Citizen G90 Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
X8 with G90
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Contents
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Power Wheelchair Owner’s Manual ..................................................................................... 5
1.1 Intended Use ................................................................................................................. 5
Safety and Damage Warnings ............................................................................................. 5
Safety .................................................................................................................................. 6
3.1 Transfers ....................................................................................................................... 6
3.2 Motor Vehicle Transport ................................................................................................ 7
3.3 Weight Limitations ......................................................................................................... 7
3.4 Stairs and Escalators ..................................................................................................... 7
3.5 Transportation Products for your wheelchair .................................................................. 7
3.6 Public Streets and Roadways ........................................................................................ 8
3.7 Stationary Obstacles: (Steps, Kerbs, Etc.) ..................................................................... 8
3.8 Climbing or Descending an Incline ................................................................................ 8
3.8.1 Maximum Recommended Incline ............................................................................ 9
3.9 Removable Parts ........................................................................................................... 9
3.10
Cornering Information ................................................................................................. 9
3.11
Electromagnetic Fields (further information is in section 10.6) .................................. 10
3.12
Positioning Belts ....................................................................................................... 10
3.13
Weather Precautions ................................................................................................ 10
3.14
Reaching and Bending ............................................................................................. 10
3.15
Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations .................................................................... 11
3.16
Alcohol/Smoking ...................................................................................................... 11
Specifications..................................................................................................................... 12
4.1 The Extreme X8........................................................................................................... 12
4.2 Standards testing......................................................................................................... 12
Operating Instructions ........................................................................................................ 12
5.1 Performance adjustments ............................................................................................ 13
5.2 Positioning ................................................................................................................... 13
5.3 Freewheel Mode – pushing the power chair ................................................................ 13
5.4 Electrical Safety Protection .......................................................................................... 13
5.5 Rearward Stability Wheels ........................................................................................... 13
5.6 Seat Tilt Option – if fitted ............................................................................................. 14
5.7 Power elevating seat option – if fitted .......................................................................... 14
5.8 Steering lock option - if fitted ....................................................................................... 15
5.9 ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol 1 – Section 19 and ISO7176-19 restraint system; if fitted. ........ 15
Joystick controls................................................................................................................. 16
6.1 Joystick power ............................................................................................................. 16
6.2 Rain and Water ........................................................................................................... 16
6.3 Joystick lead ................................................................................................................ 16
6.4 Controller program....................................................................................................... 16
6.5 Hand control joystick operation – figure 3 – G90A ....................................................... 17
6.5.1 On/Off Button ........................................................................................................ 17
6.5.2 Right Indicator (If Lights Are Fitted) ...................................................................... 17
6.5.3 Horn ...................................................................................................................... 17
6.5.4 Left Indicator (If Lights Are Fitted) ........................................................................ 18
6.5.5 Mode ..................................................................................................................... 18
6.5.6 ASK (Accessory Shortcut Key) .............................................................................. 18
6.5.7 Lighting Menu Mode – If Fitted (Not Standard) ...................................................... 19
6.5.8 Lock Mode – If Fitted (Not Standard)..................................................................... 19
6.5.9 The Joystick .......................................................................................................... 19
6.5.10
Charging ............................................................................................................ 20
Batteries & Charging .......................................................................................................... 20
7.1 Batteries ...................................................................................................................... 20
7.2 Battery Charging.......................................................................................................... 20
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7.3 Charging Procedure .................................................................................................... 20
To get the maximum range from your batteries: .................................................................... 21
7.4 Public Transportation ................................................................................................... 21
7.5 Battery Disposal and Recycling ................................................................................... 21
8 Care & Maintenance .......................................................................................................... 21
8.1 General Guidelines ...................................................................................................... 22
8.2 Batteries ...................................................................................................................... 22
8.3 Tyres ........................................................................................................................... 22
8.3.1 Tyre Inflation ......................................................................................................... 23
8.3.2 Tyre Wear ............................................................................................................. 23
8.4 Upholstery ................................................................................................................... 24
8.5 Cleaning ...................................................................................................................... 24
8.6 Corrosion Protection .................................................................................................... 24
8.6.1 Paint scratches and chips ..................................................................................... 24
8.6.2 Beach, salt water and Coastal Areas..................................................................... 25
8.6.3 Snow and Ice, Salted Roads and Footpaths.......................................................... 25
8.6.4 Post-usage Cleaning ............................................................................................. 25
8.6.5 Preventative Maintenance ..................................................................................... 25
8.7 Storage........................................................................................................................ 25
8.8 Transportation ............................................................................................................. 26
8.9 Daily Checks ............................................................................................................... 26
8.10
Weekly Checks ........................................................................................................ 26
8.11
Annual Checks ......................................................................................................... 26
9 Servicing ............................................................................................................................ 26
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Fault finding .................................................................................................................... 27
10.1
Limp Mode ............................................................................................................... 27
10.2
Stuck Power Button .................................................................................................. 27
10.3
Joystick out of neutral at power up ........................................................................... 27
10.4
Battery Warning Conditions ...................................................................................... 27
10.5
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources ............................... 28
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Technical Specifications ................................................................................................. 28
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Warranty ......................................................................................................................... 29
12.1
Warranty policy ........................................................................................................ 29
12.2
Non OEM parts, assembly by a 3rd party and customisation ..................................... 29
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Head Office and Operations ........................................................................................... 30
Appendix A - ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol 1 – Section 19 and ISO7176-19 restraint system; if fitted. 31
Appendix B – Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) .................................................................... 39
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources ............................................ 39
Powered Wheelchair Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) ..................................................... 39
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1 Power Wheelchair Owner’s Manual
Thank you for choosing a Magic Mobility Product. We are proud of the quality construction of
every chair we build. This owner’s manual explains the operation of your new chair. Please read
it carefully as it contains important safety, care and maintenance information.
Magic Mobility’s Power Wheelchair series may be custom made to measure and may vary in
detail from chair to chair however this owners manual should cover all basic features and
options. If your wheelchair has been customised especially for you, you can request additional
instructions.
Magic Mobility endeavours to supply a wide variety of features and options to meet the needs of
the user. However, final selection and specifications of the type of wheelchair to be used by any
individual rests solely with the user and his/her healthcare professional capable of making such
a selection. Magic Mobility can only stand by our performance specifications when genuine
Magic Mobility components have been used. When third party parts or assembly has taken
place, we strongly advise you seek additional instructions for use.
All of the information and specifications in this document are current at the time of printing.
However due to our policy of continual product improvements we reserve the right to make
changes at any time without notice. This may lead to slight variations between the illustrations
and explanations in this manual and the model you have purchased.
1.1
Intended Use
The intended use of a Magic Mobility Power Wheelchair is to provide mobility to persons with a
maximum weight of 182kgs (see section 3.3) limited to a sitting position that have the capability
of operating a powered wheelchair.
If you experience any problems with your power chair that you are unable to solve, or if you do
not feel capable of safely following any of the instructions and/or recommendations as
contained in this manual, please contact your Magic Mobility dealer. You will find the model
designation and serial number of the wheelchair on the base of the frame as shown below:
Magic Mobility is not liable for damage to property or personal injury arising out of unsafe use of
a power chair. Magic Mobility is also not liable for any property damage or personal injury
arising out of the failure of any person and/or user to following the instructions and
recommendations set forth in this manual.
2 Safety and Damage Warnings
Throughout this manual, you will find the following safety and damage warnings.
WARNING! This is a warning which, if ignored, may cause injury to yourself and
other people
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STOP! This is an instruction that, if not followed, may result in damage to your
Power chair. It means ‘do not do this’ or ‘do not let this happen’.
3 Safety
Please read and follow all instructions in this owner’s manual before attempting to operate your
power chair for the first time. If there is anything in this manual you do not understand, or if you
require additional assistance for setup, contact your Magic Mobility Dealer before operating the
wheelchair.
Buying the four wheel drive Extreme X8 opens up a whole new World and we are keen for you
to explore new possibilities. However, we strongly recommend that when learning your driving
capabilities, the capabilities of your wheelchairs and learning where potential hazards may be;
you always have someone with you as a 4WD buddy. They can help check out the terrain and
also help you if you need it. We always recommend carrying a mobile phone or GPS alert so
that you can reach help if you need it.
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.
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a qualified healthcare
professional has properly fitted the power chair to the user and the prescribing healthcare
professional has trained the user in the operation of the wheelchair, the dangers that can be
encountered, and has ensured that the user is capable of this.
Using your Magic Mobility product safely also depends upon your own good judgement and/or
common sense, as well as that of your provider, caregiver, and/or health professional. Magic
Mobility is not responsible for injuries and/or damage resulting from any person’s failure to
follow the warnings, cautions and instructions in this owner’s manual.
WARNING! If you are going to be stationary in your power chair for an extended
period of time, turn off the power. This will conserve battery power and remove
the chance of unexpected chair movement through inadvertent joystick contact
or from electromagnetic sources
3.1
Transfers
It is recommended that you have a trained attendant present while you learn to transfer. To
reduce the chance of injury:
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Be sure the power is turned off (See section Error! Reference source not found. Error!
Reference source not found.)
Be sure the power chair is not in freewheel mode (See section 5.3 Freewheel Mode –
pushing the power chair)
Ensure footrests are swung away or removed
For side transfers ensure armrests and legrests are swung away or removed, position
yourself as far back as possible in the power chair seat to prevent the power chair from
tipping forward.
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WARNING! Avoid putting all your weight on either armrests or footrests. This
may cause the power chair to tip and cause injury
3.2
Motor Vehicle Transport
Wheelchair positioning belts are not designed with the intent of providing proper restraint during
motor vehicle transportation. A WC19 and ISO7176-19 compliant system is available from
Magic Mobility. More information is contained in section 5.9.
WARNING! Wheelchair users should be transferred into appropriate seating in
vehicles for transportation and use be made of the restraints made available by
the auto industry.
3.3
Weight Limitations
Your power chair is rated for a maximum weight capacity of 182 kg (see table). Do not carry
passengers or heavy weights on any part of the wheelchair.
SEATING ARRANGEMENT
MAXIMUM USER WEIGHT
No seat elevator fitted
182 kg
Seat elevator or tilt fitted
155 kg
STOP! Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in
damage to your power chair.
3.4
Stairs and Escalators
This power chair is not specifically designed to negotiate stairs but is able to do so only in cases
with low step heights and long step landings.
WARNING! Take great care using your power chair to negotiate stairs. Never
use your power chair to negotiate escalators. Always use an elevator or lift
where possible. You may cause injury to yourself and to others.
STOP! Trying to negotiate stairs or escalators may result in damage to your
power chair.
3.5
Transportation Products for your wheelchair
If it is necessary to use a transportation product such as a vehicle hoist or lift, Magic Mobility
recommends that the manufacturer’s instructions and specifications are closely reviewed before
using that product.
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3.6
Public Streets and Roadways
WARNING! You should not operate your power chair on public streets and
roadways. This is in accordance with local traffic laws, which vary by country.
Please check your local traffic laws. 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
3.7
Stationary Obstacles: (Steps, Kerbs, Etc.)
Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges, and/or
drop-offs (kerbs, porches, stairs, escalators, lifts etc). Always approach an obstacle so both
front wheels touch that obstacle together. Never attempt to climb a kerb or obstacle at an angle.
See Figure 1 for details.
Figure 1 - Correct and Incorrect Approaches to Obstacles
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair climb or descend an
obstacle that is higher than 50mm unless you have the assistance of an
attendant. The power chair can be capable of climbing an obstacle of up to
100mm in height however this can be much lower depending on the setup of the
wheelchair. Never try to travel backwards down any step, kerb, or other
obstacle. This may cause the power chair to tip and cause personal injury.
STOP! Do not attempt to climb obstacles when the seat is reclined or elevated.
3.8
Climbing or Descending an Incline
When climbing an incline, try to keep your power chair moving; however do not use excessive
speed. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then accelerate cautiously. if at anytime you
feel uncomfortable, reduce your acceleration rate.
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. Once the
chair has stopped push the joystick forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
The following advice is recommended for your safety:
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Do not drive at an angle up or down the face of the incline. Drive your power chair straight
up or down the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility of tipping the chair over.
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Avoid potentially hazardous inclines e.g. areas covered with snow, ice, mud, cut grass, or
wet leaves.
As with all four wheel driving adventures, you should always be sure that the terrain ahead
of you is clear of unexpected hazards. We advise that you have someone with you who can
check ahead for any hazards.
When exploring alone, proceed with extreme caution and we advise you always carry your
mobile phone or GPS alert so that you can reach help.
Avoid sudden stops and starts
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.
Never attempt to travel backwards down an incline.
WARNING! Always exercise extreme caution on inclines and follow the advice
above to reduce the risk of personal injury
3.8.1
Maximum Recommended Incline
Most public access ramps have a maximum gradient 1 in 14 (AS1428.1). Therefore, Magic
Mobility recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you attempt to safely ascend or
descend on your power chair does not exceed a 1 in 14 gradient.
Given the off-road capabilities of the power chair, inclines of up to 30° can potentially be
ascended depending on the setup of the wheelchair, weight distribution, and terrain conditions.
Extreme care must be taken when ascending any incline over a 1 in 14 gradient to ensure the
wheelchair is not driven in an unstable position.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 1 in 14
gradient may put your power chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip,
resulting in personal injury.
Figure 2 – 1 in 14 Gradient
3.9
Removable Parts
STOP! Do not attempt to lift or move a power chair by any of its removable parts
(armrests, legrest, backrest). This may result in personal injury and/or damage to
the chair.
3.10 Cornering Information
Excessively high cornering speeds can create the possibility of tipping. If you feel that you may
tip over in a corner, immediately reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e. lessen the
sharpness of the turn)
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The following advice is recommended for your safety:
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Reduce cornering speed
Reduce steering angle
Beware of uneven, rough and slippery terrain
Avoid turning on inclined surfaces
Be aware of changing surfaces - such as passing from a paved area to a gravel area at high
speed while turning
Avoid abrupt directional changes.
WARNING! When cornering, lower your speed and follow the advice above to
reduce the risk of personal injury
3.11 Electromagnetic Fields (further information is in section 10.5)
Your power chair’s performance may be influenced by electromagnetic fields caused by mobile
telephones or other radiating devices, such as hand-held radios, radio and television stations,
wireless computer links, microwave sources, and pagers.
Your power chair may also be a source of electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. Be
aware that your power chair may affect the performance of alarm systems and other radiating
devices.
WARNING! Turn off your power chair when using products, which emit
electromagnetic fields. This will eliminate the possibility of unintended movement
caused by electromagnetic sources. Failure to take this precaution may result in
personal injury
3.12 Positioning Belts
Do not sit on your power chair while it is in a moving vehicle refer to section 3.2 Motor Vehicle
Transport.
It is the obligation of the purchasers, therapists and other healthcare professionals to determine
if a positioning belt is required to ensure the safe operation of this equipment by the user.
WARNING! Ensure your positioning belt is fastened securely. Serious personal
injury may result if you fall from the power chair.
3.13 Weather Precautions
WARNING! Do not operate your power chair in icy or slippery conditions or on
salted surfaces (i.e.; footpaths and roads). Such use may adversely affect the
performance and safety of your power chair, resulting in an accident and
personal injury.
3.14 Reaching and Bending
WARNING! Avoid bending, leaning, or reaching for objects while seated in the
wheelchair. If you have to pick them up from the floor we suggest you use a
specially designed “Pick up stick”. Movements such as these may cause your
power chair to tip, possibly resulting in personal injury.
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3.15 Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations
Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or if you
have certain physical limitations.
WARNING! Some medications and limitations may impair your ability to operate
your power chair in a safe manner, possibly resulting in personal injury to
yourself and others.
3.16 Alcohol/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, resulting in personal injury to yourself and others.
WARNING! It is strongly recommended that you do not smoke cigarettes while
seated in your wheelchair. The power chair has passed the necessary
flammability requirements, but it is strongly advised to keep ashtrays at a safe
distance from seat cushions, to ensure cigarettes are completely extinguished
before disposal, and we strongly advise against leaving lit cigarettes unattended.
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4 Specifications
4.1
The Extreme X8
An Extreme X8 power chair is depicted in Figure 3 below. This will help you identify some of the
features referred to throughout this manual.
Headrest
Joystick
Backrest
Controller
Armrest
Seat
Seat Elevator
Footrest
Power Base
Drive Wheels
Serial number
Figure 3 - Extreme X8 Major Components
4.2
Standards testing
Information regarding the performance attributes and controlled testing results of the power
chair may be obtained from the power chair manufacturer. If you would like access to this
information, please contact your Magic Mobility Dealer.
5 Operating Instructions
The speed and direction of the power chair is controlled with by the joystick
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Turn on your power chair (see section Error! Reference source not found.)
Use the joystick to control the speed and direction of travel
If at any time you feel uncomfortable, reduce your acceleration rate or speed.
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5.1
Performance adjustments
Performance adjustments to your power chair should only be made by professionals of the
healthcare field, or by persons fully conversant with both this process and the driver’s
capabilities.
WARNING! Changing the performance settings could adversely affect your
power chair. You may cause injury to yourself and to others.
STOP! Incorrect settings could cause damage to the chair and to surrounding
property.
5.2
Positioning
If your power chair was configured at your Magic Mobility Dealer, please consult your health
care professional before changing the seat position or making any other adjustment. Some
adjustments may degrade your power chair’s performance and safety by changing its centre of
gravity.
5.3
Freewheel Mode – pushing the power chair
The Extreme X8 is equipped with a manual freewheel system enabling the electromagnetic
brakes to be disengaged and the power wheelchair to be manoeuvred manually. To disengage
the built-in brakes simply push the two levers downwards as shown in Figure 4.
The wheelchair controls will not function and the “status” light on the joystick will flash when the
chair is in free-wheel mode. This feature has been intentionally incorporated to protect the user
from unsafe situations.
Don’t forget to push the levers back in again firmly after manually positioning the chair.
Figure 4 - Freewheel Levers, shown in the locked position
WARNING! Do not use your chair in freewheel mode or attempt to place your
chair into freewheel mode without an attendant present. You may cause injury to
yourself and to others. Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while
on an incline. The chair could roll uncontrollably on its own, leading to injury to
yourself and others.
When the power wheelchair is in freewheel mode, the braking system is
disengaged.
5.4
Electrical Safety Protection
Your wheelchair has a fuse fitted into the battery circuit to protect the motors and electronics
from an accidental current overload. In the case of a blown fuse, the chair will not drive and you
will need to contact your Magic Mobility dealer for repair / replacement
5.5
Rearward Stability Wheels
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Rearward stability wheels when fitted to any Magic Mobility wheelchair decrease the chances of
the wheelchair being able to tip rearward when the chair is inclined past its safe angle of
operation. They do not provide a guarantee that the wheelchair will not and can not be tipped in
a rearward or any other direction. Rearward stability wheels do not make regular contact with
the ground during normal operation. If this is not the case please carefully consider the
environment that the wheelchair is being used in, as it may be too severe for the safe operation
of the wheelchair. Consultation with your dealer or prescribing health professional under such a
circumstances may provide solutions to problems like this.
5.6
Seat Tilt Option – if fitted
To operate the seat tilt:
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Bring your power chair to a complete stop on a flat level
surface.
Always fasten the positioning belt when operating the seat
tilt option.
Push the ‘Accessory Mode Selection’ button
on the DX2 joystick. Select seat tilt by
moving the joystick left or right. Once the
seat tilt option is highlighted (as shown to the
right), moving the joystick forward or
backwards will operate the function.
Once the seat reaches its highest tilt angle, the tilt action
stops; release the joystick at this point.
Before driving, return the seat to its upright position. When
Figure 5 - Seat Tilt Option
returning to the upright position, always be sure that the
mechanism has reached its lowest limit or normal seated position.
WARNING! Never tilt the seat from its upright position on an inclined surface or
on bumpy or uneven surfaces. Never raise the seat tilt while your power chair is
in freewheel mode. Failure to heed this warning can result in the power chair
tipping over and causing personal injury.
CRITICAL! Do not put your fingers, toes or any objects into the tilt mechanism
while it is operating. Serious personal injury will occur.
5.7
Power elevating seat option – if fitted
The power elevating seat will allow more freedom and independence
by extending your level of reach. The seat height can be adjusted to
match a surface to which you are transferring.
The scissor action of the seat elevator may be a dangerous hazard.
Under no circumstances should you put your hands, fingers, toes or
any part of your body in the seat elevator mechanism while it is
operating. Ensure that no one in the vicinity of the wheelchair has
any part of their body in the seat elevator mechanism while it is
working.
To operate the power elevating seat:
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Figure 6 - Power
Elevating Seat Option
Bring your power chair to a complete stop on a flat level surface.
Always fasten the positioning belt when operating the power elevating seat.
Push the ‘Accessory Mode Selection’ button on the DX2. Select power
elevating seat by moving the joystick left or right. Once the power elevating
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seat option is highlighted (as shown to the right), moving the joystick forward or backwards
will operate the function.
Once the seat reaches its highest elevation, the action stops; release the joystick at this
point.
Before driving, always be sure that the mechanism has returned the seat to its lowest
position.
The power seat elevator is fitted with a system that reduces the speed of the power wheelchair
when the seat has been elevated approximately 50mm.
WARNING! Fasten the positioning belt when using the seat elevator
WARNING! Never elevate the seat from its lowest position on an inclined
surface
WARNING! Never raise the seat when crossing bumpy or uneven surfaces
WARNING! Do not put the power wheelchair into freewheel mode with the seat
elevated
WARNING! Maintain recommended tyre pressures for good stability
STOP! Do not put your fingers, toes or any other body part or object into the
scissor mechanism while it is operating. Serious personal injury will occur.
5.8
Steering lock option - if fitted
The purpose of the steering lock is to provide greater straight-line directional stability. This is
particularly useful when reversing the wheelchair down-ramps out of a vehicle. This is achieved
by locking the steering tie-rod and is engaged by the chair operator via the joystick
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Bring your power chair to a complete stop on a flat level surface.
Push the ‘Accessory Mode Selection’ button on the DX2 joystick. Select the
Steering lock option by moving the joystick left or right. Once the Steering
lock option is highlighted (as shown to the right), moving the joystick forward
or backwards will operate the function.
Once the steering lock is engaged; release the joystick at this point.
Before driving normally, ensure that you have disengaged the steering lock with the joystick
WARNING! When the steering lock is engaged, only drive the wheelchair
forwards and backwards. Attempting to drive the wheelchair normally with the
steering lock engaged could cause serious damage.
5.9
ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol 1 – Section 19 and ISO7176-19 restraint system; if fitted.
This wheelchair conforms with the requirements of ANRI/RESNA WC/19 and ISO7176-19.
Magic Mobility recommends that wheelchair users are NOT transported in vehicles of any kind
while in wheelchairs. The Department of Transportation has not approved any tie-down system
for transportation of a user while in a wheelchair in a moving vehicle of any type. It is Magic
Mobility’s position that users of wheelchairs should be transferred into appropriate seating in
vehicles for transportation and use be made of the restraints made available by the auto
industry.
For detailed information see Appendix A - ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol 1 – Section 19 and
ISO7176-19 restraint system; if fitted.
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6 Joystick controls
A detailed manual for the DX2 joystick is available from Dynamic Control’s website:
www.dynamiccontrols.com.
The joystick controls may be customised and may be one of a number of different models
depending upon users requirements. This manual contains detailed information on the standard
joystick control.
6.1
Joystick power
If the power chair begins to move in an unexpected manner, immediately release the joystick
and turn the wheelchair off. Unless the joystick is damaged, this should stop your power chair.
If the joystick is not in the neutral (centre) position when you turn on the power, you may cause
a fault in the system. Releasing the joystick and turning the power off and on again will reset the
system.
WARNING! Always turn the power off when you are stationary to
prevent unexpected movement.
6.2
Rain and Water
The joystick hand control unit IS NOT WATERPROOF. The joystick module is splash proof but
may be permanently damaged if water transgresses the rubber seals (this damage is not
covered under warranty).
We recommend carrying a plastic bag large enough to cover the joystick module and
the user’s hand, in case of rain.
6.3
Joystick lead
If for any reason, the joystick lead is disconnected take care when reconnecting, do not force
the plug into the socket. The lead is polarised and should only be fitted one way.
STOP! Forcing the plug into the socket the wrong way can
permanently damage the electronics system. Also, do not place the
lead so that it can be pinched in the seat frame or the power base
frame.
6.4
Controller program
The controller program affects speed, acceleration, deceleration, and braking. The drive mode
settings are preset at the factory. If your Magic Mobility Dealer/ healthcare professional changes
these settings, please make note of these changes.
WARNING! Do not attempt to reprogram your chair. Only the power
chair manufacturer, an authorised representative of the manufacturer,
or a trained service technician should program the controller.
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6.5
Hand control joystick operation – figure 3 – G90A
Hand Controller DXREMG90A
6.5.1
On/Off Button
To turn the power on press the On/Off button.
The current battery charge will be indicated and the System
Status LED will illuminate and not flash.
Press the On/Off button again to turn the power off.
6.5.2
Right Indicator (If Lights Are Fitted)
To turn the Right Indicator on/off, press and release (‘short
press’) the Right Indicator button.
To toggle the Hazard Lights on/off, press and hold (‘long
press’) the Right Indicator button.
6.5.3
Horn
Pressing the Horn button will sound the horn for as long as
the button is pressed.
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6.5.4
Left Indicator (If Lights Are Fitted)
To turn the Left Indicator on/off, press and release (‘short
press’) the Left Indicator button.
To toggle the Headlights on/off, press and hold (‘long press’)
the Right Indicator button.
6.5.5
Mode
Each press of the Mode button will increment the drive profile,
up to the maximum configured value and then back to profile
The current drive profile will be shown in the 7 Segment
Display.
Note:
If the chair is driving and the Mode button is pressed, the drive profile
will increase by a single increment with each press until the maximum
configured value is reached.
The Mode button does not enter the accessory modes.
6.5.6
ASK (Accessory Shortcut Key)
If you are in Drive Mode, a press of the ASK button will
navigate you to the last used accessory function, e.g. actuator
control. If you are already in Accessory Mode, a press of
ASK will take you to the next available accessory mode, e.g.
ECU or lighting. To return to Driving, simply press the Mode
button.
This feature significantly reduces the complexity and number
of key presses to access common features.
Note:
If the chair is driving and the ASK button is pressed, the command is
ignored until the chair has stopped.
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6.5.7
Lighting Menu Mode – If Fitted (Not Standard)
When in Lighting Menu Mode, the 7 Segment display
shows 3 horizontal lines.
Moving the joystick forward will toggle the Headlights.
Moving the joystick left will toggle the Left turn
Indicators.
Moving the joystick right will toggle the right turn
Indicators.
Moving the joystick backward will toggle the Hazard
Lights.
6.5.8
Lock Mode – If Fitted (Not Standard)
The Key Lock system uses a magnetic key to power the
wheelchair down to prevent subsequent unauthorized driving.
To Lock the system:
Swipe the magnetic key across the key symbol on the G90A
Remote. The system will beep and automatically power itself
down.
To Unlock the system:
Press the On/Off button to power up the system. The flashing
red key symbol shows the system is locked. Swipe the
magnetic key across the key symbol the LED will stop
flashing the chair may be driven as normal. If the wheelchair
is not unlocked, G90 will automatically turn itself off.
6.5.9
The Joystick
Moving the joystick will cause the power chair to drive in
that direction. The amount of joystick movement will
determine the speed that the power chair will move in that
direction.
Joystick Out of Neutral at Power up (OONAPU) occurs
if the joystick is out of neutral when switched on. If this
happens the System Status LED will flash constantly.
Releasing the joystick within a few seconds will cancel the
indication otherwise a ‘latching fault’ will occur.
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6.5.10 Charging
Fig3-16
Plug the battery charger into the charging socket
located at the front of the G90 Remote.
Driving is inhibited while the system is being charged as
denoted by ‘-‘ displayed on the 7 segment display.
However, it is possible to use accessory functions e.g.
actuators.
Once the Battery Charger displays a ‘full’ battery
charge, the battery charger plug may be removed.
7 Batteries & Charging
7.1
Batteries
Your power chair uses high quality long lasting gel cell batteries that are sealed and
maintenance free. There is no need to check the electrolyte fluid level they contain. Despite
their similarity to automotive batteries, they are not the same. Automotive batteries are not
designed to handle a long, deep discharge, and are also unsafe for use in power chairs.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, wash your hands after touching.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals are contained in the batteries. Use only AGM or
gel-cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
WARNING! When fitting alternate batteries, ensure their terminal posts cannot
touch any part of the wheelchair frame
STOP! Automotive batteries and chargers are unsafe for use in power
wheelchairs
7.2
Battery Charging
We recommend using only a high quality dual rate intelligent battery charger with your power
chair. Only use the supplied off-board charger unless otherwise approved by Magic Mobility. Do
not use an automotive-type battery charge.
Fully recharge any new batteries prior to use. Operate the power wheelchair around the house
and grounds, and do not travel too far until you are accustomed to the controls. After this first
use fully charge the batteries. After 4 or 5 cycles, the batteries will perform to their fullest
potential.
The charger will not operate after the batteries have been discharged to an extremely low
voltage. If this happens, call your Magic Mobility Dealer for assistance.
7.3
Charging Procedure
Battery charging is via a socket within the joystick module. When a charger is plugged in, the
joystick unit recognises the unit is plugged in and chair driving is inhibited.
The following procedure is valid for the recommended charger brand - consult your separate
charger instructions if supplied with an alternative charger.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure the wheelchair is turned off.
Always make sure that the charger is turned off before plugging it into the wheelchair.
Plug the charger into the charging socket on the joystick module.
Please consult the instruction manual supplied with your charger for detailed instructions
The following advice is recommended to help care for your batteries:
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Keep your batteries fully charged and avoid deeply discharging your batteries.
The wheelchair will require charging for 8 to 10 hours for a full charge. Charging the
batteries for short periods will shorten the life of the batteries.
Do not charge the batteries for more than 24 hours at a charging cycle if possible.
If the power wheelchair is used every day then the batteries should be charged overnight
every night.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen
battery. Doing so can result in personal injury and damage to the battery
STOP! Do not put the charger on the seat of the wheelchair when charging as
the charger can become quite warm. Always put the charger on the floor near
the chair when in use.
To get the maximum range from your batteries:
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7.4
Fully charge the batteries prior to the trip
Avoid stop-go driving; try to maintain a constant speed
Try to avoid inclines
Limit baggage weight carried
Public Transportation
The Gel Cell batteries are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, allowing safe
transportation on aircraft, buses and trains. However, Magic Mobility recommends that any
specific requirements of the carrier are checked in advance. When flying with your wheelchair,
please call the airline for any specific information they need. Magic Mobility has a “flying with
your wheelchair” fact sheet on the website that covers most questions.
7.5
Battery Disposal and Recycling
If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery, contact your Magic Mobility Dealer for
instructions on disposal. Your Magic Mobility Dealer will also have all the necessary information
on battery recycling, which is our recommended course of action.
8 Care & Maintenance
Like any motorised vehicle, your power chair requires routine maintenance checks. You can
perform some of these checks, but it is recommended that every 12 months the chair is
inspected by a factory authorised service facility. Repairs or replacements should only be
carried out with manufacturer-approved components to assure proper performance (see section
9 - Servicing).
STOP! Do not use parts, accessories, or adapters other than those authorised
by Magic Mobility. This may void your warranty and cause damage to your
power chair.
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8.1
General Guidelines
Avoid exposing your power chair to any type of moisture where possible (rain, snow, mist, salt
water, or wash). Such exposure can damage your power chair – see section 8.6 - Corrosion
Protection. Should your power wheelchair come into contact with water, dry as thoroughly as
possible with a towel and then allow it to sit in a warm room for 10-12 hours to dry. Check the
joystick operation and brakes before using your power wheelchair. If there are any doubts or
inconsistencies with your wheelchair, please contact your Magic Mobility dealer
STOP!
DO NOT leave the power wheelchair in rain or a storm of any kind.
DO NOT use the power wheelchair in a shower or leave it in a damp bathroom
whilst taking a shower.
DO NOT leave power wheelchair in a damp area or outdoors for any length of
time.
Direct exposure to rain or damp will cause electrical and mechanical
malfunctions and may cause the chair to prematurely rust.
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Avoid knocking or bumping the controller, especially the joystick.
Keep the controller clean
Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures
Do not place the controller cable so it may be pinched in any of the seat or power base
frames
Some parts of the power wheelchair are susceptible to extremes of temperature. It is possible
for the batteries to freeze. The temperature at which the batteries freeze depends on a number
of factors including their chemical composition, the level of charge and their usage. At elevated
temperatures; the power wheelchair may operate at a reduced speed. This a safety feature built
into the controller to protect the motors and other electrical components.
8.2
Batteries
The batteries used in your power chair are sealed, no maintenance gel cells and require only
correct charging procedures - see 7.2 - Battery Charging. Typically these batteries should last
from 1 to 2 years depending upon type of usage.
8.3
Tyres
Tyre
Tyre Description
Drive
Tyres
Black, Low Pressure, Knobby
Recommended Tyre
Pressure (psi)
3.5 to 4
(10 Max.)
Maximum Tyre
Pressure
according to
tyre capacity
24 to 28
(55 Max.)
Tyre Inflation Pressure
X8
Metric
Min. 24 kPa
Max. 55 kPa
Imperial
Min. 3.5 psi
Max. 8 psi
Lower tyre pressures provide more traction in mud, sand and snow. For use on firmer surfaces,
tyre pressures may be increased up to a maximum of 55 kPa depending upon the weight of the
user, their preferences and driving capability. The chart below may be of some assistance when
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increasing tyre pressures. It is not recommended that tyre pressures greater than 55 kPa are
used.
Figure 7 - Advisory Tyre Pressures (Metric)
Figure 8 - Advisory Tyre Pressures (Imperial)
Note: for chairs that have a seat elevator fitted, a higher tyre pressure will give greater stability
8.3.1
Tyre Inflation
Tyre pressures should be checked weekly. All pneumatic tyres are fitted with automotive type
valves and can be inflated using most typical automotive hand and foot type pumps as well as
service station air outlets.
STOP! Under inflated tyres may be dangerous and can leave the tyres prone to
punctures. Failure to use the correct inflation pressure can result in reduced
performance or cause an unsafe situation to occur
STOP! Over inflated tyres may cause the tyre to explode and cause bodily harm.
The recommended tyre pressure is also listed on the sidewall of the tyre
8.3.2
Tyre Wear
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Tyre wear varies greatly depending on usage (from months to years), but no matter what sort of
time your tyres last this is mostly governed by your typical daily requirements. To achieve the
most from your tyres it is important to have them correctly inflated. Always use manufacturer
recommended parts. Replace tyres when the tread pattern wears to less than 2mm in depth as
tyres will start to lose safe traction and can be more prone to puncture.
8.4
Upholstery
The power chair upholstery may be cleaned using mild soap and water. Avoid getting water into
any electric components. Never use any chemicals to clean a vinyl seat, as they may cause the
seat to become slippery, or dry out and crack. A general purpose upholstery cleaner may be
used on velour.
Upholstery life may be affected by skin oils and human sweat particularly that caused by
particular medications. It is recommended that should cracking or significant wearing of the
upholstery occur, it should be replaced.
8.5
Cleaning
Your power chair has a powder coated metal frame that allows it to be easily wiped clean with a
damp cloth. Never hose off or pressure clean your power chair or place it in direct contact with
water.
8.6
Corrosion Protection
The X8 power chair has been manufactured using a range of processes that have been
developed to resist corrosion. Although all effort has been made to ensure the long-term
durability of the product we cannot guarantee that the wheelchair will remain corrosion-free for
the duration of its usable life. Prevention, protection and maintenance are essential to reducing
the risk of corrosion on the wheelchair.
The most common causes of corrosion to the power chair are:
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8.6.1
Chipping or scratching of paint or undercoat caused by impact with rocks or other hard
objects.
The accumulation of grit salt, dirt and moisture on the chassis components.
Exposure to highly corrosive environments such as the beach and coastal areas, rivers
and creeks.
Paint scratches and chips
If your power chair chassis or any other steel components are scratched or chipped leaving the
bare metal exposed it is recommended to undertake the following steps to repair the paintwork:
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Lightly sand the exposed area to flatten it and remove any loose edges of paint and any
chipping that has occurred. Ensure any surface corrosion has been removed in this
process.
Apply a cleaning solvent to the area to remove any dust, impurities and oils.
Apply primer over the area to be touched up.
After allowing adequate drying time, apply the touch-up paint ensuring that it covers all
exposed areas. When dry, the area should now be protected from further corrosion.
If is it not practical to perform the above steps, products that neutralise rust and prevent it from
spreading can be used such as the many commercially available ‘rust converter’ products.
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8.6.2
Beach, salt water and Coastal Areas
Whilst the power chair has been designed to be used on the beach, salt water and the
surrounding environment is highly corrosive.
Exposure to coastal areas will also increase the likelihood of corrosion occurring on the power
chair even if it is not used on the beach. Coastal air generally has a far higher salt content than
inland areas. The highest coastal corrosion rates are generally within approximately 500 metres
(1640 ft) of the shoreline. If you live in a coastal area or regular use the wheelchair near the
beach please see section 8.6.4 Post-usage Cleaning below for maintenance advice.
8.6.3
Snow and Ice, Salted Roads and Footpaths
Avoid using the wheelchair on salted surfaces where possible as the salt can have a detrimental
effect on many of the components used in the wheelchair. If the wheelchair has been driven on
wet, icy or salted surfaces please see section 8.6.4 Post-usage Cleaning below for
maintenance advice.
8.6.4
Post-usage Cleaning
When the power chair has been used in coastal, wet or salty environments, we recommend that
extra cleaning care is taken to reduce the risk of rusting. When returning from your drive all
parts should be wiped down with warm water on a cloth. Under no circumstances should the
wheelchair be hosed down. The wheelchair should then be left in a warm and dry environment.
It may also help to blow as much of the sand and/or salt off as possible.
8.6.5
Preventative Maintenance
Prior to using your wheelchair in wet or corrosive environments it is suggested that you protect
your wheelchair by thoroughly coating all metal surfaces with a water dispersant. Common
products include oiled-based spray applicants (eg. WD40) or lanolin-based dispersants (eg.
Lanotec). This coating should provide a barrier between the water and the painted steel
surfaces of your power chair.
A lubricant (such as a WD40) can be sprayed on the lift and tilt mechanism, if fitted, as
protection.
The underside of the wheelchair (battery box and chassis components) can be sprayed by
using a ramp another standards-approved lifting device to enable access to these areas.
CRITICAL! Your wheelchair has electric motors and must NEVER be driven
through water, into rivers, creeks and the sea.
8.7
Storage
Store your Magic Mobility power chair in a warm dry environment. If you do not use your power
chair regularly, it is recommended that the batteries be charged at least once per week.
If you are storing your power chair for an extended period of time, please contact your Magic
Mobility Dealer who can give you advice on disconnecting the batteries and blocking up the
power chair to avoid flat-spotting the tyres
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, wash your hands after touching.
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WARNING! Corrosive chemicals are contained in the batteries. Use only AGM or
gel-cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
8.8
Transportation
Always be sure your power chair and its components are properly secured when it is being
transported. Please contact your Magic Mobility Dealer for advice regarding packing and
shipping your particular chair.
8.9
Daily Checks
Turn off the controller and check the joystick. The joystick should return to centre and not be
bent or damaged in any way. Ensure the joystick boot is not torn or cracked where water can
enter and that all electrical connections are secure.
STOP! Do not use the joystick if the boot is torn or cracked. If the joystick boot
becomes torn or cracked, ensure it is replaced IMMEDIATELY.
8.10 Weekly Checks
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Visually inspect the controller harnesses. Ensure they are not frayed and have any wires
exposed.
Check the tyre pressure is to the specification as detailed in section 8.3 - Tyres
Check the tyres for wear
Check the brakes by pushing the joystick slowly forward until you hear the electric
brakes click. Immediately release the joystick. The brakes should operate within a few
seconds of moving the joystick. Repeat this test by pushing the joystick rearwards, left
and then right.
Keep your power chair clean and free from foreign material.
STOP! If any of the above checks reveal a problem, please see your Magic
Mobility Dealer for repair.
8.11 Annual Checks
It is highly recommended to service your power chair annually. Take your power chair to your
Magic Mobility Dealer to ensure it is functioning correctly (see section 9 - Servicing)
9 Servicing
Please contact your Magic Mobility Dealer to arrange your annual service. Your local
representative can also discuss the availability of loan or rental units during repairs and
servicing. It should be noted that many of our power chairs are highly customised and a loan or
rental chair may not be appropriate.
If you notice symptoms such as motor noise, frayed harnesses, damaged connectors, uneven
tyre wear, unusual motion or broken parts or anything else that may be a cause for concern
between services, please also contact your Magic Mobility Dealer immediately. If required,
Head Office can help you find your nearest Dealer (see section 13).
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Setup of the Electronic Control Unit is to be performed ONLY by individuals authorised by Magic
Mobility. The final tuning adjustments of the controller may affect other activities of the
wheelchair.
STOP! If non-certified individuals perform any work on these units, the warranty
is void and damage to the equipment could occur.
The Magic Mobility power chair has been engineered to give maximum mobility and utility.
Magic Mobility offer a wide range of accessories designed to suit the power chair. Under no
circumstances should the power chair be modified in any way not authorised by Magic Mobility.
Unauthorised changes constitute remanufacturing of the wheelchair. The person or group who
make the changes will have full liability of the wheelchair under the Therapeutic Goods Act
(TGA).
WARNING! Unauthorised modifications void your warranty and may result in
personal injury.
STOP! Unauthorised modifications void your
remanufacturing and may render your chair unsafe.
warranty,
constitute
10 Fault finding
During fault conditions the chair either will not drive or drives very slowly.
10.1 Limp Mode
If the DX system detects a fault that does not demand the wheelchair be stopped completely; it
will go into ‘Limp Mode’. This enables the wheelchair to be driven to a safe place at a reduced
speed.
10.2 Stuck Power Button
If the power button is pushed and not released; the system switches off. To unlock the system,
press the on/off button and then press the horn button twice within 10 seconds (Section Error!
Reference source not found. - Error! Reference source not found.)
10.3 Joystick out of neutral at power up
If the joystick is not in the centre position when the system is switched on; the wheelchair will
not drive. This is to prevent inadvertent movement. If the joystick is returned to the centre within
4 seconds the chair will then drive normally. If the joystick is not returned to centre within 4
seconds, the DX2 system must be switched off and then on again.
10.4 Battery Warning Conditions
Check the batteries are charges. If the charge icon is red, put the chair on charge immediately
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Note if the batteries are allowed to discharge completely, they may not recharge (see section 7 Batteries & Charging). In the event of this happening please contact your Magic Mobility
Dealer for assistance.
10.5 Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources
Powered Wheelchairs may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which is
interfering electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted from a variety of sources. For further
information see Error! Reference source not found..
11 Technical Specifications
Product
Weight Capacity
Maximum Speed
Estimated Range
Turning Radius
Ground Clearance
Length of Base
Width of Base
Seat to Floor Height
Motors
Controller
Batteries
Battery Charger
Brakes
Freewheel Mode
Tyres
Weight without batteries
Weight with 73Ahr batteries
Magic Mobility Extreme X8
Standard – 182kg
Seat elevator or tilt fitted - 155 kg
10km/h (6.2mph)
25km (15.5 miles) (73Ah gel cell batteries, dependent on
wheelchair setup and local conditions)
2000mm (79”)
100mm (4”) (dependent on individual setup)
1150mm
710mm
475mm (front), 425mm (rear)
68Nm Torque, 700W, Gear-in-line (4 motors)
Dynamic DX2
2 x 73Ah gel cell deep cycle
8Ah
Electromagnetic
Yes
14 inch (all-terrain low pressure knobby tyres)
50kg
106kg
Magic Mobility is not able to provide technical specifications for non Magic Mobility parts, nor
can we guarantee performance according to the table above.
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12 Warranty
12.1 Warranty policy
This wheelchair is provided with a 12 month Limited Warranty on the parts and workmanship
contained within.
This warranty does not cover:
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wear and tear, tyres, batteries, upholstery
freight to, or from, the manufacturer, that is, the chair must be returned to the factory or
Dealer, freight pre-paid, for all warranty repairs.
breakages / damage to either the motors, gearboxes, or axle shafts caused by misuse of
the wheelchair.
faults, failures or excessive wear caused by lack of appropriate maintenance and regular
servicing by authorized repairers as outlined within this owner’s manual. This includes
lack of preventative or post-usage maintenance on the wheelchair when used in
corrosive environments.
We will, at our discretion, repair/replace items that we consider were faulty at time of
manufacture.
The availability of replacement units is subject to the discretion of the provider, not the
manufacturer. For more information regarding replacement units, contact your Magic Mobility
Dealer.
Upon acceptance of goods at delivery the purchaser accepts the “Terms & Conditions of Sale”
12.2 Non OEM parts, assembly by a 3rd party and customisation
If non Magic Mobility parts are fitted to the wheelchair, Magic Mobility is not responsible for their
compatibility, performance or instructions for use. Please refer to the relevant manufacturers
manuals for appropriate use. Magic Mobility wheelchairs pass AS3695 in a standard wheelchair
configuration, all variants and non Magic Mobility components are not tested. In addition, if non
Magic Mobility parts are fitted, it could void the warranty as Magic Mobility cannot guarantee
their compatibility. In the instance where non Magic Mobility parts are fitted, then they are fitted
at your own risk/risk of the final person who assembles the wheelchair. In the instance where
parts are assembled by a third party agent, they take the responsibility of being the
manufacturer.
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13 Head Office and Operations
2/112 Browns Road
Noble Park, Vic. 3174
Australia
Phone: +61 3 8791 5600
Fax: +61 3 9701 0144
Email Address: admin@magicmobility.com.au
Website: http://www.magicmobility.com.au
© Copyright Magic Mobility 2014
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Appendix A - ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol 1 – Section 19 and
ISO7176-19 restraint system; if fitted.
The wheelchair is not provided with a wheelchair anchored belt restraint as standard. It must be
requested at the time of ordering the wheelchair or it can be retrofitted later on by a Magic
Mobility Representative.
Once fitted; the wheelchair complies with the requirements of RESNA WC-4, Section 19 and
ISO7176-19.
It is recommended that people who use wheelchairs should transfer to the vehicle seat and use
the vehicle-installed occupant restraint system when this is feasible.
When seat positioning options are fitted the following should be followed unless necessary for
postural or medical requirements of the occupant.
Seat elevator: fully DOWN i.e. the seat at its lowest
Seat Tilt: Fully DOWN i.e. the seat parallel to the ground
Legrest: Fully DOWN i.e. feet close to the floor, knees bent at 90°
Backrest: Upright i.e. at or close to 90° to the seat
Front Tie Down
Pelvic Belt
attachment
point
Rear Tie Down
Front Tie Down
Rear Tie Down
Pelvic Belt
attachment
point
Figure 9 - X8 Tie Down Locations
There are four wheelchair securement points on an X8; two at the front and two at the rear.
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The tie downs have a rectangular aperture 25mm x 50mm. Any hook or loop of the restraint end
fitting must fit through this hole.
The wheelchair provides for anchoring a pelvic belt restraint that conforms to the requirements
of RESNA WC19 Section 19 and ISO7176-19. The belt anchor points are shown in Figure 9.
The seatbelt is anchored over a 14mm spigot by an M8 (minimum grade 8.8) bolt. The pelvic
belt restraint can be used in conjunction with a vehicle anchored shoulder belt with a standard
lower anchorage connector as a crashworthy three point belt restraint in motor vehicles.
Magic Mobility supply either a 600mm or 700mm compatible crashworthy wheelchair anchored
pelvic belt restraint when WC4;19/ISO7176;19 tie downs are requested. This belt is designed to
accommodate use on either side of the vehicle. The belt is equipped with standard interconnect
hardware to enable attachment of suitably equipped vehicle anchored shoulder belts. See
Figure 10. The free end of the vehicle anchored shoulder belt is installed over the shoulder belt
connection pin.
Shoulder belt connection pin
Shoulder belt connection pin
Figure 10 - The Wheelchair Anchored Pelvic Belt
The pelvic belt should be worn low across the front of the pelvis and in contact with the tops of
the thighs near the thigh-abdominal junctions.
The angle of the pelvic belt restraint should be between 30° to 75° relative to the horizontal and,
ideally between within 45° and 75° to the horizontal, as shown in Figure 11
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Figure 11 – Preferred and optimal zones for angles of pelvic belt restraints
The belt restraint buckle of three point belt restraints must be placed in contact with the
occupant’s body and away from wheelchair components
Upper torso belt restraints should fit directly over, and in contact with, the middle of the
shoulder.
The junction of the shoulder belt and pelvic belt of three point belts should be located near the
hip opposite to the shoulder over which the diagonal belt crosses and not near the midline of the
occupant
Belt restraints should not be routed outside of the wheelchair wheels or over the wheelchair arm
supports and should not be held away from the body by the wheelchair components or parts,
such as the wheelchair armrests or wheels, see Figure 122 and Figure 133.
Figure 122 – Illustration of improper positioning of belt restraints
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Figure 133 – Illustration of proper routing an positioning of belt restraints on the wheelchair
occupant
Belt restraints should be adjusted as snugly as possible, consistent with user comfort. Belt
restraints should not be worn or twisted in a manner that reduces the area of contact of the belt
webbing with the occupant
This wheelchair has the following ratings if WC4-19/ISO7176-19 tie downs are fitted
Ease of proper belt positioning: Excellent
Extent to which proper belt fit is achieved: Excellent
ISO7176-19 states that a mid size adult male weighs between 75 and 136Kgs and the
appropriate ATD (crash test dummy) would weigh approximately 76Kg. This weelchair was
tested with a 76Kg ATD. Occupants with a higher weight are at increased risk during an
accident and a weight over 136Kgs is outside the scope of the testing conducted.
WARNINGS
The wheelchair is designed specifically for forward facing use in motor
vehicles
The wheelchair should only be used in motor vehicles as described in the
wheelchair manufacturer’s instructions
The wheelchair has been dynamically tested in a forward facing mode when
loaded with a crash test dummy restrained with pelvic and shoulder belts.
Both pelvic and upper torso belts designed for use as crashworthy restraints
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in motor vehicles should be used to reduce the risk of serious injuries to
wheelchair occupants
Alterations or substitutions should not be made to the wheelchair or seating
system structural members, or to its parts and components, without
consulting the wheelchair manufacturer
The use of postural pelvic belts attached to the wheelchair base or seat frame
is encouraged during travel, but these belts should be positioned so they
don’t interfere with the proper positioning of crashworthy belt restraints and
should not be relied on for occupant protection in crash situations unless the
postural belt has been designed to comply with, and perform to, requirements
of RESNA WC4, Section 19 and ISO 7176, Section 19
Both pelvic and shoulder belt restraints that comply with RESNA WC4,
Section 19 and ISO 7176, Section 19 should be used to limit occupant
movement in a crash and reduce the likelihood of injury
Belt restraints should be positioned on wheelchair occupants in accordance
with the wheelchair tie down and occupant restraint system and the
manufacturer’s instructions
Whenever possible, auxiliary wheelchair equipment should be removed from
the wheelchair and stored in a cargo area or secured in the vehicle during
transit, or effectively secured to the wheelchair so that it does not break loose
and cause injury to vehicle occupants in a crash
Rigid trays on wheelchairs that are not specifically designed for use during
travel in motor vehicles should be either removed and stored separately in the
vehicle or be secured to the wheelchair so it will not break free in a crash.
Additionally, the tray should be positioned with a gap of at least 75mm(3 in.)
between the tray and the wheelchair occupant’s abdomen and/or chest so as
not to interfere with proper belt restraint use and have energy absorbing
padding placed in the gap between the tray edge and the wheelchair occupant
The wheelchair manufacturer should be consulted for questions about using
the wheelchair for seating in a motor vehicle,
Sufficient forward and rearward clear space should be provided around the
wheelchair occupant as shown in Figure 14.
The forward clear space zone (FCZ) needs to be larger when a shoulder belt
restraint is not used
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Figure 14 Recommended forward and rearward clear zones for wheelchair
seated occupants
Vehicle interior components that cannot be removed from the clear zones of
Figure 14, or that are near the wheelchair occupant space at a level that may
be contacted by a wheelchair occupant’s head during a side impact collision
or a vehicle rollover, should be padded with material that complies to FMVSS
201.
Only spill proof batteries (e.g. gel-cell) should be installed on wheelchairs that
are transported in motor vehicles.
Back supports with adjustable recline angles should not be reclined to more
than 30° to the vertical during vehicle travel unless necessary for the postural
and medical needs of the occupant
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For people who use heavy wheelchairs transportation in larger vehicles is
recommended when the option exists
The wheelchair should be inspected by a manufacturer’s representative before
reuse following involvement in any type of collision
Care should be taken when applying the occupant restraint to position the
seatbelt buckle so that the release button will not be contacted by wheelchair
components during a crash
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Appendix B – Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources
Powered Wheelchairs may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which is
interfering electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted from sources such as radio stations, TV
stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios and cellular phones. The
interference (from radio wave sources) can cause the powered wheelchair to release its brakes,
move by itself, or move in unintended directions. It can also permanently damage the powered
wheelchair’s control system. The intensity of the interfering EM energy can be measured in volts
per meter (V/m). Each powered wheelchair can resist EMI up to a certain intensity. This is called
its “immunity level” The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection. At this time, current
technology is capable of achieving at least a 20 V/m immunity level, which would provide useful
protection from the more common sources of radiated EMI. This powered wheelchair model as
shipped, with no further modification, has an unknown immunity. There are a number of sources
of relatively intense electromagnetic fields in the everyday environment. Some of these sources
are obvious and easy to avoid. Others are not apparent and exposure is unavoidable. However,
we believe that by following the warnings listed below, your risk to EMI will be minimised.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
1) Hand held portable transceivers (transmitters-receivers) with the antenna mounted directly on
the transmitting unit. Examples include: citizens band (CB) radios, “walkie talkie,” security, fire
and police transceivers, cellular telephones, and other personal communication devices.
**NOTE: Some cellular telephones and similar devices transmit signals while they are ON, even
when not being used;
2) Medium-range mobile transceivers, such as those used in police cars, fire trucks, ambulance,
and taxis. These usually have the antenna mounted on the outside of the vehicle; and
3) Long range transmitters and transceivers, such as commercial broadcast transmitters (radio
and TV broadcast antenna towers) and amateur (HAM) radios.
NOTE: Other types of hand-held devices, such as cordless phones, laptop computers, AM/FM
radios, TV sets, CD players, and small appliances such as electric shavers and hair dryers, so
far as we know are not likely to cause EMI problems to your powered wheelchair.
Powered Wheelchair Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to the transmitting
antenna (source), the EM fields from hand-held radio wave sources (transceivers) are of special
concern. It is possible to unintentionally bring high levels of EM energy very close to the
powered wheelchair’s control system while using these devices. This can affect powered
wheelchair movement and braking. Therefore, the warnings listed below are recommended to
prevent possible interference with the control system of the powered wheelchair.
WARNINGS
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from sources such as radio and TV stations, amateur radio
(HAM) transmitters, two way radios and cellular phones can affect powered wheelchairs.
Following the warnings listed below should reduce the chance of unintended brake release or
powered wheelchair movement which could result in serious injury.
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Do not operate hand held transceivers (transmitter-receivers), such as citizens band (CB)
radios, or turn ON personal communication devices, such as cellular phones, while the powered
wheelchair is turned ON.
Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations, and try to avoid coming close to
them.
If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the powered wheelchair OFF as soon as
it is safe to do so.
Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered wheelchair, may
make it more susceptible to EMI (Note: There is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the
overall immunity of the powered wheelchair)
Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the powered wheelchair
manufacturer, and note whether there is a source of EMI nearby.
Important Information
1) 20 volts per meter (V/m) is a generally achievable and useful immunity level against EMI (as
of May 1994) (the higher the level the greater the protection)
2) This product has an unknown immunity.
United States of America (ONLY)
Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a practitioner licensed by
the law of the State in which he/she practices.
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