Pride Mobility Quantum Q6 Edge 3S Owner`s manual

SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING! A Quantum Rehab Provider or a qualified technician must perform the initial setup of
this power chair and must perform all of the procedures in this manual.
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! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation. Failure to follow designated
procedures can cause either personal injury, component damage, or malfunction. On the
product, this icon is represented as a black symbol on a yellow triangle with a black border.
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is
represented as a white symbol on a blue dot with a white border.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time
or in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or
equipment damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol with a red circle
and red slash.
INTENDED USE
The intended use of the Pride Mobility Products device is to provide mobility to persons limited to a seated
position that have the capability of operating a powered wheelchair.
Quick Reference Information
Quantum Rehab Provider:__________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:_________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:__________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at
the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our
products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the product
you have purchased. The latest/current version of this manual is available on our website.
NOTE: This product is compliant with WEEE, RoHS, and REACH directives and requirements.
NOTE: This product meets IPX4 classification (IEC 60529).
NOTE: The Q6 Edge Series and its components are not made with natural rubber latex. Consult with the
manufacturer regarding any after-market accessories.
Copyright © 2014
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU4037/Rev E/March 2014
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................4
II.
SAFETY ...................................................................................................................................................5
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR .......................................................................................................................7
IV. ASSEMBLY ..........................................................................................................................................11
V.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS .........................................................................................................14
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING .....................................................................................................21
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE .........................................................................................................25
LANGUAGE USAGE
This owner’s manual is intended for distribution in all English-speaking countries where Pride Power Chairs are
sold. We have chosen to compose this manual using language and spelling common to the USA. Since we recognize that not all English-speaking countries use the same words or spellings, please refer to the following chart for
some common word variations that may be encountered throughout this manual.
USA
Variation
USA
Variation
USA
Variation
asphalt
tarmac
backward(s)
rearward(s)
center
centre
color
colour
cord
lead
curb
kerb
elevator
lift
meter
metre
provider
dealer; agent
sidewalk
pavement
tire
tyre
trunk
boot
turn signal
turn indicator
yard
grounds
wrench
spanner
caster
castor
pocketbook
handbag
counterclockwise
anticlockwise
authorized
authorised
path
footpath
path
bridleway
labor
labour
Table 1. Word Variations
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I. INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
WELCOME to Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Products (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. You must also read all instructions, warnings, and notes contained in any supplemental instructional booklets for the controller, front riggings, and/or seating system that accompanied your power chair before
initial operation. 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 Provider. 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.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
Before using your power chair, make sure your delivery is complete as some components may be individually
packaged. If you do not receive a complete delivery, please contact your Quantum Rehab Provider immediately.
Where damage has occurred during transport, either to the packaging or content, please contact the delivery company responsible.
NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your copy of this manual, contact us and we will be glad to send you a new
one immediately.
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PRODUCT SAFETY SYMBOLS
The symbols below are used on the power chair to identify warnings, mandatory actions, and prohibited actions.
It is very important for you to read and understand them completely.
NOTE: There are more warnings identified and explained in the Consumer Safety Guide that is included with
your power chair. Please become familiar with all the warnings and safety information found in the Consumer
Safety Guide and refer to this resource often.
Read and follow the information in the owner’s manual.
Locked and in drive mode.
Place unit on level ground and stand to one side when changing from drive mode
to freewheel mode or freewheel mode to drive mode.
Unlocked and in freewheel mode.
Indicates power chair securement points.
Indicates that power chair, with similarly labeled seating system, conforms to ANSI/
RESNA WC/Vol. 4, Section 19 for transport of an occupied power chair in a motor
vehicle.
Class II Equipment
Manufactured in
MAIN FRAME
Power chair information label
Wire access point. For service use only.
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II. SAFETY
GENERAL GUIDELINES
MANDATORY! 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 Provider 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.
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.
Perform the following inspections prior to using your power chair:
 Check for proper tire inflation. Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on 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 power base. Make sure they are secured properly.
 Check the brakes. See VII. “Care and Maintenance.”
 Check battery charge. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
 Ensure the manual freewheel levers are in drive mode before sitting on the power chair.
NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for assistance.
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III. YOUR POWER CHAIR
THE Q6 EDGE SERIES POWER CHAIR
Your power chair has two main assemblies: the seat assembly and the power base assembly. See figure 1. Typically,
the seat assembly includes the armrests, seatback, and seat base. The power base assembly includes two motor/brake
assemblies, two drive wheels, four caster wheels, two batteries, and wiring harnesses. See figures 1, 2, and 3.
SEATBACK
SEAT ASSEMBLY
ARMREST
ARMREST
JOYSTICK
CONTROLLER
SEAT BASE
POWER BASE
ASSEMBLY
CASTER WHEEL
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
DRIVE WHEEL
SPRING SHOCK/
GAS DAMPER
LOCATION
CASTER WHEEL
FRONT RIGGING
(FOOT PLATFORM SHOWN)
Figure 1. The Q6 Edge Series Power Chair
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REAR SHROUD
TRAPEZE BARS
FRONT COVER
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
SUSPENSION SPRING
Figure 2. The Q6 Edge Series Power Base
PROHIBITED! The spring tension on your power chair was factory set to meet the needs of the
demographic majority of users. Do not adjust the tension of any spring on your power chair.
Electrical Components
The electrical components consist of the controller assembly, the batteries, and the motors. The batteries, motors,
and controller power module (if equipped) are located on the power base assembly. The controller is located on
the seat assembly. Connectivity between the controller and the motors, batteries, and the battery charger is provided by one or more wiring harnesses. See figure 3.
Controller Harness Connector: The controller harness connector is where the controller plugs into the power
base. Each controller uses a different type of harness. Regardless of which type of controller is used, the harness
must be secured to the seat assembly and not allowed to drag on the floor.
Motor Connectors: This is where the controller connects to the motors.
Battery Connector: This is where the controller connects to the batteries.
Controller Power Module: This enables the controller to communicate with the batteries and the motors.
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Main Circuit Breaker (located on the rear main frame): 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
Provider.
CONTROLLER POWER MODULE
CONTROLLER CONNECTOR
TO BATTERY
CONNECTORS
TO MOTOR
CONNECTOR
MAIN CIRCUIT
BREAKER
TO MOTOR
CONNECTOR
QUICK RELEASE
BATTERY CONNECTORS
Figure 3. Q6 Edge Series Electrical Components
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III. YOUR POWER CHAIR
Manual Freewheel Levers
For your convenience, your power chair is equipped with a manual freewheel lever mounted on each motor. The
levers allow you to disengage the drive motors and maneuver the chair manually.
WARNING! Do not use the power chair while the drive motors are disengaged! Do not
disengage the drive motors when the power chair is on an incline, as the unit could
roll on its own! Only engage the freewheel mode when on a level surface.
WARNING! It is important to remember that when your power chair is in freewheel
mode, the braking system is disengaged.
To operate the manual freewheel levers:
1. Push down both manual freewheel levers for freewheel mode (drive motor disengaged). See figure 4.
2. Pull up both manual freewheel levers for drive mode (drive motor engaged). See figure 5.
NOTE: You must turn off the power before disengaging the drive motors; otherwise, you may get an error code
on the controller. To clear this code, turn off the controller and place the power chair in drive mode. Then, turn
on the controller. The error message should be cleared. If it is not, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.
NOTE: The power chair will be significantly easier to push with the power off.
WARNING! Avoid applying excessive force to the manual freewheel levers.
WARNING! Do not use your foot to operate the manual freewheel levers. Do not stand on the
manual freewheel levers. Applying excessive force to the manual freewheel levers may result in
damage to the freewheel levers, motors, and brakes.
WARNING! Do not use the freewheel lever handles as tie-down points to secure this product.
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
Figure 4. Freewheel Mode (Drive Disengaged)
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Figure 5. Drive Mode (Drive Engaged)
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IV. 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. Figure 6 details those parts of the power chair that are designed
to be disassembled and assembled by an end user or by a qualified caregiver before using the product or making
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 Provider.
ARMREST ANGLE
ADJUSTMENT
CONTROLLER POSITION
SEAT HEIGHT/ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
FOOT PLATFORM
ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
FOOT PLATFORM HEIGHT/DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
Figure 6. Q6 Edge Series Assembly View
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IV. ASSEMBLY
Seat Installation
It may be necessary to install the seat either prior to
initial operation or after transporting your power chair.
Contour seats are attached to the power base with the
Universal Mounting System (UMS). The UMS consists of universal parts that may be attached to the seat,
regardless of seat width or seat depth. The two main
components are aluminum extrusions mounted to the
seat base. These extrusions attach to a pair of trapeze
bars that are mounted to the power base. See figure 7.
SEAT LATCH SAFETY
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or a TRU-Balance Power
Positioning System, refer to the information provided
in separate manuals.
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.
REAR
EXTRUSION
FRONT EXTRUSION
TRAPEZE BARS
To install the seat:
1. Tilt the seat back and slide the rear extrusion onto
the rear trapeze bar. See figure 7.
2. Lower the front extrusion onto the front trapeze bar
until the seat latches into place.
3. Flip the seat latch safety down.
WARNING! Make sure the seat latch
safety is flipped down before using
your power chair.
4. Install the controller and route the harness to the
back of the power base. See figures 8 or 9.
Figure 7. Universal Mounting System and Contour Seat
MANDATORY!
Prevent
controller
harness damage! Avoid routing the
controller harness on the outside of
the armrest pad. Route the harness
under the armrest or toward the inside
of the armrest pad. Use correct tiedown points for controller harness to
prevent the harness from getting
caught in the drive tires, pinched in the
seat frame, or damaged when passing
through doorways.
5. Plug the controller connector into the rear of the
power base. See figure 3.
6. Secure the controller harness to the armrest
receiver with wire ties. See figure 9.
Figure 8. Controller Harness Routing on a Synergy Seat
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IV. ASSEMBLY
Power Elevating Seat Option
Your power chair may be equipped with a power elevating seat option. While the seat itself may be any one
of the styles offered for this model, the way the seat
base attaches to the power base is different.
To install the power elevating seat:
l. Place the seat plate interface bracket onto the actuator. See figure 10.
2. Insert the supplied hardware into the actuator and
tighten the hardware.
3. Place the seating system onto the seat plate and
secure.
4. Plug in the power seat toggle switch harness, if
equipped.
Transit Securement System (Optional)
If your power chair is equipped with a transit
securement system, it is equipped with manufacturerinstalled front and rear securement brackets and
positioning belt anchoring brackets. See figure 11.
Refer to the supplement provided with your power
chair for information on how to use the transit
securement system.
SEAT PLATE INTERFACE
BRACKET
WIRE TIES
TO POWER BASE
Figure 9. Controller Harness Routing on a Contour
Seat
POSITIONING BELT
ANCHORING BRACKET LOCATIONS
(1 OF 2 SHOWN)
ACTUATOR
SECUREMENT
BRACKETS
(3 OF 4 SHOWN)
Figure 10. Power Elevating Seat Actuator
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Figure 11. Transit System Securement Brackets
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V. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
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 width, armrest angle and height, foot platform
height, depth, and angle, and controller position.
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or TRU-Balance Power Positioning System, refer to the seat adjustment information contained in separate manuals. If your power chair is
equipped with a contoured seating system, refer to the following information.
WARNING! The center of gravity of your power chair was factory set to a position that meets the
needs of the demographic majority of users. Your Quantum Rehab Provider has evaluated your
power chair and made any necessary adjustments to suit your specific requirements. Do not
change your seating configuration without first contacting Pride Mobility Products or your
Quantum Rehab Provider.
WARNING! Some power chair components are heavy. You may need assistance to lift or carry
them. Please refer to the specifications table for specific component weights before you
disassemble the power chair.
WARNING! Remove the occupant from the power chair before making any adjustments.
You may need the following to make comfort
adjustments:
 metric/standard socket set and ratchet
 adjustable wrench
 metric/standard hex key set
 thread lock
Seat Height and Seat Angle Adjustment
If your power chair is not equipped with a transit
securement system, you can change the seat height to
one of three positions by raising the front and rear trapeze bars. If you raise or lower only one trapeze bar
(front or rear), you can also change the seat base angle
(dump).
TRAPEZE BARS
HARDWARE
SEAT INTERFACE
WELDMENT
MANDATORY! If your power chair is
equipped with a transit securement
system and any adjustment to the seat
height or seat angle is necessary,
contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.
These comfort adjustment can only be
made by a Quantum Rehab Provider.
To change the seat height:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Make sure the power chair is in drive mode.
3. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the power
base. See figure 3.
4. Flip up the seat latch safety. See figure 7.
5. Squeeze the seat latch and release the seat from the
front trapeze bar.
6. Slide the seat forward and remove it from the
power base.
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Figure 12. Seat Height/Angle Adjustment
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7. Remove the hardware that attaches the trapeze bars
to the seat interface weldments. See figure 12.
8. Move the trapeze bars up or down to the desired
height.
NOTE: Change the seat dump by raising or lowering
only one trapeze bar (front or rear).
9. Reinstall the hardware.
10. Reinstall the seat.
11. Reconnect the controller to the power base.
Seat Position
You can move the seat forward or rearward by changing the extrusion mounting position.
To change the position:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Make sure the power chair is in drive mode.
3. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the power
base.
4. Remove the seat from the power base.
5. Remove both extrusions from the bottom of the seat.
6. Reposition the extrusions on a different set of
mounting holes. You must move both extrusions
the same number of holes either forward or backwards. See figure 13.
7. Fasten the extrusions back onto the bottom of the
seat.
8. Reinstall the seat.
9. Reconnect the controller to the power base.
SEAT MOUNTING HOLES
Figure 13. Seat Position Adjustment
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 recline angle:
1. Pull up on the seatback release lever.
2. Lean forward or backwards to the desired position.
3. Release the lever.
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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 adjusting screws from each seat hinge.
See figure 14.
2. Set the seatback at the desired angle.
3. Reinstall the adjusting screws to each seat hinge
and tighten.
Armrest Width Adjustment
You can change each armrest’s width independently of
the other.
JAM NUT
ARMREST ANGLE
ADJUSTING
SCREW
ARMREST
HEIGHT
ADJUSTING
SETSCREWS
SEATBACK ANGLE
ADJUSTING SCREW
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 14.
2. Loosen the knobs.
3. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
4. Tighten the knobs.
ARMREST KNOB
Figure 14. Seatback/Armrest Adjustment
Armrest Angle Adjustment
To change the armrest angle:
1. Lift the armrest straight up so that it is perpendicular to the floor. See figure 14.
2. Loosen the jam nut.
3. Turn the adjusting screw to raise or lower the front
of the armrest.
4. Tighten the jam nut to lock the adjusting screw into
place.
Armrest Height Adjustment
To change the armrest height:
1. Loosen the two setscrews located on the armrest
receiver. See figure 14.
2. Raise or lower the armrest to the desired height.
3. Tighten the setscrews to secure the armrest.
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Controller Position
You can move the controller in toward or out away
from the armrest, or change the position of the controller for either left-hand or right-hand use.
WARNING! Do not place the controller
harness so that it can be pinched in the
seat frame or the power base frame.
CONTROLLER BRACKET
To extend the controller:
1. Flip up the armrest so it is perpendicular to the
floor.
2. Loosen the setscrew on the controller bracket. See
figure 15.
3. Slide the controller into or out of the armrest to the
desired position.
4. Tighten the setscrew to secure the controller.
To change the controller position:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the power
base.
3. Remove any wire ties securing the controller harness to the armrest.
4. Flip up the armrest so it is perpendicular to the floor.
5. Loosen the setscrew on the controller bracket
6. Slide the controller out of the armrest.
7. Loosen the setscrew in the other armrest.
8. Place the controller in the other armrest.
9. Tighten the setscrews in both armrests.
10. Route the controller harness to the back of the
power base and plug in the controller.
11. Secure the controller harness to the armrest with
wire ties. See figure 9.
SETSCREW
Figure 15. Underside of Armrest
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or TRU-Balance Power
Positioning System, refer to the information provided
in supplemental manuals provided with your seating
system.
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Foot Platform Height Adjustment
The foot platform height is easily adjusted to several different heights.
To raise or lower the foot platform:
1. Remove the hardware from the foot platform bracket. See figure 16.
2. Raise or lower the foot platform to the desired height.
3. Reinstall the hardware into the foot platform bracket and tighten.
Foot Platform Depth Adjustment
You can adjust the depth of the foot platform.
To adjust the foot platform depth:
1. Remove the hardware from the foot platform bracket. See figure 16.
2. Move the foot platform in or out to the desired depth.
3. Reinstall the hardware into the foot platform bracket and tighten.
Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
You can adjust the angle of the foot platform.
To adjust the foot platform angle:
1. Flip up the foot platform and locate the screw. See figure 16.
2. Turn the screw to raise or lower the front of the foot platform.
FOOT
PLATFORM
BRACKET
HARDWARE
SCREW
Figure 16. Foot Platform Adjustment
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Power Elevating Seat (Optional)
If your power chair is equipped with a power elevating
seat, you can change the seat height either through the
controller or through a toggle switch mounted to one of
the armrests.
To change the seat height through toggle switch:
1. Press forward on the toggle switch to raise the seat.
See figure 17.
2. Pull back on the toggle switch to lower the seat.
WARNING! Do not allow the motor to
run more than a few seconds after the
mechanism reaches the top or bottom
limit.
NOTE: For more information on operating the power
elevating seat through the controller, contact your
Quantum Rehab Provider.
WARNING! The power elevating seat
option is intended for use on a level
surface only. Never raise the seat from
its lowest position on an inclined
surface. Failure to heed this warning
can result in the power chair tipping
over.
Figure 17. Power Elevating Seat Toggle Switch
WARNING! Never raise the seat from
its lowest position when operating
your power chair on bumpy or uneven
surfaces. Failure to heed this warning
can result in the power chair tipping
over.
WARNING! Never raise the power
elevating seat while your power chair
is in the freewheel mode.
WARNING!
Always
fasten
the
positioning belt when operating the
power elevating seat.
NOTE: The power elevating seat option is equipped
with a system that reduces the speed of the power
chair to one quarter when the seat is elevated. Always
check to be sure this system is operating properly
before using your power chair.
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V. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
Positioning Belt
Your power chair may be equipped with a positioning
belt that can be adjusted for operator comfort. See figure 18. The positioning belt is designed to support the
operator so that he/she does not slide down or forward
in the seat. The positioning belt is not designed for use
as a restraining device.
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.
WARNING! The positioning belt should
be secured at all times. Never allow
the positioning belt to hang or drag on
the floor as it may become entangled.
To install the positioning belt:
1. Remove the rearmost screw that holds the seat
hinge to the seat base on both the left and right seat
hinges.
2. Insert the screw through the supplied washer,
through the positioning belt and into the seat base
for each side of the power chair seat.
3. Tighten both screws.
Figure 18. Positioning Belt Adjustment
To adjust the positioning belt for operator comfort:
1. Once seated, insert the metal tab on one side of the
belt into the plastic housing on the opposite side
until you hear a click. See figure 18.
2. Pull the excess strap attached to the metal tab until
it is secure, but not so tight as to cause discomfort.
To release the positioning belt:
1. Press the push button mechanism on the plastic housing.
MANDATORY! Make sure the positioning belt is properly secured to the power chair and is
adjusted for operator comfort before each use.
MANDATORY! Inspect the positioning belt for loose parts or damage, including tears, worn
spots, bent hardware, damaged latch mechanisms, dirt or debris, before each use of the power
chair. If you discover a problem, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for maintenance and
repair.
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VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
BATTERIES AND CHARGING
The Q6 Edge Series 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.
MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands
after handling.
WARNING! Contact your Quantum Rehab Provider if you have any questions regarding
the batteries in your power chair.
PROHIBITED! Always use two batteries of the exact same type, chemistry, and amphour (Ah) capacity. Refer to specifications table in this manual and in the manual
supplied 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.
PROHIBITED! Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary,
properly install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2pronged plug access.
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension cord to plug