Breeze 4 Wheels User`s manual

WARNING
Read the User’s Manual carefully before operating the Breeze.
If you do not fully understand any part of this Manual,
please contact your dealer or any of our Service Center.
Read this manual step by step, as injury or damage may occur
from misuse!
WARNING
Electromagnetic Interference (“EMI”) can cause powered vehicles
to behave erratically, which could be dangerous to the user.
For your safety and protection, it is IMPERATIVE that you take
time to read Chapter 6 (“EMI WARNING”) before operating the
Breeze.
Serial Number and Manufacturer’s data are fixed to the top of the
Batteries Cover near the Manual release Lever (subject to change
as per local ordinances).
CE CERTIFICATION
The Afikim Electric Vehicles Ref. Registration Number with the
Competent Authority (UK)
is: CA 000292.
Our Authorized Representative with the Competent
Authorities is:
MEDES LTD.POB 231
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4YA, England
TEL/FAX: 0044-181-954-9964
Date:
Edition:
Revision
Products:
April 2005
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CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 - OVERVIEW OF THE Breeze –Main Features:
1.1 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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5
WARNING !!!
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WARRANTY
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1.2 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE Breeze
1.3 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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CHAPTER 2 – ADJUST. & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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CHAPTER 3 - MAINTENANCE
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CHAPTER 4 - CHARGING
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CHAPTER 5 - TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAULT REPAIR
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CHAPTER 6 - EMI WARNING
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CHAPTER 1 - OVERVIEW OF THE Breeze –Main Features:
Congratulations on choosing the Breeze as your electrically powered
Scooter.
The Breeze is a scooter for Elderly and Disabled persons, Fun and
Sport.
Scooter classification: Class C with according to EN12184 .
The Breeze is designed to a Maximum occupant mass of 160 Kg
(352lbs).
The Breeze is an outdoor scooter designed to work at normal
environment conditions from very cold areas of (-30ºC, -22ºF) and up
to very hot areas up to (+45ºC, +113ºF).
The Breeze will operate in light splashing rain, But it is not
recommended to use the Breeze at heavy rain conditions for long
period.
The Breeze is easy to operate. The relatively large wheels enable
driving on unpaved roads, over rough terrain and to overcome
obstacles as high as 5” (12 cm).
The recommended pressure to inflate the tires is 35psi .The Breeze
can climb slopes up to 21% (11.85º).
The braking system stops the Breeze smoothly and a short distance
after the Operating Lever is released.
The Breeze is equipped with both Front and Rear Shock Absorbers to
give the user the most comfort and soft driving, even when using the
vehicle at terrain roads.
A standard hand brake is also provided for backup.
The Seat is spacious, comfortable and can be rotated for easy access
(standard Seats) and adjusted forward/reverse up/down for most
fitness to the user.
All controls are conveniently located on the tiller and handlebar and
are simple to operate.
Under normal conditions the Breeze can travel approximately 40 km
(26.7 miles) before the batteries require recharge.
After reading through all this manual, before start using the Breeze,
do a visual check through the all parts of the vehicle, to make sure
that no external damage has been occur to the vehicle while
transportation. In any case you are not sure call your dealer and ask
for an explanation.
The Breeze is developed to use dry or gel batteries only.
Please see Figure No. 1 for detailed specifications.
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1.1 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Please note and strictly adhere to the following Safety Instructions.
Additional Warnings and Notices are printed in this User’s Manual; it is
imperative that you read carefully all chapters of this Manual before
operating the Breeze. It is also advisable to refresh your memory by rereading this Manual periodically.
2. Get acquainted with the Breeze and its operational features before
driving it.
3. Drive slowly (Place Speed Selector in position “1/2”) until you get used
to the Breeze, to its various functions, safety features, and to its braking
capabilities and limitations.
4. Watch carefully for pedestrians and drive your Breeze accordingly. In
crowded areas always drive with the Speed Selector at Low Speed
(position “1/2”).
5. Drive only where permitted according to all applicable local laws and
ordinances.
6. Never remove any of the Breeze safety parts like Fenders ,Plastic
Covers or Emergency Brake lever .
7. NEVER Remove any of the WARNING Labels . If any of the Warning
labels is removed , got wear , painted etc. ask your dealer to supply you
a new labels .
8. Never put your hands, fingers , legs into any moving parts or under any
protection cover , since moving parts are under covers and heated
surfaces as well .
9. Do not release the Manual or Electrical Release Lever of the
Electromagnetic Brake when the Breeze is on a slope.
10. Never load the Breeze total loads (User weight and all other loads
combined) more than 160Kg (352lbs) .
11. The load in the Rear Basket should not exceed 20kg (44 lbs).
12. Never inflate the Breeze tires more than recommended on the tires by
the manufacturer.
13. The Breeze is designed and built to carry ONE person only on the Single
Seat model.
14. Never operate it with an additional person on board, not even a child.
15. Do not change the Speed Selector position while driving.
16. NEVER use the Breeze for climbing up or riding down stairs.
17. If for any reason the Breeze does not stop when you release the
Operating Lever, or stopped after longer distance than regular or higher
than 3 meters (level surface) , immediately use the Hand Brake to stop
the Breeze and turn the Main Key Switch to “OFF”. Contact your dealer
immediately.
18. NEVER use a hose for cleaning. This may severely damage the power
and electronic components. Use only a damp cloth and mild detergent.
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19. Do not use the Breeze neither at heavy rain or extreme humidity
conditions nor at temperatures below -30ºC (-22ºF) or above
+45ºC (+113ºF).
20. Never try to go an obstacle that is more than the maximum
recommended slope angle and curb climbing in the specification sheet.
21. The seat weight is 15 Kg (33lbs). Each battery weight 20 Kg (44lbs) and
more. Be careful when lifting the seat and the batteries. See instruction
for lifting in Chapter 3: Maintenance and Chapter 5: Repair and
troubleshooting. Keep lifting with your Knees/legs and not loading
your Back.
22. When adjusting/folding the seat back, armrest, seat sliders (forward /
reverse), tiller distance and as well when squeezing the speed lever or
hand brake, always be careful that your hands and fingers will not be
trapped between any of the adjusting parts .
23. If the WARNING Led start flashes while driving, your motor exceeded
too high temperature; you should stop the Breeze and let the motor cool
for a while.
24. If the Breeze is involved in any kind of an accidents that part are
damaged, it is necessary to check the vehicle by qualified technician
before go on using it.
25. Batteries contain lead and acid , and should be disposed only to a
proper disposal
26. When driving always make sure , that the backrest is in most upright
position .
27. When climbing an Obstacle drive always so that the Breeze Front is
toward the obstacle .
28. Be ware from trapping your fingers in the tiller mechanism , when
adjusting the tiller – Forward / Reverse .
29. Use gel/dry batteries only.
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WARNING !!!
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Special care must be taken to prevent children from operating the
Breeze.
Always drive carefully , adjust the speed according the limitation of
the road.
Instability problem can arise when performing turns at high speed .
Before making sharp turns , reduce the Breeze speed to minimum
to prevent side roll-over.
The Breeze is able to go up slope higher than the recommended
safe slope. Do not drive on slopes you are not sure about their
angle. However drive very slowly and prevent side driving on such
slopes.
Never disengaged manually or electrically the electromagnetic
parking brake when the vehicle is on a slope.
The lights of the Breeze should be on when visibility is restricted ,
either by day or by night.
Since that your seat upholstery is Fire resistant, do not cover or
replace with other upholstery than an original one.
When removing the Batteries cover Be careful from hot parts .The
Motor , Transaxle, EMB, Electronic cards and Electronic Box might
be wormed , Do not touch them before you make sure about their
temperature.
Pay attention that your fingers will not be pressed between the
squeeze or Brake lever and the Rubber Grip.
The seat weight is 15 Kg (33lbs). keep lifting the seat with your
Knees/legs and not loading your Back.
Hold the Seat in your two hands – one hand on the backrest and a
second hand at the front lower part of the seat and lift the seat up
from its pivot.
WARRANTY
AFIKIM ELECTRIC VEHICLES strives continuously to
improve its products, their quality and reliability in an incessant
effort to ensure its customers’ satisfaction as well as its place on
the market.
Warranty for the Breeze is subject to your local distributors
warranty.
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1.2 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE Breeze
Note: The numbers in parentheses refer to the parts
illustrated on Figure 1+2.
Handlebars (1)
Serial No. (1.2)
Operating lever
(1.3)
Charging Socket
(1.4)
Handlebars
Adjusting Lever
(1.5)
Buzzer (1.6)
Front Basket (1.7)
Headlight and
Blinkers (1.8)
Electric Button to
release the
Electromagnetic
Brake (1.9)
Battery Cover (2)
Fuses (2.1A, 2.1C)
Manual Release
Lever of
Electromagnetic
Brake (2.2)
Your Breeze is delivered to you with righthand controls.
(Left-hands controls can be setup by your
dealer).
Serial Number and Manufacturer’s data
are fixed near the Charging Fuse (2.1C).
Use to control the Breeze speed.
Standard is right hand (optional left hand).
The socket is used to connect the charger
plug for batteries charging. Right hand
side of the Handlebar.
The Handlebar of the Breeze is
adjustable Forward and Reverse by
releasing the Adjusting Lever.
For carrying parcels and personal effects.
Maximum load 5 kg (11 lbs).
(A) Road light for dark hours
(B) Blink light for turnings mark
Located on the Handlebar of the Breeze,
the Electromagnetic Brake Release button
allows free movement of the Breeze.
To engage just push the button.
To release the brake just leave the button.
Protect the power unit and electronics.
2.1A -Main fuses 70A – Semi Automatic
2.2C –Supply fuse -3A – Semi Automatic
(at the electronics box side)
2.1C – Charge fuse 15A–Semi Automatic
Located under the seat at the rear right of
the Breeze, the Electromagnetic Brake
Manual Release Lever allows free
movement of the Breeze. To release or
engage the EMB, Follow the instruction
label near.
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Seat (3)
Seat Forward /
Reverse Lever
(3.1)
Seat Rotation
Lever (3.2)
Seat Height adjust
Rear Basket (3.3)
Hand Rest (3.4)
Floor (4)
The Breeze Seat is equipped with folding
armrests (3.4) to allow convenient access
to the Seat. The Seat itself can be rotated
to allow easy access.
The Lever is used to change the seat
position Forward and Reverse , to fit the
driver mostly.
The Lever is used to swivel the Seat 45
and 90 degrees in either direction, to ease
the driver's access to the Seat.
The Seat Height can be Adjusted Up /
Down to fit the user Height. This
adjustment can be made by a technician.
For carrying parcels and personal effects.
Maximum load 20 kg (44 lbs).
Use for comfort entrance, Folded.
Carpet covered. Possible to remove for
cleaning.
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Breeze 4W
Figure 3
Breeze 3W
Figure 2
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1.3 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL No. :
Units
Dimensions Length
*
Length with turned Handlebar
Width
Folded Height (for transport:
folded handlebar and seat
removed)
Ground clearance
Seat Height
Weights *
Total, without batteries
Total, with batteries
Maximum User Weight
Maximum Weight in front
basket
Maximum Weight in rear
basket
Maximum Total load (including
front and rear basket load)
Batteries weight
Speed **
Climbing
ability
Tires
Pneumatic
Batteries
Travel
Distance
Charger
Seat Weight
Forward
(Speed selector in 1 pos.)
Forward
(Speed selector in 1/2 pos)
Reverse
Maximum slope angle
Obstacle climbing ability
Front tire size
Rear tires size
Pressure (front and rear tires)
Gel/dry batteries only
Dimensions l x b x h
Breeze 4W
Metric
USA
154 cm
60.6”
Breeze 3W
Metric
USA
145 cm 57"
67 cm
~90 cm
67 cm
~90 cm
12 cm
38-50cm
111 kg
155 kg
160 kg
5 kg
26.4”
35.4”
5”
15-19”
244 lbs
341 lbs
352 lbs
11 lbs
12 cm
38-50cm
104 kg
148 kg
160 kg
5 kg
5”
15-19”
228 lbs
325 lbs
352 lbs
11 lbs
20 kg
44 lbs
20 kg
44 lbs
160 kg
352 lbs
160 kg
352 lbs
2x20kg
2x44 lbs
2x20kg
15 Kg
10 km/h
33 lbs
15 Kg
6.2 mph 10 km/h
2x44
lbs
33 lbs
6.2 mph
5 km/h
3.2 mph
5 km/h
3.2 mph
5 km/h
21%
3.2 mph
11.85º
5 km/h
21%
3.2 mph
11.85º
12 cm
5”
3-10”
4.00-6”
35 psi
2x12 V
12 cm
5”
3-10”
4.00-6”
35 psi
2x12
V
2.33 bars
60-70 Ah
280x175x
230mm
26.7
Fully charged batteries, level
40 km
miles
surface, driver 80 kg ( 176 lbs)
For charging Lead Acid Battery 24VDC,
Max.12A
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26.4”
35.4”
2.33bars
60-70 Ah
280x175
x230mm
40 km 26.7
miles
24VDC,
Max.12A
Remarks :
All technical specifications are subject to change without prior
notice.
All dimensions are in round figures.
9 * Dimensions and weight do not include Breeze Canopy.
9 ** The maximum speed can be adjusted by the
manufacturer to allow for lower or higher maximum
speed (i.e., max. 12 km/h , 8 mph or max 15 km/h 10mph). The maximum speed at every country is limited
according local restrictions.
9 *** Deep cycle batteries. Consult your dealer for other
sizes.
9 **** A Maintenance Manual is available for trained
technicians.
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CHAPTER 2 - ADJUSTMENT & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(Reference numbers refer to the figures at the bottom of the page)
Adjusting the
Handlebars (1)
Seating into the
Breeze
Adjust height/ distance of handlebars as follows:
• Release the Handlebars Adjusting Lever
(1.5), which secures the handlebars in
place, by pulling the Knob outward.
• Release the Knob and insure handlebar
lock.
Before driving the Breeze make sure that the
Charging Plug is disconnected from the Charging
Socket (1.4).
Note: While the Charging Plug is inserted in
the Charging Socket, the Breeze cannot be
operated.
Lift the Lever (3.2) upward, rotate the Seat and
raise the Armrest (3.4) to give you easy access to
the Seat.
Adjust the seat Forward Reverse using
the Lever (3.1)
Breeze 3W
Breeze 4W
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Figure 3
(Numbers in the table refers to figure no.4)
Key Switch
Automatic Shut Off
Battery Status
Indicator
Fault Indicator
The Breeze has a Main Key Switch (1.17) located on the backside of the Tiller Box (1).
The Main Key Switch has two positions:
“OFF” - The Breeze cannot be driven and
the Electromagnetic Brake is locked.
“ON” - Power is supplied to the Breeze. The
Electromagnetic Brake releases automatically
when the Operating Lever is squeezed.
To operate the Breeze, insert the key into the
Main Key Switch and turn it to “ON” (clockwise).
The switch will remain in this position and the
green (5.2) light will be lit.
Remark : Key Switch is used for operating the
Breeze , but not for locking .
When Key Switch is at “ON” position, after a few
minutes (about 20 minutes) without using the
Operating Lever, the control system will be shut
off automatically to save battery energy.
In such cases, to restart control system, turn
Main Key Switch “OFF” and “ON” again.
The Battery Status Indicator (5.1) located on
top of the Tiller Box shows you the remaining
capacity of the batteries.
When the indicator shows that mid-half capacity
remains, recharge batteries as soon as
possible.
When the indicator points that to first or second
segment on the left there are only about 5 km (3
miles) to go.
The Battery Status Indicator (5.1) is used also
as a Fault indication.
When the Leds are flashing, the number of lit
Leds are the code of the fault . ( See
Maintenance Manual for code definition).
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Forward/Reverse
Selector
Adjusting the Hand
Brake (1.12)
The Forward/Reverse Selector (1.10) is located
on the handlebar. Select the desired direction
(as marked). In reverse mode, a warning buzzer
sounds automatically (in certain models only
and subject to local ordinances).
Warning: Do not change Selector position
while the Breeze is in motion.
The hand brake cable mechanism can be
adjusted by an authorized serviceman, dealer or
by any professional authorized to adjust hand
brakes mounted on bicycles or motorcycles.
The Hand Brake is part of your safety
system. DO NOT adjust the Hand Brake by
yourself - get professional assistance!
Figure 4
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(Numbers in the table refers to figure no.5)
Speed Range
Selector
Operating Lever
and Manual Hand
Brake
Panic Brake
Signaling
The Speed Range Selector (1.11) is located on
the handlebar. It has two positions:
• Mark “1/2”: Low speed –up to 5
km/h(3.2 mph).
• Mark “1”: High speed – 10 km/h (6.5 mph).
Do not shift the selector while the Breeze is in
motion.
Notes:
1. When driving the Breeze inside a building or
in a crowded area, use only position “1/2”
(Low speed).
2. When Low speed - position “1/2” is used ,
the Led (7) will lit.
3. The max speeds 12 and 15 km/h in related
models .
To start driving, squeeze the Operating
Lever(1.3) gently until you reach the desired
speed.
The speed is directly proportional to the
deflection of this Lever .
To stop - release the Operating Lever (1.3). The
Breeze will stop gradually.
Additionally, emergency braking is possible
using the Manual Hand Brake (1.12). Squeeze
Hand Brake (Red).
The Operating speed lever (1.3) is equipped with
Panic switch, which is operated when squeezing
the Speed lever very strongly (higher than 8 Kg
(18 lbs). At that condition, the Breeze will brake
and stop. To reset the driving you need to switch
off, wait 5 seconds and switch on the main key
switch again.
Before turning, shift the “Turn Signal Switch”
(1.15), on the Handlebar to the desired direction left for left, right for right.
To stop the signal lights just Push the switch knob
forward. This will stop the blinking lights.
While blinkers light are activated, the Right (5.3) /
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Horn/Buzzer (in
certain models
only)
Headlight Switch
Hazard Warning
Charge Inhibit /
Motor overheated
Condition
Indicator (5.9)
Left(5.4) Leds signing will operate respectively.
A warning buzzer also sounds (in certain models
only and subject to local ordinances).
Push one of the 2 Buttons (1.14) activates the
buzzer.
The buzzer sounds automatically under the
following conditions (subject to change where
prohibited by law):
1. When reversing.
2. When operating the “Turn Signal Switch” (Right
or Left).
Remark: It is possible to change the Buzzer
Functioning by changing a Dip Switch in the front
Board .This have to be made by a trained
technician.
Turn on the Headlight with Light Switch (1.13).
This switch activates both the Headlight and the
Rear Lights.
When Lights are activated the Light Led (5.6) is lit.
The Hazard Button (1.16) operates all flashing
lights on the Breeze. Pushing the button once
turns the lights ON.
A second push turns them OFF.
When Hazard is activated all signaling Leds
(5.3+5.4+5.6) are Flashing.
When the Vehicle is being charged it is inhibited.
In this condition the Inhibit Led (5.6) lit and no
driving can be done.
Also when the motor is overheated the Led (5.6)
will blink. At this condition it is recommended to
stop the Breeze and let the motor cool for a while.
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Figure 5
Parking
Safe driving
After stopping, turn the Main Key Switch to OFF and
remove the key. The ON lights will turn OFF. The
Electromagnetic Brake is engaged (locked).
Note: The Electromagnetic Brake is
automatically locked whenever the Operating
Lever is released and after the Breeze stops
completely.
When driving on Ramp , Steep Curbs , Step and
turns drive the Breeze very slowly and carefully ,
even consider changing the speed switch (1.11) to
“1/2” position : Low speed .
When going up or down a step always drive the
Breeze so that the wheels will get in perpendicular
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direction to the step and the rear wheels wheel
climb or go down together.
Never try to go on an obstacle that is more than the
maximum recommended slope angle and curb
climbing is in the specification sheet.
Electric Button
to release the
Electromagnetic
Brake (1.18)
See figure
Always drive carefully , adjust the speed
according the limitation of the road.
Before making sharp turns , reduce the Breeze
speed to minimum to prevent side roll-over.
Located on the Handlebar of the Breeze, the
Electromagnetic Brake Release button allows free
movement of the Breeze. To release, simply push
the button. To engage brake, Just release the
button.
The Button will operate only when the KeySwitch is
at ON position.
Climbing an
Obstacle
To climb an Obstacle drive the Breeze forward,
toward the Obstacle.
Drive until that the front wheel is touching the
obstacle and than squeeze the lever speed ,
keeping the direction .
Driving on
slopes and
Turns
and especially on slopes . Before making sharp
turns , reduce the Breeze speed to minimum to
prevent side roll-over.
The Breeze is able to go up slope higher than the
recommended safe slope. Do not drive on slopes
you are not sure about their angle. However drive
very slowly and prevent side driving on
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Pre-use
Controller
Programming
Performance
check
Now after learning through all the operating
instructions, before starting to use the Breeze, do a
visual check through the all the parts of the vehicle,
to make sure that no external damage has been
occur to the vehicle while transportation. In any
case you are not sure call your dealer and ask for
an explanation.
Several parameters of the Breeze Controller can be
programmed with a special Programmer.
Programming should be done by trained authorized
technician only. Wrong programming can cause
abnormal operation of the Breeze ,Harm persons
and Injury.
It is very much recommended that when receiving
as new or from another user or after a period of not
using the Breeze a performance check will be made
as follows:
1. Switch on the main switch.
2. See that on the display panel – the battery
indicator is lit and the Ready/ON led is lit as well.
3. Squeeze the speed lever slowly and make sure
that the Breeze is traveling with correspondence
to the squeezing on the lever.
4. Release the lever and make sure that the Breeze
is stopping softly and that you hear a click coming
from the EMB engaging.
5. Make a check of all the buttons functions on the
handlebar.
6. Switch off the main key switch. Your Breeze is
now ready to drive.
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Pre-use
measures
Safety Belt
Assembling
(option)
Attaching the
Breeze in motor
vehicle for
transportation
Transportation
Shock
Absorbers
Adjust
The user should know his weight and all other loads
is lower than the maximum of 160 Kg (352lbs).
If not sure it should be measured.
If a safety belt is needed.
Secure a standard car Safety belt to the seat
armrest securing bolts (See 3.5 on Figure 6 ).
To transport the Breeze in a motor vehicle , the
Breeze has to be secured while traveling .
The Foot rest of the Breeze should be tie down (6)
to the motor vehicle floor with a suitable restrain
belts and tight systems.
The Rear part of the Breeze should be tie down (7)
as at the 2 Yellow Marks at the rear part of the
Breeze-in the lower part of the power unit .
The tie/restrain system should be with similar
components and securing ,like the ones used in
standard cars fasten belt.
To reduce the height of the Breeze while
transporting it , The seat can be removed as
explained in chapter 3 : maintenance ,
And as well the Tiller can be folded to horizontal
position .
Figure 6
It is possible to adjust the Shock Absorbers
according to the User Weight. Adjusting the shock
absorber can be done by a technician only
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CHAPTER 3 - MAINTENANCE
Note:
1. Maintenance Manual is available for trained technicians.
2. The numbers in parentheses refer to the parts illustrated
in figure 7.
Although the Breeze requires minimal maintenance, do not neglect it.
When servicing the Breeze, make sure that it stands on a level
surface and that the key is not inserted.
9 Remark: For the periodic maintenance no special tooling is needed .
(Numbers in the table refers to figure no.7)
Periodic
No.
Type of Service
Frequency
Maintenance
Check
1
Check for missing
When receiving the
parts and damaged
Breeze or after a
parts .Use the figures long time not using
#1,2,3,4 .
it.
2
Check air pressure in Every two weeks
all tires.
Note: To check the batteries, the Gray Cover
located under the Seat must be removed.
Removing the
Turn the Seat by using the lifting Lever (3.2) so
Seat and the
that the Lever will point 45º Right or Left. The
Gray Cover (2)
Seat can be removed only at this position.
Remove the Seat (3):
Hold the Seat in your two hands – one hand on
the backrest and a second hand at the front lower
part of the seat and lift the seat up from its pivot.
Warning! The seat weight is 15 Kg (33lbs).
Keep lifting with your Knees/legs and not loading
your Back.
Release Gray Cover (2) securing screws (2.3).
Lift the Gray Cover (2) until it is released from the
Seat Pivot(4).
Replacing the
The replacement of the Gray Cover is done in
Gray Cover (2)
reverse order; MAKE SURE that the Gray Cover
(2) fits onto it’s place. Secure with 2 screws (2.3).
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Batteries
Tires
Cleaning
Batteries weight each ~20 Kg (~44lbs) and over.
Lift each battery only with the appropriate handle.
Keep lifting with your Knees/legs and not loading
your Back.
Correct air pressure in the tires is essential for
optimal steering and stability of the Breeze.
Check air pressure every two weeks. Inflate to the
proper air pressure (35 psi).
Use only a damp cloth and mild detergent. Never use a
hose for cleaning. This may severely damage the
power and electronic components.
Breeze 3W
Breeze 4W
Figure 7
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CHAPTER 4 - CHARGING
Read Charger’s manual before using the charger..
Warning: If you use a different charger, ask your dealer for
instructions.
CHARGING BATTERIES (See figure 8)
1. Insert first the Charging Plug (8) to the Charging Socket (9) located
at the right side of the tiller box.
2. Plug the power cord (10) of the charger into a wall outlet (11).
3. When charging is completed and you are ready to go - unplug the
charger cord (10) from the wall outlet (11) and then remove the
charger plug (8) from the Breeze charging socket (9).
4. In ideal storage conditions, batteries which were charged to full
capacity and were not used should be recharged every 6 months.
5. If you are planning not to use your Breeze for an extended period
of time, we recommend charging it for two days and then
disconnecting the batteries.
6. If you have not used your Breeze for an extended period of time,
charge the batteries for at least 24 hours before driving.
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Note: There is NO need to disconnect the Charging Plug
promptly after the charging is complete.
However, DO NOT leave the Charger connected to the
batteries FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS.
As long as the Charging Plug is in the Charger Socket, the
electronic control of the Breeze automatically cuts all
power to the electric system and the Breeze cannot be
driven.
Figure 8. Charging batteries
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CHAPTER 5 - TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAULT REPAIR
The following table provides troubleshooting and repair instructions for
symptoms encountered when operating the Breeze. It presents the best
ways to handle the faults. The table contains three columns:
The Symptom - describes the functional problem that results from the
fault.
Probable Cause - lists all probable causes for the relevant symptom. The
probable causes are listed logically by order of probability: the first one is
the most probable.
Remedy - lists the action to be taken to solve the problem. The
appropriate remedy appears opposite each probable cause. These
remedies should solve the problem; if not, continue down the list to the
next cause/remedy.
Remember: you may contact your dealer at any time for further
professional support.
Remark:
™ For the troubleshooting repairing, the only tools needed
are regular and Philips screwdrivers to open the rear
lights covers, to replace the bulbs if burnt.
™ Replacement parts:
o Front tire and tubes:
3-10”
o Rear tires and tubes:
4.00-6”
o Headlight bulb: Two filaments 12V/18W/18W (for motorcycle
o headlights)
o Front Blinker : 24V/5W
o Rear light bulbs: Upper Marking – 24V/10W – bionet socket
o
Mid flashing – 24V/10W – bionet socket
o
Lower Stop – 24V/5W – banana socket
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TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAULT REPAIR
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Symptom
Flat tire and unstable
driving.
Probable Causes
Remedy
9 Low air
pressure.
9 Pump to normal
pressure.
9 Puncture.
9 Repair the
punctured tire.
9 Ask for technical
Assistance.
The Display Flashes
and the vehicle does
not move.
The inhibit Led lit
9 Controller
Coded Fault.
Manual Mechanical
Brake Lever is fully
pressed but the
vehicle does not stop.
When releasing the
speed lever on level
surface , the Breeze
does not stop at
regular distance or
more than 3 meters
The Key Switch is
turned
to
“ON”
(clockwise), but the
“ON” light does not
come on.
9 Loose hand
brake mechanism.
9 Breeze is in
charge
9 Remove charging
plug from charging
socket.
9 Tighten the brake
cable.
9 Not adjusted
or faulty controller
or.
9 Ask for technical
assistance.
9 Main fuse
popped out or
electrical fault .
9 Reset fuse
Note:Do not reset
fuse more than twice.
If the symptom recurs
after resetting the
second time, call the
authorized dealer for
further technical
support.
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TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAULT REPAIR (Cont.)
No.
7
8
9
10
Symptom
Breeze does not
move when
squeezing the
Operating Lever .
Intermittent drive.
RIGHT or LEFT
turn signal light is
inoperative.
Headlight and/or
rear light are not lit.
Probable Causes
Remedy
9 Main Key Switch
is in OFF position.
9 Turn the key to
“ON” position.
9 Charging Plug
is installed in
Charging Socket.
9 Disconnect the
Charging Plug from the
Breeze.
9 The Mechanical
Release Lever of
the Electromagnetic
Brake is operated .
9 Remove lever to
engaged position .
9 Control system
failure.
9 Battery capacity
low.
9 Call for technical
support.
9 Charge batteries for
at least 18 hours.
9 Failed
connections
9 Remove Gray Cover
and check the battery
cables connection. In
case of corrosion of the
terminals, clean the
terminals with a damp
clean cloth.
9 Faulty battery.
9 If, after recharge,
the red leds are still
ON, the battery may be
faulty. For replacement,
contact your dealer.
9 Replace bulb.
9 Burnt out bulb.
9 Burnt out bulb.
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9 Replace Headlight
or Rear bulb.
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12
If the WARNING
led start flashes
while driving
(see figure 5-(5.9))
When driving uphill
or carrying heavy
loads the Breeze
speed is
decreased
gradually but still
moving.
9 The Breeze
motor exceeded too
high temperature.
9 You should stop the
Breeze and let the
motor cool for a while.
9 The Breeze
controller exceeded
too high
temperature.
9 It is recommended
to stop the Breeze and
let the controller cool
for awhile.
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CHAPTER 6 - EMI WARNING
All types of electrically powered vehicles, such as powered
wheelchairs and motorized scooters (in this text all types will be
referred to as “powered vehicles”) may be susceptible
to electromagnetic interference (EMI). This is from sources such
as radio and TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way
radios and cellular phones. The interference
(from radio wave sources) can cause the powered vehicle to release
its brakes, move by itself, or move in unintended direction. It can also
damage the powered vehicle’s control system. The intensity of the
interfering EM energy can be measured in volts per meter (V/m). Each
powered vehicle can resist EMI interfering electromagnetic energy
(EM) emitted up to a certain intensity. This is called its “immunity
level”. The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection. At
this time, current technology is capable of achieving immunity level,
which would provide useful protection from the more common sources
of radiated EMI. This vehicle as shipped, with no further modification,
has an immunity level of 20 V/m.
There are a number of sources of relatively intense electromagnetic
fields in everyday environment. Some of these sources are obvious
and easy to avoid. Others are not apparent and exposure is
unavoidable. However, we believe that by following the warning listed
below, your risk of EMI will be minimized.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three
types:
1. Hand-held portable transceivers (transmitters-receivers) with the
antenna mounted directly on the transmitting unit. Examples include:
citizen band (CB) radios, “walkie talkies”, security, fire and police
transceivers, cellular telephones and other personal communication
devices. ** NOTE: some cellular telephones and similar devices
transmit signals while they are ON, even when not being used.
2. Medium-range mobile transceivers Such as those used in police
cars, fire trucks, ambulances and taxis. These usually have the
antenna mounted on the outside of the vehicle .
3. Long-range transmitters and transceivers such as commercial
broadcast transmitters (Radio and TV broadcast antenna towers) and
amateur (HAM) radios.
NOTE: Other types of hand held devices, such as cordless phones,
laptop computers, AM/FM radios, TV sets, CD players, cassette
players and small appliances such as electric shavers and hair dryers,
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as far as we know, are not likely to cause EMI problems to your
powered vehicle.
Powered Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves
closer to the transmitting antenna, the EM field from hand-held radio
wave sources (transceivers) are of special concern. It is possible to
unintentionally bring high levels of EM energy close to the powered
vehicle’s control system while using these devices. This can affect
powered vehicle movement and braking.
Therefore, the warnings listed below are recommended to
prevent possible interference with the control system of the
powered vehicle.
WARNINGS
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from sources such as radio and
TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios and
cellular phones can affect powered vehicles.
Following the warnings listed below should reduce the chance of
unintended brake release or powered vehicle movement which
could result in serious injury:
1) Do not operate hand-held transceivers (transmitters-receivers)
such as citizen band (CB) radios, or turn ON personal communication
devices such as cellular phones, while the powered vehicle is ON;
2) Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations and
try to avoid coming close to them.
3) On appearance of unintended movements or brake release
occurrences, switch the powered vehicle OFF as soon as it is safe.
4) Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the
powered vehicle, may make it more susceptible to EMI (Note: there is
no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity level of
the powered vehicle).
5) Please report to us all incidents of unintended movement or brake
release and note whether there is a source of EMI nearby.
Important information
1) 20 volts per meter (V/m) is a generally achievable and useful
immunity level against EMI (as of May 1994). The higher the level the
greater the protection;
2) This product delivered to you, has an immunity level of 20 V/m.
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