Quickie 2HP Troubleshooting guide

Quickie 2 Series
Us e r
In s t r u c t i o n
Supplier:
This manual must be given to
the rider of this wheelchair.
Rider:
Before using this wheelchair
read this entire manual and
save for future reference.
Ma n u a l &
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SUNRISE LISTENS
Thank you for choosing a Quickie wheelchair. We want to hear your questions or
comments about this manual, the safety and reliability of your chair, and the service
you receive from your Sunrise supplier. Please feel free to write or call us at the
address and telephone number below:
Sunrise Medical
Customer Service Department
7477 East Dry Creek Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80503
(303) 218-4500 or (800) 333-4000
Be sure to return your warranty card, and let us know if you change your address. This
will allow us to keep you up to date with information about safety, new products and
options to increase your use and enjoyment of this wheelchair. If you lose your warranty card, call or write and we will gladly send you a new one.
FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
Your authorized supplier knows your wheelchair best, and can answer most of your
questions about chair safety, use and maintenance. For future reference, fill in the following:
Supplier: ______________________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone: _____________________________________________________________________________
Serial #: _______________________________________ Date/Purchased: ________________________
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I. INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................
A. Sunrise Listens .................................................................................
II. TABLE OF CONTENTS..............................................................................
III. YOUR CHAIR AND ITS PARTS ..................................................................
IV. NOTICE - READ BEFORE USE ...................................................................
A. Choose the Right Chair & Safety Options ..............................................
B. Review This Manual Often ..................................................................
C. Warnings .........................................................................................
V. GENERAL WARNINGS .............................................................................
A. Weight Limit ....................................................................................
B. Weight Training ................................................................................
C. Getting to Know Your Chair ................................................................
D. To Reduce The Risk of an Accident ......................................................
E. Safety Checklist ................................................................................
F. Changes & Adjustments .....................................................................
G. Environmental Conditions ..................................................................
H. Terrain ............................................................................................
I. Street Use .......................................................................................
J. Motor Vehicle Safety .........................................................................
K. When You Need Help .........................................................................
VI. WARNINGS: FALLS & TIP-OVERS .............................................................
A. Center of Balance .............................................................................
B. Dressing or Changing Clothes .............................................................
C. Wheelies .........................................................................................
D. Obstacles ........................................................................................
E. Reaching or Leaning .........................................................................
F. Moving Backward ..............................................................................
G. Ramps, Slopes & Sidehills ..................................................................
H. Transfers .........................................................................................
I. Curbs & Steps ...................................................................................
J. Stairs ..............................................................................................
K. Escalators ........................................................................................
VII. WARNINGS: FOR SAFE USE .....................................................................
A. Learning To Do A “Wheelie” ...............................................................
B. Descending A Curb or Single Step .......................................................
C. Climbing A Curb or Single Step ...........................................................
D. Climbing Stairs .................................................................................
E. Descending Stairs ..............................................................................
F. Maintenance ....................................................................................
G. Transit Use .......................................................................................
VIII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS .....................................................
A. Anti-Tip Tubes (Optional) ...................................................................
B. Armrests .........................................................................................
C. Cushion & Sling Seats .......................................................................
D. Fasteners ........................................................................................
E. Footrests ..........................................................................................
F. Pneumatic Tires ................................................................................
G. Positioning Belts (Optional) ................................................................
H. Power Drive .....................................................................................
I. Push Handles (Optional) .....................................................................
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J. Quick-Release Axles ..........................................................................
K. Rear Wheels .....................................................................................
L. Rear Wheel Locks ..............................................................................
M. Modified Seat Systems .......................................................................
N. Upholstery Fabric .............................................................................
O. Transit Options..................................................................................
P. Travel Wheels ....................................................................................
CHAIR BASICS ......................................................................................
A.To Mount & Remove Rear Wheels (Optional) ..........................................
SET-UP AND ADJUSTMENTS ....................................................................
A. Wheels ............................................................................................
B. Padded Swing-Away Adjustable Armrest ................................................
C. Flip-Back Armrest (Optional) ...............................................................
D. Adjustable-Locking Flip-up Armrest (Opt. w/depth adjustable back only)...
E. Height Adjustable Armrests (Optional) ..................................................
F. Flip-Back Height-Adjustable Armrests (Optional) ....................................
G. Swing-Away Hangers and Footrests (60º, 70º, 70ºV, or 90º) ....................
H. Articulating Legrest or Elevating Legrest (Optional)................................
I. Fixed Front Footrest (Quickie 2HP Only)................................................
J. Backrest ..........................................................................................
K. Angle Adjustable Backrest...................................................................
L. Fitting the Jay Precision Back .............................................................
M. Seat Sling.........................................................................................
N. Cushion Installation...........................................................................
O. Rear Axles ........................................................................................
P. Wheel Locks......................................................................................
Q. Caster Forks ......................................................................................
R. Casters (Quickie 2) ............................................................................
S. Casters (Quickie 2HP).........................................................................
T. Quick-Release Caster Stems (Optional) ..................................................
U. Anti-Tip Tubes (Optional) ..................................................................
V. Travel Wheels ....................................................................................
W. Folding and Unfolding........................................................................
X. Check-Out.........................................................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING ...............................................................................
MAINTENANCE .....................................................................................
A. Introduction .....................................................................................
B. Maintenance Chart ............................................................................
C. Maintenance Tips...............................................................................
D. Cleaning...........................................................................................
E. Storage Tips......................................................................................
SUNRISE LIMITED WARRANTY ...............................................................
A. For Lifetime .....................................................................................
B. For 2 Years ......................................................................................
C. Limitations ......................................................................................
D. What We Will Do................................................................................
E. What You Must Do ............................................................................
F. Notice to Consumers ..........................................................................
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A. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CHAIR & SAFETY OPTIONS
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Sunrise provides a choice of many wheelchair styles to meet the needs of the wheelchair rider. However, final selection of the type of wheelchair, options and adjustments
rests solely with you and your health care advisor. Choosing the best chair and set-up
for your safety depends on such things as:
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1. Your disability, strength, balance and coordination.
2. The types of hazards you must overcome in daily use (where you live and work,
and other places you are likely to use your chair).
3. The need for options for your safety and comfort (such as anti-tip tubes, positioning belts, or special seating systems).
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Push Handle Backrest Tube
Backrest
Swing-Away Padded Armrest
Pneumatic Tire
Aluminum Handrim
Aluminum Wheel Rim
Spokes
Rear Wheel Hub
Quick-Release Axle
Axle Plate
Rear Frame Component
High Wheel Lock
Swing-Away Latch Release
C. WARNINGS
The word “WARNING” refers to a hazard or unsafe practice that may cause severe injury or
death to you or to other persons. The “Warnings” are in four main sections, as follows:
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Before using this chair you, and each person who may assist you, should read this
entire manual and make sure to follow all instructions. Review the warnings often,
until they are second nature to you.
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Caster Housing Cap
Caster Housing
Seat Cushion
Seat Sling
X-Hinge
Swing-Away Footrest/Front End
Crossbrace
Caster Fork
Caster Wheel
Caster Tire
Flip-Up Composite Footrest
Heel Loop
1. V — GENERAL WARNINGS
Here you will find a safety checklist and a summary of risks you need to be
aware of before you ride this chair.
2. VI — WARNINGS — FALLS & TIP-OVERS
Here you will learn how to avoid a fall or tip-over while you perform daily
activities in your chair.
3. VII — WARNINGS — FOR SAFE USE
Here you will learn about practices for the safe use of your chair
4. VIII — WARNINGS — COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
Here you will learn about the components of your chair and options you can
select for safety. Consult your authorized supplier and your health care advisor
to help you choose the best set-up and options for safe use.
NOTE– Where they apply, you will also find “Warnings” in other sections of this manual. Heed all warnings in this section. If you fail to do so a fall, tip-over or loss
of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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A. WEIGHT LIMIT
NEVER exceed the weight limit of 250 pounds (113.6 kilograms) for the Quickie 2,
Quickie 2HP (or 350 pounds for heavy duty option), for combined weight of rider and
items carried. If you do exceed the limit, damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss
of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others. (The Heavy Duty
includes: Tri Cross Brace, Stabilizer and Reinforced Upholstery.)
B. WEIGHT TRAINING
NEVER use this chair for weight training if total weight (rider plus equipment) exceeds
250 pounds for Quickie 2 or Quickie 2HP (or 350 pounds for heavy duty option). If you
do exceed the limit, damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur
and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
C. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHAIR
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E. SAFETY CHECKLIST
Before Each Use Of Your Chair:
1. Make sure the chair rolls easily and that all parts work smoothly. Check for noise,
vibration, or a change in ease of use. (They may indicate low tire pressure, loose
fasteners, or damage to your chair).
2. Repair any problem. Your authorized supplier can help you find and correct the
problem.
3. Check to see that both quick-release rear axles are locked. When locked, the axle
button will “pop out” fully. If not locked, the wheel may come off and cause you
to fall.
4. If your chair has anti-tip tubes, lock them in place.
NOTE– See “Anti-Tip Tubes” (Section VIII) for times you should not use them.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
F. CHANGES & ADJUSTMENTS
Every wheelchair is different. Take the time to learn the feel of this chair before you
begin riding. Start slowly, with easy, smooth strokes. If you are used to a different
chair, you may use too much force and tip over. If you use too much force, damage to
your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the
rider or others.
D. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF AN ACCIDENT
1. BEFORE riding, you should be trained in the safe use of this chair by your health
care advisor.
2. Practice bending, reaching and transfers until you know the limit of your ability.
Have someone help you until you know what can cause a fall or tip-over and
how to avoid doing so.
3. Be aware that you must develop your own methods for safe use best suited to
your level of function and ability.
4. NEVER try a new maneuver on your own until you are sure you can do it safely.
5. Get to know the areas where you plan to use your chair. Look for hazards and
learn how to avoid them.
6. Use anti-tip tubes unless you are a skilled rider of this chair and are sure you
are not at risk to tip over.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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1. If you modify or adjust this chair, it may increase the risk of a tip-over.
2. Consult your authorized supplier BEFORE you modify or adjust your chair.
3. We recommend that you use anti-tip tubes until you adapt to the change and
are sure you are not at risk to tip over.
4. Unauthorized modifications or use of parts not supplied or approved by Sunrise
may change the chair structure. This will void the warranty and may cause a
safety hazard.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
G. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
1. Use extra care if you must ride your chair on a wet or slick surface. If you are in
doubt, ask for help.
2. Contact with water or excess moisture may cause your chair to rust or corrode.
This could cause your chair to fail.
a. Do not use your chair in a shower, pool or other body of water. The chair
tubing and parts are not water-tight and may rust or corrode from the inside.
b. Avoid excess moisture (for example, do not leave your chair in a damp bathroom while taking a shower).
c. Dry your chair as soon as you can if it gets wet, or if you use water to clean it.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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H. TERRAIN
1. Your chair is designed for use on firm, even surfaces such as concrete,asphalt
and indoor floors and carpeting.
2. Do not operate your chair in sand, loose soil or over rough terrain.
This may damage wheels or axles or loosen fasteners of your chair.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
I. STREET USE
In most states, wheelchairs are not legal for use on public roads. Be alert to the danger of motor vehicles on roads or in parking lots.
1. At night, or when lighting is poor, use reflective tape on your chair and clothing.
2. Due to your low position, it may be hard for drivers to see you. Make eye
contact with drivers before you go forward. When in doubt, yield until you are
sure it is safe.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
J. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
Identify whether your chair has been manufactured with the Transit Option installed.
If your chair is NOT equipped with the Transit Option:
1. NEVER let anyone sit in this chair while in a moving vehicle.
a. ALWAYS move the rider to an approved vehicle seat.
b. ALWAYS secure the rider with proper motor vehicle restraints.
2. In an accident or sudden stop the rider may be thrown from the chair.
Wheelchair seat belts will not prevent this, and further injury may result from
the belts or straps.
3. NEVER transport this chair in the front seat of a vehicle. It may shift and interfere with the driver.
4. ALWAYS secure this chair so that it cannot roll or shift.
5. Do not use any chair that has been involved in a motor vehicle accident.
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K. WHEN YOU NEED HELP
For The Rider:
Make sure that each person who helps you reads and follows all warnings and instructions that apply.
For Attendants:
1. Work with the rider’s doctor, nurse or therapist to learn safe methods best suited
to your abilities and those of the rider.
2. Tell the rider what you plan to do, and explain what you expect the rider to do.
This will put the rider at ease and reduce the risk of an accident.
3. Make sure the chair has push handles. They provide secure points for you to hold
the rear of the chair to prevent a fall or tip-over. Check to make sure push handle grips will not rotate or slip off.
4. To prevent injury to your back, use good posture and proper body mechanics.
When you lift or support the rider or tilt the chair, bend your knees slightly and
keep your back as upright and straight as you can.
5. Remind the rider to lean back when you tilt the chair backward.
6. When you descend a curb or single step, slowly lower the chair in one easy
movement. Do not let the chair drop the last few inches to the ground. This may
damage the chair or injure the rider.
7. To avoid tripping, unlock and rotate anti-tip tubes up, out of the way.
8. ALWAYS lock the rear wheels and lock anti-tip tubes in place if you must leave
the rider alone, even for a moment. This will reduce the risk of a tip-over or loss
of control of the chair.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
If your chair is equipped with the Transit Option:
See section VII. Warnings: For Safe Use, Part G. Transit Option.
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A. CENTER OF BALANCE
C. WHEELIES
The point where this chair will tip forward, back or to the side depends on its center
of balance and stability. How your chair is set up, the options you select and the
changes you make may affect the risk of a fall or tip-over.
1. The Most Important Adjustment Is:
The position of the rear wheels. The more you move the rear wheels forward,
the more likely your chair will tip over backward.
2. The Center Of Balance Is Also Affected By:
a. A change in the set-up of your chair, including:
• The distance between the rear wheels.
• The amount of rear wheel camber.
• The seat height and seat angle.
• Backrest angle.
b. A change in your body position, posture or weight distribution.
c. Riding your chair on a ramp or slope.
d. The use of a back pack or other options and the amount of added weight.
3. To Reduce The Risk Of An Accident:
a. Consult your doctor, nurse or therapist to find out what axle and caster
position is best for you.
b. Consult your authorized supplier BEFORE you modify or adjust this chair.
Be aware that you may need to make other changes to correct the center
of balance.
c. Have someone help you until you know the balance points of your chair and
how to avoid a tip-over.
d. Use anti-tip tubes.
Doing a “wheelie” means: balancing on the rear wheels of your chair, while the front
casters are in the air. It is dangerous to do a “wheelie” as a fall or tip-over may occur.
However, if you do it safely, a “wheelie” can help you overcome curbs and obstacles.
1. Consult your doctor, nurse or therapist to find out if you are a good candidate to
learn to do a “wheelie.”
2. Do not attempt a “wheelie” UNLESS you are a skilled rider of this chair,
or you have help.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
B. DRESSING OR CHANGING CLOTHES
Your weight may shift if you dress or change clothes while seated in this chair.
To reduce the risk of a fall or tip-over:
1. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible.
This makes the chair more stable.
2. Lock anti-tip tubes in place. (If your chair does not have anti-tip tubes, back it
up against a wall and lock both rear wheels).
NOTE– See steps to learn to do a “wheelie.”
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
D. OBSTACLES
Obstacles and road hazards (such as potholes and broken pavement) can damage your
chair and may cause a fall, tip-over or loss of control.
To avoid these risks:
1. Keep a lookout for danger – scan the area well ahead of your chair as you ride.
2. Make sure the floor areas where you live and work are level and free of obstacles.
3. Remove or cover threshold strips between rooms.
4. Install a ramp at entry or exit doors. Make sure there is not a drop off at the
bottom of the ramp.
5. To Help Correct Your Center Of Balance:
a. Lean your upper body FORWARD slightly as you go UP over an obstacle.
b. Press your upper body BACKWARD as you go DOWN from a higher to a lower
level.
6. If your chair has anti-tip tubes, lock them in place before you go UP over an
obstacle.
7. Keep both of your hands on the handrims as you go over an obstacle.
8. Never push or pull on an object (such as furniture or a doorjamb) to propel
your chair.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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E. REACHING OR LEANING
F. MOVING BACKWARD
If you reach or lean it will affect the center of balance of your chair. This may cause
you to fall or tip over. When in doubt, ask for help or use a device to extend your
reach.
1. NEVER reach or lean if you must shift your weight sideways or rise up off the seat.
2. NEVER reach or lean if you must move forward in your seat to do so. Always
keep your buttocks in contact with the backrest.
3. NEVER reach with both hands (you may not be able to catch yourself to prevent
a fall if the chair tips).
4. NEVER reach or lean to the rear unless your chair has anti-tip tubes locked in
place.
5. DO NOT reach or lean over the top of the seat back. This may damage one or
both backrest tubes and cause you to fall.
6. If You Must Reach Or Lean:
a. Do not lock the rear wheels. This creates a tip point and makes a fall or tipover more likely.
b. Do not put pressure on the footrests.
Use extra care when you move your chair backward. Your chair is most stable when you
propel yourself forward. You may lose control or tip over if one of the rear wheels hits
an object and stops rolling.
1. Propel your chair slowly and smoothly.
2. If your chair has anti-tip tubes, make sure to lock them in place.
3. Stop often and check to be sure your path is clear.
NOTE– Leaning forward puts pressure on the footrests and may cause the chair to tip
if you lean too far.
c. Move your chair as close as you can to the object you wish to reach.
d. Do not try to pick up an object from the floor by reaching down between
your knees. You are less likely to tip if you reach to the side of your chair.
e. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible. This makes
the chair more stable.
NOTE– To do this: Move your chair past the object you want to reach, then back up
alongside it. Backing up will rotate the casters forward.
f. Firmly grasp a rear wheel or an armrest with one hand. This will help
to prevent a fall if the chair tips.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
G. RAMPS, SLOPES & SIDEHILLS
Riding on a slope, which includes a ramp or sidehill, will change the center of
balance of your chair. Your chair is less stable when it is at an angle. Anti-tip tubes
may not prevent a fall or tip-over.
1. Do not use your chair on a slope steeper than 10%. (A 10% slope means: one
foot in elevation for every ten feet of slope length.)
2. Always go as straight up and as straight down as you can. (Do not “cut the corner” on a slope or ramp.)
3. Do not turn or change direction on a slope.
4. Always stay in the CENTER of the ramp. Make sure ramp is wide enough that you
are not at risk that a wheel may fall over the edge.
5. Do not stop on a steep slope. If you stop, you may lose control of your chair.
6. NEVER use rear wheel locks to try to slow or stop your chair. This is likely to
cause your chair to veer out of control.
7. Beware Of:
a. Wet or slippery surfaces.
b. A change in grade on a slope (or a lip, bump or depression). These may
cause a fall or tip-over.
c. A drop-off at the bottom of a slope. A drop-off as small as 3/4 inch can stop
a front caster and cause the chair to tip forward.
8. To Reduce The Risk Of A Fall Or Tip-Over:
a. Lean or press your body UPHILL. This will help adjust for the change in the
center of balance caused by the slope or sidehill.
b. Keep pressure on the handrims to control your speed on a down slope.
If you go too fast you may lose control.
c. Ask for help any time you are in doubt.
9. Ramps At Home & Work– For your safety, ramps at home and work must meet all
legal requirements for your area. We recommend:
a. Width. At least four feet wide.
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b. Guardrails. To reduce the risk of a fall, sides of ramp must have guardrails (or
raised borders at least three inches high).
c. Slope. Not more than a 10% grade.
d. Surface. Flat and even, with a thin carpet or other non-skid material.
(Make sure there is no lip, bump or depression.)
e. Bracing. Ramp must be STURDY. You may need bracing so ramp does not
“bow” when you ride on it.
f. Avoid A Drop Off. You may need a section at the top or bottom to smooth
out the transition.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
H. TRANSFER
It is dangerous to transfer on your own. It requires good balance and agility. Be aware
that there is a point during every transfer when the wheelchair seat is not below you.
To avoid a fall:
1. Work with your health care advisor to learn safe methods.
a. Learn how to position your body and how to support yourself during a transfer.
b. Have someone help you until you know how to do a safe transfer on your own.
2. Lock the rear wheels before you transfer. This keeps the rear wheels from rolling.
NOTE– This will NOT keep your chair from sliding away from you or tipping.
3. Make sure to keep pneumatic tires properly inflated. Low tire pressure may allow
the rear wheel locks to slip.
4. Move your chair as close as you can to the seat you are transferring to.
If possible, use a transfer board.
5. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible.
6. If you can, remove or swing footrests out of the way.
a. Make sure your feet do not catch in the space between the footrests.
b. Avoid putting weight on the footrests as this may cause the chair to tip.
7. Make sure armrests are out of the way and do not interfere.
8. Transfer as far back onto the seat surface as you can. This will reduce the risk
that the chair will tip or move away from you.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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I. CURBS & STEPS
1. Each person who helps you should read and follow the warnings “For Safe Use”
(Section VII).
2. Do not try to climb or descend a curb or step alone UNLESS you are a skilled
rider of this chair and:
a. You can safely do a “wheelie”; and
b. You are sure you have the strength and balance to do so.
3. Unlock and rotate anti-tip tubes up, out of the way, so they do not interfere.
4. Do not try to climb a high curb or step (more than 4 inches high) UNLESS you
have help. Doing so may cause your chair to exceed its balance point and tip over.
5. Go straight up and straight down a curb or step. If you climb or descend at an
angle, a fall or tip-over is likely.
6. Be aware that the impact of dropping down from a curb or step can damage your
chair or loosen fasteners.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
J. STAIRS
1. NEVER use this chair on stairs UNLESS you have someone to help you. Doing so
is likely to cause a fall or tip-over.
2. Persons who help you should read and follow the warnings “For Attendants” and
“For Safe Use” (Section VII).
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
K. ESCALATORS
NEVER use this chair on an escalator, even with an attendant. If you do, a fall or tipover is likely.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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C. CLIMBING A CURB OR SINGLE STEP
Before you assist a rider, be sure to read the warnings “For Attendants” and
follow all instructions that apply. Be aware that you will need to learn safe
methods best suited to your abilities.
A. LEARNING TO DO A “WHEELIE”
Follow these steps to help the rider learn to do a “wheelie”:
1. Read and follow the warnings for “WHEELIES.”
2. Stand at the rear of the chair. You must be able to move with the chair to
prevent a tip-over.
3. Keep your hands BENEATH the push handles, ready to catch the rider if the chair
tips back.
4. When you are ready, have the rider place his or her hands on the forward part of
the handrims.
5. Have the rider make a quick BACKWARD movement of the rear wheels, quickly
followed by a hard FORWARD thrust. (This will tilt the chair up on the balance
point of the rear wheels.)
6. Have the rider make small movements of the handrims to stay in balance.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
B. DESCENDING A CURB OR SINGLE STEP
Follow these steps to help a rider descend a curb or single step going BACKWARD:
1. Stay at the rear of the chair.
2. Several feet before your reach the edge of the curb or step, turn the chair
around and pull it backward.
3. While looking over your shoulder, carefully step back until you are off the curb
or stair and standing on the lower level.
4. Pull the chair toward you until the rear wheels reach the edge of the curb or
step. Then allow the rear wheels to slowly roll down onto the lower level.
5. When the rear wheels are safely on the lower level, tilt the chair back to its balance point. This will lift the front casters off the curb or step.
6. Keep the chair in balance and take small steps backward. Turn the chair around
and gently lower front casters to the ground.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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Follow these steps to help the rider climb a curb or single step going FORWARD:
1. Stay behind the chair.
2. Face the curb and tilt the chair up on the rear wheels so that the front casters
clear the curb or step.
3. Move forward, placing the front casters on the upper level as soon as you are
sure they are past the edge.
4. Continue forward until the rear wheels contact the face of the curb or step. Lift
and roll the rear wheels to the upper level.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
D. CLIMBING STAIRS
1. Use at least two attendants to move a chair and rider up stairs.
2. Move the chair and rider BACKWARD up the stairs.
3. The person at the rear is in control. He or she tilts the chair back to its
balance point.
4. A second attendant at the front firmly grasps a non-detachable part of the front
frame and lifts the chair up and over one stair at a time.
5. The attendants move to the next stair up. Repeat for each stair, until you reach
the landing.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
E. DESCENDING STAIRS
1. Use at least two attendants to move a chair and rider down stairs.
2. Move the chair and rider FORWARD down the stairs.
3. The person at the rear is in control. He or she tilts the chair to the balance
point of the rear wheels and rolls it to the edge of the top step.
4. A second attendant stands on the third step from the top and grasps the chair
frame. He or she lowers the chair one step at a time by letting the rear wheels
roll over the stair edge.
5. The attendants move to the next stair down. Repeat for each stair, until you
reach the landing.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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F. MAINTENANCE
G. TRANSIT USE
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your
chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and
cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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Anti-tip tubes can help keep your chair from tipping over backward in most
normal conditions.
1. Sunrise Recommends Use Of Anti-Tip Tubes:
a. UNLESS you are a skilled rider of this chair and are sure you are not at risk
to tip over.
b. Each time you modify or adjust your chair. The change may make it easier to
tip backward. Use anti-tip tubes until you adapt to the change and are sure
you are not at risk to tip over.
2. When locked in place (in the “down” position) anti-tip tubes should be BETWEEN
1 1/2 to 2 inches off the ground.
a. If set too HIGH, they may not prevent a tip-over.
b. If set too LOW, they may “hang up” on obstacles you can expect in normal
use. If this occurs, you may fall or your chair may tip over.
3. Keep Anti-Tip Tubes Locked In Place UNLESS:
a. You have an attendant; or
b. You have to climb or descend a curb or overcome an obstacle and can safely
do so without them. At these times, make sure anti-tip tubes are up, out of
the way.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your
chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and
cause severe injury or death to the rider or others. For
additional maintenance information see Section XII:
Maintenance.
NOTE– To obtain a copy of SAE J2249 Wheelchair
Tiedown and Occupant Restraint Systems for
Use in Motor Vehicles, please contact: SAE
International, 400 Commonwealth Drive,
Warrendale, PA 15096 • (412) 776-4970.
Wa r n i n g s :
A. ANTI-TIP TUBES (OPTIONAL)
1. Inspect and maintain this chair strictly per
Maintenance Chart in Section XII.
2. If you detect a problem, make sure to service or
repair the chair before use.
3. At least once a year, have a complete inspection,
safety check and service of your chair made by
an authorized supplier.
1. If possible and feasible, the rider should transfer
to the Original Equipment Manufacturer vehicle
seat and use the vehicle restraint.
2. If the wheelchair is used for transport, it must
be used in a forward-facing seating position.
3. The rider must not weigh more than 250 lbs.
4. The figures to the right show the locations of the
wheelchair securement points.
5. Use only with Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant
Restraint Systems (WTORS) that have been
installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions and SAE J2249.
6. Attach WTORS to securement points in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and
SAE J2249.
7. Attach occupant restraints in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions and SAE J2249.
VIII.
Front
securement
point in
forward
position
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
Front
securement
point in
trailing
position
B. ARMRESTS
Armrests detach and will not bear the weight of this chair.
1. NEVER lift this chair by its armrests. They may come loose or break.
2. Lift this chair only by non-detachable parts of the main frame.
Rear
securement
point
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
C. CUSHIONS & SLING SEATS
1. Quickie sling seats and standard foam cushions are not designed for the relief
of pressure.
2. If you suffer from pressure sores or if you are at risk that they will occur, you may
need a special seat system or a device to control your posture. Consult your doctor, nurse or therapist to find out if you need such a device for your well-being.
3. Seat slings are not intended to be used as a direct seating surface. A cushion or
other seating surface should be placed on the sling before use.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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D. FASTENERS
G. POSITIONING BELTS (OPTIONAL)
Many of the screws, bolts and nuts on this chair are special high-strength fasteners.
Use of improper fasteners may cause your chair to fail.
1. ONLY use fasteners provided by an authorized supplier (or ones of the same type
and strength, as indicated by the markings on the heads).
2. Over- or under-tightened fasteners may fail or cause damage to chair parts.
3. If bolts or screws become loose, tighten them as soon as you can.
Use positioning belts ONLY to help support the rider’s posture. Improper use of these
belts may cause severe injury to or death of the rider.
1. Make sure the rider does not slide down in the wheelchair seat. If this occurs,
the rider may suffer chest compression or suffocate due to pressure from the
belts.
2. The belts must be snug, but must not be so tight that they interfere with
breathing. You should be able to slide your open hand, flat, between the belt
and the rider.
3. A pelvic wedge or a similar device can help keep the rider from sliding down in
the seat. Consult with the rider’s doctor, nurse or therapist to find out if the
rider needs such a device.
4. Use positioning belts only with a rider who can cooperate. Make sure the rider
can easily remove the belts in an emergency.
5. NEVER Use Positioning Belts:
a. As a patient restraint. A restraint requires a doctor’s order.
b. On a rider who is comatose or agitated.
c. As a motor vehicle restraint. In an accident or sudden stop the rider may be
thrown from the chair. Wheelchair seat belts will not prevent this, and further injury may result from the belts or straps.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
E. FOOTRESTS
1. At the lowest point, footrests should be AT LEAST 2 1/2 INCHES off the ground.
If set too LOW, they may “hang up” on obstacles you can expect to find in normal use. This may cause the chair to stop suddenly and tip forward.
2. To Avoid A Trip Or Fall When You Transfer:
a. Make sure your feet do not “hang up” or get caught in the space between
the footrests.
b. Avoid putting weight on the footrests, as the chair may tip forward.
3. NEVER lift this chair by the footrests. Footrests detach and will not bear the
weight of this chair. Lift this chair only by non-detachable parts of the main
frame.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
F. PNEUMATIC TIRES
Proper inflation extends the life of your tires and makes your chair easier to use.
1. Do not use this chair if any of the tires are under- or over-inflated. Check weekly
for proper inflation level, as listed on the tire sidewall.
2. Low pressure in a rear tire may cause the wheel lock on that side to slip and
allow the wheel to turn when you do not expect it.
3. Low pressure in any of the tires may cause the chair to veer to one side and
result in a loss of control.
4. Over-inflated tires may burst.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
H. POWER DRIVE
Do not install a power drive on any Quickie wheelchair. If you do:
1. It will affect the center of balance of your chair and may cause a fall or tip-over.
2. It will alter the frame and void the warranty.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
I. PUSH HANDLES (OPTIONAL)
When you have an attendant, make sure that this chair has push handles.
1. Push handles provide secure points for an attendant to hold the rear of this
chair, to prevent a fall or tip-over. Make sure to use push handles when you have
an attendant.
2. Check to make sure push handle grips will not rotate or slip off.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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J. QUICK-RELEASE AXLES
M. MODIFIED SEAT SYSTEMS
1. Do not use this chair UNLESS you are sure that both quick-release rear axles are
locked. An unlocked axle may come off during use and cause a fall.
2. An axle is not locked until the quick-release button pops out fully. An unlocked
axle may come off during use, resulting in a fall, tip-over or loss of control and
cause severe injury to the rider or others.
•Quick-Release Axles should be inspected for function and any signs of wear or
bending. Replace as necessary.
•Routinely Inspect. Replace if worn or bent.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
Use of a seat system not approved by Sunrise may alter the center of balance of this
chair. This may cause the chair to tip over.
1. Do not change the seat system of your chair UNLESS you consult your authorized
supplier first.
2. Use of a seat system not approved by Sunrise may affect the folding mechanism
of this chair.
3. Use of a seating system not provided by Sunrise is prohibited for transit use.
K. REAR WHEELS
A change in set-up of the rear wheels will affect the center of balance of your chair.
1. The farther you move the rear axles FORWARD, the more likely it is that your
chair will tip over backward.
2. Consult your doctor, nurse or therapist to find the best rear axle set-up for your
chair. Do not change the set-up UNLESS you are sure you are not at risk to tip over.
3. Adjust the rear wheel locks after you make any change to the rear axles.
a. If you fail to do so, the locks may not work.
b. Make sure lock arms embed in tires at least 1/8 inch when locked.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
L. REAR WHEEL LOCKS
Rear wheel locks are NOT designed to slow or stop a moving wheelchair. Use them only
to keep the rear wheels from rolling when your chair is at a complete stop.
1. NEVER use rear wheel locks to try to slow or stop your chair when it is moving.
Doing so may cause you to veer out of control.
2. To keep the rear wheels from rolling, always set both rear wheel locks when you
transfer to or from your chair.
3. Low pressure in a rear tire may cause the wheel lock on that side to slip and
may allow the wheel to turn when you do not expect it.
4. Make sure lock arms embed in tires at least 1/8 inch when locked. If you fail to
do so, the locks may not work.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
N. UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
1. Replace worn or torn fabric of seat and seat back as soon as you can. If you fail
to do so, the seat or seat back may fail.
2. Sling fabric will weaken with age and use. Look for fraying, thin spots, or
stretching of fabrics especially at edges and seams.
3. “Dropping down” into your chair will weaken fabric and result in the need to
inspect and replace the seat more often.
4. Be aware that laundering or excess moisture will reduce flame retardation of the
fabric.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
O. TRANSIT OPTION
1. Use only Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS) which
meet the requirements of SAE J2249 Recommended Practice - Wheelchair
Tiedown and Occupant Restraint Systems For Use in Motor Vehicles. Do not use
WTORS designed to rely on the wheelchair structure to transfer occupant
restraint loads to the vehicle.
2. The wheelchair has been dynamically tested in a forward-facing mode for a 48km/h frontal impact test. The wheelchair must be forward-facing during transport.
3. In order to reduce the potential of injury to vehicle occupants, wheelchairmounted accessories, such as trays and respiratory equipment, should be
removed and secured separately.
4. Postural supports and positioning devices should not be relied on for occupant
restraint.
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5. Do not alter or substitute wheelchair frame parts, components or seating.
6. Sudden stops or impacts can structurally damage your chair. Chairs involved in
such incidents should be replaced.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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A. TO MOUNT & REMOVE REAR WHEELS (OPTIONAL)
Do not use this chair UNLESS you are sure both quick-release axles are
locked. An unlocked axle may come off during use and cause a fall.
NOTE– Axle is not locked until:
P. TRAVEL WHEELS
•
•
•
Do not exceed 250 lb total weight.
Intermittent use only
May decrease rearward stability.
a. The quick-release button pops out fully. (Fig. 1)
b. The ball bearings are fully visible on the
outside of the sleeve.
1. To Install Wheel (Figs. 1 & 2):
a. Depress quick-release button (1) fully. This will
release tension on ball bearings at other end.
b. Insert axle through hub of rear wheel.
c. Keep pressure on button (1) as you slide axle
1. Quick-Release Button
(2) into axle sleeve (3).
Figure 1
d. Release button to lock axle in sleeve. Adjust
axle if it does not lock.
3. Axle Sleeve
e. Repeat steps on other side.
2. To Remove Wheel:
a. Depress quick-release button (1) fully.
b. Remove wheel by sliding axle (2) out of axle
sleeve (3).
c. Repeat steps on other side.
2. Axle
Figure 2
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A. WHEELS
1. Installation
a. Depress the quick-release button on the
axle.(Fig. 1)
b. Slide through wheel hub and into axle sleeve
until it locks.
c. The axle is not secured until the outside quickrelease button pops out to its fully extended
position.
d. The ball bearing on the opposite end of the axle
must be fully visible beyond the end of the axle
sleeve.
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Outside
Button
Figure 1
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1. Installation
a. Slide the outer armpost into the receiver mounted to the wheelchair frame.
b. The armrest will automatically lock into place.
2. Height Adjustment
a. Rotate release lever to second stop.
b. Slide armrest pad up or down to desired height.
c. Return lever to locked position against armpost.
d. Push arm pad until upper armpost locks firmly
into place.
3. Removing Armrest
a. Rotate release lever to first stop and remove the
armrest.
4. Replacing Armrest
a. Slide armrest back into receiver.
b. Return release lever to locked position
against armpost.
5. Adjusting Armrest Receiver Fit
To tighten or loosen the fit of the outer armpost in the
receiver:
a. Loosen the four bolts on the sides of the receiver.
b. With the armrest in the receiver, squeeze the
receiver to achieve the desired fit.
c. Tighten the four bolts.
6. Adjusting Inner Armpost Fit
a. Two set screws are installed in the outer armpost.
b. Turn the set screws in or out until the desired fit
is achieved.
Figure 2
C. FLIP-BACK ARMRESTS (FIG. 3) (OPTIONAL)
1. Flipping Armrests Back
To flip armrests back, depress the release latch and
pull arm toward back of wheelchair.
D. ADJUSTABLE-LOCKING FLIP-UP ARMRESTS
(FIG. 4) (OPTIONAL WITH DEPTH-ADJUSTABLE
BACK ONLY)
1. Adjustment
a. Loosen clamp bolts.
b. Move clamp up or down backrest posts to desired
position.
c. Tighten bolts.
2. Angle-Adjustment
a. Loosen bolt.
b. Set armrest at desired angle using preset holes
in armrest angle plate (A).
c. Tighten bolt.
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E. HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS (OPTIONAL)
Inside
Button
B. PADDED SWING-AWAY ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS
(FIG. 2)
1. Installation
Slide armrest into receiver tube on rear of frame.
2. Swinging Away
Lift armrest out of locked position and
rotate to the side.
3. Removing Armrest
Pull armrest straight out of receiver.
X.
F. FLIP-BACK HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS
(OPTIONAL)
Figure 3
A
Flip-back height adjustable armrests are installed at
Sunrise.
1. Height Adjustment
a. Release the upper securing lever.
b. Slide armpad up or down to desired height.
c. Return lever to locked position.
4
3
8
5
10
2
7
9
6
1
Height-Adjustable
Armrest Key
1. Outer armpost
2. Standard receiver
3. Release lever
4. Armrest pad
5. Transfer bar
6. Side panel
7. Outer armpost tension
adjustment set screws
8. Inner armpost
9. Receiver adjustment bolts
10.Release Lever
1
2
4
6
3
5
Flip-Back Height-Adjustable
Armrest Key
1. Armrest Pad
2. Upper Securing Lever
3. Release Latch
4. Armrest Panel
5. Rear Receiver
6. Armrest Release Pin
Figure 4
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2. Flipping Armrest Back and Removing Armrest
a. Depress the release latch and pull arm toward
back of wheelchair.
b. To remove, pull up on armrest. Pin securing armrest will automatically release.
c. To return armrest to operating position, push
armpad down until it locks firmly into place.
G. SWING-AWAY HANGERS AND FOOTRESTS
(60º, 70º, 70ºV OR 90º)
1. Installation (Fig. 5)
a. Place swing-away pivot saddle into the receiver
on front frame tube with the footrest facing outward from the frame. (Fig. 5-A)
b. Rotate the footrest inward until it locks into
place on locking bolt. (Fig. 5-B)
2. Removal
a. To remove footrest, push release latch toward the
frame.
b. Rotate footrest outward and lift.
3. Height Adjustment (Fig. 6)
a. Loosen set screws.
b. Slide footrest extension up or down inside frame
tube to desired height.
c. Tighten set screws.
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c. Slide footrest tube into front frame tube to
desired height.
d. Line up holes and replace the bolt on the outside
through frame, footrest and insert.
e. Follow same procedure on opposite side.
f. Align footrests to desired inward/outward rotational position and tighten firmly.
A
J. BACKREST
B
1. Height Adjustment (Fig. 10)
a. Remove the backrest upholstery from the frame.
b. You will see the backrest tube which telescopes
into the frame and is secured by a screw on the
side of the frame.
c. There are holes 1 inch apart that you may choose
from to set the back height.
d. Remove the two backrest bolts from the rear
frame tubes.
e. After selecting the proper height, insert bolt
through frame and backrest tube.
f. Slide the backrest upholstery back over both
backrest tubes.
g. Attach upholstery tab to bolt and tighten nut
and bolt assembly.
h. Insert nylon tie through upholstery grommets.
Tighten and cut off excess nylon tie.
Figure 5
Figure 6
H. ARTICULATING LEGREST OR ELEVATING LEGREST
(Fig. 7 & 8) (optional)
1. Installation
To install or remove articulating legrest (ALR) or
elevating legrest (ELR) see instructions for
swing-away hangers and footrests.
2. Adjustment
a. To raise legrest, lift to desired position. Legrest
will automatically lock in place.
b. To lower, while seated in chair, press release
lever forward and lower legrest to desired position. Legrest will automatically lock in place.
X.
Figure 9
Figure 10
K. ANGLE ADJUSTABLE BACKREST (OPTIONAL)
1. Angle Adjustment (Fig. 11)
a. Loosen button head screws until the eccentric
offset washer moves freely.
b.Adjust backrest to desired angle, aligning eccentric offset washer in slot.
c. Tighten button head screws.
d. Repeat for opposite side.
2. Pivot Point Height Adjustment (Fig. 12)
a. Remove button head screw from the frame.
b. Adjust backrest to obtain desired pivot point
height.
c. Replace and tighten button head screw.
d. Repeat for opposite side.
Articulating
Legrest
Figure 7
I. FIXED FRONT FOOTRESTS (QUICKIE 2HP ONLY)
1. Adjustment (Fig. 9)
a. Remove mounting bolts on the top of each
extension tube.
b. Make sure the inserts remain in place.
Elevating
Legrest
pivot point
Figure 11
Figure 12
Figure 8
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e. If adjusted too low, the lateral supports may
interfere with the cross brace when folding the
chair.
f. These adjustments may be done with the user
sitting in the chair.
3. Backrest Height Adjustment (Fig. 13)
a. Remove button head screw.
b. Adjust back tube to desired height.
c. Replace and tighten button head screw.
d. Repeat for opposite side.
L. FITTING THE JAY PRECISION BACK
M. SEAT SLING
The Jay Precision Back is a tension adjustable back
that includes lateral support hardware. It is designed
to follow the contour of the back of the end user and
provide beneficial lateral trunk control.
The seat sling can be adjusted through the use of hook
and loop material beneath the seat. Seat sling also
includes a folding strap on the seat to assist in folding
the chair. (Fig. 16)
1. Contour Adjustment (Fig. 14)
a. To modify the contour of the Jay Precision Back:
Pull the Tensioning Straps (A) inward to increase
the tension and lift the tab of the Tension Lock
Buckle to release it.
b. To adjust the Jay Precision Back to conform with
the user’s anatomy, release tension on all straps
then adjust them proceeding from the base of
the back upholstery moving up.
c. These adjustments should be done with the user
sitting in the chair.
2. Lateral Supports Location Setting (Fig. 15)
a. Remove the lateral covers (B). Leave the lateral
support foam pads on.
b. To move the lateral supports up or down loosen
the screws (C) and slide them vertically until
desired location is obtained, tighten the screws
(C) to secure the lateral supports.
c. Should more adjustment be required, two more
openings are available on the back cane envelopes
to allow for height adjustment of the hardware
itself. To relocate the hardware loosen the screws
(D) of the clamp until it can be taken off the
cane. Move the clamp and hardware up or down as
needed and tighten the screws (D) firmly.
d. The lateral supports have 2 inches of adjustment
range towards the inside from the external plane
of the back canes. To do so loosen the screws of
the clamp, set the adjustment and tighten them
back down.
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Figure 13
NOTE– The seat sling folding strap is not intended as a
carrying strap.
A
Figure 14
1. Adjustment (Fig. 16)
a. Remove screw from each seat rail end cap at the
front of the chair.
b. Slide the seat sling and plastic retaining rods
from the channels in the seat rails.
c. Readjust hook and loop material to obtain the
desired tension in the seat sling.
d. Reinsert the seat sling and plastic retaining rods
into the channels in the seat rails.
e. Replace the end caps and corresponding screws.
N. CUSHION INSTALLATION
D
C
Figure 16
a. Place cushion on seat sling with hook material
side down. The beveled edge of the cushion
should be in front.
b. Press firmly into place.
O. REAR AXLES
B
Figure 15
The most important adjustment on your Quickie wheelchair is the position of the rear axle. The center of
gravity, wheel camber and wheelbase are all determined by the axle adjustment.
Use a torque setting of 100 in.-lbs. when adjusting
rear axle.
NOTE– If adjustment pushes too far inward it will prevent the chair from folding completely.
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Set-Up
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Adjustments
1. Center of Gravity (Fig. 17)
5. Rear Wheel Axle Adjustment (Fig. 21)
Moving the center of gravity to the front will lighten
the force required to turn the chair. The further back
the axle, the more stable the chair becomes.
Tight axle sleeves should be maintained for proper performance of the wheelchair.
a. To adjust the axle you will need a 3/4" wrench
to turn the outside axle nuts.
b. You will also need a 1/2" wrench to lodge the
ball bearings, on the opposite end of the axle,
and prevent the axle from turning.
c. Turn the outside axle nut counterclockwise to
tighten.
d. There should only be zero to ten thousandths of
an inch (.010") of play.
The center of gravity is adjusted by moving the rear
axle forward or backward on the indexed axle plate.
Moving the axle forward will increase your turning
speed and lighten the front end.
2. Wheel Camber (Fig. 18)
Axle
Plate
Axle
Sleeve
Figure 17
The wheel camber adjustment provides greater side-toside stability due to the increased width and angle of
the wheelbase. The wheel camber adjustment also
allows for quicker turning and greater access to the top
of the handrims.
Wheel camber is preset at the factory at 3° for the
Quickie 2 and 5° for the Quickie 2HP. More or less
camber can be obtained by increasing or decreasing
the number of camber washers located between the
axle plates and the frame.
Quickie 2 and Quickie 2HP wheelchairs are shipped
with one of three types of wheel locks. Wheel locks
are installed at the factory unless you have requested
otherwise.
Figure 18
A
Figure 19
Seat height can be adjusted by moving the axle plate
vertically in the predrilled frame holes. This adjustment
allows a 3.375" vertical seat height adjustment.
NOTE– A front caster adjustment should be made to
correspond with any change in seat height.
Figure 20
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Figure 21
P. WHEEL LOCKS
3. Wheel Base Width Adjustment
Adjusting the wheelbase width allows the rider the
option to move the wheels closer or further away from
the hips. It also compensates for camber adjustment
and gives the proper wheel spacing to maximize pushing efficiency.
Adjust the wheelbase width by: (Fig. 19)
a. Loosen the nuts and reposition the axle sleeve
(A) to the desired width.
b. Retighten nuts.
4. Seat Height Adjustment (Fig. 20)
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Use a torque setting of 100 in.-lbs. when setting up
wheel locks.
1. High-Mount Push-to-Lock or Pull-to-Lock (Fig.
22), One-Hand (Fig. 23) Wheel Locks Adjustment.
a. Using a 3/16" Allen wrench, turn one of the
screws in the clamp counterclockwise one-quarter
turn.
b. Repeat the same process with the second of the
two screws
c. Alternately loosen the screws (two turns each)
until both screws are removed.
d. Slide clamp toward the rear wheel until the
wheel lock is embedded into the tire to prevent
wheel movement, when in the locked position.
e. Tighten screws.
2. High-Mount Scissor Wheel Locks Adjustment:
(Fig. 24)
a. Using a 3/16" allen wrench, turn one of the
screws counterclockwise one-quarter turn.
b. Repeat the same process with the second of the
two screws.
c. Alternately loosen the screws (two turns each)
until both screws are removed.
Figure 22
Figure 23
Figure 24
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d. Slide assembly toward rear wheel until clamp
embeds into tire to prevent wheel movement
when in locked position.
e. Adjust angle position.
f. Tighten screws.
Figure 25
1. Caster Angle Adjustment (Fig. 26)
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The caster housing is generally mounted in a forwardfacing position. If additional footrest clearance is necessary, the caster housing can be reversed. This will
position the caster housing rearward to allow more
clearance.
a. To reverse the caster housing, the left housing
should be mounted on the right side of the
frame.
b. The right housing should be mounted on the left
side of the frame.
Forward
Mounted
Caster
Figure 27
FORWARD MOUNTED
CASTER
Reverse
Mounted
Caster
REVERSE MOUNTED
CASTER
S. CASTERS (QUICKIE 2HP)
R. CASTERS (QUICKIE 2)
For optimum performance, the caster housing should
always be at a 90º angle to the floor (perpendicular to
the ground). This adjustment is made with an eccentric
(offset) attachment bolt mechanism.
a. To change the angle, place the chair on a flat
surface (such as a table).
b. Remove the bolt nuts from the back side of the
caster plate. The caster plate is slotted at the
top and bottom for adjustment.
c. Place a large right triangle against the table surface and the front surface of the caster bearing
housing.
d. This will align the caster stem rotational axis
perpendicular to the floor surface.
e. Rotate the bolts independently until they fall
into position.
f. When the alignment is correct, retighten the two
retaining bolts.
g. Repeat the process for the other caster.
Set-Up
2. Caster Reversibility (Fig. 27)
Q. CASTER FORKS (Fig. 25)
Two-hole caster forks allow the interchanging of some
casters and adjusting seat height. To adjust, loosen the
bolt and remove the caster. Either change caster size
and/or position the caster upward or downward in
predrilled holes (1 inch apart) on caster fork. Replace
bolt and tighten securely.
X.
90°
90
Figure 26
1. Caster Angle Adjustment (Fig. 28)
a. Place the chair on a flat surface (such as a
table).
b. Loosen the two eccentric bolts that secure the
caster assembly (do not remove the clevis pin).
c. Place a large right triangle against the table surface and the front surface of the caster bearing
housing.
d. This will align the caster stem rotational axis
perpendicular to the floor surface.
e. When alignment is correct, retighten the two
eccentric bolts. Repeat the process for the the
other caster.
2. Forward or Rearward Placement
a. Loosen the two eccentric bolts.
b. Remove safety cotter and clevis pin.
c. Slide caster plate forward or rearward and insert
clevis pin into one of three predrilled frame
holes.
d. Tighten the eccentric bolts.
e. Replace safety cotter.
f. Repeat process for the other caster.
3. Inside Mounted
a. Reverse positions of caster assemblies.
b. Remove caster assemblies from frame (noting right
positioned caster and left positioned caster).
c. Inside mount right caster on the left side and
inside mount the left caster on the right side.
Figure 28
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Set-Up
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Adjustments
X.
Set-Up
&
Adjustments
T. QUICK-RELEASE CASTER STEMS (OPTIONAL)
3. Adjusting Anti-Tip Tube Wheel (Fig. 32)
1. Installation (Fig. 29)
a. Depress quick-release caster button (located on
top of caster housing).
b.Slide caster stem into caster stem sleeve (located
on top of caster fork).
The anti-tip tube wheels may have to be raised or lowered to achieve proper clearance 1 1/2" to 2".
a. Press the anti-tip wheel release pin so that the
release pin is drawn inside.
b. Raise or lower to one of the three predrilled holes.
c. Release pin.
d. Adjust the second anti-tip tube wheel the same
way. Both wheels should be at exactly the same
height.
4. Turning Anti-Tip Tubes Up (Fig. 33)
U. ANTI-TIP TUBES (OPTIONAL)
Quickie recommends anti-tip tubes for all wheelchairs.
Use a torque setting of 100 in.-lbs. when setting up
the anti-tip tubes.
1. Inserting Anti-Tip Tubes Into Receiver (Fig. 30)
a. Press the rear anti-tip release pin on the anti-tip
tube so that both release pins are drawn inside.
b. Insert into the anti-tip tube receiver.
c. Turn the anti-tip tube down until release pin is
positioned through the receiver mounting hole.
d. Insert second anti-tip tube the same way.
2. Adjusting Anti-Tip Receiver (Fig. 31)
a. Remove anti-tip tubes from anti-tip receivers.
b. Remove bolts from anti-tip tube receiver.
c. Reposition bracket to desired height.
d. Reinsert bolts and tighten.
e. Repeat with second anti-tip tube receiver. Both
brackets should be at exactly the same height.
f. Replace anti-tip tubes.
Figure 29
Figure 30
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Figure 32
Turn anti-tip tubes up when being pushed by attendant, overcoming obstacles or climbing curbs.
a. Press the rear anti-tip tube release pin.
b. Hold pin in and turn anti-tip tube up.
c. Release pin.
d. Repeat with second anti-tip tube.
e. Remember to return anti-tip tubes to down position after completing maneuver.
V. TRAVEL WHEELS
1. Removing Travel Wheel from Receiver
a. Remove quick-release pin.
b. Remove travel wheel from receiver.
c. Repeat for other side.
2. Inserting Travel Wheel into Receiver
a. Insert travel wheel into receiver.
b. Align holes at position for corresponding rear
wheel size.
c. Insert quick-release pin fully.
d. Repeat for other side. Both travel wheels should
be at the same height.
3. Adjusting Travel Wheel for Axle Position
Figure 33
Travel wheel mounting configuration may need to be
adjusted depending upon the axle sleeve location.
Figure 31
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If mounting configuration needs to be adjusted to
accommodate axle position:
a. Remove mounting screws and travel wheel receiver.
b. Remove mounting bracket from axle sleeve.
c. Rotate mounting bracket to correct orientation.
d. Secure mounting bracket to axle sleeve.
e. Secure travel wheel receiver to mounting bracket
with mounting screws.
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W. FOLDING AND UNFOLDING
1. Folding Chair
a. Remove quick-release wheels (optional).
•Depress quick-release button on the axle.
•Remove wheel by sliding out quick-release axle from axle bracket.
•Repeat with other wheel.
b. Flip up the footplates to a vertical position before folding the wheelchair.
c. Grasp the seat sling (in the center) and lift sharply until the wheelchair is folded.
2. Unfolding Chair
a. Replace quick-release wheel (optional) by depressing the quick-release button on
the axle.
b. Slide it into the axle sleeve until it locks.
c. Repeat with other wheel.
d. Tilt the wheelchair toward you far enough to take the weight off the
opposite wheel.
e. Push down on the seat rail (closest to you) until the wheelchair is
completely opened.
f. Make sure seat rail tubes are resting in the frame saddles.
XI.
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
NOTE– To keep track of your progress, make only ONE change at a time.
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Make sure all nuts and bolts are snug.
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Make sure all spokes and nipples are tight on radial spoke wheels.
✓
Use Tri-Flow Lubricant (Teflon®-based) between all modular frame
connections and parts.
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✓
Check for proper caster plate adjustment. See instructions for
caster plate adjustment.
Add a spacer washer between the plastic saddle and the caster plate
on the top of the left caster plate.
✓
✓
Add a spacer washer between the plastic saddle and the caster plate
on the top of the right caster plate.
✓
Add a spacer washer between the plastic saddle and the caster plate
on the bottom right caster plate retaining bolts.
Add a spacer washer between the plastic saddle and the caster plate
on the bottom right caster plate retaining bolts.
✓
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Make sure tire pressure is correct and equal in both rear tires and
front caster tires, if pneumatic.
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X. CHECK-OUT
After the wheelchair is assembled and adjusted, it should roll smoothly and easily.
All accessories should also perform smoothly. If you have any problems, follow these
procedures:
1. Review the set-up and check-out sections and operating guide to make sure
chair was properly prepared.
2. Review troubleshooting guide.
3. If your problem persists, contact your authorized supplier. If you still have a
problem after contacting your authorized supplier, contact Sunrise customer
service. See the introduction page for details on how to contact your authorized supplier or Sunrise customer service.
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You will need to adjust your chair from time to time for best performance (especially if
you alter the original settings). This chart gives you a first solution, then a second
and a third if needed. You may need to look farther to find the best solution for a
specific problem.
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Make sure there is an equal number of camber washers on each axle
plate.
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Make sure both front casters touch the ground simultaneously. If
they do not, add the proper spacers between the bottom bearing of
the caster plate and fork stem nut until they do. Make sure you
check for this problem on a flat surface.
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Maintenance
XII.
Maintenance
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C. MAINTENANCE TIPS
A. INTRODUCTION
1. Proper maintenance will improve performance and extend the useful life
of your chair.
2. Clean your chair regularly. This will help you find loose or worn parts
and make your chair easier to use.
3. Repair or replace loose, worn, bent or damaged parts before using this chair.
4. To protect your investment, have all major maintenance and repair work done by
your authorized supplier.
1. Axles & Axle Sleeves:
Check axles and axle sleeves every six months to make sure they are tight.
Loose sleeves will damage the axle plate and will affect performance.
2. Tire Air Pressure:
Check air pressure in pneumatic tires at least ONCE A WEEK. The wheel locks will not
grip properly if you fail to maintain the air pressure shown on tire sidewall.
D. CLEANING
If you fail to heed these warnings your chair may fail and cause severe injury
to the rider or others.
1. Inspect and maintain this chair strictly per maintenance chart.
2. If you detect a problem, make sure to service or repair the chair
before use.
3. At least once a year, have a complete inspection, safety check and
service of your chair made by an authorized supplier.
B. MAINTENANCE CHART
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Wheel locks
✓
Axle and axle sleeves
✓
Quick-Release Axles
✓
Wheels, tires and spokes
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Casters
✓
Anti-tip tubes
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Frame
Service by Authorized Supplier
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1. Store your chair in a clean, dry area. If you fail to do so, parts may rust
or corrode.
2. Before using your chair, make sure it is in proper working order. Inspect and
service all items on the “Maintenance Chart”.
3. If stored for more than three months, have your chair inspected by an
authorized supplier before use.
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Armrests
Upholstery
E. STORAGE TIPS
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All fasteners for wear and tightness
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CHECK...
1. Paint Finish
a. Clean the painted surfaces with mild soap at least once a month.
b. Protect the paint with a coat of non-abrasive auto wax every three months.
2. Axles and Moving Parts
a. Clean around axles and moving parts WEEKLY with a slightly damp
(not wet) cloth.
b. Wipe off or blow away any fluff, dust or dirt on axles or moving parts.
NOTE– You do not need to grease or oil the chair.
3. Upholstery
a. Hand-wash (machine washing may damage fabric).
b. Drip-dry only. DO NOT machine dry as heat will damage fabric.
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Sunrise
Limited
Wa r r a n t y
A. FOR LIFETIME
Sunrise warrants the frame and quick-release axles of this wheelchair against defects
in materials and workmanship for the life of the original purchaser.
The expected life of this frame is five years.
B. FOR TWO (2) YEARS
We warrant all Sunrise-made parts and components of this wheelchair against defects
in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of first consumer purchase.
C. LIMITATIONS
1. We do not warrant:
•Tires and tubes, upholstery, armrests and push-handle grips.
•Damage from neglect, misuse or from improper installation or repair.
•Damage from exceeding weight limit of 250 pounds (or 350 pounds for heavy
duty option).
2. This warranty is VOID if the original chair serial number tag is removed
or altered.
3. This warranty applies in the USA only. Check with your supplier to find out if
international warranties apply.
D. WHAT WE WILL DO
Our sole liability is to repair or replace covered parts. This is the exclusive remedy for
consequential damages.
E. WHAT YOU MUST DO
1. Obtain from us, while this warranty is in effect, prior approval for return
or repair of covered parts.
2. Return the wheelchair or part(s), freight pre-paid, to Sunrise Mobility Products
Division at: 2842 Business Park Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727-1328.
3. Pay the cost of labor to repair, remove or install parts.
F. NOTICE TO CONSUMER
1. If allowed by law, this warranty is in place of any other warranty (written or
oral, expressed or implied, including a warranty of merchantability, or fitness for
a particular purpose).
2. This warranty gives you certain legal rights. You may also have other rights that
vary from state to state.
Record your serial number here for future reference:
___________________________________________
930302 Rev. E
Sunrise Medical
7477 East Dry Creek Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80503 USA
(800) 333-4000
In Canada (800) 263-3390
© 2002, Sunrise Medical 7.02
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