Pride Mobility Quantum 1121 Series Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
SAFETY
GUIDELINES
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the power chair to identify warnings and important
information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Failure to follow designated procedures can cause either personal injury, component
damage, or malfunction (black symbol on yellow triangle with black border).
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment (white symbol on blue dot).
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time or
in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause injury to personnel and/or damage
to equipment (black symbol with red circle and red slash).
Copyright © 2006
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU2884/Rev B/May 2006
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C O N T E N T S
I.
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................ 4
II.
SAFETY ................................................................................................................................................. 6
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR .................................................................................................................... 14
IV.
ASSEMBLY......................................................................................................................................... 19
V.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS........................................................................................................ 21
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING .................................................................................................... 28
VII. OPERATION ....................................................................................................................................... 32
VIII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................ 47
IX. WARRANTY........................................................................................................................................ 52
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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SAFETY
WELCOME to Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Products Corporation (Pride). The power chair you have
purchased combines state-of-the-art components with safety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident that these
design features will provide you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Once you understand how
to safely operate and care for your power chair, it should give you years of trouble free operation and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual before attempting to operate your power chair 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 Quantum Rehab Specialist. Failure to follow the instructions in this manual and those
located on your power chair can lead to personal injury and/or damage to the power chair, including voiding the
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 power chair, and about the service you received from your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
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 power chair. Please feel free to contact us
at the address below:
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
Attn: Customer Care Department
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643-2694
customercare@pridemobility.com
800-424-8205
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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PRIDE OWNERS CLUB
As an owner of a Pride product, you are invited to register your product's warranty and enroll in the Pride Owners Club.
You may do so by filling out and returning your enclosed product registration card or by visiting Pride's web site at
www.pridemobility.com. As a registered member, each time you visit our site, you will have access to the most interactive
and honest educational venue available today for people with mobility needs, their families, and friends.
From our home page, select “Owners Club” to enter a page dedicated to current and potential Pride product owners. You
will gain access to interviews, stories, recreation ideas, daily living tips, product and funding information, and interactive
message boards. These message boards invite you to communicate with other Pride customers as well as Pride representatives who are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
My Quantum Rehab Specialist:
Name:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Address:___________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:______________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:_______________________________________________________________________________
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SAFETY
WARNING! Do not operate your new power chair for the first time without completely reading and
understanding this owner’s manual.
Your power chair 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 power chair user. Please be aware that the final selection and
purchasing decision regarding the type of power chair to be used is the responsibility of the power chair 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 power chair
to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the Quantum Rehab Specialist in the instruction
process for the use of the product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the power chair user will need to practice operating
the power chair 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 power chair user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your power chair 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 maneuver through doorways,
on and off of elevators, 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 your
power chair safely.
Modifications
Pride has designed and engineered your power chair to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of accessories
is available from your Quantum Rehab Specialist to further customize your power chair 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 power chair.
WARNING! Do not modify your power chair in any way not authorized by Pride. Unauthorized
modifications may result in personal injury and/or damage to your power chair.
Pre-Ride Safety Check
Get to know the feel of your power chair and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check before
each use to make sure your power chair operates smoothly and safely. See VIII. “Care and Maintenance.”
Perform the following inspections prior to using your power chair:
! Check for proper tire inflation. Maintain 35 psi (2.4 bar) in each tire if equipped with pneumatic tires.
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
! Check all controller connections to the electronics tray. Make sure they are secured properly.
! Check the brakes. See VIII. “Care and Maintenance.”
! Check battery charge. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist for assistance.
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Weight Limitations
Your power chair is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Please refer to the specifications table for this limit.
WARNING! Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in personal injury
and/or damage to your power chair. 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 power chair. Carrying passengers on your power
chair may result in personal injury and/or property damage.
Tire Inflation
If your power chair is equipped with pneumatic tires, you should check or have the air pressure checked regularly. Proper
inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tires and help ensure the smooth operation of your power chair.
WARNING! It is important that 35 psi (2.4 bar) tire pressure be maintained in pneumatic tires at all
times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and
overinflated tires may burst. Failure to maintain 35 psi (2.4 bar) tire pressure in pneumatic tires at
all times may result in tire and/or wheel failure, causing serious personal injury and/or damage to
your power chair.
WARNING! Inflate your power chair drive tires from a regulated air source with an available pressure
gauge. Inflating your tires from an unregulated air source could overinflate them, resulting in a
burst tire and/or personal injury.
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 power chair.
! Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
! Take wide swings with your power chair’s front wheels around any tight corners. If you do that, the power chair’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 power chair’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to ensure a
safely controlled descent. See VII. “Operation.”
! Avoid sudden stops and starts.
When climbing an incline, try to keep your power chair moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then accelerate
cautiously. When driving down an incline, set your power chair to the slowest setting and drive in the forward direction
only. If your power chair starts to move down the incline faster than you anticipated or desired, allow it to come to a
complete stop by releasing the joystick, then push the joystick 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 power chair straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or a fall.
Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating 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 power chair in freewheel
mode while seated on it or standing next to it. Doing so may result in personal injury and/or
damage to your power chair.
WARNING! Never travel down an incline backward. This may result in personal injury.
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WARNING! Even though your power chair 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 power chair, resulting in personal injury
and/or damage to your power chair.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all handicap public access ramps are required to have a
maximum slope of 5° (8.7%). Therefore, Pride recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you attempt to safely
ascend or descend on your power chair does not exceed 5° (8.7%). See figure 1.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 5° (8.7 %) may put your power
chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in personal injury.
5 (8.7%)
Figure 1. Maximum Safe Angle (Ascending and Descending)
Braking Information
Your power chair is equipped with two powerful brake systems:
1. Regenerative — uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the joystick returns to the center/stop position.
2. 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.
Cornering Information
While your power chair is equipped with caster wheels and anti-tip wheels, excessively high cornering speeds can still 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 power chair from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. This greatly reduces the possibility of a
tip or fall. To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, always exercise common sense when
cornering.
Outdoor Driving Surfaces
Your power chair is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces composed
of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you will encounter other surface
types. For this reason, your power chair is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to
use your power chair safely on lawns and in park areas.
! Reduce your power chair’s speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
! Avoid tall grass that can entangle the running gear.
! Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
! If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
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Freewheel Mode
Your power chair is equipped with a manual freewheel system to allow for manual maneuverability by a trained attendant. For
more information about how to place your power chair into and out of freewheel mode, see III. “Your Power Chair.”
WARNING! Do not use your power chair in freewheel mode without an attendant present. Personal
injury may result.
WARNING! Do not attempt to personally place your power chair in freewheel mode while seated
on it. Personal injury may result. Ask an attendant for assistance if necessary.
WARNING! Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while on an incline. The chair could
roll uncontrollably on its own, causing personal injury.
Stationary Obstacles (Steps, Curbs, etc.)
Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges and/or drop-offs (curbs, porches,
stairs, etc.). The correct method for approaching a curb is illustrated in figure 2.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair climb or descend an obstacle that is higher
than two inches unless you have the assistance of an attendant.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair proceed backward down any step, curb, or
other obstacle. This may cause the power chair to tip and cause personal injury.
CURB
Figure 2. Correct Curb Approach
CURB
Figure 3. Incorrect Curb Approach
Public Streets and Roadways
WARNING! You should not operate your power chair on public streets and roadways. Be aware
that it may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your power chair. Obey all
local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with extreme
caution.
Stairs and Escalators
Power chairs are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Never use your power chair to negotiate steps or escalators. You may cause injury to
yourself and to others and/or damage your power chair.
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Transfers
Transferring onto and off of your power chair requires a good
sense of balance. Always have an attendant or healthcare professional present while learning to properly transfer yourself.
To eliminate the possibility of injury, Pride recommends that you
or a trained attendant perform the following tasks before attempting a transfer:
! Turn off the power to the controller. See VII. “Operation.”
! Ensure your power chair is not in freewheel mode. See III.
“Your Power Chair.”
! Turn both caster wheels toward the transfer destination to
improve power chair stability during transfer.
! Make sure both armrests are flipped up or removed from
your power chair.
! Flip up the foot platform or move the leg rests aside; this
will help to keep your feet from getting caught on the foot
rigging during the transfer.
! Reduce the distance between your power chair and the object you are transferring onto.
Figure 4. Ideal Transfer Position
WARNING! Before transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the power chair seat
to prevent the power chair from tipping forward during transfer and causing injury.
WARNING! Avoid using your armrests for weight bearing purposes. Such use may cause the
power chair to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the foot rigging. Such use may cause the power
chair to tip and cause personal injury.
Doors
! Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
! Drive your power chair gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your power chair gently and slowly
backward to pull the door open.
Elevators
Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the elevator door(s).
! If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or allow the
rubber door edge to contact the power chair and the door will reopen.
! Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or power chair accessories do not become caught in elevator doors.
Lift/Elevation Products
If you will be traveling with your power chair, 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.
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Motor Vehicle Transport
Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your power chair while traveling in a motor vehicle. The power chair
should be stowed in the trunk 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 power chair while it is in a moving vehicle. Personal injury and/or
property damage may result.
WARNING! Always be sure your power chair 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 power chair.
Positioning Belts
Your Quantum Rehab Specialist, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining your
requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your power chair safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your power chair, make sure it is
fastened securely. Serious personal injury may result if you fall from the power chair.
WARNING! The positioning belt is not designed for use as a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Nor is
your power chair suitable for use as a seat in any vehicle. Anyone traveling in a vehicle should be
properly belted into seats approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
Inclement Weather Precautions
Exposure of your power chair to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly caught
up in rain, snow, severe cold, or heat while operating your power chair proceed to shelter at the earliest opportunity.
Thoroughly dry your power chair before storing, charging, or operating your power chair.
WARNING! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy/slippery surfaces can
cause personal injury and/or damage to the power chair and electrical system. Maintain and store
your power chair in a dry and clean condition.
Reaching and Bending
Never reach, lean, or bend while driving your power chair. If it is absolutely necessary to reach, lean, or bend while seated
on your power chair, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the power chair from tipping. Pride
recommends that the power chair 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 center of gravity
and the weight distribution of the power chair. This may cause your power chair to tip, possibly
resulting in personal injury.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury! Keep your hands away from the tires while driving. Be aware
that loose fitting clothing can be caught in drive tires.
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Batteries
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information. For more
information about your power chair’s batteries, see VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable to lift that much
weight, be sure to get help. Lifting beyond your capacity can result in personal injury.
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.
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 joystick contact. This
will also eliminate the possibility of unintended chair movement from electromagnetic (EMI)
sources. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
Removable Parts
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move a power chair by any of its removable parts. Personal injury and/
or damage to the power chair may result.
Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations
Users must exercise care and common sense when operating a power chair. 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
power chair in a safe manner.
Alcohol
The power chair user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her power chair. This includes awareness
of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol.
WARNING! Do not operate your power chair while you are under the influence of alcohol, as this may impair
your ability to operate your power chair in a safe manner.
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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 two-way
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 power chair in any way not authorized 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, go to the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn your power chair off as soon as it is safe to do so. Call Pride at 800-4248205 to report the incident.
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YOUR
POWER
CHAIR
THE QUANTUM 1121
The power chair has two main assemblies: the seat and the power base. See figures 5 and 6. Typically, the seat assembly
includes the armrests, seatback, and seat base. The power base assembly includes two motor/brake assemblies, two drive
wheels, two anti-tip wheels, two caster wheels, two batteries, and wiring harnesses.
SEATBACK (SOLID
SEATBACK SHOWN)
ARMRESTS
JOYSTICK
SEAT ASSEMBLY
CONTROLLER
(REMOTE PLUS
SHOWN)
SEAT BASE
BODY SHROUD
FOOT RIGGING
(SWING-AWAY
FOOTRESTS
SHOWN)
POWER BASE
ASSEMBLY
ANTI-TIP WHEELS
CASTER WHEEL
DRIVE WHEEL
Figure 5. The Quantum 1121
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SPECIFICA
TIONS
PECIFICATIONS
Suspension:
Active-Trac
Drive Wheels:
14 in., pneumatic, center-mounted (solid tires are optional)
Caster Wheels:
8 in., solid, rear articulating
Anti-tip Wheels:
6 in., solid, front mounted
Maximum Speed:¹
Up to 5 mph
Brakes:
“Intelligent Braking” electronic regenerative, disc park brake
Ground Clearance:²
3.5 in.
Maximum Safe
Slope:
5° (8.7%)
Turning Radius:²
20.5 in.
Overall Size:²
Length: 38.5 in.
Width: 23.8 in.
Seating Options:
Specialty Seat
Synergy Seat
High-Back Seat
Reclining Seat
Power Elevating
Synergy TRU-Balance Power Positioning Systems
Drivetrain:
Two motor, mid-wheel
Batteries:³
Two 12-volt, NF-22 batteries
Range:¹
Up to 25 miles
Battery Charger:
8-amp, off-board (standard)
5-amp, onboard/8-amp, off-board combination (optional)
Electronics:
70-amp PG VSI
70-amp PG Remote Plus Controller
70-amp Microdrive Controller
Weight Capacity:
300 lbs.
160 lbs. with Synergy Manual Tilt
Component Weights: Base: 135.5 lbs.
Specialty Seat: 37 lbs.
Batteries: 38 lbs. each
¹Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery amp hour rating (AH), battery charge, battery condition, and tire condition.
²Due to manufacturing tolerances and continued product improvement, this specification can be subject to variance of
(+ or – ) 3%.
³AGM or Gel-Cell type recommended.
NOTE: All specifications subject to change without notice.
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ELECTRONICS TRAY
REAR SEAT TOWERS
POWER MODULE
(LOCATED UNDER ELECTRONICS TRAY)
FRONT SEAT TOWER
FREEWHEEL LEVER
MOTOR/BRAKE
ASSEMBLY
Figure 6. The Quantum 1121 Power Base
CONTROLLER CONNECTOR
(VSI SHOWN)
CHARGER INHIBIT
CONNECTOR **
CHARGER FUSE
MAIN CIRCUIT
BREAKER
AMMETER
CHARGER
POWER CORD
RECEPTACLE
Figure 7. The Quantum 1121 Electronics Tray (Optional Onboard Charging System Shown)
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Electronics Tray
The electronics tray is located on the back of the power base. See figures 6 and 7. The ammeter, the optional onboard
charger, the charger power cord receptacle, the main circuit breaker, the controller connector, and the charger fuse are all
located on the electronics tray.
Ammeter: The ammeter displays the charger’s current output in amps. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
Charger Power Cord Receptacle (with optional onboard charger): This is where the charger power cord plugs into
the power base.
Main Circuit Breaker: The main circuit breaker is a safety feature built into your power chair. When the batteries and the
motors are heavily strained (e.g., from excessive loads), the main circuit breaker trips to prevent damage to the motors and
the electronics. If the circuit trips, allow your power chair to “rest” for approximately one minute. Next, push in the circuit
breaker button, turn on the controller, and continue normal operation. If the main circuit breaker continues to trip
repeatedly, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
Controller Connector: This is where the controller connects to the power base.
Charger Fuse (with optional onboard charger): The charger fuse protects the ammeter from current overload. There
are three fuses on the utility tray. The top one is the charger fuse. The bottom two are spares.
Charger Inhibit Connector: The VSI controller is equipped with a charger inhibit connector. The charger inhibit enables
the onboard charger to disable the controller during charging. The charger inhibit connector is coded with colored dots.
The dots are positioned so that you can align the flat side of the male connector with the flat side of the female connector
before making the connection.
WARNING! Failure to properly align the connectors can result in damage to the controller, the charger
harness, and the connectors.
Active-Trac Suspension
The Quantum 1121 is equipped with Active-Trac Suspension (ATS). ATS is a suspension system designed to make your
power chair traverse different types of terrain and obstacles while maintaining smooth operation. With ATS, the front antitip wheels work in conjunction with the motor suspension to help you maneuver over obstacles in excess of three inches in
height.
As the front anti-tip wheels come in contact with an obstacle, the front anti-tip wheel assembly is drawn upward. At the
same time, the motors are forced downward. This allows the motors to push the your power chair over an obstacle
without the possibility of becoming “hung up” on the obstacle.
ATS also helps in day-to-day operating conditions. For instance, when you release the joystick, your power chair begins
to slow down. As the chair slows down, the front anti-tip wheels will automatically drop toward the ground. This will
reduce the forward tip that is typically encountered with center-wheel drive chairs.
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Manual Freewheel Lever
For your convenience, your power chair is equipped with a manual freewheel system. This system consists of one or more
freewheel levers which enable you to disengage the drive motors and maneuver the chair manually.
WARNING! Do not use your power chair while the drive motors are disengaged unless you are in
the presence of an attendant! Do not disengage the drive motors when your power chair is on an
incline. The chair could roll down on its own, causing injury!
WARNING! It is important to remember that when your power chair is in freewheel mode, the
braking system is disengaged.
To operate the dual manual freewheel levers:
1. Pull up the manual freewheel lever on each motor for freewheel mode (drive disengaged). See figure 8.
2. Push down the manual freewheel lever on each motor for drive mode (drive engaged). See figure 9.
Figure 8. Freewheel Mode (Drive Disengaged)
Figure 9. Drive Mode (Drive Engaged)
NOTE: If a lever is difficult to move in either direction, rock your power chair back and forth slightly. The
lever should then move to the desired position.
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ASSEMBLY
INITIAL ASSEMBLY
Your power chair may require some assembly either before initial use or after transportation. It may also require disassembly to make some comfort adjustments.
NOTE: Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the disassembly or adjustment of the power chair 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 Quantum Rehab Specialist.
Seat Installation
The Universal Mounting System (UMS) consists of universal parts that may be used on the Specialty Seat or any highback seat, regardless of seat width or seat depth. The two main components are aluminum extrusions that can be mounted
to the seat base. These extrusions attach to a pair of trapeze bars that are mounted to four steel towers. If your power chair
is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or Synergy TRU-Balance, refer to the information provided in separate
manuals. If your power chair is equipped with a high-back seat, a reclining seat, or a power elevating seat, refer to the
following information.
WARNING! Do not pick up the seat frame by the armrests. They are free to pivot, and you may lose control
of the seat if they do so, resulting in personal injury or damage to the chair.
Figure 10. Universal Mounting System (Power Seat)
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To install the seat:
1. Set the seat towers to the desired height. To change the seat height, see V. “Comfort Adjustments.”
2. Tilt the seat back, and slide the rear extrusion onto the rear trapeze bar.
3. Lower the front extrusion onto the front trapeze bar until the seat locks into place..
4. Flip the seat latch safety down.
WARNING! Make sure the seat latch safety is flipped down before using your power chair.
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6.
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Install the controller into one of the armrests. See V. “Comfort Adjustments.”
Plug the controller cable(s) into the connector on the electronics tray.
Route the cable to ensure that the cable cannot be pinched in the seat hinge.
Secure the controller cable to the armrest receiver with one or more wire ties.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
After becoming familiar with your power chair’s operation, you may find the need to make some adjustments to increase
your comfort, such as seat height and angle, armrest angle, foot platform height and angle, and the controller’s position. If
your power chair is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or Synergy TRU-Balance, refer to the information
provided in separate manuals. If your power chair is equipped with a high-back seat, a reclining seat, or a power elevating
seat, refer to the following information.
WARNING! If your power chair was configured at your Quantum Rehab Specialist, please consult
your healthcare professional before changing the seat position or making any other adjustment.
Some adjustments may degrade your power chair’s performance and safety by changing its center
of gravity.
You may need the following to make comfort adjustments:
! metric/standard hex key set
! metric/standard socket set and ratchet
! adjustable wrench
Seat Height and Seat Angle Adjustment
There are four steel towers that connect the seat to the power base.
See figure 6. You can change the seat height to one of three positions in 1-in. increments by raising the seat towers. If you raise or
lower only one set of seat towers (front or rear), you can also change
the seat base angle. If your power chair is equipped with a power
elevating seat, then you change the seat height through the controller Figure 12. Seat Latch Safety (Disengaged)
or a switch.
To change the seat height:
1. Turn off the power to the controller. See VII. “Operation.”
2. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the electronics tray.
3. Flip up the seat latch safety. See figure 12.
4. Squeeze the seat latch and release the seat from the front trapeze bar.
5. Slide the seat forward and remove it from the power base.
6. Remove the retaining clip from each of the four seat towers. See
figure 13.
7. Move the trapeze bars up or down to the desired height.
8. Reinstall the retaining clip into each seat tower.
9. Reinstall the seat.
10. Plug the controller connector(s) into the electronics tray.
TRAPEZE BARS
SEAT TOWER
NOTE: Make sure the seat latch safety is flipped down before
using the power chair seat.
RETAINING CLIPS
Figure 13. Seat Height Adjustment
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Seat Position Adjustment
You can move the seat forward or rearward by changing the extrusion
mounting position.
To change the position:
1. Turn off the power top the controller.
2. Remove the seat.
3. Remove both extrusions from the bottom of the seat. See figure 10.
4. Reposition the extrusions on a different set of mounting holes.
You must move both extrusions the same number of holes either
forward or backward. See figure 14.
5. Fasten the extrusions back onto the bottom of the seat.
6. Reinstall the seat.
Manual Recline Seatback Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with a reclining seat, you can adjust the
seatback angle with the seatback release lever. The lever is located on
the right side of the seat base.
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Pull up on the seatback release lever.
2. Move the seatback down or up to the desired position.
3. Release the lever.
Figure 14. Seat Position Adjustment
ARMREST ANGLE ADJUSTMENT SCREW
JAM NUT
Seatback Angle Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with an adjustable seatback, you can
adjust it to four (4) different angles: 90°, 102°, 105°, or 107°.
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Remove the seatback angle adjustment screws on both seat hinges.
See figure 15.
2. Set the seatback at the desired angle.
3. Reinstall the screws to both seat hinges and tighten.
Armrest Width Adjustment
You can change each armrest’s width independently of each other.
NOTE: Changing the armrest width may increase the overall
width of your power chair.
To change the armrest width:
1. Locate the two armrest knobs on each side of the armrest receiver
bracket. See figure 15.
2. Loosen the knobs.
3. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
4. Tighten the knobs.
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HEIGHT
ADJUSTING
SCREWS
SEATBACK
ANGLE
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
ARMREST
KNOB
Figure 15. Seatback and Armrest
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Armrest Height Adjustment
To change the armrest height:
1. Loosen the two setscrews located on the armrest receiver.
2. Raise or lower the armrest to the desired height. See figure 15.
3. Tighten the setscrews to secure the armrest.
SETSCREW
Armrest Angle Adjustment
To change the armrest angle:
1. Lift the armrest straight up so that it is perpendicular to the floor.
2. Loosen the jam nuts. See figure 15.
3. Loosen the armrest angle adjustment screw.
4. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise to raise the front of the armrest, or turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise to lower the
front of the armrest. See figure 15.
5. Tighten the jam nuts to lock the adjustment screw into place.
Controller Position
You can position the controller for either left-hand or right-hand use.
Figure 16. Controller Installation
WARNING! Do not place the controller cable so that it
can be pinched in the seat frame or the power base frame.
To change the controller position:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Unplug the controller connector and the charger inhibit connector
(if equipped) from the electronics tray. See figure 7.
3. Cut the wire tie(s) securing the controller cable to the armrest.
4. Flip up the armrest and loosen the setscrew. See figure 16.
5. Slide the controller out of the armrest.
6. Loosen the setscrew in the other armrest.
7. Place the controller in the other armrest.
8. Tighten the setscrew and secure the controller.
9. Use a wire tie to secure the controller cable to the armrest.
10. Reconnect the controller to the electronics tray.
FOOT PLATFORM
BRACKET NUTS AND
BOLTS
BALL
DETENT PIN
Figure 17. Foot Platform Height Adjustment
Foot Platform Height Adjustment
The foot platform height is easily adjusted to one of six different heights in
1-in. increments.
To raise or lower the foot platform:
1. Remove the nuts and bolts from the foot platform bracket. See figure 17.
2. Raise or lower the foot platform to the desired height.
3. Reinstall the nuts and bolts into the foot platform bracket and tighten.
Foot Platform Depth Adjustment
To adjust the foot platform depth:
SETSCREW
1. Remove the nuts and bolts from the foot platform bracket. See figure 17.
2. Move the foot platform in or out to the desired depth.
3. Reinstall the nuts and bolts into the foot platform bracket and tighten. Figure 18. Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
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Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
You can adjust the angle of the foot platform with a hex key.
See figure 18.
SFR RELEASE
LEVER
To adjust the foot platform angle:
1. Locate the setscrew on the underside of the foot platform.
2. Turn the setscrew clockwise to raise the front of the
foot platform.
3. Turn the setscrew counterclockwise to lower the front of
the foot platform.
FOOTREST
EXTENSION
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
Swing-away Footrests
Swing-away Footrests (SFRs) enable you to rotate the footrests to the side before you transfer onto or off or your power
chair. See figure 19.
To rotate the SFRs:
1. Push in the release lever.
2. Rotate the SFRs.
To adjust the SFR length:
1. Remove the two adjustment screws from the side of each
footrest extension.
2. Slide the footrest up or down to the desired length.
3. Reinstall the two adjustment screws.
Figure 19. Swing-Away Footrests
RELEASE LEVER B
Elevating Leg Rests
Elevating Leg Rests (ELRs) offer an infinite range of adjustment for the leg angle and a footrest adjustment range of 12–
19 in. See figure 20.
RELEASE LEVER A
To rotate the ELRs:
1. Push in release lever A.
2. Rotate the ELRs.
LEG REST
EXTENSION
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
To adjust the ELR angle:
1. Push down release lever B.
2. Move the leg rest to the desired angle.
To adjust the ELR length:
1. Remove the two screws from the side of each leg rest
extension. See figure 20.
2. Slide the leg rest in or out to the desired length.
3. Reinstall the two screws on each leg rest extension.
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Anti-Tip Wheels
The anti-tip wheels are designed to give your power chair increased stability on rough surfaces. The anti-tip wheels are
preset for smooth surfaces or indoor use only. If you plan on using your power chair on rough surfaces, it may be
necessary to adjust the anti-tip wheels to better suit your needs. The anti-tip wheels may need adjustment if either of the
following occur:
! When coming to a stop, your power chair tips forward excessively.
! The anti-tip wheels constantly rub the ground.
WARNING! Consult your Quantum Rehab Specialist before attempting to change the anti-tip wheel
height! Changing the anti-tip wheel height affects handling under deceleration!
WARNING! The higher you raise the anti-tip wheels, the more you increase your power chair’s
tendency to tilt forward when coming to a stop. You can compensate for this by having your
Quantum Rehab Specialist make a small adjustment to the pre-programmed deceleration setting
in the controller or by moving the seat assembly further to the rear of your power chair.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
adjust the anti-tip wheels:
Remove the anti-tip wheel.
Remove the nut and bolt on the anti-tip bracket. See figure 21.
Raise or lower the anti-tip wheel.
Reinstall the nut and bolt on the anti-tip bracket.
Reinstall the wheel.
Raise or lower the other anti-tip bracket so that it is at the same height.
NOTE: Each drive tire must have 35 psi (2.4 bar) in order for the anti-tip wheels to be properly adjusted.
ANTI-TIP WHEEL BRACKET
ANTI-TIP WHEEL
Figure 21. Anti-Tip Wheel Assembly
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Power Elevating Seat Option
Your power chair may be equipped with a power elevating seat actuator. See figure 22. The power elevating seat is
equipped with a system that reduces the power chair’s speed by one half whenever the seat is elevated more than 1-2
inches.
The power elevating seat can enhance the capabilities of the power chair in several ways:
! By raising the seat, you extend your level of reach to allow more freedom and independence in many environments.
! By raising or lowering the seat, you can easily adjust the seat height to any surface to which you want to transfer. .
! By raising the seat, you are closer to the eye level of standing persons. This provides better interaction.
For all the benefits your power elevating seat system can provide you, there are limitations. Observe the following precautions in order to ensure safe use of the power elevating seat system.
WARNING! Read and understand this owner’s manual thoroughly before operating the power chair.
WARNING! Failure to heed the following warnings may cause the power chair to tip over, resulting
in personal injury and/or damage to the power chair.
WARNING! Always fasten the positioning belt when operating the power elevating seat system.
WARNING! Never raise the seat from its lowest position on an inclined surface.
WARNING! Never raise the seat from its lowest position when operating your power chair on
bumpy or uneven surfaces.
WARNING! Never raise the seat while your power chair is in the freewheel mode.
WARNING! Maintain recommended tire pressure in the drive wheel to maintain stability.
NOTE: The power elevating seat option is equipped with a system that reduces the speed of the power chair by
one-half when the seat is elevated more than 1-2 inches. Always check to be sure this system is operating
properly before using your power chair
Figure 22. Power Elevating Seat Actuator
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Power Elevating Seat Operation
You can control the power seat through either the toggle switch located on the armrest or through your controller. For
information on how to raise and lower your power seat through your controller, see VII. “Operation.”
To operate the power elevating seat:
1. Push the toggle switch forward to raise the seat. See figure 23. When you release the toggle, the seat will stop.
NOTE: Once the seat reaches its highest extension, the lift action stops; you should continue to hear and/or
feel the lift motor running. This is because there is a clutch mechanism that allows the motor to continue
running after the lift has reached its limit. This clutch works at both the top and bottom extensions of the lift.
WARNING! Do not allow the motor to run more than a few seconds after the mechanism reaches
the top or bottom limit.
2. Pull the toggle switch rearward to return the seat to its lowest position. When returning to the lowest position, always
be sure that the mechanism has reached its lowest limit.
To
1.
2.
3.
use the swivel feature:
Locate the friction lock lever under the seat.
Pull back on the lever to rotate the seat in 90° increments.
Push the lever forward to lock the seat in place.
TOGGLE SWITCH
Figure 23. Toggle Switch
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BATTERIES AND CHARGING
The power chair uses two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries. These batteries are sealed and maintenance free.
Since they are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte (fluid) level. Deep-cycle batteries are designed to handle a
longer and deeper discharge. Though they are similar in appearance to automotive batteries, they are not interchangeable.
Automotive batteries are not designed to handle a long, deep discharge, and also are unsafe for use in power chairs.
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 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 suppled with the battery charger
for recommended type and capacities.
Charging the Batteries
The battery charger is essential in providing long life for your power chair batteries. It is designed to optimize your power
chair’s performance by charging the batteries safely, quickly, and easily. The battery charging system consists of the battery
charger, the charger circuit fuse, and the ammeter (optional onboard chargers only). The ammeter indicates the rate of
charge necessary to fully recharge the batteries. It is also a good indication of whether or not the charger is working. The
ammeter and the charger are only functional when the charger power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
PROHIBITED! 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.
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension cord to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger directly
into a properly wired standard electrical outlet.
WARNING! You must recharge your power chair’s batteries with the supplied off-board or optional
onboard battery charger. Do not use an automotive-type battery charger.
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 not 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 power chair and 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 Quantum Rehab Specialist 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 Quantum
Rehab Specialist.
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.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not allow unsupervised children to play
near the power chair while the batteries are charging.
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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.
To charge the batteries using the off-board charger:
1. Position the front of your power chair next to a standard electrical outlet.
2. Be certain the controller power is turned off and the power chair is in drive mode.
3. Plug the off-board charger into the off-board charger/programming socket on the controller. See VII. “Operation.”
4. Plug the off-board charger into the electrical outlet.
NOTE: If it is a Pride off-board charger, then there are two lights in it. The red light indicates that power to
the off-board charger is on. The green light indicates that the batteries are fully charged. If it is not a Pride offboard charger, then follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer.
5. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the off-board charger from the electrical outlet and then from the controller.
To charge the batteries using the optional onboard charger:
1. Position the rear of your power chair close to a standard electrical outlet.
2. Be certain the controller power is turned off and the freewheel levers are in the engaged position. See III. “Your Power
Chair.”
3. Plug the charger power cord into the charger power cord receptacle on the power base, then into the electrical outlet.
NOTE: The power chair incorporates an inhibit function that disables the power chair when the charger is
plugged into an electrical outlet.
4. We recommend you charge the batteries for 8 to 14 hours. As the batteries charge, the ammeter needle slowly drops
to 0.
NOTE: The ammeter indicates how much charge is needed to fully charge the batteries. As the batteries
charge, the ammeter needle slowly drops to 0. When the batteries are fully charged, the needle vibrates on or
about the 0 mark on the ammeter.
5. When your power chair’s batteries are fully charged, disconnect the charger power cord, wind up the cord, and store
it in a safe place.
Battery Break-in
To break in new batteries for maximum efficiency:
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This brings the battery up to about 90% of its peak performance
level.
2. Operate your power chair throughout the house and yard. Move slowly at first, and do not travel too far until you
become accustomed to the controls and break in the batteries.
3. Give the batteries another full charge of 8 to 14 hours and operate your power chair again. The batteries will now
perform at over 90% of their potential.
4. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries will top off at 100% charge and last for an extended period.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the charger work?
The battery charger takes the standard electrical outlet voltage of 120 VAC (alternating current) and converts it to 24 VDC
(direct current). The power chair batteries use direct current to run your power chair. When the battery voltage is low, the
charger works harder to charge the battery. As the battery voltage approaches full charge, the charger doesn’t work as
hard to complete the charging cycle. When the battery is fully charged, the amperage from the charger is nearly at zero.
This is how the charger maintains a charge but does not overcharge the battery.
Can I use a different battery charger?
You should use the charger supplied with the power chair. It is the safest, most efficient tool to charge the batteries. We do
not recommend using other types of chargers (e.g., an automotive battery charger).
NOTE: Your power chair’s charger will not operate after the batteries have been discharged to nearly zero
voltage. If this happens, call your Quantum Rehab Specialist for assistance.
How often must I charge the batteries?
Many factors come into play when deciding how often to charge the batteries. You may use your power chair all day on a
daily basis or you may not use it for weeks at a time.
! Daily Use
If you use your power chair on a daily basis, charge the batteries as soon as you are finished using your power chair.
Your power chair will be ready each morning to give you a full day’s service. It is recommended that you charge the
batteries 8 to 14 hours after daily use.
! Infrequent Use
If you use your power chair infrequently (once a week or less), you should charge the batteries at least once per week
for 12 to 14 hours.
NOTE: Keep your batteries fully charged and avoid deeply discharging your batteries. Do not charge the
batteries for more than 24 hours at a charging cycle.
How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely do you have an ideal driving situation such as smooth, flat, hard terrain with no wind, hills, or curves. More often you
are presented with hills, sidewalk cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind. All of these factors will
affect the distance or running time per battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for obtaining the maximum range per
charge:
! Always charge the batteries fully prior to your trip.
! Plan your trip in advance to avoid inclines if possible.
! Limit baggage weight to essential items.
! Try to maintain an even speed and avoid stop-and-go driving.
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What type of batteries should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deep-cycle
batteries that are similar in performance.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals 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 much different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium (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. AGM or Gel-Cell batteries should be charged as often as possible.
They do not have a “memory” like nickel-cadmium batteries.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide a battery that best suits your power chair’s specific demands.
Fresh batteries arrive regularly at Pride and are promptly shipped with a full charge. During shipping, the batteries encounter temperature extremes that may influence initial performance. Heat robs the charge from the battery, and cold slows the
power available and extends the time needed to recharge the battery (just as with a car battery).
It might take a few days for the temperature of the battery to stabilize and adjust to its new ambient temperature. More
importantly, it will take a few “charging cycles” (a partial drain— then a full recharge) to establish the critical chemical
balance that is essential to the battery’s peak performance and long life. It will be well worth it to take the time to break in
your battery properly.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
A fully charged deep-cycle battery will provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your power chair’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 power chair operation and limited battery life.
How should I store my power chair and its batteries?
If you do not use your power chair regularly, we recommend maintaining battery vitality by charging the batteries at least
once per week.
If you do not plan on using your power chair for an extended period, fully charge the batteries prior to storage. Disconnect
the battery harnesses and store the power chair in a warm, dry environment. Avoid temperature extremes, such as freezing
and excessively hot conditions, and never attempt to charge a frozen battery. A cold or frozen battery should be warmed
for several days prior to recharging.
What about public transportation?
AGM and Gel-Cell batteries are designed for application in power chairs and other mobility vehicles. These batteries are
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, allowing safe transportation on aircraft, buses, and trains, as there is no
danger of spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the carrier’s ticket counter in advance to determine that carrier’s
specific requirements.
What about shipping?
If you wish to use a freight company to ship your power chair to your final destination, repack your power chair in the
original shipping container and ship the batteries in separate boxes.
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OPERATION
VSI ELECTRONIC CONTROLLER
The electronic controller is what you use to operate your power chair. The electronic controller enables you to move the
power chair, as well as monitor battery charge, electronic controller functions, and the condition of your electrical system.
The VSI electronic controller is an integral electronic controller. All of the electronics necessary to operate the power chair
are contained in one module. See figure 26. Typically, the VSI is mounted to one of the armrests and is connected to the
motors, batteries, and the onboard charger at the power base. The VSI may be used to control some optional systems
such as power elevating seats and lights.
The controller supplied with your power chair has been pre-programmed to meet your needs. The program is set using
either a personal computer with software provided by the controller manufacturer or with a hand-held programmer, also
provided by the controller manufacturer.
WARNING! The controller program can affect speed, acceleration, deceleration, and braking. If it
is programmed incorrectly or outside of the safe limits as determined by your healthcare
professional, it can create a dangerous situation. Only the power chair manufacturer, an authorized
representative of the manufacturer, or a trained service technician should program the controller.
The VSI consists of:
1. joystick
2. keypad
3. off-board charger/programming socket
4. actuator connector
5. controller connector
6. charger inhibit connector
Joystick
The joystick controls the direction and speed of your
power chair. When you move the joystick from the
neutral (center) position, the electromagnetic brakes
release and allow your power chair to move. The farther you push the joystick from its neutral position, the
faster your power chair moves. When you release the
joystick and allow it to return to the neutral position,
you engage the electromagnetic brakes. This causes
your power chair to decelerate and come to a complete stop.
WARNING! If your power chair begins
to move in an unexpected manner,
immediately release the joystick.
Unless the joystick is damaged, this
action should stop your power chair.
Figure 26. VSI Controller
Keypad
The keypad is located in front of the joystick. It contains keys necessary to operate your power chair. See figure 27.
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On/Off Key
The on/off key turns the VSI on and off.
WARNING! Unless faced with an emergency
situation, do not use the on/off key to stop the
power chair. This will cause the power chair to
stop abruptly.
WARNING! Always turn the power off when you
are stationary to prevent unexpected movement.
Battery Condition Meter
The battery condition meter is a 10-segment illuminated display
located in front of the joystick. It consists of red, yellow, and
green lights. When the lights are on, it indicates that there is power
to the VSI. The lights also indicate battery status, VSI operational status, and electrical system status.
! Red, yellow, and green lights lit: Batteries charged; VSI
operational, and electrical system OK.
! Red and yellow lights lit: Charge batteries if possible; VSI
operational, and electrical system OK.
! Red lights only lit or slow flash: Charge batteries as soon
as possible; VSI operational, and electrical system OK.
NOTE: When the batteries approach a discharged state,
the first red light will begin to slowly flash, reminding
you the batteries need to be charged immediately!
Figure 27. VSI Controller Keypad
! Rapid flash of lights: Indicates a fault in the VSI or the electrical system. Refer to “VSI Error Codes.”
! Ripple side to side of lights: The joystick was not in the neutral position when the controller was turned on. If you
get “ripple side to side of lights,” turn off the controller, allow the joystick to return to the neutral position, then turn on
the controller.
NOTE: If you still get “ripple side to side of lights,” contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
Speed/Profile Keys
The speed/profile keys control either the speed setting or the drive profile. Press the speed/profile increase key to increase
the speed setting or change the drive profile to a higher number. Press the speed/profile decrease key to decrease the
speed setting or change the drive profile to a lower number. The speed setting or drive profile is displayed on the maximum
speed/profile indicator. If your power chair was programmed with a drive profile, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist
for more information.
NOTE: We recommend that the first few times you operate your power chair, you use the lowest speed setting
until you become familiar with your new power chair.
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Actuator Keys and Actuator Lights (For Optional Equipment)
Actuator keys and actuator lights are used for optional equipment such as power elevating seats or power elevating leg
rests. For specific operation of the actuator keys and actuator lights, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
Horn Key
The horn key activates the horn.
Locking/Unlocking the VSI
The VSI has a feature that enables you to lock your power chair to prevent unauthorized use.
To lock the VSI:
1. With the VSI switched on, press and hold the on/off key. After 1 second, the VSI should beep.
2. Release the on/off key.
3. Push the joystick to the full forward position until the VSI beeps.
4. Pull the joystick to the full rearward position until the VSI beeps.
5. Release the joystick. There should be a long beep.
6. The VSI is now locked.
To unlock the VSI:
1. Press the on/off key and power on the VSI. The maximum speed/profile indicator should ripple up and down.
2. Push the joystick to the full forward position until the VSI beeps.
3. Pull the joystick to the full rearward position until the VSI beeps.
4. Release the joystick. There should be a long beep.
5. The VSI is now unlocked.
NOTE: If the above procedure fails to either lock or unlock the VSI, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
Off-board Charger/Programming Socket
The off-board charger/programming socket is located on the front of the VSI. If you use an off-board charger, the charger
current should not exceed 8 amps. Contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist for more information.
WARNING! Only chargers with Neutrik NC3MX plugs should be connected to the off-board charger/
programming socket. See your Quantum Rehab Specialist for more information.
Actuator Connector
The actuator connector connects the VSI to optional powered systems such as an elevating seat or lighting system.
Controller Connector
The controller connector connects the VSI to the power chair’s batteries, motors, and motor brakes.
Charger Inhibit Connector
The charger inhibit connector connects the VSI to the onboard battery charger. This connection provides an inhibit that
disables the VSI when the battery charger is on. The charger inhibit connector is coded with colored dots. The dots are
positioned so that you align the flat side of the male connector with the flat side of the female connector before making the
connection.
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WARNING! Failure to properly align the connectors can result in damage to the VSI, the charger,
and the connectors.
Thermal Rollback
The VSI controller is equipped with a thermal rollback circuit. This circuit monitors the temperature of the controller, which
roughly translates to motor temperature. In the event that the VSI controller becomes excessively hot (above 140° F), motor
current (amperage) is reduced. For every degree above 140° F, the motor current limit is reduced by .55 amps until the VSI
controller reaches 158° F, at which time the current output is reduced to zero. This reduces your power chair’s “power,”
which could also reduce your power chair’s speed, and allows the electrical components and motors to cool down. When the
temperature returns to a safe level, your power chair resumes its normal operation.
VSI Error Codes
The VSI controller is designed with the user’s safety as the prime consideration. It incorporates many sophisticated selftest features which search for potential problems at a rate of 100 times per second. If the VSI detects a problem either in
its own circuits or in the power chair’s electrical system, it may decide to stop the power chair, depending on the severity
of the problem. The VSI is designed to maximize the user’s safety under all normal conditions. The table below identifies
the individual error codes. Error codes are displayed as a rapid flashing of the battery condition meter lights. If you get one
of these error codes, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
FLASHING LIGHTS
1
DIAGNOSIS AND SOLUTION
The batteries need charging or there is a bad connection to the batteries. Check the
connections to the batteries. If the connections are good, try charging the batteries.
2
The left motor has a bad connection. Check the left motor connection.
3
The left motor has a short circuit to a battery connection. Contact your Quantum Rehab
Specialist.
4
The right motor has a bad connection. Check the right motor connection.
5
The right motor has a short circuit to a battery connection. Contact your Quantum Rehab
Specialist.
6
The power chair is being inhibited by the battery charger. Unplug the battery charger.
7
A joystick fault is indicated. Make sure that the joystick is in the neutral (center) position
before turning on the controller.
8
A controller system fault is indicated. Make sure that all connections are secure.
9
The parking brakes have a bad connection. Check the parking brake and motor
connections. Make sure the controller connections are secure.
10
An excessive voltage has been applied to the controller. This is usually caused by a poor
battery connection. Check the battery connections.
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REMOTE PLUS CONTROLLER
The Remote Plus is a modular electronic control system. The electronics necessary to operate the power chair are contained in several modules located on different parts of your power chair. The master remote is located typically on the end
of an armrest. The other components are located inside the power base.
The Remote Plus system consists of the following components:
! master remote
! communications cable(s)
! power module
! motor wiring harnesses
! battery wiring harnesses
! actuator lighting module (for optional equipment)
The controller supplied with your power chair has been pre-programmed to meet your needs. The program is set using
either a personal computer with software provided by the controller manufacturer or with a hand-held programmer, also
provided by the controller manufacturer.
WARNING! The controller program can affect speed, acceleration, deceleration, and braking. If it
is programmed incorrectly or outside of the safe limits as determined by your healthcare
professional, it can create a dangerous situation. Only the power chair manufacturer, an authorized
representative of the manufacturer, or a trained service technician should program the controller.
Remote Plus Master Remote
The Remote Plus master remote consists of the following (see figure 28):
1. joystick
2. keypad
3. controller communications cable
4. off-board charger/programming socket
1
Joystick
The joystick controls the direction and speed of your
power chair. When you move the joystick from the
neutral (center) position, the electromagnetic brakes
release and allow your power chair to move. The far3
ther you push the joystick from its neutral position, the
faster your power chair moves. When you release the
joystick and allow it to return to the neutral position,
you engage the electromagnetic brakes. This causes
your power chair to decelerate and come to a comFigure 28. Remote Plus Master Remote
plete stop.
2
4
WARNING! If your power chair begins to move in an unexpected manner, immediately release the
joystick. Unless the joystick is damaged, this action should stop your power chair.
Keypad
The keypad is located directly in front of the joystick. See figure 29. It contains keys that you will use to control your power
chair.
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On/Off Key
The on/off key turns the system power on and off.
WARNING! Unless faced with an emergency situation, do not use the on/off key to stop the chair.
This will cause the power chair to stop abruptly.
WARNING! Always turn the power off when you are stationary to prevent unexpected movement.
Mode Key
Press the key to change speed setting or to activate
the power accessories. See “Speed Settings” or
“Power Accessories.”
Speed Setting Indicator
Indicates the selected speed setting.
Power Accessory Indicator
Indicates the selected power accessory. This is for
optional accessories only.
Horn Key
The horn key activates the horn.
Right/Left Turn Indicator Keys
The right/left turn indicator keys toggle either the left
or right turn indicators. Press once to turn on and
press again to turn off. You can also turn off the selected indicator by pressing the opposite indicator
key or the hazard key.
Light Key
The light key turns headlights/taillights on and off independent of other indicators.
Hazard Key
The hazard key toggles both turn indicators at the
same time. You can only cancel this by pressing the
hazard key again.
Figure 29. Remote Plus Keypad
Battery Condition Meter
The battery condition meter is located in front of the joystick. This is a 10-segment illuminated display that indicates that the
Remote Plus is turned on and also gives the status of the batteries, the controller, and the power chair electrical system.
! Red, yellow, and green lights lit: Batteries charged; controller and electrical system OK.
! Red and yellow lights lit: Charge batteries if possible; controller and electrical system OK.
! Red lights only lit or slow flash: Charge batteries as soon as possible; controller and electrical system OK.
! Rapid flash of lights: Indicates a fault in the controller or the electrical system. Refer to “Remote Plus Trouble Codes.”
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! Ripple up and down of lights: The joystick was not in the neutral position when the controller was turned on. If you
get “ripple up and down of lights”, turn off the controller, allow the joystick to return to the neutral position, then turn on
the controller.
NOTE: If you still get “ripple up and down of lights,” contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
NOTE: When the batteries approach a discharged state, the first red light will begin to slowly flash, reminding you the batteries need to be charged immediately!
Speed Settings
The Remote Plus speed settings range from 1 to 5. Typically, the slowest speed setting is 1 and the fastest speed setting is 5.
The settings are indicated by the number of lights that are lit.
NOTE: The speed settings are preset at the factory. If your Quantum Rehab Specialist changes the order of these
settings, please make note of these changes. Contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist for more information.
To select a speed setting:
1. Press the on/off key to power on the remote.
2. Press the mode key once.
3. To increase chair speed, push the joystick to the right. Each time you push the joystick, you will increase the speed setting.
4. To decrease chair speed, push the joystick to the left. Each time you push the joystick, you decrease the speed setting.
5. Once you select the desired speed setting, press the mode key once to keep the setting or push the joystick in the
forward or reverse direction. The chair will resume operation at the selected speed.
NOTE: We recommend that the first few times you operate your power chair, you have your speed on the
slowest setting until you become familiar with your new power chair.
Power Accessories
If your power chair is equipped with power accessories such as a power seat or power elevating leg rests, you can operate
them through the remote keypad. Contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist for information on how to operate these accessories.
Off-board Charger/Programming Socket
You may use an off-board charger to charge the power chair batteries through the 3-pin socket located on the front of the
controller. The socket may also be used for reprogramming the controller by using a PG Drives Programmer, should this be
necessary. If you use an off-board charger, the charger current should not exceed 8 amps. Contact your Quantum Rehab
Specialist for more information.
WARNING! Only chargers with Neutrik NC3MX plugs should be connected to the charger socket. See your
Quantum Rehab Specialist for more information.
Controller Communications Cable
The controller communications cable provides the joystick module with a connection to the power module.
Power Module
Typically, the power module is mounted to the power base. The power module provides a power interface for the joystick
module. It routes the battery power to the motors and other powered accessories such as lights and power seats.
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Actuator Lighting Module (Not Shown)
The actuator lighting module is also located on the power base. The actuator lighting module provides a control and power
interface between the power module, the lights, and/or the power seat actuator.
Sleep Mode
Your Remote Plus controller has a sleep mode feature. Sleep mode is a built-in circuit that automatically shuts off the main
power if the joystick is not moved in any direction for approximately five minutes. The battery condition meter lights on the
keypad indicate sleep mode by blinking once every five seconds. To restore power and continue, push the on/off key
twice.
Thermal Rollback
The Remote Plus is equipped with a thermal rollback circuit. This circuit monitors the temperature of the motors, power
module, and remote. In the event that any of them become excessively hot (above 122° F), motor voltage is reduced. For
every degree above 122° F, the voltage is reduced by 5 volts. This reduces your power chair’s speed and allows the
electrical components to cool down. When the temperature returns to a safe level, your power chair resumes its normal
speed.
Remote Plus Trouble Codes
In addition to indicating the current state of battery charge, the battery condition meter can also indicate possible problems
with your power chair. The battery condition meter has ten lights. The lights provide information by the number of lights that
are flashing. If any of the meter lights are flashing rapidly, the controller may be indicating a fault. For instance, if the first light
is flashing rapidly, the battery voltage is nearly depleted. The following is a list of the possible errors signified by the rapidly
flashing meter. When you get a trouble code, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
FLASHING LIGHTS
DIAGNOSIS
SOLUTION
10
High Battery Voltage
Check batteries.
9
Solenoid Brake Fault
Check motor/brake wiring.
8
Possible Controller Fault
See Quantum Rehab Specialist.
7
Possible Joystick Fault
See Quantum Rehab Specialist.
6
Inhibit Active
Unplug charger. Check connections.
5
Right Motor Wiring Fault
Check right motor wiring.
4
Right Motor Disconnected
Check right motor wiring.
3
Left Motor Wiring Fault
Check left motor wiring.
2
Left Motor Disconnected
Check left motor wiring.
1
Low Battery Voltage
Check batteries/battery wiring.
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THE MICRODRIVE CONTROLLER
The electronic controller is what you use to operate your power chair. It takes the battery voltage and sends it to the
appropriate system. The electronic controller also enables you to monitor battery charge, electronic controller functions,
and the condition of your electrical system. Also, it may be used to control some optional systems such as power elevating
seats and lights. The Microdrive electronic control system is a modular system. The electronics necessary to operate your
power chair are contained in several modules located on different parts of your power chair. Typically, the Microdrive
Controller is mounted to one of the armrests. See figure 30. The other components are located on or inside the power
base.
The controller supplied with your power chair has been pre-programmed to meet your needs. The program is set using
either a personal computer with software provided by the controller manufacturer or with a hand-held programmer, also
provided by the controller manufacturer.
WARNING! The controller program can affect speed, acceleration, deceleration, and braking. If it
is programmed incorrectly or outside of the safe limits as determined by your healthcare
professional, it can create a dangerous situation. Only the power chair manufacturer, an authorized
representative of the manufacturer, or a trained service technician should program the controller.
The Microdrive Controller consists of:
1. joystick
2. display pad
3. mode switch
4. on/off switch
5. speed adjustment dial
6. joystick interface module
Joystick
The joystick controls the direction and speed of your power
chair. When you move the joystick from the neutral (center)
position, the electromagnetic brakes release and allow the
power chair to move. The farther you push the joystick from
its neutral position, the faster the power chair moves. When
you release the joystick and allow it to return to the neutral
position, the electromagnetic brakes engage and the power
chair comes to a complete stop.
WARNING! If your power chair begins to
m ove i n a n u n e x p e c t e d m a n n e r,
immediately release the joystick. Unless
the joystick is damaged, this action
should stop your power chair.
Figure 30. Microdrive Controller with Joystick Interface
Module
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Display Pad
The display pad is located directly in front of the joystick. It contains the horn key, battery condition meter, profile and speed
indicator, and the actuator indicator. See figure 31.
Horn Key
The horn key activates the horn.
Battery Condition Meter
The battery condition meter is a 10-segment illuminated display that indicates that the Microdrive is powered on and also
gives the status of the batteries, the controller, and the power chair electrical system.
! Red, yellow, and green lights lit: Batteries charged; controller and electrical system OK.
! Red and yellow lights lit: Charge batteries if possible; controller and electrical system OK.
! Red lights only lit or slow flash: Charge batteries as soon as possible; controller and electrical system OK.
! Rapid flash of lights: Indicates a fault in the controller or the electrical system. See “Error Codes.”
! Ripple up and down of lights: The joystick was not in the neutral position when the controller was turned on. If you
get “ripple up and down of lights,” turn off the controller, allow the joystick to return to the neutral position, then turn on
the controller.
NOTE: If you still get “ripple up and down of lights,” contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
NOTE: When the batteries approach a discharged state, the first red light will begin to slowly flash, reminding you the
batteries need to be charged immediately!
Profile and Speed Indicator
The profile and speed indicator is a 5-segment illuminated display that indicates speed setting as well as drive
profile.
Actuator Indicator
The actuator indicator is a 4-segment illuminated display that indicates power recline, power tilt, power leg
rest, and power elevating seat actuator modes.
Joystick Interface Module
The joystick interface module provides a means to enable
or disable the horn button, mode switch, on/off switch,
and speed adjustment dial.
NOTE: When a toggle switch is set to “J/S,” the
joystick has control of a particular function. When
the toggle switch is set to “Local,” control of this
function is disabled at the joystick.
Figure 31. Microdrive Display Pad
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Drive Profile Selection
Your Microdrive controller may be programmed for more than one drive profile that allows the system to be custom
tailored to your environment.
To select a profile setting:
1. Use the on/off switch to power on the chair and the controller.
2. Press the mode button.
3. Move the joystick left or right to select the desired drive profile. Each of the LEDs indicate a separate profile.
NOTE: The system can be programmed with 5 different profiles.
Speed Adjustment
The Microdrive controller provides a speed control knob to control the speed of the power chair.
To change the speed:
1. Use the on/off switch to power on the chair and the controller.
2. To increase your speed, turn the speed control knob clockwise.
3. To decrease your speed, turn the speed control knob counterclockwise.
Sleep Mode
The Microdrive controller offers a sleep mode feature which will shut off the main power if the joystick remains stationary
for a period of five minutes. The battery condition meter will indicate sleep mode by blinking once every five seconds. To
restore power and resume operation of the chair, flip the on/off switch twice.
Thermal Rollback
The Microdrive controller is equipped with a thermal rollback circuit which monitors the temperature of the chair’s motors
and controller. If either exceeds 122° F, the controller reduces the motor voltage by 5 volts for every degree over. This
reduces the chair’s speed and allows a cool down period. Once the temperature returns to a safe level, the chair will
resume normal operation.
Error Codes
In addition to indicating the current state of battery charge, the battery condition meter can also indicate possible problems
with your power chair’s electrical system. If any of the battery condition meter lights are flashing rapidly, the controller may be
indicating an error. Error codes are displayed as a number of flashing lights. For instance, if the first light is flashing rapidly, the
battery voltage is nearly depleted. The table below identifies the individual error codes, probable causes, and possible solutions. If you get one of these error codes, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
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DIAGNOSIS
High Battery Voltage
SOLUTION
Check batteries.
9
Solenoid Brake Fault
Check motor/brake wiring.
8
Possible Controller Fault
See Quantum Rehab Specialist.
7
Possible Joystick Fault
See Quantum Rehab Specialist.
6
Inhibit Active
Unplug charger. Check connections.
5
Right Motor Wiring Fault
Check right motor wiring.
4
Right Motor Disconnected
Check right motor wiring.
3
Left Motor Wiring Fault
Check left motor wiring.
2
Left Motor Disconnected
Check left motor wiring.
1
Low Battery Voltage
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Quantum 1121 is a sophisticated power chair. Like any motorized vehicle, it requires routine maintenance checks.
You can perform some of these checks, but others require assistance from a Quantum Rehab Specialist. Preventive
maintenance is very important. If you follow the maintenance checks in this section as scheduled, you can help ensure that
your power chair gives you years of trouble-free operation. If you have any doubt as to your power chair’s care or
operation, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
WARNING! Prevent injury. Do not service the power chair when the seat is occupied.
Your power chair, like most electrical equipment, is susceptible to damage from the elements. Avoid damp areas of any
kind.
WARNING! Direct exposure to water or dampness could cause the power chair to malfunction
electronically and mechanically. Water can cause electrical components to corrode and the chair’s
frame to rust.
Should your power chair come in contact with water:
1. Dry your power chair as thoroughly as possible with a towel.
2. Allow your power chair to sit in a warm, dry place for 12 hours to allow unseen water to evaporate.
3. Check the joystick operation and the brakes before using your power chair again.
4. If any inconsistencies are found, take your power chair to a Quantum Rehab Specialist.
Temperature
! Some of the parts of your power chair are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature. Always keep your power
chair between the temperatures of 18° F and 122° F.
! In extremely cold temperatures the batteries may freeze. The specific temperature at which they freeze depends on a
number of factors, such as battery charge, usage, and composition of the batteries (e.g., AGM or Gel-Cell).
! Temperatures above 122° F may cause your power chair to operate at a reduced speed. This reduced speed is a
safety feature built into the controller that helps prevent damage to the motor and other electrical components. See VII.
“Operation.”
General Guidelines
! Avoid knocking or bumping the controller, especially the joystick.
! Avoid prolonged exposure of your power chair to extreme conditions, such as heat, cold, or moisture.
! Keep the controller clean.
! Check all connectors on the electronics tray to ensure that they are all tight and secured properly.
! Make sure the drive tires are inflated to 35 psi (2.4 bar).
WARNING! Overinflating tires can cause them to explode and can result in personal injury.
WARNING! Do not use a high pressure hose to inflate your tires.
! Use a rubber conditioner on the tire sidewalls to help preserve them.
WARNING! Never use a rubber conditioner on the tread area of the tires; doing so may make the
tires slippery and cause your power chair to skid.
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! The body shroud has been sprayed with a clear sealant coating. You can apply a light coat of car wax to help it retain
its high-gloss appearance.
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and are not corroded. Batteries must sit flat within the battery
well, with the battery terminals facing inward, toward each other. Refer to the frame decal for the correct wiring layout.
! All wheel bearings are prelubricated and sealed. They require no subsequent lubrication.
Daily Checks
! With the controller turned off, check the joystick. Make sure it is not bent or damaged and that it returns to the neutral
position when you release it. Check the rubber boot around the base of the joystick for damage. Visually inspect the
boot. Do not handle or try to repair it. See your Quantum Rehab Specialist if there is a problem.
! Visually inspect the controller harness. Make sure that it is not frayed, cut, or has any wires exposed. See your Quantum Rehab Specialist if there is a problem with any harnesses.
Weekly Checks
! Disconnect and inspect the controller from the electronics tray. Look for corrosion. Contact your Quantum Rehab
Specialist if necessary.
! Ensure that all parts of the controller system are securely fastened to your power chair. Do not overtighten any screws.
! Check for proper tire inflation. There should be 35 psi (2.4 bar) in each tire. If a tire does not hold air, contact your
Quantum Rehab Specialist for replacement of the tube.
! Calibrate the joystick if a noticeable difference in performance is detected or if the joystick does not operate properly.
To calibrate the joystick, power off the unit, place the joystick in the neutral position, and power the unit back on. If
a problem still exists with your joystick’s performance, contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
! Check the brakes. This test should be carried out on a level surface with at least three feet of clearance around your
power chair.
To check the brakes:
1. Turn on the controller and turn down the speed level of your power chair. See your controller manual.
2. After one second, check the battery condition meter. Make sure that it remains on.
3. Slowly push the joystick forward until you hear the electric brakes click. Immediately release the joystick. You must be
able to hear each electrical brake operating within a few seconds of joystick movement. Repeat this test three times,
pushing the joystick backward, then left, and then right.
Monthly Checks
! Check that the anti-tip wheels do not rub the ground when you operate the power chair. Adjust them as necessary. See
V. “Comfort Adjustments.”
! Check for extreme wear on the anti-tip wheels. Replace them as necessary.
! Check for drive tire wear. See a Quantum Rehab Specialist for repair.
! Check the rear casters for wear. Replace them as necessary.
! Check the rear forks for damage or fluttering which indicates that they may need to be adjusted or have the bearings
replaced. See a Quantum Rehab Specialist for repair.
! Keep your power chair clean and free of foreign material, such as mud, dirt, hair, food, drink, etc.
Yearly Checks
Take your power chair to a Quantum Rehab Specialist for yearly maintenance. This helps ensure that your power chair is
functioning properly and helps prevent future complications.
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Storage
Your power chair should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes. When storing, disconnect the batteries
from the power chair. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust and the electronics can be
damaged.
Disposal of Your Power Chair
Your power chair must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact your local
waste disposal agency or Quantum Rehab Specialist for information on proper disposal of power chair packaging, metal
frame components, plastic components, electronics, and batteries.
Cleaning Instructions
! Use a damp cloth and mild, non abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic metal parts of your power chair. Avoid using
products that may scratch the surface of your power chair.
! 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.
WARNING! Never hose off your power chair or place it in direct contact with water. Your power chair has
a painted, ABS plastic body shroud that allows it to be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.
WARNING! Never use any chemicals to clean a vinyl seat, as they may cause the seat to become
slippery or dry out and crack. Use soapy water and dry the seat thoroughly.
Wheel Replacement
If you have pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, replace the tube. If your chair is equipped with a solid tire insert, then
you must replace the whole wheel assembly. Replacement tires, tubes, and wheel assemblies are readily available through
your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
WARNING! To avoid possible injury, be sure that the controller’s power is turned off and the
power chair is not in freewheel mode before performing this procedure.
WARNING! Completely deflate pneumatic tires before attempting repair.
TIRE
AXLE KEY
SCREWS
TUBE
AXLE SLOT
FRONT RIM HALF
DRIVE WHEEL NUT
REAR RIM HALF
DRIVE WHEEL WASHER
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Follow these easy steps for a quick and safe repair for both solid and pneumatic tires:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Set the power chair up on blocks.
3. If you are changing a pneumatic tire, completely deflate it before removing the wheel.
4. Remove the drive wheel nut and washer from the axle. See figure 32.
5. Pull the wheel off the axle.
6. Remove the screws from the rim assembly and separate the front and rear rim. See figure 33.
7. Remove the old tube from the pneumatic tire and replace it with a new tube or replace the entire assembly if it is a solid
tire.
8. Reassemble the rims and reinstall the screws.
9. Slide the wheel back on to the axle. Make sure the key is in the slot.
8. Reinstall the drive wheel nut and washer onto the axle and tighten.
9. Inflate the pneumatic tires to 35 psi (2.4 bar).
10. Remove the power chair from the blocks.
Battery Replacement
A diagram is printed on a decal located on the power chair frame near the battery tray. See figure 34. See the specification
table for correct battery specifications.
WARNING! Prevent injury. Do not replace battery when seat is occupied.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable to lift that
much weight, be sure to get help. Lifting beyond your capacity can result in personal injury.
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 specification table in this manual supplied with battery charger for recommended type
and capacities.
BATTERY
TERMINALS
QUICK DISCONNECT
Figure 34. Battery Wiring Diagram Label
Quantum 1121
Figure 35. Battery and Harness
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replace the batteries:
Turn off the power to the controller.
Make sure that the power chair is in drive mode. See III. “Your Power Chair.”
Remove the ball detent pin that secures the foot platform to the frame. See figure 18.
Lift off the foot platform.
Locate the battery quick disconnects on the frame and disconnect both of them. See figure 35.
Remove the batteries from the power base.
Disconnect the wiring harness from each battery.
Reinstall the wiring harnesses on each battery. Make sure that you connect the red wire to the positive (+) battery
terminal and the black wire to the negative (-) battery terminal. See figure 35.
WARNING! Make sure you tighten the fasteners so that the connections are secure.
9. Place the batteries back into the power base.
10. Connect the battery quick disconnects according the to battery wiring diagram label. See figure 34.
11. Reinstall the foot platform.
When to See Your Quantum Rehab Specialist for Service
The following symptoms could indicate a serious problem with your power chair. If necessary, contact your Quantum
Rehab Specialist. When calling, have the model number, serial number, nature of the problem, and the trouble code if
available.
! Motor noise
! Frayed harnesses
! Cracked or broken connectors
! Uneven wear on any of the tires
! Jerky motion
! Pulling to one side
! Bent or broken wheel assemblies
! Does not power up
! Powers up, but does not move
Corrective Maintenance
If the battery condition meter does not light up when you turn on the power:
! Check the harness connections. Make sure they are tight.
! Check the circuit breaker. Reset it if necessary.
! Check the battery connections.
If the above conditions prove normal, you can load test the batteries with a battery load tester. These testers are available
at automotive parts stores. Disconnect both batteries before load testing and follow the directions that come with the load
tester. If either one of the batteries fails the load test, replace both of them. If your power chair still does not power up,
contact your Quantum Rehab Specialist.
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IX.
WARRANTY
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
For the lifetime of your power chair from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original
purchaser, free of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
Structural frame components, including:
! Main Frame
! Fixed-position seat post
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
Electronic components, including:
! Charger Assembly
! Controller
! Joystick
Other components, including:
! Foot riggings
Main frame assemblies, including:
! Anti-tip forks
! Caster forks
! Caster beam
! Metal seat framing
! Electrical Harness
! Foot rigging mounting brackets
18-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
For eighteen (18) months from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free
of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Motor/gearbox assembly
! Power seat actuator
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one (1) year from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Accessories
! Brakes (electronic function ONLY)
SIX-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
For six (6) months from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Bearings and bushings
! Plastic components, except body
The battery is covered by a separate six-month warranty, provided by the battery manufacturer. The batteries are not
warranted by Pride.
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IX.
WARRANTY
RECONDITIONED UNITS WARRANTY
All reconditioned units are covered by a six-month warranty from Pride effective from the date of purchase.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not extend to those items which may require replacement due to normal wear and tear.
! ABS Plastic shrouds
! Motor brushes
! Upholstery and seating
! Brake Pads
! Tires and tubes
! Fuses/Bulbs
! Circumstances beyond the control of Pride
! Labor, service calls, shipping, and other charges incurred for repair of the product, unless specifically authorized, IN
ADVANCE, by Pride Mobility Products Corporation
! Repairs and/or modifications made to any part without specific consent from Pride
Exclusions also include components with damage caused by:
! Contamination
! Abuse, misuse, accident, or negligence
! Battery fluid spillage or leakage
! Commercial use, or use other than normal
! Improper operation, maintenance, or storage
NOTE: Gradual deterioration in performance because the battery has been left in a discharged state, left in
cold conditions for an extended period of time, or worn out through heavy use is not covered.
SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty service must be performed by an authorized Pride Provider. Do not return faulty parts to Pride without prior
written authorization. All transportation costs and shipping damage incurred while submitting parts for repair or replacement
are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Failure to follow the instructions, warnings, and notes in the owner’s manual and those located on your Pride product can
result in personal injury or product damage and will void Pride’s product warranty.
There is no other express warranty.
IMPLIED WARRANTIES
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one (1) year from
the date of purchase and to the extent permitted by law. Any and all implied warranties are excluded. This is the exclusive
remedy. Liabilities for consequential damages under any and all warranties are excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion of limitation
incidental or consequential damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Please fill out and return the product registration card to Pride. This will aid Pride in providing the best possible technical
and customer service.
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Thank you for
making the
Quantum 1121
your choice in
power chairs.
Q u a l i t -yQuantum
C o n t r o l 1121
- M o d e l 1 400
Quality Control
Fit and Finish
Inclusion of all Parts
Joystick Serial Number
Performance
Controller Serial Number
Left Motor Serial Number
Right Motor Serial Number
We have
thoroughly
inspected your
Quantum 1121.
The following
check marks
indicate that it
has been tested,
driven, and
inspected.
#
In Q 1
uali
ty
Pride keeps a more detailed report on file at the factory.
Date Inspected
Inspector
*INFMANU2884*
Product Serial #