cm (32")
Turning Radius
48.26 cm (19")
Figure 4. Dimensions
5 cm
(2")
19 cm (7.5")
Figure 4A. Front And Rear Tyre Dimensions
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Maximum Safe Slope
Maximum Climbing Ability
Maximum Obstacle Climbing Ability
Overall Length2
Overall Width2
Heaviest Piece Without Seat
Heaviest Piece When Disassembled
Turning Radius2
Speed (Maximum)
Range Per Charge1
Ground Clearance2
Weight Capacity
Standard Seating
Drive System
Dual Braking System
Tyres
Battery Requirements
Battery Weight
Battery Charger
1
2
SCUK31
See figure 1.
See figure 1.
5 cm (2 in.)
96.5 cm (38 in.)
48.26 cm (19 in.)
30.6 kg (67.5 lbs.)
Base: 23.36 kg (51.5 lbs.)
81.28 cm (32 in. )
Variable up to 6.84 km/h (4.25 mph)
Up to 16 km (10 miles) with 12 AH batteries
3.8 cm (1.5 in.)
118 kg (19 stone/260 lbs.)
Type: Foldable vinyl covered moulded foam
Dimensions: 42 cm (16.5 in.) width
38 cm (15 in.) depth
30.5 cm (12 in.) height
Material: Black Vinyl
Rear-wheel drive, sealed mini transaxle, 24 volt DC motor
Electronic, regenerative, and electromechanical
Type: solid
Size: 5 cm x 19 cm (2 in. x 7.5 in.)
Type: Two (2) 12-volt, deep-cycle (AGM or Gel-Cell type recommended)
Size: 12 AH
3.8 kg (8.5 lbs.) each
Off-board battery charger
Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery charge, battery condition, battery amp hour rating (AH) and tyre
condition.
Due to manufacturing tolerances and continual product improvement, this specification can be subject to variance
of (+ or – ) 3 %.
NOTE: All specifications subject to change without notice.
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TILLER CONSOLE COMPONENTS
The tiller console houses all controls needed to drive your Travel Scooter, including the key switch, throttle control
lever, horn button, speed adjustment dial and the battery condition meter. See figure 5.
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 Travel Scooter until the
tiller console has dried thoroughly.
KEY (INSERTED INTO KEY SWITCH)
BATTERY CONDITION METER
SPEED ADJUSTMENT DIAL
HORN BUTTON
THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER
(REVERSE)
THROTTLE CONTROL
LEVER (FORWARD)
Figure 5. Tiller Console
Key Switch
! Insert the key into the key switch and turn it clockwise to power up (turn on) your Travel Scooter.
! Turn the key anticlockwise to power down (turn off) your Travel Scooter.
Although the key can be left in the key switch when the Travel Scooter is powered down, we recommend removing it to prevent unauthorised use of your Travel Scooter.
WARNING! If the key is moved to the “off” position while your Travel Scooter is in motion,
the electronic brakes will engage and your Travel 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 Travel Scooter up to the
maximum speed you preset with the speed adjustment dial.
! Place your right hand on the right handgrip and your left hand on the left handgrip.
! Use your right thumb to push the right side of the lever to disengage your Travel Scooter’s brakes and move forward.
! Release the lever and allow your Travel Scooter to come to a complete stop before pushing the other side of
the lever to move in reverse.
! When the throttle is completely released, it automatically returns to the centre “stop” position and engages your
Travel Scooter’s brakes.
Horn Button
This button activates a warning horn. The Travel Scooter must be “on” for the horn to be operational. Do not
hesitate to use the warning horn when doing so may prevent accident or injury.
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Battery Condition Meter
When the key is fully inserted into the key switch, this meter indicates approximate battery strength. For further
information on the battery condition meter, see V. “Batteries and Charging.”
Speed Adjustment Dial
This dial allows you to preselect and limit your Travel Scooter’s top speed.
! The image of the tortoise represents the slowest speed setting.
! The image of the hare represents the fastest speed setting.
LOWER TILLER COMPONENTS
Tiller Adjustment Knob
Your Travel Scooter is equipped with an adjustable pivoting tiller that you can position to maximise your ergonomic
comfort.
TILLER ADJUSTMENT KNOB
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 Travel Scooter is in
motion.
To use the tiller adjustment knob:
1. While supporting the tiller, turn the tiller adjustment knob
anticlockwise to loosen the tiller. See figure 6.
2. Move the tiller to a comfortable position.
3. Turn the tiller adjustment knob clockwise to secure the
tiller in position.
NOTE: In order to lower the tiller to its lowest point,
you must first remove the seat.
TILLER
HANDLE
Figure 6. Tiller Adjustment
Tiller Handle
The tiller handle is located below the tiller adjustment knob
(see figure 6) and should be used when lifting the front end
of the Travel Scooter during storage or transport. Make sure
the tiller lock knob is in the locked position before using the
tiller handle to lift the Travel Scooter.
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Tiller Lock Knob
The tiller lock knob allows the tiller to be locked in the straight ahead position. Locking the tiller is helpful when
transporting the Travel Scooter because it will stabilise the front wheel, keeping the Travel Scooter from moving
from side to side.
WARNING! Before getting onto your Travel Scooter, always check that the tiller lock knob
is in the unlocked position. See figure 7A. Attempting to ride your Travel Scooter with the
tiller lock knob in the locked position can result in personal injury.
From the unlocked position (see figure 7), lock the front wheel by pushing the tiller lock knob in and turning it
clockwise 90°. See figure 7A.
UNLOCKED
POSITION
LOCKED
POSITION
Figure 7. Tiller Lock Knob (Unlocked)
Figure 7A. Tiller Lock Knob (Locked)
SEAT ADJUSTMENTS
UPPER SEAT POST
To adjust the height of the seat:
1. Remove the seat by lifting it straight up and off of the
Travel Scooter.
2. Use the attached ring to pull and remove the detent pin
from the lower seat post. See figure 8.
3. Raise or lower the upper seat post to the desired
seat height.
4. While holding the upper seat post at that height, align the
adjustment holes of the upper and lower seat posts.
5. Fully insert the detent pin.
6. Reinstall the seat.
LOWER SEAT POST
DETENT PIN
Figure 8. Seat Height Adjustment
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To adjust the width of the armrests:
1. Loosen the armrest adjustment knobs located at the rear of the seat.
2. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
3. Tighten the armrest adjustment knobs as required.
NOTE: The armrests can also pivot upwards to aid in getting onto and off of the Travel Scooter.
REAR SECTION COMPONENTS
The manual freewheel lever, anti-tip wheels, motor/transaxle assembly and charging system components are
located on the rear section of your Travel Scooter. See figure 9.
WARNING! Before placing your Travel Scooter into or taking it out of freewheel mode,
remove the key from the key switch.
WARNING! Never sit on a Travel Scooter when it is in freewheel mode.
WARNING! Never put a Travel Scooter in freewheel mode on any incline.
MOTOR/TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
ANTI-TIP WHEELS
Figure 9. Rear Section
Manual Freewheel Lever
Whenever you need or want to push your Travel Scooter for short distances, you can put it in freewheel mode.
1. Push forward on the manual freewheel lever to disable the drive system and the brake system. You will now be
able to push your Travel Scooter.
2. Push the manual freewheel lever rearward to reengage the drive and the brake systems; this takes your Travel
Scooter out of freewheel mode.
WARNING! When your Travel Scooter is in freewheel mode, the braking system is
disengaged.
! Disengage the drive motors only on a level surface.
! Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
! Stand beside the Travel Scooter to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never sit on
a Travel Scooter to do this.
! After you have finished pushing your Travel 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 Travel
Scooter.
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Anti-Tip Wheels
The anti-tip wheels are an integral and important safety feature of your Travel Scooter. They are bolted to the frame
at the rear of your Travel Scooter.
PROHIBITED! Do not remove the anti-tip wheels or modify your Travel Scooter in any way
that is not authorised by Pride.
Motor/Transaxle Assembly
The motor/transaxle assembly is an electromechanical unit that converts electrical energy from your Travel Scooter’s
batteries into the controlled mechanical energy that drives the Travel Scooter’s wheels.
Charger Power Lead Receptacle
The Travel Scooter’s 3-pin off-board charger lead
plugs into this receptacle. See figure 10.
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER (RESET BUTTON)
Figure 10. Charging System Components
CHARGER
LED’S
POWER
Main Circuit Breaker (Reset Button)
When the voltage in your Travel Scooter’s batteries
becomes low or the Travel 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. See figure 10.
! The main circuit breaker reset button pops out
when the breaker trips.
! When the breaker trips, the entire electrical system of your Travel Scooter shuts down.
! Allow a minute or two for your Travel Scooter’s
electronics to “rest.”
! Push in the reset button to reset the main circuit
breaker.
! 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 dealer
perform a load test on your Travel Scooter’s batteries.
! If the main circuit breaker trips repeatedly, see
your authorised Pride Dealer for service.
CHARGER POWER LEAD
RECEPTACLE
PLUGS INTO BATTERY PACK
PLUGS INTO STANDARD ELECTRICAL OUTLET
Figure 11. Off-board Battery Charger
OFF-BOARD BATTERY CHARGER
The off-board battery charger, when plugged into the charger power lead receptacle and a standard electrical
outlet, charges the Travel Scooter’s batteries. See figure 11.
The LED lights on the charger indicate different charger conditions at various times. Refer to the charger owner’s
manual enclosed with the charger for a complete explanation of these indicators.
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BATTERIES
AND
CHARGING
Your Travel Scooter is equipped with two sealed, maintenance free, 12 AH batteries. Fully charge the batteries
prior to using your Travel Scooter for the first time. Keeping the batteries fully charged will keep your Travel
Scooter running smoothly.
READING YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE
The battery condition meter on the tiller console uses a colour
code to indicate the approximate strength of your batteries. From
right to left, green indicates fully charged batteries, yellow a draining charge and red indicates that an immediate recharge is necessary. See figure 12. To ensure the highest accuracy, the battery
condition meter should be checked while operating your Travel
Scooter at full speed on a dry, level surface.
To check the battery strength during charging, you must first unplug the charger power lead and turn on your Travel Scooter
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
Figure 12. Battery Condition Meter
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension lead to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger
directly into a properly wired standard electrical 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 2-pronged plug
access. Failure to heed could result in personal injury and/or property damage.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not use batteries that exceed the
recommended type and amp-hour capacity. Do not use batteries with different amp-hour
capacities. Refer to specifications table in this manual and in the manual supplied with
the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Read the battery charging instructions
in this manual and in the manual supplied with the battery charger before charging the
batteries.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do no expose the off-board battery
charger to rain or other sources of moisture unless it has been tested for outdoor use.
Refer to the manual supplied with the battery charger for more information.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Explosive gases may be generated
while charging the batteries. Keep the Travel Scooter and the battery charger away from
sources of ignition such as flames or sparks and provide adequate ventilation when
charging the batteries.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Inspect the battery charger, wiring,
and connectors for damage before each use. Contact your authorised Pride Dealer if
damage is found.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not attempt to open the battery
charger case. If the battery charger does not appear to be working correctly, contact Your
authorised Pride Dealer.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! If the off-board battery charger is
equipped with cooling slots, then do not attempt to insert objects through these slots.
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CHARGING
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not allow unsupervised children
to play near the Travel Scooter while the batteries are charging.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! If your off-board battery charger has
not been tested and approved for outdoor use, then do not expose it to adverse or extreme
weather conditions. If the battery charger is exposed to adverse or extreme weather
conditions, then it must be allowed to adjust to the difference in environmental conditions
before use indoors. Refer to the manual supplied with the battery charger for more
information.
Follow these easy steps to charge your batteries safely:
1. Position your Travel Scooter close to a standard electrical
outlet. See figure 13.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Make certain that the manual freewheel lever is in drive mode.
4. Remove the charger power lead receptacle cover from the
charger power lead receptacle and plug the 3-pin offboard charger power lead into the receptacle.
5. Extend the charger power lead from the off-board battery
charger and plug it into the electrical outlet. It is recommended that you charge your batteries for 8 to 14 hours.
6. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the off-board
charger power lead from the electrical outlet and then from
the charger power lead receptacle.
7. Replace the charger power lead receptacle cover.
Figure 13. Charging The Batteries
NOTE: There is a charger inhibit function on your Travel Scooter. The Travel Scooter will not run and the
battery condition meter will not operate if the charger power lead is not disconnected from the Travel Scooter.
NOTE: For more information on battery charging, refer to the operation manual supplied with your
battery charger.
REPLACING YOUR TRAVEL SCOOTER’S BATTERIES
If for any reason you do not feel capable or confident in performing the steps below, do not attempt to replace your
batteries. Contact your authorised Pride Dealer for service instead.
To ensure complete compatibility and optimal performance, Pride recommends using original equipment replacement batteries obtainable from your authorised Pride Dealer.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not mix or match new and old
batteries. If you encounter a situation where one battery needs to be replaced, then replace
both batteries. Refer to specifications table in this manual and the manual supplied with
the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.
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BATTERIES
Battery Removal
1. Remove key from key switch.
2. Remove the seat by pulling it straight up and off of
the Travel Scooter.
3. Remove the detent pin and upper seat post. See
figure 14.
4. Position the Travel Scooter in a way that allows
access to the underside of the Travel Scooter and
remove the four (4) screws that secure the plastic
shroud to the frame. See figure 15.
5. Return the Travel Scooter to an upright position.
6. Remove the shroud and set it out of the way.
7. Disconnect the red (+) positive and black (-)
negative battery cables from the battery by pulling them straight away from the battery terminal.
See figure 16.
8. Loosen the battery straps and remove the battery
or batteries to be replaced.
Battery Replacement
1. Put the new battery or batteries back onto the
Travel Scooter (battery terminals up) and secure
the battery straps.
2. Reconnect the two (2) battery cables to the battery terminals.
! Red cable to (+) positive terminal.
! Black cable to (-) negative terminal.
3. Reinstall the shroud back onto the Travel Scooter
frame.
4. Replace and tighten the screws that secure the
shroud to the frame.
5. Reinstall the upper seat post and detent pin.
6. Reinstall the seat.
AND
CHARGING
UPPER SEAT POST
DETENT PIN
Figure 14. Seat Post Removal
SECUREMENT SCREWS
Figure 15. Shroud Securement Screws
BATTERY TERMINALS
NOTE: If you encounter a damaged or cracked
battery, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag
and call your authorised Pride Dealer for instructions on disposal. Your authorised Pride Dealer
will also have the necessary information on battery recycling, which is our recommended course
of action.
BATTERY CABLES
Figure 16. Battery Terminal Connections
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the charger work?
When your Travel Scooter’s battery voltage is low, the charger works harder, sending more electrical current to
the batteries to bring up their charge. As the voltage approaches full charge, the charger sends less and less
electrical current to the batteries. When the batteries are fully charged, the current sent by the charger is at
nearly zero amperage. Therefore, when the charger is plugged in, it maintains the charge on your Travel Scooter’s
batteries, but does not overcharge them. We do not recommend that you charge your Travel Scooter’s batteries
for more than 24 consecutive hours.
What if my Travel Scooter’s batteries won’t charge?
Ensure that both ends of the charger power lead are inserted fully.
How often must I charge the batteries?
Two major factors must be considered when deciding how often to charge your Travel Scooter’s batteries:
! All day Travel Scooter use on a daily basis.
! Infrequent or sporadic Travel Scooter use.
With these considerations in mind, you can determine how often and for how long you should charge your Travel
Scooter’s batteries. We designed the off-board charger so that it will not overcharge your Travel 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.
! If you use your Travel Scooter daily, charge its batteries as soon as you finish using it for the day. Your Travel Scooter
will be ready each morning to give you a full day of service. We recommend that you charge your Travel Scooter’s
batteries for 8 to 14 hours after daily use.
! If you use your Travel Scooter once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours at a time.
! Keep your Travel Scooter’s batteries fully charged.
! Avoid deeply discharging your Travel Scooter’s batteries.
! Do not charge your Travel Scooter’s batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
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.
! Fully charge your Travel Scooter’s batteries prior to use.
! Plan your route to avoid as many hills, cracked, broken, or soft surfaces as possible.
! Limit your baggage weight to essential items.
! Try to maintain an even speed while your Travel Scooter is in motion.
! Avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type and size battery should I use?
Your Travel Scooter comes equipped with two deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both
AGM and Gel-Cell are deep-cycle batteries that are similar in performance. Do not use wet-cell batteries, which
have removable caps.
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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.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide batteries that best suit your Travel Scooter’s specific
electrical demands. Fresh batteries arrive daily and are shipped fully charged with the Travel Scooter. 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.
WARNING! If your Travel Scooter’s batteries become frozen, do not attempt to charge
them. Cold or frozen batteries should be allowed to warm up for several days prior to
recharging.
It may take a few days for the temperature of your Travel 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.
Follow these steps to properly break-in your Travel Scooter’s new batteries for maximum efficiency and
service life.
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This charging cycle brings the battery up to about 88% of
its peak performance level.
2. Operate your new Travel 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 Travel Scooter’s controls.
3. Fully recharge the batteries. They should be at over 90% of their peak performance level.
4. Operate your Travel 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.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
Fully charged deep-cycle batteries provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your Travel
Scooter’s batteries fully charged whenever possible. Protect your Travel Scooter and batteries from extreme heat
or cold. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, stored in extreme temperatures, or
stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance and limited service life.
What about public transportation?
If you intend to use public transportation with your Travel Scooter, you must contact the transportation provider in
advance to determine their specific requirements.
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OPERATION
BEFORE GETTING ON YOUR TRAVEL SCOOTER
! Have you fully charged the batteries? See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
! Is the manual freewheel lever in the drive (rearward) position? Never leave the manual freewheel lever pushed
forward unless you are manually pushing your Travel Scooter.
! Is the tiller lock knob in the unlocked position? See figures 7 and 7A.
GETTING ONTO YOUR TRAVEL SCOOTER
WARNING! Never attempt to get onto or off of your Travel Scooter without first removing
the key from the key switch. This will prevent the Travel Scooter from moving if accidental
throttle control lever contact is made.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Make certain that the key is removed from the key switch.
Disengage the seat rotation lever and rotate the seat so it faces you. See figure 17.
Position yourself comfortably and securely in the seat and rotate the seat forward.
Make certain that the seat is locked securely in position.
Make certain that your feet are safely on the floorboard.
PRE-RIDE ADJUSTMENTS AND CHECKS
! Are you positioned comfortably in the seat?
! Is the seat at the proper height?
! Is the seat securely in place?
! Is the tiller at a comfortable driving position and locked securely in place?
! Is the tiller lock knob in the unlocked position?
! Is the key in the “on” position? See IV. “Your Travel Scooter.”
! Does the Travel Scooter’s horn work properly?
! Is your proposed path clear of people, pets and obstacles?
! Have you planned your route to avoid adverse terrain and as many inclines as possible?
OPERATING YOUR TRAVEL SCOOTER
WARNING! The following can adversely affect steering and stability while operating your
Travel Scooter:
! Holding onto or attaching a leash to walk your pet.
! Carrying passengers (including pets).
! Hanging any article from the tiller.
! 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 Travel Scooter.
Keep both hands on the tiller and your feet on the floorboard at all times while operating your Travel Scooter. This
driving position gives you the most control over your vehicle.
! Set the speed adjustment dial to your desired speed.
! Press your thumb against the appropriate side of the throttle control lever.
! The electromechanical disc park brake automatically disengages and the Travel Scooter accelerates smoothly
to the speed you preselected with the speed adjustment dial.
! Pull on the left handgrip to steer your Travel Scooter to the left.
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OPERATION
Pull on the right handgrip to steer your Travel Scooter to the right.
Move the tiller to the centre position to drive straight ahead.
Release the throttle control lever to decelerate and come to a complete stop.
The electromechanical disc park brake automatically engages when your Travel Scooter comes to a stop.
NOTE: Your Travel Scooter’s reverse speed is slower than that of the forward speed you preset with the
speed adjustment dial.
GETTING OFF OF YOUR TRAVEL SCOOTER
1. Bring your Travel Scooter to a complete stop.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Rotate the seat to either side of the Travel Scooter and carefully and safely get out of the seat.
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DISASSEMBLY
No tools are required to disassemble or assemble your Travel Scooter. Always disassemble or assemble your
Travel Scooter on a level, dry surface with sufficient room for you to work. Keep in mind that the disassembled
sections of a Travel Scooter take up more floor space than the assembled Travel Scooter.
You can disassemble the Travel Scooter into two pieces: the seat and the main frame. See figure 17.
SEAT
TILLER ADJUSTMENT KNOB
SEAT ROTATION LEVER
TILLER LOCK KNOB
MAIN FRAME
Figure 17. Travel Scooter Components
To disassemble the Travel Scooter:
1. Turn the tiller lock knob to its locked position. See IV. “Your Travel Scooter.”
2. Remove the seat by lifting it straight up and off of the Travel Scooter.
3. Loosen the tiller adjustment knob and lower the tiller to its lowest point, then tighten the tiller adjustment knob.
ASSEMBLY
To assemble the Travel Scooter:
1. Loosen the tiller adjustment knob, raise the tiller to its desired position and retighten the tiller adjustment knob.
2. Turn the tiller lock knob to its UNLOCKED position. See figure 7.
3. Install the seat.
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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 Travel 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 Travel Scooter will not run unless the beep code condition is resolved and the Travel
Scooter has been turned off, then turned back on.
BEEP CODE
POSSIBLE CONDITIONS
SOLUTION
1,1
1. Temperature >92°C or < -25°C.
Let your Travel Scooter cool or move it to
2. Excessive load on vehicle.
a warmer place. If necessary, push the main
3. Operation in extreme environments.
circuit breaker reset button.
4. Electromagnetic brake not releasing.
1,2
1. Throttle input wire open or shorted.
2. Throttle pot defective.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
3. Wrong throttle type selected.
1,4
1. Battery voltage <16 volts.
Charge batteries and/or check connections.
2. Bad connection at battery or
controller.
1,5
1. Battery voltage >32 volts.
2. Vehicle operating with charger
attached.
Disconnect charger.
Check battery connections.
3. Intermittent battery connection.
2,1
1. Main contactor driver failed open.
2,3
1. Main contactor welded or stuck
open.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
2. Main contactor driver fault.
3. Brake coil resistance too high.
2,4
1. Main contactor driver failed closed.
3,1
1. Misadjusted throttle.
2. Broken throttle pot or throttle
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
mechanism.
3,2
1. Electromagnetic brake driver
shorted.
Turn key to off position, then push freewheel
lever to drive mode and restart Travel Scooter.
2. Electromagnetic brake coil open.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
BEEP CODE
POSSIBLE CONDITIONS
SOLUTION
3,3
1. Low battery voltage.
Charge batteries.
2. KSI and throttle turned on at same
Restart the Travel Scooter with out
time.
3,4
touching the throttle control lever.
1. Electromagnetic brake driver open.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
2. Electromagnetic brake coil shorted.
3,5
1. Improper sequence of throttle and
KSI, or throttle and inhibit inputs.
Turn key to the off position, then back to the on
position.
2. Misadjusted throttle pot.
4,1
1. Short in motor or in motor wiring.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
2. Controller failure.
4,2
1. Motor voltage does not correspond
to failsafe throttle request.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
2. Short in motor or in motor wiring.
3. Controller failure.
4,3
1. EEPROM failure or fault.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
4,4
1. EEPROM failure or fault.
Contact your authorised Pride Dealer.
2. Short in motor or in motor wiring.
What if the motor runs but my Travel Scooter does not move?
! Your Travel Scooter was probably left in freewheel mode.
! When the manual freewheel lever is pushed forward, the brakes are disengaged and all power to the motor/
transaxle is cut.
! Pull the manual freewheel lever rearward to restore normal operation to your Travel Scooter.
What if the main circuit breaker trips repeatedly?
! Charge the Travel Scooter’s batteries more frequently. See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
! See V. “Batteries and Charging” or III. “Specifications” for information about your Travel Scooter’s battery type.
! If the main circuit breaker trips repeatedly, contact your authorised Pride Dealer for service.
What if the battery condition meter dips way down and the motor surges or hesitates when I press the
throttle control lever?
! Fully charge your Travel Scooter’s batteries. See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
! Have your authorised Pride Dealer load test each battery.
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BASIC
TROUBLESHOOTING
What if all the systems on my Travel Scooter seem to be “dead”?
! Make certain that the key is in the “on” position.
! Check that the batteries are fully charged. See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
! Push in the main circuit breaker reset button. See IV. “Your Travel Scooter.”
! Be sure the power down timer feature has not been activated. See below.
! If having changed a battery recently, ensure all the battery connections secure.
POWER DOWN TIMER FEATURE
Your Travel Scooter is equipped with an energy saving automatic power down timer feature designed to preserve
your Travel Scooter’s battery life. If you mistakenly leave the key in the “on” position but do not use your Travel
Scooter for approximately 20 minutes, the Travel Scooter’s 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. Insert the key back into the key switch.
If you experience any problems with your Travel Scooter that you are not able to solve, contact your authorised
Pride Dealer for information on maintenance and service.
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CARE
AND
MAINTENANCE
Your Travel 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
Dealer. The following areas require periodic inspection and/or care and maintenance.
TYRE CONDITION AND TREAD WEAR
! Regularly inspect your Travel Scooter’s tyres for signs of wear.
! Use a rubber conditioner on your Travel 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.
WHEEL REPLACEMENT
If your Travel Scooter is equipped with a solid tyre insert, either the solid insert or the entire wheel must be
replaced depending on model. Contact your authorised Pride Dealer for information regarding replacement wheels
for your Travel Scooter.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury! Completely deflate pneumatic tires before dismantling
the rim or attempting repair.
WARNING! When changing a tyre, remove only the centre lug nut, then remove the tyre. If
any further disassembly is required, deflate the tyre completely or it may explode, possibly
resulting in personal injury.
NYLON LOCK NUT REPLACEMENT
Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the periodic maintenance, assembly or disassembly of the Travel Scooter
must be replaced with a new nut. Nylon insert lock nuts should not be reused as it may cause damage to the nylon
insert, resulting in a less secure fit. Replacement nylon insert lock nuts are available at local hardware stores or
through your authorised Pride Dealer.
EXTERIOR SURFACES
! Bumpers and trim benefit from an occasional application of rubber or vinyl conditioner.
WARNING! Do not apply a rubber or vinyl conditioner on a Travel Scooter’s vinyl seat or
floorboard mats; they will become dangerously slippery.
! The Travel 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.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTION
! Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic and metal parts of your scooter. Avoid
using products that may scratch the surface of your scooter.
! If necessary, clean your product with an approved disinfectant. Make sure the disinfectant is safe for use on
your product before application.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury and product damage! Follow all safety instructions for
the proper use of the disinfectant before applying it to your product.
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CARE
AND
MAINTENANCE
AXLE BEARINGS AND THE MOTOR/TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY
These items are all prelubricated, sealed and require no subsequent lubrication.
CONSOLE, CHARGER AND ELECTRONICS
! Keep these areas free of moisture.
! If any of these items do become exposed to moisture, let them dry thoroughly before operating your Travel
Scooter again.
STORAGE
If you plan on not using your Travel Scooter for an extended period of time, it is best to:
! Fully charge its batteries prior to storage.
! Store your Travel Scooter in a warm, dry environment.
! Avoid storing your Travel 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 Travel Scooter to raise it 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.
DISPOSAL OF YOUR SCOOTER
Your Travel Scooter must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact
your local waste disposal agency or authorised Pride Dealer for information on proper disposal of packaging,
metal frame components, plastic components, electronics and batteries.
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X.
WARRANTY
LIFETIME WARRANTY
Structural frame components, including: platform, fork, seat post and frame welds.
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Drivetrain, including: transaxle, motor and brake.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
All electrical parts, including controllers and battery chargers, are covered for one year under warranty. Any
attempt to open or dismantle these parts will lead to this warranty being void.
BATTERIES
Batteries are covered by a twelve-month warranty from the original manufacturer.
NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY
The following are classed as wear items, which may, under normal wear and tear, require replacing. These items
are not therefore covered under warranty: tyres, lap belts, bulbs, upholstery, plastic shrouds, motor brushes and
fuses. Warranty will also be refused if damage is deemed to have been caused through misuse or accident for which
Pride Mobility Products Ltd. cannot be deemed responsible.
NOTE: Pride Mobility Products Ltd. provides parts only under warranty. Your Pride Dealer is responsible for labour and service. Please contact your Pride Dealer for information about these services and
for any applicable charges.
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