Afikim Caddy User`s manual

Caddy
CADDY
Scooter
User’s Manual
Cat No. - PRCA001 Edition 01
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1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................. 4
1.1 General information ....................................................................... 4
1.2 Technical specifications ................................................................. 6
1.2.1 Dimensions.............................................................................. 6
1.2.2 Weights.................................................................................... 6
1.2.3 Maximum loads ....................................................................... 6
1.2.4 Drive characteristics ................................................................ 7
1.2.5 Drive system and tires............................................................. 7
1.2.6 Batteries and charger .............................................................. 8
1.2.7 General specifications ............................................................. 8
1.2.8 Options and accessories ......................................................... 8
1.3 Safety instructions........................................................................ 10
1.3.1 Stability and slopes ............................................................... 10
1.3.2 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) .................................... 11
1.3.3 Batteries ................................................................................ 12
1.3.4 Hot areas ............................................................................... 13
1.3.5 Danger of pinching body parts .............................................. 13
1.3.6 General warnings .................................................................. 14
2. UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY ........................................................ 17
2.1 Unpacking the box ....................................................................... 17
2.2 Mounting the rear wheels............................................................. 19
2.3 Fixing the tiller to the frame.......................................................... 20
2.4 Placing the batteries .................................................................... 22
2.5 Unfolding the Seat to driving position .......................................... 23
2.6 Mounting the rear basket ............................................................. 25
2.7 Checking the assembly................................................................ 26
2.8 Mounting the seat belt option....................................................... 27
3. OPERATION AND USE OF THE CADDY......................................... 28
3.1 Seating into the Caddy................................................................. 28
3.11 Tilting the handlebar forward and backward.............................. 28
3.2 Driving the Caddy ........................................................................ 29
3.3 Speed control of the Caddy ......................................................... 33
3.4 Emergency stopping .................................................................... 33
3.5 The Caddy headlight.................................................................... 35
3.6 The Caddy horn ........................................................................... 35
3.7 The battery discharge indication .................................................. 35
3.8 Pushing the Caddy: the freewheel function ................................. 37
4. DISASSEMBLING FOR TRANSPORT IN A CAR............................. 40
4.1 Folding the Seat ........................................................................... 40
4.2 Removing the tiller from the frame............................................... 42
4.3 Removing the basket ................................................................... 43
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4.4 Removing the batteries ................................................................43
4.5 Removing the rear wheels ...........................................................45
5. TRANSPORTING THE CADDY IN A CAR AND
STORING THE
CADDY AT HOME .................................................................................46
5.1 Transporting the Caddy in a car trunk..........................................46
5.2 Lifting heavy parts ........................................................................49
5.3 Storing the Caddy at home ..........................................................50
6. CHARGING THE BATTERIES ..........................................................51
6.1 Charging.......................................................................................51
6.2 Attention points when charging....................................................52
6.3 The external charger adapter (optional).......................................53
7. TROUBLESHOOTING.......................................................................55
7.1 Troubleshooting the Caddy..............................................................55
7.2 Troubleshooting the battery charger ............................................58
8. SMALL MAINTENANCE AND PERIODIC CHECKS.........................60
8.1 Cleaning .......................................................................................60
8.2 Checking the PU tires ..................................................................61
8.3 Checking the inflatable tires .........................................................61
8.4 Checking the throttle levers..........................................................62
8.5 Checking the assembly ................................................................62
8.6 Checking the parking brake .........................................................63
8.7 Replacing the batteries ................................................................64
8.8 Discarding of old or damaged batteries .......................................65
8.8.1 Discarding of old batteries .....................................................65
8.8.2 Discarding of damaged batteries...........................................65
8.9 Programming the controller..........................................................66
9. SERVICE AND REPAIRS..................................................................69
9.1 Necessary annual maintenance...................................................69
9.2 Replacement parts .......................................................................69
9.3 Service manual ............................................................................70
10 LABELLING ......................................................................................71
10.1 The type plate ............................................................................71
10.2 Other labels................................................................................72
10.3 Labels and printing on the tiller ..................................................73
11. EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY..........................................75
12. WARRANTY STATEMENT .............................................................76
13. PHONE NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES .........................................78
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1. INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Caddy transportable / foldable scooter by
Afikim Electric Vehicles. The Caddy Scooter has been developed
especially for those people with mobility problems. Mobility problems are
generally problems with walking or with the stamina.
Afikim Electric Vehicles has many years experience with the
development of these kinds of vehicles and also markets different types
of electric vehicles for a wide range of applications and needs.
The Caddy scooter was developed especially for use in and around the
house and to be taken along for trips. For this purpose the scooter can
be folded and disassembled easily and the separate parts can be
handled with ease.
Please read this manual carefully before you start using the product,
you will find there are many useful hints and instructions.
Please give extra attention to reading the safety warnings. This manual
will help you enjoy using your purchase safely and for a long time.
ATTENTION:
Give special attention to the SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (§1.3), read
them carefully and please study them again from time to time. No
vehicle can be used without risk, risk both to yourself as the user as well
as to others. This electric vehicle comes with some quite specific risk
that you should be aware of before using the product.
1.1 General information
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The Caddy complies with the current European Union
standards for this type of vehicle. They are formulated in the
standard EN12184 (April 1999).
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The status of the scooter in the traffic laws and regulations will
differ from one country to the next. Make sure you know the
laws and regulations in the country you live in and act
accordingly.
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The maximum speed of the Caddy is 7,5 kilometres per hour
(km/h). It possible to have your dealer adjust the drive
electronics of the scooter to a lower speed.
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The Caddy has been developed for use in and around the
house. According to the EU standard EN12184 this means the
Caddy is a class A electric vehicle.
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The Caddy should not be used during rainfall, snowfall or in
temperatures below 0°C or above 40°C.
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Despite harmonisation efforts in the EU, depending on the
country you are in, you may have to buy insurance for the
Caddy vehicle before you can use it outside. It is also possible
that you have to pay a road tax or pass some sort of drive test.
Please follow local rules and legislation.
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The Caddy was developed and tested for a maximum user
weight of 100 Kg. including luggage.
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The user of the Caddy scooter should have sufficient physical
abilities (hearing, sight, strength and mental abilities) to be able
to use the scooter safely. If in doubt please consult your doctor.
Please give special attention to §1.2 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
and §1.3 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
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1.2 Technical specifications
1.2.1 Dimensions
Length
Folded Length
Width
Height
Height Folded
1100 mm.
900 mm.
610 mm.
900 mm.
470 mm.
Dimensions of the largest part
Length
Width
Height
900 mm.
610 mm.
340 mm.
1.2.2 Weights
Total weight including batteries 12 Ah
Total weight including batteries 17 Ah
Total weight excluding batteries
31 kg.
36 kg.
22 kg.
Weight of the frame with seat
Weight of the tiller
Weight of one battery 12Ah
Weight of one battery 17Ah
Weight of one wheel
13 kg.
9 kg.
4.5 kg.
7 kg.
0,9 kg.
1.2.3 Maximum loads
Maximum user weight
Maximum load in the rear basket
Maximum number of persons
100 kg.
10 kg.
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1.2.4 Drive characteristics
Speeds
Maximum speed forward (hare symbol)
Slow speed forward (tortoise symbol)
Reverse speed
7,5 km/h.
4,5 km/h.
4,5 km/h.
Turning radius
Ground clearance
Maximum obstacle height
Maximum safe slope
75.0 cm.
8 cm.
3 cm.
3°
Range according ISO 7176-4
20 km.
(Range is dependant on the circumstances during use, it can be
less i.e when hills, wind or loose surface such as gravel or sand.
Range can also vary with the user weight)
1.2.5 Drive system and tires
Drive system
front wheel, worm wheel reduction direct drive
Motor
24 Volt / 200 Watt.
Motor controller (complies with ISO7176-14)
24 Volt / 60 Amp.
programmable
Brake systems
- Regenerative motor brake
- electro-magnetic parking brake
Tires
PU tire size
Ø 250x50
Tire size (inflatable)
Tube size (with right angle valve)
Tire pressure (when using inflatable tires)
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Ø 250x50 (10”x2”)
ETRTO: 54-152
10”x2”
ETRTO: 54-152
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1.2.6 Batteries and charger
Batteries; use only:
2x FIAMM-GS FGCS21803
Size LxWxH (mm.)
Weight
12V 18,0 Ah.(20h.) / 15,8 Ah.(5h.)
181x76x167
6,7 Kg. each
2x Ztong Yee Industrial Co / GS
Size LxWxH
Weight
12V 17,0 Ah.(20h.) / 14,4 Ah. (5h.)
181x76x167
6,7 Kg. each
Battery charger (220/230V)
Maximum charger current (RMS)
Charging time to 80% charge
Charging time to full charge
(Data depending on charger used.)
24 Volt
2 Amp.
8 hours
12 hours
1.2.7 General specifications
Seat width
Backrest height
Seat depth
Armrest height from seat
Seat height from scooter platform
460 mm.
390 mm.
440 mm.
168 ??? mm.
440 mm.
1.2.8 Options and accessories
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Seat belt for additional stability
Bag for front
External charger adapter for charging batteries not mounted to
the scooter.
Car-charger: battery charger for connecting to the cigarette
lighter contact in the car.
Afikim Electric Vehicles has a policy of constant product improvement,
as a consequence of this specifications may change without prior notice.
The documentation may not represent the actual product in some
details.
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1.3 Safety instructions
1.3.1 Stability and slopes
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The maximum safe slope for the Caddy scooter is 3°. This is
the maximum slope where you can turn and manoeuvre safely
with the scooter without compromising the stability of the
vehicle.
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If you have any doubts about safety of the angle of the slope,
try to find another route. If this is not possible for any reason,
try to avoid making sudden movements (accelerating or
braking) and always drive straight up. Never attempt to turn on
a slope! Lean forward when driving up, lean back when driving
downhill. Don’t hesitate to call on help for someone to walk
behind you or beside you for support when you need it.
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It is possible your scooter will climb an incline steeper than the
maximum safe slope, this does not mean it is safe to do so.
Keep in mind the instructions in the last point.
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Your Caddy can take obstacles up to 3 cm. don´t try to climb
kerbs or obstacles higher than 3 cm. this can destabilize your
scooter. If you encounter an obstacle higher than 3 cm. call on
the help of another person to support you for safety while you
drive.
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Also when you are driving down a kerb or obstacle higher than
3 cm. the stability of your scooter can be compromised. In such
a situation always call upon the help of another person to
support you while driving down this obstacle.
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Especially the sideways stability of the scooter can be easily
compromised, for example when one of the rear wheels is on
an obstacle higher than 3 cm. Try to avoid such situations,
always lean towards the obstacle.
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It is dangerous to use the Caddy on loose gravel or sand or on
a very bumpy surface. Because of the sudden weight shifts the
stability of the scooter can be easily compromised.
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In order to be able to push the scooter in case of a malfunction
or low batteries the automatic parking brake can be dislodged.
Dislodging the parking brake will put the vehicle in potentially
unsafe state, for instance when you are at the top of a slope.
When you are on the scooter at the top of an incline or slope
always make sure the parking brake is active. Dislodging the
parking brake may cause the vehicle to roll down a slope or
incline uncontrolled.
Always reduce speed in turns and going around curves.
Making a sharp turn at full speed may cause the vehicle to turn
over.
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1.3.2 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
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Most electric devices and machines create electromagnetic
fields. These electromagnetic fields can influence the operation
of other devices or machines causing them to malfunction or
behave in an abnormal way. Machines and devices producing
very strong electromagnetic fields are mobile phones and other
radio transmitters such as 27MC transceivers and portable
transceivers (walkie talkies). All scooters are to a certain
degree sensitive to EM fields. Because they are vehicles there
are rules and standards these scooters have to comply to in
order to be admitted for use. The vehicles have to be submitted
to a series of tests to establish the sensitivity (immunity) to and
emission of EM fields. The Caddy complies with all European
standards for EMC.
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It is possible that a certain device or machine produces an
electromagnetic field stronger than the immunity level
(sensitivity) of the scooter, in such a case the scooter may
malfunction or may not respond to the control input in a normal
way. Examples are: taking off suddenly, operation of the
parking brake without you touching the throttle lever or
intermittent driving (shocks). When this happens, immediately
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switch off the scooter using the key switch. Try to find and
eliminate the cause of the strange behaviour before you
resume driving.
I f you intend to use a mobile phone, portable transceiver or
any other kind of radio transmitter while you are using the
Caddy, we advise you to always switch off the scooter using
the keyswitch before doing so.
It is possible that some devices or machines are influenced by
the electromagnetic field your scooter generates. Examples are
automatic doors or anti-theft systems in shops. Try to be aware
of problems like this and be extra careful in situations where
there is a danger of injury to yourself or others like with
automatic doors.
1.3.3 Batteries
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The Caddy scooter is delivered standard with two sealed
maintenance-free lead-gel type batteries placed in a removable
bracket. The battery housings are fully sealed and during
normal use no gasses or liquids can escape from them.
However the plastic housing of the batteries may be damaged!
If the plastic housing of the batteries is damaged, for instance
when you accidentally dropped it during dismantling the
scooter or during an accident, be aware an ACID GEL may
leak from the batteries. Do not touch the gel! If the gel contacts
your skin or eyes strong irritation and acid burning can the
result. If this happens rinse with water and contact a doctor or
first aid centre immediately.
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Batteries contain substances that are harmful to the
environment and they contain materials that can be recycled
such as lead and plastics. If you replace the batteries, do not
dispose of them in the environment, but hand them in at a
government appointed collection point. Information about these
collection points can usually be gotten from officials at your city
council.
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1.3.4 Hot areas
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Some areas on your scooter may get hot during use. The
motor can get hot after using for a certain period of time. This
is in itself normal, but be aware never to touch the motor after
you have used the scooter. There is a real danger of burning
the skin of your fingers.
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If you decide to use your Caddy outside in sunny weather, it is
possible that some surfaces such as the armrests, the plastic
parts and the upholstery heat up from the direct sunlight
possibly causing burning injuries to the bare skin. If you park
the scooter outside, try to avoid parking it in the direct sunlight.
1.3.5 Danger of pinching body parts
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Some places on the Caddy are marked with this sticker: This
sticker marks the places where there is a
danger of pinching for the fingers or other
body parts. The front frame at the location
of the tiller pivot is such a place. Be aware
especially when you are assembling and
disassembling the scooter of the danger of
pinching your fingers.
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When the seat is folded forward and down to the frame there is
risk of pinching your fingers between the base of the seat base
and the backrest and as well between the seat base and the
frame .
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When folding down the tiller there is risk of pinching your
fingers between the tiller and the motor cover .
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Please be aware of these problems .
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1.3.6 General warnings
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DANGER OF SUFFOCATION!: Never allow children to play
with the plastic bags the scooter is packaged in. The bags are
big enough for a child to crawl into: children are in real danger
of suffocating from lack of oxygen when this happens.
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DANGER OF INJURY!: Never allow children to play with the
carton board boxes without adult supervision. The large boxes
are very inviting for children to play with, but can easily fall over
with a child inside causing head injuries or other. There is also
a danger of suffocation from lack of oxygen when a child gets
inside the box.
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Read, before you operate the scooter, these instructions for
use carefully. Please also follow the instructions.
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Be aware that by using the scooter you may cause injury to
others, for this reason always use the slow-driving position
(tortoise position) when there are many people around an drive
carefully.
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Do not put yourself in dangerous situations, make sure you can
call for help when you need it.
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Try to estimate the distance you intend to go and make sure
your batteries are charged sufficiently for this distance. Take
into account that headwind, hills or inclines and a loose surface
can influence the range in a negative way.
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Do not use the Caddy on the open road, the scooter was not
designed for this: it does not have a standard rear light units or
indicators for open roads , but only to mark you if you pass by .
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Overloading the Caddy will shorten the life of the product by
accelerating the wear and tear of parts and components. Take
the maximum loads into consideration from this manual and do
not exceed them, use the product safely and with care.
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The Caddy was not designed to be used in rain, snow or
extreme temperatures. The use of the Caddy in these
conditions may cause serious malfunctions and permanently
damage the product. Using the scooter in low temperatures will
cause the range of the product to be considerably smaller than
normal. Using in extreme high temperatures may lead to
overheating of the motor or controller, causing the controller to
shut down temporarily until the system has cooled down.
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Using the Caddy outside or on the road after dark is strongly
discouraged because the risk of accidents is much higher than
in daylight because there is insufficient lighting on the vehicle.
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It is strictly forbidden for a person under the influence of
alcohol, drugs or other substances influencing the ability to
drive a vehicle to use the scooter. When you are on
prescription drugs that may influence your ability to use the
Caddy, please consult your doctor for advice.
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A person using the Caddy scooter should have sufficient
eyesight to master the vehicle. The assessment of your ability
to use the vehicle is subject to the judgement of your doctor.
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A person with a seating stability problem may find that the
movement of the Caddy scooter during driving causes them to
slide from the seat. In order to avoid this problem a seat belt
can be mounted to the seat helping the driver to maintain a
good seating posture.
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Be careful with loose clothing that can be caught in or under
the wheel.
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If you suspect something wrong with your Caddy, always
contact your dealer and explain the problem, better safe than
sorry.
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Never turn the key switch to the OFF position while driving, this
will cause an very sudden stopping of the scooter. This may
cause you to loose balance and injury can be the result. On top
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of this it may cause damage to the motor and drive system of
the Caddy.
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When mounting or dismounting the Caddy always make sure
the key switch is in the OFF position to prevent the scooter
from moving or taking off by accident when you accidentally
depress the throttle lever.
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When you do not use the Caddy scooter and it is parked
somewhere, ALWAYS REMOVE THE KEYS FROM THE KEY
SWITCH !. Leaving the keys in the switch is an invitation for
children and others for joyriding and abuse of the product,
possibly causing injury to themselves and to others.
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In an isolated case it is possible that the grease from the
gearbox of the motor may leak or sweat through the seal.
Avoid contact with the mouth or the eyes, the grease can be
cleaned off with a paper tissue. If the leakage persists, contact
your dealer for service and repair.
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2. UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLY
The Caddy can be delivered by your dealer fully pre-assembled, but it is
also possible that the product comes to you in parts in the box it was
packed in at the factory.
The Caddy was designed to be assembled and disassembled by the
user. Assembling the scooter is very easy and it is good to know the
procedure in case you want to disassemble the scooter for instance if
you want to take it with you in the back of a car.
2.1 Unpacking the box
The Caddy will normally be delivered to you in a large carton box,
please check if the box is not badly damaged. If this is the case you may
want to refuse the delivery. If there is damage to the box always report it
to the person delivering it and make sure the damage is noted on the
shipping documents you sign before accepting the delivery.
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b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Place the box on the floor the right way up (the top is marked
UP).
Carefully cut the tape closing the box, make sure you don´t cut
the contents of the box.
Open lid lid and remove all the parts from the box, mind your
back lifting some of the heavier parts out of the box.
Put all parts on the floor and put the empty box away, you
should find the following parts (see figure 1):
The frame
The tiller
The rear basket
Two batteries
Two rear wheels
A battery charger
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Figure 1
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2.2 Mounting the rear wheels
The rear wheels (e - in figure 1) are to be assembled onto the frame (a
- in figure 1).
(See figure 2) The rear wheel (1) is assembled by means of a so called
quick release axle (2) into the wheel mount (3) of the frame (4).
In order to be able to assemble and disassemble the quick release axle
you need to press the button underneath the rubber cover (5) in the
centre of the wheel.
Take the rear wheel in your hand as shown in figure 2. Grip the wheel
(1) with your fingers through the spokes and depress the button under
the rubber cover (5) at the centre of the wheel with your thumb.
Lift the frame (4) using your other hand and fully insert the quick release
axle (2) into the Wheel mount (3) of the frame, release the button.
Check if the quick release axle is locked by pulling on the wheel.
Mount the other wheel the same way.
Figure 2
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2.3 Fixing the tiller to the frame
The tiller (b - in figure 1) must be fixed to the frame (a - in figure 1).
Refer to figure 3: The frame bushing (1) is inserted onto the tiller
tapered block (2) . It is also the fixation of the tiller to the frame by
means of a locking lever (3).
We advise you to approach the frame from the left hand side (when you
are right-handed. Take the tiller in your left hand, holding it at the frame
tube just above the control panel. Make sure you hold it up straight and
tilt it backwards slightly as indicated in figure 3.
Lift the frame bushing (1) by mean of the lever (3) using your right hand
as shown in figure 3 . Now place the frame bushing over the tapered
block (2) of the tiller. Than after they attached together push the lever
(3) forward and downward until it lock them together . Make sure that
you hear a clicks that will ensure you completely secured connection.
Please refer to figure 3 to the differences between the two positions :
Released and Secured . Also make sure that the connection is done
properly by means of tilting the tiller forward and backward .
The electrical connections between the tiller and the frame is done at
the same stage .
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Figure 3
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2.4 Placing the batteries
The batteries are mounted in a special plastic housing by sliding it
inside. The batteries electric connections is done at the same stage
when sliding it into the housing guide .
Please refer to figure 5: Place both batteries in their place at the rear of
the frame by sliding them into the housing guides in the arrow direction .
Make sure that when the batteries are completely down , the two snaps
1 are seating in the slots 2 of the battery housing.
Figure 5
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2.5 Unfolding the Seat to driving position
To unfold the seat to driving position , pull the seat backrest upward as
shown in figure 6a . Continue pulling the seat backrest all along
upward and backward as shown in figure 6b .
figure 6a
figure 6b
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At the final stage of unfolding the seat push the backrest backward until
you hear a click . The click will indicates that the seat mechanism is
locked .
To make this stage easier , you may find id convenience to step with
your shoe on the Caddy floor like it is shown in figure 6c .
Figure 6c
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2.6 Mounting the rear basket
See figure 7: Hang the rear basket with its anchors on the frame hooks
under the seat.
ATTENTION:
Please be sure not to overload the rear basket, the maximum load for
the rear basket is 10 kg.
Figure 7
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2.7 Checking the assembly
Please always check the following aspect of the assembly after you
finish:
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Are any parts damaged? If so report the damage to your dealer
without delay and ask for replacement parts or repair.
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Are all nuts and bolts tight, is the retaining spring for the tiller in
place and are the wheels locked in place?
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Check without turning the scooter ON if the throttle levers
move freely and return to the middle position when you
depress and release them.
ATTENTION:
On delivery the batteries are only partially charged, do not operate the
Caddy scooter until the batteries have been charged for at least 8 hours.
Deep discharging and exhausting the batteries can cause damage to
the batteries.
See chapter 5 for instructions on charging batteries.
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2.8 Mounting the seat belt option
An important accessory for the Caddy scooter is the seat belt option.
The seat belt is used to stabilize the user of the Caddy while driving.
Giving him/her a more secure seating position.
During driving and while taking turns, starting and stopping it may be
difficult for some drivers to keep a stable seating position, to prevent
sliding from the seat the seat belt option can be recommended.
Please refer to figure 8 for mounting the seat belt.
To add the seatbelt you need to un secure the secure screw and re
secure it back through the belt plate .
We recommend you ask the service personnel at your dealer to mount it
for you.
Figure 8
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3. OPERATION AND USE OF THE CADDY
ATTENTION: BEFORE OPERATING THE CADDY, ALWAYS READ
THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IN §1.3
3.1 Seating into the Caddy
To make the Seating into the Caddy easier you may use the follow
actions.
3.11 Tilting the handlebar forward and backward
To tilt the handlebar (1) forward pull the lever (2) down as shown in
figure 9 , than push the handlebar (1) forward while Keep pulling the
lever (2) downward. When you like the handlebar (1) to be fixed and
secured again , just leave the lever (2) at the desired position and it will
be snap and secured nearest groove .
After seating down into the seat , you should return the handlebar (1) to
driving position by doing the same , pull the lever (2) down ,
than pull the handlebar (1) backward while Keep pulling the lever (2)
downward and leave the lever (2) at the desired position to suit your
comfort.
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figure 9
Another helpful action is to turn the tiller to the other side , than the one
you enter from .
Also if your Caddy is equipped with armrest , you should fold them
backward . Make sure you bring the armrest down again, the armrests
provide you with important support sideways when you are driving.
ATTENTION:
When driving the Caddy, the vehicle moves and rocks in turns and when
accelerating or braking. This may cause you to loose your balance and
it can make you slide of the seat. If this is a problem for you, you may
want to consider buying the seat belt option.
3.2 Driving the Caddy
See figure 10:
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Check the steps of § 2.7: Checking the assembly.
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Seating into the Caddy as described in §3.1 .
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Put the ignition key into the key switch (1) and turn it clockwise
to the position marked ON. The key will stay in this position.
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A light on your dashboard marked ON (2) should light up
signifying the Caddy is ready to go. (see figure 10)
•
Put the speed selector switch (3) in the slow driving mode
(turtle).
•
You can now drive forward by squeezing the right hand throttle
lever (4). You can drive backwards by squeezing the left hand
throttle lever (5). When you drive backwards, the horn will
sound intermittently signifying you are driving backwards. The
two throttle levers are connected.
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Figure 10
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•
The speed you drive forward or backward is dependent on how
far you squeeze the throttle lever. The further you squeeze it
the faster you go.
•
To stop, simple release the throttle lever, the throttle lever will
return to the neutral position and the Caddy will come to a
controlled stop by using the motor brake.
ATTENTION:
You may notice the following things, they are normal and are part of the
standard safety system of the Caddy.
•
•
You may experience a delay between squeezing the throttle
lever and the scooter actually taking of. This is a safety
feature preventing the scooter from taking of when you
accidentally touch the throttle levers.
A clicking sound may be heard when you squeeze the
throttle. This the releasing of the Electromagnetic parking
brake. When you do not operate the throttle, the parking
brake is always engaged.
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3.3 Speed control of the Caddy
One way to control the speed of the Caddy is by squeezing the throttle
handles: The more you squeeze, the faster you will drive. Another way
to limit the speed is by means of the speed selector switch (1) see
figure 11.
•
•
The Caddy has two positions to limit the maximum speed: The
high speed setting indicated by the hare (2) on the speed
selector switch (1) sets the Caddy to a maximum speed of 7,5
km/h. If the switch is in this position the green light should light
up see figure 11.
The slow speed setting indicated by the turtle (3) on the speed
selector switch, sets the Caddy to a maximum speed of 4,5
km/h. In this position the green light on the switch is OFF. See
figure11.
The slow speed setting is used indoors and in confined spaces or for
instance when you are driving among a crowd of pedestrians. In all
other situations you can use the high speed setting.
ATTENTION:
During the first time it may be wise to use the slow speed setting while
you get used to controlling the scooter. This way both you and your
environment are at less risk.
•
•
•
When driving downhill always use the low-speed setting.
When driving uphill always use the high-speed setting.
When driving over obstacles always use the high-speed
setting.
3.4 Emergency stopping
In case of an emergency you may need to stop the Caddy very quickly.
The way to do this is by reversing the driving direction with the throttle
lever by releasing the right (forward) hand side and squeezing the left
(reverse).
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ATTENTION:
This method of stopping the scooter will cause a very abrubt stop, this
may cause you to loose your balance and injure yourself. It may also
cause damage to the drive system of the Caddy.
ONLY USE THIS METHOD OF STOPPING IN CASE OF
EMERGENCY!
Emergency stopping when the scooter rolls downhill with the parking
brake released.
The Caddy is equipped with an emergency brake system that slows
down the scooter when rolling downhill with the parking brake released,
even when there are no batteries installed.
Figure 11
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3.5 The Caddy headlight
For extra safety and comfort the Caddy is equipped with a headlight.
The headlight is intended to improve your visibility under dark
circumstances.
ATTENTION:
The headlight on the Caddy does not comply with international road and
traffic regulations: the Caddy was not designed to be used on the main
road.
See figure 12: To switch the headlight ON and OFF, use the red switch
(1) on the right hand side of dashboard close to the handle.
3.6 The Caddy horn
The Caddy is equipped with a horn (beeper), this is used to alert others
to your presence. Use the horn only for your own safety and that of
others.
Please be aware that unnecessary use of the horn may cause
aggravation with others.
See figure 12: To use the horn press the horn button (2), if you release
the button the horn will stop sounding.
3.7 The battery discharge indication
See figure 12: The battery discharge indication (3) is part of the
dashboard of your Caddy scooter. It consists of four rectangular lights,
the light for the ON position is not part of the battery discharge
indication.
When all four light are lit, the batteries are full or almost full; when only
one light is lit the batteries are (close to being) discharged.
ATTENTION:
Never start a trip with discharged or semi/discharged batteries.
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Here is an indication discharge percentages:
4 lights
charged 75% to 100%
3 lights
charged 50% to 75%
2 lights
charged 25% to 50%
1 light
charged 0% to 25%
ATTENTION:
• The battery discharge indication will be reset to four lit
lights after the batteries have been charged fully.
• When the external charge adapter (available as an
optional extra) is used to charge the batteries while they
are taken off the scooter, the battery discharge indicator
will not reset automatically. In order to reset the battery
discharge indicator to four lit lights turn on the Caddy
using the key switch and wait for 2 minutes without
driving the scooter.
• We advise you to recharge your batteries every night
when you use the Caddy daily.
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Figure 12
3.8 Pushing the Caddy: the freewheel function
There may be some situations when you want to be able to push the
Caddy, for instance when the batteries are fully discharged or when a
problem occurs.
The Caddy is equipped standard with an electro/magnetic parking
brake. This brake engages automatically when you release the throttle
handle and is intended to prevent the scooter from running down an
incline when you stop or park. The parking brake is always engaged
when the key switch is in the OFF position or when the throttle handle is
not depressed.
See figure 13: in order to disengage the parking brake twist the parking
brake release knob (1) clockwise (2) to the end position.
To indicate your Caddy is in an unsafe state the horn will sound
uninterrupted while the parking brake is released and the scooter is
turned ON . In this state the scooter drive system is switched OFF and
you can’t operate the Caddy.
You can now push the scooter.
After pushing the scooter always return the brake release knob (1) to
the original position.
You may find that pushing the Caddy is heavier with the system
switched ON, if you switch the drive system OFF using the key switch
you will find pushing is much easier. This is a normal phenomenon.
ATTENTION:
Never use the parking brake release knob while you are on a slope or
an incline, this may cause you to run down the slope uncontrollably and
without means to stop the scooter.
The Caddy is equipped with an emergency brake system that slows
down the scooter when rolling downhill with the parking brake released,
even when there are no batteries installed.
ATTENTION: When this situation occurs, the freewheel knob should be
returned to the drive position immediately.
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Figure 13
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4. DISASSEMBLING FOR TRANSPORT IN A CAR
4.1 Folding the Seat
To fold the Caddy seat , lift the seat few centimetres upward until you
hear the seat locking mechanism released . Than continue folding the
seat by pushing the seat back forward and downward as shown in
figures 14a,14b,14c .
figure 14a
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figure 14b
figure 14c
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4.2 Removing the tiller from the frame
Removing the tiller from the frame is done opposite order then explained
in §2.3 .
As shown in figure 15 . Pull the lock lever upward and backward to
release position . Now pull with the lever the frame bushing (1) upward
to separate it from the tiller tapered block . The electrical disconnection
is being done at the same action .
ATTENTION:
Danger of pinching your hand or fingers: the area between the tiller
frame and the main frame is indicated as a potential pinch area. Be
careful, the tiller frame wants to rotate to the left because of the weight
of the motor, pinching your hand.
Figure 15
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4.3 Removing the basket
Remove the basket from the rear part of the Caddy . See figure 7.
4.4 Removing the batteries
•
To remove the batteries from their housing , pull up
each one of the batteries with it’s handle upward . This
action will release the batteries securing snaps (1) from
the housing slots (2).
No need to connect any electric connection this is done at the
same one action . For illustration see figure 16
ATTENTION:
Danger of pinching your hand: please follow the instructions and make
sure your hand does not get caught between the battery and other parts
of the frame. The weight of the batteries represent an additional hazard
when you are handling them.
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Figure 16
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4.5 Removing the rear wheels
•
In case of need to remove the wheels from the frame to
earn some more volume reduction of the Caddy , do is
in opposite order than installing them . See figure 17
and §2.2 .
figure 17
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5. TRANSPORTING THE CADDY IN A CAR AND
STORING THE CADDY AT HOME
5.1 Transporting the Caddy in a car trunk
See figure 18: The Caddy can easily be taken on trips in most cars
because of its compact build and the ease of folding and disassembly
into portable parts.
Please follow these steps and make sure you read the warnings
carefully when you want to take the Caddy in your car.
•
Follow the instructions in chapter 4 to fold and
disassemble the Caddy . You may want to consider
leaving the rear wheels on the frame, but all other parts
need to be taken off for storage in the trunk of a car.
•
First place the frame at the bottom of the trunk.
•
Place all other parts on top and around the frame.
•
Take the wheels off the rear frame if necessary.
ATTENTION:
• Never try to lift the complete scooter or a partially
disassembled frame alone. The frame without the
basket is still 13 kg.
Mind your back when you are handling heavy objects.
•
Different persons have different abilities: some parts of
the Caddy may be too heavy for you to lift, when in
doubt please ask for help!
Make sure the parts of the Caddy don’t shift during the trip. When the
car is accelerating or braking the parts of the scooter may shift and get
damaged. Loose parts may cause serious injuries to yourself and
others during an accident! Make sure you tie down the parts of the
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scooter to the floor of your car!
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Figure 18
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5.2 Lifting heavy parts
Parts of the scooter weighing more than 10 kg. Should be lifted by the
indicated locations marked with arrows and numbered 1 & 2.
(see figure 19)
a. Tiller
b. Frame
Figure 19
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5.3 Storing the Caddy at home
To allow the Caddy minimum storing volume and floor space while
stored at home , it is recommended to fold both the seat and the
handlebar and store it at one of the two position illustrated in
figures 20a or 20b .
Pay attention on the second option to lay the rear part of the Caddy on
the rubber bumpers .
For explanation about folding the seat see §4.1 .
For explanation about folding the handlebar see §3.11 .
Figure 20a
Figure 20b
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6. CHARGING THE BATTERIES
Your Caddy can be supplied standard with a battery charger.
It is important you only use the charger supplied with the scooter for
charging the batteries.
The charger and batteries are an integral part of the electronic system of
the scooter.
The different parts of the electronic system are carefully selected and
tuned into one another to get an optimal performance and lifetime from
your batteries.
By using only this charger other problems are prevented such as overcharging the batteries.
ATTENTION:
The charger does not have an on/off switch.
6.1 Charging
See figure 21: for charging the batteries please follow these steps,
make sure you follow them in the right sequence:
•
•
•
Connect the charger plug (1) of the charger (2) to the
charging socket (3) on the Caddy. The charging socket
(3) is located on the right hand side on the tiller
shrouds.
Connect the power lead of the charger (4) to a wall
socket (5).
The colour of the status light (6) on the charger shows
the status of the charger:
- RED:
- YELLOW:
- GREEN:
The charger is connected to the wall socket
but not to the Caddy.
The charger is charging the batteries
The charging of the batteries is ready
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•
When the charging is ready first take the power lead from the wall
socket before you disconnect the charger plug (1) from the charging
point (3) on the scooter.
Figure 21
6.2 Attention points when charging
•
While the charger plug (1) is inserted in the charging
socket of your Caddy, you can not drive the scooter.
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The safety system of the Caddy prevents you from
driving with the charger connected.
•
There is no need to disconnect the charger from the
scooter immediately after the charging process is
completed, however don’t leave the charger
connected to your scooter for longer than two
weeks.
•
Under ideal circumstances the batteries will not loose
their charge for a period of about 6 months. Please take
into account that under most circumstances the
batteries will gradually loose their charge over time
even when the scooter is not used.
•
When you intend not to use the Caddy for a longer
period of time, it is recommended to fully charge the
batteries for 12 hours prior to storing the scooter.
•
The batteries will age and gradually loose their capacity
usually noticeable after about two years. You will notice
because the batteries will be empty faster than usual.
There will be a point where you need to replace the
batteries, always contact your AFIKIM dealer and use
AFIKIM approved batteries for replacement.
6.3 The external charger adapter (optional)
With the external charger adapter you can charge the batteries while
they are taken of the scooter. You may need this adapter if there is no
mains connection for the charger in the area where you park your
Caddy. You may also need it when you buy an extra set of batteries for
the Caddy to extend the range while on a trip.
Before charging the batteries with the external charger adapter, you
need to remove the batteries as described in §4.4 .
•
Place the batteries on the charging rack .
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•
•
•
Connect the charger plug to the charging socket of the
rack.
Connect the power lead of the charger to a wall socket.
Continue by following the instructions in §6.1.
ATTENTION:
When the charging rack is used for charging the batteries, battery
discharge indicator on the scooter does not automatically reset to full (4
lights lit).
To reset the battery discharge indicator after you installed the batteries
as described in §2.4 you should turn the Caddy ON using the key
switch. Now wait for at least 2 minutes without operating the Caddy and
the battery discharge indicator will reset to full.
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7. TROUBLESHOOTING
There are a number of smaller problems and malfunctions that can
easily be fixed by yourself using this guide. When you find you can not
solve the problem, always call your AFIKIM dealer and ask for service.
Do not open the any of the parts of the Caddy to attempt repairs by
yourself, this is a specialized job. Small repairs and maintenance that
can be done by yourself is described in chapter 8.
7.1 Troubleshooting the Caddy
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Nr. Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
1.
ƒ One or more
connectors may be
loose.
ƒ Check all
connectors and
reconnect them.
One of the reset
fuses on the battery
housing has popped.
See figure 22:
check the fuses on
the battery housing
and reset them by
pressing them when
popped (no more
than 2 times)
An electronic fault
tripped the controler
on start-up.
ƒ Turn the scooter
OFF using the key
switch, turn it On
again to reset the
controller
A fatal error in the
control system has
occurred.
ƒ Call your dealer
and explain the
problem, ask for
service
ƒ The green light
does not come on
when you turn the
key switch to the
ON position.
ƒ The green light
is blinking.
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2.
The battery
discharge indicator
indicates a low
battery charge
When you slightly
press the throttle
lever you don’t hear
a click.
The batteries need to ƒ Recharge the
be charged.
batteries.
The automatic
parking brake does
not function.
ƒ DO NOT DRIVE!
Call you dealer and
ask for service.
4.
When you check the
throttle lever, it does
not return to the
middle position.
The lever is stuck on
the shrouds or the
internal spring is
broken.
ƒ DO NOT DRIVE!
Call your dealer and
ask for service.
5.
The Caddy does not ƒ The batteries
drive smoothly or
need to be
shocks when driving. recharged.
3.
ƒ Recharge the
batteries.
ƒ Replace the
ƒ The batteries are batteries (only use
old and have lost too approved
much capacity.
replacements)
ƒ Call your dealer
and ask for service.
6.
The horn sounds
without interruption,
the scooter does not
drive.
The parking brake is
released
ƒ Turn back the
parking brake
release knob as
described in §3.8.
You may need to
reset the scooter by
turning it ON and
OFF with the keyswitch.
ƒ Call your dealer
and ask for service.
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7.2 Troubleshooting the battery charger
Nr. Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
1.
ƒ The wall socket
does not carry any
current .
ƒ Check the fuses
in your home .
ƒ The charger
light does not light
up with the charger
connected to the
wall socket.
ƒ The charger is
broken.
2.
3.
4.
ƒ Replace the
charger, ask for
service from your
dealer.
ƒ The light on the
charger lights up
RED while the
charger plug is
connected to the
charging point on
the scooter.
ƒ A bad connection ƒ Reconnect the
between the charger charger following the
and the scooter.
instructions in
chapter 6.
ƒ The fuse in the
charger circuit has
popped
ƒ Reset the fuse
by pushing the
button (6 in figure
21).
ƒ If the problem
persists call your
dealer for service.
ƒ The light on
your charger does
not turn GREEN
even after 20 hours
charging.
ƒ The batteries are
not fully charged yet.
ƒ (One of) the
batteries is/are
defect.
ƒ The charger has
a defect.
ƒ Charge for one
more night.
ƒ The battery
discharge indicator
on the scooter does
not indicate a full
charge after
charging.
ƒ The charger has
a defect.
ƒ Replace the
charger
ƒ The batteries
where charged
outside the scooter.
ƒ Turn the scooter
ON for 2 minutes
without operating it.
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ƒ Call your dealer
for service.
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Figure 22
A service manual for use by the dealer is available in the English
language and can be ordered at AFIKIM Electric Vehicles in Israel.
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8. SMALL MAINTENANCE AND PERIODIC CHECKS
By following these maintenance instructions you can keep the Caddy in
good condition for a long period of time. These maintenance points can
easily be done by yourself or someone without technical background.
Here are the instructions for small maintenance, of course you can also
choose to have this maintenance done by your dealer. We advice you to
also have your Caddy checked by your dealer once every year,
instructions on this can be found in chapter 9.
There are two periods for these periodic checks and small maintenance:
a monthly and a 6-monthly period. Some aspects need to be checked
every time before you use the Caddy.
Please take your Caddy to your dealer for a check-up and service turn
at least once a year.
8.1 Cleaning
The plastic parts and the upholstery of the seats and the tires can be
cleaned with a car shampoo when necessary. The car shampoo can be
purchased at most car accessory stores and gas stations. A car
shampoo has the advantage of not leaving streaks and stripes after
cleaning. It is ok to use an ordinary household cleaning agent, however
the results may be less.
ATTENTION:
Never use any organic solvents such as paint thinner, white spirit or
alcohol or aggressive agents such as chloride, ammonia or abrasive
cleaners when cleaning. Doing so may cause permanent damage or
disfiguration to the components of the Caddy.
Use the car shampoo as indicated on the label, use a kitchen cloth or
sponge. Wring it out well before after wetting so no water is dripping
from the cloth or sponge.
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ATTENTION:
Don’t use excessive amounts of water when cleaning especially around
the tiller where most of the electronics are located and around the
batteries in the back. Electronics and water don’t mix. Never use a high
pressure cleaner or hose to clean the Caddy.
ATTENTION:
If you suspect that water may have penetrated the electronic parts of the
scooter, do not switch the scooter ON, put it away in a warm and dry
place and wait a minimum of 12 hours to let the water dry before using
the scooter again.
8.2 Checking the PU tires
The condition of wear of the PU tires needs to be checked regularly.
The Caddy is equipped standard with PU tires, these are tires made
from a durable plastic foam. The advantage is that these tires don’t
need to be inflated and they can’t be punctured.
When you use the Caddy daily, check the condition of the PU tires every
month.
ƒ Check if the tires are damaged, are there any bits hanging loose or
are there cracks in the wall of the tire.
Check if the profile of the tires isn’t worn to much, the depth of the
profile needs to be a minimum of 1 mm.
8.3 Checking the inflatable tires
Some dealers or customers prefer to order the Caddy with standard
inflatable tires and tubes. The advantage of inflatable tires is they are
less expensive to replace and they have a somewhat lower roll
resistance than the PU tires (when their pressure is maintained at the
right level).
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ATTENTION:
The tire pressure of inflatable tires needs to be checked before every
trip! The tire pressure is a main factor in the range and stability of the
Caddy.
ƒ Check the tires every month for external damage.
ƒ Check every month that the tire is securely on the rim, check the
entire perimeter and on both sides of the rim.
ƒ The accurate tire pressure is 2.4 bar.(35 PSI)
ƒ Always use a pump with a pressure gage to get the right tire
pressure, don’t over-inflate the tires.
ATTENTION:
When you over-inflate the tires, the tires may come of the rim. This can
happen during inflation or after some time, usually this happens with a
very loud bang and may cause an accident while you are driving the
scooter.
THEREFORE ALWAYS USE A PUMP WITH PRESSURE GAGE!
8.4 Checking the throttle levers
Every month check the operation of the throttle levers, please follow
these steps to do so:
ƒ Make sure the scooter is OFF (key-switch).
ƒ Squeeze the throttle handle to its far most position, now release it. It
should jump back to the neutral position.
ƒ Repeat this test twice for both drive directions (forward/reverse)
8.5 Checking the assembly
Every 6 months check the assembly of the scooter as described in §2.7.
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8.6 Checking the parking brake
Check your parking brake every 6 months, check the operation and the
condition of the brake, please follow these steps:
•
•
•
Try to push the scooter with the key switch in the OFF position.
This test is successful if you cannot push the scooter.
Switch the scooter ON with the key switch, repeat the test, again
the test is successful if you cannot push the scooter.
Sit on the scooter and push the throttle lever slightly, until you
hear the parking brake click. This indicates the parking brake
was released correctly. If you did not hear the click sound,
please try again, you may have missed it because of
background noise.
If one the tests described above did not get the right result, you should
call your dealer and get a service person to repair the scooter.
The brake automatically compensates for wear and cannot be adjusted.
Now continue to check the freewheel mechanism for the parking brake,
please follow these steps:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Switch the scooter OFF using the key switch.
Rotate the knob for the freewheel mechanism clockwise as
indicated in §3.8.
Check if you can push the scooter freely, if so the test was
successful.
Now switch the scooter ON using the key switch.
Check if you hear the alarm signal sound indicating the parking
brake was released. If you can hear the uninterrupted signal the
test was successful.
Rotate the knob back into the original position for driving (§3.8)
the signal should now stop.
If one of the above tests does not produce the desired result, contact
your dealer and ask for service.
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8.7 Replacing the batteries
The batteries of the Caddy should be replaced when their capacity has
reduced noticeably. You will know when you need to charge the scooter
more often than normal or when the range of the scooter is less than it
used to be.
The ageing of the batteries is a gradual process and it is therefore
sometimes difficult to say when exactly the batteries should be replaced.
Depending on the intensity of the use and how deeply they are
discharged on average, the batteries can be charged between 500 and
1000 times. This represents between 2 and three years of average use.
Please only use the batteries indicated in §1.2 “Technical
specifications”.
You can get your dealer to replace the batteries for you, but if you want
to replace the batteries by yourself, please make sure you understand
and follow this wiring diagram in figure 23 .
figure 23
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8.8 Discarding of old or damaged batteries
8.8.1 Discarding of old batteries
Old batteries contain several valuable materials that can be recycled,
they also contain materials that are harmful to man and the
environment.
For this reason batteries should never be discarded in the environment,
but handed in at government appointed collection points for chemical
waste and batteries. Please check with your local authorities to get the
address of the collection point near you.
Please make sure the batteries don’t get thrown away in the
environment or in the garbage, not only is this illegal, it can also cause
severe damage to the environment and to persons working in the
garbage disposal service.
8.8.2 Discarding of damaged batteries
Be extra careful when batteries are damaged and their housing is ripped
or broken.
The batteries contain an acid gel that can cause acid burns on the skin
and the eyes. Acid can also cause damage to clothing other materials
causing holes, discolouration and corrosion.
ATTENTION:
Always wear rubber household gloves when you want to handle
batteries. Also protect your eyes when the housing is damaged.
Place the damaged battery in a thick Polyethylene bag or sheet and
close the bag or wrap the sheet carefully around it.
Close it using adhesive tape and transport the battery to the appointed
waste disposal point in your area.
Clean the gloves and other materials that have been in contact with the
acid gel in running water, wear eye protection while cleaning and protect
your clothing.
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ATTENTION:
If the acid gel got into your eyes or on your skin despite the precautions
taken, immediately rinse with running water.
The eyes can be washed by using a small glass half filled with water.
Place it over your eye and tilt your head backwards.
Always contact your doctor or a first aid centre near you.
8.9 Programming the controller
The Caddy is equipped with a programmable motor controller. This
controller contains the program settings specific for a comfortable and
safe usage of the Caddy.
The controller is factory programmed to the standard values that should
under normal circumstances not be changed for safety reasons.
In some exceptional cases it may be necessary to change one or more
settings in the programming. This can only be done by a trained
professional who can overview the consequences of the changed
settings.
To be able to reach the controller for programming, you first have to
remove the front cover on the tiller containing the headlight. Take out
the 6 screws located at the back of the tiller . Now pull out the cover to
reach the internal electronic controller .
Connect the connector of the programmer to the controller
(see figure 24): the window shows the connection.
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Figure 24
ATTENTION:
Only the indicated parameters are to be adjusted, and only in the
direction as indicated.
•
UP
throttle becomes less
to trembling
•
TREMOR COMP
sensitive
hands.
ACCEL MAX SPEED
DOWN
•
ACCEL MIN SPEED
DOWN
•
REV ACCEL MAX
DOWN
accelerates slower at high
speed setting.
accelerates slower at low
speed setting.
accelerates slower at high
speed reverse
•
setting.
REV ACCEL MIN
DOWN
accelerates slower at low
speed reverse
•
setting.
M1 MAX SPD
DOWN
reduces maximum speed
at low speed
•
setting.
M2 MAX SPD
DOWN
reduces maximum speed
at high speed
•
setting.
M1 MIN SPD
DOWN
reduces minimum speed
at low speed
setting.
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•
M2 MIN SPD
DOWN
reduces minimum speed
at high speed
•
setting.
M1 REV MAX SPD
DOWN
reduces maximum speed
at low speed
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reverse setting.
M2 REV MAX SPD
DOWN
reduces minimum speed
at high speed
reverse setting.
ATTENTION:
Disregarding above instructions may lead to dangerous situations for
the user of the vehicle!
ATTENTION:
Disregarding above instructions means all warranty will be void and the
product liability of the manufacturer will be drastically reduced. The
person making the changes to the programming of the controller will be
held liable for the consequences of the changes made!
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9. SERVICE AND REPAIRS
Chapter 8 indicated which small maintenance and repair jobs you can
undertake yourself to keep your Caddy in good condition.
This chapter describes the regular service and repair work that should
be done by your dealers service workshop.
We advise you to make an appointment once every year to have your
Caddy checked by your dealer.
For phone numbers and addresses of dealers or maintenance
workshops in your area, you can contact Afikim Electric Vehicles, the
phone number and address is printed on the last page of this booklet.
9.1 Necessary annual maintenance.
The following list of items should be checked annually by your dealer:
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Tires, profile, damage
Rear wheel ball bearings, lubrication and play
Front castor bearings, adjustment, lubrication.
Motor and gear box, check brushes, check for damage
Light check operation.
Check functioning of all control elements switches etc.
Check functioning of the battery charger
Check functioning of the battery discharge indicator
Check reset fuses
Check wiring for breakage or damage
Check wiring connections to the batteries
Check connectors for corrosion and damage
Check frame and paintwork for damage and corrosion
9.2 Replacement parts
All parts on the Caddy can be replaced and ordered separately by your
dealer. Here is a list of the most important replacement parts.
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All parts must be replaced by an authorised mechanic
Name
part number
Controller
Front board
Charger board
Display board
F1 SMT fuse slow blow 2.5 A
F2 slow blow fuse 1.25 A
Battery Fiamm 12V 18 Ah.
Battery Portalac 12V 17 Ah.
Rear wheel tire ø250x50
Front wheel tire ø250x50
Inflatable tire ø250x50
Inflatable tube 10”x2”
PC00099
PC00100
PC00106
PC00103
FU00010
FU00005
AS00656
AS00125
9.3 Service manual
Afikim Electric Vehicles has developed a service manual especially for
use in the service workshop of dealers or at service points.
This manual can be ordered by dealers and service workshops at Afikim
Electric Vehicles and contains all information needed to maintain the
Caddy scooters.
The manual is in the English language.
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10 LABELLING
10.1 The type plate
The Caddy type plate is located on the inside of the tiller as indicated in
figure 25.
Do not remove this label!
Make sure it is readable, the label identifies the vehicle in case of
warranty and the legal obligation of tracking and tracing the product in
case of a factory recall.
Figure 25
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10.2 Other labels
1. ON/OFF key switch
This key switch switches the power to the controller of
the scooter On and OFF.
2. Freewheel knob for parking brake
In case you need to push the scooter, this knob will
release the parking brake. WARNING: never use this
function when you are on or near an incline. You may
roll down the incline with no way to stop the scooter.
3. Battery reset fuse
If there is an electrical problem in the battery wiring, this
fuse will pop out and brake the circuits from the
batteries. You can attempt to reset the fuse by pushing it
back in after 10 minutes. If the fuse pos out again, call
the dealer for service.
4. Charger point
At this location you can connect the battery charger.
Insert the charger plug on the battery charger before
inserting the mains connection in the wall socket.
5. Charger circuit reset fuse
If there is an electrical problem
in the charger circuit of the
scooter or in the charger line
from the charger to the scooter,
this fuse will pop and brake the
circuits. You can attempt to
reset the fuse after 10 minutes. If the fuse pops again, call the dealer for
service.
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6. Danger of pinching
This label marks spots where a danger of pinching your
hands or fingers exists. Be careful handling these spots
and make sure you read the warnings printed in this
manual.
7. Warning typical
use and safe slope
This label indicates
the typical usage of
the scooter (inhouse use), the
maximum user
weight (100 kg.)
and the maximum
safe slope (3°)
10.3 Labels and printing on the tiller
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8. ON/OFF light
Green light is lit when you turn the key switch to the ON position.
9. Reverse driving
This arrow indicates the left throttle handle is intended for reverse
driving.
10. Forward driving
This arrow indicates the right throttle handle is intended for forward
driving.
11. Light symbol
The light symbol indicates the location of the red light switch at the lower
front of the panel below the symbol.
12. Trumpet symbol
The trumpet symbol indicates the location of the yellow horn switch
located at the lower front of the panel below the symbol.
13. Tortoise symbol
This symbol indicates the low-speed setting of the high-speed/ lowspeed switch located below the symbols.
14 Hare symbol
This symbol indicates the high-speed setting of the high-speed / lowspeed switch located below the symbols.
15. Battery discharge indication lights
The four red lights with the triangular symbol underneath show the
charge status of you batteries.
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11. CE DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
17-02-2002
We "AFIKIM ELECTRIC VEHICLES" LOCATED IN kibbutz Afikim, Israel,
Manufacturers Electric Powered Vehicles for elderly and physically
challenged.
As detailed hereunder, that are place in European market,
Declares that our products conforms and meets the essential requirements
set out in Annex I of the Medical device Directive EEC 93/42EEC.
The product approved by TNO in accordance the safety standard of EN-12184.
Product:
CADDY
Model: CA-1
With in those requirement we prepared the required technical documentation,
put into place corrective action and vigilance procedures and have appointed
MEDES Ltd. POB 231 From Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4YA England.
Tel/Fax 44-181-95409964
To act as our Authorized Representative in the European Community and
register us with the competent authorities in England.
The Afikim Electric Vehicles Ref. Registration Number with the Competent
Authority (UK) is: CA007430.
By MEDICAL DEVICE AGENCY - London SEI 6TQ Tel: 02079728000
mail@medical-devices.gov.uk
Signature: Efraim Bachar
Full name; Efraim Bachar.
Date: 17.02.2003
AFIKIM ELECTRIC VEHICLES
KIBBUTZ AFIKIM, 15148 ISRAEL
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12. WARRANTY STATEMENT
Afikim Electric Vehicles strives to bring excellent products to the market,
however from time to time problems may occur.
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This warranty covers all manufacturing faults and defects that
may come to light in the parts and constructions of the product
for a period of 24 months calculated from the date of shipment
ex factory. In this case the date on the shipping bill.
The warranty is limited to the value of the faulty parts or
construction and the replacement thereof. It explicitly excludes
any damage arising from the fault or defect.
It is at the discretion of Afikim Electric Vehicles to decide if the
product will be repaired or a replacement product will be offered.
For the following parts the period of the warranty is not 24
months, but the warranty expires the moment the product is put
into operation by the user (i.e. when the box has been opened):
Tires and tubes, rubber parts, upholstery parts of the seat,
plastic parts, the light unit and the light bulb, bumpers, paintwork
and the floor plate.
Batteries do not come under the general conditions of this
warranty but come under the warranty of the battery supplier.
Conditions of the warranty
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Shipments with damaged packaging should be reported without
delay to Afikim Electric Vehicles and to the shipper or
transportation company such that inspection of the goods by an
insurance official can take place.
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Warranty claims should be made on the appropriate form.
Forms will be made available by Afikim Electric Vehicles upon
request.
Warranty will be void if the vehicle has not been used in
accordance with the limitations and instructions as described in
this manual.
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Damage as a result of an accident, a collision in traffic or
damage as a result of “force major”, war or a terrorist attack are
also excluded from this warranty.
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13. PHONE NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES
The manufacturer of the Caddy is:
AFIKIM ELECTRIC VEHICLES
KIBBUTZ AFIKIM 15148, ISRAËL
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Website:
00 972 4 675 48 14
00 972 4 675 14 56
mainbox@ afiscooters.com
www.afiscooters.com
Your supplier is:
IN CASE OF MALFUNCTIONS CALL:.....................................................
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