Pride Mobility Jazzy 1122 Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
ATTENTION:
Please read the content
of your owner’s manual
before operating your
power chair.
Exeter, PA
St. Catharines, ON
1-800-800-8586
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SAFETY
GUIDELINES
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the power chair to identify warnings and
important information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Failure to follow designated procedures can cause either personal injury,
component damage, or malfunction (black symbol on yellow triangle with black border).
MANDATORY! These actions should be perfor med as specified. Failure to perform
mandatory actions can cause injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment (white
symbol on blue dot).
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any
time or in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause injury to personnel
and/or damage to equipment (black symbol with red circle and red slash).
Copyright © 2006
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU1489/RevH/May 2006
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CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................... 4
II.
SAFETY ......................................................................................................................................... 6
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR ............................................................................................................ 14
IV.
ASSEMBLY ................................................................................................................................. 19
V.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS................................................................................................ 21
VI. DISASSEMBLY ......................................................................................................................... 28
VII. OPERATION ............................................................................................................................... 29
VIII. BATTERIES AND CHARGING ............................................................................................ 42
IX. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................ 47
X.
WARRANTY................................................................................................................................ 52
This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our products may cause
slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the product you have purchased.
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
WELCOME to Pride Mobility Products Corporation (Pride). The power chair you have purchased combines
state-of-the-art components with safety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident that these design features
will provide you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Once you understand how to safely
operate and care for your power chair, it should give you years of trouble free operation and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual before attempting to operate your power chair
for the first time. In addition, your safety depends upon you, as well as your provider, caretaker, or healthcare
professional in using good judgement.
If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for
setup or operation, please contact your authorized Pride Provider. Failure to follow the instructions in this
manual and those located on your power chair can lead to personal injury and/or damage to the power
chair, including voiding the warranty.
PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT
By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter, or modify this product or remove
or render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail, refuse, or neglect to
install any retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this product.
INFORMATION EXCHANGE
We want to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions about this manual. We would also like to hear about
the safety and reliability of your new power chair, and about the service you received from your authorized Pride
Provider.
Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important information about safety, new
products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy your power chair. Please feel free to
contact us at the address below:
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
Attn: Customer Care Department
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643-2694
customercare@pridemobility.com
800-424-8205
NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or your copy of this manual, contact
us and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately.
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PRIDE OWNERS CLUB
As an owner of a Pride product, you are invited to register your product’s warranty and enroll in the Pride Owners
Club. You may do so by filling out and returning your enclosed product registration card or by visiting Pride's web
site at www.pridemobility.com. As a registered member, each time you visit our site, you will have access to the
most interactive and honest educational venue available today for people with mobility needs, their families, and
friends.
From our home page, select “Owners Club” to enter a page dedicated to current and potential Pride product
owners. You will gain access to interviews, stories, recreation ideas, daily living tips, product and funding information, and interactive message boards. These message boards invite you to communicate with other Pride customers as well as Pride representatives who are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
My Authorized Pride Provider:
Name:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:__________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:___________________________________________________________________________
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SAFETY
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new power chair for the first time without completely
reading and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your power chair is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an
extensive variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the power chair user. Please be aware that the final
selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of power chair to be used is the responsibility of the power
chair user, who is capable of making such a decision, and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical doctor,
physical therapist, etc.).
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has properly fitted the power
chair to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the authorized Pride Provider in the
instruction process for the use of the product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the power chair user will need to practice
operating the power chair in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained attendant can be defined as a family
member or care professional specially trained in assisting a power chair user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your power chair during daily activities, you will probably encounter situations in which you will
need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in full and confident control as you maneuver
through doorways, on and off of elevators, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help the user become accustomed to
operating the power chair safely.
Modifications
Pride has designed and engineered your power chair to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of
accessories is available from your authorized Pride Provider to further customize your power chair to better suit
your needs and/or preferences. However, under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or disable any
feature, part, or function of your power chair.
WARNING! Do not modify your power chair in any way not authorized by Pride. Unauthorized modifications may result in personal injury and/or damage to your power chair.
Pre-Ride Safety Check
Get to know the feel of your power chair and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check
before each use to make sure your power chair operates smoothly and safely. See IX. “Care and Maintenance.”
Perform the following inspections prior to using your power chair:
! Check for proper tire inflation. Maintain 35 psi (2.4 bar) in each tire if equipped with pneumatic tires.
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
! Check all controller connections to the electronics tray. Make sure they are secured properly.
! Check the brakes. See IX. “Care and Maintenance.”
! Check battery charge. See VIII. “Batteries and Charging.”
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NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your authorized Pride Provider for assistance.
Weight Limitations
Your power chair is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Please refer to the specifications table for this limit.
WARNING! Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in personal
injury and/or damage to your power chair. Pride will not be held responsible for injuries
and/or property damage resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your power chair. Carrying passengers on your
power chair may result in personal injury and/or property damage.
Tire Inflation
If your power chair is equipped with pneumatic tires, you should check or have the air pressure checked at least
once a week. Proper inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tires and help ensure the smooth operation of
your power chair.
WARNING! It is important that 35 psi (2.4 bar) tire pressure be maintained in pneumatic
tires at all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in
loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Failure to maintain 35 psi (2.4 bar) tire
pressure in pneumatic tires at all times may result in tire and/or wheel failure, causing
serious personal injury and/or damage to your power chair.
WARNING! Inflate your power chair drive tires from a regulated air source with an available pressure gauge. Inflating your tires from an unregulated air source could overinflate
them, resulting in a burst tire and/or personal injury.
Incline Information
More and more buildings have ramps with specified degrees of inclination, designed for easy and safe access.
Some ramps may have turning switchbacks (180-degree turns) that require you to have good cornering skills on
your power chair.
! Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
! Take wide swings with your power chair’s front wheels around any tight corners. If you do that, the power
chair’s rear wheels will follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on any
railing corners.
! When driving down a ramp, keep the power chair’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to ensure a safely controlled descent. See VII. “Operation.”
! Avoid sudden stops and starts.
When climbing an incline, try to keep your power chair moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then
accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, set your power chair to the slowest setting and drive in the
forward direction only. If your power chair starts to move down the incline faster than you anticipated or desired,
allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the joystick, then push the joystick forward slightly to ensure a
safely controlled descent.
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WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive at an angle up the face of the
incline. Drive your power chair straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility
of a tip or a fall. Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING! You should not travel up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e., areas
covered with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
WARNING! 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. Doing so may result in personal
injury and/or damage to your power chair.
WARNING! Never travel down an incline backwards. This may result in personal injury.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all handicap public access ramps are required to
have a maximum slope of 5° (8.7%). Therefore, Pride recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you
attempt to safely ascend or descend on your power chair does not exceed 5° (8.7%). See figure 1.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 5° (8.7%) may put your
power chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in personal injury.
5 (8.7%)
Figure 1. Maximum Safe Angle (Ascending and Descending)
Braking Information
Your power chair is equipped with two powerful brake systems:
1. Regenerative — uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the joystick returns to the center/stop position.
2. Disc Park Brake — activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or when
power is removed from the system for any reason.
Cornering Information
While your power chair is equipped with rear caster wheels and front anti-tip wheels, excessively high cornering
speeds can still create the possibility of tipping. Factors which affect the possibility of tipping include, but are not
limited to: cornering speed, steering angle (how sharply you are turning), uneven road surfaces, inclined road
surfaces, riding from an area of low traction to an area of high traction (such as passing from a grassy area to a
paved area – especially at high speed while turning), and abrupt directional changes. High cornering speeds are not
recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a corner, reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the
sharpness of the turn) to prevent your power chair from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall. To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, always exercise common sense when cornering.
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Outdoor Driving Surfaces
Your power chair is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces
composed of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you will
encounter other surface types. For this reason, your power chair is designed to perform admirably on packed soil,
grass, and gravel. Feel free to use your power chair safely on lawns and in park areas.
! Reduce your power chair’s speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
! Avoid tall grass that can entangle the running gear.
! Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
! If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
Freewheel Mode
Your power chair is equipped with a manual freewheel lever to allow for manual maneuverability by a trained
attendant. For more information about how to place your power chair into and out of freewheel mode, see III.
“Your Power Chair.”
WARNING! Do not use your power chair in freewheel mode without an attendant present.
Personal injury may result.
WARNING! Do not attempt to personally place your power chair in freewheel mode while
seated on it. Personal injury may result. Ask an attendant for assistance if necessary.
WARNING! Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while on an incline. The
chair could roll uncontrollably on its own, causing personal injury.
Stationary Obstacles (Steps, Curbs, etc.)
Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges and/or drop-offs (curbs,
porches, stairs, etc.). The correct method for approaching a curb is illustrated in figure 2.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair climb or descend an obstacle that is
higher than two inches unless you have the assistance of an attendant.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair proceed backwards down any step,
curb, or other obstacle. This may cause the power chair to tip and cause personal injury.
CURB
Figure 2. Correct Curb Approach
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Figure 3. Incorrect Curb Approach
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Public Streets and Roadways
WARNING! You should not operate your power chair on public streets and roadways. Be
aware that it may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your power
chair. Obey all local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and
then proceed with extreme caution.
Stairs and Escalators
Power chairs are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Never use your power chair to negotiate steps or escalators. You may cause
injury to yourself and to others and/or damage your power chair.
Doors
! Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
! Drive your power chair gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your power chair gently
and slowly backwards to pull the door open.
Elevators
Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the elevator door(s).
! If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or
allow the rubber door edge to contact the power chair and the door will reopen.
! Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or power chair accessories do not become caught in elevator doors.
Lift/Elevation Products
If you will be traveling with your power chair, you may find it necessary to use a lift/elevation product to aid in
transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the instructions, specifications, and safety information
set forth by the manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.
Motor Vehicle Transport
Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your power chair while traveling in a motor vehicle. The power
chair should be stowed in the trunk of a car or in the back of a truck or van with the batteries removed and properly
secured.
WARNING! Do not sit on your power chair while it is in a moving vehicle. Personal injury
and/or property damage may result.
WARNING! Always be sure your power chair and its batteries are properly secured when it
is being transported. Failure to do so may result in personal injury and/or damage to your
power chair.
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Transfers
Transferring onto and off of your power chair requires
a good sense of balance. Always have an attendant
or healthcare professional present while learning to
properly transfer yourself.
To eliminate the possibility of injury, Pride recommends that you or a trained attendant perform the
following tasks before attempting a transfer:
! Turn off the power to the controller . See VII. “Operation.”
! Ensure your power chair is not in freewheel mode.
See III. “Your Power Chair.”
! Turn the front caster wheels toward the transfer
destination to improve power chair stability during transfer.
! Make sure both armrests are flipped up or removed from your power chair.
! Flip up the foot platform or move the leg rests
aside; this will help to keep your feet from getting
caught on the foot rigging during the transfer.
! Reduce the distance between your power chair
and the object you are transferring onto.
Figure 4. Ideal Transfer Position
WARNING! Before transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the power
chair seat to prevent the power chair from tipping forward during transfer and causing
injury.
WARNING! Avoid using your armrests for weight bearing purposes. Such use may cause
the power chair to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the footrest. Such use may cause the power
chair to tip and cause personal injury.
Positioning Belts
Your authorized Pride Provider, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining
your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your power chair safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your power chair, make sure
it is fastened securely. Serious personal injury may result if you fall from the power chair.
WARNING! The positioning belt is not designed for use as a seat belt in a motor vehicle.
Nor is your power chair suitable for use as a seat in any vehicle. Anyone traveling in a
vehicle should be properly belted into seats approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
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SAFETY
Inclement Weather Precautions
Exposure of your power chair to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly
caught up in rain, snow, severe cold, or heat while operating your power chair proceed to shelter at the earliest
opportunity. Thoroughly dry your power chair before storing, charging, or operating your power chair
WARNING! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy/slippery surfaces
can cause personal injury and/or damage to the power chair and electrical system. Maintain
and store your power chair in a dry and clean condition.
Reaching and Bending
Never reach, lean, or bend while driving your power chair. If it is absolutely necessary to reach, lean, or bend while
seated on your power chair, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the power chair from
tipping. Pride recommends that the power chair user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending
and reaching in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the floor by
reaching down between your knees. Movements such as these may change your center of gravity
and the weight distribution of the power chair. This may cause your power chair to tip, possibly
resulting in personal injury.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury! Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware
that loose fitting clothing can become caught in drive tires.
Batteries
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information. For
more information about your power chair’s batteries, see VIII. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable to lift that
much weight, be sure to get help. Lifting beyond your capacity can result in personal injury.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery. Charging
a frozen battery may result in personal injury and/or damage to the battery.
Preventing Unintended Movement
WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period of time,
turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent joystick contact. This
will also eliminate the possibility of unintended chair movement from electromagnetic (EM)
sources. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations
Users must exercise care and common sense when operating a power chair. This includes awareness of safety
issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or if
you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations may impair your ability to
operate your power chair in a safe manner.
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Alcohol
The power chair user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her power chair. This includes
awareness of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol.
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.
Removable Parts
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move a power chair by any of its removable parts. Personal
injury and/or damage to the power chair may result.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI)
WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency waves
can have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-powered mobility vehicles.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile twoway radios (such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, wireless
computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters, and medium-range mobile transceivers used by emergency
vehicles. In some cases, these waves can cause unintended movement or damage to the control system. Every
electrically-powered mobility vehicle has an immunity (or resistance) to EMI. The higher the immunity level, the
greater the protection against EMI. This product has been tested and has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.
WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-way radios, laptops, and other types of radio
transmitters may cause unintended movement of your electrically-powered mobility vehicle
due to EMI. Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your mobility
vehicle and avoid coming into close proximity of radio and TV stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to the electrically-powered mobility
vehicle can increase the susceptibility of the vehicle to EMI. Do not modify your power
chair in any way not authorized by Pride.
WARNING! The electrically-powered mobility vehicle itself can disturb the performance
of other electrical devices located nearby, such as alarm systems.
NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI, visit the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If
unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn your power chair off as soon as it is safe to do so. Call
Pride at 800-424-8205 to report the incident.
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YOUR
POWER
CHAIR
THE JAZZY 1122
Your power chair has two main assemblies: the seat and the power base. See figure 5. Typically, the seating
assembly includes the armrests, seatback, and controller. The power base assembly includes two drive wheels,
two anti-tip wheels, two rear caster wheels, a power seat connector (optional), harness connectors, and a body
shroud. See figures 5 through 9.
SEATBACK
ARMRESTS
SEAT ASSEMBLY
CONTROLLER
(REMOTE PLUS SHOWN)
BODY SHROUD
FOOTRIGGING
(FOOT PLATFORM
SHOWN)
POWER BASE ASSEMBLY
REAR CASTER WHEEL
DRIVE WHEEL
ANTI-TIP WHEELS
Figure 5. The Jazzy 1122
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Electronics Tray
The electronics tray is located on the rear of your power chair. The electronics tray is located underneath the rear
sliding door. The electronics tray consists of the ammeter, the battery charger plug, the main circuit breaker,
accessory connector (optional equipment), and the controller harness connectors.
Ammeter: The ammeter displays the charger’s current output in amps. For more information, see VIII. “Batteries
and Charging.”
Charger Power Cord Receptacle: This plug is used whenever your battery needs recharging.
Main Circuit Breaker: The main circuit breaker is a safety feature built into your power chair. When the batteries and the motors are heavily strained (e.g., from excessive loads), the main circuit breaker trips to prevent
damage to the motors and the electronics. If the circuit trips, allow your power chair to “rest” for approximately
one minute. Next, push in the circuit breaker button, turn on the controller, and continue normal operation. If the
main circuit breaker continues to trip repeatedly, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
Accessory Connector (Optional): This is where the accessory harness connects to the controller (power seat,
lighting).
Controller Connector: This is where the controller connects to the power base. The VSI uses a large, 9-pin
connector (not shown). The Remote Plus and Europa use smaller, multi-pin communications cable connectors.
See figure 6.
CHARGER POWER CORD RECEPTACLE
CONTROLLER CONNECTOR
(REMOTE PLUS SHOWN)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CONNECTOR LOCATION
AMMETER
CHARGER FUSE
MAIN CIRCUIT
BREAKER
Figure 6. Electronics Tray
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C H A I R
Dual Manual Freewheel Levers
For your convenience, your power chair is equipped with dual manual freewheel levers. The levers are located on
the inside of the anti-tip wheels. The levers allow you to disengage the drive motors and maneuver the chair
manually.
WARNING! In freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged. Only engage the freewheel mode when on a level surface. Failure to comply could result in injury and/or damage to your product.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury and/or equipment damage. Do not use the freewheel
lever handles as tie-down points to secure this product.
To operate the dual manual freewheel levers:
1. Pull up both manual freewheel levers for freewheel mode (drive motor disengaged). See figure 7.
2. Push down both manual freewheel levers for drive mode (drive motor engaged). See figure 8.
NOTE: If a lever is difficult to move in either direction, rock your power chair back and forth slightly.
The lever should then move to the desired position.
Figure 7. Freewheel Mode (left side shown)
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Active-Trac Suspension
Your power chair is equipped with Active-Trac Suspension (ATS). ATS is a suspension system designed to make
your power chair traverse different types of terrain and obstacles while maintaining smooth operation. With ATS,
the front anti-tip wheels work in conjunction with the motor suspension to help you maneuver over obstacles.
As the front anti-tip wheels come in contact with an obstacle, the front anti-tip wheel assembly is drawn upward.
At the same time, the motors are forced downward. This allows the motors to push the power chair over an
obstacle and limits the possibility of your power chair getting caught on the obstacle.
ATS also helps in day-to-day operating conditions. For instance, when you release the joystick your power chair
begins to slow down. As the chair slows down, the front anti-tip wheels will automatically drop toward the ground.
This will reduce the forward tip that is typically encountered with center-wheel drive chairs.
Rear Suspension
Your power chair is equipped with a rear suspension system. See figure 9. This suspension system works in
conjunction with the ATS and is designed to maintain a smooth ride when driving over rough terrain and up and
down curbs. This system works by allowing the caster forks to respond to weight transfers and uneven terrain. The
rear caster wheels will pivot as you drive over obstacles. This system also enhances performance when the front antitip wheels are set lower to the surface.
REAR CASTER FORK
REAR CASTER WHEEL
Figure 9. Rear Suspension System
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Specifications
Suspension:
Drive Wheels:
Caster Wheels:
Anti-tip Wheels:
Maximum Speed:¹
Brakes:
Ground Clearance:²
Turning Radius:²
Overall Size:²
ATS and rear suspension
14 in., pneumatic, center-mounted (solid tires are optional)
8 in., solid, rear-articulating
6 in., solid, front-mounted
Up to 6 mph (up to 4.5 mph w/ high torque motors)
“Intelligent Braking,” electronic regenerative, disc park brake
3.25 in.
21 in.
Length: 40.5 in.
Width: 25.4 in.
Seating Options:
Medium-back (optional)
Speciality Seat (optional)
High-back with headrest (standard)
Power-elevating Seat (optional)
Reclining Seat (optional)
Synergy Seat (optional)
Tru-Balance Power Positioning Systems (optional)
Drivetrain:
Two motor, mid-wheel
Batteries:³
Two 12-volt, Group 24 batteries
NF-22 batteries for the power seat option
Range:¹
Up to 25 miles
Battery Charger:
8-amp, off-board
5-amp, on-board (optional)
5-amp, on-board/8-amp, off-board combo (optional)
Electronics:
70-amp PG Drives VSI Controller
70-amp PG Drives Remote Plus Controller
70-amp Dynamic Europa Remote Controller
Weight Capacity:
300 lbs.
Component Weights: Base: 129 lbs.
Seat: 40 lbs. (standard seat)
Batteries: 53.5 lbs. each
¹Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery amp hour rating (AH), battery charge, battery condition, and tire
condition.
²Due to manufacturing tolerances and continued product improvement, this specification can be subject to variance of
(+ or – ) 3%.
³AGM or Gel-Cell type recommended.
NOTE: All specifications subject to change without notice.
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ASSEMBLY
Initial Assembly
Your power chair may require some assembly either before initial use or after transportation.
NOTE: Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the disassembly or adjustment of the power chair
must be replaced with a new nut. Nylon insert lock nuts should not be reused as it may cause damage
to the nylon insert, resulting in a less secure fit. Replacement nylon insert lock nuts are available at
local hardware stores or through your authorized Pride Provider.
Seat Installation
Most seats are attached to the power base with the Universal Mounting System (UMS). The UMS consists of
universal parts that may be attached to any medium-back or high-back seat, regardless of seat width or seat
depth. The two main components are aluminum extrusions mounted to the seat base. These extrusions attach to a
pair of trapeze bars that are mounted to the power base. See figure 10. If your power chair is equipped with a
Synergy Seat, refer to the information provided in separate manuals.
WARNING! Do not pick up the seat frame by the armrests. They are free to pivot, and you
may lose control of the seat if they do so, resulting in personal injury or damage to the
chair.
SEAT LATCH SAFETY
REAR EXTRUSION
FRONT EXTRUSION
REAR TRAPEZE BAR
FRONT TRAPEZE BAR
Figure 10. Seat Installation
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To install the seat:
1. Set the trapeze bars to the desired height. To change the trapeze
bar height, see V. “Comfort Adjustments.”
2. Tilt the seat back and slide the rear extrusion onto the rear
trapeze bar. See figure 10.
3. Lower the front extrusion onto the front trapeze bar until the
seat locks into place.
4. Flip the seat latch safety down.
WARNING! Make sure the seat latch safety is
flipped down before using your power chair.
Power Seat Installation (Optional)
Your power chair may be equipped with the power seat option. While
the seat itself may be any one of the styles offered for this model, the
way the seat base attaches to the power chair power base is different.
Figure 11. Power Seat Actuator
To install the power seat:
l. Align the seat shaft to the hole in the actuator. See figure 11.
2. Insert the seat into actuator and push the seat lever forward.
3. Lock the seat into place.
4. Plug the power elevating seat switch cable into the connector on
the electronics tray.
SETSCREW
Controller Installation
Depending on the various configurations and options you have chosen for your power chair, it may have been shipped without the
controller module installed in the armrest.
WARNING! Do not place the controller cable so that
it can be pinched in the seat frame or power base
frame.
1. Flip up either the right or left armrest.
2. Loosen the setscrew on the underside of the armrest. See figure 12.
3. Slide the controller into the armrest.
4. Tighten the setscrew and lower the armrest.
5. Route the controller cable so that it cannot be pinched on the
seat hinge.
6. Slide the rear cover to expose the electronics tray.
Figure 12. Controller Installation
7. Plug the controller connector into the electronics tray. See figure 6. (Underside of Armrest)
8. Secure the controller cable to the armrest receiver with one or
more wire ties.
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COMFORT
ADJUSTMENTS
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
After becoming familiar with your power chair’s operation, you may find the need to make some adjustments to
increase your comfort, such as seat height and angle, armrest angle, and foot platform height and angle. If your power
chair is equipped with a Synergy Seat, refer to the information provided in separate manuals. If your power chair is
equipped with a medium-back, a high-back, or a reclining seat, refer to the following information.
WARNING! If your power chair was configured at your authorized Pride Provider, please consult
your healthcare professional before changing the seat position or making any other adjustment.
Some adjustments may degrade power chair performance and safety by changing the center of
gravity.
You may need the following to make comfort adjustments:
! metric/standard hex key set
! metric/standard socket set and ratchet
! adjustable wrench
Seat Height Adjustment
The seat is attached to the power base through the UMS.
You can change the seat height by raising the front and
rear trapeze bars. If you raise or lower only one set of
trapeze bars (front or rear), you can also change the seat
base angle (dump).
To change the seat height:
1. Turn off the power to the controller. See VII. “Operation.”
2. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the electronics tray.
3. Flip up the seat latch safety. See figure 13.
4. Squeeze the seat latch and release the seat from the
front trapeze bar.
5. Slide the seat forward and remove it from the power
base.
6. Remove the quick-release pins from the seat towers
(front and rear). See figure 14.
7. Remove both trapeze bars from the seat towers.
8. Lift off the shroud
9. Remove the ball detent pin from each of the four seat
towers. See figure 14.
10. Move the seat towers up or down to the desired height.
11. Reinstall the ball detent pin into each seat tower.
12. Reinstall the shroud.
13. Reinstall the trapeze bars and secure with the quickrelease pins.
14. Reinstall the seat.
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QUICK-RELEASE PINS
TRAPEZE BARS
BALL DETENT PINS
SEAT TOWER
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NOTE: Make sure the seat latch safety is flipped down before
using the power chair seat.
15. Plug the controller connector(s) into the electronics tray.
Seat Position
You can move the seat forward or rearward by changing the extrusion mounting position.
To change the seat position:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the electronics tray.
3. Remove the seat from the power base.
4. Remove both extrusions from the bottom of the seat.
SEAT MOUNTING HOLES
5. Reposition the extrusions on a different set of mounting holes.
You must move both extrusions the same number of holes either
forward or backwards. See figure 15.
Figure 15. Seat Position Adjustment
6. Fasten the extrusions back onto the bottom of the seat.
7. Reinstall the seat.
8. Plug the controller connector(s) into the electronics tray.
Manual Recline Seatback Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with a reclining seat, you can adjust
the seatback angle with the seatback release lever. The lever is located on the right side of the seat base.
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Pull up on the seatback release lever.
2. Move the seatback down or up to the desired position.
3. Release the lever.
Headrest Height Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with an optional deluxe high-back
seat, you can adjust the headrest height.
To adjust the headrest height:
1. Push in the headrest release button.
2. Move the headrest up or down to the desired position.
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COMFORT
ADJUSTMENTS
Seatback Angle Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with an adjustable
seatback, you can adjust it to four (4) different angles:
90°, 102°, 105°, or 107°. See figure 16.
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Remove the seatback angle adjustment screws from
both seat hinges.
2. Set the seatback at the desired angle.
3. Reinstall the screws to both seat hinges and tighten.
Armrest Width Adjustment
You can change each armrest’s width independently of
the other.
NOTE: Changing the armrest width may increase
the overall width of your power chair.
To change the armrest width:
1. Locate the two armrest knobs on each side of the
armrest receiver bracket. See figure 16.
2. Loosen the knobs.
3. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
4. Tighten the knobs.
ARMREST
ANGLE
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
JAM NUT
ARMREST
HEIGHT
ADJUSTING
SETSCREWS
SEATBACK
ANGLE
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
ARMREST KNOB
Figure 16. Seatback and Armrest Adjustments
Armrest Height Adjustment
To change the armrest height:
1. Loosen the two setscrews located on the armrest receiver.
2. Raise or lower the armrest to the desired height.
3. Tighten the setscrews to secure the armrest.
Armrest Angle Adjustment
To change the armrest angle:
1. Lift the armrest straight up so that it is perpendicular
to the floor.
2. Loosen the jam nut. See figure 16.
3. Loosen the armrest angle adjustment screw. See figure 16.
4. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise to raise the front
of the armrest, or turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise to lower the front of the armrest.
5. Tighten the jam nut to lock the adjustment screw into
place.
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Foot Platform Height Adjustment
The foot platform height is easily adjusted to one of six different
heights in 1-in. increments.
To raise or lower the foot platform:
1. Remove the nuts and bolts from the foot platform bracket. See
figure 17.
2. Raise or lower the foot platform to the desired height.
3. Reinstall the nuts and bolts to the foot platform bracket and
tighten.
FOOT PLATFORM
BRACKET NUTS AND
BOLTS
BALL DETENT
PIN
Foot Platform Depth Adjustment
To adjust the foot platform depth:
1. Remove the nuts and bolts from the foot platform bracket. Figure 17. Foot Platform Height Adjustment
See figure 17
2. Move the foot platform in or out to the desired depth.
3. Reinstall the nuts and bolts to the foot platform bracket and
tighten.
Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
You can adjust the angle of the foot platform with a hex key. See
figure 18.
To adjust the foot platform angle:
1. Locate the setscrew on the underside of the foot platform.
2. Turn the setscrew clockwise to raise the front of the foot platSETSCREW
form.
3. Turn the setscrew counterclockwise to lower the front of the foot platFigure 18. Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
form.
Swing-away Footrests (Optional)
Swing-away footrests (SFRs) are an option. They enable you to
swing the footrest to the side before transferring from your power
chair.
To swing the footrests:
1. Push in the SFR release lever. See figure 19.
2. Swing the footrest off to the side.
SFR RELEASE
LEVER
FOOTREST
EXTENSION
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
To adjust the SFR length:
1. Remove the two screws from the side of each leg rest extension. See figure 19.
2. Slide the leg rest in or out to the desired length.
Figure 19. Swing-Away Footrests
3. Reinstall the two screws on each leg rest extension.
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ADJUSTMENTS
Elevating Leg Rests (Optional)
Elevating Leg Rests (ELRs) offer an infinite range of adjustment between 0º – 70º for the leg angle and a leg
rest adjustment range of 15 – 20 in.
RELEASE LEVER A
RELEASE LEVER B
To adjust the ELR angle:
1. Push down release lever B. See figure 20.
2. Move the leg rest to the desired angle.
LEG REST
EXTENSION
To rotate the ELR:
1. Push in release lever A. See figure 20.
2. Rotate the ELRs.
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
To adjust the ELR length:
1. Remove the two screws from the side of each leg
rest extension. See figure 20.
2. Slide the leg rest in or out to the desired length.
3. Reinstall the two screws on each leg rest extension.
Figure 20. Elevating Leg Rests
Power Elevating Seat (Optional)
Your power chair may be equipped with a power elevating seat actuator. See figure 11. The power elevating seat is equipped with a speed inhibit system that reduces power chair speed by one-half whenever the seat
is elevated more than 1-2 inches. Always check to be
sure the speed inhibit system is operating properly before using your power chair, and do not move around in
your seat to any great extent when the seat is in the raised
position.
The power elevating seat can enhance the capabilities of
the power chair in several ways:
! By elevating the seat, your level of reach is extended
to allow more freedom and independence in many
environments.
! You can easily adjust the seat height to any surface
to which you want to transfer. The seat swivels 90
degrees to whichever side the joystick is located.
! By raising your seat, you are closer to the eye level of
standing persons. This provides better interaction.
POWER SEAT
SWITCH
Figure 21. Power Seat Switch
For all the benefits the power elevating seat can provide you, there are limitations.
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ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING! Always fasten the positioning belt when operating the power elevating seat.
WARNING! The power elevating seat is intended for use on a level surface only. Never
raise the power elevating seat from its lowest position on an inclined surface. Failure to
heed this warning can result in the power chair tipping over and causing injury.
WARNING! Never raise the power elevating seat from its lowest position when operating
your power chair on bumpy or uneven surfaces. Failure to heed this warning can result in
the power chair tipping over and causing injury.
WARNING! Never raise the power elevating seat while your power chair is in freewheel
mode.
Power Elevating Seat Operation
You can control the power elevating seat through either the toggle switch located on the armrest or through the
controller. For information on how to raise and lower the power elevating seat through your controller, contact
your authorized Pride Provider.
To operate the power elevating seat through toggle switch:
1. Push the toggle switch forward to raise the seat. When you release the toggle switch, the seat will stop. Once
the seat reaches its highest extension, the lift action will stop, but you should continue to hear and/or feel the lift
motor running. This is because there is a clutch mechanism that allows the motor to continue running after the
lift has reached its limit. This clutch works at both the top and bottom extensions of the lift.
NOTE: Do not allow the motor to run more than a few seconds after the mechanism reaches the top or
bottom limit.
2. Pull the toggle switch backward to return the seat to its lowest position. When returning to the lowest position,
always be sure that the mechanism has reached its lowest limit.
To use the swivel feature:
1. Locate the friction lock lever under the seat. See figure 5.
2. Pull back on the friction lock lever and rotate the seat 90° to whichever side the controller is located.
3. Push the friction lock lever forward to lock the seat in place.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury! Do not attempt to drive the power chair with the seat
facing to the side. Always return the seat to the forward facing position before operating
the power chair.
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COMFORT
ADJUSTMENTS
Figure 22. Anti-Tip Wheel Adjustment (Inner Lock Nut)
Figure 23. Anti-Tip Wheel Adjustment (Cam)
Anti-Tip Wheel Adjustment
The anti-tip wheels are designed to give your power chair increased stability on rough surfaces. The anti-tip wheels
are preset for smooth surfaces or indoor use only. If you plan on using your power chair on rough surfaces, it may
be necessary to adjust the anti-tip wheels to better suit your needs. The anti-tip wheels may need adjustment if either
of the following occur:
! When coming to a stop, your power chair tips forward excessively.
! The anti-tip wheels constantly rub the ground.
NOTE: Each drive tire must have at least 35 psi (2.4 bar) of air pressure in order for the anti-tip wheels
to be properly adjusted.
To adjust the anti-tip wheels:
1. Place a wrench on the inner locknut of the anti-tip bracket located right after the shock strut. See figure 22.
2. Turn the locknut counterclockwise to loosen.
3. Place your wrench on the adjustable cam located on the other side of the locknut. See figure 23.
4. To adjust the anti-tip upward, turn the cam counterclockwise. To adjust the anti-tip downward, turn the cam
clockwise.
WARNING! Consult your authorized Pride Provider before attempting to change the anti-tip
height! Changing the anti-tip wheel height affects handling under deceleration!
WARNING! The higher you raise the anti-tip wheels, the more tendency your power chair
has to tilt forward when coming to a stop. You can compensate for this by making a small
adjustment to the pre-programmed deceleration setting in the controller or by moving the
seat assembly farther to the rear of your power chair. Failure to do so may result in
personal injury.
PROHIBITED! Do not remove the anti-tip wheels from your power chair
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DISASSEMBLY
Seat Removal
You may wish to remove the seat for transportation. If you have
a Synergy Seating System, please refer to the information provided with your seating system.
To remove the seat:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Make sure your power chair is not in freewheel mode.
See III. “Your Power Chair.”
3. Unplug the controller connector from the electronics tray.
4. Flip up the seat latch safety. See figure 24.
5. Squeeze the seat latch and release the seat from the front
trapeze bar.
6. Slide the seat forward and remove it from the power base.
Figure 24. Seat Safety Latch
To remove a power seat:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Unplug the power seat cable from the electronics tray.
3. Unplug the controller
4. Unplug the power seat connector.
5. Release the seat by moving the seat release lever backward.
6. Lift up the power seat plate.
7. Lift the seat off of the actuator.
Foot Frame Removal
The foot frame helps protect the power chair components from
the environment. See figure 25. You must remove the foot frame
in order to change the batteries and check the cable connections.
To remove the foot frame:
1. Turn off the power to the controller
2. Make sure your power chair is not in freewheel mode. See
III. “Your Power Chair.”
3. Locate the ball detent pin at the base of the footrest bracket
and remove. See figure 17.
4. Lift the foot frame straight up approximately 2 inches and
pull toward you.
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BALL
DETENT PIN
Figure 25. Removing the Foot Rest Frame
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OPERATION
VSI ELECTRONIC CONTROLLER
The electronic controller is what you use to operate your power chair. The electronic controller enables you to
move the power chair, as well as monitor battery charge, electronic controller functions, and the condition of your
electrical system. The VSI electronic controller is an integral electronic controller. All of the electronics necessary
to operate the power chair are contained in one module. See figure 26. Typically, the VSI is mounted to one of the
armrests and is connected to the motors, batteries, and the onboard charger at the power base. The VSI may be
used to control some optional systems such as power elevating seats and lights.
The controller supplied with your power chair has been pre-programmed to meet your needs. The program is set
using either a personal computer with software provided by the controller manufacturer or with a hand-held
programmer, also provided by the controller manufacturer.
WARNING! The controller program can affect speed, acceleration, deceleration, and braking. If it is programmed incorrectly or outside of the safe limits as determined by your
healthcare professional, it can create a dangerous situation. Only the power chair manufacturer, an authorized representative of the manufacturer, or a trained service technician should program the controller.
The VSI consists of:
1. joystick
2. keypad
3. off-board charger/programming socket
4. actuator connector (optional)
5. controller connector
6. charger inhibit connector
Joystick
The joystick controls the direction and speed of
your power chair. When you move the joystick
from the neutral (center) position, the electromagnetic brakes release and allow your power
chair to move. The farther you push the joystick
from its neutral position, the faster your power
chair moves. When you release the joystick and
allow it to return to the neutral position, you engage the electromagnetic brakes. This causes
your power chair to decelerate and come to a
complete stop.
Figure 26. VSI Controller
WARNING! If your power chair begins to move in an unexpected manner, immediately
release the joystick. Unless the joystick is damaged, this action should stop your power
chair.
Keypad
The keypad is located in front of the joystick. It contains keys necessary to operate your power chair. See figure 27.
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On/Off Key
The on/off key turns the VSI on and off.
WARNING! Unless faced with an emergency situation, do not use the on/off key
to stop the power chair. This will cause the
power chair to stop abruptly.
WARNING! Always turn the power off when
you are stationary to prevent unexpected
movement.
Battery Condition Meter
The battery condition meter is a 10-segment illuminated display located in front of the joystick. It consists of red, yellow, and green lights. When the lights are on, it indicates that
there is power to the VSI. The lights also indicate battery
status, VSI operational status, and electrical system status.
! Red, yellow, and green lights lit: Batteries charged;
VSI operational, and electrical system OK.
! Red and yellow lights lit: Charge batteries if possible; VSI operational, and electrical system OK.
! Red lights only lit or slow flash: Charge batteries
as soon as possible; VSI operational, and electrical
system OK.
Figure 27. VSI Controller Keypad
NOTE: When the batteries approach a discharged state, the first red light will begin to slowly flash,
reminding you the batteries need to be charged immediately!
! Rapid flash of lights: Indicates a fault in the VSI or the electrical system. Refer to “VSI Error Codes.”
! Ripple side to side of lights: The joystick was not in the neutral position when the controller was turned on.
If you get “ripple side to side of lights,” turn off the controller, allow the joystick to return to the neutral position,
then turn onthe controller.
NOTE: If you still get “ripple side to side of lights,” contact your authorized Pride Provider.
Speed/Profile Keys
The speed/profile keys control either the speed setting or the drive profile. Press the speed/profile increase key to
increase the speed setting or change the drive profile to a higher number. Press the speed/profile decrease key to
decrease the speed setting or change the drive profile to a lower number. The speed setting or drive profile is
displayed on the maximum speed/profile indicator. If your power chair was programmed with a drive profile,
contact your authorized Pride Provider for more information.
NOTE: We recommend that the first few times you operate your power chair, you use the lowest
speed setting until you become familiar with your new power chair.
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Actuator Keys and Actuator Lights (For Optional Equipment)
Actuator keys and actuator lights are used for optional equipment such as power elevating seats or power elevating
leg rests. For specific operation of the actuator keys and actuator lights, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
Horn Key
The horn key activates the horn.
Locking/Unlocking the VSI
The VSI has a feature that enables you to lock your power chair to prevent unauthorized use.
To lock the VSI:
1. With the VSI switched on, press and hold the on/off key. After 1 second, the VSI should beep.
2. Release the on/off key.
3. Push the joystick to the full forward position until the VSI beeps.
4. Pull the joystick to the full rearward position until the VSI beeps.
5. Release the joystick. There should be a long beep.
6. The VSI is now locked.
To unlock the VSI:
1. Press the on/off key and power on the VSI. The maximum speed/profile indicator should ripple side to side.
2. Push the joystick to the full forward position until the VSI beeps.
3. Pull the joystick to the full rearward position until the VSI beeps.
4. Release the joystick. There should be a long beep.
5. The VSI is now unlocked.
NOTE: If the above procedure fails to either lock or unlock the VSI, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
Off-board Charger/Programming Socket
The off-board charger/programming socket is located on the front of the VSI. If you use an off-board charger, the
charger current should not exceed 8 amps. Contact your authorized Pride Provider for more information.
WARNING! Only chargers with Neutrik NC3MX plugs should be connected to the off-board
charger/programming socket. See your authorized Pride Provider for more information.
Actuator Connector (Optional)
The actuator connector connects the VSI to optional powered systems such as an elevating seat or lighting system.
Controller Connector
The controller connector connects the VSI to the power chair’s batteries, motors, and motor brakes.
Charger Inhibit Connector
The charger inhibit connector connects the VSI to the onboard battery charger. This connection provides an inhibit
that disables the VSI when the battery charger is on. The charger inhibit connector is coded with colored dots. The
dots are positioned so that you align the flat side of the male connector with the flat side of the female connector
before making the connection.
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WARNING! Failure to properly align the connectors can result in damage to the VSI, the
charger, and the connectors.
Thermal Rollback
The VSI controller is equipped with a thermal rollback circuit. This circuit monitors the temperature of the controller,
which roughly translates to motor temperature. In the event that the VSI controller becomes excessively hot (above
140° F), motor current (amperage) is reduced. For every degree above 140° F, the motor current limit is reduced by
.55 amps until the VSI controller reaches 158° F, at which time the current output is reduced to zero. This reduces
your power chair’s “power,” which could also reduce your power chair’s speed, and allows the electrical components and motors to cool down. When the temperature returns to a safe level, your power chair resumes its normal
operation.
VSI Error Codes
The VSI controller is designed with the user’s safety as the prime consideration. It incorporates many sophisticated
self-test features which search for potential problems at a rate of 100 times per second. If the VSI detects a
problem either in its own circuits or in the power chair’s electrical system, it may decide to stop the power chair,
depending on the severity of the problem. The VSI is designed to maximize the user’s safety under all normal
conditions. The table below identifies the individual error codes. Error codes are displayed as a rapid flashing of
the battery condition meter lights. If you get one of these error codes, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
FLASHING LIGHTS
1
DIAGNOSIS AND SOLUTION
The batteries need charging or there is a bad connection to the batteries. Check the
connections to the batteries. If the connections are good, try charging the batteries.
2
The left motor has a bad connection. Check the left motor connection.
3
The left motor has a short circuit to a battery connection. Contact your authorized
Pride Provider.
4
The right motor has a bad connection. Check the right motor connection.
5
The right motor has a short circuit to a battery connection. Contact your authorized
Pride Provider.
6
The power chair is being inhibited by the battery charger. Unplug the battery charger.
7
A joystick fault is indicated. Make sure that the joystick is in the neutral (center)
position before turning on the controller.
8
A controller system fault is indicated. Make sure that all connections are secure.
9
The parking brakes have a bad connection. Check the parking brake and motor
connections. Make sure the controller connections are secure.
10
An excessive voltage has been applied to the controller. This is usually caused by
a poor battery connection. Check the battery connections.
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OPERATION
REMOTE PLUS CONTROLLER
The electronic controller is what you use to operate your power chair. It takes the battery voltage and sends it to
the appropriate system. The electronic controller also enables you to monitor battery charge, electronic controller
functions, and the condition of your electrical system. Also, it may be used to control some optional systems such
as power elevating seats and lights.
The Remote Plus is a modular electronic control system. The electronics necessary to operate the power chair are
contained in several modules located on different parts of your power chair.
The controller supplied with your power chair has been pre-programmed to meet your needs. The program is set
using either a personal computer with software provided by the controller manufacturer or with a hand-held
programmer, also provided by the controller manufacturer.
WARNING! The controller program can affect speed, acceleration, deceleration, and
braking. If it is programmed incorrectly or outside of the safe limits as determined by your
healthcare professional, it can create a dangerous situation. Only the power chair
manufacturer, an authorized representative of the manufacturer, or a trained service
technician should program the controller.
The Remote Plus system consists of the following components:
! master remote
! communications cable(s)
! power module
! motor wiring harnesses
! battery wiring harnesses
! actuator lighting module (for optional
equipment)
1
2
3
The master remote is located typically on the
end of an armrest. The other components
are located inside the power base.
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Figure 28. Remote Plus Master Remote
Remote Plus Master Remote
The Remote Plus master remote consists of the following (see figure 28):
1. joystick
2. keypad
3. controller communications cable
4. off-board charger/programming socket
Joystick
The joystick controls the direction and speed of your power chair. When you move the joystick from the neutral
(center) position, the electromagnetic brakes release and allow your power chair to move. The farther you push the
joystick from its neutral position, the faster your power chair moves. When you release the joystick and allow it to
return to the neutral position, you engage the electromagnetic brakes. This causes your power chair to decelerate
and come to a complete stop.
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WARNING! If your power chair
begins to move in an unexpected
manner, immediately release the
joystick. Unless the joystick is
damaged, this action should stop
your power chair.
Keypad
The keypad is located directly in front of the joystick. See figure 29. It contains keys that you will
use to control your power chair.
On/Off Key
The on/off keys toggles the system power on and off.
WARNING! Unless faced with an
emergency situation, do not use
the on/off key to stop the chair. This
will cause the power chair to stop
abruptly.
WARNING! Always turn the power
off when you are stationar y to
prevent unexpected movement.
Mode Key
Press the key to change speed setting or to activate the power accessories. See “Speed Settings”
Figure 29. Remote Plus Keypad
or “Power Accessories.”
Speed Setting Indicator
Indicates the selected speed setting.
Power Accessory Indicator
Indicates the selected power accessory. This is for optional accessories only.
Horn Key
The horn key activates the horn.
Right/Left Turn Indicator Keys
The right/left turn indicator keys toggle either the left or right turn indicators. Press once to turn on and press again
to turn off. You can also turn off the selected indicator by pressing the opposite indicator key or the hazard key.
Light Key
The light key turns headlights/taillights on and off independent of other indicators.
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Hazard Key
The hazard key toggles both right and left indicators at the same time. You can only cancel this by pressing the
hazard key again.
Battery Condition Meter
The battery condition meter is located in front of the joystick. This is a 10-segment illuminated display that indicates
that the Remote Plus is turned on and also gives the status of the battery, the controller, and the power chair
electrical system.
! Red, yellow, and green lights lit: Batteries charged; controller and electrical system OK.
! Red and yellow lights lit: Charge batteries if possible; controller and electrical system OK.
! Red lights only lit or slow flash: Charge batteries as soon as possible; controller and electrical system OK.
! Rapid flash of lights: Indicates a fault in the controller or the electrical system.
! Ripple up and down of lights: The joystick was not in the center position when the controller was turned on.
If you get “ripple up and down of lights,” turn off the controller, allow the joystick to return to the neutral
position, then turn on the controller.
NOTE: If you still get “ripple up and down of lights,” contact your authorized Pride Provider.
NOTE: When the batteries approach a discharged state, the first red light will begin to slowly flash,
reminding you the batteries need to be charged immediately!
Speed Settings
The Remote Plus speed settings range from 1 to 5. Typically, the slowest speed setting is 1 and the fastest speed
setting is 5. The settings are indicated by the number of lights that are lit.
NOTE: The speed settings are preset at the factory. If your authorized Pride Provider changes the
order of these settings, please make note of these changes. Contact your authorized Pride Provider
for more information.
To select a speed setting:
1. Press the on/off key to power on the remote.
2. Press the mode key once.
3. To increase chair speed, push the joystick to the right. Each time you push the joystick, you will increase the
speed setting.
4. To decrease chair speed, push the joystick to the left. Each time you push the joystick, you decrease the speed
setting.
5. Once you select the desired speed setting, press the mode key once to keep the setting or push the joystick in
the forward or reverse direction. The chair will resume operation at the selected speed.
NOTE: We recommend that the first few times you operate your power chair, you have your speed on
the slowest setting until you become familiar with your new power chair.
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Power Accessories
If your power chair is equipped with power accessories such as a power seat or power elevating leg rests, you can
operate them through the remote keypad. Contact your authorized Pride Provider for information on how to
operate these accessories.
Off-board Charger/Programming Socket
You may use an off-board charger to charge the power chair batteries through the 3-pin socket located on the front
of the controller. The socket may also be used for reprogramming the controller by using a controller programmer,
should this be necessary. If you use an off-board charger, the charger current should not exceed 8 amps. Contact
your authorized Pride Provider for more information.
WARNING! Only chargers with Neutrik NC3MX plugs should be connected to the off-board
charger/programming socket.
Controller Communications Cable
The controller communications cable provides the joystick module with a connection to the power module at the
back of the power base.
Power Module
Typically, the power module is mounted to the power base. The power module provides a power interface for the
joystick module. It routes the battery power to the motors and other powered accessories such as lights and
power seats.
Actuator Lighting Module (Not Shown)
The actuator lighting module is also located on the power base. The actuator lighting module provides a control and
power interface between the power module, the lights, and/or the power seat actuator.
Sleep Mode
Your Remote Plus controller has a sleep mode feature. Sleep mode is a built-in circuit that automatically shuts off
the main power if the joystick is not moved in any direction for approximately five minutes. The battery condition
meter lights on the keypad indicate sleep mode by blinking once every five seconds. To restore power and continue, push the on/off key twice.
Thermal Rollback
The Remote Plus is equipped with a thermal rollback circuit. This circuit monitors the temperature of the motors,
power module, and remote. In the event that any of them become excessively hot (above 122° F), motor voltage
is reduced. For every degree above 122° F, the voltage is reduced by 5 volts. This reduces your power chair’s
speed and allows the electrical components to cool down. When the temperature returns to a safe level, your
power chair resumes its normal speed.
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Trouble Codes
In addition to indicating the current state of battery charge, the battery condition meter can also indicate possible
problems with your power chair. The battery condition meter has ten lights. The lights provide information by the
number of lights that are flashing. If any of the meter lights are flashing rapidly, the controller may be indicating a
fault. For instance, if the first light is flashing rapidly, the battery voltage is nearly depleted. The following is a list of
the possible errors signified by the rapidly flashing meter. When you get a trouble code, contact your authorized
Pride Provider.
FLASHING
LIGHTS
DIAGNOSIS
SOLUTION
10
High Battery Voltage
Check batteries.
9
Solenoid Brake Fault
Check motor/brake wiring.
8
7
Possible Controller Fault
Possible Joystick Fault
See authorized Pride Provider.
See authorized Pride Provider.
6
5
Inhibit Active. Unplug charger.
Right Motor Wiring Fault
Check connections.
Check right motor wiring.
4
3
Right Motor Disconnected
Left Motor Wiring Fault
Check right motor wiring.
Check left motor wiring.
2
1
Left Motor Disconnected
Low Battery Voltage
Check left motor wiring.
Check batteries/battery wiring.
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DX CONTROLLER
The Dynamic DX electronic control system is a modular system. The electronics necessary to operate the power
chair are contained in several modules located on different parts of your power chair. The Dynamic DX system
consists of the following components:
! master remote (Europa)
! communications cable(s)
! power module
! motor wiring harnesses
! battery wiring harnesses
! actuator lighting module (for optional systems)
The master remote is located typically on the end of an armrest. The other components are located inside the
power base.
The controller supplied with your power chair has been pre-programmed to meet your needs. The program is set
using either a personal computer with software provided by the controller manufacturer or with a hand-held
programmer, also provided by the controller manufacturer.
WARNING! The controller program can affect speed, acceleration, deceleration, and braking. If it is programmed incorrectly or outside of the safe limits as determined by your
healthcare professional, it can create a dangerous situation. Only the power chair manufacturer, an authorized representative of the manufacturer, or a trained service technician should program the controller.
Europa Master Remote
The Europa master remote consists of the
following (see figure 30):
1. joystick
2. keypad
3. controller communications connector
4. off-board charger/programming socket
1
2
3
1/0
Joystick
The joystick controls the direction and speed of
the power chair. When you move the joystick
from the neutral (center) position, the electromagnetic brake will release and allow the power
4
chair to move. The farther you push the joystick
from its neutral position, the faster your power Figure 30. Europa Master Remote
chair will move. When you release the joystick
and allow it to return to the neutral position, you engage the electromagnetic brake. This helps the power chair
decelerate and come to a complete stop. You can also use the joystick control power actuators.
WARNING! If your power chair begins to move in an unexpected manner, immediately release the
joystick. Unless the joystick is damaged, this action should stop your power chair.
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Out Of Neutral At Power Up
Your power chair joystick is equipped with Out Of
Neutral At Power Up (OONAPU). If you power up
the system and the joystick is not in the neutral position, the system status light flashes rapidly for either
as long as the joystick is out of the neutral position or
five seconds. If this has happened and the all the segments on the battery condition meter are flashing, you
may have set a fault code. See “Trouble Codes.”
Keypad
The keypad is located directly in front of the joystick.
It contains keys that you will use to control your power
chair. See figure 31.
On/Off Key
The on/off key toggles the system power on and off.
WARNING! Unless faced with an emergency situation, do not use the on/off
key to stop the chair. This will cause
the power chair to stop abruptly.
WARNING! Always turn the power off
when you are stationary to prevent
unexpected movement.
Figure 31. Europa Master Remote Keypad
NOTE: If the joystick is not in the neutral (center) position when you turn on the power, you may cause a
fault in the system. See “Out Of Neutral At Power Up.”
System Status Light
The system status light is normally on when the system is powered up, and off when the system is powered down.
It will also flash trouble codes when the system detects a fault. See “Trouble Codes.”
Magnetic Locking Area
Your power chair is equipped with a feature that enables you to “lockout” unauthorized users. For this function, you will
need the magnetic key supplied with your power chair. If you lose this key, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
To enable the lockout system:
1. Hold the magnetic key on or near the key symbol. The system will beep and automatically turn off.
NOTE: None of the remote lights should be lit.
2. Press the on/off key to turn on the power chair. The key symbol will flash, but you will not be able to drive your
power chair. This means that it is still locked.
3. Hold the magnetic key on or near the key symbol again to unlock the system. When the key symbol stops
flashing, you may turn on the power chair.
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NOTE: If you turn on the power chair while it is locked and don’t unlock it after one minute, the power
chair will automatically turn off itself.
Battery Condition Meter
The battery condition meter consists of six lights arranged in an arc over the battery icon. From left to right, the first
two are red, the second two are orange and the last two are green. These lights give you an accurate indication of
your usable battery capacity. If the battery has at least 85% of its rated capacity, all of the lights will be on. As the
battery voltage drops, the number of lights reduces from right to left. When the battery capacity drops to 10% or
below, all of the lights will flash once every second.
Drive Program Select Key
The drive program select key enables you to select a drive program and an actuator mode. Your Dynamic DX
controller was preprogrammed at the factory for five drive programs— 1(slowest) to 5(fastest). The drive mode is
indicated by a number in the center of the keypad.
NOTE: The drive mode settings are preset at the factory. If your authorized Pride Provider changes
these settings, please make note of these changes.
To change the drive mode program:
1. Press the drive mode select key.
2. Move the joystick right to increase the drive mode program.
3. Move the joystick left to decrease the drive mode program.
4. Press the drive mode select key.
Drive Mode and Actuator Display (also Remote Status Display)
This is a seven-segment light that displays the drive program. It also displays a drive inhibit and actuator mode (if
applicable), when they occur.
Actuator Select Keys with Lights
If your power chair is equipped with power accessories such as a power seat or power elevating leg rests, you can
operate them through the remote keypad. Contact your authorized Pride Provider for information on how to
operate these accessories.
Remote Status Light
This light will flash if there is an internal Dynamic DX Remote fault, or if an OONAPU fault has occurred. See “Out
Of Neutral At Power Up.”
Horn Key
The horn key activates the horn.
Battery Saver Feature
When the battery capacity drops to below 21V (typically two lights), the controller will reduce power chair
performance to conserve battery power.
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Off-board Charger/Programming Socket
You may use an off-board charger to charge the power chair batteries through the 3-pin socket located on the front
of the Europa. See figure 41. If you use an off-board charger, the charger current should not exceed 8 amps.
Contact your authorized Pride Provider for more information.
NOTE: The socket may also be used for reprogramming the Europa. Contact your authorized Pride
Provider for more information.
Sleep Mode (If Enabled)
The power chair controller features a sleep mode. Sleep mode is a built-in circuit that will automatically shut off the
main power if the joystick is not moved in any direction for a period of time. This time factor is programmed into the
controller. To restore power and continue, push and key on the keypad.
Trouble Codes
The system status light is displayed within the on/off key. This light is lit if the system is turned on. It also flashes in
groups called trouble codes, to indicate system faults. The table below identifies the individual trouble codes. If
your keypad displays one of these codes, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
TROUBLE CODE
SEQUENCE
DIAGNOSIS
SOLUTION
•—•—•—
••—••—••—
DX module fault
DX accessory fault
See your authorized Pride Provider.
See your authorized Pride Provider.
•••—•••—
••••—••••—
Left motor (or connection) fault
Right motor (or connection) fault
Check left motor wiring.
Check right motor wiring.
•••••—•••••—
••••••—••••••—
Left park brake fault
Right park brake fault
Check motor/brake wiring.
Check motor/brake wiring.
•••••••—•••••••—
•••••••—•••••••—
Low battery fault
Over voltage fault
Check that the battery wiring is secure.
Check that the battery wiring is secure.
•••••••—•••••••—
•••••••—•••••••—
CANL fault
CANA fault
See your authorized Pride Provider.
See your authorized Pride Provider.
•••••••—•••••••—
•••••••—•••••••—
Stall timeout
Module mismatch
Turn unit on, then off.
See your authorized Pride Provider.
NOTE: You must turn the controller off and then on again to reset the controller, even if the source of
the fault is removed/corrected.
In the event of a fault, the system status light displays diagnostic indications. Faults are encoded as follows: one (for
a low battery voltage fault) to twelve (module mismatch) and are displayed by the light flashing the number of times
prescribed by the fault code. The flash sequence (one to twelve) is followed by a long off period (2 seconds). If
more than one fault exists, then the fault having the highest priority is indicated. The controller must be turned off
and then on again even if the source of the fault is removed. If you cannot resolve the problem, contact your
authorized Pride Provider.
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BAT T E R I E S A N D C H A RG I N G
Batteries and Charging
Your power chair uses two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries. These batteries are sealed and maintenance
free. Since they are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte (fluid) level. Deep-cycle batteries are designed
to handle a longer and deeper discharge. Though they are similar in appearance to automotive batteries, they are
not interchangeable. Automotive batteries are not designed to handle a long, deep discharge, and also are unsafe
for use in powered wheelchairs.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not use batteries that exceed the
recommended type and amp-hour capacity. Do not use batteries with different amp-hour
capacities. Refer to specifications table in this manual and in the manual suppled with
the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.
Charging The Batteries
The battery charger is essential in providing long life for your power chair batteries. The battery charger is designed
to optimize your power chair’s performance by charging the batteries safely, quickly, and easily. The charging
system consists of the battery charger, the charger fuse, and the ammeter. The onboard charger is located underneath the electronics tray. The ammeter and charger fuse are located on the electronics tray for easy viewing. See
figure 6. The ammeter indicates the rate of charge being administered to fully recharge the batteries. It is also a
good indication of whether or not the charger is working. The ammeter and the charger are only functional when
the charger power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
PROHIBITED! Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary,
properly install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged
plug access. Failure to heed could result in personal injury and/or property damage.
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension cord to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger
directly into a properly wired standard electrical outlet.
WARNING! You must recharge your power chair’s batteries with the supplied onboard battery
charger. Do not use an automotive-type battery charger.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Read the battery charging instructions
in this manual and in the manual supplied with the battery charger before charging the
batteries.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not expose the off-board battery
charger to rain or other sources of moisture unless it has been tested for outdoor use.
Refer to the manual supplied with the battery charger for more information.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Explosive gases may be generated
while charging the batteries. Keep the power chair and battery charger away from sources
of ignition such as flames or sparks and provide adequate ventilation when charging the
batteries.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Inspect the battery charger, wiring,
and connectors for damage before each use. Contact your authorized Pride Provider if
damage is found.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not attempt to open the battery
charger case. If the battery charger does not appear to be working correctly, contact your
authorized Pride Provider.
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WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! If the off-board battery charger is
equipped with cooling slots, then do not attempt to insert objects through these slots.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not allow unsupervised children
to play near the power chair while the batteries are charging.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! If your off-board battery charger has
not been tested and approved for outdoor use, then do not expose it to adverse or extreme
weather conditions. If the battery charger is exposed to adverse or extreme weather
conditions, then it must be allowed to adjust to the difference in environmental conditions
before use indoors. Refer to the manual supplied with the battery charger for more
information.
To charge the batteries using the onboard charger:
1. Position the rear of your power next to a standard electrical outlet.
2. Be certain the controller power is turned off and the freewheel levers are in the engaged position. See III.
“Your Power Chair.”
3. Slide the rear cover forward.
4. Extend the charger power cord and plug it into the electrical outlet.
NOTE: The power chair incorporates an inhibit function that disables the power chair when the charger
is plugged into an electrical outlet.
5. We recommend you charge the batteries for 8 to 14 hours. As the batteries charge, the ammeter needle slowly
drops to zero.
NOTE: The ammeter indicates how much charge is needed to fully charge the batteries. Wait about a
minute for the charger to warm up. The ammeter may move as high as 5.5 amps, then gradually move
back down to 0 amps as the batteries charge.
6. When the batteries are fully charged, the needle vibrates on or near the zero mark on the ammeter scale.
Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet, wind it up using the hook and loop strap, and place the cord
back into the electronics tray.
To charge the batteries using the off-board charger:
1. Position the front of your power chair next to a standard electrical outlet.
2. Turn off the power to the controller and engage the manual freewheel lever(s) in the drive position. See III.
“Your Power Chair.”
3. Plug the 3-pin extension cable from the off-board battery charger into the off-board battery charger/programming socket on the controller. See VII. “Operation.”
4. Plug the off-board battery charger into the electrical outlet.
NOTE: If it is a Pride off-board charger, then there are two lights in it. The red light indicates that
power to the off-board charger is on. The green light indicates that the batteries are fully charged. If it
is not a Pride off-board charger, then follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer.
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5. When the batteries are fully charged, disconnect the charger from the electrical outlet, then from the controller.
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BAT T E R I E S A N D C H A RG I N G
Battery Break-In
To break in new batteries for maximum efficiency:
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This brings the battery up to about 90% of its peak
performance level.
2. Operate your power chair about the house and yard. Move slowly at first, and do not travel too far until you
become accustomed to the controls and break in the batteries.
3. Give the batteries another full charge of 8 to 14 hours and operate your power chair again. The batteries
should now perform at over 90% of their potential.
4. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries top off at 100% charge and last for an extended period.
Batteries and Charging — Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the charger work?
The battery charger takes the standard electrical outlet voltage of 120 VAC (alternating current) and converts it to
24 VDC (direct current). The power chair batteries use direct current to run your power chair. When the battery
voltage is low, the charger works harder to charge the battery. As the battery voltage approaches full charge, the
charger doesn’t work as hard to complete the charging cycle. When the battery is fully charged, the amperage
from the charger is nearly at zero. This is how the charger maintains a charge but does not overcharge the battery.
Can I use a different battery charger?
You should use the charger supplied with the power chair. It is the safest, most efficient tool to charge the batteries.
We do not recommend using other types of chargers (e.g., an automotive battery charger).
NOTE: Your power chair’s charger will not operate after the batteries have been discharged to nearly
zero voltage. If this happens, call your authorized Pride Provider for assistance.
How often must I charge the batteries?
Many factors come into play when deciding how often to charge the batteries. You may use your power chair all
day on a daily basis or you may not use it for weeks at a time.
! Daily Use
If you use your power chair on a daily basis, charge the batteries as soon as you are finished. Your power chair
will be ready each morning to give you a full day’s service. It is recommended that you charge the batteries 8
to 14 hours after daily use.
! Infrequent Use
If you use your power chair infrequently (once a week or less), you should charge the batteries at least once
per week for 12 to 14 hours.
NOTE: Keep your batteries fully charged and avoid deeply discharging your batteries. Do not charge
the batteries for more than 24 hours at a charging cycle.
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How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely do you have an ideal driving situation such as smooth, flat, hard terrain with no wind, hills, or curves. More
often you are presented with hills, sidewalk cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind. All of
these factors affect the distance or running time per battery charge. The following are a few suggestions for obtaining the maximum range per charge.
! Always fully charge the batteries prior to your trip.
! Maintain 35 psi (2.4 bar) in pneumatic drive wheels.
! Plan your trip in advance to avoid inclines if possible.
! Limit baggage weight to essential items.
! Try to maintain an even speed and avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type of battery should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deepcycle batteries that are similar in performance.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals are contained in batteries. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to
reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a much different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium
batteries (nicads), or in other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to provide
power, drain down their charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge. AGM and Gel-Cell batteries should
be charged as often as possible. They do not have a “memory” like nickel-cadmium batteries.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide a battery that best suits your power chair’s specific
demands. Fresh batteries arrive regularly at Pride and are promptly shipped with a full charge. During shipping, the
batteries encounter temperature extremes that may influence initial performance. Heat robs the charge from the
battery, and cold slows the power available and extends the time needed to recharge the battery (just as with a car
battery).
It might take a few days for the temperature of the battery to stabilize and adjust to its new ambient temperature.
More importantly, it takes a few “charging cycles” (a partial drain—then a full recharge) to establish the critical
chemical balance that is essential to the battery’s peak performance and long life. It is well worth it to take the time
to break in your battery properly.
NOTE: The useful life of a battery is quite often a reflection of the care it receives.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
A fully charged, deep-cycle battery provides reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your power
chair’s batteries fully charged whenever possible. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently
charged, or stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable power chair operation and
limited battery life.
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AND CHARGING
How should I store my power chair and its batteries?
If you do not use your power chair regularly, we recommend maintaining battery vitality by charging the batteries at
least once a week.
If you do not plan on using your power chair for an extended period, fully charge the batteries prior to storage.
Disconnect the battery harnesses and store the power chair in a warm, dry environment. Avoid temperature
extremes, such as freezing and excessively hot conditions, and never attempt to charge a frozen battery. A cold or
frozen battery should be warmed for several days prior to recharging.
NOTE: If you are storing a power chair for an extended period of time, you may wish to block the unit
up with several boards under the frame. This keeps the tires off the ground and prevents the possibility
of flat spots developing in the tires.
What about public transportation?
AGM and Gel-Cell batteries are designed for application in power chairs and other mobility vehicles. These
batteries are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, allowing safe transportation on aircraft, buses, and
trains, as there is no danger of spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the carrier’s ticket counter in advance
to determine that carrier’s specific requirements.
What about shipping?
If you wish to use a freight company to ship your power chair to your final destination, repack your power chair in
the original shipping container and ship the batteries in separate boxes.
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CARE
AND
MAINTENANCE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Jazzy 1122 is a sophisticated power chair. Like any motorized vehicle, it requires routine maintenance checks.
You can perform some of these checks, but others require assistance from an authorized Pride Provider. Preventive maintenance is very important. If you follow the maintenance checks in this section as scheduled, you can help
ensure that your power chair gives you years of trouble-free operation. If you have any doubt as to your power
chair’s care or operation, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
Your power chair, like most electrical equipment, is susceptible to damage from the elements. Avoid damp areas of
any kind.
WARNING! Direct exposure to water or dampness could cause the power chair to malfunction
electronically and mechanically. Water can cause electrical components to corrode and the chair’s
frame to rust.
Should your power chair come in contact with water:
1. Dry your power chair as thoroughly as possible with a dry towel.
2. Allow your power chair to sit in a warm, dry place for 12 hours to allow unseen water to evaporate.
3. Check the joystick operation and the brakes before using your power chair again.
4. If any inconsistencies are found, take your power chair to an authorized Pride Provider.
Temperature
Some of the parts of your power chair are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature. Always keep your
power chair between the temperatures of 18° and 122°.
! In extremely cold temperatures the batteries may freeze. The specific temperature at which they freeze depends on a number of factors, such as battery charge, usage, and composition of the batteries (e.g., AGM or
Gel-Cell).
! Temperatures above 122° may cause your power chair to operate at a reduced speed. This reduced speed is
a safety feature built into the controller that helps prevent damage to the motor and other electrical components. See VII. “Operation.”
General Guidelines
! Avoid knocking or bumping the controller, especially the joystick.
! Avoid prolonged exposure of your power chair to extreme conditions, such as heat, cold, or moisture.
! Keep the controller clean.
! Check all controller connectors on the electronics tray to ensure that they are all tight and secured properly. Also check
the charger power cord.
! Make sure the drive tires are inflated to 35 psi (2.4 bar).
WARNING! Overinflating tires can cause them to explode and can result in personal injury.
WARNING! Do not use a high pressure hose to inflate your tires.
! Use a rubber conditioner on the tire sidewalls to help preserve them.
WARNING! Never use a rubber conditioner on the tread area of the tires; doing so may make the
tires slippery and cause your power chair to skid.
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! The body shroud has been sprayed with a clear sealant coating. You can apply a light coat of car wax to help
it retain its high-gloss appearance.
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and are not corroded. Batteries must sit flat within
the battery well, with the battery terminals facing inward, toward each other. Refer to the frame decal for the
correct wiring layout.
! All wheel bearings are prelubricated and sealed. They require no subsequent lubrication.
Daily Checks
! With the controller turned off, check the joystick. Make sure it is not bent or damaged and that it returns to the
center when you release it. Check the rubber boot around the base of the joystick for damage. Visually inspect
the boot. Do not handle or try to repair it. See your authorized Pride Provider if there is a problem.
! Visually inspect the controller harnesses. Make sure that they are not frayed or cut or have any wires exposed.
See your authorized Pride Provider if there is a problem with any of these harnesses.
Weekly Checks
! Disconnect and inspect the controller and the charger harnesses from the electronics tray. Look for corrosion.
Contact your authorized Pride Provider if necessary.
! Ensure that all parts of the controller system are securely fastened to your power chair. Do not overtighten any
screws.
! Check for proper tire inflation. There should be 35 psi (2.4 bar) in each tire. If a tire does not hold air, see an
authorized Pride Provider for replacement of the tube.
! Check the brakes. This test should be carried out on a level surface with at least three feet of clearance around
your power chair.
To check the brakes:
1. Turn on the controller and turn down the speed level of your power chair.
2. After one second, check the battery condition meter. Make sure that it remains on.
3. Slowly push the joystick forward until you hear the electric brakes click. Immediately release the joystick. You
must be able to hear each electrical brake operating within a few seconds of joystick movement. Repeat this
test three times, pushing the joystick backwards, then left, and then right.
Monthly Checks
! Check that the anti-tip wheels do not rub the ground when you are operate your power chair. Adjust them as
necessary. See V. “Comfort Adjustments.”
! Check for extreme wear on the anti-tip wheels. Replace them as necessary.
! Check for drive tire wear. See an authorized Pride Provider for repair.
! Check the rear casters for wear. Replace them as necessary.
! Check the rear forks for damage or fluttering which indicates that they may need to be adjusted or have the
bearings replaced. See an authorized Pride Provider for repair.
! Keep your power chair clean and free of foreign material, such as mud, dirt, hair, food, drink, etc.
Yearly Checks
Take your power chair to an authorized Pride Provider for yearly maintenance. This helps ensure that your power
chair is functioning properly and helps prevent future complications.
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Storage
Your power chair should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes. When storing, disconnect the
batteries from the power chair. See VIII. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust and the electronics can be
damaged.
Disposal of Your Power Chair
Your power chair must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact
your local waste disposal agency or an authorized Pride Provider for information of proper disposal of power chair
packaging, metal frame components, plastic components, electronics, and batteries.
Cleaning Instructions
! Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic and metal parts of your power chair.
Avoid using products that may scratch the surface of your power chair.
! If necessary, clean your product with an approved disinfectant. Make sure the disinfectant is safe for use on
your product before application.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury and product damage! Follow all safety instructions for
the proper use of the disinfectant before applying it to your product.
WARNING! Never hose off your power chair or place it in direct contact with water. Your power
chair has a painted, ABS plastic body shroud that allows it to be easily wiped clean with a damp
cloth.
WARNING! Never use any chemicals to clean a vinyl seat, as they may cause the seat to become
slippery or dry out and crack. Use soapy water and dry the seat thoroughly.
Wheel Replacement
If you have pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, replace the tube. If your chair is equipped with a solid tire insert,
then replace the entire wheel assembly. Replacement tires, tubes, and wheel assemblies are readily available
through your authorized Pride Provider.
WARNING! To avoid possible injury, be sure that the controller’s power is turned off and
the power chair is not in freewheel mode before performing this procedure.
WARNING! Completely deflate pneumatic tires before attempting repair.
TIRE
TUBE
DRIVE WHEEL
NUT
SCREWS
REAR RIM HALF
FRONT RIM HALF
DRIVE WHEEL
WASHER
Figure 32. Jazzy 1122 Drive Wheel
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Follow these easy steps for a quick and safe repair for both solid and pneumatic tires:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Set the power chair up on blocks.
3. If you are changing a pneumatic tire, completely deflate it before removing the wheel.
4. Remove the drive wheel nut and washer from the axle. See figure 32.
5. Pull the wheel off the axle.
6. Remove the screws from the rim assembly and separate the front and rear rim. See figure 33.
7. Remove the old tube from the pneumatic tire and replace it with a new tube or replace the entire assembly if it
is a solid tire.
8. Reassemble the rims and reinstall the screws.
9. Slide the wheel back onto the axle.
10. Reinstall the drive wheel nut and washer into the axle and tighten.
11. Inflate the pneumatic tires to 35 psi (2.4 bar).
12. Remove the power chair from the blocks.
Battery Replacement
A diagram is printed on a decal on your power chair frame near the
battery tray. See figure 34.
WARNING! Prevent injur y. Do not replace the
batteries when the seat is occupied.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries
and wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See
specifications table. If you are unable to lift that
much weight, be sure to get help. Lifting beyond
your capacity can result in personal injury.
Figure 34. Battery Connections
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not mix or match new and old
batteries. If you encounter a situation where one battery needs to be replaced, then replace
both batteries. Refer to specifications table in this manual and the manual supplied with
the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.
To replace the batteries:
1. Remove the detent pin from the bottom of the foot frame.
2. Lift the foot frame straight up to remove it from the mounting bracket.
3. Locate the two wiring harnesses that are attached to the batteries.
4. Disconnect these two harnesses from their respective quick disconnects by pulling the quick disconnects toward you.
5. Remove the batteries from the power base assembly.
6. Disconnect the battery harnesses from the positive and negative terminals.
7. Replace old batteries with new ones.
8. Connect the wire labeled BAT (+) to a battery’s positive (red) terminal. Connect the wire labeled BAT (-) to
the negative (black) terminal. Install the battery in the rear of your power chair’s battery tray with the battery’s
terminals facing inward, toward the center of the power chair. Plug the wiring harness into a quick disconnect.
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9. Connect the wire labeled BAT (+) to the other battery’s positive (red) terminal. Connect the wire labeled BAT
(-) to the negative (black) terminal. Install the battery in the front of your power chair’s battery tray with the
battery’s terminals facing inward, toward the center of the power chair. Plug the wiring harness into a quick
disconnect.
WARNING! Make sure you tighten the fasteners so that the connections are secure.
10. Replace the foot frame using the detent pin to secure.
When to See Your Authorized Pride Provider for Service
The following symptoms could indicate a serious problem with your power chair. If necessary, contact your authorized Pride Provider. When calling, have the model number, serial number, nature of the problem, and the trouble code
if available.
! Motor noise
! Frayed harnesses
! Cracked or broken connectors
! Uneven wear on any of the tires
! Jerky motion
! Pulling to one side
! Bent or broken wheel assemblies
! Does not power up
! Powers up, but does not move
Corrective Maintenance
If the battery condition meter does not light up when you turn on the power:
! Check the harness connections. Make sure they are tight.
! Check the circuit breaker. Reset it if necessary.
! Check the battery connections.
If the above conditions prove normal, you can load test the batteries with a battery load tester. These testers are
available at automotive parts stores. Disconnect both batteries before load testing and follow the directions that
come with the load tester. If either one of the batteries fails the load test, replace both of them. If your power chair
still does not power up, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
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LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
For the lifetime of your power chair from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the
original purchaser, free of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in material and/or workmanship:
Structural frame components, including:
! Main Frame
! Fixed-position seat post
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free
of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
Electronic components, including:
! Charger Assembly
! Controller
! Joystick
Other components, including:
! Foot riggings
Main frame assemblies, including:
! Anti-tip forks
! Caster forks
! Caster beam
! Metal seat framing
! Electrical Harnesses
! Foot rigging mounting brackets
18-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
For eighteen (18) months from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original
purchaser, free of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of
Pride to be defective in material and/or workmanship:
! Motor/gearbox assembly
! Power seat actuator
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one (1) year from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free
of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
! Accessories
! Brakes (electronic function ONLY)
SIX-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
For six (6) months from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser,
free of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
! Bearings and bushings
! Plastic components, except body
The battery is covered by a separate six-month warranty, provided by the battery manufacturer. The batteries are
not warranted by Pride.
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RECONDITIONED UNITS WARRANTY
All reconditioned units are covered by a six-month warranty from Pride effective from the date of purchase.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not extend to those items which may require replacement due to normal wear and tear.
! ABS Plastic shrouds
! Motor brushes
! Upholstery and seating
! Brake Pads
! Tires and tubes
! Fuses/Bulbs
! Circumstances beyond the control of Pride
! Labor, service calls, shipping, and other charges incurred for repair of the product, unless specifically autho-
rized, IN ADVANCE, by Pride Mobility Products Corporation
! Repairs and/or modifications made to any part without specific consent from Pride
Exclusions also include components with damage caused by:
! Contamination
! Abuse, misuse, accident, or negligence
! Battery fluid spillage or leakage
! Commercial use, or use other than normal
! Improper operation, maintenance, or storage
NOTE: Gradual deterioration in performance because the battery has been left in a discharged state,
left in cold conditions for an extended period of time, or worn out through heavy use is not covered.
SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty service must be performed by a authorized Pride Provider. Do not return faulty parts to Pride without
prior written authorization. All transportation costs and shipping damage incurred while submitting parts for repair or
replacement are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Failure to follow the instructions, warnings, and notes in the owner’s manual and those located on your Pride
product can result in personal injury or product damage and will void Pride’s product warranty.
There is no other express warranty.
IMPLIED WARRANTIES
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one (1)
year from the date of purchase and to the extent permitted by law. Any and all implied warranties are excluded.
This is the exclusive remedy. Liabilities for consequential damages under any and all warranties are excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion of
limitation incidental or consequential damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Please fill out and return the product registration card to Pride. This will aid Pride in providing the best possible
technical and customer service.
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Quality Control - Jazzy 1122
Thank you for making the Jazzy 1122 your choice in power chairs. The following checkmarks
indicate that we have thoroughly inspected and test driven your power chair.
Inclusion of all Parts
Joystick Serial Number
Controller Serial Number
Left Motor Serial Number
Right Motor Serial Number
Fit and Finish
Performance
Pride keeps a more detailed report on file at the factory.
Date Inspected
Inspector
*INFMANU1489*
Product Serial Number