Quickie Rumba Modular Specifications

Rumba &
Rumba Modular
Directions for use
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
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
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
• 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.
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: 
2.0 How to use this manual: 
2.1 Introduction:........................................................  ���6
2.2 Guarantee:...........................................................  ���6
2.3 Warranty conditions:..........................................  ���6
3.0 Label Explantation / Word definitions: 
3.1 Definitions of words used in this manual:........  ���7
4.0 Safety: 
4.1 General Warnings:..............................................  ���8
4.2 Features and options:........................................  ���8
4.3 Preliminary checks:............................................  ���8
4.4 Emergency braking:...........................................  ���8
4.5 Kerbs, (Fig 3.1):....................................................  ���8
4.6 Tyres:....................................................................  ���9
4.7 Freewheel device, (Fig.4.2):...............................  ���9
4.8 Transportation in vehicles:................................  ���9
4.9 Occupant Restraint Instruction:........................  �10
4.10 Transportability - Positioning of Tie
down Restraints on the Wheelchair:...............  �11
4.11 EMC - Radio transmitting devices:..................  �12
4.12 Sharp turns:.......................................................  �13
4.13 Weight limit:.......................................................  �13
4.14 Hot surfaces:......................................................  �13
4.15 Road caution:.....................................................  �13
4.16 Adverse conditions:..........................................  �13
4.17 Ramps:................................................................  �13
4.18 Transfer to and from the chair:........................  �13
4.19 Anti tips:.............................................................  �13
4.20 Use on a slope:..................................................  �14
4.21 Gradients: ascents:..........................................  �14
4.22 Gradients: descents: .......................................  �14
4.23 Lap belt:.............................................................  �14
5.0 Assembly: 
5.1. Footrest (Fig. 5.1): . ............................................  �17
5.2. Armrest (Fig. 5.2): .............................................  �17
5.3. Anti-tip wheels (Fig.5.3): ..................................  �17
5.4. Kerb climber (Fig. 5.4):......................................  �17
5.5. Batteries (Fig.5.5):..............................................  �18
5.6. Wheels (Fig.5.6 & 5.7): ......................................  �18
5.7. Fitting The Lap Belt (Rumba):...........................  �19
5.8. Fitting The Lap Belt Rumba Modular:..............  �20
5.9 Back Brace, Rumba:...........................................  �21
5.10 Back Brace, Rumba Modular:..........................  �21
5.11 Crutch Holder, Rumba & Rumba
Modular (Fig.5.22):.............................................  �21
6.0 Using The Wheelchair: 
6.1 Folding for transportation: . ..............................  22
6.2 Opening The Wheelchair:..................................  22
6.3 Mechanical Reclining back (0°- 30°) (Fig. 6.1):. 22
6.4 Manual Reclining back (0°-30°) with
gas strut, (Fig.6.2):..............................................  22
6.5 Powered Reclining back (0°- 30°) (Fig. 6.3):....  22
6.6 Powered Height-adjustable legrests:...............  �23
6.7 Height-adjustable footrests: .............................  �23
6.8 Slopes (Fig.6.4): .................................................  �23
6.9 Transfers (Fig.6.5): .............................................  �23
6.10 Freewheel device (Fig. 6.6):..............................  �24
6.11 Tyre pressure: ...................................................  �24
6.12 Parking brakes:..................................................  �24
6.13 Mounting a kerb or step (Fig. 6.7):...................  �24
6.14 Dismounting the kerb (Fig. 6.8):......................  �24
7.0 VR2 Control System (Fig.7.1): 
7.1 On/Off button:......................................................  � 25
7.2 Battery Level Indicator:......................................  � 25
7.3 Locking/unlocking the wheelchair:...................  � 25
7.4 Operating the control joystick:..........................  � 26
7.5 Maximum speed/profile indicator:....................  � 26
7.6 The horn button:..................................................  � 26
7.7 Speed/Profile decrease button:.........................  � 26
7.8 Speed/Profile increase button:..........................  � 26
7.9 Actuator button and LEDs:.................................  � 26
7.10 Charging and programming socket:................  � 27
7.11 VR2 dual control unit, (Rumba Modular):.......  � 27
7.12 Control button and indicator:...........................  � 27
7.13 Actuator button and LED:.................................  � 27
7.14 Maximum speed button and indicator:...........  � 28
7.15 Directional attendant control...........................  � 28
8.0 Troubleshooting The VR2 Hand Control:  30
9.0 Batteries and Charging:  
9.1 Battery & Charger Specification:......................  � 32
9.2 Electrical fuses, (Circuit Breakers): .................  � 32
9.3 Batteries (Fig. 9.2 - 9.9):.....................................  � 32
9.4 General battery information:.............................  �34
9.5 Maintenance-free batteries:...............................  �34
9.6 Battery care:........................................................  �34
9.7 Maintenance-free battery care plan:.................  �34
9.8 General charger information:............................  � 35
9.9 Charger Specification: ......................................  � 35
9.10 Charger safety features:...................................  � 35
9.11 Procedure for connecting the charger
and charging:.....................................................  � 35
9.12 Charger safety and caution notes:..................  � 35
9.13 The range of your vehicle:................................  � 36
9.14 Common battery statements:..........................  � 36
9.15 Battery warranty:...............................................  � 37
10.0 Adjustments: 
10.1 Adjustment of the footrest (Fig. 10.1): ...........  � 38
10.2 Adjustment of the armrests:............................  � 38
10.3 Seat depth adjustments: .................................  � 38
10.4 Control Adjustment (Fig. 10.5): . .....................  � 39
10.5 Dual/Attendant control:....................................  � 39
10.6 Parallel swing-away control (Fig.10.6):...........  � 39
10.7 Programming: ...................................................  � 39
11.0 Cleaning: 
11.1 Cleaning General:..............................................  �40
11.2 Cleaning seating:..............................................  �40
11.3 Cleaning control system: ............................. 40
11.4 Speciality controls:...........................................  �40
12.0 Shipping & Storage Requirements: 
12.1 Storage temperature & humidity: ...................  �40
12.2 Special shipping requirements: .....................  �40
12.3 Medium to long term storage: ........................  �40
13.0 Disposal: 
14.0 Specifications: 
15.0 Guarantee: 
16.0 Service History: 
17.0 Performance checks: 
Quickie Rumba
Ref: P19093
Fig. 1
Rumba Modular
Back upholstery
Control lever
Height/width-adjustable armrest
Stabilising bar
Battery boxes
Drive wheel
Hand Control
Fig. 1
As a part of our ongoing product improvement initiative, Sunrise
Medical reserves the right to change specifications and design
without notice. Further, not all features and options offered are
compatible with all configurations of the wheelchair..
Ref: P19093
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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
RUMBA 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.
Your wheelchair should be delivered fully configured
for your use; there are a wide range of components
and adjustments available on the RUMBA. 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 RUMBA 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 125Kg (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 18% (10°). 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
Thorns Road
Brierley Hill
West Midlands
Phone: 0845 605 66 88
Fax: 0845 605 66 89
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.
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
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.
Dealer signature and stamp
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Ref: P19093
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.
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
Advice to the user of Potential Risk
of serious injury or death if the
advice is not followed
Advice to the user of a potential risk
of injury if the advice is not followed
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.
General advice or best practice
Rear Wheel Drive
Reference To Additional
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.
Ref: P19093
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4.0 Safety:
If you follow the instructions given in this manual, you will
enjoy many trouble-free years of use:
This vehicle is not designed for use on the road except
for crossing from one kerb to another.
Load data always refers to one single person as
The wheelchair is authorised for use by one person.
4.1 General Warnings:
• Always ensure that your wheelchair is switched off
before attempting to mount or dismount.
• 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
• 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.
4.2 Features and options:
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
For further information please consult your Sunrise
Medical authorised dealer.
4.3 Preliminary checks:
• You should not try to manoeuvre at full speed.
• If you have to make a sudden turn, slow down first
using the joystick or the speed control knob.
• This is very important if you are going down a hill.
• Lack of attention to this point may result in your
overturning the wheelchair.
• Always check that the wheelchair is switched off
before trying to get in or out.
• Always check that you can operate all the controls
from a comfortable seated position. It is essential to
pay attention to posture in order to assure comfort
and well-being.
• Always check that the freewheel device is switched
off before setting the chair in motion.
• Always check that you can be seen clearly, especially
if you are using the wheelchair in conditions of low
4.4 Emergency braking:
If power is cut by means of the ON/OFF button, braking
will be immediate and total. This method of stopping is not
recommended except for emergencies, since the stop will
be extremely sudden.
4.5 Kerbs, (Fig 3.1):
• Always cross the road as rapidly as possible, since
other vehicles may appear.
• Do not attempt to climb or to descend from, a kerb of
more than 100 mm. height.
• Do not attempt to ascend high kerbs, steep slopes or
cambers due to the risk of falling out of the chair or
tipping over.
• Do not attempt to ascend any kerb in the vicinity of a
drain cover, uneven surfaces, or gravel covering.
• Do not attempt to descend a kerb of more than 50 mm
in forward position.
• Do not attempt to climb or descend any kerb at an
oblique angle. Approach only at an angle of 90° with
at least 500mm run-up.
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Ref: P19093
4.6 Tyres:
The tyres of a wheelchair suffer wear depending on how
much the chair is used. Check them regularly, especially
for inflation pressure, according to the service instructions
in this manual.
4.8 Transportation in vehicles:
This product is suitable to use as a seat in vehicles as per
certificate ISO / NP 7176-19: 2001, and using the restraint
system Unwin (4 point WWR / ATF / K / R)
NEVER inflate the tyres with the air hose of a service
4.7 Freewheel device, (Fig.4.2):
• Only use this function to push the chair manually from
one spot to another.
• Keep in mind that while the freewheel system is in
operation, the chair is without a braking system.
• Disengaging the motor causes an error message to
appear in the control, which is indicated when the
LED display flashes rapidly.
• For safety reasons the wheelchair can no longer be
moved using the joystick.
A wheelchair secured in a vehicle will not provide the
equivalent level of safety and security of a vehicle seating
system. It is always recommended that the user transfers
to the vehicle seating. It is recognised that this 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 should be followed:
Fig. 4.2
Ref: P19093
Confirm that the vehicle is suitably equipped to
transport a passenger in a wheelchair, and ensure
the method of access/egress is suitable for your
wheelchair type. The vehicle should have the floor
strength to take the combined weight of the user, the
wheel chair and accessories.
Sufficient space should be available around the
wheelchair to enable clear access to attach, tighten
and release the wheelchair and occupant tie down
restraints and safety belts.
The occupied wheelchair must be located in a forward
facing position and secured by the wheelchair tie
down and occupant restraint straps (WTORS tie
downs) meeting the requirements of ISO 10542
or SAE J2249, in accordance with the WTORS
manufacturers’ instructions, (Fig. 4.3).
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. 4.3).
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The wheelchair should be secured by a Tie Down
Restraint system, conforming to ISO 10542 or SAE
J2249 with non-adjustable front straps and adjustable
rear straps, which typically use Karabiner clips/S
hooks and tongue and buckle fittings. These restraints
generally comprise of 4 individual straps that are
attached to each corner of the wheelchair.
The tie-down restraints should be fitted to the main
frame of the wheelchair as indicated by the diagrams
in the section, Transportability Positioning of Tie down
Restraints on the Wheelchair, (next page), and not to
any attachments or accessories, e.g. not around the
spokes of wheels, brakes or footrests.
The tie–down restraints should be attached as close
as possible at an angle of 45 degrees and tightened
securely in accordance with the manufacturer’s
Alterations or substitutions must not be made to the
wheelchair tie down points or to structural and frame
or components without consulting the manufacturer.
Failure to do so will invalidate the ability of a Sunrise
Medical wheelchair to be transported within a
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
and serious risk of injury to the user and other vehicle
occupants. (Fig.4.4) The upper torso restraint belt
should be mounted to the vehicle “B” pillar - failure
to do so will increase the risk of serious abdominal
injuries to the user.
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A head restraint suitable for transportation (see label
on headrest) must be fitted and suitably positioned at
all times during transportation.
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 / NP 7176-19: 2001 or
SAE J2249
The safety of the user during transportation depends
upon the diligence of the person securing the tie-down
restraints and they should have received appropriate
instructions and/or training in their use.
Wherever possible remove and stow safely away from
the wheelchair all auxiliary equipment, for example:
Crutches, Loose cushions, Tray Tables, etc.
Articulating/elevating leg rest should not be used
in the elevated position when the wheelchair and
user are being transported and the wheelchair is
restrained using Wheelchair Transport and Occupant
Reclining backrests should be returned to an upright
The manual brakes must be firmly applied.
4.9 Occupant Restraint Instruction:
• The pelvic restraint belt must be worn low across the
front of the pelvis so that the angle of the pelvic belt
is within the preferred zone of 30 to 75 degrees to the
• A steeper (greater) angle within the preferred zone is
desirable i.e.closer to, but never exceeding 75degrees.
Ref: P19093
The upper torso restraint belt must fit over the
shoulder and across the chest as illustrated Fig 4.6
and Fig 4.7.
Restraint belts must be adjusted as tightly as possible
consistent with user comfort.
Restraint belt webbing must not be twisted when in
Restraints should be mounted to the vehicle “B”
pillar and should not be held away from the body by
wheelchair components such as armrest or wheels,
The tie down symbol (Fig.4.8) on the wheelchair
frame indicates the position of the wheelchair restraint
straps. The straps are then tensioned after the front
straps have been fitted to secure the wheelchair.
The attachment points to the chair are the inner front
side frame and the rear side frame. The straps are
fitted around the side frames at the intersection of
the horizontal and vertical frame tubes. (See Section
4.10, Figs.4.9-4.15)
The Tie Down Label indicates the position of the fixing
points for the tie down restraints on the wheelchair.
4.10 Transportability - Positioning of Tie down
Restraints on the Wheelchair:
The wheelchair secured with front and rear wheelchair tie
down restraints (Fig 4.9).
Position of the Front tie down label on the Rumba,
Ref: P19093
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Position of the Front tie down restraint on the Rumba,
Position of the Front tie down label & bracket on the
Rumba Modular, (Fig.4.12).
Position of the Front tie down restraint on the Rumba
Modular, (Fig.4.13).
Position of the Rear tie down restraint on original Rumba,
Position of the Rear tie down label & Bracket on latest
Rumba and Rumba Modular, (Fig.4.16).
Position of the Rear tie down restraint on latest Rumba
and Rumba Modular, (Fig.4.17).
4.11 EMC - Radio transmitting devices:
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.
Position of the Rear tie down label & bracket on original
Rumba (Fig.4.14).
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Note: the electrical systems of the wheelchair may disturb
the performance of alarm systems in retail shops.
Ref: P19093
4.12 Sharp turns:
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.
4.13 Weight limit:
• The user plus items carried should never exceed a
total weight of 125 kgs.
• Never use this chair for weight training if the total
weight (user plus additional weights) exceed a total
weight of 125 kgs.
• 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
Wheelchair motors:
4.14 Hot surfaces:
After prolonged use, the motors will produce heat, which
is radiated through the motors’ outer casing. Do not touch
the motors’ outer casing for at least 30 minutes after using
the wheelchair, to allow it to cool.
Not only motors can become hot during the operation of
the chair, the upholstery material and armrests may heat
up when standing in the sun.
4.15 Road caution:
• 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.
• Always cross the road as quickly as possible; there
may be other traffic.
Ref: P19093
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. We recommend
you take extra precautions in these conditions, particularly
on hills and slopes; your wheelchair could become
unstable or skid causing possible injury. 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:
• When using a ramp, please ensure that it is capable
of taking the combined weight of the power chair and
• If a ramp is being used to load a chair into a vehicle,
please ensure the ramp is properly secured to the
• Always approach the ramp head-on and exercise
• Please ensure your ramp is suitable for the product
you are transporting.
4.18 Transfer to and from the chair:
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.
4.19 Anti tips:
• Make sure that anti tips are not damaged or worn
before using your chair.
• Check the anti tips are functioning correctly on a
regular basis.
• Attendants must be aware of the location of the anti
tips to prevent feet being trapped underneath causing
• Attendants - Do not stand on the anti tips, this could
cause the wheelchair to become unstable.
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4.20 Use on a slope:
Your wheelchair has been designed and tested to allow its
use on slopes or gradients of up to 10° (18%) on Rumba
and 8º (14%) on the Rumba modular.
• Before attempting to climb or descend a slope or a
kerb, caution should be taken when using weight shift
options (e.g. powered 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 recline the seat
backwards. We strongly recommend that you return
back to an upright lowered position before attempting
to climb or descend a slope.
• Failure to do this may cause the wheelchair to become
• 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
4.23 Lap belt:
Before using your wheelchair ensure the Lap belt is worn
and correctly adjusted before use.
The lap belt is fitted to the wheelchair as shown in the
fitting instructions in section 5.7 & 5.8. It is important that
the belt is secured around the back of the wheelchair. The
straps can be fed between the armrest and backrest.
Adjust the belt position so that the buckles are in the
centre of the seat. See section 5.7 & 5.8.
Adjust the lap belt to suit the user’s needs as follows:
To increase the belt length:
Feed the belt through slide adjusters and male buckle to
provide more belt length, (Fig.4.18).
4.21 Gradients: ascents:
• 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.
• On a RWD chair, if necessary lean forward to prevent
the tendency for the front wheels to lift.
4.22 Gradients: descents:
• On descents, it is important not to let the wheelchair
accelerate beyond its normal level of ground speed.
• 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.
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To reduce the belt length:
Feed the belt back through male buckle and slide
adjusters, (Fig.4.19).
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Ensure that there is no excess belt material looping out of
the male buckle, (Fig.4.20)
When fastened check space between the lap belt and
the user, when correctly adjusted it should be possible to
insert the flat of the hand between the lap belt and the
user, (Fig.4.21).
Generally the Lap Belt should be fixed so that the straps
sit at an angle of approximately 45°, and when correctly
adjusted should not allow user to slip down in the seat,
Fig. 4.22
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To fasten buckle:
Firmly push the male buckle into female buckle,
To release belt:
Press the exposed sides of the male buckle and push
towards the centre whilst gently pulling apart, (Fig.4.24).
Do not rely on the lap belt only when the wheelchair and
occupant are transported in a vehicle, use the separate
occupant lap and diagonal restraints provided in the
vehicle, (Fig 4.7).
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Advice to Client
The lap belt must be checked on a daily basis to ensure it
is adjusted correctly and it is free from any obstruction or
adverse wear.
Failure to make sure that the lap belt is secure and adjusted
prior to use could cause serious injury to the user. E.g. too
loose a strap may allow the user to slip down in the chair
and risk suffocation.
• Check lap belt, and securing components; at regular
intervals for any sign of fraying or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Clean the lap belt with warm soapy water and allow
to dry.
• The lap belt should be adjusted to suit the end user as
detailed above.
• Sunrise Medical also recommend that the length and
fit of the belt is checked on a daily basis to reduce the
risk of the end user inadvertently re-adjusting the belt
to an excessive length.
• If in doubt about the use and operation of the seat
belt then ask your healthcare professional, wheelchair
dealer, carer or attendant for assistance.
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The rider plus item should never exceed a total weight
of 125 kg.
Before you use the chair, carefully check the
If you discover any chair malfunction, take it to be
repaired or reset. Your dealer can help you to find the
fault and correct it.
Make sure batteries are charged. Do not use the chair
when battery is low. The chair may come to a sudden,
unexpected stop.
Be aware that there is a point during every transfer
when the wheelchair seat is not below you.
Use extra care when you drive your chair in reverse.
If one of the wheels hits an obstacle, you could lose
control of the chair or fall out.
Never use your chair on a slope unless you are sure
you can do so without losing traction.
Lift the chair only by non-detachable parts of the main
Never short-circuit electrical connections as you could
cause an explosion.
Do not use this chair if any of the tyres are under or
When using mobile phones you should switch off the
chair to avoid causing electromagnetic radiation.
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5.0 Assembly:
5.1. Footrest (Fig. 5.1):
The footrests can be swung away by pulling the release
lever back towards the seat and pushing the hanger
outwards. To remove the footrest, activate the release
lever, rotate the footrest approximately 90° outwards and
then pull it out upwards. To refit the footrest follow the
reverse procedure and the lock engages automatically
when swung inward.
5.3. Anti-tip wheels (Fig.5.3):
These are mounted when the wheelchair leaves the
factory. The anti-tip wheel tube is screwed firmly to
the motor retaining plate of the wheelchair frame. The
anti-tip wheels can be removed for maintenance, by
slackening and unscrewing the two M8 Allen screws.
Reverse the procedure to assemble. Note: Anti-tips
wheels may interfere with kerbs when mounting or
dismounting. Follow the instructions in sections 6.13 &
Never use the wheelchair without the anti-tip wheels
5.2. Armrest (Fig. 5.2):
Slide the armrest tube into the receiver of the wheelchair
and turn the lever to the right to secure it. If you require a
different individually fixed armrest height, you can set this
using the adjusting screw on the connecting tube.
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5.4. Kerb climber (Fig. 5.4):
• The left and right mounting plates for the Kerb
Climber Tube (1) are fixed onto the inside of the
frame using the sleeves, nuts and bolts provided.
• Next fit the Kerb Climber Tube, starting on the left
hand side and fitting the end of the tube into the
round socket on the left-hand mounting plate.
• Then fit the right-hand end into the square socket on
the right mounting plate and pass the quick release
axle through it (2).
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5.5. Batteries (Fig.5.5):
• Lean the side supports of the battery housings on the
• Push the battery cases forwards on the rails until
they lock in place. Put the battery case with the
connectors for the electronics in first. Position it first
so that the connecting lead for the electronics is on
your right. This will make it much easier to connect
the batteries.
• Now connect the two connecting plugs on the left side
of the battery cases together.
• Once you have made sure that the connections are
secure, connect the front battery to the controls.
Front castor wheel (Fig.5.6):
• Use a 6 mm. Allen wrench & 13.0mm spanner to
remove the wheel axle from the fork.
• Remove the damaged wheel.
• When the wheel has been repaired, follow the reverse
procedure to refit.
• Tighten the axle to a torque of 19 Nm.
To remove the batteries, reverse the procedure.
• Disconnect the battery from the control and then
disconnect the batteries from each other.
• Push the battery cases upwards slightly until they
disengage, and then pull them out along the rails.
Rear drive wheel (Fig.5.7):
• Loosen the 4 studs with a 5.0mm. Hexagonal socket
wrench, (Allen Key) and 13.0mm spanner.
• Elevate the wheel using blocks.
• Remove the studs & damaged wheel.
• When it has been repaired, follow the reverse
procedure to refit.
• Tighten the 4 studs to a torque of 25Nm
Note: The rear wheels are designed as separate rims
and can be disassembled to simplify changing the tube
or tyre.
5.6. Wheels (Fig.5.6 & 5.7):
If it is necessary to remove the wheels, to repair a
damaged tyre for example, proceed as follows:
All wheels are safety critical items. If you are unsure about
performing these tasks, please contact your approved
Sunrise Medical dealer.
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The Lap Belt is a safety critical item. If you are unsure
about fitting it, please contact your approved Sunrise
Medical dealer.
5.7. Fitting The Lap Belt (Rumba):
1) Remove Lap belt (pt No. 52596) from bag, (Fig.5.8).
2) Locate the mounting hole on each rear bracket,
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3) Fix the lap belt to the rear bracket via the mounting
hole , using the bolts supplied.
4) The lap belt fitted.
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5.8. Fitting The Lap Belt Rumba Modular:
1) Remove Lap belt (Pt No. 52596) from bag, (Fig.5.12).
2) Feed the ends of the lap belt through the spaces
between the back rest & the left & right side guards. Place
one large washers over each bolt & feed the bolts through
the lap belt , (Fig.5.13).
3) Pass the bolts through one of the holes in the back rest
bracket, (Fig.5.14).
4) Tighten each bolt using a 5.0mm Hexagon wrench,
(Allen Key) and a 10.0mm spanner, (Fig.5.15).
5) The Lap Belt correctly fitted to the Rumba Modular,
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5.9 Back Brace, Rumba:
5.11 Crutch Holder, Rumba & Rumba Modular
Remove the back brace for folding simply squeeze the
levers on both ends and pull towards you, (Fig.5.17).
Ensure that the crutch is securely fastened to the
crutch holder.
Ensure that the crutch is not interfering with the
mechanisms of the chair.
Ensure that the crutch does not protrude from the
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.
Note: The crutch holder is not available with power or gas
reclining backrest (Rumba Modular only).
5.10 Back Brace, Rumba Modular:
Remove the back brace for folding simply depress the
buttons on both ends and pull towards you, (Fig.5.18).
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6.0 Using The Wheelchair:
Parts of the wheelchair are heavy. Please use correct
lifting techniques.
If you are unsure about lifting or folding the wheelchair,
get someone to help you who can manage the task.
6.1 Folding for transportation:
Remove the batteries as described in section 5.5.
To lift the batteries please use the handles on the lid of the
battery boxes.
Ensure that the cushion, back brace, kerb climber are
removed & footplates are flipped up or removed, as
described in section 5.0.
Take hold of the seat upholstery by the middle and pull it
upward until the unit is fully folded.
To lift the chair when folded please use the upper parts of
the side frame tubes and back handles.
6.4 Manual Reclining back (0°-30°) with gas strut,
Rumba Modular only.
The backrest angle can be adjusted without tools by
pressing the lever as shown in fig 6.2. To fix the required
back angle just release the lever. The gas strut offers
some force to support the upwards movement.
Please be aware that RUMBA MODULAR cannot be
folded with seat depth adjusted shorter than 46cm or if a
Powered or Manual Recline is fitted.
6.2 Opening The Wheelchair:
Press downwards on the upper tubes of the cross frame
until the chair is completely unfolded. Now put the
batteries, back brace, cushion, kerb climber & foot rests
back in place.
Never lift the wheelchair by the armrests, since they are
detachable and harm could be done to the user or to the
6.3 Mechanical Reclining back (0°- 30°) (Fig. 6.1):
The backrest can be adjusted in 7,5° increments by
removing the two screws. To reposition, choose the
required back angle, insert the two bolts again and tighten
the nuts.
6.5 Powered Reclining back (0°- 30°) (Fig. 6.3):
Rumba Modular only.
The backrest can be adjusted through the joystick. Press
the actuator mode button to swap into the actuator mode.
Moving the joystick forwards brings the backrest forward,
moving the joystick backwards moves it into the opposite
direction. A left or right joystick movement will select other
seat actuator functions. Press the actuator mode button
again to return to drive mode.
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Reclining backs:
For safety reasons never remove the anti-tip wheels.
The reclining backs are only to be used in combination
with the active anti-tips setting.
The mechanical reclining back is only to be used in
combination with a stabilising bar. Ensure that the
stabilising bar is locked in place on both sides.
In order to avoid any malfunction in the cable, you
must ensure that the cables are not completely taut.
When adjusting the back angle, be careful not to get
your fingers caught.
Before adjusting the back angle, put the anti-tip tubes
in to the active position.
Before folding the wheelchair, make sure that the
stabilising bar is removed.
6.8 Slopes (Fig.6.4):
The following instructions explain how to manoeuvre
correctly on steep ramps and slopes, especially in the
course of descent.
6.6 Powered Height-adjustable legrests:
Rumba Modular only.
The legrests can be adjusted via the joystick.
Press the actuator mode button to select Actuator Mode.
Moving the joystick forwards brings the legrests up,
moving the joystick backwards brings them down.
A left or right joystick movement will select other seat
actuator functions.
Press the actuator mode button again to return to drive
6.7 Height-adjustable footrests:
To elevate:
Pull the leg rest upwards and stop at the desired height.
The leg rest will automatically lock in the chosen position.
If your chair has a powered recline back we recommend
you bring the backrest into an upright position.
If you stop on an incline, start off slowly and, if
necessary, lean forward to counteract the tendency of
the front wheels to rise.
On descents it is important not to allow the wheelchair
to exceed normal speed. Indeed, the safest course is
to go down steep hills slowly and to stop immediately
if you have any doubts about the steering.
If the chair gathers speed, move the joystick to its
central position to slow down, or stop completely.
Start off again slowly and do not allow speed to
increase. Make sure the automatic brakes are
Climbing or descending a slope with the automatic
brakes disengaged can be dangerous.
6.9 Transfers (Fig.6.5):
Always position the wheelchair close to the place where
the transfer will be carried out. It is important
that the controller is turned OFF, so that the wheelchair
will not move throughout the procedure.
The wheelchair is highly stable owing to its weight. Do not
stand up on the footrests at any time during the transfer.
To lower:
Push the release lever slowly forwards. The leg rest
will start to lower the angle. As soon as you release the
lever, the leg rest will stop and automatically lock in that
Keep hands clear of the adjustment mechanism
between the frame and moving parts of the footrest
during adjustment.
Leg rests must not be used for lifting or carrying the
wheelchair under any circumstances.
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6.10 Freewheel device (Fig. 6.6):
Turn the lever on the back of each motor outwards so
that each drive wheel is in freewheel position and will turn
freely. If you wish to push the wheelchair with the motors
off, you should follow this procedure with both wheels.
When the levers are turned inwards, the drive wheel will
automatically connect with the propulsion mechanism.
Follow this procedure with both wheels.
Fig. 6.6
6.13 Mounting a kerb or step (Fig. 6.7):
Always approach a kerb at 90 degrees, (Fig.4.1, Section
Approach the kerb (step) head on driving forwards slowly
and steadily and always at a 90 degrees angle.
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.
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. As far as possible,
keep the joystick in the straight forward position.
In accordance to the ground clearance, the maximum
obstacle height possible to climb is 5 cm (10 cm with kerb
6.11. Tyre pressure:
It is important to check inflation pressure regularly, along
with the state of wear of the tyres. The maximum pressure
recommended for the front wheels is 36 psi (2.5 bars),
while for the rear wheels it is 40 psi (2.7 bars).
The approach speed and process can vary depending on
your wheelchair performance and castor wheel choice.
6.14 Dismounting the kerb (Fig. 6.8):
Never inflate the tyres with a service station air pump. It is
recommended that you use a manual pump or a pressure
regulator (manometer).
6.12 Parking brakes:
In case your powerchair is fitted with parking brakes, they
are applied directly against the tyres. To engage, press
both brake leveres forward against the stops. To release
the locks, pull the levers back to their original positions.
Reverse the chair slowly and carefully until both rear
wheels are on the edge of the kerb, again in a 90
degrees position to the kerb.
Reverse as slowly as possible off the kerb with the
rear wheels. You will feel more secure if you can lean
forward, but if you can’t, don’t worry, the wheelchair
is extremely stable. As long as you stay within its
limitation, you will be quite safe.
The front of the chair will naturally follow down the
kerb as you continue to drive slowly backwards.
Fig. 6.7
Fig. 6.8
Before operating your chair, check the brakes are not
Braking power will decrease with:
• Worn tyre tread.
• Tyre pressure that is too low.
• Wet tyres.
• Improperly adjusted wheel locks.
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7.0 VR2 Control System (Fig.7.1):
Note: For the Rumba Modular an alternative
control system called R-net is available. The
R-net control system is covered by a separate
Owner’s Manual.
Please refer to the R-net Owner’s Manual for
Your wheelchair is controlled by the Joystick. This
regulates the power & speed of the wheelchair.
The Joystick determines the speed and direction of the
7.1 On/Off button:
The On/Off button applies power to the control system
electronics, which in turn supply power to the wheelchair’s
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
• Deflect the joystick in reverse until the control system
• Release the joystick, there will be a long beep.
• The wheelchair is now unlocked.
To avoid unexpected or unintentional movement of
the wheelchair and to conserve battery power, it is
recommended that the control system is switched Off
when drive or seating adjustments are not being used.
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).
7.2 Battery Level Indicator:
The battery gauge shows you that the wheelchair is
switched on. It also indicates the status of the wheelchair.
Refer to Fig.7.1.
7.3 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
• Deflect the joystick in reverse until the control system
• Release the joystick, there will be a long beep.
• The wheelchair is now locked.
Battery level indicator
On/Off button
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Fig. 7.1
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7.4 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 the joystick is off centre at the time of switching on, after
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
Proportional control summary:
To steer the chair simply move the joystick knob in the
desired direction. The further you move the joystick from
the central position, the faster the wheelchair will travel in
the direction the joystick is pushed.
Look ahead while you drive, not at the controls.
When the joystick returns to its central position, the brakes
will activate automatically.
Braking Distance.
On flat ground, braking distance is approximately equal to
the length of the wheelchair. Going downhill the braking
distance may be slightly longer.
It is important that you stop the wheelchair before you
change direction from forward to reverse.
Always turn the controller off before you transfer in or out
of the wheelchair.
7.7 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.
7.8 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.
Remember that only with practice will you become a
competent driver. Find a safe, hazard free environment to
practice controlling the wheelchair and familiarise yourself
with the controls and functions.
7.9 Actuator button and LEDs:
Rumba Modular
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.
7.5 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.
7.6 The horn button:
The horn will sound while this button is depressed.
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7.10 Charging and programming socket:
This socket should only be used for programming and
charging the wheelchair.
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 9.0 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 to your Sunrise Medical authorised dealer.
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
Note: Sunrise Medical does not accept responsibility
for damages which result from unexpected movement
or stopping of the wheelchair due to inappropriate
programming or unauthorised use of the wheelchair.
VR2 Dual Control Unit
7.12 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, (Fig.7.3).
7.13 Actuator button and LED:
All VR2 dual attendant systems have an actuator button
fitted as standard. If the VR2 is programmed with no
actuators then this button has no function, (Fig.7.3).
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.
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 button
or the speed button.
7.11 VR2 dual control unit, (Rumba Modular):
button &
speed button
Control panel
Fig. 7.2
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VR2 Dual Control Unit
VR2 Dual Control Unit
Fig. 7.3
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7.14 Maximum speed button and indicator:
This shows the maximum speed setting for the wheelchair
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, (Fig.7.3).
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.
Changing between drive profiles can only be achieved
using the VR2 main joystick.
Fig. 7.5
Select Slow Speed
Before Use
To avoid unexpected or unintentional movement of
the wheelchair and to conserve battery power, it is
recommended that the control system is switched Off
when drive or seating adjustments are not being used.
7.15 Directional attendant control.
Optional Rumba Modular
Using the Directional Attendant Control.
• Press the On/Off button on the hand control, the
directional attendant control is now ready to use.
• Set the speed, starting at the lowest value.
• Pushing the handle grip to the LEFT, drives the
wheelchair to the RIGHT.
• Pushing the handle grip to the RIGHT, drives the
wheelchair to the LEFT.
• Pushing the Red joystick lever DOWN drives the
wheelchair FORWARDS.
• Pulling the Red Joystick lever UP, drives the
wheelchair in REVERSE.
Emergency stop, (On/Off).
The directional attendant control On/Off button acts as an
EMERGENCY STOP button (Fig.7.4).
When this button is pressed, it brings the chair to a
controlled stop.
Note: Always move the chair with care.
If the programming of the attendant drive profile(s) needs
adjustments to make it more convenient for the attendant
and/or the person sitting in the wheelchair, please contact
your Sunrise Service agent for adaptation.
If the direction of movement of the directional attendant
control needs to be altered, please contact your authorised
Sunrise Medical dealer for adaptation.
Fig. 7.4
The directional attendant control is a mechanical device
that translates mechanical attendant movements into
joystick movements using a regular joystick control.
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Ensure that you set the speed of the directional attendant
control to a speed that you can comfortably follow.
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.
Always turn off the power to the controller when leaving the
user in the chair.
Do not replace the joystick knob with any unauthorised
item. It may cause hazardous operation and loss of control
of the chair.
Do not hang any items on or near the handles of the
directional attendant control.
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8.0 Troubleshooting The VR2 Hand Control:
Battery Gauge is steady - This indicates that everything
is OK.
Self help guide, (Fig.8.1).
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.
Battery Gauge flashes slowly - The control system is
functioning correctly but the batteries need charging as
soon as possible.
Speed/Profile Indicator ripples up and down - This
indicates the control system is locked, refer to section 7.3
for details on how to unlock the control system.
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.
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.
Battery Gauge flashes rapidly (even with the joystick
The control system safety circuits have operated and
the control system has been prevented from moving the
Actuator LED flashes - This indicates that the actuators
may be inhibited in one or both directions.
Always consult your Sunrise Medical authorised dealer
when a diagnostic fault has appeared on your hand
The battery gauge and maximum speed/profile indicator
show the status of the control system, (Section 7.0,
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 below.
Switch on the control system again and try to drive
the wheelchair.
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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Fault code
Possible cause
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.
Fault code
Possible cause
An excessive voltage has been applied to the control system. This is usually caused by a poor
battery connection. Check the battery connections.
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.
Fig. 8.1
Note: For the Rumba Modular an alternative control system called R-net is available. The R-net control
system is covered by a separate Owner’s Manual.
Please refer to the R-net Owner’s Manual for details.
Ref: P19093
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9.0 Batteries and Charging: WARNING!
Please read the owner’s manual supplied with the charger
carefully. The general procedures and effects for the
interference with the chair and the batteries remain valid.
Do not expose any part of the battery to direct heat (i.e.
naked ­flame, gas fire).
Circuit Breakers
Fig. 9.1
When charging always place your charger on a hard
surface in a room with good ventilation.
You should not charge your batteries in outdoor
9.1. Battery & Charger Specification:
24 V (2x12 V) / 40 Amph., maintenance-free
Dimensions: 197 x 165 x 170 mm
Capacity at the discharge time 34 Ah/5 h
Connector: 3 pin “Cannon” type
Charger: 24 Vd.c. 8 A
9.2 Electrical fuses, (Circuit Breakers):
To prevent the wheelchair from becoming overloaded,
an electronic safety system has been built in, which
automatically disconnects the battery from the control.
This device cuts in only in extreme circumstances, such
as repeated climbing of steep hills in very high ambient
temperatures. The fuse button, located on the side of the
battery, trips immediately and the wheelchair comes to a
stop. The fuse can be reset by pressing the button. After a
few seconds the wheelchair can be driven again normally,
1. 50 A Fuses are connected into the battery harnesses to
protect the batteries and wiring.
2. 30 A Circuit Breakers with reset buttons. These are
located on the front left side of the battery boxes.
To replace them contact your Sunrise Medical authorised
dealer, who will also diagnose the fault.
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9.3 Batteries (Fig. 9.2 - 9.9):
The batteries are contained within 2 Battery Boxes located
under the Seat Sling.
To remove the batteries, should they require changing or
1. Release the four retaining hooks located at every
battery box mounting stud.
2. Disconnect the lead that joins the two battery boxes
3. Pull upwards & back to lift out the first battery box.
4. On the remaining battery box, disconnect the Black 2
pin connector from the wheelchair power module.
5. Pull the battery box upwards & out taking care not to
trap the lead.
6. Squeeze the edges of the battery box clips & lift the
7. Carefully lift the battery terminal insulating sleeves,
one at a time.
8. Use 2 x 10.0mm spanners to undo the terminal
9. When fully disconnected, carefully lift the battery out
of the battery box.
Do not short circuit the battery terminals. Remember that
spanners are conductive and if dropped across the battery
terminals may cause severe burns and/or explosion!
Batteries are heavy. Use correct lifting techniques when
removing them from the wheelchair and from the battery
To refit the batteries please reverse the above procedure.
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Fig. 9.2
Fig. 9.3
Fig. 9.4
Fig. 9.5
Fig. 9.6
Fig. 9.7
Fig. 9.8
Fig. 9.9
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9.4 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. 80 A/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
9.5 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.
9.6 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.
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9.7 Maintenance-free battery care plan:
• Only use an approved Sunrise Medical charger
compatible with the vehicle to be charged.
• Charge your batteries every night, regardless of the
amount of use your mobility device has had during the
• 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 leave your vehicle for an extended period (more
than 15 days) charge the batteries fully and then
disconnect the main battery lead.
• Failure to allow for recharge will damage the batteries
and can lead to shortened distances and premature
• 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.
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9.8 General charger information:
The external charger has been designed to charge two 12
V Gel type batteries connected in series (= 24 V).
9.9 Charger Specification:
Only use chargers for cyclic batteries, Gel-Type with
24V/8A output nominal max.
For more information about the charger
operation, consult the instructions provided with
the charger.
Note: If the charger is not connected to the control it does
not output charge voltage.
It is possible that the charger’s metallic box may slightly
raise in temperature due to use.
9.10 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.
9.11 Procedure for connecting the charger and
• The wheelchair can be charged via the charger socket
at the front of the VR2 remote control, (Fig. 9.10).
• Connect the charger to the mains supply by means of
the mains plug and switch on.
• 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.
• Always switch off at the mains before disconnecting
the batteries.
9.12 Charger safety and caution notes:
The charger is designed for indoor use. Do not use
outdoors or expose to rain, snow, spray or moisture.
When buying replacement batteries or charger always
consult your Sunrise Medical service agent.
The charger may be used with other brands of Gel
type batteries, subject to written confirmation from the
Technical Department of Sunrise Medical.
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.
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Fig. 9.10
If your wheelchair is fitted with the R-Net
control system, the charging process is similar
to that stated above. For full details please see
the separate R-Net Owners Manual.
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9.13 The range of your vehicle:
The batteries give the chair a range of approximately 25
kilometres. 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
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:
User weight heavier than 100 kg.
Batteries whose age and condition are less than
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
Use of additional power consumption options (e.g.
light, actuators, etc.).
9.14 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
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. 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.
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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Ref: P19093
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
Never charge a frozen battery. A fully
charged battery will rarely freeze but the
electrolyte of a discharged battery can freeze
at -9 degrees Centigrade. Any battery that is suspected
of being frozen should be thawed completely before
Never sit with the charger on your lap when charging
your batteries.
The charger casing will get hot during its normal
When buying spare batteries, only use types which
are approved by Sunrise Medical. If in doubt, consult
your Sunrise Medical service agent.
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9.15 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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10.0 Adjustments:
10.1 Adjustment of the footrest (Fig. 10.1):
To adjust the height of a footrest:
Loosen the screw, using a cross-head screw driver and
set the footrest at the height desired, then tighten the
screw in the hole.
Seat width adjustment (Fig. 10.3):
To adjust the width between the armrests, use a size 10
mm hexagonal wrench to loosen the hexagonal screws
on the armrest adapter retainers, which are located on
the side frame below the armrests, and pull the armrests
outwards or inwards to achieve the desired position.
Tighten the screws securely. Make sure that the screws
are secured with the locking-nuts.
NOTE: Make sure that the screws are tightened securely.
Fig. 10.3
Fig. 10.1
10.2 Adjustment of the armrests:
Height adjustment (Fig. 10.2):
Set the screw in the hole of the armrest tube that
corresponds with the desired height. Turn the handle
clockwise to tighten.
Screw on
10.3 Seat depth adjustments:
(Rumba Modular only, (Fig. 10.4). To adjust the seat depth
remove the 2 bolts on each side of the frame. Move the
backrest into the seat depth position required. Put the bolts
back and tighten them up. If you need to compensate the
armrest position to the depth adjustment you have a dual
armrest receiver bracket to insert the side-guard (Fig.
Seat Depth Bolts
Fig. 10.2
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Fig. 10.4
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10.4 Control Adjustment (Fig. 10.5):
The control can be adjusted to various positions by
pushing it along the armrest. The control can be moved
by turning the lever below the arm pad anti-clockwise,
reposition the controller and secure by turning the lever
clockwise to tighten.
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.
10.5 Dual/Attendant control:
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. (See sections 7.11 - 7.14).
10.6 Parallel swing-away control (Fig.10.6):
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.
Keep fingers, clothing, etc. clear of the swing-away
mechanism at all times.
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,
10.7 Programming:
When the chair leaves the factory, the parameters of the
controller are set to default. However, if any alterations
are required, then you should contact your dealer, where
a specialist can carry out this work.
Note: A programmer or a PC-based software program
with the appropriate connecting lead are required to
program the wheelchair.
Fig. 10.5
Never attempt to programme the wheelchair yourself.
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
Fig. 10.6
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11.0 Cleaning:
11.1 Cleaning General:
• 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.
• 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.
• Inspect the upholstery/seating for Tears, dents,
wearing or slackening of upholstery particularly near
to metal as this could result in poor posture or lower
levels of comfort and pressure relief.
11.2 Cleaning seating:
All parts/accessories such as swing-away trays should be
cleaned with a damp cloth.
All lateral supports, headrest, armrests, side-guards, calf
pads, lap belts and kneepads should be cleaned with a
damp cloth.
Do not use a hose or a pressure washer to clean your
11.3 Cleaning control system:
Clean the control system and the joystick with a cloth
dampened with diluted detergent. Be careful when
cleaning the joystick.
Never use abrasive or spirit based cleaners.
11.4 Speciality controls:
Ensure that joysticks (all variants) are cleaned with a
mild disinfectant and a cleaning cloth to avoid any cross
infection possibilities.
Ensure the controller is switched off before cleaning.
12.0 Shipping & Storage Requirements:
12.1 Storage temperature & humidity:
Storage Temperature: Min: -40ºC Max: 65ºC Relative Humidity ( non-condensing): Min:5% Max: 95% 12.2 Special shipping requirements:
The wheelchair may be transported by road, rail, sea or
air and the batteries conform to IATA regulations.
Before you travel, please contact the appropriate carrier.
The travel operator will be able to supply details of any
special requirements/instructions.
Ensure that any detachable parts are secured with
your mobility aid or separately packed and labelled so
they do not get lost during loading and unloading.
Take this Owner’s Manual with you.
The carrier will need to refer to the following sections.
How to lock/unlock the Joystick, (Section 7.3).
How to disconnect the batteries, (Section 9.3, steps
How to disconnect the drive, (Section 6.10).
12.3 Medium to long term storage:
When storing your wheelchair for long periods of time (in
excess of one week), follow these simple instructions:
Fully charge the wheelchair for at least 24 hours.
Disconnect the batteries or battery boxes.
Never store your wheelchair;
• Outside.
• In direct sunlight, (plastic parts may discolour).
• Near a source of direct heat.
• In a damp environment.
• In a cold environment.
• With the batteries/battery boxes connected, (even if
the controller is switched off).
Avoiding all of the above will minimise battery deep cycle
discharge and extend battery lifetime.
When returning the wheelchair to use, please reconnect
the batteries/battery boxes and charge the wheelchair for
at least 24 hours before use.
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13.0 Disposal:
14.0 Specifications:
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.
For technical information please refer to Fig.14.1 below.
Ensure you are the legal owner of the product prior to
arranging for the product disposal in accordance with the
520 mm Seat plane angle (RUMBA)
Effective seat width
420 mm
Seat depth (RUMBA)
430 mm
Seat depth (RUMBA Modular)
425 mm
500 mm Backrest angle
Backrest height
430 mm
490 mm Leg to seat surface angle
Overall length (w/legrest)
1020 mm 1140 mm Max speed forward
Overal width
580 mm
Seat plane angle (RUMBA Modular)
640 mm Obstacle climbing (w/kerb climb.)
6 km/h
50 mm
100 mm
Climbing ability (RUMBA)
10º (18%) Max safe slope (RUMBA)
Climbing ability (RUMBA Modular)
8º (14%) Max safe slope (RUMBA Modular)
Seat surface height at front edge
500 mm
Footrest to seat distance
410 mm
480 mm Max user weight
Armrest to seat distance
180 mm
260 mm
Folded length
1020 mm 1070 mm
Folded width
350 mm
Folded height
940 mm
Total weight w/batteries
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75 kg
Min Turning radius
Mass of the heaviest part (frame without
detachable parts and batteries)
850 mm
125 kg
37,4 kg
Fig. 14.1
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15.0 Guarantee:
16.0 Service History:
SUNRISE MEDICAL guarantees this product for two
years as from the date indicated on the invoice, receipt
or delivery note. For products containing batteries, the
battery warranty is 6 months. This warranty covers parts
in need of replacement, labour and transport.
This section is designed to assist you in keeping a record
of any service and repairs to your wheelchair. The service
Agent will complete this section and return the manual to
In warranty claims the user must submit the product and
the purchase invoice as proof of delivery date.
Serial Number
Service dates
On/Off switch
Output plug
This warranty does not cover:
NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR, e.g. on upholstery, tyres,
inner tubes, rims, wheels, fabric, etc.
ACCIDENTS, e.g. bent structures, scratches, flat tyres,
IMPROPER USE and damage caused by users who
weigh more than the weight limit indicated in the user’s
LACK OF MAINTENANCE and failure to follow the
conservation instructions in the user’s manual.
MODIFICATIONS or REPAIRS carried out by persons not
authorised by Sunrise Medical.
(when appropriate).
Life Expectancy
We estimate a life expectancy of 5 years for this product,
provided that:
It is used in strict accordance with the intended use as set
out in this document.
All service and maintenance requirements are met.
The estimated life expectancy can be exceeded if the
product is carefully used and properly maintained.
The life expectancy can also be considerably reduced by
extreme or incorrect usage.
The fact that we estimate a life expectancy for this product
does not constitute an additional warranty.
Dynamic braking
Programmable configuration
Discharge tests
Whel nuts
Service dates
Condition of loom
Test run
Emergency stop
Left run
Right run
Up/Down slope
Over obstacle
Parking brake
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17.0 Performance checks:
After performing any maintenance or repairs on the
wheelchair you must make sure that it is functioning
correctly before it is used.
If you are in any doubt about the performance requirements
of your wheelchair contact your Sunrise Medical authorised
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
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 9.0 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
Drive the wheelchair in each of the drive profiles, (if
installed), to make sure the wheelchair performs as it
did before.
Check lapstrap for wear and make sure the buckle is operational.
Check tyres and inflate.
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Parking brake test.
Ensure the fasteners on the seat depth adjustment are tight, (Rumba
Ensure all cables and connectors are sound and are tidy and out of the way.
Clean wheelchair and upholstery.
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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.
Ensure all removable parts are securely fastened.
Six month
Check the joystick of the hand control is not bent or damaged.
Check battery level indicator and charge if necessary.
Maintenance and Inspection Schedule
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Kahlbachring 2-4
69254 Malsch/Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 7253/980-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7253/980-111
Sunrise Medical
Thorns Road
Brierley Hill
West Midlands
Phone: 0845 605 66 88
0845 605 66 89
Sunrise Medical S.L.
Polígono Bakiola, 41
48498 Arrankudiaga – Vizcaya
Tel.: +34 (0) 902142434
Fax: +34 (0) 946481575
ZAC de la Vrillonnerie
17 Rue Michael Faraday
37170 Chambray-Lès-Tours
Tel : 02 47 55 44 00
Fax : 02 47 55 44 03
Sunrise Medical Srl
Via Riva 20, Montale
29100 Piacenza (PC)
Tel.: +39 0523-573111
Fax: +39 0523-570060
Sunrise Medical A.G.
Lückhalde 14
3074 Muri bei Bern
Tel.: +41 (0) 31-958-3838
Fax: +41 (0) 31-958-3848
Sunrise Medical AS
Dynamitveien 14B
1400 SKI
Tel.: +47 (0) 66963800
Fax: +47 (0) 66963838
Sunrise Medical AB
Box 9232
400 95 Göteborg
Tel: +46 (0)31 748 37 00
Fax: +46 (0)31 748 37 37
Sunrise Medical B.V.
Groningenhaven 18-20
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)30 – 60 82 100
F: +31 (0)30 – 60 55 880
E: info@sunrisemedical.nl
G2 A/S
Graham Bells Vej 21-23 A
8200 Arhus N
Tel.: +45 87 41 31 00
Fax: +45 87 41 31 31
Sunrise Medical Poland Sp. z o.o.
ul. Elektronowa 6,
94-103 Łódź
Telefon: + 48 42 209 36 67
Fax: + 48 42 209 35 23
E-mail: pl@sunrisemedical.de
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