Quickie Salsa M Owner`s manual

Instructions for Use
Salsa & Salsa M
User Information
Intended use power wheel chairs:
Power wheelchairs are exclusively for a user who is unable
to walk or has limited mobility, for their own personal use
in- and outdoor.
When an Attendant Control Module is fitted, the Power
Wheelchair may be operated by an assistant on behalf of
the user.
When a Dual Control Module is fitted the Power
Wheelchair may be operated by the user, or control may
be switched to an assistant to operate on behalf of the
user.
The maximum weight limit (includes both the user and any
weight of accessories fitted to the wheelchair) is marked
on the serial number label, which is affixed to the chassis
of the chair.
The chair serial number is affixed also to the front page of
the owners manual supplied with the wheelchair.
Warranty can only be taken on if the product is used under
the specified conditions and for the intended purposes.
The intended lifetime of the wheelchair is 5 years. Please
DO NOT use or fit any 3rd party components to the
wheelchair unless they are officially approved by Sunrise
Medical.
Area of application
The variety of fitting variants as well as the modular
design mean that it can be used by those who cannot
walk or have limited mobility e.g. because of:
• Paralysis
• Loss of extremity (leg amputation)
• Extremity defect deformity
• Joint contractures/joint injuries
• Strokes and brain injuries
• Neurological disabilities (e.g. MS, Parkinson…)
• Illnesses such as heart and circulation deficiencies,
disturbance of equilibrium or cachexia as well as for
elderly people who still have the strength in the upper
body.
• Persons who are mentally and physically able to control
an input device to operate the chair and its functions in a
safe way.
When considering provision, please also note the body
size, weight including the distribution of body weight, the
user’s physical and psychological constitution, the age of
the user, their living conditions and their environment.
If in doubt a health care professional should be involved
to ensure the user is not exposed to unacceptable risks.
Sunrise Medical is ISO 9001 certified, which ensures
quality at all stages of the development and production of
this wheelchair.
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IMPORTANT:
DO NOT USE YOUR WHEELCHAIR UNTIL
THIS MANUAL HAS BEEN READ AND
UNDERSTOOD.
Sunrise Medical declares under its sole responsibility that
this product is in conformity with the requirements of the
directive 93/42/EEC amended by 2007/47/EEC.”
Sunrise Medical declares that this product fulfils the
performance requirements for a “Crash Test” to
ISO 7176-19.
1.0 Your Wheelchair
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6.7 Seat width adjustment  
6.8 Seat Depth Adjustment  
6.9 Backrest Angle Adjustment  
6.10 Back Height Adjustment  
6.11 Manual adjustable backrest (manual recline) 
6.12 Manual setting the seat angle on the SALSA 
6.13 Headrest 
6.14 Powered Seating 
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7.0 The VR2 Hand Control Series (Fig.7.1)
7.1 VR2 
7.2 VR2-L 
7.3 VR2 Dual control unit 
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8.0 Troubleshooting using VR2 Hand Control
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9.0 Controller Mounts
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10.0 Batteries and charging 46
10.1 Batteries Salsa (Fig. 10.1 - 10.5) 
10.2 Safety cut-outs 
10.3 General battery information 
10.4 Maintenance free batteries 
10.5 Battery care 
10.6 Maintenance free battery care plan 
10.7 General charger information 
10.8 Charger safety features 
10.9 Connecting the charger and charging
10.10 Charger safety and caution notes 
10.11 The range of your vehicle 
10.12 Common battery statements 
10.13 Battery warranty 
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11.0 Transportation
11.1 Transportation warnings: 
11.2 Occupant restraint instructions 
11.3 Crash testing on the SALSA 
11.4 The tie down label and placement
11.5 Securing the wheelchair into the vehicle 
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2.0 How to use this manual
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2.1 Introduction 
2.2 Guarantee 
2.3 Warranty conditions 
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3.0 Label Explantation / Word definitions
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3.1 Definitions of words used in this manual 
3.2 Label explanations 
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4.0 General safety warning and user tips
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4.1 General warnings 
4.2 Features and options 
4.3 Kerbs 
4.4 Routine service 
4.5 Brake release 
4.6 EMC - Radio transmitting devices. 
4.7 Emergency braking 
4.8 Sharp turns 
4.9 Batteries 
4.10 Tyres 
4.11 Weight limit 
4.12 Wheelchair motors 
4.13 Hot surfaces 
4.14 Wheelchair range 
4.15 Road use 
4.16 Adverse conditions 
4.17 Ramps 
4.18 Transfer to and from the chair 
4.19 Lift and tilt modules 
4.20 Anti-tips 
4.21 Use on a slope 
4.22 Using a vehicle mounted passenger lift 
4.23 Creep mode 
4.24 Stability of your wheelchair 
4.25 Wheels 
4.26 Rear view mirror 
4.27 Crutch holder 
4.28 Lights and indicators 
4.29 Swing away tray 
4.30 Using a kerb climber 
4.31 Lap belt 
4.32 VR2 Controller (Fig. 4.21) 
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5.0 Preparing your wheelchair for use
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5.1 Handling the wheelchair 
5.2 Preparation for transportation or storage 
5.3 Re-Assembling  
5.4 Brake release 
5.5 Drive wheel suspension Salsa 
5.6 Control joystick unit position 
5.7 Getting ready to drive
5.8 Armrests 
5.9 Legrests 
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12.0 Maintenance and Cleaning
12.1 Tyre maintenance and pressures 
12.2 Tyre wear
12.3 Drive wheel tyre repair
12.4 Removing the castor wheel 
12.5 Cleaning your wheelchair 
12.6 Inspection of the upholstery/seating
12.7 Cleaning seating
12.8 Cleaning controls 
12.9 Lighting bulb exchange procedure 
12.10 Electrical connections 
12.11 How to connect the cables to the batteries 
12.12 Controller access 
12.13 Storage 
12.14 Authorised Sunrise Medical service agents 
12.15 Recommended maintenance routines  
12.16 Performance checks 
6.0 Seating
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13.0 Specification sheets (EN 12184 & ISO 7176-15) 66
6.1 Firm seat board 
6.2 Seat cushions 
6.3 Removable seat covers 
6.4 Standard backrest upholstery 
6.5 JAY backrests 
6.6 Seat height adjustment 
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14.0 Service History
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15.0 Disposal
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16.0 SALSA Battery Wiring Diagram
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Armrest
Controller
Cushion
Legrest
Drive wheel
Footplate
Castor
Backrest
Skirt Guard
Batteries
Anti-tips
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Armrest
Controller
Cushion
Legrest
Drive wheel
Footplate
Front castor
Backrest
Skirt Guard
Batteries
Rear castor
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1.0 Your Wheelchair
2.0 How to use this manual
We at Sunrise Medical want you to get the best out of your
SALSA wheelchair. This Owner’s Manual will familiarise
you with the chair and its features. It contains hints on
everyday usage and general care in addition to information
on the high quality standards which we adhere to and
details about the guarantee.
2.1 Introduction
Please keep a note of your local service agent’s address
and telephone number in the space below.
In the event of a breakdown, contact them and try to give
all relevant details so they can help you quickly.
The wheelchairs shown and described in this manual may
not be exactly the same in every detail as your own model.
However, all instructions are still entirely relevant, irrespective
of detail differences.
NOTE: The manufacturer reserves the right to alter without
notice any weights, measurements or other technical data
shown in this manual. All figures, measurements and
capacities shown in this manual are approximate and do
not constitute specifications.
Your wheelchair should be delivered fully configured
for your use; there are a wide range of components
and adjustments available on the SALSA. For further
information about these you should contact your Sunrise
Medical authorised dealer.
Your wheelchair will reach you in excellent condition having
been personally inspected before leaving our factory.
Following the guidelines for maintenance and cleaning
your wheelchair will maintain its first class condition and
give you complete satisfaction.
The SALSA has been designed for use by an individual on
a daily basis. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
(Class B). It is only intended for use as a pavement vehicle,
but may also be used when crossing between pavements.
This vehicle has been designed for a single occupant
of limited mobility up to the weight of 140Kg (dependant
on options chosen for your chair) who has the cognitive,
physical and visual ability to control the vehicle safely
on a maximum slope of 14% (8°). If you are in any doubt
as to the suitability of the power chair, contact your local
Sunrise Medical approved supplier for clarification, prior to
commencing use.
It is very important to read the relevant section of the owner’s
manual when making any minor adjustments. Consult the
Technical Manual or your local Sunrise Medical authorised
dealer for more complex adjustments.
If you have any queries about the use, maintenance
or safety of your wheelchair, please contact your local
approved Sunrise Medical service agent. If you do not
know of an approved dealer in your area or have any other
questions please write or telephone:
Sunrise Medical LTD.
Sunrise Business Park
High Street, Wollaston
West Midlands DY8 4PS
England
Phone: +44 (0) 1384 44 66 88
Fax: +44 (0) 1384 44 66 99
Dealer signature and stamp
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2.2 Guarantee
The guarantee form is included in the Sunrise Pack. Please
fill in the relevant details and return to us to register your
entitlement.
THIS IN NO WAY AFFECTS YOUR STATUTORY
RIGHTS.
2.3 Warranty conditions
1) The repair or replacement will be carried out by an
authorised Sunrise Medical dealer/service agent.
2) To apply the warranty conditions, should your wheelchair
require attention under these arrangements, notify the
designated Sunrise Medical service agent immediately
giving full information about the nature of the difficulty.
Should you be operating the wheelchair away from the
locality of the designated Sunrise Medical service agent,
work under the “Warranty Conditions” will be carried out by
any other service agent designated by the manufacturer.
3) Should any part of the wheelchair require repair or
replacement, as a result of a specific manufacturing or
material defect, within twenty four months from the date
on which the possession of the wheelchair was transferred
to the original purchaser, and subject to it remaining within
that ownership, the part or parts will be repaired or replaced
completely free of charge if returned to the authorised
service agent.
4) Any repaired or replaced part will benefit from these
arrangements for the balance of the warranty period
applicable to the wheelchair.
3.0 Label Explantation / Word definitions
3.1 Definitions of words used in this manual
5) Parts replaced after the original warranty has expired
are covered for a further twelve months.
Word
Definition
6) Items of a consumable nature will not generally be
covered during the normal warranty period, unless such
items have clearly suffered undue wear as a direct result
of an original manufacturing defect. These items include
amongst others upholstery, tyres, inner tubes and similar
parts. On powered products this will also include batteries,
motor brushes etc
DANGER!
Advice to the user of Potential Risk
of serious injury or death if the
advice is not followed
WARNING!
Advice to the user of a potential risk
of injury if the advice is not followed
CAUTION!
Advice to user that potential
damage to equipment may occur if
the advice is not followed
7) The above warranty conditions apply to all wheelchair
parts for models purchased at full retail price.
8) Under normal circumstances, no responsibility will be
accepted where the wheelchair has required repair or
replacement as a direct result of:
a) The wheelchair or part not having been maintained
or serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s
recommendations, as stated in the Owner’s Manual
and/or Service Manual. Or failing to use only the
specified original equipment parts.
b) The wheelchair or part having been damaged by
neglect, accident or improper use.
c) The wheelchair or part having been altered from the
manufacturer’s specifications, or repairs having been
attempted prior to the service agent being notified.
NOTE:
General advice or best practice
RWD
Rear Wheel Drive
MWD
Mid Wheel Drive
Reference To Additional
Documentation
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3.2 Label explanations
Labels and their descriptions
Lever position for the LEFT-HAND freewheel mechanism
SALSA M (& SALSA from August 2010).
Tick = IN DRIVE, Cross = IN FREEWHEEL
Lever position for the RIGHT-HAND freewheel
mechanism SALSA M (& SALSA from August 2010).
Tick = IN DRIVE, Cross = IN FREEWHEEL
WARNING – Do Not Touch - HOT
Attached to Joystick
WARNING – Do not drive your wheelchair on a slope
with the backrest reclined and/or the seat lifted
MAX
140 Kg
WARNING – Danger of finger entrapment
Location of 70Amp circuit breaker
Lever position for the Brake release mechanism, (SALSA
before August 2010).
Down – IN DRIVE Up - IN FREEWHEEL
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WARNING – Maximum user weight for the chair is
140Kg
Indicates battery charge point
WARNING – Do Not Touch - Static may damage
equipment
Labels and their descriptions
Battery Label – Warning Instructions and Circuit Diagram
Back Rest Recline
Seat Lift
Seat Tilt in Space
The power Tilt and power Lift/Tilt modules are factory fitted
for optimum stability and for conformance to strict standard
requirements. Changing the fitted position of the module can
reduce the stability of the product, therefore do not change this
setting
Left Leg Rest
Right Leg Rest
Both Leg Rests
Do not engage Brake release whilst on a slope
WARNING: When the seat is raised you must
always use the seat stay
Ensure drive is engaged before starting off.
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4.0 General safety warning and user tips
4.1 General warnings
WARNING!
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Always ensure that your wheelchair is switched off
before attempting to transfer in or out.
Always ensure that you are able to operate all controls
from a comfortable position. Paying attention to your
posture is essential to ensure your continued comfort
and well being.
Always make sure that you can be seen clearly,
especially if you intend using your wheelchair in poor
light.
This wheelchair has been built to match the needs of
a particular user. If used by another user then it may
need to be adjusted and reprogrammed.
Do not let children or others use your wheelchair.
Be aware that the wheelchair may come to a sudden
stop during operation. Sunrise Medical recommend
that a lap strap be worn at all times.
Do not operate the wheelchair if it is behaving
abnormally or erratically.
4.2 Features and options
NOTE: Some of the options shown in this manual may not
be available in your country and may also restrict the overall
physical limits of the standard product (e.g. max. speed,
user weight limit, etc.). Those limitations are marked on
the order form, in the technical manual and in this owner’s
manual. For further information please consult your Sunrise
Medical authorised dealer.
4.3 Kerbs
DANGER!
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Never descend a kerb Forwards with a RWD chair or
Backwards with a MWD chair. Please read carefully
the section 4.30 on kerb climbing in this manual before
attempting to mount and dismount any kerbs in your
wheelchair.
Do not attempt to climb or descend a series of steps. It
is unsafe to do so and could cause personal injury or
damage the chair. The SALSA & SALSA M has only
been designed to climb a single step or kerb.
We recommend that users with upper trunk instability
wear further customised restraint systems to keep the
upright body position during descending or ascending
ramps, curbs or obstacles.
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4.4 Routine service
The recommended service interval is one year. (See
service history table, section 14, Fig.14.1).
4.5 Brake release
DANGER!
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The Brake release, (freewheel), is only to be used in
an emergency power breakdown situation e.g. Where
a large distance has to be covered to get the user
home or into a safe environment.
Brake release can also be used if a complete and
catastrophic loss of power such as control system
failure or battery failure has occurred.
Brake release should not be habitually used as
a means of transporting the user as if in a manual
chair.
When the power chair is functioning normally, the
brake release should only be used to park or store the
unoccupied wheelchair.
Please remember that you have no braking facility when
the Brake release, (freewheel), levers are moved from the
normal drive position to the freewheel position, Fig. 4.1,
Fig 4.2, (SALSA before August 2010); Fig 4.3 and Fig 4.4
SALSA M, (& SALSA from August 2010).
DANGER!
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Always ensure an attendant is with you when bringing
the chair into the freewheel mode.
The wheelchair must never be left with one or both
levers in the freewheel position.
For an enhanced description of this facility and its
limitations to use, please see later section at 5.4.
Fig. 4.1
Fig. 4.2
Fig. 4.3
Fig. 4.4
4.6 EMC - Radio transmitting devices.
WARNING!
When operating two-way radio, walkie-talkies, C.B., amateur
radio, public mobile radio and other powerful transmitting
devices the wheelchair should be brought to a halt and
turned off.
The operation of cordless, mobile telephones and cell
phones including hands-free devices is permitted but if
abnormal operation of the wheelchair is encountered then
the chair must be brought immediately to a halt and turned
off.
NOTE: the electrical systems of the wheelchair may disturb
the performance of alarm systems in retail shops.
4.7 Emergency braking
There are three ways to stop your wheelchair:
1. Simplest and safest way to stop the wheelchair is to
release the joystick (see Hand Control section 7). This will
bring the chair to a halt in a controlled manner.
2. Pulling back the joystick will brake the chair abruptly with a
fast stop
3. Switching the control system off whilst the chair is in
motion will also bring the chair to a halt.
WARNING!
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Switching the control system off is only to be used in
an emergency situation as the stopping action is very
abrupt.
Sunrise Medical recommend the use of a lap strap at
all times.
4.8 Sharp turns
DANGER!
Full speed turns should not be attempted. If you need to
turn sharply you must reduce your speed with the joystick or
speed setting. This is particularly important when travelling
across or down a slope. Disregarding this advice could lead
to your wheelchair tipping over.
4.9 Batteries
Your wheelchair is supplied as standard from Sunrise
Medical with maintenance-free batteries. These only
require regular charging. Before charging, please read
sections 10 and 12 in this manual.
WARNING!
Do not, under any circumstances, tamper with the
batteries. If in any doubt contact your local Sunrise
Medical authorised dealer.
CAUTION!
Before using your vehicle for the very first time, please
charge your batteries for a period of 24 hours.
WARNING!
Avoid contact with acid on damaged sealed type batteries
or wet batteries. Battery acid can cause burns to the skin
as well as damage to floors, furniture and your wheelchair.
If it comes into contact with the skin or clothing, wash
immediately with soap and water. If it comes into contact
with the eye, immediately flood the eye with running cold
water for at least 10 minutes and seek medical attention
immediately. Acid can be neutralised with baking soda
and water. Take care to keep batteries upright at all times,
especially when transporting your wheelchair.
Battery and charger connector type Salsa R:
24V (2x12V) / 60 Ah/20h. Maintenance free
Dimensions: 197 x 165 x 197 mm.
Battery and charger connector type Salsa M:
24V (2x12V) / 51 Ah/20h. Maintenance free
Dimensions: 228 x 139 x 235 mm.
Connector: 3 pins “Neutrik” type
4.10 Tyres
Your wheelchair tyres can wear depending on use. Check
them regularly in accordance with the service instructions
in this manual, especially the pressure of the tyres.
DANGER!
Never inflate the tyres using a garage forecourt airline,
always use the pump provided.
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4.11 Weight limit
DANGER!
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The user plus items carried should never exceed a
total weight of 140Kg.
Never use this chair for weight training if the total weight
(user plus additional weights) exceed a total weight of
140Kg.
Exceeding the weight limit is likely to damage the seat,
frame or fasteners and may cause severe injury to you
or others from chair failure
Exceeding the weight limit will void the warranty.
4.12 Wheelchair motors
After prolonged use, the motors will produce heat, which is
radiat­ed through the motors’ outer casing.
WARNING!
Do not touch the motors’ outer casing for at least 30 minutes
after using the wheelchair, to allow it to cool.
(Fig. 4.5 and Fig. 4.6).
Fig. 4.5
4.14 Wheelchair range
The range of your wheelchair can be affected by many
factors such as user weight, terrain, ambient temperature,
use of powered op­tions and battery condition.
NOTE: The ­stated range in the sales literature should be
seen as the theoretical maximum (ISO 7176; Part 4) and
may not be attained by every user (also see section 10.11
and section 13, in this manual).
We recommend that every user initially limit their journey
to half the stated range, until they have confidence in the
actual range their wheelchair can attain.
CAUTION!
If your battery indicator is showing a low charge then do not
attempt a long journey unless you are confident in reaching
your destination and also returning to your home without
the risk of being left stranded.
4.15 Road use
Please show the utmost consideration for the other traffic
on the road.
DANGER!
Remember that the last thing a car or lorry driver expects
to see is a wheelchair backing off the kerb into the road.
If in any doubt, do not risk crossing the road until you are
certain that it is safe. Always cross the road as quickly as
possible; there may be other traffic.
Fig. 4.6
WARNING!
4.13 Hot surfaces
Not only the motors can get hot during the operation of the
chair, but also the upholstery material and armrests when
standing in the sun.
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4.16 Adverse conditions
Please be aware that when driving your wheelchair in
adverse conditions, e.g. on wet grass, mud, ice, snow or
other slippery surfaces, you may experience a reduction in
the grip and traction of your wheelchair.
WARNING!
We recommend you take extra precautions in these
conditions, particularly on hills and slopes; your wheelchair
could become unstable or skid causing possible injury.
NOTE: Extreme variances in temperature may trigger the
self protect mechanism in the control system. If this occurs
the control system will temporarily shut down to prevent
damage to the electronics or the chair.
4.17 Ramps
WARNING!
When using a ramp, please ensure that it is capable of
taking the combined weight of the power chair and yourself.
If a ramp is being used to load a chair into a vehicle, please
ensure the ramp is properly secured to the vehicle.
Always approach the ramp head-on and exercise caution.
CAUTION!
Please ensure your ramp is suitable for the product you are
transporting.
4.18 Transfer to and from the chair
WARNING!
Sunrise Medical recommend that you consult your
healthcare professional for assistance in developing your
personal front or side transfer technique to best suit your
needs and avoid any personal injury.
WARNING!
Ensure controller is switched off during transfers to avoid
unintentional movement.
4.19 Lift and tilt modules
WARNING!
Please be aware that the lift and tilt modules present a trap
hazard. Make sure that when operating the tilt and lift it is
free from all clothing, hands, feet and other extremities to
prevent injury.
WARNING!
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Do not drive on ramps or slopes with the seat tilted,
reclined or raised. Before attempting to climb or decline
a slope, return to an upright position
The power Tilt and power Lift/Tilt modules are factory
fitted for optimum stability and for conformance to strict
standard requirements. Changing the fitted position
of the module can reduce the stability of the product,
therefore do not change this setting.
WARNING!
Risk of trapping fingers:
The optional protection guard if fitted, secures the
moving parts within the lift / tilt mechanism. Although
better protected, always be careful not to get your fingers
trapped in the mechanism. It is recommended to re-install
the protection guard as described in the Salsa technical
manual after any service or repairs to the lift / tilt module.
Please consult your approved Sunrise Medical Dealer.
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4.20 Anti-tips
4.21.2 Gradients: descents
WARNING!
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Make sure that anti-tips are not damaged or worn
before using your chair.
Attendants must be aware of the location of the antitips to prevent feet being trapped underneath causing
injury.
Attendants - Do not stand on the anti-tips, this could
cause the wheelchair to become unstable.
On descents, it is important not to let the wheelchair
accelerate beyond its normal level of ground speed. In fact,
it is safer to proceed slowly down steep descents (below
the speed of 5kph) and stop, if any anxiety arises regarding
directional control. If the chair picks up speed, centre the
control to slow it or to stop all forward movement, then
restart slowly and do not allow the speed to increase.
4.21 Use on a slope
Your wheelchair has been designed and tested to allow its
use on slopes or gradients of up to 8° (14%). However, you
have the option of adjusting your seating position with either
a lift, tilt or recline or a combination of these options.
NOTE: The solid state controller has the benefit of a logic
system that will help compensate when driving along a
camber or up a hill. This is an added safety feature on
your wheelchair. In addition of course, you may control the
wheelchair speed by using the speed control.
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WARNING!
In certain circumstances your wheelchair could become
unstable. Before attempting to climb or descend a slope
or a kerb, caution should be taken when using weight shift
options (e.g. powered tilt or recline) of the seat and/or your
body for a counter balance weight. To improve stability
lean forward when driving uphill, with the seat and back in
an upright position. Alternatively sit in an upright position
when travelling in a forward, downhill direction or tilt and/or
recline the seat backwards.
WARNING!
We strongly recommend that you return the seat and back
to an upright lowered position before attempting to climb
or descend a slope. Failure to do this may cause the
wheelchair to become unstable.
WARNING!
If you are in any doubt about the capabilities of your
wheelchair on a slope then do not attempt to drive up or
down the slope/kerb; try to find an alternative route.
4.21.1 Gradients: ascents
WARNING!
When going uphill, keep the chair moving. Steer by moving
the joystick from side to side. If you have stopped on a
hill, you should start slowly. If necessary lean forward to
prevent the tendency for the front wheels to lift.
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4.22 Using a vehicle mounted passenger lift
Wheelchair lifts are used in vans, buses and buildings to
help you move from one level to another.
DANGER!
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Ensure that the user and all carers fully understand the
lift manufacturer’s instructions for using the passenger
lift.
Never exceed the lift manufacturer’s recommended
safe working load and load distribution guidance.
Always turn off all power when you are on the lift. If you
fail to do so, you may touch the joystick by accident
and cause your chair to drive off the platform. Be
aware that a rollstop at the end of the platform may not
prevent this.
Always position the user securely in the chair to help
avoid falls while on the lift.
Always ensure the chair is in drive mode when using
passenger lift (wheels locked not in freewheel mode).
4.23 Creep mode
WARNING!
Please ensure your backrest recline angle relative to floor
level, which is a combination of the back recline itself and
the tilt angle, does not exceed 12° to drive the chair safely.
NOTE: If the tilt angle exceeds 9° the chair will the chair
will automatically convert into “creep mode” which will
allow you a maximum of 10% of the speed programmed in
the profile.
WARNING!
If you have a manual recline backrest on your wheelchair,
please be aware that there will be no feedback system
to the controller that tells it that the seat is in a reclined
position. If you recline your backrest and attempt to drive, it
will not go into ‘creep mode’, it will instead drive at normal
speed.
This is especially dangerous when attempting to drive up
a slope.
Furthermore different body proportions of a wheelchair
user affect stability for example:
• Lower limb wasting or amputation, Obesity
• Increased upper torso mass, Upper torso height
WARNING!
The power Tilt and power Lift/Tilt modules are factory fitted
for optimum stability and for conformance to strict standard
requirements. Changing the fitted position of the module
can reduce the stability of the product, therefore do not
change this setting.
4.25 Wheels
WARNING!
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WARNING!
Always use the pump that is supplied with the chair.
Never use a forecourt pump.
Inspect all tyres regularly for signs of wear.
Do not drive over anything that could cause punctures
in the tyres.
Ensure that there are no objects in your path that could
possibly become lodged in your chair mechanism or
in the spokes of the rear wheels. This could cause the
chair to come to a sudden stop.
Riding over drains or grids could cause the wheelchair
castors or wheels to become lodged, causing the chair
to come to a sudden stop.
Always maintain the correct pressure for the tyre.
These are listed in section 12 of this manual.
On any Reclining Backrest, the Lower fixing positions of
either the Powered Actuator or Manual Gas Strut, MUST
correspond to the Seat Depth being used.
After adjusting the Seat Depth, you MUST ensure the
lower Actuator or Gas Strut fixing position matches the
Seat Depth chosen, (use the 17”, 430mm, hole position in
the lower bracket for a seat depth of 17”, 430mm).
Please see section 5.2.1 for details.
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4.24 Stability of your wheelchair
Please follow the user instructions in this manual regarding
the use of seat lift and tilt modules and the use of your
chair on a slope.
Pneumatic Tyres with OKO fluid.
The OKO fluid is only meant as a temporary repair to the
tyre. It must be replaced or repaired as soon as possible.
The OKO fluid is classified as non hazardous but may
cause irritation to the skin with prolonged contact.
WARNING!
Other variables can affect your chair stability, including:
• Movement of the user
• Effects of the addition of accessories or other
equipment
• Inappropriate adjustments or modifications to the
wheelchair
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WARNING!
First Aid measures for OKO fluid
Skin - Wash skin with plenty of water
Eyes - Immediately flood the eye with plenty of water for
at least 5 minutes holding the eye open.
Ingestion - Drink lots of water - Seek medical attention
immediately.
In some cases these issues are further compounded by
the effects of the local environment such as:
• Hills, Slopes, Ramps, Sloping pavements, Dropped
kerbs.
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4.26 Rear view mirror
WARNING!
To avoid injury to people around you please be aware that
the mirror protrudes outside the space envelope of the chair
and could cause injury to someone when driving past.
The mirror must be used on the 10KPH model on UK
roads.
Always make sure that when using the mirror that it is clean
and unbroken so that it does not impair your visibility.
4.27 Crutch holder
WARNING!
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Make sure that the crutch is securely fastened to the
crutch holder.
Make sure that the crutch is not interfering with the
mechanisms of the chair.
Make sure that the crutch does not protrude from the
chair.
Do not attempt to remove the crutch whilst the chair is in
motion.
Always come to a complete stop and turn off the power
to the controls before attempting to remove the crutch.
This will avoid accidentally operating the chair.
4.29.1 Seat stay
A seat stay is provided on your powerchair to provide
access for service and maintenance. (see section 10 for
additional information)
WARNING!
Do not move the wheelchair with the seat stay in place and
make sure you are on flat stable ground. Make sure that
the plastic cap is securely fitted over the seat height tube.
4.30 Using a kerb climber
WARNING!
Ensure there are no people or other obstacles in your path
when mounting a kerb or step.
4.30.1 Mounting a kerb or step
WARNING!
Always approach a kerb at 90°
Approach the kerb (step) head on driving forwards slowly
and steadily and always at a 90° angle, (Fig.4.7).
4.28 Lights and indicators
WARNING!
Ensure that the lights and indicators are functioning
correctly and lenses are clean before going outdoors at
night. Light assemblies can become very hot - Care must
be taken if removing them for repair.
4.29 Swing away tray
WARNING!
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The maximum weight allowed for the tray is 2.5kg.
Do not overload the tray, this could cause the tray to
break or could cause the chair to become unstable.
Do not leave lit cigarettes or other heat sources on the
tray as this could cause the tray to deform and mark.
Ensure that all extremities and clothing are free when
positioning the tray for use.
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Fig. 4.7
Salsa (RWD)
As the kerb climber or castor makes contact with the kerb
(step), the wheelchair should be moving slowly. Small kerbs
can be climbed from a standstill, (Fig.4.8 - 4.9).
Fig. 4.8
Fig. 4.9
Salsa M (MWD)
Approach the kerb in a 90° angle and stop the chair as
soon as the castor wheels touch the kerb.
Apply sufficient power to the motors to lift the front of the
chair up onto the kerb (step) and then apply slightly more
power and speed so that the drive wheels climb the kerb
(step) smoothly and without hesitation and the rear castor
wheels come up as well. As far as possible, keep the
joystick in the straight forward position, (Fig.4.10 - 4.11).
Fig. 4.10
Fig. 4.11
WARNINGS!
1. Please show the utmost consideration for the other
traffic on the road. Remember that the last thing a car or
lorry driver expects to see is a wheelchair backing off the
kerb into the road. If in any doubt, do not risk crossing the
road until you are certain that it is safe.
2. Always cross the road as quickly as possible; there may
be other traffic.
3. Do not attempt to go up or down more than a 10 cm (4”)
high kerb (Salsa only with kerb climber fitted).
4. Do not attempt to use the kerb climber on a series of
steps.
5. Do not attempt kerbs if on steep slopes or cambers.
6. Do not attempt any kerbs in the vicinity of drain covers,
uneven or gritty road surfaces.
Note: In accordance to the ground clearance, the maximum
obstacle height possible to climb is 5 cm (10 cm with kerb
climber) for Salsa R and 7.5 cm for Salsa M.
WARNING!
The approach speed and process can vary depending on
your wheelchair performance and castor wheel choice.
4.30.3 Kerb climber fitting and removal procedure
(RWD base only)
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Locate the kerb climber bar into the left hand location
bracket and push it into the right hand receiver bracket,
(Fig.4.12 & Fig.4.13).
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Hold the kerb climber with your left hand in the receiver
bracket.
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Align the holes of the receiver bracket and the kerb
climber tube and plug in the locking pin from the top.
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Reverse the procedure to remove the kerb climber.
Fig. 4.12
7. You should not attempt to dismount a kerb any higher
than 5 cm (2”) in the forwards direction.
8. Do not mount or dismount kerbs at an angle other than
straight on (90 degrees) to the edge of the kerb.
9. Prior to climbing ensure your legrests will clear the kerb.
10. Take care of the anti-tips which might interfere with the
kerb or the ground when mounting or dismounting a kerb.
WARNING!
This wheelchair is designed to be repaired and assembled
by a Sunrise Medical authorised dealer and not the end
user. The end user has to disassemble and assemble the
chair only for transportation (see section 5.2).
Fig. 4.13
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4.31 Lap belt
4.32 VR2 Controller (Fig. 4.21)
The lap belt kit. (Fig. 4.14).
Fastening the lap strap:
Insert the 3 prong male buckle into the female buckle until
a click is heard (Fig. 4.15)
To fit the lap strap.
Place the strap loosely across the seat with the buckle
closed.. (Fig. 4.16)
Pass the other ends of the strap through the gap between
the backrest posts and the backrest upholstery as shown.
(Fig. 4.17)
Ensure that the adjusters & buckles can be accessed & the
strap is not twisted. Fit the eyelet over the rearmost bolt.
Fit the plain washer, sprung washer & nut. Tighten with a
13.0mm spanner. Repeat for the other side. (Fig. 4.18)
Ensure that the lap strap is tight enough to provide
comfortable support. A simple measure is to keep a hands
thickness between the body and lap strap. For safety,
check the tension on the lap strap at least once day. (Fig.
4.19)
Generally, the lap belt should be fixed so that the straps
sit at an angle of approximately 45° (Fig. 4.20), and when
correctly adjusted should not allow the user to slip down in
the seat.
Fig. 4.14
Fig. 4.15
WARNING!
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Avoid knocking your control system and especially the
joystick.
Be careful not to strike obstacles with the control
system or joystick when you drive.
Never drop the control system.
When transporting your wheelchair, make sure that the
control system is well protected.
Avoid damage to cables.
To improve the reliability of the control system keep
exposure to extreme conditions to a minimum.
Do not expose your control system or its components
to damp for prolonged periods.
If your control system becomes contaminated with food
or drink clean it off as soon as possible.
DANGER!
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In the event of the wheelchair moving in an unexpected
way RELEASE THE JOYSTICK. This action will stop
the wheelchair under any circumstances
Do not operate the control system if the wheelchair
behaves erratically or shows abnormal signs of heating,
sparks or smoke. Turn the control system off at once
and consult your Sunrise approved dealer.
Battery Level Indicator
Horn
On/Off Button
Speed
Indicator
Speed
Buttons
Fig. 4.16
Fig. 4.17
Joystick
Fig. 4.18
Fig. 4.19
Fig. 4.21
Fig. 4.20
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R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
5 Preparing your wheelchair for use
5.1 Handling the wheelchair
Note: To dismantle the chair for transport or storage no
tools are required.
List of components when dismantled (components
below are related to the maximum detachable parts and
dependent on the type of seating system chosen):
1 pair of armrests
1 pair of legrests
1 backrest
1 drive unit with seat frame
5.2 Preparation for transportation or storage
First remove the swing-away legrests. Leave the armrests
in the fold down position. (Fig.5.1). Disconnect the Hand
Control, (Fig.5.2), if necessary. To remove the control pod
you have to access the motor controller through the plastic
cover between the castor wheels and remove the square
remote control connector.
Place the control pod & arm in a safe place until required.
To reconnect the hand control just use the process in
reverse. Release and lift off the backrest at the frame,
(Fig.5.3). Now you can store the chassis part.
By releasing the freewheel mechanism on the left and right
side of the chassis you can move the drive unit as close as
possible to the place you want to store it.
You can also drive the base with the joystick up or down a
ramp into and out of a car for transportation.
WARNINGS!
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5.2.1 Folding The Gas/Powered Reclining Backrest
WARNING!
The Lower position of both the Powered Actuator and
Manual Gas Strut MUST correspond to the Seat depth
being used.
Following Seat depth Adjustment you MUST ensure the
Lower actuator/Gas strut position matches the seat depth
set, i.e. use the 17”, (430mm) Hole in the lower bracket for
a seat depth of 17”, (430mm).
After folding the backrest you MUST ensure that the lower
Actuator/gas strut securing Pin is fitted in the correct
location to match the seat depth being used, i.e. use the
17”, (430mm) Hole in the lower bracket for a seat depth of
17”, (430mm).
Failure to do this will result in potentially unsafe recline
angles and the Actuator breaking during operation, the
backrest will fall backwards and result in a potential risk for
the user to loose postural stability.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Pull the retaining pin out, (Fig.5.4).
Pull the pivot pin out, (Fig.5.5).
Undo the backrest lever bolts, (Fig.5.6).
Lay the backrest on the seat, (Fig.5.7)
When refitting, please use the correct lower bracket
hole, (see warning above).
Fig.5.4
Fig.5.5
Fig.5.6
Fig.5.7
Make sure, when the chair is stored or left in the car or
anywhere else, the controller is switched off and the
freewheel mechanisms are engaged.
If there is a need to lift the drive unit the big side frame
tubes should be used. Caution should be taken if the
chair is in freewheel.
Fig. 5.1
Fig.5.2
Fig.5.8
Fig. 5.3
410mm 430mm 460mm
480mm 510mm
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5.3 Re-Assembling
Replace the backrest into the receivers and tighten the
lever screws carefully. If required reconnect the remote
controller. Attach the hangers. Make sure your freewheel
mechanisms are engaged. Now you are ready to drive the
chair.
SALSA M (& SALSA from August 2010, Fig. 5.12 &
5.13)
By rotating the red lever outwards on both sides of the
motor the brakes are released from the motors.
DRIVE√
DRIVE√
FREEWHEEL
FREEWHEEL
WARNING!
Never lift the wheelchair by the armrests or the leg rests,
since they are detachable and harm could be done to the
user or to the wheelchair.
Fig. 5.12
Please ensure the controller is switched off before you
engage the release levers – Failure to do so will increase
the force needed to push the chair.
Fig. 5.9
DANGER!
5.4 Brake release
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DANGER!
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The Brake release, or the Low push force drive release
featured in section 5.4.1, (LPFDR), is only to be used in
an emergency power breakdown situation e.g. Where a
large distance has to be covered to get the user home
or into a safe environment.
Brake release or LPFDR, can also be used if a complete
and catastrophic loss of power such as control system
failure or battery failure has occurred.
Brake release or LPFDR, should not be habitually used
as a means of transporting the user as if in a manual
chair.
When the power chair is functioning normally, the brake
release or LPFDR, should only be used to park or store
the unoccupied wheelchair.
Never push the occupied power chair up or down
a slope with either the Brake release or LPFDR in
operation.
SALSA (Before August 2010, Fig. 5.10 & 5.11)
By pulling the release levers on both sides of the base into
the up position the brakes are released from the motors.
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The chair’s automatic braking system will not work
unless the brake release levers are in the “drive” or
down position.
Motor surfaces can be hot after use. Be careful not
to touch the motor casing when disengaging the
freewheel.
Never attempt to disengage the brake release
mechanism whilst sitting on a slope.
Always ensure the Brake release levers are returned
to the down / drive position.
5.4.1 Low push force drive release, (LPFDR)
NOTE: In case your powerchair is fitted with the low push
force drive release, the following instruction applies:
When switched off the powerchair remains immobile due to
the positive locking action of the automatic electromagnetic
brakes built onto the motors.
If you need to move the powerchair without the use of
battery power then operate the brake release levers
(Fig 4.1 - 4.4) as described in section 4, or Fig. 5.10 - 5.13,
as described in section 5.4).
However if the force needed to push the powerchair to
too high for you to manage then the low push force drive
release may be used, (Fig.5.14 - 5.15).
Fig. 5.14
Fig. 5.10
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Fig. 5.13
Fig. 5.11
Fig. 5.15
DANGER!
The LPFDR should only be used with a user in the powerchair in Emergency situations as the automatic brakes will
become inoperable.
DANGER!
The automatic brakes become inoperative when the Brake
release, or LPFDR is disengaged allowing the power chair
to run free if left on an incline.
DANGER!
5.5 Drive wheel suspension Salsa
The SALSA M/R has an effective and adjustable drive
wheel suspension system as a standard feature. To match
your requirements on drive comfort, the tension of the
springs at the damper can be adjusted.
Turning the aluminium ring away from the spring will soften
your ride, adjusting the aluminium ring in a position towards
the spring will harden it. This option is to be used to match
the different user weights to the suspension system, (Fig.
5.16 & 5.17). We recommend the suspension adjustments
are done equally on the left and right side of the chair.
There is an independent device in each wheel that has to
be disengaged separately.
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DO NOT disengage the LPFDR if the powerchair is
located on a slope.
Disengaging one side may result in the chair turning on
the slope and disengaging both may result in the chair
rolling down the slope.
DO NOT disengage both the Brake releases and
LPFDR devices at the same time.
DO NOT switch on and operate the powerchair control
system whilst the LPFDR is disengaged.
Always re-engage the drive mechanism on the drive
wheels when the chair is not being pushed.
To Disengage the LPFDR pull out and push over the
operating cam lever. To Engage the LPFDR, pull out and
push over the operating cam lever, (Fig. 5.15) .
Fig. 5.16
5.6 Control joystick unit position
WARNING!
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DANGER!
The drive and brakes will NOT become operable until the
internal parts of the LPFDR are re-aligned.
To re-align the LPFDR, push the powerchair forwards or
backward in a straight line until the parts automatically
re-engage and the brakes comes on.
DANGER!
The LH and RH side may not re-engage at the same time
so make sure that both are re-engaged before turning the
powerchair on.
Fig. 5.17
Make sure that the control system is mounted securely
and that the joystick position is correct.
The hand or limb you use to operate the joystick should
be supported, for example by the arm pad.
Do not use the joystick as the sole support for your
hand or limb - wheelchair movements and bumps could
upset your control.
The remote is mounted on a sliding mechanism which
enables the control to be moved forwards and backwards.
When the most comfortable position has been selected,
secure the slider by tightening the locking screw.
WARNING!
Ensure the locking screw is fully tightened prior to use,
especially when transporting your wheelchair.
5.7 Getting ready to drive
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Operate the on/off switch. The battery gauge will blink
then remain on after a second
Check that the maximum speed is set to a level which
suits you.
Push the joystick to control the speed and direction of
the wheelchair
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5.8 Armrests
5.8.1 Armrests-removing and replacing
The armrests on both sides of the wheelchair can be flipped
up to allow side transfer, (Fig. 5.18).
For side transfer flip the armrest all the way up until it goes
into its mechanical stop. This frees your space for side
transfer.
To bring the armrests back into their position flip it all the
way down until it sits on its mechanical stop. Guide it in its
downward movement and do not let it fall on its own.
Fig. 5.19
Fig. 5.18
5.8.2 Armrest Height Adjustment
The following section outlines armrest height adjustment.
In the case of either fine or gross adjustment, it is a
two-part process:
PART I: Adjust the armrest height through rotation
PART 2: Adjust arm pad angle.
1.Basic fine adjustment.
Fig. 5.20
PART 1 (fig. 5.19 & 5.20)
Up to one inch of armrest height adjustment can be
achieved using the 5mm fine height adjustment screw to
fine tune the armrest’s height.
1. Loosen the 6mm rotation bolts on both armrests (A).
2. Turn the adjustment screws (B) counter-clockwise to
raise the armrest or clockwise to lower.
3. Retighten both rotation bolts (A).
Use 20 N/m or 177 in/lb of torque.
PART 2 (fig. 5.21 & 5.22)
1. Loosen the 4mm armpad angle pivot bolts (A) on both
armrests. Remove the 4mm angle index bolts (B) on
both armrests.
2. Tilt both armpads down (or up in the case of a lowered
armrest) until the armpads are in the preferred angle.
Check to see if the height is correct.
3. Retighten both armpad angle pivot bolts (A). Replace
both armpad angle index bolts (B).
Fig. 5.21
Use 10 N/m or 88.5 in/lb of torque for both sets of bolts.
Fig. 5.22
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2.Basic coarse adjustment.
PART 1
1. To achieve more than one inch of adjustment, remove
the 6mm armrest rotation bolts on both sides of the
seat, (Fig.5.23).
2. Remove both armrest assemblies. (Fig.5.24)
3. Remove both sets of 4mm armrest adjustment ring
bolts.(Fig.5.25)
4. Rotate the armrest height adjustment rings, (Fig.5.26)
to match the desired height designated in the
Configuration Chart, (Fig.5.35), on page 25.
5. Replace both sets of armrest adjustment ring bolts
according to the configuration chart. (Fig.5.27)
6. Use 10 N/m or 88.5in/lb of torque.
7. Replace both armrest assemblies. (Fig.5.28)
8. Replace the armrest pivot bolts on both sides of the
seat, but do not tighten completely. (Fig.5.29)
Fig. 5.25
Fig. 5.26
Fig. 5.27
Fig. 5.23
Fig. 5.28
Fig. 5.24
Fig. 5.29
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PART 2
1. Loosen the 4mm arm pad angle pivot bolts (A) on both
armrests. Remove the 4mm angle index bolts (B) on
both armrests, (Fig.5.30).
2. Use the 5mm fine height adjustment screw (B) to
finish fine tuning the height. Turn counter-clockwise to
increase height or clockwise to lower, (Fig.5.31).
3. Tilt both arm pads down, (or up in the case of a lowered
armrest), until the arm pads are in the preferred angle.
Check to see if the height is correct, (Fig.5.32).
4. Refer to 2 for fine adjustment.
5. Retighten both armrest pivot bolts, (Fig.5.33).
6. Use 20 N/m or 177 in/lb of torque.
7. Retighten both arm pad angle pivot bolts “A”. Replace
both arm pad angle index bolts “B”, (Fig.5.34).
8. Use 10 N/m or 88.5 in/lb of torque for both sets of
bolts.
Fig. 5.31
Fig. 5.32
Fig. 5.30
Fig. 5.33
Fig. 5.34
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POSITION A
B
POSITION B
C
POSITION C
CONFIGURATION
CHART
BACKREST ANGLE
(Degrees)
ARMREST HEIGHT
(mm)
SETTING RING POSITION
-4
305 - 254
A
-4
252 - 229
B
0
305 - 254
A
0
252 - 229
B
4
305 - 267
A
4
279 - 229
B
8
305 - 229
B
12
305 - 229
B
12
248 - 229
C
16
305 - 254
B
16
260 - 229
C
Fig. 5.35
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5.8.3
Arm pad Position Adjustment (Fig. 45 - 48)
1. Fine arm pad position adjustments (one to two
inches) are possible by loosening the 4mm arm pad
adjustment bolts (E) and sliding the arm pad forward or
backward as required, (Fig.5.36, 5.37). Access to the
rear adjustment bolt may require pivoting the arm pad
2. Retighten both adjustment bolts (E). Use 10 N/m or
88.5 in/lb of torque, (Fig.5.38).
NOTE: If more than one to two inches of adjustment is
required, refer to chart below, (Fig.5.39).
Fig. 5.36
3. For larger adjustments, remove both sets of arm pad
adjustment bolts. Slide both arm pads to the next set
of attachment holes (refer to the chart). Retighten both
sets of arm pad adjustment bolts, (Fig.5.36 - 5.39). Use
10 N/m or 88.5 in/lb of torque.
Fig. 5.37
Fig. 5.39
ARM PAD
DEPTH
Fig. 5.38
ARMREST
HEIGHT
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ARM PAD DEPTH
(mm)
ARMREST HEIGHT
RANGE (mm)
ARM PAD SETTING POSITION
305
330
356
381
406
305 - 229
305 - 229
305 - 229
305 - 229
305 - 229
A&C
A&C
B&C
B&C
B&D
NOTE: The internal footrest stem may require cutting down
in length to allow the footplate position to be raised.
5.9 Legrests
WARNING!
Be aware of your environment to make sure you do not
injure your legs when legrests are extended.
SCREWS
WARNING!
Always ensure that the legrests or footplates do not come
into contact with the castors before driving the wheelchair.
WARNING!
Legrests are not to be used for lifting or carrying the
wheelchair with an occupant.
5.9.1 Fitting legrest
Offer the legrest assembly at right angles to the frame
(Fig.5.40), locate the stem into the leg rest and swing the
assembly forward to lock in position. To swing away the
footrest, depress the retaining catch and turn the footrest
out. This can now be lifted out if required, (Fig.5.41).
Fig. 5.40
Fig. 5.41
5.9.2 Footplates
The footplates may be flipped up to aid entry and exit from
the chair.
Fig. 5.42
5.9.4
Hanger depth adjustment (Fig.5.43 - 5.45)
1. Remove both sets of 5mm hanger depth adjustment bolts,
(Fig.5.43).
2. Slide both hanger receivers to the desired location, (Fig.5.44,
inset (B).
3. Replace both sets of depth adjustment bolts, (Fig.5.45).
4. Use 20 N/m or 177 in/lb of torque.
Fig. 5.43
Fig. 5.44
WARNING!
Do not use the footplates to stand on as the full weight of
your body may cause the chair to tip forwards. This could
result in injury and could damage the footrests.
5.9.3 Adjusting the footrest length
To adjust the footrest length remove the screw assembly on
the footrest stem as shown in (Fig.5.42), adjust the length
to suit. Ensure the bolts are firmly located and tighten­ed
prior to use.
Fig. 5.45
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5.9.5
ELR)
Manual Articulating / Elevating Legrest (ALR/
5.9.6 Powered Elevating or Articulating Legrest
(Fig. 5.47)
To elevate:
Pull the legrest upwards and stop at the desired height.
The legrest will automatically lock in the chosen position.
NOTE: Both legrests can be operated simultaneously.
To lower:
Push the release lever slowly forward. The legrest will lower
the angle. As soon as you release the lever, the legrest will
be locked in the current position, (Fig.5.46).
WARNING!
Keep hands clear of the adjustment mechanism between
the frame and the movable parts of the legrest while
elevating or lowering the legrest.
VR2 Control:
The actuator buttons can operate any factory approved
actuator. Operation is dependent on what options are fitted
to your wheelchair. To operate the legrests, seat tilt, seat
lift or back rest recline.
• Push one of the actuator buttons that has the seat icon
on it to select actuator mode
• Operate the joystick left or right to select the actuator
required (actuator 1 or actuator 2). Selection is indicated
via the lighting of the red LED adjacent to the desired
actuator button.
• Operate the joystick in the forward or rearward direction
to move the leg rest/seat lift/tilt or recline up or down.
• Release the joystick when the desired angle is
reached.
• To return to drive mode press the actuator button again.
(Fig 5.48)
Once the leg rest is fully lifted or in its lowest position do
not hold the joystick in its operat­ing position as this could
damage the actuator.
LEVER
Fig. 5.46
Fig. 5.47
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
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Quickie Direct Actuator Control Box:
The direct actuator switches can operate any factory
approved actuator. Operation is dependent on what options
are fitted to your wheelchair. To operate the legrest, seat
tilt, seat lift or backrest recline;
•
•
Push the toggle switch for the relevant actuator forward
until you reach the required angle/height.
Release the toggle switch and the actuator will stop.
When the actuator reaches its maximum/minimum position
do not hold the toggle switch in its operating position as
this could damage the actuator. (Fig. 5.49)
Fig. 5.49
Fig. 5.48
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
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6 Seating
Fig. 6.1
6.1 Firm seat board
The firm seat board is designed to allow pressure relief
cushions such as Jay to be used.
6.2 Seat cushions
Seat cushions supplied by Sunrise Medical will have
Velcro® strips that correspond to patches on the seat. You
must ensure these are aligned prior to using the wheelchair.
Other cushions used should also have Velcro® strips in a
similar position to ensure the cushion does not slip off the
seat. The seat cushions, supplied by Sunrise Medical all
have removable covers.
6.3 Removable seat covers
The seat covers are all fully removable using zips or Velcro ®.
Once brackets are removed seat covers can be removed.
The zip for the backrest is located on the under­side of the
cushion.
Fig. 6.2
6.4 Standard backrest upholstery
Salsa is supplied with optima backrest upholstery, which can
be adjusted in tension to the individual’s requirements.
Tension adjustable back:
To change the shape and/or tension of the ‘Optima’ backrest,
remove the padded cover from the rear of the backrest and
expose the tension straps. Loosen or tighten the straps to suit.
(The most comfortable and supportive position is achieved with
the wheelchair user seated in the chair). Ensure the straps are
securely fastened and replace the padded cover prior to use.
6.5 JAY backrests
The standard backrest assembly will allow the fitting of a
JAY backrest, which is available as an optional extra.
Fig. 6.3
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6.6 Seat height adjustment
WARNING!
Fig. 6.6
Make sure the top frame does not trap your fingers. Get
someone to hold the seat steady during adjustment.
To change the seat height:
Salsa Rear Wheel Drive only:
• Remove the two bolts from the front seat posts, using a
5mm allen key.
• Access the bolts by removing the front cover.
• Take the safety clips off the flat rear posts, pull the ring
pins out and loosen the two clamping bolts.
• Lift/lower the seat height by choosing the required hole
position on the rear seat posts.
• Replace the pins, clips and bolts. Tighten the bolts.
• Choose the matching set of holes for the front seat posts.
Replace and tighten the bolts, (Fig.6.4 - 6.5).
Salsa Mid-Wheel Drive only:
• Undo the 2 hand-wheels at the front, pull the release pin
& tilt the seat back.
• Remove the 2 socket studs from the back seat posts.
• Lift/lower the seat to the required position.
• Align the holes then refit & tighten the socket studs.
• Remove the 2 socket studs from the front seat posts.
• Lift/lower the posts to match the required position.
• Align the holes then refit & tighten the socket studs.
• Close the seat, refit & tighten the hand wheels (fig.6.6).
6.7 Seat width adjustment
1. Remove the 5mm width adjustment bolts (A) and the
4mm towel bar adjustment bolt (B), (Fig.6.7) .
Fig. 6.4
Fig. 6.7
2. Move the left side seat rail, armrest and backrest
assembly to the desired position. See seat width position
settings (C), (Fig.6.8).
Fig. 6.8
Fig. 6.5
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3. Move the right side seat rail , armrest and backrest
assembly to the desired position. Replicate position
settings used for the left side, (Fig.6.9).
2. Slide the rear backrest and armrests into the desired
seat depth position. Reference seat depth position
patterns (A), (Fig.6.12).
Fig. 6.12
Fig. 6.9
4. Replace the width adjustment bolts (A) and the towel bar
adjustment bolt (B). (Use 10 N/m or 88.5 in/lb of torque for
A and B.), (Fig.6.10).
3. Replace both sets of depth adjustment bolts.
Use 20 N/m or 177 in/lb of torque, (Fig.6.13).
Fig. 6.13
Fig. 6.10
6.9 Backrest Angle Adjustment
6.8 Seat Depth Adjustment
1. Remove the 5mm depth adjustment bolts from both
sides of the seat, (Fig.6.11).
Fig. 6.11
1. Remove the 5mm backrest bracket index bolts (A) on
both sides of the backrest. Loosen the 5mm backrest
bracket pivot bolts (B) on both sides of the backrest.
NOTE: The index bolt (A) may be in a different starting
position than shown below in Fig.6.14.
Fig. 6.14
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2. Tilt the backrest assembly forward or backward to
the desired angle. See angle configurations below,
(Fig.6.15).
Fig. 6.15
6.10 Back Height Adjustment
1. Begin by removing the upholstery cover, (Fig.6.17).
Fig. 6.17
2. Loosen the upholstery straps. It is not necessary to
remove the upholstery, (Fig.6.18).
Fig. 6.18
3. Remove the top upholstery screws. The upholstery can
now be moved and vertically compressed to provide
access to the hidden Phillips-head bolts, (Fig.6.19).
Fig. 6.19
3. Reinsert and tighten both backrest bracket index bolts
and bracket bolts (A & B). Use 20 N/m or 177 in/lb of
torque, (Fig.6.16).
NOTE: The figures below represent the 8°angle.
Fig. 6.16
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4. Remove the 4mm towel bar bolts and the towel bar,
(Fig.6.20).
NOTE: This step is not necessary in every case. If the
push handles are high enough, the towel bar bolts might
not thread into the push handle tubes. To test, skip this
step and move to Numbers 5 and 6. If the towel bar does
not impede movement of the push handles, the towel bar
may be left intact.
7. Replace the backpost adjustment screws. Use 10 N/m
or 88.5 in/lb of torque, (Fig.6.23).
Fig. 6.23
Fig. 6.20
8. If removed in Number 4, replace the towel bar and
the towel bar bolts. Use 10 N/m or 88.5 in/lb of torque,
(Fig.6.24).
NOTE: The towel bar may be repositioned at this point as well.
5. Remove the 4mm back post adjustment bolts,
(Fig.621).
Fig. 6.24
Fig. 6.21
6. Move both back posts to the desired height, (Fig.6.22).
Fig. 6.22
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9. Replace both top upholstery bolts. Ensure the bolts thread through the top upholstery eyelets (A), (Fig.6.25).
Fig. 6.25
10. Retighten the upholstery straps, (Fig.6.26).
Fig. 6.26
6.12 Manual setting of the seat angle on the SALSA
To set the seat angle, release the bolt fixing the “Banana”
bracket between the seat interface module and the seat
packer module. Set the seat angle at 0°, 3° or 6° and
9°, then replace and re­tighten the bolt between the seat
interface module and the seat packer module. (Fig.6.29).
Fig. 6.29
11. Reattach the upholstery cover, (Fig.6.27).
Fig. 6.27
0°
6.11 Manual adjustable backrest (manual recline)
For depth adjustment see section 6.8.
To recline the backrest angle:
• Pull the lever at the top of the backrest which operates
the gas strut.
• Hold the lever and adjust the back angle required.
• If you release the lever, the angle will stay in the
adjusted position.
• If you want to adjust the backrest into the upright
position, you might need to support the upward
motion (Fig.6.28).
3°
6°
Fig. 6.28
9°
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6.13 Headrest
To fit the headrest, fit the location bracket to the push
handles, using the screws and nuts supplied, ensuring that
they are fully tightened.
The headrest height is changed by loosening the adjustment
knob and sliding the inner vertical tube to the desired
position and tightening the knob. The headrest to seat depth
is adjusted by loosening the 6mm Allen screws and moving
the hinge to the desired position and then tightening the
screws securely. To adjust the headrest angle, loosen the
screws at the headrest upholstery, position the headrest as
required and tighten the screws securely. (Fig.6.30)
6.14 Powered Seating
Powered adjustable backrest.
Powered seat Lift.
Powered Seat Tilt
WARNINGS!
•
•
Fig. 6.30
•
Lowering the backrest by an angle of greater than 15°
from vertical alters the balance of your wheelchair.
Never exceed 15° of recline when on any gradient or
when driving your wheelchair.
Operating the powered tilt greater than 9° from its
lowest position will bring the chair into ”creep mode“.
If this operation occurs simultaneously with the seat
lifted the chair will be inhibited and will not drive.
Elevating the powered lift from its lowest position
will bring the chair into ”creep mode“. Resetting the
powered lift to it’s lowest position will allow full speed.
VR2 CONTROL (Fig.6.31)
WARNING!
It is possible to reverse the direction of an actuator relative
to the direction of the joystick. Ensure you know which
direction to move the joystick for the desired operation.
Failure to do so may result in damage and/or injury.
NOTE: Please refer to Section 7 for details of your hand
control
NOTE: If fitted, all of the above power seating options are
controlled via the VR2 Control, in the same way. Please
see the section, “To operate the Actuators”, below.
NOTE: The seat can lift up to 30 cm by operating it through
your control system.
To operate the Actuators:
• Push the mode button to select actuator mode
• Operate the joystick left or right to select the actuator
required (actuator 1 or actuator 2). Selection is
indicated via the lighting of the orange LED adjacent to
the desired actuator number.
• Operate the joystick in the forward or rearward direction
to move the backrest up or down.
• Release the joystick when the desired angle is
reached.
• To return to drive mode, press the actuator button
again.
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
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CAUTION!
Once the back is fully reclined/forward, or the lift is fully
raised/lowered, or the seat is fully tilted backwards/
forwards, do not continue to hold the joystick in its operating
position as this could damage the actuator.
Fig. 6.32
QUICKIE DIRECT ACTUATOR CONTROL BOX
(Fig.6.32)
To operate the backrest, seat lift, seat tilt:
• Push the relevant toggle switch into the forward
position.
• Release the toggle switch when the desired backrest
angle, seat lift height or seat tilt angle is reached.
CAUTION!
Once the back is fully reclined/forward, or the lift is fully
raised/lowered, or the seat is fully tilted backwards/
forwards, do not continue to hold the switch in its operating
position as this could damage the actuator.
Fig. 6.31
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
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7.0 The VR2 Hand Control Series (Fig.7.1)
7.1 VR2
On/off button:
The on/off button applies power to the control system
electronics, which in turn supply power to the wheelchairs
motors.
CAUTION!
Do not use the on/off button to stop the wheelchair unless
there is an emergency. (If you do you may shorten the life
of the wheelchair drive components)
Battery gauge:
The battery gauge shows you that the wheelchair is
switched on. It also indicates the status of the wheelchair.
Refer to chapter 8.
Locking/unlocking the wheelchair:
The VR2 control system can be locked to prevent
unauthorised use. The locking method is via a sequence of
key presses and joystick movements as detailed below.
To lock the wheelchair:
• While the control system is switched on, depress and
hold the on/off button
• After 1 second the control system will beep. Now
release the on/off button
• Deflect the joystick forwards until the control system
beeps
• Deflect the joystick in reverse until the control system
beeps
• Release the joystick, there will be a long beep
• The wheelchair is now locked
To unlock the wheelchair:
• Use the on/off button to switch the control system on.
The maximum speed/profile indicator will be rippling
up and down
• Deflect the joystick forwards until the control system
beeps
• Deflect the joystick in reverse until the control system
beeps
• Release the joystick, there will be a long beep
• The wheelchair is now unlocked
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Operating the control joystick:
When engaging the main On/Off button, allow a few
seconds prior to moving the joystick. This allows the system
to self check. If you move the joystick too soon, the battery
level indicator display will not illuminate until the joystick is
released.
If it is off null for more than 5 seconds a system error will
occur. Whilst this is not harmful to your wheelchair, you will
need to switch off and then back on to clear the system.
NOTE: This is a safety feature to prevent unintended
movement.
Proportional control summary
1. To steer, move the joystick in the direction you wish
to go.
2. The further you move the joystick, the faster you will
go.
3. The brakes will automatically stop the wheelchair from
any speed when the joystick is released.
WARNING!
New users should use slower speeds until they feel
confident when driving the wheelchair.
WARNING!
It is important that the chair is stationary when changing
direction from reverse to forward.
WARNING!
Always switch off before getting into or out of the chair.
Maximum speed/profile indicator:
This is a gauge which shows the maximum speed setting for the
wheelchair or if the control system is programmed for drive
profile operation, the selected drive profile. This gauge also
indicates if the speed of the wheelchair is being limited or if
the control system is locked.
The horn button:
The horn will sound while this button is depressed.
Speed / Profile decrease button:
This button decreases the maximum speed setting or, if the
control system is programmed for drive profile operation,
selects a lower drive profile.
Speed / Profile increase button:
This button increases the maximum speed setting or, if the
control system is programmed for drive profile operation,
selects a higher drive profile.
Actuator button and LEDs:
Depending on whether your wheelchair is fitted with one or
two actuators the operation of these buttons will differ.
Wheelchairs with one actuator
Depressing either actuator button will enter actuator
adjustment mode. This will be indicated by the illumination
of both actuator LED’s. Actuator adjustment can then be
made by deflecting the joystick forwards or backwards. To
re enter drive mode, depress either actuator button
Wheelchairs with two actuators
Depressing either actuator button will enter actuator
adjustment mode.
If the left button is depressed the associated LED will be
illuminated, and deflection of the joystick will adjust the
actuator motor connected to that channel.
If the right button is depressed the associated LED will be
illuminated, and deflection of the joystick will adjust the
actuator motor connected to the other channel.
To re enter drive mode, depress the selected actuator
button, as indicated by the associated LED
It is also possible to select the other actuator by left or right
movements of the joystick
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
Charging and programming socket:
WARNING!
This socket should only be used for programming and
charging the wheelchair.
WARNING!
This socket should not be used as a power supply for any
other device. Connection of other electrical devices may
damage the control system or affect the EMC performance
of the wheelchair
See section 10 about charging.
The programming socket will enable an approved Sunrise
Medical authorised dealer to re-programme your chair
and also gain useful information when tracing any faults.
When the chair leaves the factory, the parameters of the
controller are set to default.
To programme the controller you need a special
programming device (handheld or PC software), which is
available through your Sunrise Medical authorised dealer.
WARNING!
Programming the controller of the wheelchair is only allowed
through authorised personnel trained by Sunrise Medical.
Incorrect controller settings could cause driving outside the
safe limits and could result in damage or injury.
WARNING!
SUNRISE MEDICAL does not accept responsibility for
damages which result from unexpected stopping of the
wheelchair or inappropriate programming or unauthorised
use of the wheelchair.
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
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7.2 VR2-L
There are common controls between the VR2 and the
VR2-L control systems where a control differs it will be
described below. All common controls can be found on the
previous page.
Lights and indicators:
The SALSA can be equipped with lights and indicators.
Where lights are not factory fitted, they may be fitted as an
optional extra by an approved Sunrise Medical authorised
dealer.
WARNING!
Ensure that the lights and indicators are functioning
correctly and lenses are clean before going outdoors at
night.
Indicators:
To turn on the wheelchairs indicators operate the required
button either left or right, the associated LED will also
illuminate continuously.
Depress the indicator button to turn off the indicator and
the associated LED
CAUTION!
If the LED flashes rapidly either a total short circuit, a single
lamp open circuit or a total open circuit in the left or right
indicator circuit has been detected
Main lights:
To turn on the wheelchairs lights operate this button, the
associated LED will illuminate continuously.
Depress the light button to turn off the lights and the
associated LED
CAUTION!
If the LED flashes a short circuit in the lighting circuit has
been detected.
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Hazard warning lights:
To turn on the wheelchairs hazard warning lights operate
this button, the associated LED will flash at the same rate.
The left and right turn indicator LEDs will also flash.
Depress the hazard warning button to turn off the lights
and the associated LED.
CAUTION!
If the LED flashes rapidly either a total short circuit, a
single lamp open circuit or a total open circuit in the entire
indicator circuit has been detected
Actuator button and LEDs:
Depending on whether your wheelchair is fitted with one or
two actuators the operation of this button will differ.
Wheelchairs with one actuator
Depressing the actuator button will enter actuator
adjustment mode. This will be indicated by the illumination
of both actuator LED’s. Actuator adjustment can then be
made by deflecting the joystick forwards or backwards. To
re enter drive mode, depress either actuator button
Wheelchairs with two actuators
Depressing the actuator button will enter actuator
adjustment mode. Depressing the button once illuminates
the left LED, and deflection of the joystick will adjust the
actuator motor connected to that channel. If the right
button is depressed the associated LED will be illuminated,
and deflection of the joystick will adjust the actuator motor
connected to the other channel.
To re enter drive mode, depress the selected actuator
button, as indicated by the associated LED
It is also possible to select the other actuator by left or right
movements of the joystick
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
7.3 VR2 Dual control unit
Maximum speed button and indicator:
Control button and indicator:
This shows which joystick has control. If the red wheelchair
light is on the wheelchair occupants joystick has control. If
the green attendant light is on the dual attendant systems
joystick has control. The button is used to transfer control
between the two choices
when the dual attendant system has control. There are five
settings - setting 1 is the slowest speed and setting 5 is
the highest speed. The speed setting is changed with the
speed button.
Actuator button and LED:
All VR2 dual attendant systems have an actuator button
fitted as standard.
NOTE: If the VR2 is programmed with no actuators then
this button has no function.
Wheelchairs with one actuator:
Depressing the actuator button once will enter actuator
adjustment mode. This will be indicated by the illumination
of both actuator LED’s. Actuator adjustment can then be
made by deflecting the joystick forwards and backwards.
To re enter drive mode, depress either the actuator button
or the speed button
This shows the maximum speed setting for the wheelchair
NOTE: If the control system is programmed for drive profile
operation, then the dual attendant system speed adjuster
will only adjust the speed within the selected profile.
NOTE: Changing between drive profiles can only be
achieved using the VR2
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
Wheelchairs with two actuators:
Depressing the actuator button will enter actuator adjustment
mode. Depressing the button once illuminates the left LED
and deflection of the joystick forwards or backwards will
adjust the actuator connected to that channel. Selection
between the two actuators is achieved by deflecting the
joystick to the left and right. As the actuator selected
changes so will the LED which illuminates. Left for actuator
1 and right for actuator 2
To re enter drive mode, depress either the actuator buttonor
the speed button
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Fig.7.1
JOYSTICK
CONTROL PANEL
CHARGER &
PROGRAMMING
SOCKET
BATTERY GAUGE
HAZARDS BUTTON
ON-OFF
BUTTON
LIGHTS BUTTON
MAX. SPEED/
PROFILE
INDICATION
HORN
BUTTON
ACTUATOR
BUTTON
SPEED/
PROFILE
INCREASE
BUTTON
SPEED/PROFILE DECREASE BUTTON
VR2 CONTROL PANEL LAYOUT
JOYSTICK
INDICATOR BUTTONS
VR2-L CONTROL PANEL LAYOUT
SPEED INDICATOR
MAX. SPEED BUTTON
CONTROL PANEL
ACTUATOR BUTTON
VR2 DUAL CONTROL UNIT
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CONTROL
BUTTON
8 Troubleshooting using the VR2 Hand Control
WARNING!
Always consult your Sunrise Medical authorised dealer
when a diagnostic fault has appeared on your hand
control.
The battery gauge and maximum speed/profile indicator
show the status of the control system.
Battery Gauge is steady:
This indicates that everything is OK.
Battery Gauge flashes slowly:
The control system is functioning correctly but the batteries
need charging as soon as possible.
Battery Gauge steps up:
The wheelchair batteries are being charged. You will
not be able to drive the wheelchair until the charger is
disconnected and you have switched the control system off
and on again.
Battery Gauge flashes rapidly even with the joystick
released:
The control system safety circuits have operated and
the control system has been prevented from moving the
wheelchair.
This indicates a system trip. i.e. the VR2 has detected a
problem somewhere in the wheelchairs electrical system.
• Switch off the control system
• Make sure that all connectors on the wheelchair and
the control system are mated securely.
• Check the condition of the battery
• If you can’t find the problem, try the self help guide
given over the page, (Fig.8.1)
• Switch on the control system again and try to drive the
wheelchair.
Self help guide: (Fig.8.1, overleaf).
If a system trip occurs you can find out what has happened
by counting the number of bars on the battery gauge that
are flashing.
Go to the number on the list which matches the number of
flashing bars and follow the instructions.
Slow or sluggish movement:
If the wheelchair does not travel at full speed or does not
respond quickly enough and the battery condition is good,
check the maximum speed setting. If adjusting the speed
setting does not remedy the problem then there may be a
non hazardous fault.
Consult your Sunrise Medical Authorised Dealer.
Speed / Profile Indicator ripples up and down:
This indicates the control system is locked, refer to section
7.1. for details on how to unlock the control system.
Speed / Profile Indicator flashes:
This indicates that the speed of the wheelchair is being
limited for safety reasons. The exact cause will depend on
the build of the chair but usually indicates that the seat is
elevated.
Actuator LED flashes:
This indicates that the actuators may be inhibited in one or
both directions.
Consult your Sunrise Medical Authorised Dealer.
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
WARNING!
If the safety circuits operate again, switch off and do not try
to use the wheelchair.
Contact your Sunrise Medical Authorised Dealer.
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Self Help Guide, (Fig.8.1).
Fault code
Possible cause
Fig.8.1
The batteries need charging, or there is a bad connection to the battery. Check the connections to
the battery. If the connections are good, try charging the batteries
The left hand motor has a bad connection. Check the connections to the left hand motor.
The left hand motor has a short circuit to a battery connection. Contact your Sunrise Medical
Authorised Dealer
The right hand motor has a bad connection. Check the connections to the right hand motor.
The right hand motor has a short circuit to a battery connection. Contact your Sunrise Medical
Authorised Dealer
The wheelchair is being prevented from driving by an external signal. One possibility is that the
battery charger is plugged in.
A joystick fault is indicated. Make sure that the joystick is in the centre position before switching on
the control system
A control system fault is indicated. Make sure the control system connections are secure.
The parking brakes have a bad connection. Check the parking brake and the motor connections.
Make sure that the control system connections are secure
An excessive voltage has been applied to the control system. This is usually caused by a poor
battery connection. Check the battery connections
+S
+A
S=Speed indicator LED’s
A communication fault is indicated. Make sure that the joystick cable is securely connected
and not damaged
A=Actuator LED’s
An actuator trip is indicated. If more than one actuator is fitted, check which actuator is not
working. Check the actuator wiring.
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for details.
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9 Controller Mounts
9.3 Parallel swing-away control:
9.1 General warnings:
WARNINGS!
WARNINGS!
•
•
•
•
Do not replace the joystick knob with any unauthorised
item. It may cause hazardous operation and loss of
control of the chair.
It is important that the joystick boot is replaced if it is
torn or brittle; failure to do so could cause substance
damage to the controller and unexpected movement of
the chair.
Ensure that you always have comfortable access to
the controls whilst the chair is moving and make sure
that the controller is fixed securely to the chair.
9.2 Attendant control:
•
•
•
•
•
WARNINGS!
•
•
•
Ensure that you set the speed of the attendant control
to a speed that you can comfortably follow.
Always turn off the power to the controller when leaving
the user in the chair. (Fig.9.1).
Before adjusting the swing-away arm, switch off the
controller to avoid accidental displacement of the
joystick which would cause unwanted movement of
your wheelchair.
Keep your fingers and clothing, etc. clear while
operating the swing-away mechanism.
Be aware that the width of your chair has increased
if the swing-away arm is out and you may not get
between certain obstacles.
Do not hang any items on or over the parallel swingaway remote assembly as this could damage the
swing-away mechanism.
When transferring to and from the wheelchair do not
use the remote as a means of support.
Ensure the power is switched off while adjusting the
parallel swing-away arm.
Only operate the wheelchair at low manoeuvring speed
when the parallel swing-away is in use, (Fig.9.2).
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
Fig.9.2
Fig.9.1
Attendant control
Parallel swing-away control
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10 Batteries and charging
Fig.10.1
WARNING!
Please read the owner’s manual supplied with the charger
carefully.
WARNING!
Do not expose any part of the battery to direct heat (i.e.
naked ­flame, gas fire).
WARNING!
When charging always place your charger on a hard
surface in a room with good ventilation.
Fig.10.2
WARNING!
You should not charge your batteries in outdoor
conditions.
10.1 Batteries Salsa (Fig. 10.1 - 10.5)
The batteries are contained within the drive unit located
under the battery shroud.
To remove the batteries, should they require changing or
maintenance:
• Release the two handle screws at the rear of the drive
base, which holds the rear cover plate.
• Pull the plate off.
• Disconnect the RED 2 pin Anderson connector.
• Disconnect the GREY 2 pin Anderson connectors from
each battery.
• Pull the battery tray out backwards until it hits the
mechanical stop. While pulling the tray out it falls
automatically onto the anti-tip wheel for support and
ease of operation.
• There are straps available on each battery where they
can be lifted out.
• To fit the batteries please proceed in the opposite
way.
Fig.10.3
Fig.10.4
Fig.10.5
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10.1.1 Batteries Salsa M (Fig. 10.6 - 10.12)
The batteries are contained within the drive unit located
under the battery shroud.
To remove the batteries:
• Release the two handle screws under the front of the
seat frame that connect the seat frame with the seat
module interface.
• Release and hold the safety locking pin.
• Flip the seat frame backwards and secure it with the
safety bar, (like the bonnet of a car).
• Ensure the plastic cap is pushed over the tube to
secure the safety bar.
• Lift off the battery lid.
• Disconnect the 2 pin Anderson connectors from each
battery.
• There are straps available on each battery where they
can be lifted out with the front battery being removed
first.
• To fit the batteries please proceed in the opposite
way.
Fig.10.8
Fig.10.9
WARNING!
The plastic cap should always be pushed over the tube
when the safety bar is used.
Fig.10.10
Fig.10.6
Fig.10.11
Fig.10.7
Fig.10.12
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10.2 Safety cut-outs
In the event of a short circuit there are several safety
systems built into your wheelchair to safeguard your
electrical circuits.
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Fusible 150A links are connected into the battery
harnesses to protect the batteries and wiring.
A 70A re sett fuse. This is located on the front left side
of the battery compartment.
A 15A fusible link. (When Quickie Direct Actuator
Control Box is fitted or other modules requiring auxiliary
power). This is located behind the front shroud.
To replace them contact your Sunrise Medical authorised
dealer, who will also diagnose the fault.
R-net Control
Please refer to your R-net Owner’s Manual for
details.
10.3 General battery information
Batteries are the power source for almost all of the modern
mobility products available today. The design of batteries
used in mobility products is significantly different to the
batteries used to start a car for example. Car batteries are
designed to release a large ­amount of power over a short
period of time, whilst mobility batteries (commonly called
deep cycle batteries) release their power evenly, over a
long period of time. Therefore, due to the lower production
volumes and increased technological requirements,
mobility batteries are typically more expensive.
Commonly two 12 volt batteries are used together in a
mobility product, giving a total voltage of 24 volts. The
size of the battery (e.g. its available power) is expressed
in amps per hour e.g. 80amp/hr. The higher the number,
the bigger the battery size, weight and, potentially, the
greater the distance you can travel. Sunrise Medical only
fit as standard maintenance free batteries into these types
of wheelchairs.
10.4 Maintenance free batteries
This type of battery uses a method of carrying the electrolyte
commonly referred to as ‘gel’, that is held within the battery
case. As the name implies, no maintenance is required
other than regular charging. You can safely transport this
type of battery without fear of acid spilling. Furthermore,
they are approved for transportation on aircraft, trains and
ships.
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10.5 Battery care
Below is set out a battery care plan for maintenance free
batteries. This has been agreed between Sunrise Medical
and the battery manufacturers, to enable you to get the best
out of your batteries. If a different care plan is followed, this
may result in lower than expected performance from your
mobility vehicle.
10.6 Maintenance free battery care plan
WARNING!
Only use an approved Sunrise Medical charger compatible
with the vehicle to be charged.
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Charge your batteries every night, regardless of the
amount of use your mobility device has had during the
day.
Do not interrupt the charging cycle.
If your mobility device is not required for use, it should
remain connected to the charger until required. This
will not damage your batteries, as long as the mains
socket/plug is left switched on. Turning the mains
socket/plug off, but leaving the mains cable plugged in
will eventually deplete your battery charge.
If you intend to leave your vehicle for an extended
period (more than 15 days) charge the batteries fully
and then disconnect the main battery lead.
CAUTION!
Failure to allow for recharge will damage the batteries and
can lead to shortened distances and premature failure.
CAUTION!
Do not top up the charge of your batteries during the day.
Wait until the evening for a full overnight charge.
As a general rule, maintenance free batteries take longer
to fully charge than lead acid batteries.
The battery terminals need to be checked regularly for signs
of corrosion. If any corrosion is apparent, then clean the
terminals completely (a wire brush is ideal) and re-grease
the terminal using Vaseline petroleum jelly, not ordinary
grease. Ensure that the terminal nut and bolt, cable clip
and exposed cable are completely covered with jelly.
Following all the points above should result in a healthier
­battery, greater range for the vehicle user and a longer life
for your batteries.
Return the batteries back to Sunrise Medical or directly to
the battery manufacturer for recycling, when they no longer
hold charge.
10.7 General charger information
The external charger has been designed to charge two
12V Gel type batteries connected in series (= 24 V).
Fig.10.13
10.8 Charger safety features
The chargers have features which prevent hazards or
accidents occurring as a result of connecting batteries the
wrong way round, overheating caused by fault conditions
or attempting to charge wrong voltage batteries.
The majority of charger sizes are electrically double
insulated and no earth connection is required. Some larger
sizes may be electrically earthed and this will be clearly
stated on the label.
The 3 pin UK mains input plug contains a replaceable fuse.
The rating of this fuse is shown on the charger label.
WARNING!
Always replace with the same type and size of fuse as
specified. Fitting of different fuses can result in damage to
the charger or failure of the charger to operate properly.
If your charger has been specified for use in Continental
Europe it will contain a European two pin plug which does
not have a fuse. In this case the fuse is located in the fascia
panel of the charger.
10.9 Connecting the charger and charging
The wheelchair can be charged via the charger socket at
the front of the VR2 remote control. (Fig.10.13).
Connect the charger to the mains supply by means of the
mains plug and switch on.
CAUTION!
10.10 Charger safety and caution notes
WARNING!
The charger is designed for indoor use. Do not use outdoors
or expose to rain, snow, spray or moisture.
WARNING!
When buying replacement batteries or charger always
consult your Sunrise Medical service agent.
WARNING!
The charger may be used with other brands of Gel type
batteries, subject to written confirmation from the Technical
Department of Sunrise Medical.
Do not leave the charger connected to the battery with the
mains disconnected or switch­ed off. This could result in
damage to your battery being caused by deep discharge
over a period of time.
WARNING!
Always switch the battery charger off at the mains before
connecting or disconnecting it to the wheelchair.
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10.11 The range of your vehicle
Most manufacturers of mobility products state the range
of their vehicles either in the sales literature or within the
Owner’s Manual. The range stated sometimes differs from
manufacturer to manufacturer even though the battery size
is the same. Sunrise Medical measure the range of their
vehicles in a consistent and uniform manner, but variances
still occur due to motor efficiencies and overall product
load weight.
The range figures are calculated to I.S.O. Standard 7176.
Part 4: Wheelchair Energy Consumption Theoretical
Range
This test is carried out in controlled conditions with new, fully
charg­ed batteries, on a level test surface and a user weight of
100 kg. The range figures stated should be seen as a
theoretical maximum and could be reduced if any single, or
combination, of the following circumstances occur:
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User weight heavier than 100 kg.
Batteries whose age and condition are less than
perfect.
The terrain is difficult e.g. very hilly, sloping, muddy
ground, ­gravel, grass, snow and ice.
The vehicle climbs kerbs regularly.
The ambient temperature is very hot or very cold.
Incorrect tyre pressures in one or more tyres.
Lots of start/stop driving.
Also thick pile carpets within the home can affect
range.
Use of additional power consumption options (e.g.
light, actuators, etc.)
The battery sizes available on each Sunrise Medical
product should give sufficient range to cope with the
majority of customer’s lifestyles.
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10.12 Common battery statements
Over the years, battery technology has moved forward but,
unfortunately, some of the advice given on battery care
has not. This has resulted in a number of confused and at
times contradictory instructions on the ‘best’ way to care
for your batteries.
This section will help to dispel some of these myths and
legends.
WARNINGS!
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To reduce the risk of damage to electric plug and cord,
pull by the plug rather than the cord when disconnecting
the charger.
Make sure the cord is located so that it will not be
stepped on, tripped over or otherwise subjected to
damage or stress.
WARNINGS!
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An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely
necessary.
Use of an improper extension cord could result in a risk
of fire and electric shock.
If any extension cord must be used, make sure the
pins on the plug of the extension cord are the same
number, size and shape as those of the plug on the
charger; and that the extension cord is properly wired
and in good electrical condition.
Do not rest a battery on top of the charger.
Do not stand the charger on a carpet or other soft
surface. Always place it on a hard flat surface.
Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp
blow, been dropped or otherwise damaged in any way.
Take it to a qualified technician.
Do not disassemble charger; only have it repaired by
the manufacturers. Incorrect re-assembly may result in
a risk of electric shock or fire.
To reduce the risk of an electric shock, unplug
the charger from the outlet before attempting any
maintenance or cleaning. Turning off the controls will
not reduce the risk.
Never place the charger directly above the battery
being charg­ed; gases from the battery will corrode and
damage the charger.
Never smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of
battery or charger.
Be extra cautious to reduce the risk of dropping a metal
tool onto the battery. It could spark or short circuit the
battery or other electrical parts that may cause an
explosion. Also take off all personal metal effects and
dangling objects when working on the battery.
Never
charge
a
frozen
battery.
A
fully
charged battery will rarely freeze but the
electrolyte of a discharged battery can freeze
at -9° Centigrade. Any battery that is suspected of
being frozen should be thawed completely before
charging.
Never sit with the charger on your lap when charging
your batteries.
The charger casing will get hot during its normal
operation.
10.13 Battery warranty
Battery warranties are subject to periods set by the
manufacturers. However, most of these warranties are
subject to a wear and tear clause, and if you genuinely
wear out your batteries in 6 months, it will not be possible
to obtain a replacement under warranty.
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11 Transportation
WARNINGS!
A wheelchair secured in a vehicle will not provide the
equivalent level of safety and security of a vehicle seating
system. Sunrise Medical recommends that the user
transfers to the vehicle seating and uses the vehicleinstalled restraint system wherever possible. Sunrise
Medical recognises that it is not always practical for the
user to be transferred and in these circumstances, where
the user must be transported whilst in the wheelchair, the
following advice must be followed:
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WARNING!
11.1 Transportation warnings:
WARNINGS!
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Alterations or substitutions must not be made to
the wheelchair securement points or to structural
and frame or components without consulting the
manufacturer. Failure to do so will invalidate the ability
of the wheelchair to be transported within a vehicle.
The wheelchair should be inspected by a Sunrise
Medical authorised dealer before re-use following
involvement in any type of vehicle impact.
The occupied wheelchair must be located in a forward
facing position and secured by the wheelchair tie down
and occupant restraint straps (WTORS), meeting the
requirements of ISO 10542 or SAEJ2249 in accordance
with the WTORS manufacturer’s instructions. Refer
to the section ‘Tie Down Instructions’ for further
information on transporting your wheelchair.
The wheelchair’s use in other positions within a
vehicle has not been tested e.g. transportation in a
side facing position must not be carried out under any
circumstances, (Fig 11.1).
Wherever possible remove and stow safely away from
the wheelchair, all auxiliary equipment, for example,
Kerb climbers, Tray tables, Crutches & Loose
cushions.
Both pelvic and upper torso restraint belts must be used to
restrain the occupant to reduce the possibility of head and
chest impacts with the vehicle components, (Fig 11.2).
Fig.11.2
WARNINGS!
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Fig.11.1
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This wheelchair has been successfully crash tested.
Sunrise Medical recommends that you use a suitably
positioned headrest when being transported in the
wheelchair. However it is highly recommended that as
a preference you transfer from your wheelchair to a
seat within the motor vehicle.
Postural supports (lap straps, lap belts) should not be
used or relied on for occupant restraint in a moving
vehicle unless they are labelled as meeting the
requirements specified in ISO 7176-19:2008 or SAE
J2249.
Spill proof sealed batteries such as “gelled electrolyte”
or “AGM” must be installed on powered wheelchairs
when used in a motor vehicle.
WARNINGS!
11.2 Occupant restraint instructions
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WARNINGS!
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The pelvic restraint belt must be worn low across the
front of the pelvis (Fig 11.2) so that the angle of the
pelvic belt is within the preferred zone of 30° to 75° to
the horizontal, (Fig 11.3).
A steeper (greater) angle within the preferred zone is
desirable i.e. closer to, but never exceeding 75°.
Restraint belts must not be held away from the body by
wheelchair components or parts such as the armrests
or wheels, (Fig 11.4).
The upper torso restraint belt must fit over the shoulder
and across the chest as illustrated, (Fig 11.5).
Restraint belts must be adjusted as tightly as possible
consistent with user comfort.
Restraint belt webbing must not be twisted when in
use.
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Restraints should not be held away from body by
wheelchair components such as armrests or wheels.
Headrest should be positioned to support the back of
the head fully and not rest in the nape of the neck.
Pelvic restraints should make full contact across the
front of the body near the junction of the thigh and
pelvis
Fig.11.4
Fig.11.3
Fig.11.5
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11.3 Crash testing on the SALSA
A representative SALSA & SALSA M wheelchair has
been tested in accordance with the dynamic performance
requirements specified in ISO 7176-19:2001 “Wheeled
Mobility Devices for use in Motor Vehicles” using a Q
straint 6 point strap restraint system with double straps at
the rear which conform to ISO 10542 or SAE J2249 and
was used in accordance with the WTORS manufacturer’s
instructions.
The Q straint restraint system was used for these tests.
However other restraint systems can be used as long as
they conform to ISO 10542 or SAE J2249 and are used in
accordance with the WTORS manufacturer’s instructions.
They must also be checked to make sure that they are
sufficiently specified for the weight of the wheelchair and
rider
Fig.11.7
Fig.11.8
WARNINGS!
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All restraint systems must conform to ISO 10542 or
SAE J2249.
All restraint systems must be used in accordance with
the WTORS manufacturer’s instructions.
All restraint systems must be checked to make sure
that they are sufficiently specified for the weight of the
wheelchair and rider
11.4 The tie down label and placement
The label shown in Fig 11.6 is used to identify the tie down
points on all chair models.
Fig. 11.7 - 11.10 show the tie down label placements on the
SALSA & SALSA M.
Fig.11.9
Fig.11.6
Fig.11.10
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11.5 Securing the wheelchair into the vehicle (Fig.
11.11 - 11.16)
Fig.11.13
WARNING!
The SALSA wheelchairs (RWD/MWD) require a sixpoint tie down system for transportation as shown in the
photographs.
On the left rear side:
• Use one of the rear tie down restraints, attach it as
close as possible on the left rear mounting bracket to
an angle of 45°, and tighten securely in accordance
with the restraint manufacturers’ instructions.
• The second rear tie down restraint should be
mounted behind the first restraint and away from the
wheelchair.
On the right rear side:
Repeat with the remaining 2 rear straps and attach to the
right rear mounting bracket.
Fig.11.14
At the front:
Attach one front strap to each front tie down point obtaining
an angle as close to 45° as possible.
WARNINGS!
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All seating must be returned to its home position with
the seat lift fully down and the backrest fully upright.
Always make sure that the wheelchair is not left in
freewheel.
Fig.11.11
Fig.11.15
Fig.11.12
Fig.11.16
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12 Maintenance and Cleaning
12.3
Drive wheel tyre repair
WARNING!
CAUTION!
It is important that you follow the following cleaning and
maintenance schedule in order to keep your wheelchair in
tip top condition.
Wheel removal and tyre changing is a safety critical task.
If you do not feel confident in carrying out the following
instructions, please contact your Sunrise Medical Approved
Dealer.
12.1 Tyre maintenance and pressures
•
WARNING!
If pneumatic tyres are fitted to your wheelchair it is important
to regularly check the air pressure and for signs of wear.
CAUTION!
The correct pressures are between the minimum of 137
kilo Pascals (20 psi, 1.37 bar) and the maximum 241 kilo
Pascals (35 psi, 2.41 bar) for rear and front wheels (see
side of tyre).
The pressure will need to vary, depending on the weight of
the user.
WARNING!
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IT IS IMPORTANT that wheels on a common axle are
inflated to the same pressure as a pair, and likewise
the rear.
The inflator pump provides the safest method of
inflating your wheelchair tyres and the pressure can
be checked with a standard motor vehicle pressure
gauge.
Do not inflate beyond the maximum allowed tyre
pressure.
12.2
Tyre wear
WARNING!
Check the tyres weekly.
Bald or damaged tyres can cause punctures or reduce
traction, both of these problems can lead to loss of control
of the wheelchair.
When inspecting the tyres for signs of wear, look for
significant scuff marks, cuts and a diminished tyre tread.
Tyres will need to be changed when such damage is
evident or if the tread cannot be seen over the complete
surface of the tyre.
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Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the slot & lever the
hub cap off, (Fig12.1).
With the drive wheels still on the ground, use a 6.0mm
Allen key to loosen the FOUR studs, (Fig.12.2).
Lift the wheel off the ground & secure the chair with
blocks or stands, (Fig.12.3).
Use a 6.0mm Allen key to remove the loosened studs,
(Fig12.4).
Lift the drive wheel off the hub, (Fig.12.5).
Remove the spacer, (Fig.12.6, 14” wheel only).
Ensure any remaining air is expelled by pressing the
valve with a small screwdriver and squeezing the tyre,
(Fig.12.7).
Use a 6.0mm Allen key to undo the FIVE rim studs,
(Fig12.8).
Lift the tyre and tube off the outer rim, (Fig.12.9).
Gently get hold of the inner tube just behind the valve.
Carefully feed the tube out of the tyre, (Fig.12.10).
To refit
• Place the tube inside the tyre & rest it on the outer rim
• With the valve stem aligned with the cut out in the rim.
Face the valve stem outward, (Fig.12.11).
• Place the inner rim over the tyre, tube & outer rim. Align
the cut out to fit over the valve stem & match it up to the
cut out in the outer rim, (Fig.12.12).
• Make sure the stud mounts are in line on both rims.
• Tighten the studs in the sequence shown earlier taking
care not to pinch the tube.
• Slowly inflate to the pressure marked on the tyre.
• Refit the wheel back onto the motor shaft and fix it
safely with the 4-bolts to a torque of 47Nm.
In case a solid tyre is used the wheel needs to be replaced
as a complete assembly.
The SALSA solid tyre drive wheel can be removed
and repaired/exchanged by following the procedure for
removing the drive wheel, as above.
Fig.12.1
Fig.12.5
Fig.12.2
Fig.12.6
Fig.12.3
Fig.12.7
Fig.12.4
Fig.12.8
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Fig.12.9
12.4 Removing the castor wheel
WARNING!
Castor wheel removal is a safety critical task. If you do not
feel confident in carrying out the following instructions,
please contact your Sunrise Medical Approved Dealer.
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Fig.12.10
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Note which one of the two holes is used to mount the
castor wheel.
Ensure that both castors use the same mount
position.
Depending on the castor wheel type use two 5 mm
hex keys or two 13 mm spanners to undo the axle bolt,
(Fig.12.13 & 12.14).
Remove the nyloc nut in case of the hex bolt type.
Always use a new nyloc nut when refitting.
There is an enclosed spacer between the wheel
bearings. When refitting do not try to force the bolt
through. Gently move the wheel back and forth until
the bolt slips through.
Withdraw the outer spacer, (Fig.12.15).
Withdraw the axle bolt, (Fig.12.16).
Remove the castor wheel.
To refit, reverse the above procedure.
Tighten to a torque of 19Nm.
Fig.12.11
Fig.12.13
Fig.12.12
Fig.12.14
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Fig.12.15
12.6 Inspection of the upholstery/seating
Tears, dents, wearing or slackening of upholstery
particularly near to metal could result in poor posture or
lower levels of comfort and pressure relief.
12.7 Cleaning seating
• You can wash all parts of the covers with a gentlewash detergent at 40°C.
• You can spin-dry the covers.
CAUTION!
Do not dry the covers in a dryer.
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Fig.12.16
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You can remove all parts of the covers independently
of each other and wash them separately.
Take out the foam inlays prior to washing and close the
Velcro fasteners.
Where upholstery cannot be removed, clean regularly
to prevent build up or soiling.
Clean with a damp soapy cloth however disinfectants
may be used in dilution as specified by their
manufacturer. Ensure surfaces are rinsed well with
clean water and dried thoroughly.
WARNING
Do not use a hose or a pressure washer to clean your
chair.
12.5 Cleaning your wheelchair
The wheelchair should be wiped over once per week with
a slightly damp, not wet, cloth and any fluff or dust that has
accumulated around the motors should be blown or dusted
away.
Make sure that you dry all parts of your wheelchair if it
becomes wet or damp after cleaning or if it is used in a wet
or damp atmosphere.
WARNING!
It is important that should the wheelchair be used by more
than one person it is cleaned thoroughly to ensure there is
no cross infection.
Cleaning instructions for Comfort seating:
• Clean regularly to prevent build up or soiling.
• Clean with a damp soapy cloth and rinse well with
clean water.
• Dry the surface thoroughly.
• A soft brush with soapy water may be used to remove
stubborn dirt. Ensure surfaces are then rinsed and
dried.
Some chemical colourings, e.g. ball point pen, food
colourings or clothes dyes should be removed immediately
to prevent long term staining.
CAUTION!
Do not use solvents, bleaches, abrasives, synthetic
detergents, wax polishes or aerosols. Disinfectants may
be used in dilution as specified by their manufacturer.
Ensure surfaces are then rinsed with clean water and dried
thoroughly.
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12.8 Cleaning controls
Clean the control system and the joystick with a cloth
dampened with diluted detergent.
CAUTION!
Be careful when cleaning the joystick.
Never use abrasive or spirit based cleaners
Speciality controls
Ensure that wafer boards, joysticks (all variants), head
arrays and switches (all variants) are cleaned with a mild
disinfectant and a cleaning cloth to avoid any cross infection
possibilities. Following removal from chair regularly wash
the sip & puff mouth piece and tube to maintain cleanliness
and functionality.
WARNING!
Ensure control is switched off before cleaning.
12.9 Lighting bulb exchange procedure
WARNING!
Maintaining lights and indicators is a safety critical task.
If you do not feel confident in carrying out the following
instructions, please contact your Sunrise Medical Approved
Dealer.
If bulbs of your lights and indicator system show a defect,
please proceed in the following way:
Front lights and indicators (TUV std. light type):
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Use a cross head screw driver to release the screw of
the light or indicator glass.
Take the glass off. This gives you access to the bulbs.
For the TUV lights 12V/3W bulbs with an E12 thread
are required
For the TUV indicators 12V/5W bulbs with a 90°
bayonet socket are required
Rear lights and indicators (TUV std. light type):
• Lift the red or orange glass of the light carefully off the
socket.
• If a bulb needs to be replaced 12V/5W cylindrical,
capless is required.
CAUTION!
We recommend the use of Sunrise Medical authorised
spare parts only.
NOTE: Be advised that all lighting circuits are electronically
protect­ed. In the event of a short circuit current will be
limited to a safe level. Once the fault is removed the system
resets automatically.
12.10 Electrical connections
When inspecting electrical connections, pay attention to
the battery connections, the connection of batteries to
power loom and plug in sockets for the joystick, control box
and lights and indicators.
12.11 How to connect the cables to the batteries
Also refer to section 10
WARNINGS!
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If you are in any doubt, please contact your Sunrise
Medical authorised dealer.
Batteries are heavy, please use correct lifting
techniques and always use the straps provided to lift
the batteries.
No smoking.
Remove any conductive jewellery such as neck chains,
bracelets, watches etc.
Before connecting the battery terminals it is very
important to identify the correct connection for each
battery terminal. Failure to adhere to this will result in
the wheelchair not functioning or a ruptured fuse.
Connect all battery terminals before inserting the
connectors.
After connecting battery terminals and connectors
ensure all wiring is tidy and cannot get entangled in
any moving parts.
SALSA
Parts in the battery box, (Fig.12.22):
• Sliding support tray for 2 x 12V batteries.
• 2 x battery looms with fuse and ring terminals.
• Battery link harness with red and grey connectors.
Accessing the Batteries
• Undo the TWO securing knobs on the rear cover,
(Fig.12.17).
• The TWO battery connector plugs are visible.
• Disconnect the RED plug.
• Disconnect the GREY plug, (Fig.12.18).
• Grab the rear chassis between the stabiliser wheels
& pull backwards. The battery tray will slide out,
(Fig.12.19).
• Handle the batteries using the straps provided.
• Always use correct lifting techniques as batteries are
heavy.
The two battery looms are identical. One is required to be
connected to each battery:
• To disconnect the batteries, lift up the insulator sleeve
& use 11.0mm spanner to undo the bolt. Always fit the
insulator sleeve when reinstalling, (Fig.12.20).
• The red wire containing the 150A fuse connects to the
battery Positive (+) terminal, (Fig.12.21).
• The other black wire connects to the battery Negative
(-) terminal, (Fig.12.20)
• The battery terminals must be covered after connection
with the caps provided on the cable.
• Both batteries are fitted to the battery tray with the
terminals rear-most, so that the grey connectors can
be mated with the battery link harness.
• Ensure the link harness is secured in the slots provided
in the tray.
• If you are in any doubt, please contact your Sunrise
Medical authorised dealer.
Fig.12.18
Fig.12.19
Fig.12.20
Fig.12.21
Fig.12.17
Fig.12.22
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Parts in the battery box, (Fig.12.22):
• Plastic battery box cover for 2 x 12V batteries.
• 2 x battery looms with fuse and ring terminals.
• Battery link harness with red and grey connectors.
Accessing the Batteries
• Locate & loosen the 2 hand wheels at the front of the
power base, (Fig.12.23).
• Pull the spring loaded catch, (Fig.12.24).
• Carefully tilt the seat back, (Fig.12.25).
• Support the seat with the seat stay, (Fig.12.25).
• Ensure the plastic cap, clips over the end to secure
the seat.
• The Battery Cover is secured by 6 plastic rivets. Use a
flat blade screw driver to lift out the rivets.
• Lift the Battery Cover clear.
• Disconnect the GREY plug on the front battery.
• Lift the front battery out using the lifting straps provided.
• Disconnect the GREY plug on the rear battery,
(Fig.12.26).
• Lift the rear battery out using the lifting straps provided, (Fig.12.27).
• Peel back 1 cover and using 2 x 13.0mm spanners,
undo & remove the terminal bolt. Repeat for the other
terminal/battery, (Fig.12.28).
• On refitting, the battery terminals must be covered
after connection with the caps provided on the cable,
(Fig.12.29).
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Fig.12.25
Fig.12.26
Fig.12.27
Fig.12.23
Fig.12.28
Fig.12.24
Fig.12.29
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12.12 Controller access
To access the controller on the SALSA (RWD) take the
front shroud on the base between the front castor wheels
off (Fig. 12.30 - 12.31).
Fig.12.30
To access the controller on the SALSA M (MWD) take the
rear shroud on the base between the rear castor wheels off
(Fig. 12.32 - 12.33)
12.13 Storage
When storing your wheelchair for long periods of time (in
excess of one week) first fully charge, and then disconnect
the batteries, to minimise battery discharge.
Fig.12.31
CAUTION!
Never store your wheelchair in direct sunlight or in a damp/
outdoor environment. It might bleach plastic parts and
components.
12.14 Authorised Sunrise Medical service agents
The annual full service must be performed by an approved
Sunrise Medical authorised dealer. For a list of approved
authorised dealers in your area please contact Sunrise
Medical Customer Service on this telephone number:
01384 44 66 66
Fig.12.32
Fig.12.33
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12.15 Recommended maintenance routines
(Fig12.35)
Tools required:
Battery charger, Tyre pump, Wire brush, Petroleum jelly
Cleaning cloth and dilute disinfectant.
WARNING!
If in any doubt about performing any maintenance on
your wheelchair, contact your Sunrise Medical authorised
dealer.
Daily checks:
With the control system switched off, check that the joystick
is not bent or damaged and that it returns to the centre
when you push and release it.
CAUTION!
Please refer to the table below, (Fig.12.34), for any
information about Torques.
Fastener Matrix
M3 Bolt / Stud
M4 Bolt / Stud
M5 Bolt / Stud
M6 Bolt / Stud
1
2.5 - 3
5-6
9 - 10
M8 Bolt / Stud
19 - 20 (15 Nm for all
backrest screws)
M10 Bolt / Stud
30 Nm (5Nm on manual
& electric backrest recline
actuator)
M12 Bolt / Stud
M16 Bolt / Stud
No6 Screw
47.5
54
1.5
Castor fork nut & bolt
25
Castor wheel axle studs
19
Drive wheel hub studs
25
Weekly checks:
CAUTION!
Parking brake:
This test should be carried out on a level floor with at least
one metre clearance around the chair.
• Switch on the control system.
• Check that the battery gauge remains on, or flashes
slowly, after one second.
• Push the joystick slowly forwards until you hear the
parking brakes operate. The chair may start to move.
• Immediately release the joystick.
• You must be able to hear each parking brake operate
within a few seconds.
• Repeat the test a further 3 times, pushing the joystick
slowly backwards, left and right.
Connectors:
Make sure that all connectors are securely mated.
Cables:
Check the condition of all cables and connectors for
damage.
Joystick gaiter:
Check the thin rubber gaiter or boot around the base of the
joystick shaft for damage or splitting. Check visually only,
do not handle the gaiter.
Mounting:
Make sure that all components of the control system are
securely mounted. Do not over-tighten any securing
screws.
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Torque Setting (Nm)
Fig.12.34
The table shown in Fig.12.34 contains generic, (and some
specific), torque values set out as an industry standard.
There will be specific torque setting required for some tasks.
If specific torques are required, the value in each instance
will be contained within the text description, title or clearly
labelled within the photo.
NOTE: It will be necessary to use a torque wrench.
WARNINGS!
•
•
•
It is higly recommended that all specific instruction
manuals and safety recommendations supplied with the
torque wrench, should be read and understood before
such equioments is used.
It is recommended that all mandatory safety procedures
are strictly adhered to.
No responsibility is accepted by Sunrise Medical for
any consequence, directly or indirectly, resulting from
incorrect use of tools / equipment during any service
procedure pertaining to this or other Technical /
Workshop Manuals issued by Sunrise Medical.
12.16 Performance checks
After performing any maintenance or repairs on the
wheelchair you must make sure that it is functioning
correctly before it is used.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
CAUTION!
If you are in any doubt about the performance requirements
of your wheelchair contact your Sunrise Medical authorised
dealer.
Visually inspect the wheelchair to make sure the
legrests, armrests etc are correctly positioned and
attached to the wheelchair and all fasteners are
sufficiently tightened.
Make sure that the backrest is correctly fitted and
adjusted.
Make sure that all of the cushions are in place
Switch on the hand control – Do the lights flash? This
signifies that there is a fault in the electronic system.
Refer to section 8 for basic troubleshooting.
Perform the parking brake check.
Operate all of the electric options, including lights
and indicators (if fitted) to make sure that they work
correctly.
With the seating in an elevated position, drive the
wheelchair to make sure that the ‘creep’ mode works
which will slow the wheelchair.
Drive the wheelchair in each of the drive profiles to
make sure the wheelchair performs as it did before.
¯
Ensure all removable parts are securely fastened
¯
Check lapstrap for wear and make sure the buckle is operational
¯
Check tyres and inflate
Ensure lights and indicators are operational and clean
¯ ¯ ¯
Parking brake test
Ensure all cables and connectors are sound and are tidy and out of
the way
¯
Clean wheelchair and upholstery
¯
¯
Complete inspection, safety check and service should be made
by a Sunrise Medical authorised dealer
¯
Check upholstery, seating, headrests, armpads and calfpads for
wear
¯
Battery terminal inspection – Remove any corrosion and apply
Vaseline
Annually
¯
Check the joystick of the hand control is not bent or damaged
Six month
Check battery level indicator and charge if necessary
Quarterly
Daily
Maintenance & Inspection Schedule
Weekly
Fig.12.35
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13 Specification sheets (EN 12184 & ISO 7176-15)
Operating temperature: - 25°C to 50°C
Storage temperature: -40°C to 65°C
Moisture resistance: IPx4
No restrictions on humidity and air pressure
Manufacturers (Europe):
Sunrise Medical GmbH+Co.KG
Kahlbachring 2-4
69254 Malsch/Heidelberg
Deutschland
Model: Quickie Salsa (RWD)
Maximum occupant mass
(test dummy mass): 140 kg
The wheelchair Quickie
Salsa conforms to the
following standards:
a) requirements and test
methods for static, impact
and fatigue strengths
(ISO 7176-8)
b) power and control systems
for electric wheelchairs
requirements and test
methods (ISO 7176-14)
c) climatic test in accordance
with ISO 7176-9
d) requirements for
resistance to ignition in
accordance with
ISO 7176-16
e) the product is specified as
a Class B power chair
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ISO7176-15
Min.
Max.
Comments
Overall length (with legrest)
1100 mm
1140 mm
70° hanger
Overall width
580 mm
610 mm
12” / 14” wheels
Total mass (w. batteries)
114.5 kg
160 kg
without Balle/with Balle lift & tilt
Mass of the heaviest part
-
18.5 kg
Heaviest removable part
Static stability downhill
-
> 20°
0° tilt/0° recline/40 cm deep & 50
cm seat height
Static stability uphill
-
10.6°
9° tilt/16° recline& 45 cm seat
height
Static stability sideways
-
15.2°
0° tilt/0° recline/40 cm deep & 50
cm seat height
Energy consumption (max. range)
-
32
6 kph motor and 100 kg user
(ISO7176-4)
Dynamic stability uphill
-
8°
9° tilt/16° recline &max. seat
height (not with balle)
Obstacle climbing (with kerb climber)
85 mm
100 mm
Max. speed forward
6 kph
10 kph
6 kph motor & 12.5” wheels/ 10
kph motor & 14” wheels
Min. brake distance from max. speed
-
-
Dep. programming
Seat plane angle
0°
9°
mechanical, 3° increments
Effective seat depth
406 mm
508 mm
25 mm increments
Effective seat width
406 mm
508 mm
25 mm increments
Seat surface height at front edge
375 mm
520 mm
12” wheels / 385 mm 14” wheels
Backrest angle
-4°
16°
mechanical, 4° increments
Backrest height
457 mm
508 mm
25 mm increments
Footrest to seat distance
330 mm
505 mm
Leg to seat surface angle
110°
-
Armrest to seat distance
230 mm
305 mm
Front location of armrest structure
350 mm
425 mm
Min. turning radius
850 mm
910 mm
Nominal battery voltage
24V
-
Battery cut-off voltage
16V
-
Battery fusible links
-
-
150A in line fuse on each battery
Quickie Direct Actuator Control Box
fusible link
-
-
15A AST Mini Blade
Mass of the test dummy
-
140 kg
EN 12184
Min.
Max.
Comments
Max. kerb height
85 mm
100 mm
with kerb climber
Ground clearance
70 mm
80 mm
12” / 14”
Turning space
1200 mm
-
Speed control operation force
-
2N
Direction control operation force
-
1N
70° hanger
Model: Quickie Salsa M (MWD)
ISO7176-15
Min.
Max.
Comments
Overall length (with legrest)
-
1150 mm
with 70° hanger
Overall width
600 mm
660 mm
max. width with seat width adjusted to 51 cm
Total mass (w. batteries)
113 kg
145 kg
Mass of the heaviest part
-
98 kg
Chair with all no tool removal
parts taken off
Static stability downhill
-
17°
worst case 41 cm deep seat, 0°
tilt, -4° recline
Static stability uphill
-
9.5°
worst case 51 cm deep seat, 29°
tilt, 16° recline
The wheelchair Quickie
Salsa conforms to the
following standards:
Static stability sideways
-
13.9°
worst case 41 cm deep seat, 0°
tilt, 0° recline
Energy consumption (max. range)
-
26 km
a) requirements and test
methods for static, impact
and fatigue strengths
(ISO 7176-8)
Dynamic stability uphill
8°
9° tilt/16° recline &max. seat
height (not with balle)
Obstacle climbing (with kerb climber)
75 mm
Forward with 6 kph motors
b) power and control systems
for electric wheelchairs
requirements and test
methods (ISO 7176-14)
c) climatic test in accordance
with ISO 7176-9
d) requirements for
resistance to ignition in
accordance with
ISO 7176-16
Max. speed forward
6 kph
10 kph
10 kph only with 10 kph motor
option
Min. brake distance from max. speed
1.0 m
1.2 m
1 m for 6 kph motor, 1.2 m for 10
kph motor
Seat plane angle
-5°
30°
-5° only with MBL tilt + additional
brackets
Effective seat depth
406 mm
508 mm
Effective seat width
394 mm
496 mm
Seat surface height at front edge
470 mm
-
set 0° tilt, lowest seat height and
no modules
Backrest angle
-4°
16°
adjustable in 4° steps with tools
e) the product is specified as
a Class B power chair
Backrest height
400 mm
500 mm
Footrest to seat distance
335 mm
610 mm
with 70° hanger
Leg to seat surface angle
110°
-
with 70° hanger
Armrest to seat distance
245 mm
-
adjustable with tools
Front location of armrest structure
310 mm
420 mm
Min. turning radius
670 mm
-
Nominal battery voltage
-
24V
Battery cut-off voltage
-
16V
for 255 seconds
Battery fusible links
-
-
150A in line fuse on each battery
Quickie Direct Actuator Control Box
fusible link
-
-
15A blade fuse located on AUX
supply of power loom
Mass of the test dummy
-
137 kg
EN 12184
Min.
Max.
Max. kerb height
-
75 mm
Ground clearance
-
40 mm
Turning diameter
1000 mm
1150 mm
Speed control operation force
-
2.2N R-Net
2.4N VR2
Direction control operation force
-
1.7N R-Net
1.9N VR2
Maximum occupant mass
(test dummy mass): 140 kg
with 70° hanger
Comments
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14 Service History
15 Disposal
This section is designed to assist you in keeping a record
of any service and repairs to your wheelchair. Should you
decide to sell or exchange your vehicle in the future, this
will prove most helpful to you. Your Service Agent will
also benefit from a documented record and this manual
should accompany the wheelchair when service or repair
work is carried out. The Service Agent will complete this
section and return the manual to you. All our scooters,
wheelchairs and power chairs undergo rigorous tests to
ensure that they meet our requirements of comfort, safety
and durability.
Our success is based on the strong traditions of quality,
value for money and genuinely caring for our customers.
We pride ourselves not only on designing and building
the most innovative products but also on our commitment
to offer an excellent standard of customer service both
during and after sale.
The symbols below mean that in accordance with local
laws and regulations your product should be disposed
of separately from household waste. When this product
reaches the end of its life, take it to the local collection
point designated by local authorities. The separate
collection and recycling of your product at the time
of disposal will help conserve natural resources and
ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects the
environment.
NOTE: Ensure you are the legal owner of the product
prior to arranging for the product disposal in accordance
with the above recommendations.
Fig.14.1
Model
Year
Date
Controller
On/Off switch
Output plug
Joystick
Brakes
Programmable
Batteries
Level
Connections
Discharge level
Wheels
Wear
Pressure
Bearings
Wheel nuts
Motors
Wiring
Connections
Noise
Brakes
Brushes
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1
2
3
4
Serial No
Year
Date
Chassis
Condition
Steering
Upholstery
Seat
Backrest
Armrests
Electrics
Condition of loom
Connections
Test run
Forwards
Reverse
Emergency stop
Left turn
Right turn
Up/Down slope
Over obstacles
Parking brake
1
2
3
4
Note: Only use Sunrise Medical parts for service and
repairs
Dealer signature and stamp:
Dealer signature and stamp:
Dealer signature and stamp:
Dealer signature and stamp:
Dealer signature and stamp:
Dealer signature and stamp:
NOTES
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16 SALSA - SALSA M Battery Wiring Diagram
Fig.16.1
3
Fig.16.2
1
2
Charger Socket:
Pin 1: Battery Positive
Pin 2: Battery Negative
Pin 3: Inhibit
Fig.16.3
BATTERY CONNECTOR
150A
RED
RED
150A
YELLOW
BATTERY CONNECTOR
15A
BLACK
CONTROLLER CONNECTOR
70A
BLACK
AUXILIARY POWER CONNECTOR
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Sunrise Medical GmbH & Co.KG
Kahlbachring 2-4
69254 Malsch/Heidelberg
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 7253/980-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7253/980-111
www.sunrisemedical.com
Sunrise Medical Limited
High Street Wollaston
West Midlands DY8 4PS
England
Tel.: +44 (0) 1384446666
www.sunrisemedical.com
Sunrise Medical S.L.
Polígono Bakiola, 41
48498 Arrankudiaga – Vizcaya
España
Tel.: +34 (0) 902142434
Fax: +34 (0) 946481575
www.sunrisemedical.com
Sunrise Medical S.A.
13, Rue de la Painguetterie
37390 Chanceaux sur Choisille
France
Tel.: +33 (0) 247554400
Fax: +33 (0) 247554403
www.sunrisemedical.com
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Via Riva 20, Montale
29100 Piacenza (PC)
Italy
Tel.: +39 0523-573111
Fax: +39 0523-570060
www.sunrisemedical.com
Sunrise Medical A.G.
Lückhalde 14
3074 Muri bei Bern
Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0) 31-958-3838
Fax: +41 (0) 31-958-3848
www.sunrisemedical.com
Sunrise Medical AS
Rehabsenteret
1450 Nesoddtangen
Norway
Tel.: +47 (0) 66963880
Faks: +47 (0) 66963880
www.sunrisemedical.com
Sunrise Medical AB
Britta Sahlgrens gata 8A
421 31 Västra Frölunda
Sweden
Tel: +46 (0) 31-748 37 00
Fax: +46 (0) 31-748 37 37
www.sunrisemedical.com
Sunrise Medical B.V.
Groningenhaven 18-20
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Nederlands
Tel.: +31 (0) 3060-82100
Fax: +31 (0) 3060-55880
www.sunrisemedical.com
G2 A/S
Graham Bells Vej 21-23 A
8200 Arhus N
Denmark
Tel.: +45 87 41 31 00
Fax: +45 87 41 31 31
www.G2.dk
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