Quantum Quantum Rival series Owner`s manual

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*INFMANU4309*
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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 power chair.
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.
Copyright © 2011
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU4309/Rev A/December 2011
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................... 4
II.
SAFETY .................................................................................................................................................... 5
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR ...................................................................................................................... 18
IV. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS ........................................................................................................... 22
V.
BATTERIES AND CHARGING ...................................................................................................... 28
VI. CARE AND MAINTENANCE .......................................................................................................... 32
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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 dealer, caregiver, or healthcare professional in
using good judgment.
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, and may void 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.
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
Provider.
Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important information about safety,
new products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy your 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
info@pridemobility.com
1-800-424-8205
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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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.
Read and follow the information in the owner’s manual.
Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the power chair while the batteries are
charging.
Maximum seating weight.
Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware that loose fitting clothing
can become caught in drive tires.
Do not connect an extension cord to the AC/DC converter or the battery charger.
Avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt, or standing water whenever possible. Maintain
and store in a clean and dry condition.
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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.
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands after handling.
Corrosive chemicals contained in battery.
Do not use a cell phone, walkie/talkie, laptop, or other radio transmitter while operating.
EMI/RFI - This product has been tested and passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.
Explosive conditions exist!
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Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
Keep tools and other metal objects away from battery terminals. Contact with tools can
cause electrical shock.
Battery Set Configuration:
+ = Positive (Red) Terminal Post
- = Negative (Black) Terminal Post
Connect Red wire to Red Positive (+) Terminal Post.
Connect Black wire to Black Negative (–) Terminal Post.
Do not use batteries with different amp-hour (Ah) capacities. Do not mix old and new
batteries. Always replace both batteries at the same time.
Pinch/Crush points created during assembly.
Battery charger for indoor use only.
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Disposal and recycling - Contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for information on proper
disposal and recycling of your Pride product and its packaging.
Unlocked and in freewheel mode.
Place unit on level ground and stand to one side when changing from drive mode to
freewheel mode or freewheel mode to drive mode.
Locked and in drive mode.
Do not place power chair in freewheel mode on a decline.
Do not place power chair in freewheel mode on an incline.
No step. No standing. Keep off!
Class II Equipment.
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Does not meet 7176-19 standards for occupied transport in a motor vehicle.
Indicates power chair securement points.
Indicates electrical shock hazard.
Indicates flammable material. Do not expose to heat sources such as open flame
or sparks. Do not transport batteries with flammable or combustible items.
Manufactured in
Do not remove anti-tips
Power chair information label
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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.
Modifications
Pride has designed and engineered your power chair to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of
accessories are available from your Quantum Rehab Provider 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. Do not use
accessories if they have not been tested or approved for Pride products.
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 VI. “Care and Maintenance.”
Check battery charge. See V. “Batteries and Charging.”
NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider 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.
Keep in mind that the maximum weight capacity includes the combined weight of the user and any accessories
mounted to the power chair.
MANDATORY! Stay within the specified weight capacity of your power chair. Exceeding the
weight capacity voids your warranty. 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 affect the center of gravity, resulting in a tip or a fall.
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 the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tire 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 the psi/bar/kPa air pressure
rating indicated on each pneumatic tires at all times may result in tire and/or wheel failure.
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.
NOTE: If the tires on your power chair list the psi rating only, use the following conversion formulas to find
the bar or kPa rating: bar = psi x 0.06895; kPa = psi x 6.89476.
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.
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 speed 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 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.
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! Never travel down an incline backward. Doing so may cause the power
chair to tip. Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
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WARNING! If your power chair is equipped with a reclining seatback, do not attempt to negotiate
inclines with the seat in a reclined position. Do not attempt to negotiate obstacles with the seat
in a reclined position unless an attendant is present to help stabilize the chair. Failure to heed
could result in the power chair tipping over.
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.
Pride recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you attempt to safely ascend or descend on your power
chair does not exceed 6º (10.5%). See figure 1.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 6° (10.5%) may put your power
chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip.
Figure 1. Maximum Recommended Safe Slope (Ascending and Descending)
Freewheel Mode
Your power chair is equipped with two manual freewheel levers 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.
WARNING! Do not attempt to personally place your power chair in freewheel mode
while seated on it. Ask an attendant for assistance if necessary.
WARNING! Pride recommends that you do not disconnect the batteries when the power
chair is in freewheel mode as this may interfere with the function of the controller.
WARNING! Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while on an incline or
decline. This could cause the chair to roll uncontrollably on its own.
Braking Information
Your power chair is equipped with two powerful brake systems:
Regenerative—uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the joystick returns to the center/stop position.
Disc Park Brake—activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or when
power is removed from the system for any reason.
Cornering Information
While your power chair is equipped with front caster wheels and rear 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 and maintain a stable center of gravity.
This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall.
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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.
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.
Avoid driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
Avoid tall grass that can entangle the running gear.
Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
Do not use your power chair in fresh or salt water.
Do not use your power chair at the edge of a stream, lake, or ocean.
If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
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.
PROHIBITED! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions and on icy/slippery surfaces
can have an adverse affect on the electrical system. Maintain and store your power chair in a
dry and clean condition.
WARNING! Prolonged exposure to hot or cold conditions may affect the temperature of
upholstered and non-upholstered items on the power chair, possibly resulting in skin irritation.
Exercise caution when using the power chair in extremely hot or cold conditions or when
exposing your power chair to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Stationary Obstacles (Steps, Curbs, etc.)
Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges, and/or drop-offs (curbs, porches,
stairs, etc.). Be sure your power chair is traveling perpendicular to any curb you may be required to navigate.
To navigate up over a curb or stationary obstacle:
1. Approach the curb or obstacle slowly, and make sure the power chair is traveling perpendicular to the obstacle.
See figure 2.
2. Increase the forward speed just before the front wheels (or curb climbing mechanism) come in contact with the obstacle.
3. Reduce the forward speed only after the rear wheels have cleared the obstacle.
To navigate down a curb or stationary obstacle:
1. Approach the curb or obstacle slowly, and make sure the power chair is traveling perpendicular to the obstacle.
See figure 2.
2. Reduce the forward speed just before the front wheels come in contact with the obstacle.
3. Increase the forward speed only after the rear wheels have cleared the obstacle and you are once again on a level surface.
WARNING! Even though your power chair may be capable of handling greater obstacles, Pride
recommends that you do not attempt to negotiate a curb that has a height greater than 5 cm (2 in.).
Doing so could cause instability in your power chair.
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.
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Figure 2. Correct Curb Approach
Figure 3. Incorrect Curb Approach
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.
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.
Elevators/Elevation Products
If you will be transporting your power chair during travel, you may find it necessary to use a vehicle-mounted
elevator system or elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the warnings, instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the manufacturer of the elevator/elevation
product before using that product.
WARNING! Not all elevator systems/elevation products are rated for use with an occupied
mobility device. Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your power chair when it
is being used in connection with any type of elevator system/elevation product unless:
That product is rated for occupied use by the manufacturer.
You are able to occupy your mobility device in strict conformity with the warnings,
instructions, specifications, and safety guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.
WARNING! Always turn off the power to the controller when you are being transferred via an
elevation product. Failure to do so may result in accidental joystick contact, resulting in
unintended movement and personal injury or product damage.
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/
or properly secured. In addition, all removable power chair parts, including the armrests, seat, front riggings,
controller, and shrouds should be removed and/or properly secured during motor vehicle transport.
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WARNING! Pride does not recommend using the power chair as a seat in a motor vehicle. The
power chair user should transfer into the vehicle seat and use the vehicle-installed belt
restraint system if and whenever feasible.
WARNING! Always be sure your power chair and its batteries are properly secured when it is
being transported. Batteries should be secured in an upright position and protective caps
should be installed on the battery terminals. Batteries should not be transported with any
flammable or combustible items.
Positioning Belts
Your Quantum Rehab Provider, 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 in order to reduce the possibility of a 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.
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 V. “Batteries and Charging.”
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! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are
unable to lift that much weight, be sure to get help. Use proper lifting techniques
and avoid lifting beyond your capacity.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen
battery. Charging a frozen battery may result in damage to the battery.
WARNING! Connect the battery harnesses in the proper manner. RED (+) cables
must be connected to positive (+) battery terminals/posts. BLACK (-) cables must be
connected to negative (-) battery terminals/posts. Protective caps should be
installed over all battery terminals. REPLACE cables immediately if damaged.
Removable Parts
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move a power chair by any of its removable parts, including
the armrests, seat, front riggings, controller, and shrouds. Pride recommends use of only solid,
non-removable frame components to lift or move your power chair.
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 (EM)
sources.
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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 or if you have to reach over the back of the
seat. 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.
PROHIBITED! Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware that loose
fitting clothing can become caught in drive tires.
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.
Ensure your power chair is not in freewheel mode.
See III. “Your Power Chair.”
Turn the 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.
Move the leg rests aside; this will help to keep your
feet from getting caught on the front 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.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the power chair armrests and do not use the
armrests for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause the power chair
to tip, resulting in a fall from the power chair.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the front riggings. Such use may cause the power
chair to tip.
WARNING! The controller and controller bracket are non-load bearing items in your power chair. Do
not use the controller or controller bracket for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use
may cause damage to these components, resulting in a fall from the power chair and personal injury.
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.
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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/Smoking
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 or while smoking.
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.
WARNING! Pride strongly recommends that you do not smoke cigarettes while seated in your
power chair, although the power chair has passed the necessary testing requirements for
cigarette smoking. You must adhere to the following safety guidelines if you decide to smoke
cigarettes while seated in your power chair.
Do not leave lit cigarettes unattended.
Keep ashtrays a safe distance from the seat cushions.
Always make sure cigarettes are completely extinguished before disposal.
Flammability Precautions
WARNING! Even though the plastics used on your power chair have been tested and have passed
the applicable flammability standards, Pride recommends that you do not expose your power
chair to open flames.
WARNING! Replace worn or damaged upholstery immediately to reduce the risk of fire hazard.
WARNING! Be aware that washing of upholstered items may reduce the resistance to
flammability of the fabric.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI)
WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency waves can
have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-powered mobility vehicles.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile twoway radios (such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, wireless computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters, and medium-range mobile transceivers used by emergency
vehicles. In some cases, these waves can cause unintended movement or damage to the control system. Every
electrically-powered mobility vehicle has an immunity (or resistance) to EMI. The higher the immunity level, the
greater the protection against EMI. This product has been tested and has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.
WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-way radios, laptops, and other types of radio
transmitters may cause unintended movement of your electrically-powered mobility vehicle due
to EMI. Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your mobility vehicle
and avoid coming into close proximity of radio and TV stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to the electrically-powered mobility
vehicle can increase the susceptibility of the vehicle to EMI. Do not modify your 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. Contact your
Quantum Rehab Provider to report the incident.
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III. YOUR POWER CHAIR
THE RIVAL
Your 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
ARMREST
SEAT ASSEMBLY
JOYSTICK
CONTROLLER (Q-LOGIC
SHOWN)
SEAT BASE
POWER
BASE
ASSEMBLY
DRIVE WHEEL
CASTER WHEEL
FRONT RIGGINGS
Figure 5. The Rival
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Electrical Components
The electrical components are located on the front of the power base. See figure 6.
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 Provider. The main circuit breaker may
be located on either the left or right side of your power chair. See figure 6.
Controller Connector: This is where the controller connects to the power base. The controller connector is
located at the front of the power base.
MANUAL FREEWHEEL
LEVERS
ANTI-TIP WHEELS
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
Figure 6. The Rival Power Base
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Sport-Trac Suspension
Your power chair is equipped with Sport-Trac Suspension
(STS). STS is a suspension system designed to make your
power chair traverse different types of terrain and obstacles
while maintaining smooth operation. With STS, the springloaded drive wheels move in two directions—up for rolling
over obstacles and down when encountering transitions.
SECUREMENT BRACKETS
As the drive wheels come in contact with an obstacle, they
are drawn upward. At the same time, the rear anti-tip wheels
work in opposition to the drive wheels to eliminate the
possibility of the chair losing traction. This creates a safer,
more secure ride.
STS also helps in day-to-day operating conditions. This
unique suspension system helps to harness the motors’
torque to make smoother transitions in speed during
acceleration or deceleration.
Figure 7. Transit System Securement Brackets
Power Chair Securement Points
The power chair may be equipped with four (4) tie-down
points for the purpose of securing the unoccupied power
chair during motor vehicle transport. Each tie-down point is
clearly labeled for this purpose.
To secure a power chair equipped with tie-down points:
Always secure the power chair in a forward-facing position in the vehicle.
Attach the four tie-down straps only to designated,
labeled transit securement points indicated by anchor
symbols on the power chair. See figures 7 and 8.
Tighten the straps to sufficiently remove all slack.
FRONT OF
VEHICLE
Figure 8. Unoccupied Transit System Securement Points
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Never attach tie-downs to adjustable, moving, or removable parts of the power chair such as armrests, front
riggings, and wheels.
Position the anchor points for the rear tie-down straps directly behind the rear securement points on the power
chair. The front tie-down straps should be anchored to floor points that are spaced wider than the power chair to
provide increased stability. See figure 8.
MANDATORY! The power chair should be used as indicated in the manufacturer’s instructions. If you
have any questions about the proper use of your power chair, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.
Manual Freewheel Levers
For your convenience, your power chair is equipped with two manual freewheel levers mounted on the motors.
These levers allow you to disengage the drive motors and maneuver the chair manually. You can manually push
the power chair by the seatback.
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 or decline, 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 engage or disengage the drive motors:
1. Locate the lever on top of each motor.
2. Push the two levers downward to engage the drive motors (drive mode). See figure 9.
3. Pull the two levers upward to disengage the drive motors (freewheel mode). See figure 10.
NOTE: If the 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.
WARNING! Do not use the freewheel lever handles as tie-down points to secure this product.
MANUAL FREEWHEEL
LEVERS
MANUAL FREEWHEEL
LEVERS
Figure 9. Drive Mode (Drive Engaged)
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IV. 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 RehabProvider.
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).
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.
Figure 11. Seat Height/Angle Adjustment
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 6.
4. Flip up the seat latch safety.
5. Squeeze the seat latch and release the seat from the
front trapeze bar.
6. Slide the seat forward and remove it from the
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7. Remove the hardware that attaches the trapeze bars
to the seat interface weldments. See figure 11.
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 12.
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 12. 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 13.
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 13.
2. Loosen the knobs.
3. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
4. Tighten the knobs.
ARMREST KNOB
Figure 13. 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 13.
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 13.
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.
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
14.
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.
CONTROLLER BRACKET
SETSCREW
Figure 14. Controller Position
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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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 at the factory 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 accelerating, your power chair tips backward
excessively.
The anti-tip wheels constantly rub the ground.
WARNING! Consult your Quantum Rehab
Provider before attempting to change the antitip 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 backward when
accelerating. You can compensate for this by
having your Quantum Rehab Provider make a
small adjustment to the pre-programmed
acceleration setting in the controller or by
adjusting the seat assembly.
ANTI-TIP
WHEEL
BOLTS
ANTI-TIP WHEEL
BRACKET
Figure 15. Anti-Tip Wheel Assembly
WARNING! The anti-tip wheels may cause
trouble when ascending or descending a curb if
they are not adjusted correctly. Contact your
Quantum Rehab Provider for more information.
To adjust the anti-tip wheels:
1. Remove both bolts from the anti-tip wheel bracket. See
figure 15.
2. Raise or lower the anti-tip wheel in 1,25-cm (0,5-in.)
increments by aligning the appropriate adjustment holes.
See figure 15.
3. Reinstall and tighten both bolts.
4. Raise or lower the other anti-tip wheel so that it is at the
same height.
PROHIBITED!
wheels.
Do
not
remove
the
anti-tip
NOTE: Each drive tire must be inflated to the the psi/bar/kPa
air pressure rating indicated on each tire in order for the antitip wheels to be properly adjusted. The user must also be
seated in the power chair in order to properly adjust the antitip wheels.
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Positioning Belt
Your power chair may be equipped with a positioning belt that can be adjusted for operator comfort. See figure
16. 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 unless
your power chair is equipped and properly secured with a manufacturer-installed transit
securement package. 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.
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with an optional seating system, please refer to the user manual
provided with the seat for instruction on positioning belt installation or contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.
To adjust the positioning belt:
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.
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 or damaged parts before each use of the
power chair. If you discover a problem, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for maintenance
and repair.
Figure 16. Positioning Belt Installation and Adjustment
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V. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
BATTERIES AND CHARGING
The Rival 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 2-pronged
plug access.
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension cord to plug in your battery charger. Plug the
charger directly into a properly wired standard electrical outlet.
PROHIBITED! Do not allow unsupervized children to play near the power chair while
the batteries are charging. Pride recommends that you do not charge the batteries
while the power chair is occupied.
MANDATORY! Read the battery charging instructions in this manual and in the
manual supplied with the battery charger before charging the batteries.
WARNING! 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! You must recharge your power chair’s batteries with the supplied offboard battery charger. Do not use an automotive-type battery charger.
WARNING! Inspect the battery charger, wiring, and connectors for damage before
each use. Contact your Quantum Rehab Provider if damage is found.
WARNING! Do not attempt to open the battery charger case. If the battery charger
does not appear to be working correctly, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.
WARNING! Be aware that the battery charger case may become hot during charging.
Avoid skin contact and do not place on surfaces that may be affected by heat.
WARNING! If the battery charger is equipped with cooling slots, then do not attempt
to insert objects through these slots.
WARNING! If your 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.
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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
freewheel levers are in the drive position. See III. “Your
Power Chair.”
3. Plug the off-board charger into the off-board charger/
programming socket on the controller. See figure 18.
4. Plug the off-board charger into the electrical outlet.
NOTE: The LED lights on the charger indicate different
charger conditions at various times: charger power on,
charging in progress, and charging complete. Refer to the
manual supplied with the charger for a complete explanation of these indicators.
5. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the offboard charger from the electrical outlet and then from the
controller.
Figure 17. Battery Charging
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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the charger work?
The battery charger takes the standard electrical outlet voltage (alternating current) and converts it to direct
current. 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 Provider 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.
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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. Refer to the manual
supplied with the battery charger for charging instructions.
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.
What type of batteries should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deepcycle batteries that are similar in performance.
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, nickelcadmium (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 and 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.
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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.
NOTE: The useful life of a battery is quite often a reflection of the care it receives.
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, allowing
safe transport 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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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Rival 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 your Quantum Rehab Provider. 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 Provider.
WARNING! 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 or prolonged 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. Power chairs should
be examined periodically for signs of corrosion caused by water exposure, bodily
fluids exposure or incontinence. Damaged components should be replaced or treated
immediately.
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 your Quantum Rehab Provider. Power chairs that
are frequently exposed to sources of water, such as incontinence, should be inspected often for corrosion and
electronic components may need to be replaced frequently.
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 (-8°C) and 122°F (50°C).
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 (50°C) 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.
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 to ensure that they are all tight and secured properly.
Make sure pneumatic tires are inflated to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tire.
WARNING! Make sure pneumatic tires are inflated to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated
on each tire. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of
control, and overinflated tires may burst. Overinflating tires can cause them to explode.
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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All wheel bearings are prelubricated and sealed. They require no subsequent lubrication.
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
battery boxes, with the battery terminals facing the top of the battery box. Refer to the battery wiring label for
the correct wiring layout.
WARNING! Even though the power chair has passed the necessary testing requirements
for ingress of liquids, you should keep electrical connections away from sources of
dampness, including direct exposure to water or bodily fluids and incontinence. Check
electrical components frequently for signs of corrosion and replace as necessary.
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 Provider 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 Provider if there is a problem.
Check for flat spots on solid tires. Flat spots could adversely affect stability.
Inspect the seating system, armrests and front riggings for loose hardware, stress points, or damage. See your
Quantum Rehab Provider if there is a problem.
Weekly Checks
Disconnect and inspect the controller from the power base. Look for corrosion. Contact your Quantum Rehab
Provider 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. Each tire should be inflated to the the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated
on the tire. If a tire does not hold air, see your Quantum Rehab Provider for replacement of the tube.
Check the brakes. This test should be carried out on a level surface with at least 3 feet (1 meter) 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.
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 for drive tire wear. See your Quantum Rehab Provider for repair.
Check the caster wheels for wear. Replace them as necessary.
Check the caster forks for damage or fluttering which indicates that they may need to be adjusted or have the
bearings replaced. See your Quantum Rehab Provider for repair.
Check the entire power chair for loose hardware and changes in the function or performance of the power
chair. See your Quantum Rehab Provider for service or 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 your Quantum Rehab Provider for yearly maintenance, especially if you use your power chair
on a regular basis. 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 V. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust and the electronics can be
damaged.
Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, stored in extreme temperatures or stored
without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance and limited service life. It is
recommended that you charge the batteries periodically throughout periods of prolonged storage to ensure proper
performance.
You may wish to place several boards under the frame of your power chair to raise it off of the ground during
periods of prolonged storage. This takes the weight off the tires and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing
on the areas of the tires contacting the ground.
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 Provider for information on proper disposal of power chair
packaging, metal frame components, plastic components, electronics, batteries, neoprene, silicone, and
polyurethane materials.
Cleaning and Disinfection
Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic and 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! Follow all safety instructions for the proper use of the disinfectant and/or cleaning
agent before applying it to your product. Failure to comply may result in skin irritation or
premature deterioration of upholstery and/or power chair finishes.
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 your chair is equipped with a solid tire insert, then you must replace the entire wheel assembly. Replacement
wheel assemblies are readily available through your Quantum Rehab Provider.
WARNING! The wheels on your power chair should only be serviced or replaced by a Quantum
Rehab Provider or a qualified technician.
WARNING! Be sure that the power to the controller is turned off and the power chair is not in
freewheel mode before performing this procedure.
WARNING! When changing a tire, remove only the five (5) lug nuts, then remove the wheel. If any
further disassembly is required, deflate the tire completely or it may explode.
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TIRE
TUBE
FRONT RIM HALF
REAR RIM
HALF
Figure 18. Rival Drive Wheel
SCREWS
Figure 19. Rival Drive Wheel Disassembled
Follow these easy steps for a quick and safe repair for both pneumatic and solid 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 five (5) lug nuts from the wheel hub. See figure 18.
5. Pull the wheel off of the hub.
6. Remove the screws and separate the front and rear rim. See figure 19.
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. Screw together the two rim halves.
9. Slide the wheel back onto the hub.
10. Reinstall the five (5) lug nuts onto the wheel hub and tighten.
11. Inflate the pneumatic tire to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tire.
12. Remove the power chair from the blocks.
Battery Replacement
A battery wiring diagram is printed on a decal located on the battery door. See figure 20. Refer to the
specifications table for correct battery specifications.
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! Do not replace battery when seat is occupied.
WARNING! The batteries on your power chair should only be serviced or replaced by a
Quantum Rehab Provider or a qualified technician.
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable
to lift that much weight, be sure to get help. Use proper lifting techniques and avoid
lifting beyond your capacity.
WARNING! Do not mix old and new batteries. Always replace both batteries at the same time.
PROHIBITED! Keep tools and other metal objects away from the battery terminals.
Contact with tools can cause electrical shock.
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To replace the batteries:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Push the manual freewheel levers down for drive mode.
3. Loosen the battery knobs and remove the rear battery door. See figure 20.
4. Pull up and remove the battery tray safety pins. See figure 20.
5. Locate the battery quick disconnect on the frame and disconnect it. See figure 20.
6. Slide the battery tray backward until you can access and remove the batteries.
7. Disconnect the battery wiring harness from each battery.
8. Reinstall the battery wiring harness on each new battery. Make sure that you connect the red wire to the
positive (+) battery terminal and the black wire to the negative (-) battery terminal.
WARNING! Make sure you tighten the fasteners so that the connections are secure.
9. Slide battery tray forward into the base.
10. Connect the battery quick disconnect according to the battery wiring diagram label located on the frame. See
figure 20.
11. Reinstall the safety pins.
12. Reinstall the battery door and tighten the knobs.
Figure 20. Battery Replacement
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When to See Your Quantum Rehab Provider for Service
The following symptoms could indicate a serious problem with your power chair. If necessary, contact your
Quantum Rehab Provider. 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
Loose seat or seating components
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 Provider.
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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 power chair.
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.
Copyright © 2011
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU4309/Rev A/December 2011
Quality Control - Rival
Inclusion of all Parts
QUANTUM
Rival Series
Joystick Serial Number
Controller Serial Number
Left Motor Serial Number
Right Motor Serial Number
Fit and Finish
Performance
Pride keeps a more detailed report on file at the factory.
Date Inspected
Inspector
*INFMANU4309*
Including Models: Quantum Rival 3S, Quantum Rival 3SP, and Quantum Rival 3MP
Product Serial #