Pride Mobility Quantum 6000Z 3S Owner`s manual

Quality Control - Quantum 6000Z Series
Inclusion of all Parts
QUANTUM
6000Z
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
*INFMANU3447*
Product Serial #
SERIES
SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING! A Quantum Rehab Provider or a qualified technician must perform the initial setup
of this power chair and must perform all of the procedures in this manual.
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the power chair to identify warnings and
important information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation. Failure to follow designated
procedures can cause either personal injury, component damage, or malfunction. On the
product, this icon is represented as a black symbol on a yellow triangle with a black border.
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is
represented as a white symbol on a blue dot with a white border.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time
or in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or
equipment damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol with a red circle
and red slash.
INTENDED USE
The intended use of the Pride Mobility Products device is to provide mobility to persons limited to a seated
position that have the capability of operating a powered wheelchair.
Quick Reference Information
Quantum Rehab Provider: _________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: __________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at
the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our
products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the product
you have purchased. The latest/current version of this manual is available on our website.
This product is manufactured by:
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643
USA
Copyright © 2012
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU3447/Rev F/May 2012
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................4
II.
SAFETY ...................................................................................................................................................5
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR .....................................................................................................................17
IV. ASSEMBLY ..........................................................................................................................................21
V.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS .........................................................................................................24
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING .....................................................................................................29
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE .........................................................................................................33
LANGUAGE USAGE
This owner’s manual is intended for distribution in all English-speaking countries where Pride Power Chairs are
sold. We have chosen to compose this manual using language and spelling common to the USA. Since we recognize that not all English-speaking countries use the same words or spellings, please refer to the following chart for
some common word variations that may be encountered throughout this manual.
USA
Variation
USA
Variation
USA
Variation
asphalt
tarmac
backward(s)
rearward(s)
center
centre
color
colour
cord
lead
curb
kerb
elevator
lift
meter
metre
provider
dealer; agent
sidewalk
pavement
tire
tyre
trunk
boot
turn signal
turn indicator
yard
grounds
wrench
spanner
caster
castor
pocketbook
handbag
counterclockwise
anticlockwise
Figure 1. Word Variations
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
3
I. INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
WELCOME to Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Products (Pride). The power chair you have purchased combines state-of-the-art components with safety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident that
these design features will provide you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Once you
understand how to safely operate and care for your power chair, it should give you years of trouble free operation
and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual before attempting to operate your power chair
for the first time. You must also read all instructions, warnings, and notes contained in any supplemental instructional booklets for the controller, front riggings, and/or seating system that accompanied your power chair before
initial operation. Your safety depends upon you, as well as your provider, caretaker, or healthcare professional in
using good judgement.
If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for
setup or operation, please contact your Quantum Rehab Provider. Failure to follow the instructions in this
manual and those located on your power chair can lead to personal injury and/or damage to the power
chair, including voiding the warranty.
PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT
By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter, or modify this product or
remove or render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail, refuse, or
neglect to install any retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this
product.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
Before using your power chair, make sure your delivery is complete as some components may be individually
packaged. If you do not receive a complete delivery, please contact your Quantum Rehab Provider immediately.
Where damage has occurred during transport, either to the packaging or content, please contact the delivery company responsible.
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:
USA:
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
Attn.: Customer Care Department
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643-2694
info@pridemobility.com
1-800-424-8205
Canada:
Pride Mobility Products Company
380 Vansickle Road Unit 350
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 6P7
1-888-570-1113
Australia:
Pride Mobility Product Australia Pty. Ltd.
20-24 Apollo Drive
Hallam, Victoria 3803
Australia
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.
4
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
II. SAFETY
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.
Maximum seating weight.
Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the power chair while the batteries are
charging.
Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware that loose fitting clothing
can become caught in drive tires.
Do not use a cell phone, walkie/talkie, laptop, or other radio transmitter while
operating.
Avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt, or standing water whenever possible. Maintain
and store in a clean and dry condition.
Indicates flammable material. Do not expose to heat sources such as open flame or
sparks. Do not transport batteries with flammable or combustible items.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
5
II. SAFETY
Keep tools and other metal objects away from battery terminals. Contact with
tools can cause electrical shock.
Do not connect an extension cord to the AC/DC converter or the battery charger.
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.
Do not mix AGM and Gel-Cell batteries. Always use batteries of the same type
and chemistry.
Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive
conditions.
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.
Corrosive chemicals contained in battery.
EMI/RFI - This product has been tested and passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.
Explosive conditions exist!
6
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
II. SAFETY
Indicates electrical shock hazard.
Do not place power chair in freewheel mode on a decline.
Do not place power chair in freewheel mode on an incline.
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.
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands
after handling.
Disposal and recycling - Contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for information on
proper disposal and recycling of your Pride product and its packaging.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
7
II. SAFETY
Locked and in drive mode.
Place unit on level ground and stand to one side when changing from drive mode to
freewheel mode or freewheel mode to drive mode.
Unlocked and in freewheel mode.
Battery charger for indoor use only.
Indicates that power chair, with similarly labeled seating system, conforms to ANSI/
RESNA WC/Vol. 4, Section 19 for transport of an occupied power chair in a motor
vehicle.
Indicates power chair securement points.
8
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
II. SAFETY
GENERAL GUIDELINES
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new power chair for the first time without completely reading
and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your power chair is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an
extensive variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the power chair user. Please be aware that the final
selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of power chair to be used is the responsibility of the power
chair user, who is capable of making such a decision, and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical doctor,
physical therapist, etc.).
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has properly fitted the
power chair to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the Quantum Rehab Provider in the instruction process for the use of the product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the power chair user will need to practice
operating the power chair in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained attendant can be defined as a family
member or care professional specially trained in assisting a power chair user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your power chair during daily activities, you will probably encounter situations in which you
will need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in full and confident control as you maneuver
through doorways, on and off of elevators, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help you become accustomed to operating your power chair safely.
Modifications
Pride has designed and engineered your power chair to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of
accessories is available from your Quantum Rehab 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. Before riding, you should be trained
in the safe use of this power chair by your Quantum Rehab Provider.
Perform the following inspections prior to using your power chair:
Check for proper tire inflation. Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each
tire if equipped with pneumatic tires.
Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
Check all controller connections to the power base. Make sure they are secured properly.
Check the brakes. See VII. “Care and Maintenance.”
Check battery charge. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
Ensure the manual freewheel levers are in drive mode before sitting on the power chair.
NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for assistance.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
9
II. SAFETY
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 bar/psi/kPa air pressure rating indicated on the 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 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.
10
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
II. SAFETY
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 rearward. Doing so may cause the power chair to tip.
Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
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
may result in the power chair tipping over.
WARNING! Even though your power chair is capable of climbing slopes greater than those listed
in the product specifications, 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.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than that listed in the product
specifications may put your power chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip.
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! 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 and rear caster 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.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
11
II. SAFETY
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 effect 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 spped just before the front wheels 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 object:
1. Approach the curb or obstacle slowly, and make sure the power chair is travleing 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 is higher than 2 in. (5 cm). 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.
12
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
II. SAFETY
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.
Lift Systems/Elevation Products
If you will be transporting your power chair during travel, you may find it necessary to use a vehicle-mounted lift
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 lift/elevation product
before using that product.
WARNING! Not all lift 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 lift 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 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. If your power
chair is equipped with a transit securement system, refer to IV. “Assembly” and the supplement provided with
your power chair for additional information regarding power chair transport in a motor vehicle.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
13
II. SAFETY
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. If your power chair is equipped with a manufacturer-installed
transit securement system, please refer to the supplemental safety information provided with
your power chair.
WARNING! Ensure power chairs equipped with a transit securement system are properly
secured to the motor vehicle during transport. Power chairs that are not properly secured can
become a hazard to the user and to other vehicle passengers in the event of a crash, sudden
stopping, or swerving, as the power chair could tip or slide out of place.
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. The
positioning belt is not designed for use as a restraining device in a motor vehicle. You should be properly
belted into seats approved by the vehicle manufacturer with your power chair properly stowed for vehicle
transport or secured using an optional transit securement system.
Positioning belts should be installed as detailed in this manual. See V. “Comfort Adjustments.” Once installed,
the belt should be placed across the pelvis as determined by your healthcare provider. Anchor points of the
positioning belts should be located so that a projected side-view angle of the pelvis is between 45°-75° of
horizontal depending on the user’s weight, posture, and seat cushion thickness.
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. If your power chair is
equipped with a manufacturer-installed transit securement system, please refer to the
supplemental safety information provided with your power chair.
Batteries
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information. For
more information about your power chair’s batteries, see VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
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 your 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 sold,
non-removable frame components to lift or move your power chair.
14
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
II. SAFETY
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.
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.
WARNING! 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:
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.
Flip up the foot platform or 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, turn off the power to the controller to prevent unintended
movement.
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 and personal injury.
WARNING! The controller and controller bracket are non-load bearing items on your power chair.
Do not use the controller or controller bracket for weight bearing puposes, such as transfers.
Such use may cause damage to these components, resulting in a fall from the power chair and
personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the front riggings. Such use may cause the power
chair to tip.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
15
II. SAFETY
Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations
Users must exercise care and common sense when operating a power chair. This includes awareness of safety
issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or
if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations may impair your
ability to operate your power chair in a safe manner.
Alcohol/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 on your power chair 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 effect 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, electricity generators or high
power sources, 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 Pride to
report the incident.
16
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR
THE QUANTUM 6000Z SERIES
The Quantum 6000Z Series has two main assemblies: the seat assembly and the power base assembly. See
figure 5. Typically, the seat assembly includes the armrests, seatback, and seat base. The power base assembly
includes two motor/brake assemblies, two drive wheels, four caster wheels, two batteries, and wiring harnesses.
See figures 5, 6, and 7.
SEATBACK
SEAT ASSEMBLY
ARMREST
JOYSTICK
CONTROLLER
SEAT BASE
POWER BASE
ASSEMBLY
CASTER WHEEL
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
DRIVE WHEEL
CASTER WHEEL
FRONT RIGGING
(FOOT PLATFORM SHOWN)
Figure 5. The Quantum 6000Z Series
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
17
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR
REAR SEAT MOUNT CONNECTORS
REAR SHROUD
FRONT SEAT MOUNT CONNECTORS
REAR SHROUD FASTENER
(FASTENER ON OPPOSITE SIDE
NOT SHOWN)
FRONT COVER
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
Figure 6. The Quantum 6000Z Series Power Base
Electrical Components
The electrical components consist of the controller assembly, the batteries, and the motors. The batteries, motors,
and controller power module (if equipped) are located on the power base assembly. The controller is located on
the seat assembly. Connectivity between the controller and the motors, batteries, and the battery charger is provided by one or more wiring harnesses. See figure 7.
Controller Harness Connector: This is where the controller connects to the power base. Each controller uses a
different type of harness. Regardless of which type of controller is used, the harness must be secured to the
assembly and not allowed to drag on the floor.
18
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR
Motor Connectors: This is where the controller connects to the motors.
Battery Connector: This is where the controller connects to the batteries.
Controller Power Module: This enables the controller to communicate with the batteries and the motors.
Main Circuit Breaker (located on the rear main frame): The main circuit breaker is a safety feature built into
your power chair. When the batteries and the motors are heavily strained (e.g., from excessive loads), the main
circuit breaker trips to prevent damage to the motors and the electronics. If the circuit trips, allow your power chair
to “rest” for approximately one minute. The circuit breaker will reset itself. Turn on the controller, and continue
normal operation. If the main circuit breaker continues to trip repeatedly, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.
CONTROLLER
POWER MODULE
CONTROLLER
HARNESS
TO MOTOR
CONNECTORS
QUICK RELEASE
BATTERY CONNECTORS
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
Figure 7. Quantum 6000Z Series Electrical Components
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
19
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR
Dual Manual Freewheel Levers
For your convenience, your power chair is equipped with dual manual freewheel levers. The levers are located on
each motor and allow you to disengage the drive motors and maneuver the chair manually.
WARNING! Do not use the power chair while the drive motors are disengaged! Do not
disengage the drive motors when the power chair is on an incline, as the unit could
roll on its own! Only engage the freewheel mode when on a level surface.
WARNING! It is important to remember that when your power chair is in freewheel
mode, the braking system is disengaged.
To operate the dual manual freewheel levers:
1. Push down both manual freewheel levers for freewheel mode (drive motor disengaged). See figure 8.
2. Pull up both manual freewheel levers for drive mode (drive motor engaged). See figure 9.
NOTE: You must turn off the power before disengaging the drive motor; otherwise, you may get an error code
on the controller. To clear this code, turn off the controller, place the power chair in drive mode, then turn on
the controller. The error message should be cleared. If it is not cleared, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.
NOTE: The power chair will be significantly easier to push with the power off.
Avoid applying excessive force to the manual freewheel levers.
WARNING! Do not use your foot to operate the manual freewheel levers. Do not stand on the
manual freewheel levers. Applying excessive force to the manual freewheel levers may result in
damage to the freewheel levers, motors, and brakes.
WARNING! Do not use the freewheel lever handles as tie-down points to secure this product.
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER
Figure 8. Freewheel Mode (Drive Disengaged)
Figure 9. Drive Mode (Drive Engaged)
Hammer Motor Package
Your power chair may be equipped with two powerful Hammer motors. These are right angle motors capable of
producing one horsepower of peak output each. Follow the suggestions below to help ensure peak motor performance.
Maintain an even speed when negotiating obstacles. If you encounter a situation where you have stalled the motors,
immediately release the joystick. Adjust the controller to a higher drive profile and attempt to move over the
obstacle. If you still encounter a stall condition, back away from the obstacle, then drive forward, maintaining
momentum as you negotiate over the obstacle.
WARNING! Prevent motor damage! Immediately release the joystick if the motors stall. Failure to
release the joystick within 5 seconds of motor stall may cause the motors to overheat, resulting
in damage to the motors, lack of motor performance, and/or increased motor noise.
20
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
IV. ASSEMBLY
INITIAL ASSEMBLY
Your power chair may require some assembly either before initial use or after transportation. It may also require
disassembly to make some comfort adjustments. Figure 10 details those parts of the power chair that are designed
to be disassembled and assembled by an end user or by a qualified caregiver before using the product or making
comfort adjustments.
NOTE: Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the disassembly or adjustment of the power chair must be
replaced with a new nut. Nylon insert lock nuts should not be reused as it may cause damage to the nylon insert,
resulting in a less secure fit. Replacement nylon insert lock nuts are available at local hardware stores or
through your Quantum Rehab Provider.
ARMREST ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
CONTROLLER POSITION
SEAT HEIGHT/ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
FOOT PLATFORM
ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
FOOT PLATFORM HEIGHT/DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
Figure 10. Quantum 6000Z Series Assembly View (Synergy Seat Shown)
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
21
IV. ASSEMBLY
Seat Installation
It may be necessary to install the seat either prior to
initial operation or after transporting your power chair.
Contour seats are attached to the power base with the
Universal Mounting System (UMS). The UMS consists of universal parts that may be attached to the seat,
regardless of seat width or seat depth. The two main
components are aluminum extrusions mounted to the
seat base. These extrusions attach to a pair of trapeze
bars that are mounted to the power base. See figure 11.
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or a TRU-Balance Power
Positioning System, refer to the information provided
in separate manuals.
WARNING! Do not pick up the seat
frame by the armrests. They are free to
pivot, and you may lose control of the
seat if they do so.
SEAT LATCH SAFETY
UNLATCHED
LATCHED
REAR
EXTRUSION
FRONT
EXTRUSION
TRAPEZE
BARS
To install the seat:
1. Tilt the seat back and slide the rear extrusion onto
the rear trapeze bar. See figure 11.
2. Lower the front extrusion onto the front trapeze bar
until the seat locks into place.
3. Flip the seat latch safety down.
WARNING! Make sure the seat latch
safety is flipped down before using
your power chair.
4. Install the controller and route the harness to the
back of the power base. See figures 12 and 13.
5. Loosen the rear shroud fasteners and remove the
rear shroud. See figure 6.
6. Plug the controller connector into the power base.
See figure 7.
7. Replace the rear shroud and tighten the rear shroud
fasteners. See figure 6.
8. Secure the controller harness to the armrest
receiver with wire ties (contour seats only). See
figure 13.
MANDATORY!
Prevent
controller
harness damage! Avoid routing the
controller harness on the outside of
the armrest pad. Route the harness
under the armrest or toward the inside
of the armrest pad. Use correct tiedown points for controller harness to
prevent the harness from getting
caught in the drive tires, pinched in the
seat frame, or damaged when passing
through doorways.
22
Figure 11. Universal Mounting System and Contour Seat
Figure 12. Controller Routed on a TRU-Balance Power
Tilt
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
IV. ASSEMBLY
Power Elevating Seat Installation
Your power chair may be equipped with the power elevating seat option. While the seat itself may be any one
of the styles offered for this model, the way the seat
base attaches to the power base is different.
To install the power seat:
l. Place the seat plate interface bracket onto the actuator. See figure 14.
2. Insert screws into the actuator and insert and
tighten the hardware. See figure 14.
3. Place seating system onto the seat plate interface
bracket and secure.
Transit Securement System (Optional)
If your power chair is equipped with a transit
securement system, it is equipped with manufacturerinstalled front and rear securement brackets and
positioning belt anchoring brackets. See figure 15.
Refer to the supplement provided with your power
chair for information on how to use the transit
securement system.
WIRE TIES
Figure 13. Controller Routed on a Contour Seat
NOTE: In certain configurations, the transit
securement system is not available on power chairs
equipped with an HD option.
SEAT PLATE INTERFACE BRACKET
POSITIONING BELT
ANCHORING BRACKET LOCATIONS (1 OF 2 SHOWN)
ACTUATOR
SECUREMENT
BRACKETS
(3 OF 4 SHOWN)
Figure 14. Power Seat Actuator
Quantum 6000Z Series
Figure 15. Transit System Securement Brackets
www.pridemobility.com
23
V. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
After becoming familiar with your power chair’s operation, you may find the need to make some adjustments to
increase your comfort, such as seat height and angle, armrest width, armrest angle and height, foot platform
height, depth, and angle, and controller position.
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or Synergy TRU-Balance Power
Positioning System, refer to the information provided in separate manuals.
WARNING! The center of gravity of your power chair was factory set to a position that meets the
needs of the demographic majority of users. Your Quantum Rehab Provider has evaluated your
power chair and made any necessary adjustments to suit your specific requirements. Do not
change your seating configuration without first contacting Pride Mobility Products or your
Quantum Rehab Provider.
WARNING! Some power chair components are heavy. You may need assistance to lift or carry
them. Please refer to the product specifications 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
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).
To change the seat height:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Make sure the power chair is in drive mode.
3. Loosen the rear shroud fasteners and remove the
rear shroud. See figure 6.
4. Disconnect the controller connector(s) from the
power base. See figure 7.
5. Flip up the seat latch safety. See figure 11.
6. Squeeze the seat latch and release the seat from
the front trapeze bar.
7. Slide the seat forward and remove it from the
power base.
8. Remove the retaining clips that attach the trapeze
bars to the seat posts. See figure 16.
9. Move the trapeze bars up or down to the desired
height.
TRAPEZE BARS
SEAT
POSTS
RETAINING
CLIPS
SEAT POSTS
RETAINING
CLIPS
Figure 16. Seat Height/Angle Adjustment
NOTE: Change the seat dump by raising or lowering only one set of towers (front or rear).
24
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
V. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
10. Reinstall the retaining clips.
11. Reinstall the seat.
12. Reconnect the controller to the power base.
13. Reinstall the rear shroud and tighten the fasteners.
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. Loosen the rear shroud fasteners and remove the
rear shroud.
4. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the power base.
5. Remove the seat from the power base.
6. Remove both extrusions from the bottom of the seat.
7. 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 17.
8. Fasten the extrusions back onto the bottom of the seat.
9. Reinstall the seat.
10. Reconnect the controller to the power base.
11. Reinstall the rear shroud and tighten the fasteners.
SEAT MOUNTING
HOLES
Figure 17. Seat Position Adjustment
JAM NUT
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.
ARMREST
ANGLE
ADJUSTING
SCREW
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.
ARMREST
HEIGHT
ADJUSTING
SETSCREWS
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°.
SEATBACK ANGLE
ADJUSTING
SCREW
ARMREST KNOB
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Remove the adjusting screws from each seat hinge.
See figure 18.
2. Set the seatback at the desired angle.
3. Reinstall the adjusting screws to each seat hinge
and tighten.
Quantum 6000Z Series
Figure 18. Seatback/Armrest Adjustment
www.pridemobility.com
25
V. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
Armrest Width Adjustment
You can change each armrest’s width independently of
the other.
NOTE: Changing the armrest width may increase the
overall width of your power chair.
To change the armrest width:
1. Locate the two armrest knobs on each side of the
armrest receiver bracket. See figure 18.
2. Loosen the knobs.
3. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
4. Tighten the knobs.
SETSCREW
Armrest Height Adjustment
To change the armrest height:
1. Loosen the two setscrews located on the armrest
receiver.
2. Raise or lower the armrest to the desired height.
3. Tighten the setscrews to secure the armrest.
Armrest Angle Adjustment
To change the armrest angle:
1. Lift the armrest straight up so that it is perpendicular
to the floor. See figure 18.
2. Loosen the jam nut.
3. Turn the adjusting screw to raise the front of the armrest or to lower the front of the armrest.
4. Tighten the jam nut to lock the adjusting screw into
place..
Figure 19. Underside of Armrest (Contour Seat)
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 19.
3. Slide the controller into or out of the armrest to the desired position.
4. Tighten the setscrew to secure the controller.
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.
To change the controller position:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Loosen the rear shroud fasteners and remove the rear shroud.
3. Unplug the controller connector from the power base.
4. Remove any wire ties securing the controller harness to the armrest.
26
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
V. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
5. Flip up the armrest so it is perpendicular to the floor.
6. Loosen the setscrew on the controller bracket.
7. Slide the controller out of the armrest.
8. Loosen the setscrew in the other armrest.
9. Place the controller in the other armrest.
10. Tighten the setscrew in both armrests.
11. Route the controller harness to the back of the
power base and plug in the controller. See figures
12 and 13.
12. Replace the rear shroud and tighten the fasteners.
13. Secure the controller harness to the armrest with
wire ties. See figures 12 and 13.
FOOT
PLATFORM
BRACKET
QUICK
RELEASE
FASTENERS
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.
Figure 20. Foot Platform Adjustment
Foot Platform Height Adjustment
The foot platform height is easily adjusted to different
heights in 0.5-in. (1.27-cm) increments.
LEVER (FULLY
CLOSED)
UNCLAMPED
To raise or lower the foot platform:
1. Remove the quick release fasteners from the foot
platform bracket. See figure 20.
2. Raise or lower the foot platform bracket to the
desired height.
3. Reinstall the quick release fasteners into the foot
platform bracket and tighten.
BOLT
NUT
LEVER (OPEN)
Foot Platform Depth Adjustment
To adjust the foot platform depth:
1. Remove the quick release fasteners from the foot
platform bracket. See figure 20.
2. Move the foot platform bracket in or out to the
desired depth.
3. Reinstall the quick release fasteners into the foot
platform bracket and tighten.
CAM
CLAMPED
Figure 21. Quick Release Fastener Operation
Quick Release Fasteners: The foot platform is attached to the power base with two quick release fasteners. See
figure 20. Each quick release fastener consists of a bolt, a lever, and a nut. See figure 21. The lever has a cam on
the end that allows it to clamp into place. The quick release fastener has two states: clamped and unclamped.
When the lever is open, the quick release fastener is unclamped. When the lever is closed, the quick release
fastener is clamped.
To clamp the quick release fastener:
1. Make sure the lever is in the open position.
2. Turn the nut clockwise until it is snug.
3. Rotate the lever until it is in the fully closed position.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
27
V. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
NOTE: If the lever will not rotate to the fully closed
position, then turn the nut counterclockwise onequarter or one-half turn.
Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
You can adjust the angle of the foot platform with a
socket or wrench.
To adjust the foot platform angle:
1. Flip up the foot platform and locate the screw. See
figure 22.
2. Turn the screw to raise or lower the front of the
foot platform.
Positioning Belt
Your power chair may be equipped with a positioning
belt that can be adjusted for operator comfort. See figure 23. 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.
SCREW
Figure 22. Underside of Foot Platform
WARNING! The positioning belt should
be secured at all times. Never allow
the positioning belt to hang or drag on
the floor as it may become entangled.
To install the positioning belt:
1. Remove the rearmost screw that holds the seat
hinge to the seat base on both the left and right seat
hinges.
2. Insert the screw through the supplied washer,
through the positioning belt and into the seat base
for each side of the power chair seat.
3. Tighten both screws.
To adjust the positioning belt for operator comfort:
1. Once seated, insert the metal tab on one side of the
belt into the plastic housing on the opposite side
until you hear a click. See figure 23.
2. Pull the excess strap attached to the metal tab until
it is secure, but not so tight as to cause discomfort.
Figure 23. Positioning Belt Adjustment
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.
28
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
BATTERIES AND CHARGING
Your power chair uses two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries. These batteries are sealed and maintenance
free. Since they are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte (fluid) level. Deep-cycle batteries are designed
to handle a longer and deeper discharge. Though they are similar in appearance to automotive batteries, they are
not interchangeable. Automotive batteries are not designed to handle a long, deep discharge, and also are unsafe
for use in power chairs.
MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands after
handling.
PROHIBITED! Do not use batteries that exceed the recommended type and amp-hour
capacity. Do not use batteries with different amp-hour capacities. Refer to
specifications table in this manual and in the manual suppled with the battery charger
for recommended type and capacities.
WARNING! Contact your authorized Quantum Provider if you have any questions
regarding the batteries in your power chair.
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 unsupervised 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 the power chair batteries with the supplied off-board
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 authorized 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 authorized 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, do not attempt to
insert objects through these slots.
WARNING! If your battery charger has not been tested and approved for outdoor use,
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.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
29
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
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 engaged position.
See III. “Your Power Chair.”
3. Plug the off-board charger into the off-board
charger/programming socket on the controller.
See figure 24.
4. Plug the off-board charger into the electrical
outlet.
WARNING! The LED lights on the
charger indicate different charger
conditions at various times: charger
power on, charging in progress, and
charging complete. If the LED does
not
indicate
that
charging
is
complete within 24 hours, unplug the
charger from the outlet and contact
your Quantum Rehab Provider. Refer
to the manual supplied with the
charger for a complete explanation of
these indicators.
XLR
Figure 24. Battery Charging
5. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the
off-board charger from the electrical outlet and
then from the controller.
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 at least 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 of 120 VAC (alternating current) and converts it
to 24 VDC (direct current). The power chair batteries use direct current to run your power chair. When the battery
voltage is low, the charger works harder to charge the battery. As the battery voltage approaches full charge, the
charger doesn’t work as hard to complete the charging cycle. When the battery is fully charged, the amperage from
the charger is nearly at zero. This is how the charger maintains a charge but does not overcharge the battery.
Can I use a different battery charger?
You should use the charger supplied with the power chair. It is the safest, most efficient tool to charge the batteries.
We do not recommend using other types of chargers (e.g., an automotive battery charger).
NOTE: Your power chair’s charger will not operate after the batteries have been discharged to nearly zero
voltage. If this happens, call your Quantum Rehab Provider for assistance.
30
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
How often must I charge the batteries?
Many factors come into play when deciding how often to charge the batteries. You may use your power chair all
day on a daily basis or you may not use it for weeks at a time.
Daily Use
If you use your power chair on a daily basis, charge the batteries as soon as you are finished using your power
chair. Your power chair will be ready each morning to give you a full day’s service. It is recommended that
you charge the batteries at least 8 to 14 hours after daily use. Pride recommends that you charge the batteries
for an additional 4 hours after the battery charger indicates that charging is complete.
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 at least 24 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. Pride recommends charging your batteries for at
least 48 continuous hours once per month to improve battery performance and battery life.
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.
Pride recommends charging your batteries for at least 48 continuous hours once per month to improve battery
performance and battery life.
What type of batteries should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deep-cycle
batteries that are similar in performance. Refer to the specifications table for more information regarding the
batteries used with your power chair.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals contained in batteries. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell
batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a much different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium
(nicads), or in other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to provide power, drain
down their charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge. AGM 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.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
31
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING
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. These
batteries are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, allowing safe transportation on aircraft, buses, and
trains, as there is no danger of spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the carrier’s ticket counter in advance
to determine that carrier’s specific requirements.
What about shipping?
If you wish to use a freight company to ship your power chair to your final destination, repack your power chair
in the original shipping container and ship the batteries in separate boxes.
32
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Quantum 6000Z Series 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.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
33
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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
the battery boxes and battery well frame with the battery terminals facing inward toward each other. 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 harness and the charger harness 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. Pneumatic tires should be inflated to 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 daily basis. This helps ensure that your power chair is functioning properly and helps prevent future complications.
34
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Storage
Your power chair should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes. When storing, disconnect the
batteries from the power chair. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust and the electronics can be
damaged.
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 you have pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, you can replace the tube. If your chair is equipped with a solid
tire insert, then you must replace the entire wheel assembly. Replacement tires, tubes, and 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 lug nuts, then remove the wheel. If any
further disassembly is required, deflate the tire completely or it may explode.
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
35
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
TIRE
TUBE
FRONT RIM HALF
SCREWS
WHEEL
HUB
REAR RIM HALF
LUG NUTS
Figure 25. Quantum 6000Z Series Drive Wheel
Figure 26. Quantum 6000Z Series 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 25.
5. Pull the wheel off of the hub.
6. Remove the screws and separate the front and rear rim. See figure 26.
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 pneumatic tires 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 power base. See VI. “Batteries and Charging” 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! The batteries in your power chair should only be serviced or replaced by
a Quantum Rehab Provider or a qualified technician.
WARNING! Do not replace batteries when seat is occupied.
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.
36
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
BATTERY WIRING DIAGRAM
FRONT COVER
REAR SHROUD FASTENER
(OPPOSITE SIDE NOT SHOWN)
REAR SHROUD
RELEASE HANDLES
REAR BATTERY FRONT BATTERY
Figure 27. Battery Installation
Quantum 6000Z Series
www.pridemobility.com
37
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
To replace the batteries:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Make sure that the power chair is in drive mode. See III. “Your Power Chair.”
3. Remove the foot platform by squeezing the release handles (see figure 27) and lifting the foot platform bracket
up and away from the power base.
4. Disconnect the quick release battery connectors. See figure 7.
5. Remove the batteries.
6. Disconnect the battery harness from each battery.
7. Connect the battery harness to the new front battery according to the battery wiring diagram. See figure 27.
8. Connect the battery harness to the new rear battery according to the battery wiring diagram. See figure 27.
WARNING! Make sure you tighten the fasteners so that the connections are secure.
9. Install the new batteries.
10. Reinstall the front cover and foot platform.
11. Charge the batteries. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
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
error 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.
38
www.pridemobility.com
Quantum 6000Z Series
SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING! A Quantum Rehab Provider or a qualified technician must perform the initial setup
of this power chair and must perform all of the procedures in this manual.
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the power chair to identify warnings and
important information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation. Failure to follow designated
procedures can cause either personal injury, component damage, or malfunction. On the
product, this icon is represented as a black symbol on a yellow triangle with a black border.
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is
represented as a white symbol on a blue dot with a white border.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time
or in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or
equipment damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol with a red circle
and red slash.
INTENDED USE
The intended use of the Pride Mobility Products device is to provide mobility to persons limited to a seated
position that have the capability of operating a powered wheelchair.
Quick Reference Information
Quantum Rehab Provider: _________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: __________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at
the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our
products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the product
you have purchased. The latest/current version of this manual is available on our website.
This product is manufactured by:
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643
USA
Copyright © 2012
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU3447/Rev F/May 2012
Quality Control - Quantum 6000Z Series
Inclusion of all Parts
QUANTUM
6000Z
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
*INFMANU3447*
Product Serial #
SERIES