Quickie S-646 SE Operating instructions

S-636 / S-646 SE
Q uickie® S-636 / S-646 SE
BC, SC, MPC / BD, SD, MPD
Supplier:
User:
This manual must be given to the user of
this wheelchair.
Before using this wheelchair read this entire
manual and save for future reference.
Owner ’s Manual
S-636 / S-646
I. INTRODUCTION
SUNRISE LISTENS
Thank you for choosing a Quickie wheelchair. We want to hear
your questions or comments about this manual, the safety and reliability of your chair, and the service you receive from your Sunrise
supplier. Please feel free to write or call us at the address and telephone number below:
Sunrise Medical
Customer Service Department
7477 East Dry Creek Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80503
(303) 218-4500 or (800) 333-4000
FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
Your authorized supplier knows your wheelchair best, and can
answer most of your questions about chair safety, use and maintenance. For future reference, fill in the following:
Supplier: _______________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Telephone: _____________________________________________________________
Serial #: ________________________________________ Date/Purchased:_________
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II. TABLE OF CONTENTS
III. YOUR CHAIR AND ITS PARTS...................................4
IV. NOTICE– READ BEFORE USE.....................................6
V. EMI (ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE) ............7
A. WHAT IS EMI?...................................................................7
B. WHAT EFFECT CAN EMI HAVE?....................................7
C. SOURCES OF EMI ...........................................................7
D.DISTANCE FROM THE SOURCE....................................7
E. IMMUNITY LEVEL............................................................7
F. REPORT ALL SUSPECTED EMI INCIDENTS .................7
VI. GENERAL WARNINGS.................................................8
A. NOTICE TO RIDER .........................................................8
B. NOTICE TO ATTENDANTS ...........................................8
C.WEIGHT LIMIT.................................................................8
D.CONTROLLER SETTINGS...............................................8
E. EMI ....................................................................................8
F. SAFETY CHECK-LIST.......................................................8
G.CHANGES & ADJUSTMENTS .........................................9
H. WHEN SEATED IN A PARKED WHEELCHAIR .............9
I. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.................................9
J. TERRAIN...........................................................................9
K. STREET USE .....................................................................9
L. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY..............................................9
M. CENTER OF BALANCE..................................................9
N.TRANSFERS ....................................................................10
O.REACHING OR LEANING.............................................10
P. DRESSING OR CHANGING CLOTHES........................10
Q.OBSTACLES....................................................................10
R. DRIVING IN REVERSE....................................................10
S. RAMPS, SLOPES & SIDEHILLS .......................................10
T. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A FALL,
TIP-OVER OR LOSS OF CONTROL ............................11
U. RAMPS AT HOME & WORK .........................................11
V. WHEELCHAIR LIFTS......................................................11
W. CURBS & SINGLE STEPS ..............................................11
X.STAIRS .............................................................................11
Y. ESCALATORS .................................................................11
VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS ..............12
A. ANTI-TIP LEVERS ...........................................................12
B. ARMRESTS ......................................................................12
C.BATTERIES......................................................................12
D.CUSHIONS & SLING SEATS ..........................................12
E. FASTENERS ....................................................................12
F. FOOTRESTS ...................................................................12
G.MOTOR LOCKS .............................................................12
H.ON/OFF SWITCH ..........................................................12
I. PNEUMATIC TIRES........................................................12
J. POSITIONING BELTS ...................................................12
K. PUSH HANDLES ............................................................13
L. REAR WHEEL LOCKS ....................................................13
M. SEATING SYSTEMS .......................................................13
N. UPHOLSTERY FABRIC..................................................13
O. ASSIGNABLE CONTROLS............................................13
VIII. TIPS FOR ATTENDANTS ..........................................13
A. TO CLIMB A CURB OR SINGLE STEP..........................13
B. TO DESCEND A CURB OR SINGLE STEP ...................13
IX. SET-UP, ADJUSTMENT, & USE ..................................14
A. NOTES............................................................................14
B. TOOLS YOU WILL NEED .............................................14
C.CHECK-OUT..................................................................14
D.BATTERY REMOVAL ......................................................15
E. SWING-AWAY FOOTRESTS..........................................15
F. ELEVATING LEGREST ....................................................15
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G.TO ADJUST THE HEIGHT OF THE
REMOTE JOYSTICK ......................................................15
H. REMOTE JOYSTICK SWING-AWAY RETRACTABLE
MOUNT.........................................................................16
I. DUAL-POST HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE FLIP-BACK
ARMRESTS ....................................................................16
J. HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS................................16
K. BACKREST .....................................................................17
L. SEAT DEPTH ..................................................................17
M. SEAT HEIGHT AND ANGLE ADJUSTMENT...............17
N. WHEEL LOCKS .............................................................17
O.SUSPENSION .................................................................18
P. CHECK-OUT..................................................................18
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ..................................19
–POWER RECLINE......................................................19
A. NOTES ...........................................................................19
B. TOOLS YOU WILL NEED.............................................19
C. LATERAL THORACIC SUPPORTS................................20
D. HEADREST ....................................................................20
E. ARMREST HEIGHT ........................................................20
F. ARMREST ANGLE ...........................................................20
G. ARM TROUGHS ............................................................20
H. JAY® SOLID BACKREST– HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT ....20
I. FOAM BACK....................................................................20
J. SEAT DEPTH ...................................................................21
K. BACKREST PIVOT POINT ............................................21
L. LEGREST.........................................................................22
M. SEAT FRAME TILT STOP PADS....................................22
N. CHECK-OUT ................................................................22
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A. PERFORMANCE CONTROL SETTINGS ......................23
B. ON BOARD PROGRAMMER OR DTT (DIAGNOSTIC
TEST TOOL) OR RNET PC PROGRAMMER ................23
C.THERMAL ROLL-BACK .................................................23
D.JOYSTICK STATIONARY................................................24
E. VR2 JOYSTICK ASSEMBLY ............................................24
F. R-NET JOYSTICKS & OMNI CONTROLLER ................25
G. RNET CONTROLLER ...................................................26
H. LED JOYSTICK...............................................................27
I. LCD SCREEN .................................................................28
J. COLOR LCD SCREEN ....................................................29
K. MOTOR BRAKES ...........................................................30
BATTERIES..................................................................31
A. INTRODUCTION .........................................................31
B. BATTERY CHARGER .....................................................31
C. ACID BURNS (UNSEALED WET CELL
BATTERIES) ...................................................................32
D. CONNECTING BATTERIES IN BATTERY BOX..........32
E. CHARGING BATTERIES.................................................33
F. DISPOSING OF BATTERIES...........................................33
MAINTENANCE .........................................................34
A. NOTES ...........................................................................34
B. CLEANING ....................................................................34
C.STORAGE TIPS ..............................................................34
D.BATTERY MAINTENANCE............................................34
E. PNEUMATIC TIRES........................................................35
F. TO REPAIR OR REPLACE A TIRE..................................35
G. MOTOR BRUSHES .......................................................35
H. ORDERING PARTS .......................................................35
I. MAINTENANCE CHART................................................36
WIRING DIAGRAMS ..................................................37
SUNRISE LIMITED WARRANTY ...............................41
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III. YOUR CHAIR AND ITS PARTS
YOUR QUICKIE S-636 / S-646 SE & ITS PARTS
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Push Handle
Flip back dual post armrest
Remote joystick
Aluminum Seat Pan
Swing-away footrest latch plate
Swing-away footrest hanger
Heel loop
Angle adjustable footplate
Backrest
Backrest pivot plate
Adjustable towel bar
Battery Box
Rear caster stabilizers
4" Rear casters
14" drive wheels
Suspension
8" Front caster
Front caster fork
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All features may not be available with some
chair setups or in conjunction with another
chair feature. Please consult your supplier for
more information. Your authorized supplier
can also provide you with more information
on accessories.
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Weight
156 lb. without batteries
Drive Wheels
14" Cast Aluminum
Tire types:
Standard - pneumatic
Option - airless insert
Joystick
Standard - remote (right-hand
or left-hand mount)
Option - swing-away retractable joystick
Batteries
(2 deep cycle batteries required
to operate chair)
Gp 24 deep cycle gel
Battery Charger
Standard - off board
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Colors
See Order Form for current
color selection.
Chair Parts
Standard - black
Positioning Belt
Standard - 1.5" auto buckle
Option - 2" aircraft buckle
Option - 2" padded aircraft buckle
User Weight Limit
S-636 BC/SC – 400 lbs
S-636 MPC – 300 lbs
S-646 BD/SD/MPD – 300 lbs
Seat Frame Dimensions
Seat Frame width: standard - 14"-24"
Seat depth: 14"-22"
Standard Cushion: 2" foam
Option- Cushions: Jay Cushions
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Backrest
Standard - Non-folding: 15" - 24"
Footrest
Standard - Swing-away with angle
adjustable footplates and heel loops.
Option - elevating legrests and multipositional
Casters
Standard - 8" airless insert
Option - 8" solid, 8" pneumatic
9" solid insert
Armrests
Standard - dual post flip back
Option - height-adjustable dual post or single post with desk or full length waterfall pads or standard pads
Wheel Locks
Option - Push-to-lock
Option - 6" extension handles
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III. YOUR CHAIR AND ITS PARTS
YOUR POWER RECLINE SEATING SYSTEM & ITS PARTS
Quickie Power Recline
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Remote Joystick
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Height Adjustable Armrest
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Backrest
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Headrest
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Back Support Shroud
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Vent Tray (optional)
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Backrest Pivot Plate
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S-636 / S-646 Power Base
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Angle Adjustable Foot Plate
10. Calf Pad
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11. Elevating Legrest (optional)
12. Seat Pan
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All features may not be available with some
chair setups or in conjunction with another
chair feature. Please consult your supplier for
more information. Your authorized supplier
can also provide you with more information
on accessories.
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Joystick
Standard– remote (right-hand or lefthand mount)
Option– Swing-away retractable joystick
Seat Frame Dimensions
Seat frame width– standard: 14"-24"
Seat depth– 14"-22" adjustable
Solid seat back
Aluminum seat pan
Optional cushions: Jay® cushions
CG Tilt: 3° - 50°
Recline: 90° - 170°
Backrest
Standard– Non-folding 18" - 29"
Footrest
Standard– Swing-away with angleadjustable footplates and heel loops.
Option– elevating legrests, multi-position, power ELR, power ALR
Armrests
Standard– Reclining, height-adjustable,
with pad or trough
Swing-Away Lateral Thoracic Supports
Option– Curved or Straight
Headrest
Standard– 8" x 5" or 7" x 4"
Headrest pad
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IV. NOTICE– READ BEFORE USE
A. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CHAIR & SAFETY OPTIONS
Sunrise provides a choice of many power wheelchair styles, sizes and adjustments to meet the
needs of the rider. However, final selection of a wheelchair rests solely with you and your
health care professional. Choosing the best chair for you depends on such things as:
1. Your size, disability, strength, balance and coordination.
2. Your intended use, and your level of activity.
3. The types of hazards you must overcome in daily use (in areas where you are likely to
use your chair).
4. The need for options for your safety and comfort (such as positioning belts or special
seat systems).
B. ADJUST CHAIR TO YOUR ABILITY
You need to work with your doctor, nurse or therapist, and your supplier, to fit this chair and
adjust the controller settings for your level of function and ability level.
C. REVIEW THIS MANUAL OFTEN
Before using this chair you, and each person who may assist you, should read this entire Manual
and make sure to follow all instructions. Review the warnings often, until they are second nature
to you.
D.WARNINGS
The word “WARNING” refers to a hazard or unsafe practice that may cause severe injury or
death to you or to other persons. The “Warnings” are in four main sections, as follows:
1. V. — EMI
Here you will learn about electomagnetic interference and how it can affect your chair.
2. VI — GENERAL WARNINGS
Here you will find a safety checklist and a summary of risks you need to be
aware of before you ride this chair.
3. VII — WARNINGS — COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
Here you will learn about your chair. Consult your supplier and your health care
professional to help you choose the best set-up and options for your safety.
4. XI — BATTERIES
Here you will learn about battery and charger safety, and how to avoid injury.
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V. EMI (ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE)
D.DISTANCE FROM THE SOURCE
WARNING
WARNING
Heed all warnings to reduce the risk of unintended
brake release or chair movement:
1. Beware of the danger from hand-held transceivers.
Never turn on or use a hand-held transceiver while
power to your chair is on. Use extra care if you believe
that such a device may be in use near your chair.
2. Be aware of nearby radio or TV stations, and avoid
coming close to them.
3. If unintended movement occurs, turn your chair off as
soon as it is safe to do so.
EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as you get closer to the
source. For this reason, EMI from hand-held devices is of special concern. (See C.1) A person using one of these devices can bring high
levels of EM energy very close to your chair without you knowing it.
E. IMMUNITY LEVEL
WARNING
1. The level of EM energy is measured in volts per meter (V/m).
Every power wheelchair can resist EMI up to a certain level.
This is called its “immunity level”.
2. The higher the immunity level, the less the risk of EMI. It is
believed that a 20 V/m immunity level will protect the power
wheelchair user from the more common sources of radio waves.
3. The configuration tested and found to be immune to at least 20
V/m is: Quickie S-636 / S-646 power wheelchair with a right
hand mounted RNET remote joystick system, 20” seat width,
18” seat depth, dual-post height adjustable armrests, swingaway hangers and GP 24 gel cell batteries.
4. Specialty input devices with an unknown immunity level
because the devices were not tested with the S-636 / S-646
and RNET controller include:
A. WHAT IS EMI?
WARNING
1. EMI means: electromagnetic (EM) interference (I). EMI
comes from radio wave sources such as radio transmitters
and transceivers. (A “transceiver” is a device that both sends
and receives radio wave signals).
2. There are a number of sources of intense EMI in your daily
environment. Some of these are obvious and easy to avoid.
Others are not, and you may not be able to avoid them.
3. Powered wheelchairs may be susceptible to electromagnetic
interference (EMI) emitted from sources such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, twoway radios, and cellular phones.
4. EMI can also be produced by conducted sources or electostatic discharge (ESD).
• Breath Control
• Heavy Duty Switched
Joystick
• Proportional Head
Control
• Wafer Board
• Tri-Switch Head Array
• Proportional MiniJoystick/Chin Control
• Proximity Head Array
• Zero Touch Switch
• 4-Zero Touch Switch
B. WHAT EFFECT CAN EMI HAVE?
WARNING
1. EMI can cause your chair, without warning, to:
• Release its brakes
• Move by itself
• Move in unintended directions
If any of these occurs, it could result in severe injury to you
or others.
2. EMI can damage the control system of your chair. This could
create a safety hazard, and lead to costly repairs.
WARNING
The sources of EMI fall into three broad types:
1. Hand-Held Transceivers:
The antenna is usually mounted directly on the unit. These include:
Citizens band (CB) radios, “Walkie-talkies”, Security, fire and police
radios, Cellular phones, Lap-top computers with phone or fax,
Other personal communication devices
WARNING
There is no way to know the effect on EMI if you add
accessories or modify this chair. Any change to your
chair may increase the risk of EMI. Parts from other
suppliers have unknown EMI properties.
These devices can transmit signals while they are on, even if not in use.
F. REPORT ALL SUSPECTED EMI INCIDENTS
2. Medium-Range Mobile Transceivers:
These include two-way radios used in police cars, fire trucks,
ambulances and taxi cabs. The antenna is usually mounted on the
outside of the vehicle.
WARNING
You should promptly report any unintended movement or brake
release. Be sure to indicate whether there was a radio wave source
near your chair at the time.
3. Long-Range Transceivers:
These include commercial radio and TV broadcast antenna towers
and amateur (HAM) radios.
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5-Zero Touch Switch
Treadle Switch
Ribbon Switch
Disc Switch
Buddy Button
Micro Light
Star Board
Penta Switch
Plate Switch
Soft Switch
Grasp Switch
Wobble Switch
Individuals with physical limitations requiring the use of
a specialty control input device known not to be
immune to 20 V/m, or not known, should exercise extra
care around known sources of EMI.
C. SOURCES OF EMI
WARNING
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Contact: Sunrise Medical Customer Service Department at
(800) 333-4000.
The following are not likely to cause EMI problems: Lap-top computers (without phone or fax), Cordless phones, TV sets or AM/FM
radios, CD or tape players.
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VI. GENERAL WARNINGS
C. WEIGHT LIMIT
WARNING
WARNING
Heed all warnings in this section. If you fail to do so a
fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause
severe injury to your or others.
1. Never exceed the following weight capacities:
S-636 SC = 400 lbs; S-636 MPC = 300 lbs; S-646 = 300 lbs.
The weight capacity of your S-636/S-646 is identified by a label
located on the inside cover of the battery compartment door.
2. Never use this chair for weight training if the total weight
(rider plus weights lifted) exceeds the indicated weight
capacity of the wheelchair.
3. Exceeding the weight limit is likely to damage the seat, frame
or fasteners and may cause severe injury to you or others
from chair failure.
4. Exceeding the weight limit will void the warranty.
A. NOTICE TO RIDER
WARNING
1. Before using this chair, you should be trained in its safe use
by your health care professional.
2. Every wheelchair is different. Take the time to learn the feel
of this chair before you begin riding.
3. Be aware that you must develop your own methods for the
safe use of this chair that are best suited to your level of
function and ability.
4. Have someone help you practice bending, reaching and
transfering until you learn how to do them safely.
5. Never try a new maneuver on your own unless you are sure
it is safe.
6. Get to know the areas where you plan to use your chair.
Look for hazards and learn how to avoid them.
D.CONTROLLER SETTINGS
WARNING
Be aware that you may need to adjust the controller settings of
your chair to reduce the risk of a collision, fall or tip-over.
1. Check and adjust the settings every six to twelve months (or
more often, if needed).
2. Consult your supplier to adjust the control settings immediately if you notice any change in your ability to:
• Control the joystick.
• Hold your torso erect.
• Avoid running into objects.
B. NOTICE TO ATTENDANTS
WARNING
Make sure you heed all warnings and follow all instructions in each
section of this manual. (Be aware that warnings that apply to the
rider also apply to you).
E. EMI
WARNING
Notes:
1. You need to work with the rider, and the rider’s doctor,
nurse or therapist, to develop safe methods best suited to
your abilities and those of the rider.
2. To manually push the chair you must release the motor locks.
• Make sure you have full control over the chair when you
release the motor locks. When you do so the chair will
not have brakes.
3. Propel this chair by the push handles only. They provide
secure points for you to hold the rear of the chair to prevent
a fall or tip-over.
• Check to make sure push handle grips will not rotate or
slip off.
Read Section V to learn about EMI. To reduce the risk of unintended brake release or chair movement:
1. Never turn on or use a hand-held transceiver while power to
your chair is on.
Use extra care if you believe that such a device may be in use
near your chair.
2. Be aware of nearby radio or TV stations, and avoid coming
close to them.
3. If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn your
chair off as soon
as it is safe.
F. SAFETY CHECK-LIST
Helping The Rider Overcome An Obstacle:
1. To prevent injury to your back, use good posture and proper
body mechanics. When you lift or support the rider or tilt
the chair, bend your knees slightly and keep your back as
upright and straight as you can.
2. Before each maneuver, tell the rider what you plan to do,
and explain what you expect the rider to do. This will put the
rider at ease and reduce the risk of an accident.
3. Go straight up and straight down a curb or stair. If you turn,
or climb or descend at an angle, a fall or tip-over is likely.
4. Remind the rider to lean back when you tilt the chair backward.
5. Lower the chair slowly. Do not let the chair drop to the
pavement or ground. Doing so may damage the chair or
injure the rider.
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Before each use of this chair:
1. Make sure the chair operates smoothly. Check for noise,
vibration, or a change in ease of use. (They may indicate low
tire pressure, loose fasteners, or damage to your chair).
• If you detect a problem, make sure to repair or adjust
the chair. Deferring repair or adjustment could increase
the risk for injury. Your supplier can help you find and
correct the problem.
2. Make sure batteries are charged. Green lights on charge indicator will light up when charge is full. Yellow lights indicate
battery charge level is getting low. Red lights indicate batteries are in immediate need of charging.
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VI. GENERAL WARNINGS
G. CHANGES & ADJUSTMENTS
J. TERRAIN
WARNING
WARNING
1. This chair is designed for use on firm, even surfaces such as
concrete, asphalt and indoor flooring.
2. Do not operate your chair in sand, loose soil or over rough
terrain. Doing so may damage wheels, bearings, axles or
motors, or loosen fasteners.
Never use non-Quickie parts or make a changes to your
chair unless authorized by Sunrise. (Doing so will void the
Warranty, and may create a safety hazard).
1. If you modify or adjust this chair it may increase the risk of a
fall or tip-over.
2. Modifications unauthorized by Sunrise constitutes remanufacturing of the wheelchair. This voids the warranty. The rider
then assumes all future liability for the wheelchair.
K. STREET USE
WARNING
In most states, power chairs are not legal for use on
public roads. Be alert to the danger of motor vehicles
on roads or in parking lots.
1. At night, or when it is hard to see, use reflective tape on your
chair and clothing.
2. It may be hard for drivers to see you. Make eye contact with
drivers before you proceed. When in doubt, yield until you
are sure it is safe.
H.WHEN SEATED IN A PARKED
WHEELCHAIR
WARNING
1. Always turn off all power to your chair when you are
parked, even for a moment. This will prevent:
• Accidental movement from contact with the joystick by
you or others.
• Unintended brake release or movement from EMI
sources. (See Section V)
2. Make sure that persons who help you (for example, store
clerks) are aware of the joystick and do not touch it. If they
do, your chair may move suddenly when you do not expect
it.
L. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
WARNING
To date, the U.S. Department of Transportation has not
approved any tie down system for transporting a wheelchair in a motor vehicle.
1. Never sit in this chair while in a moving vehicle. In an accident or sudden stop you may be thrown from the chair.
• Wheelchair belts are designed to position the rider
only and will not protect you in an accident; further
injury may result from the belts.
2. Always move to an approved vehicle seat. You must be
secured with proper motor vehicle restraints.
3. Never transport this chair in the front seat of a vehicle. It
may shift and interfere with the driver.
4. Always secure this chair so that it cannot roll or shift.
I. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
WARNING
Your chair is not designed for use in a heavy rain storm, or in
snowy or icy conditions.
1. Contact with water or excessive moisture can cause an electrical malfunction. The frame, motors and other chair parts
are not water-tight and may rust or corrode from the inside.
To avoid a chair failure:
• Minimize exposure of your chair to a rain storm or very
wet conditions.
• Never take your chair into a shower, tub, pool or sauna.
• Do not use your chair in fresh or salt water (such as at
the edge of a stream, lake, or ocean).
• Make sure battery cover is secure.
• Replace joystick boot if it becomes torn or cracked.
• Make sure all electrical connections are secure.
• Dry the chair as soon as you can if it gets wet, or if you use
water to clean it.
2. Proceed slowly and use extra care if you must operate your
chair on a wet or slick surface.
• Do so only if you are sure it is safe.
• Stop if one or both main wheels lose traction. If this
occurs, you may lose control of your chair or fall.
• Never operate your chair on a slope or ramp if there is
snow, ice, water or oil film present.
• When in doubt, have someone help you.
3. When not in use, keep your chair in a clean, dry place.
M. CENTER OF BALANCE
WARNING
The point where this chair will tip forward, back, or to
the side depends on its center of balance and stability.
The Center Of Balance Is Affected By:
1. The seat height and seat angle.
2. A change in your body position, posture or weight distribution.
3. Using this chair on a ramp or slope.
4. The use of a back pack or other options, and the amount of
added weight.
To Reduce The Risk Of A Fall Or Tip-Over:
1. Consult your supplier for information on modifications
authorized by Sunrise before you modify or adjust this chair.
NOTE–
You may need to make additional changes to correct the center of
balance.
2. Use extreme care until you know the balance points of this
chair and how to avoid a fall or tip-over.
WARNING
Extra caution should be used when employing the disc
switch or the proximity head array as control devices. These
two devices are susceptible to malfunction when wet.
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VI. GENERAL WARNINGS
N.TRANSFERS
touch the joystick and cause your chair to move when you
do not expect it.
4. Firmly grasp a rear wheel or an armrest with one hand. This
will help to prevent a fall if the chair tips.
WARNING
It is dangerous to transfer on your own. It requires
good balance and agility. Be aware that there is a point
during every transfer when the wheelchair seat is not
below you.
P. DRESSING OR CHANGING CLOTHES
WARNING
To avoid a fall:
1. Always turn off power before you transfer to or from your
chair. If you fail to do so you may touch the joystick and
cause your chair to move when you do not expect it.
2. Make sure motor locks are engaged. This keeps the chair
from moving when you transfer.
3. Work with your health care professional to learn safe methods.
• Learn how to position your body and how to support
yourself during a transfer.
• Have someone help you until you are sure you can do a
safe transfer on your own.
4. Move your chair as close as you can to the seat you are
transferring to. If possible, use a transfer board.
5. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible.
6. Be careful of the footrests. If you can, remove or swing them
out of the way.
• Never stand on footrests when you transfer. Doing so
may damage them or cause your chair to tip.
• Make sure your feet do not “hang up” or get caught in
the space between the footrests.
7. Make sure armrests do not interfere.
8. Transfer as far back onto the seat surface as you can. This
will reduce the risk that you will miss the seat or fall.
Be aware that your weight will shift if you dress or
change clothes while seated in this chair. To make the
chair more stable, rotate the front casters until they are
forward.
Q.OBSTACLES
WARNING
Obstacles you may have to overcome in daily use
include door thresholds, lifts, ramps and hazards such as
potholes and broken pavement. These can damage your
chair and may cause a fall, tip-over or loss of control.
1. Be aware that thresholds are very dangerous. (Even a small
change in height may stop a caster wheel and cause your
chair to tip). You may need to:
• Remove or cover threshold strips between rooms.
• Install a ramp at entry or exit doors.
2. Keep your eyes moving when you ride; scan the area well
ahead of your chair.
3. Make sure the floor areas where you use this chair are level
and free of obstacles.
4. To help correct your center of balance:
• Lean your upper body forward slightly as you go up over
an obstacle.
• Press your upper body backward as you go down from a
higher to a lower level.
O.REACHING OR LEANING
WARNING
Reaching or leaning affects the center of balance of your
chair. If done improperly, a fall or tip-over is likely. When in
doubt, ask for help or use a device to extend your reach.
R. DRIVING IN REVERSE
WARNING
Use extra care when you drive your chair in reverse.
You may lose control or fall if one of the rear wheels
hits an object.
1. Operate your chair slowly and at an even speed.
2. Stop often and check to make sure your path is clear of
obstacles.
To Reduce the Risk of injury and/or Damage to the Chair:
1. Never reach or lean if you must shift your weight sideways or
rise up off the seat.
2. Never reach or lean if you must move forward in your seat
to do so. Always keep your buttocks in contact with the
backrest.
3. Never reach with both hands (you may not be able to catch
yourself to prevent a fall if you lose your balance).
4. Never try to pick up an object from the floor by reaching
down between your knees.
5. Never put pressure on the footrests while reaching. This
may cause the chair to tip if you lean too far.
6. Never reach or lean over the top of the seat back. This may
damage the backrest and cause you to fall.
S. RAMPS, SLOPES & SIDEHILLS
WARNING
The center of balance of your chair changes when you
are on a slope.
NOTE–
“Slope” includes a ramp or side hill. Your chair is less stable when it
is at an angle. Never use this chair on a slope unless your are sure
it is safe. When in doubt, have someone help you.
If You Must Reach Or Lean; Do So at Your Own Risk.
Beware Of:
1. Steep slopes. Do Not use this chair on a slope steeper than 10°.
2. Wet or slippery surfaces (such as when ice, snow, water or oil
film is present). A loss of traction may cause a fall or tip-over.
3. A change in grade on a slope (or a lip, bump or depression).
These may cause a fall or tip-over.
4. A drop-off at the bottom of a slope. (A drop-off of as small
as 3/4 inch can stop a front caster and cause the chair to tip
forward).
Remember to:
1. Move your chair as close as you can to the object you wish
to reach.
2. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible. This makes the chair more stable.
NOTE–
To do this: Move your chair past the object you want to reach, then
back up alongside it. Backing up will rotate the casters forward.
3. Turn off all power to your chair. If you fail to do so, you may
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VI. GENERAL WARNINGS
T. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A FALL, TIPOVER OR LOSS OF CONTROL:
V. WHEELCHAIR LIFTS
WARNING
Wheelchair lifts are used in vans, buses, and buildings to
help you move from one level to another.
1. Always turn off all power to your chair when you are on a
lift. If you fail to do so, you may touch the joystick by accident and cause your chair to drive off the platform. (Be
aware that a “roll-stop” at the end of the platform may not
prevent this).
2. Make sure there is not a lip or drop-off at the top or bottom
of the platform. These may cause a fall or tip-over. When in
doubt, have someone help you.
3. Always position the rider securely in the chair to help prevent
falls while on a lift.
4. Avoid moving forward if a wheel is “hung up” on the lip of
the ramp. Backup, reposition the caster for a more direct
approach. And slowly try again.
WARNING
1. Never use your chair on a slope unless you are sure you can
do so without losing traction.
2. Always go as straight up and as straight down as you can.
• Do not “cut the corner” on a slope or ramp.
• Do not turn or change direction on a slope.
3. Always stay in the center of the ramp. Make sure ramp is
wide enough that you are not at risk that a wheel may roll off
the side.
4. Lean or press your body uphill.
This will help adjust for a
change in the center of balance
caused by the slope. (Fig. 1)
5. Keep your chair moving at a
slow, steady speed. Keep control over the chair at all times.
• On a descent, do not let
your chair accelerate
beyond its normal speed.
• If the chair picks up speed, Figure 1
center the joystick to slow
down or stop.
NOTE–
W. CURBS & SINGLE STEPS
WARNING
1. Your chair is not designed to drive up or down a curb or step
more than two (2) inches high. Doing so may:
• Result in a fall or tip-over.
• Damage the frame, wheels, axles or other chair parts, or
loosen fasteners.
2. To prevent a fall or tip-over, use wheelchair access ramps or
have someone help you.
3. If you must climb or descend a curb or step alone do so at
your own risk and use extreme care.
• Go as straight up or straight down as you can. Never turn
or climb or descend at an angle as a fall or tip-over is likely.
• Proceed slowly, at a steady speed.
4. Make sure that persons who assist you review the “Tips For
Attendants” and heed all warnings.
The solid state controller of your chair has a logic system that will
help control your speed when driving on a slope or uphill.
• If you stop, re-start slowly.
6. Never use rear wheel locks to try to slow or stop your chair.
This is likely to cause the chair to veer out of control.
U. RAMPS AT HOME & WORK
WARNING
Make sure ramps meet all Building Codes for your area.
For your safety, have a licensed contractor build or remodel ramp
to meet all standards.
NOTE–
X.STAIRS
The proper design will vary, depending on such things as: the length
and height of the ramp; the need for an intermediate platform;
landing size; doors, and the direction of swing, and; whether the
ramp includes a turn or angle.
WARNING
Never use this chair to go up or down stairs, even with
an attendant. Doing so is likely to cause a fall or tip-over.
At A Minimum:
1. Open sides of ramp must have side rails to prevent your
chair from going over the edge.
2. Slope must not be steeper than one inch in height for every
one foot of slope length.
3. Ramp surface must be even, and have a non-skid surface.
4. You may need to add a section at the top or bottom to avoid
a lip or drop-off.
5. Ramp must be sturdy. Add bracing if needed, so ramp does
not “bow” when you ride on it.
Y. ESCALATORS
WARNING
Never take this chair on an escalator, even with an
attendant. Doing so is likely to cause a fall or tip-over.
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VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
F. FOOTRESTS
WARNING
WARNING
Note: If you use parts or make changes not authorized
by Sunrise it may create a safety hazard and will void
the Warranty.
1. At the lowest point, footrests should be at least 2 1/2 inches off the ground. If set too LOW, they may “hang up” on
obstacles you can expect to find in normal use. This may
cause the chair to stop suddenly and tip forward.
2. To avoid a trip or fall when you transfer:
• Make sure your feet do not “hang up” or get caught in
the space between the footrests.
• Avoid putting weight on the footrests, as the chair may
tip forward.
• Remove or swing the footrests out of the way, if possible.
3. Never lift this chair by the footrests. Footrests detach and
will not bear the weight of this chair. Lift this chair only by
non-detachable parts of the main frame.
A. ANTI-TIP LEVERS
WARNING
Never remove or alter anti-tip levers. They help keep
your chair from tipping over backward in normal use.
Make sure rubber rollers are in good condition.
B. ARMRESTS
WARNING
Armrests detach and will not bear the weight of this chair.
1. Never lift this chair by its armrests. They may come loose or
break.
2. Lift this chair only by non-detachable parts of the main frame.
G. MOTOR LOCKS
WARNING
1. Do not engage or disengage motor locks unless power to
the chair is off.
2. Be aware that the chair will not have brakes when motor
locks are in the free-wheel position.
3. Make sure that the person pushing the chair has full control
when motor locks are disengaged.
C. BATTERIES
WARNING
1. Only deep cycled sealed case construction batteries should
be used in this device.
2. To prevent an acid spill, always keep batteries upright (wet
cell batteries only).
3. Never smoke or hold an open flame near batteries. They are
a known explosion hazard.
4. Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you handle batteries.
5. Read all of section XI Batteries before attempting to change
or charge batteries.
H.ON/OFF SWITCH
WARNING
1. Never use the ON/OFF switch to stop the chair except in an
emergency. This will result in an abrupt stop, and may
cause you to fall.
2. To slow your chair to a stop, return the joystick to neutral.
I. PNEUMATIC TIRES
D.CUSHIONS & SLING SEATS
WARNING
WARNING
Proper inflation extends the life of your tires and makes
your chair easier to use.
1. Do not use this chair if any of the tires are under- or overinflated. Check weekly for proper inflation level, as listed on
the tire sidewall.
2. Low pressure in a tire may cause the chair to veer to one
side and result in a loss of control.
3. An over-inflated tire may burst.
4. Never use a gas station air pump to inflate a tire. Such pumps
provide air at high volume, and could cause the tire to burst.
To prevent tire damage:
• Use a hand pump (or a low volume air pump) to inflate
tires.
• Use a tire gauge to check pressure.
5. Driving over sharp objects may cause damage to pneumatic
tires and tubes.
1. Quickie sling seats, standard foam cushions, and other body
supports, are not designed for the relief of pressure.
2. If you suffer from pressure sores, or if you are at risk that
they will occur, you may need a special seat system or a
device to control your posture.
• Consult your doctor, nurse or therapist to find out if you
need such a device for your well-being.
E. FASTENERS
WARNING
Many of the screws, bolts and nuts on this chair are special high-strength fasteners. Use of improper fasteners
may cause your chair to fail.
1. Only use fasteners provided by Sunrise.
2. If fasteners become loose, tighten them as soon as you can.
3. Over- or under-tightened fasteners may fail or cause damage
to chair parts.
• See Section IX, Set-Up. Adjustment, & Use, for proper torque settings.
J. POSITIONING BELTS
(STANDARD OR OPTIONAL)
WARNING
Use a positioning belt only to help support your posture. Improper use of such belts may cause severe
injury or death.
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1. Make sure you are not at risk to slide down in the wheelchair
seat. If this occurs, you may suffer chest compression or suffocate due to pressure from the belt.
2. A pelvic wedge or a similar device can help keep you from
sliding down in the seat. Consult your health care professional
to find out if you need such a device.
3. The belt must be snug, but must not be so tight that it interferes with breathing. You should be able to slide your open
hand, flat, between the belt and your stomach.
4. Make sure you can easily remove the belt in an emergency.
5. Never use a positioning belt:
• In place of a motor vehicle seat belt. In an accident or
sudden stop you may be thrown from the chair. A positioning belt will not prevent this, and further injury may
result from the belt.
• As a restraint. A restraint requires a doctor’s order.
• On a rider who is comatose or agitated.
3. Make sure lock arms embed in tires at least 3/8 inch when
locked. If you fail to do so, the locks may not work.
NOTE– If you request them, we will install rear wheel locks at Sunrise.
M. SEATING SYSTEMS
WARNING
1. Use of a seating system not approved by Sunrise may alter the
center of balance of this chair. This may cause a fall or tip-over.
2. Never change the seating system of your chair unless you
consult your supplier first.
N. UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
WARNING
1. Replace worn or torn fabric of seat sling and seat back as
soon as you can. If you fail to do so, the seat may fail and
cause you to fall. Worn fabrics may increase the potential for
a fire hazard.
2. Sling fabric will deteriorate with age and use. Look for fraying, thin spots, or stretching of fabric at rivet holes. Replace
fabric as required.
3. “Dropping down” into sling seat will weaken fabric and result in
the need to inspect and replace sling on a more frequent basis.
4. Be aware that washing may reduce flame retardation of the
fabric.
K. PUSH HANDLES
WARNING
1. Push handles provide secure points for an attendant to propel
and control the chair. This helps to prevent a fall or tip-over.
2. Check to make sure push handle grips will not rotate or slip off.
L. REAR WHEEL LOCKS (OPTIONAL)
O. ASSIGNABLE CONTROLS
WARNING
1. Rear wheel locks are not designed to slow or stop a moving
wheelchair. Never apply them when your chair is moving.
Doing so may cause you to veer out of control.
• Use wheel locks only to keep the rear wheels from
rolling when your chair is at a complete stop.
2. Low pressure in a rear tire may cause the wheel lock on that
side to slip and may allow the wheel to turn when you do
not expect it.
WARNING
It is possible to assign a function to an input control (buttons, jacks)
of your wheelchair. if controls have been assigned to perform a
dual or alternate function ensure you know what each control
operates. Please contact your dealer or the Quickie Technical
Service Department if you do not receive this information. Failure
to do so may result in damage and/or injury.
VIII. TIPS FOR ATTENDANTS
B. TO DESCEND A CURB OR SINGLE STEP
WARNING
WARNING
1. Persons who help a rider do one of the following tasks
should review and heed the warnings “Notice to
Attendants” and all warnings in this Manual for that task.
2. The “Tips” that follow are suggestions only. Be aware
that you will need to learn safe methods best suited to
the rider and to your abilities. Consult your health care
professional for instructions.
The following is one way to safely help a rider descend a
curb or single step going backward:
1. Stay at the rear of the chair.
2. Several feet before your reach the edge of the curb or step,
turn the chair around and pull it backward.
3. Proceed carefully. Look over your shoulder and carefully step
back until you are off the curb or stair and standing on the
lower level.
4. Pull the chair toward you until the rear wheels reach the
edge of the curb or step. Then allow the rear wheels to
slowly roll down onto the lower level.
5. When the rear wheels are safely on the lower level, tilt the
chair back to its balance point. This will lift the front casters
off the curb or step.
6. Keep the chair in balance and take small steps backward. Be
sure to look where you are going. Turn the chair around and
gently lower front casters to the ground.
A. TO CLIMB A CURB OR SINGLE STEP
WARNING
The following is one way to safely help a rider climb a
curb or single step going forward:
1. Stay behind the chair.
2. Face the curb and tilt the chair up on the rear wheels so that
the front casters clear the curb or step.
3. Move forward, placing the front casters on the upper level as
soon as you are sure they are past the edge.
4. Continue forward until the rear wheels contact the face of the
curb or step. Lift and roll the rear wheels to the upper level.
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IX. SET-UP, ADJUSTMENT, & USE
A. NOTES
1. Work Surface For Set-Up:
Use a flat surface, such as a table, to assemble, adjust and check your chair.
This makes the steps easier and helps ensure a correct set-up.
2. Fasteners:
• Many of the screws and bolts on this chair are special high-strength fasteners and may
have special coatings.
• Many nuts are of the Nylock type. They have a plastic insert to help prevent loosening.
• Only use screws, bolts and nuts provided by Sunrise.
WARNING
1. Use of improper fasteners may cause the chair to fail.
2. Over- or under-tightened fasteners may fail or cause damage to chair parts.
3. If bolts or screws become loose,tighten them as soon as you can. Loose bolts
or screws can cause damage to other chair parts causing them to fail.
3. Washers & Spacers:
• Note the position of washers and spacers before disassembly.
• To avoid damage to the frame, replace all washers and spacers when you reassemble
parts.
4. Torque Settings:
A torque setting is the optimal tightening for a particular fastener. Use a torque wrench that
measures inch-pounds to secure screws, nuts and bolts
on this chair.
NOTE– Unless otherwise noted, use a torque setting of 120 inch-pounds for all fasteners.
B. TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
1. Basic Tool Kit:
To set-up, adjust and maintain your chair you will need the following tools:
• 7/16" socket wrench
• 1/2" box and open-end wrench
• 3/4" box and socket wrench
• 5/32" Allen wrench
• 3/16" Allen wrench
• Phillips screwdriver #2
• Custom axle wrench (or a 1/2" open-end wrench)
You can obtain a multi-purpose tool kit from Sunrise, or buy the tools you need from a hardware store.
2. Torque Wrench:
If you plan to adjust and maintain this chair yourself, Sunrise recommends that you use a
torque wrench.
NOTE–
The wrench must measure inch-pounds. You can buy a torque wrench and proper sockets from a
hardware store.
C. CHECK-OUT
Be sure this chair performs to your chosen operational settings. If it does not, turn the chair
off immediately and reprogram with the Quickie DTT Programmer. if you do not own a
Quickie DTT Programmer have your supplier reprogram your wheelchair as needed. Or, you
can order a Quickie DTT Programming Pad for your own use, from your supplier.
NOTE–
Repeat this procedure until the chair performs to your specifications
WARNING
When properly set-up, this chair will operate smoothly. Check to see that all
components work properly. If you detect a problem, be sure to correct it
before use.
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D.BATTERY REMOVAL
IX. SET-UP, ADJUSTMENT, & USE
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To remove batteries for transport or service:
1. Unscrew both the right and left battery box rear cover retaining fasteners (A).
2. Lower battery box rear cover (B) until the cover is fully extended and supported by
the cables (C).
3. Disconnect the battery harness cables.
4. Slide out batteries (D).
5. Remove batteries (D).
A
WARNING
Batteries may weigh up to 55 lbs. Care must be taken to avoid injury when lifting.
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D
C
A
E. SWING-AWAY FOOTRESTS
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E
1. Installation
a) Place swing-away pivot pin (E) into the locating hole (F) on top of the hanger mount
with the footrest facing outward from frame.
b) Rotate the footrest inward until latch plate locks (G) into place on locking bolt.
B
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2. Removal
a) To remove footrest, press quick-release lever (H).
b) Rotate footrest outward and lift.
3. Height Adjustment
a) Loosen both bolts (I) in the hanger frame tube.
b) Reposition footrest height.
c) Re-tighten both bolts (I).
F
H
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F. ELEVATING LEGREST (OPTIONAL)
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1. Installation
To install or remove Elevating Legrest (ELR) see instructions for Swing-away Footrest installation.
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2. Adjustment
a) To raise legrest, lift to desired position. Legrest will automatically lock in place.
b) To lower legrest, while seated in chair, first lift slightly then press release lever (J) down
and lower legrest to desired position.
J
G. TO ADJUST THE HEIGHT OF THE REMOTE JOYSTICK
6
6
a) Rotate handle (K) to loosen the joystick mount.
b) Reposition joystick mount to the desired height and retighten the handle.
K
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H. REMOTE JOYSTICK SWING-AWAY RETRACTABLE MOUNT
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The remote joystick is mounted with a mechanism which allows the control to be locked in a
forward or retracted position using magnets.
a) To retract joystick, push outward on side of joystick.
b) Push joystick away from front of armrest until it locks into retracted position.
c) To return to forward position push joystick forward until it locks into place.
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I. DUAL-POST HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE FLIP-BACK ARMRESTS
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9
The dual-post flip-back armrest can be used as either a flip-back armrest or a removable armrest.
A
1. Installing Armrest
a) Insert front and rear posts into armrest receivers.
b) Engage levers (A and B) to secure armrest.
2. Set-up for Flip-back Operation
a) Disengage lever (A) so front post is able to come free.
b) Armrest now has the ability to be flipped back without removal.
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3. Removal of Armrest
a) Disengage both levers (A and B) so front and rear post are able to come free.
b) Armrest can now be easily removed for transferring.
C
4. Height Adjustment (option)
a) Release the upper securing lever (C).
b) Set at desired height.
c) Return securing lever to locked position.
d) Move armrest up or down to allow armrest to snap into place.
J. HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS (OPTIONAL)
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1. Installation
a) Slide the outer armpost into the receiver mounted to the wheelchair frame.
b) The armrest will automatically lock into place.
2. Height Adjustment
a) Rotate release lever to stop.
b) Slide armrest pad up or down to desired height.
c) Return lever to locked position.
d) Push arm pad until upper armpost locks firmly into place.
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3. Removing Armrest
a) Rotate release lever and remove the armrest.
4. Replacing Armrest
a) Slide armrest back into receiver.
b) Return release lever to locked position against armpost.
5. Adjusting Armrest Receiver Fit
To tighten or loosen the fit of the outer armpost in the receiver:
a) Loosen the four bolts on the sides of the receiver.
b) With the armrest in the receiver, squeeze the receiver to achieve the desired fit.
c) Tighten the four bolts.
6. Adjusting Inner Armpost Fit
a) Two set screws are installed in the outer armpost.
b) Turn the set screws in or out until the desired fit is achieved.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
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Inner Arm Post
Receiver
Release Lever, Locked Position
Armrest Pad
Transfer Bar
Side Panel
Tension Adjustment Set Screw
Outer Arm Post
Receiver Adjustment Bolts
Receiver Release Lever
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K. BACKREST
IX. SET-UP, ADJUSTMENT, & USE
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A backrest angle-adjustment is standard on the Trax Seat Frame.
1. Adjustment on Trax Seat Frame
a) Remove the securing bolt (A) on the sides of the backrest hinge plate.
b) Set at desired angle. There are ten holes (in 4º increments) to choose from.
c) Reinstall the front bolt and tighten both bolts securely.
A
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L. SEAT DEPTH
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The seat depth can be adjusted continuously along the seat rail.
a) To adjust, loosen the four bolts (B) from each side of the backrest pivot plate.
b) Reposition the backrest to the desired position.
c) Retighten bolts on each side of the backrest pivot plate.
loosen all 4
B
move back
or forward
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M. SEAT HEIGHT AND ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
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Adjusting the seat height can be done both at the front and the rear of the seat. Seat angle
can also be varied through front and rear seat height adjustments.
1. Front Seat Height Adjustment 13
a) Remove bolt (C) in the seat height strut (D). Adjust the upper and lower tube until the
desired front seat height is achieved. Each upper hole is 1" apart. Each lower hole is
1/2" apart. This allows 1/2" seat height increments.
b) Replace the bolt and secure the locknut.
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2. Rear Seat Height Adjustment 14
a) Remove bolt (E).
b) Loosen bolt (F), but do not remove.
c) Adjust seat height to match one of three positioning holes (I). Each hole is 1" apart.
d) Refasten bolt (E) and retighten bolt (F).
e) To achieve 1/2" increments adjust position bolt (G) to either hole (H) and refasten.
N. WHEEL LOCKS
C
D
H
G
I
F
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Wheel locks are installed by Sunrise when requested on the Quickie S-636/S-646.
1. Mounting
The wheel lock mounts to the motor mount. Use a torque setting of 100 in./lbs when adjusting wheel locks.
a) Loosen bolts (J).
b) Slide mounting bracket toward rear wheel until clamp embeds into tire to prevent
wheel movement when in locked position.
c) Tighten screws.
NOTE–
J
Wheel lock adjustment will be done through the drive-wheel spokes.
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NOTE–
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Equivalent adjustments should be done to both the right and left suspension element.
It is important to properly adjust the pre-load and damping to ensure proper comfort and control for the rider.
1. Pre-Load Adjustment
With the rider seated in the chair and with batteries installed, insure that the main horizontal
member of the base frame is parallel to the ground. If it is not parallel, adjust spring collar (B) in
either direction to adjust. If the rear of the base frame is lower than the front, adjust the spring
collar clockwise when viewed from the rear of the chair. If the rear of the base frame is higher
than the front, adjust the spring collar counter-clockwise when viewed from the rear of the chair.
WARNING
The spring pre-load ring should never be adjusted so that the shock spring is
less than four inches long with the chair unoccupied and the batteries installed.
Too much spring pre-load may cause the spring to fail.
WARNING
Never use a high-powered washer for cleaning the shock. Always use mild soap
and a small brush.
2. Damping Adjustment
The suspension system used on the S-636/S-646 SE has the ability to adjust the rebound
(damping) of the suspension. Rebound or damping is the rate at which the spring returns to
its original position after experiencing a deflection.
a) Adjustment of the rebound (damping) is done by turning the red knob (C) on the suspension. Turning the red knob clockwise slows the rate of return or decreases the
rebound. Turning the red knob counterclockwise quickens the rate of return or
increases the rebound.
b) Too much rebound will feel like the system stiffens over a bumpy surface. Adjust the
red knob a half turn counterclockwise and test for performance.
c) Too little rebound will feel like the system is trying to buck the rider out of the seat.
Turn the red knob a half turn clockwise and test for performance.
P. CHECK-OUT
Once the wheelchair is assembled and adjusted, it should roll smoothly and easily.
All accessories should also perform smoothly.
After the wheelchair has been set up be sure the chair performs to your specified
operational settings (see section X. Operating Guide). If the chair does not perform to specifications, turn the wheelchair OFF immediately and reprogram operational specifications using
the DTT Programming.
Repeat this procedure until the wheelchair performs to specifications before
attempting active use of the wheelchair.
If you have any problems, follow these procedures:
1. Review the set-up and check-out section and operating guide to make sure
chair was properly prepared.
2. If your problem persists, contact your authorized supplier. If you still have a
problem after contacting your authorized supplier, contact Sunrise customer
service. See the introduction page for details on how to contact your authorized supplier or Sunrise customer service.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS– POWER RECLINE
A. NOTES
Work Surface For Set-Up:
Use a flat surface, such as a table, to assemble, adjust and check your seating system.
This makes the steps easier and helps ensure a correct set-up.
Fasteners:
• Many of the screws and bolts on this seating system are special high-strength
(Grade 8) fasteners and may have special coatings.
• Many nuts are of the Nylock type. They have a plastic insert to help prevent loosening.
• Only use screws, bolts and nuts provided by Sunrise.
a. Use of improper fasteners may cause the seating system to fail.
b. Over- or under-tightened fasteners may fail or cause damage to seating system parts.
c. If bolts or screws become loose, tighten them as soon as you can. Loose bolts or
screws can cause damage to other seating system parts causing them to fail.
d. Washers & Spacers:
• Note the position of washers and spacers before disassembly.
• To avoid damage to the frame, replace all washers and spacers when you reassemble parts.
e. Torque Settings:
• A torque setting is the optimal tightening for a particular fastener. Use a torque
wrench that measures inch-pounds to secure screws, nuts and bolts on this seating
system.
• NOTE– Unless otherwise noted, use a torque setting of 120 inch-pounds for all
fasteners.
f. Persons who help a rider do one of the following tasks should review and heed the
warnings “Notice to Attendants” and all warnings in this Manual for that task.
g. The “Tips” that follow are suggestions only. Be aware that you will need to learn safe
methods best suited to the rider and to your abilities. Consult your health care professional for instructions.
B. TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Basic Tool Kit:
To set-up, adjust and maintain your seating system you will need the following tools:
• 7/16" socket wrench
• 1/2" box and open-end wrench
• 3/4" box and socket wrench
• 5/32" hex wrench
• 3/16" hex wrench
• 3mm hex wrench
• Phillips screwdriver #2
• Custom axle wrench (or a 1/2" open-end wrench)
You can obtain a multi-purpose tool kit from Sunrise, or buy the tools you need from a hardware store.
Torque Wrench:
If you plan to adjust and maintain this seating system yourself, Sunrise recommends that you
use a torque wrench.
NOTE– The wrench must measure inch-pounds. You can buy a torque wrench and proper sockets from a
hardware store.
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C. LATERAL THORACIC SUPPORTS
1. To adjust the height of the lateral support mount, loosen the adjustment screw until
the receiver slides freely on the back posts. Tighten the adjustment screw when the
proper height is determined.
2. Assess and fit the lateral thoracic supports. Assess client for proper positioning of the
lateral thoracic supports. Each support is independent and may be adjusted for your
client’s clinical need.
WARNING
A minimum of 1" (2.5cm) of clearance should exist between the top of the lateral support and the user’s armpit.
a. To adjust the height, angle, or width of the lateral thoracic support pads, loosen the
top bolts and slide to correct width. Tighten bolt to bolt plate. If more adjustment
is necessary, loosen the internally mounted bolts, and slide in the track to the
desired height and width. The angle is obtained by tilting the bracket as needed.
Tighten the bolts.
b. To adjust the depth of the lateral thoracic pads, turn the middle bracket so that the
slots are on side. Adjust to desired depth. Re-tighten the bolts.
D. HEADREST
1
1
Headrest adjusts up and down by setting a holding ring (A) in place and tightening. Insure
that the aligning pin drops into the hole in the top of the headrest bracket to insure specific
positioning. The headrest can then be moved up from that point, but cannot be rotated or
moved down. The top of the Headrest can also be positioned forward and back and has set
screws (B) for holding.
B
A
E. ARMREST HEIGHT
2
Armrest height can be adjusted up and down in the front and rear. The front adjusts using a
5/32 hex wrench to remove and replace the two 1/4 -28 button head screws (C). The rear
adjusts using a 5/32 hex wrench to loosen and reposition the two 1/4-28 flat head screws (D)
in the dovetail track.
F. ARMREST ANGLE
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2
Armrest angle in the full reclined position is affected by the fore and aft mounting of the front
armrest receiver (E). A position biased forward of center will maintain hands more level with
elbows. A position biased rearward will elevate hands relative to elbows.
D
C
E
G. ARM TROUGHS (optional)
The Arm troughs can be adjusted forward and back using a 3mm hex wrench to loosen and
reposition the button head screws on the underside of the trough.
H. JAY® SOLID BACKREST– HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
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3
a. Remove backrest foam from shell.
b. Adjust positions of the two 1/4-20 button head screws (F) using a 5/32 hex and 7/16
wrench.
NOTE– For easy access to rear fasteners, operate recline down until nuts on rear of back are accessible.
I. FOAM BACK
Secure the foam and cover to the shell. To secure the back foam and cover on the Solid Seat
Back, slide the top edge of the cover over the top lip of the shell. Press the back in place
against the shell.
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4
5
The seat depth can be adjusted in one-inch increments along the seat rail. Use holes in rail,
viewed through side channel as a guide.
B
D
NOTE– If you intend to adjust the seat depth and the backrest pivot point (see section K) you will save time
by reviewing both sets of instructions and logically combining the steps.
To adjust seat depth:
1. Remove armrests from chair.
2. Note the specific hole positions of the actuator extension tube and the gas spring ball
socket so they can be duplicated later.
3. Remove 3/8 hex bolts (A) holding actuator extension tube into rear support plate.
IMPORTANT NOTE– there will be significant forward pressure from the back support suspension gas spring (B). Allow this pressure to extend the gas spring to its maximum, moving the backrest forward. Once extended fully, remove the 5/16 nut securing the ball socket (C) to the lower end of the gas spring.
4. Allow back to rotate forward and rest on seat.
5. Loosen the two 1/4-28 screws (D) on the outside of both backrest pivot plates.
6. Reposition the backrest to the desired location, insuring that the rear 1/4-28 screw is
properly aligned with a guide hole in the seat rail. NOTE– Only the rear screw aligns
with a guide hole. Retighten screws on both backrest pivot plates.
7. When the backrest is moved horizontally, the rear actuator support plate must be
moved as well. Remove the two 5/16 bolts (E) that secure the plate and reposition in a
1:1 ratio as it relates the movement of the backrest pivot plates. Reverse orientation of
the rear actuator support plate is necessary for 14" and 15" seat depths on the standard length frame and for 18" and 19" seat depths on the long frame.
8. Rotate backrest rearward to align the gas spring with its mount, replacing the ball socket in its previous position and securing with the 5/16 nut.
9. Using rearward pressure against the backrest, rotate the backrest to align the actuator
extension tube with its previous mounting position and reinstall 3/8 hex bolts. NOTE–
this step may require assistance to complete.
K. BACKREST PIVOT POINT
6
A
C
5
F
E
(not shown)
6
B
7
The backrest pivot point can be adjusted vertically for varying cushion thickness and body
types. There are three positions available in 3/4" increments.
To adjust:
1. Remove armrests from chair.
2. Note specifically the current and intended bolt positions of the actuator and gas spring
fasteners. Your goal is to reposition both fasteners in a 1:1 ratio with the vertical movement of the pivot point.
3. Remove 3/8 hex bolts (A) holding actuator extension tube into rear support plate.
IMPORTANT NOTE– there will be significant forward pressure from the back support suspension gas spring (B). Allow this pressure to extend the gas spring to its maximum, moving the backrest forward. Once extended fully, remove the 5/16 nut securing the ball socket (C) to the lower end of the gas spring.
4. Allow back to rotate forward and rest on seat.
5. Using a 7/16 socket, remove hex bolts (D) and reposition assembly up or down for
desired affect.
6. Rotate backrest rearward to align the gas spring with its mount, replacing the ball socket in the appropriate position (review step 2) and securing with the 5/16 nut.
7. Using rearward pressure against the backrest, rotate the backrest to align the actuator
extension tube with its corresponding mounting position and reinstall 3/8 hex bolts.
NOTE– this step may require assistance to complete.
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9
10
8
11
1. Legrest Length is adjusted in 5/8" increments 8 .
Remove Legrest from chair. Using a 5/32 hex wrench, remove the lower two 1/4-28
screws (A). Loosen, but do not remove the upper 1/4 -20 screw (B) until the extension
tube will slide within hanger. Reposition and reinstall screws.
2. Legrest Articulation (if so equipped) 9a 9b
The amount of articulation in the legrest may be adjusted from 1.5 to 2.5 inches.
To adjust:
a. Remove knee plate padding.
b. Remove screw A.
c. Remove top 1/4-20 screw (B) as shown.
d. Loosen screw C so knee plate rotates.
e. Rotate linkage so forward screw (D) is accessible beneath legrest.
f.Remove screw D and reposition linkage.
g. Note linkage extension positions: 1=2.5"; 2=2"; 3=1.5". 9a
3. Calf Pad 10
Calf pad can be moved forward and rearward by repositioning it in different mounting
holes.
4. Footplate 11
Footplate may by angled or repositioned by loosening the 1/4-28 flathead screws (F)
located on the top of the footplate.
B
A
D (not shown)
A
9a
B
C
9b
1
2
M. SEAT FRAME TILT STOP PADS
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The position of the tilt stop pads (G) are adjustable vertically by loosening the jam nuts and
rotating the stop pads counter clockwise to raise (or clockwise to lower). The stop pads
should be positioned to support the seat frame at its lowest front position when the user
prefers a pre-tilted driving position. Once position is established, use jam nut to hold position
of stop pads on tower.
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N. CHECK-OUT
Once the seating system is assembled and adjusted, it should operate smoothly and easily. All
accessories should also perform smoothly.
Repeat this procedure until the seating system performs to specifications before attempting
active use of the seating system.
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If you have any problems, follow these procedures:
1. Review the set-up, check-out, operating and troubleshooting sections to make sure
seating system was properly prepared.
2. If your problem persists, contact your authorized supplier. If you still have a problem
after contacting your authorized supplier, contact Sunrise customer service. See the
introduction page for details on how to contact your authorized supplier or Sunrise
customer service.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS–S-636/S-646 SE
A. PERFORMANCE CONTROL SETTINGS
1. It is vital to match performance control settings to your level of function and ability.
2. Consult your health care professional and your supplier to select the best control settings for you.
3. Check and adjust the settings every six to twelve months (or more often, if needed).
4. Adjust the control settings immediately if you notice any change in your
ability to:
• Control the joystick.
• Hold your torso erect.
• Avoid running into objects.
5. Control Settings are adjusted through the use of the DTT Programmer. See your supplier if you do not own a DTT Programmer.
B. ON BOARD PROGRAMMER OR DTT (DIAGNOSTIC TEST
TOOL) OR RNET PC PROGRAMMER (Optional)
WARNING
Program settings beyond the ability of the user can result in serious injury.
Consult your health care advisor before you alter settings.
The On-board Programmer or RNET PC Programmer lets you adjust the control settings of
the S-636/S-646. Listed below are a few of the many settings that can be adjust via the Onboard Programmer or RNET PC Programmer. (See RNET OBP Owners Manual for full programmable parameters.)
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
acceleration rate
deceleration rate
turn acceleration
turn deceleration
forward speed (max & min)
reverse speed (max & min)
turn speed (max & min)
steer correct
Programming the Chair:
a. Access via OBP (On-board Programmer), DTT (Diagnostic Test Tool), or the PC
Programmer. Each of these require inline connection to the communication cable.
b. Program as needed.
c. Remove Dongle or recycle power.
NOTE– Review the RNET OBP Owner’s Manual for more details on how to program your chair.
C. THERMAL ROLL-BACK
Your chair has a thermal roll-back circuit. This protects the controller from damage due to
overheating. In extreme conditions (such as repetitive hill climbing) the circuit will decrease
the power to your motors. This allows the chair to operate at a reduced speed. When the
controller cools, the chair will return to normal speed.
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D. JOYSTICK STATIONARY
Your chair has an available programming feature called “Joystick Stationary” which can be set by
your dealer. This feature senses when the joystick is displaced from neutral, yet left in a steady
position for a predetermined period of time. The controller will automatically turn off if the set
time has been reached. This feature is designed to protect the user, batteries and electronics if
the joystick is inadvertently displaced. There are two parameters that can be adjusted:
1. Joystick Stationary Time:
This is the time the joystick has to remain within the stationary range before the unit
will come to a stop. It can be programmed from 0 to 60 minutes in steps of one
minute. Select 0 to disable the function. Default setting is 0 (Disabled).
2. Joystick Stationary Range:
This determines the size of a region around the present joystick position. If the joystick
remains within this region for the stationary time the controller will stop. The range
can be programmed from 1 to 50, in steps of 1. Default setting is 1.
WARNING
Before turning on or adjusting these parameters, carefully read and understand
the implications for use of these features, Joystick Stationary Time and Joystick
Stationary Range. When the “Joystick Stationary Time” is reached within the
“Joystick Stationary Range”, the drive motors on the chair will shut off. As an
example, this will happen while driving in a straight line for extended periods of
time with no joystick movement. Once the drive motors turn off, the user will
need to turn the chair off and back on to drive.
G
E. VR2 JOYSTICK ASSEMBLY
1
A C
D
1
2
The standard VR2 joystick controls the chair’s performance. It consists of the following parts:
1. Speed Control or Drive Mode Selection Buttons (A and B)
To decrease the speed level depress button A. Or, when 1- 5 Drive modes are programmed,
depress button A to activate lower drive mode(s).
To increase speed level, depress button B. Or, when 1- 5 Drive modes are programmed,
depress button B to activate higher drive mode(s).
Speed level active, or Drive Mode selected, is indicated on display (C) by a series of five
lights. One light indicates slowest level/mode currently active, while five lights indicates highest level/mode currently active.
B F
H
VR2 Joystick
2
2. Battery Charge Indicator (D)
• Green lights indicate that batteries are fully charged.
• Yellow lights indicate that batteries need recharging.
• When the lights stay in the red band, the batteries must be recharged.
I
3. On/Off Button (E)
Turning the chair on or off is accomplished by depressing button E.
4. Horn (F)
VR2 Joystick with Actuator
Control
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5. Joystick (G)
The joystick controls the direction and speed of your chair. Turn the chair on and move the
joystick in the direction you want to go.
• Moving the joystick from the neutral (center) position disengages the motor brakes,
allowing the chair to move.
• The chair will move faster the more you move the joystick away from neutral.
NOTE–
If your speed becomes hard to manage, release the Joystick and the chair will come to a complete
stop.
• When you release the joystick it will return to neutral; the chair will slow to a stop and
the motor brakes will reengage.
• We recommend that you switch the chair off if you stop for any length of time. This
will conserve battery power.
NOTE–
Once the chair stops, switching the chair off will not affect the motor brakes.
6. Joystick Boot (H)
Make sure the boot is not torn or cracked (this could allow debris, water or moisture to
enter). If the boot is torn or cracked, replace it as soon as you can.
7. Tilt Control (SC only) (I)
This button once depressed allows you to control the up and down movement of the tilt. Press
button “I”. Then pull the joystick back to tilt the seat upward or push the joystick forward to
tilt the seat downward. Pressing button “I” again will allow drive operations to resume.
F. R-NET JOYSTICKS & OMNI CONTROLLER
3
4
5
6
3
joystick
power
module
communication
cable
Joysticks
4
Controls:
• LED monochrome joystick and color display joystick 4
Omni Input/Display 5
The Omni is a universal specialty controls interface that accepts signals from many different
types of SIDs (Specialty Input Device) and translates them into commands compatible with
the PG Drives Technology RNET control system.
LED
Monochrome
Color
5
LCD screen
Mating Connectors
To connect the communication cables: 6
Holding the connector housing, firmly push the connector into its mate until you can
no longer see the yellow plastic. The connectors are secured using a friction system.
To disconnect the communication cables:
Holding the connector housing firmly, pull the connectors apart.
NOTE–
Do not hold or pull on the cable. Always grip the connector when connecting and disconnecting.
When the control system is first switched on after a connection, or system component
change, the timer will be displayed while the system checks itself. Then the re-start icon will
be displayed. Switch the control system off and on again to operate,
Profile
+/-
Mode
On/Off
Navigation
Omni Display
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G. RNET CONTROLLER
The Rnet control system has two versions of the Joystick Module – with and without lighting control. Most of the controls are common to both; however, the lighting buttons are only included on
the Joystick Module with lighting control. Each of the controls is explained within this section.
Joystick
The primary function of the joystick is to control the speed and direction of the wheelchair.
The further you push the joystick from the center position the faster the wheelchair will
move. When you release the joystick the brakes are automatically applied. If the wheelchair is
fitted with actuators, the joystick can also be used to move and select actuators, refer to section 5.5 for more details.
On/Off Button
The On/Off button applies power to the control system electronics, which in turn supply power
to the wheelchair’s motors. Do not use the On/Off button to stop the wheelchair unless there is
an emergency. (If you do, you may shorten the life of the wheelchair drive components).
Horn Button
The Horn will sound while this button is pressed.
Mode Button
The Mode button allows the user to navigate through the available operating Modes for the
control system. The available modes are dependent on programming and the range of auxiliary output devices connected to the control system.
Profile Button
The Profile button allows the user to navigate through the available Profiles for the control
system. The number of available Profiles is dependent on how the control system is programmed. Depending on the way the control system has been programmed a momentary
screen may be displayed when the button is pressed.
Hazard Warning Button and LED
This button activates and de-activates the wheelchair’s hazard lights. Depress the button to
turn the hazards on and depress the button again to turn them off. When activated the hazard LED and the indicator LEDs will flash in sync with the wheelchair’s indicators.
Lights Button and LED
This button activates and de-activates the wheelchair’s lights. Depress the button to turn the lights
on and depress the button again to turn them off. When activated the lights LED will illuminate.
Left Indicator Button and LED
This button activates and de-activates the wheelchair’s left indicator. Depress the button to
turn the indicator on and depress the button again to turn it off. When activated the left indicator LED will flash in sync with the wheelchair’s indicator(s).
Right Indicator Button and LED
This button activates and de-activates the wheelchair’s right indicator. Depress the button to
turn the indicator on and depress the button again to turn it off. When activated the right
indicator LED will flash in sync with the wheelchair’s indicator(s).
Joystick
Charger Socket
Communication Cable
Rnet Joystick Module
With Lighting
Without Lighting
LCD Screen
LCD Screen
Control Panels
External On/Off Switch Jack
External Profile Switch Jack
Jack Sockets
Buttons
On/Off Button
Horn Button
Mode Button
Profile Button
Hazard
Warning Button
& LED
Lights Button
& LED
Left Indicator
Button & LED
Right Indicator
Button & LED
External On/Off Switch Jack
This allows the user to turn the control system on and off using an external device, such as a
buddy button.
External Stereo Switch Jack (Assignable)
This allows the user to select programmed assigned functions using an external device, such as a
buddy button or toggle switch. If the control system is set to latched drive or actuator control
operation, then the polarity of the jack input is reversed to effect a fail safe system; meaning this
input will provide an External Profile Switch function and an Emergency Stop Switch function.
NOTE–
The Joystick Module is supplied with rubber bungs that must be inserted into the Jack Socket when
no external device is connected.
LCD Screen
The status of the control system can be understood by observing the LCD screen. The control system is on when the screen is backlit.
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H. LED JOYSTICK
1. On/Off Button
The on/off button applies power to the control system electronics, which in turn supply
power to the wheelchair’s motors. Do not use the on/off button to stop the wheelchair
unless there is an emergency. (If you do, you may shorten the life off the wheelchair drive
components.)
2. Horn Button
The horn will sound while this button is depressed.
LED Joystick
3. Battery Gauge
The battery gauge show you that the wheelchair is switched on. It also indicates the operating status of the wheelchair.
• If the battery gauge shows red, yellow and green, the batteries are charged (bars 1 - 10).
• If the battery gauges show just red and yellow, then you should charge the batteries as
soon as you can (bars 1 - 7).
• If the battery gauge shows just red, either steady or flashing slowly, then you should
charge the batteries immediately (bars 1 - 3).
4. Maximum Speed Indicator
This is a gauge that shows the maximum speed setting of the wheelchair. There are five
speed settings– step 1 is the lowest speed and step 5 is the highest speed.
5. Speed Decrease Button
This button decreases the maximum speed setting or, if the control system is programmed
for drive profile operation, selects a lower drive profile.
6. Speed Increase Button
This button increases the maximum speed setting or, if the control system is programmed for
drive profile operation, selects a higher drive profile.
7. Mode Button
The Mode button allows the user to navigate through the available operating modes for the
control system. The available modes are dependent on programming and the range of auxiliary output devices connected to the control system.
8. Actuator Indicator
This LED set displays which actuator channel is currently being controlled when the control
system is in Actuator Mode. Actuator selection and operation is achieved using the joystick.
• Motions to the LEFT or RIGHT select different actuator channels.
• Motions FORWARD and BACKWARD move the actuator(s) selected.
9. Speed Indication
The number of LED’s illuminated shows the maximum speed setting. For example, if the setting is speed level 4, then the four left hand LED’s will be illuminated.
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Restart
When the control system requires a reboot; for
example, after a module re-configuration, this
symbol will be flashed.
I. LCD SCREEN
The status of the control system can be understood by observing
the LCD screen.
Screen Symbols
The Drive screen for the R-net has common components, which
will always appear, and components that will only appear under
Fault
The control system can detect a wide variety of
errors. When the system has detected an error
that is not severe enough to cause the system to
trip, then this symbol will be displayed.
certain conditions. Below is a view of a typical Drive screen in
Profile 1.
Battery Indicator
Motor Temperature
This symbol is displayed when the control system
has intentionally reduced the power to the
motors, in order to protect them against heat
damage.
This displays the charge available in the battery and can be used to
alert the user to the status of the battery.
Control System Temperature
This symbol is displayed when the control system has intentionally reduced its own power, in
order to protect itself against heat damage.
Steady: This indicates that all is well.
Flashing Slowly: The control system is functioning correctly, but you
should charge the battery as soon as possible.
Timer
This symbol is displayed when the control system is changing between different states. An
example would be entering into Programming
Mode. The symbol is animated to show the
sands falling.
Stepping Up: The wheelchair batteries are being charged. You will
not be able to drive the wheelchair until the charger is disconnected and you have switched the control system off and on again.
Speed Indicator
This displays the current speed setting. The speed setting is adjusted using the Speed Buttons.
E-Stop
If the control system is programmed for
latched drive or actuator operation, then it is
normal for an Emergency Stop Switch to be
connected into the External Profile Switch Jack.
If the Emergency Stop Switch is operated or
disconnected, this symbol will be displayed.
Current Profile
The Profile Number describes which Profile the control system is
currently operating in.
The Profile Text is the name or description of the Profile the control system is currently operating in.
Bluetooth
When Bluetooth Mode is entered the screen
will display the following icon.
In Focus
When the control system contains more than
one method of direct control, such as a secondary Joystick Module or a Dual Attendant
Module, then the Module that has control of
the wheelchair will display the In Focus symbol.
Actuator Selection Screen
To adjust the seat position the actuator screen must be visible. Depress
the Mode Button to scroll through
the Mode screens until you reach the
actuator screen, displayed below.
Speed Limit
If the speed of the wheelchair is being limited,
for example by a tilted seat, then this symbol
will be displayed.
Actuator adjustment is achieved as follows.
• Move the Joystick sideways to select the desired axis. (This is
indicated by the section of the wheelchair that is highlighted)
• Move the joystick forwards and backwards to move the actuator.
• Repeat these steps for each actuator that requires adjustment.
• To drive again depress the Mode button until the Drive
screen is reached.
If the wheelchair is being inhibited from driving,
then the symbol will flash.
Latched
When the control system is operating in a
latched condition this symbol will be displayed.
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J. COLOR LCD SCREEN
1
This section covers those joystick modules that are fitted with a color LCD screen. The color
LCD screen is split into three areas of information. The Top Bar, the Base Bar and the Main
Screen Area.
1. Top Bar 1 2
Battery Indicator 2 : Displays the charge available in the battery and can be used to
alert the user to the status of the battery.
2
Steady: Indicates that all is well.
Flashing Slowly: The control system is functioning correctly, but you should charge the
battery as soon as possible.
Stepping Up: The wheelchair batteries are being charged. You will not be able to drive
the wheelchair until the charger is disconnected and you have switched the control system off and on again.
1
Indoor-drive
14:35
2. Base Bar 3
Current Profile: The currently selected profile is shown in numeric form.
3
4
5
6
3. Main Screen Area
Drive Screen
Profile Name 4 : This is a text string that displays the name of the currently selected
profile.
Clock 5 : This displays the current time in a numeric format.
1.55 mph
7
8
Speed Display 6 : This gives a proportional display of the wheelchair’s speed.
9
Maximum Speed Indicator 7 : This displays the current maxiumum speed setting.
Digital Speed Display 8 : This displays the actual speed of the wheelchair derived from
the motors.
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Inhibit 9 : If the speed of the wheelchair is being limited; for example, by a tilted seat,
then this orange symbol will be displayed.
Mode Screens
11
Actuator Mode 10 : Displays the sections of the chair currently selected for movement,
the name given to the selection and a direction arrow showing what sort of movement
is available.
Speed Adjust 11 : When Speed Adjust Mode is entered, the following screen shown in
Figure 11 will be displayed.
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Message Window 12 : The RNET displays warning icons and informational messages, in
a dedicated message window.
Restart 13 : When the control system requires a reboot; for example, after a module reconfiguration, this symbol will be flashed.
Timer 14 : This symbol is displayed when the control system is changing between different states. An example would be entering into Programming Mode. The symbol is animated to show the sands falling.
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Diagnostic Screen 15
When the control system safety circuits have operated and the control system has been prevented from moving the wheelchair, a diagnostics screen will be displayed. This indicates a system
trip, i.e. the RNET has detected a problem somewhere in the wheelchair’s electrical system.
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X. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
K. MOTOR BRAKES
Disconnect the motor brake when you need to manually push the
chair. (For example, in an emergency, or if batteries fail).
WARNING
1. Do not disengage motor brake unless power to the
chair is off.
2. Be aware that the chair will not have brakes in the
free-wheel position.
3. Make sure that the person pushing the chair has full
control when motor locks are disengaged.
1. Release Motor Brake
To release, push lever down on both the right & left side of the
chair.
2. Engage Motor Brake
To engage, pull lever up on both the right & left side of the chair.
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XI. BATTERIES
A. INTRODUCTION
1. Notes:
• Batteries supply the power for your chair. They contain a finite amount of energy and
have limits on how long they can store and supply energy.
• You can charge batteries only a certain number of times before they will fail and no
longer hold a charge.
• For answers to questions about batteries, consult your supplier.
2. Use Proper Batteries:
Your chair operates on two 12 volt batteries.
• They should be Gp 24 size with a minimum of 40 ampere hour rating. Only deep cycle
sealed case construction batteries should be used in this device.
• When you buy a replacement, insist on a deep cycle sealed case type. Do not use a
car starter battery.
3. Breaking In:
• A battery requires “breaking-in” for the first 6 to 12 charges. It will not accept a full
charge for this period.
• It is best to limit the length of your trips until you break the batteries in and you know
the range of your chair.
4. Discharged Batteries:
• Never allow a battery to completely discharge. If you operate your wheelchair until it has
almost stopped, you will greatly reduce the life of your batteries.
• Never let a battery sit in a discharged condition. Give unused or stored batteries a full
charge once per month.
• Always fully charge the batteries. Avoid “topping Off” with frequent charges.
WARNING
Never connect a life support or auxiliary device to a wheelchair battery. The
electrical system may fail, and result in severe injury to or death of rider.
B. BATTERY CHARGER
A battery charger produces a direct current (DC). When applied to a discharged battery, this
reverses the chemical reaction that led to its discharge.
1. Charge Rate. How fast a battery will charge depends on:
• Its electrical capacity; state of charge; electrolyte temperature, and; internal condition.
• The DC output of the charger. (The charge rate will vary if the alternating current (AC)
supply is higher or lower than 110 volts).
2. Caution — To Avoid Damage to the Charger:
• Never place the charger on top of a battery during charging. (Gases from the battery
can damage the charger and may lead to an explosion or fire).
• Never place a battery on top of the charger.
• Never expose charger to rain or snow.
• Never unplug charger by pulling on the electrical cord. This will damage the cord.
• Never open a charger or attempt to repair it yourself. Return charger to Sunrise or
have repairs made only by a qualified person.
• Keep cord out of the way, where it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or damaged.
3. Caution — To Avoid Damage to the Battery:
• Make sure you use the correct setting for sealed (gel) batteries (located on the offboard charger).
• Never charge a frozen battery. A fully charged battery will rarely freeze, but the fluid
in a discharged battery can freeze at 16 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 9 degrees
Centigrade). If you suspect a battery is frozen, thaw it before charging.
WARNING
Lead acid batteries generate explosive gas while charging. Completely read and
follow all warnings about the batteries in this user instruction manual and any
labels applied to the product. Failure to do so could result in fire, explosion,
injury and/or death.
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XI. BATTERIES
C. ACID BURNS (UNSEALED WET CELL BATTERIES)
Acid in batteries is corrosive. It can cause serious burns to the eyes and skin and can damage
floors, furniture, clothing and your wheelchair.
WARNING
1. Use extreme care not to spill acid when you handle batteries.
Keep batteries upright.
2. Avoid contact of acid with bare skin or clothing.
3. Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you handle batteries.
4. If acid contacts your skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water.
5. If acid contacts your eyes, immediately flood eyes with cold running water for
at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.
D. CONNECTING BATTERIES IN BATTERY BOX
WARNING
1.
2.
3.
4.
Each battery weighs up to 55 lbs. Take care to avoid injury when lifting.
Keep batteries upright. Take care not to spill acid (wet cell batteries).
Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you handle batteries.
Before working around batteries, remove all metal personal effects, such as
necklaces, rings, watches, pins, and other metal jewelry that might contact
battery terminal and cause a short.
WARNING
Each battery weighs up to 55 pounds. Lifting batteries may cause back strain. If
you fail to heed these warnings severe injury may occur to you.
1. Attach battery harness to posts. Connect the positive lead to the positive terminal and
the negative lead to the negative terminal. Do this for each battery.
2. Tighten all terminal fasteners using two wrenches.
3. Place the batteries in the battery box.
4. Connect the power harness connector to the battery harness connector.
5. Place the lid on the box. Slide box into position in the rear of the chair. Turn both
swedge latches down. (see Section IX-D)
WARNING
Never make direct contact across both battery terminals, as an explosion may
occur. A spark may result in an explosion and/or fire resulting in severe injury or
death.
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XI. BATTERIES
E. CHARGING BATTERIES
4. Connect and disconnect battery cables with caution. Only
connect the charger to the power supply after the charger
has been connected to the chair.
5. Make sure to allow enough
time to fully charge batteries.
WARNING
To avoid the risk of severe injury or death from electrical shock, fire or explosion while charging:
1. Never connect charger to a 240 volt source. The mains input
voltage is 110 volts.
2. Never touch the charger after it is connected to an electrical
outlet. This may cause electrical shock.
• Never connect or disconnect charger from battery while
there is power to the charger.
3. Never use an extension cord. Use of an improper cord could
damage the charger, or cause a fire or electrical shock.
4. A battery emits explosive hydrogen gas during charging. To
reduce the risk of fire or explosion:
• Make sure area is well vented. Never charge battery in a
closed-in area.
• Never smoke or allow a spark, flame or high heat near
battery during charging.
• Never allow metal tools or chair parts to make direct
contact across both terminals.
5. Never look directly into cells when charging battery.
NOTE– Batteries should never be left for
long periods in the discharged
state. Unused or stored batteries
should be given a charge once per
month.
6. Charge batteries by engaging
the battery charger connector
(A) to the charger/programming port (B) located on the
joystick.
A
B
Remote Joystick
F. DISPOSING OF BATTERIES
WARNING
1. All batteries once they have reached the end of their useful
life are deemed to be hazardous waste.
2. For further information on handling and recycling contact
your local recycling authority.
3. Always dispose of product through a recognized agent.
Always:
1. Use the charger that comes with your wheelchair. Read and
follow all instructions and warnings.
2. Make sure room is well ventilated.
3. Turn off all power to your chair.
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XII. MAINTENANCE
A. NOTES
1. Proper maintenance will improve performance and extend the useful life of your chair.
2. Clean your chair regularly. This will help you find loose or worn parts and will make
your chair easier to use.
3. To protect your investment, have all major service and repair work done by your supplier.
WARNING
1. Your chair needs regular maintenance for peak performance and to avoid
injury from chair failure, damage or premature wear.
2. Inspect and maintain this chair strictly per the “Maintenance Chart”.
3. If you detect a problem, make sure to service or repair the chair before use.
4. At least once a year, have a complete safety check and service of your chair
performed by a supplier.
B. CLEANING
1. Paint Finish:
• Clean the paint finish with mild soapy water monthly.
• Protect the paint with a coat of non-abrasive auto wax every three months.
2. Motors:
• Clean around motor area weekly with a slightly damp (not wet) cloth.
• Wipe off or blow away any fluff, dust, or dirt on or around the motors.
NOTE– You do not need to grease or oil the chair.
3. Upholstery:
• Hand-wash only as needed. Machine washing may damage fabric.
• Drip-dry only. Heat from a dryer may damage fabric.
NOTE– Washing the fabric may decrease fire retardant properties.
C. STORAGE TIPS
1. Store your chair in a clean, dry area. If you fail to do so, parts may rust or corrode.
2. Before using your chair, make sure it is in proper working order. Inspect and
service all items on the “Maintenance Chart”.
3. If you store this chair for more than three months, have it inspected by a
supplier before use.
D.BATTERY MAINTENANCE
WARNING
1. To prevent an acid spill, always keep batteries upright (wet cell batteries).
2. Never smoke or hold an open flame near batteries.
3. Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you handle batteries.
1. Maintenance Schedule:
This varies for different types of batteries. Always follow the instructions supplied with your
batteries.
NOTE– Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you handle or service batteries.
2. Adding Water: (Wet Cells Only)
• Wet-type lead acid batteries need periodic replacement of water.
NOTE– Use distilled water only.
• Check the battery fluid level about once a week. When you remove the stoppers (on
top of the battery) there should be one-eighth to one-quarter of an inch of fluid above
the internal plates. Do not overfill.
3. Corrosion:
Check battery terminals often for corrosion.
a) If corrosion is present, use a wire brush to clean the terminals.
NOTE– Always wear safety glasses and rubber gloves.
b) Use baking soda to neutralize acid.
c) Use petroleum jelly to re-grease the terminals after connecting cable to battery.
(Completely cover the terminal nut and bolt, cable clip and any exposed cable with jelly).
4. For Answers To Questions: Contact your supplier.
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XII. MAINTENANCE
E. PNEUMATIC TIRES
WARNING
1. Do not use this chair if any of the tires are under- or over-inflated.
2. Low pressure in a tire may cause the chair to veer to one side and result in
loss of control.
3. An over-inflated tire may burst.
4. Never use a gas station pump to inflate a tire. Such pumps provide air at high
volume, and may cause tire to burst.
1. Check for signs of wear and correct air pressure in pneumatic tires weekly.
2. For best performance, inflate tires to the same pressure level, as shown on the tire
sidewall:
• 8" pneumatic casters - 30 to 40 psi
• 14" pneumatic drive wheels - 35 to 45 psi for knubby tires and 25 psi for V-groove
tires.
3. CAUTION: To prevent tire damage:
• Use a hand pump (or a low volume air pump) to inflate tires.
• Use a tire gauge to check pressure.
F. TO REPAIR OR REPLACE A TIRE
WARNING
Residual air pressure in tires can cause severe injury. Make sure you release all
air in tire before attempting to service or repair tires.
1. 8" Caster Wheels:
a) Release all air from tire.
b) Remove caster wheel from fork.
c) Make sure there is no residual air in tire before you remove bolts that hold the two
rim halves together.
d) Remove four bolts from rim. Separate two halves of rim.
e) Repair or replace inner tube.
f) Reassemble the caster wheel; makesure the bearing spacer is in place and all four bolts are
secure.
NOTE– Use a torque setting of 240 inch-pounds when tightening bolts.
g) Mount caster wheel onto fork. Install washers correctly.
h) Inflate tire to proper pressure level.
2. 14" Drive Wheels:
a) Elevate and securely support chair so that wheel is off the ground.
b) Release all air from tire.
c) Remove the four lug nuts securing wheel to hub (this is necessary only if technician
desires to remove entire wheel assembly– not required).
d) Remove all bolts holding two halves of rim together.
e) Repair or replace inner tube.
f) Reassemble wheel rim.
Use a torque setting of 180 lbs.-in. to re-tighten bolts.
g) Re-secure wheel to hub using four lug nuts.
Use a torque setting of 240 lbs.-in. to re-tighten lug nuts.
h) Inflate tire to proper pressure level (listed on tire sidewall).
It is recommended to operate chair for 10-15 hours and then re-verify installation
torque of lug nuts at 240 lbs.-in.
G. MOTOR BRUSHES
You should have your supplier check the motor brushes every four (4) months for wear. The
brushes should be clean and shiny. Replace worn or blackened brushes.
H. ORDERING PARTS
When you order parts, provide the following:
1. Model of chair
2. Serial number of chair
3. Left hand or right hand control
4. Part number, description and quantity of parts you need.
5. State reason for replacement.
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XII. MAINTENANCE
I. MAINTENANCE CHART
You should check the items on this chart at the indicated intervals. If any of the items are
loose, worn, bent or distorted, immediately have them checked and/or repaired by your
authorized Sunrise supplier. Frequent maintenance and servicing will improve performance,
extend wheelchair life, and help prevent injuries.
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XIII. WIRING DIAGRAMS
VR2-90
R-NET EL-90
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XIII. WIRING DIAGRAMS
Output Module
Intelligent
Seating
Module
(ISM)
R-NET BUS CONNECTIONS
DRIVE ONLY AND THRU-DRIVE ACTUATOR CONNECTIONS
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XIII. WIRING DIAGRAMS
SWITCH DRIVEN SINGLE ACTUATOR DRIVER
R-NET MULTI-ACTUATOR
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XIII. WIRING DIAGRAMS
R-NET MULTI-ACTUATOR W/O RECLINE
LIGHTS & INDICATORS
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XIV. SUNRISE LIMITED WARRANTY
A. FOR FIVE (5) YEARS
E. WHAT WE WILL DO
Sunrise warrants the frame of this wheelchair against defects in
materials and workmanship for five years from date of first consumer purchase.
Our sole liability is to repair or replace covered parts. This is the
exclusive remedy for consequential damages.
F. WHAT YOU MUST DO
B. FOR ONE (1) YEAR
1. Obtain from us, while this warranty is in effect, prior
approval for return or repair of covered parts.
2. Return the wheelchair or part(s), freight pre-paid, to Sunrise
Mobility Products Division at: 2842 Business Park Avenue,
Fresno, CA 93727-1328.
3. Pay the cost of labor to repair, remove or install parts.
We warrant all Sunrise-made parts and components of this wheelchair against defects in materials and workmanship for one year
from the date of first consumer purchase.
C. FOR ONE (1) YEAR
We warrant all motors, gearboxes, batteries, and electronic components of this wheelchair against defects for one year from the
date of first consumer purchase.
G. NOTICE TO CONSUMER
1. If allowed by law, this warranty is in place of any other warranty (written or oral, express or implied, including a warranty of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose).
2. This warranty gives you certain legal rights. You may also
have other rights that vary from state to state.
D. LIMITATIONS
1. We do not warrant:
a. Tires and tubes, upholstery, pads and push-handle grips.
b. Damage from neglect, accident, misuse, or from improper installation or repair.
c. Products modified without Sunrise Medicals express written consent.
d. Damage from exceeding the weight limit.
2. This warranty is VOID if the original chair serial number tag
is removed or altered.
3. This warranty applies in the USA only. Check with your supplier to find out if international warranties apply.
4. This warranty is not transferable and only applies to the first
consumer purchase of this wheelchair through an authorized
Sunrise Medical dealer.
Record your serial number here for future reference:
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In Canada (800) 263-3390
Customer Ser vice: 800.333.4000
www.SunriseMedical.com
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