Medema Mobility Scooter User manual

Quick guide
Spider
medemagroup
P9-0271-B ver. 1.0.1 - june 2011
GB
Medema Production A/S
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Contents
Quick guide - Spider ................................................................................. 4
Introduction................................................................................................ 4
Part names ................................................................................................. 5
Parts Joystick R-net .................................................................................. 6
Using the Joystick R-net........................................................................... 7
LCD Screen ............................................................................................ 8
Mode ......................................................................................................... 10
Charging ................................................................................................... 11
Safety check............................................................................................. 12
Troubleshooting the R-net ...................................................................... 12
Serial number........................................................................................... 14
Driving the Spider.................................................................................... 14
12 tips for driving the Spider:................................................................ 15
Driving on public roads: ........................................................................ 16
Driving on stairs/escalators: ................................................................. 16
Brakes....................................................................................................... 17
Motor braking: ...................................................................................... 17
Parking brake: ...................................................................................... 17
Disengagement: ................................................................................... 17
Own notes ................................................................................................ 19
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Quick guide - Spider
Introduction
Congratulations on your new, Spider electric mobility scooter. You are
now the owner of an electric mobility scooter developed for use indoors
as well as outdoors. It is what is called a Class B vehicle according to the
European classification of electric scooters.
For optimum enjoyment of this vehicle - and to avoid breakdowns and
accidents - we recommend that you read the User Manual carefully. If you
are a new user, you should pay particular attention to the section “Driving
the Spider”.
Note:
This Quick Guide is to be regarded as a supplement to the User Manual.
The information in the Quick Guide cannot, therefore, be expected to be
complete.
NB: Errors and omissions excepted. Specifications subject to change.
We reserve the right to update this guide as required.
Warning!
The vehicle must not be lent to persons who are not completely familiar
with it.
The vehicle is designed for one person only.
Max. user weight 130 kg.
Medema Production A/S is not responsible for any damage or injuries
caused by inappropriate or unsafe use of the Spider.
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Part names
The part names given below refer to the descriptions later in the this guide.
Headrest
Armrest
Joystick
Control
panel
Charging
socket
Calfrest
Eye for
restraints
Pivot wheel
Footplate or
footrests
Øje til
bespænding
Serial number on
vehicle.
Disengagement
lever. One on each
motor
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Parts Joystick R-net
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
6
11
Joystick R-net
1
Start/stop button
2
Horn
3
Lights (Extra)
4
Profile-button
5
Indicator right (Exstra)
6
Speed selection
7
Hazard warning lights (Exstra)
8
Display
9
Mode-button
10
Indicator left (Exstra)
11
Joystick
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Using the Joystick R-net
Speed selection with joystick R-net
1
To start the wheelchair:
Press button 1
and wait for the battery indicator to stabilise (3-5 seconds)
2
Select the maximum speed:
Keep pressing button Speed selection to maximize or minimize the maximum
speed.
Driving
1
in the direction you want to travel.
Start driving by moving the joystick
The speed depends on how far forward you push the joystick. To brake, return the
joystick to the starting position in the centre.
2
It is important to check the battery indicator
scooter stopping because of flat batteries.
regularly to prevent the
Note!
If you are driving on a sloping surface with poor grip, e.g. gravel or snow, it
is important to brake gently to avoid losing control of the scooter. To brake
gently: move the joystick to the central position SLOWLY.
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LCD Screen
Top bar
Main screen area
Base bar
Symbol
Description
Shown in the top bar.
Color red, yellow and green - fully charged.
Color red and yellow - ok, but need to be charged soon.
Color red, steady - ok, but charge as soon as possible.
Color red slowly blinking - charge NOW!
Shown in the top bar.
When the control system contains more than one method of direct
control, such as a secondary Joystick Module, then the Module that has
control of the wheelchair will display the In Focus symbol.
Shown in the base bar.
The currently selected Profile is shown in numeric form.
Shown in the base bar.
This symbol is displayed when the control system has intentionally
reduced the power to the motors, in order to protect them against heat
damage.
Shown in the base bar.
This symbol is displayed when the control system has intentionally
reduced its own power, in order to protect itself against heat damage.
Shown in the bottom of the main screen area.
This symbol shows the chosen profile.
Shown in the top left corner of the main screen area.
This displays the current time. The clock is user adjustable
- Whether the clock is displayed on screen.
- The display format, 12 or 24 hour
- Adjusting the time.
Shown in the center of the main screen area.
This gives a proportional display of the wheelchairs speed. The Arc
begins at 0% and has a programmable maximum. The programmable
parameter is Max Displayed Speed.
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Symbol
Description
Shown just below the speed regulation.
This displays the current maximum speed setting.
Shown in the center of the main screen area.
This displays the actual speed of the wheelchair derived from the
motors. The display can be set to mph or km/h.
When the control system is operating in a latched condition this
symbol will be displayed.
If the speed of the wheelchair is being limited; for example, by a
raised seat, then this orange symbol will be displayed.
If the wheelchair is being inhibited from driving, then this red symbol
will be flashing.
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Mode
Mode
Description
Displays the sections of the chair currently selected for
movement.
When Bluetooth Mode is entered the following screen will be
displayed.
When the control system requires a reboot, this
symbol will be flashed.
Waiting symbol. This symbol is displayed when the control system
is changing between different states.
This symbol will be displayed for a short time before the R-net
enters into a sleep state.
If you operate the Joystick before or just after you switch the
control system on, the screen will flash the joystick displaced
screen.
Let go of the joystick whithin 5 secunds, or the system has to be
restarted.
When the control system safety circuits have operated and the
control system has been prevented from moving the wheelchair
a diagnostics screen will be displayed. This example show a
warning of low battery voltage, and a trip code in the top right
corner.
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Charging
Plug from charger
Charging
Connector
Turn the connector
like this.
Charging
1
Plug the cable into the control box on the wheelchair.
2
Plug the charger into the outlet or switch it on.
3
Use the indicator lights on the charger to check that charging has started.
4
When charging has finished, switch off or unplug the charger, and then remove the
charger cable from the control box.
You are recommended to charge the batteries every night after you have
used the powered wheelchair. (Further information in the User Manual)
Note:
If the batteries are damaged or are leaking, you should avoid touching them
because you may burn yourself.
Contact a qualified workshop immediately!
Old batteries must be delivered to an approved facility for safe disposal.
Further information in the User Manual.
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Safety check
See the User Manual
Troubleshooting the R-net
Fejlsøgning R-net
Status light flashes with 1
flash per cycle
The battery needs charging or there is a bad connection to
the battery.
Status light flashes with 2
flash per cycle
The left hand motor* has a bad connection. Contact a
competent service engineer. (HMC or therapist).
Status light flashes with 3
flash per cycle
The left hand motor* has a short circuit to a battery
connection. Contact a competent service engineer. (HMC or
therapist).
Status light flashes with 4
flash per cycle
The right hand motor* has a bad connection. Contact a
competent service engineer. (HMC or therapist).
Status light flashes with 5
flash per cycle
The right hand motor* has a short circuit to a battery
connection. Contact a competent service engineer. (HMC or
therapist).
Status light flashes with 6
flash per cycle
Technical fault. Contact a competent service engineer. (HMC
or therapist).
Status light flashes with 7
flash per cycle
A joystick fault is indicated. Make sure that the joystick is in
the center position before switching on the
control system.
Status light flashes with 8
flash per cycle
System fault is indicated. Contact a competent service
engineer. (HMC or therapist).
Status light flashes with 9
flash per cycle
The parking brakes have a bad connection. Contact a
competent service engineer. (HMC or therapist).
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Status light flashes with 10
flash per cycle
Poor battery connection. Contact a competent service
engineer. (HMC or therapist).
Aktuator alarm
An Actuator trip is indicated. Contact a competent service
engineer. (HMC or therapist).
The scooter runs at half
speed or not at all.
If the cause is not a raised seat, this may be a serious fault.
Contact a competent service engineer as soon as possible.
(HMC or therapist).
The R-net electronic system is programmable so that the driving
characteristics can be optimised for individual users. Programming must
only be carried out by people trained in OBP (On-board programming)
control systems. Changing parameters incorrectly can produce driving
characteristics that are dangerous for the user.
Note
Mobile phones should not be used very close to the scooter as they
generate electromagnetic fields that may affect the electronic system.
The electronic system of the scooter itself also generates some
electromagnetic fields, which on rare occasions may affect equipment like
the alarm systems in shops.
Dynamic’s control systems have been tested and meet the requirements of
ISO7176/14 and EN12184
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Serial number
All scooters have a serial number plate showing the year of production and
serial number. The same serial number can also be found on the front of
the User Manual.
Please quote the serial number when making inquiries about
servicing, spare parts, etc.
Driving the Spider
Spider is a modern device, specially developed to help you achieve
maximum mobility.
If you are using the Spider for the first time, you should try out all the dayto-day situations you are likely to encounter:
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inclines/declines,
driving on rough terrain
driving on sloping terrain.
You should practice these manoeuvres with your therapist or other carer.
Before getting on or off the vehicle, you must check the following:
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That the scooter is switched off.
That the scooter is not disengaged.
That the scooter and the seat you are moving to are both stable.
Avoid placing your full body weight on the footrests.
This may tip the scooter forwards.
Arms and legs
While driving, you must place your arms on the armrests and your feet on
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the footrests.
Cables and leads
Always make sure that cables and leads from components like the joystick
are fixed using ties.
12 tips for driving the Spider:
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Driving normaly indoor og outdoor, the chassis must ALWAYS be in the higest
possible setting.
•
Reduce the speed when turning corners and going downhill.
•
Reduce the speed when driving on inclines. Maximum incline: 6° = 10%
•
Reduce the speed when driving on a sideways incline. Maximum sideways incline: 6°
•
Avoid driving and parking in the rain
•
Avoid parking on snow and ice.
•
Always park on a level (flat) surface.
•
Avoid driving on rough ground.
•
Avoid driving on icy surfaces, or smooth surfaces (for example snow or freshly
mown grass)
•
Never attempt to climb kerbs higher than 6 cm.
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Avoiding driving over kerbs diagonally. There is a risk of tipping over.
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Not to be used for towing other vehicles, etc.
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Important!
When the chassis is lowered the footrest must be reised - otherwise there
is a chance that it will hit the ground.
Note!
Talk to your doctor if you are taking medicine that may affect your ability to
drive motorised vehicles.
Do not drive the Spider when intoxicated. This applies to both medicine and
alcohol.
Driving on public roads:
When driving on public roads, footpaths, pedestrian streets, car parks,
shopping centres, etc. you must make sure you adjust your speed and
distance for other users. At 7 km/h you must follow the traffic rules
applicable to cyclists. This also means that your lights must be switched on
during lighting-up time. (Optional extra)
On footpaths, the maximum speed is 6 km/h. In this situation you are
regarded as a pedestrian.
Note:
You should assume that other road users cannot see you while you are
sitting in the Spider. So take great care and wait for the road to clear before
crossing.
Driving on stairs/escalators:
The scooter is not designed for use on stairs or escalators and any attempt
to do so may cause serious injury to yourself and others.
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Brakes
The Spider is equipped with two sets of brakes: The motor brake and the
parking brake.
Motor braking:
When you drive downhill, the control unit of the Spider applies the motor
brake.
Parking brake:
When the vehicle is stationary and the joystick is not moved, a magnetic
brake is automatically applied to each drive unit. For driving, the magnetic
brake is released first, after which the Spider can be driven as described
above.
Note!
You must NEVER brake the Spider by switching off with the I/O button
while moving, as this applies the magnetic brake with considerable force,
with a resulting risk of tipping.
Disengagement:
The Spider is equipped with two disengagement levers one on each motor.
ALWAYS disengage on both sides
Warning!
When the scooter is disengaged, the braking system is deactivated.
You must NEVER disengage on sloping terrain. This can lead to serious
damage or personal injury.
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Shown in the image: Normal position for driving. Push the
handles up ti disengage. ALWAYS on both sides.
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Own notes
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