Pride Mobility GC Controller INFMANU3355 Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
Exeter, PA
St. Catharines, ON
1-800-800-8586
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SAFETY
GUIDELINES
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the power chair to identify warnings and important
information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Failure to follow designated procedures can cause either personal injury, component
damage, or malfunction (black symbol on yellow triangle with black border).
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment (white symbol on blue dot).
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time or
in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause injury to personnel and/or damage
to equipment (black symbol with red circle and red slash).
Copyright © 2006
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU3059/Rev C/September 2006
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CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................... 4
II.
SAFETY .................................................................................................................................................... 6
III.
YOUR POWER CHAIR ......................................................................................................... 16
IV.
ASSEMBLY ............................................................................................................................ 21
V.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS .............................................................................................. 23
VI.
BATTERIES AND CHARGING ........................................................................................... 28
VII. OPERATION .......................................................................................................................... 32
VIII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................. 35
IX.
WARRANTY ........................................................................................................................... 41
This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at the time of publication.
We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our products may cause slight variations
between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the product you have purchased.
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
WELCOME to Pride Mobility Products Corporation (Pride). The power chair you have purchased combines state-ofthe-art components with safety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident that these design features will provide you
with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Once you understand how to safely operate and care for
your power chair, it should give you years of trouble free operation and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual before attempting to operate your power chair for the
first time. In addition, your safety depends upon you, as well as your provider, caretaker, or healthcare professional in
using good judgement.
If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for setup or
operation, please contact your authorized Pride Provider. Failure to follow the instructions in this manual and those
located on your power chair can lead to personal injury and/or damage to the power chair, including voiding the
warranty.
PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT
By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter, or modify this product or remove or
render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail, refuse, or neglect to install any
retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this product.
INFORMATION EXCHANGE
We want to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions about this manual. We would also like to hear about the safety
and reliability of your new power chair, and about the service you received from your authorized Pride Provider.
Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important information about safety, new
products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy your power chair. Please feel free to contact us
at the address below:
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
Attn: Customer Care Department
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643-2694
customercare@pridemobility.com
800-424-8205
NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or your copy of this manual, contact us
and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately.
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PRIDE OWNERS CLUB
As an owner of a Pride product, you are invited to register your product’s warranty and enroll in the Pride Owners Club.
You may do so by filling out and returning your enclosed product registration card or by visiting Pride's web site at
www.pridemobility.com. As a registered member, each time you visit our site, you will have access to the most interactive
and honest educational venue available today for people with mobility needs, their families, and friends.
From our home page, select “Owners Club” to enter a page dedicated to current and potential Pride product owners. You
will gain access to interviews, stories, recreation ideas, daily living tips, product and funding information, and interactive
message boards. These message boards invite you to communicate with other Pride customers as well as Pride representatives who are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
My Authorized Pride Provider:
Name:_____________________________________________________________________________________
Address:___________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:______________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:_______________________________________________________________________________
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PRODUCT SAFETY SYMBOLS
The symbols below are used on the power chair to identify warnings, mandatory actions, and prohibited actions. It is very
important for you to read and understand them completely.
Prevent personal injury and equipment damage. Do not connect an extension cord to
the AC/DC converter or the battery charger.
Read and follow the information in the owner’s manual.
Maximum seating weight.
Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary, properly install
an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged plug access.
Failure to heed could result in personal injury and/or property damage.
Prevent personal injury! Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware
that loose fitting clothing can become caught in drive tires.
Avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt, or standing water whenever possible. Maintain
and store in a clean and dry condition.
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Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or
explosive conditions.
Prevent personal injury and product damage! Keep tools and other metal
objects away from battery terminals.
Do not remove the anti-tip wheels.
Do not lift the mobility vehicle while seated in it.
Do not lift the mobility vehicle while seated in it.
Corrosive chemicals contained in battery.
EMI-RFI - This product has been tested and passed at an immunity level
of 20 V/m.
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Prevent personal injury and product damage! Battery charger requires proper ventilation
to prevent overheating. Remove the battery charger from the case before charging the
batteries. Failure to remove the battery charger from the carrying case before use may
reduce the operating life of the charger.
Explosive conditions exist!
Disposal and recycling - Contact your authorized Pride Provider for information on proper
disposal and recycling of your Pride product and its packaging.
Locked and in drive mode.
Unlocked and in freewheel mode.
Use correct tie-down points for controller harness to prevent the harness from getting
caught in the drive tires or pinched in the seat frame.
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SAFETY
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new power chair for the first time without completely reading
and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your power chair is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an extensive
variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the power chair user. Please be aware that the final selection and
purchasing decision regarding the type of power chair to be used is the responsibility of the power chair user, who is
capable of making such a decision, and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical doctor, physical therapist, etc.).
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has properly fitted the power chair
to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the authorized Pride Provider in the instruction
process for the use of the product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the power chair user will need to practice operating
the power chair in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained attendant can be defined as a family member or care
professional specially trained in assisting a power chair user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your power chair during daily activities, you will probably encounter situations in which you will need
some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in full and confident control as you maneuver through doorways,
on and off of elevators, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help the user become accustomed to operating
the power chair safely.
Modifications
Pride has designed and engineered your power chair to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of accessories
is available from your authorized Pride Provider to further customize your power chair to better suit your needs and/or
preferences. However, under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or disable any feature, part, or function
of your power chair.
WARNING! Do not modify your power chair in any way not authorized by Pride. Unauthorized
modifications may result in personal injury and/or damage to your power chair.
Pre-Ride Safety Check
Get to know the feel of your power chair and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check before
each use to make sure your power chair operates smoothly and safely.
Perform the following inspections prior to using your power chair:
! Check for proper tire inflation. Maintain but do no exceed 35 psi (2.4 bar) in each tire if equipped with pneumatic
tires.
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
! Check all controller connections to the power base. Make sure they are secured properly.
! Check the brakes. See VIII. “Care and Maintenance.”
! Check battery charge. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your authorized Pride Provider for assistance.
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Weight Limitations
Your power chair is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Please refer to the specifications table for this limit.
WARNING! Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in personal injury
and/or damage to your power chair. Pride will not be held responsible for injuries and/or property
damage resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your power chair. Carrying passengers on your power
chair may result in personal injury and/or property damage.
Tire Inflation
If your power chair is equipped with pneumatic tires, you should check or have the air pressure checked regularly. Proper
inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tires and help ensure the smooth operation of your power chair.
WARNING! It is important that 35 psi (2.4 bar) tire pressure be maintained in pneumatic tires at all
times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and
overinflated tires may burst. Failure to maintain 35 psi (2.4 bar) tire pressure in pneumatic tires at
all times may result in tire and/or wheel failure, causing serious personal injury and/or damage to
your power chair.
WARNING! Inflate your power chair drive tires from a regulated air source with an available pressure
gauge. Inflating your tires from an unregulated air source could overinflate them, resulting in a
burst tire and/or personal injury.
Incline Information
More and more buildings have ramps with specified degrees of inclination, designed for easy and safe access. Some ramps
may have turning switchbacks (180-degree turns) that require you to have good cornering skills on your power chair.
! Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
! Take wide swings with your power chair’s front wheels around any tight corners. If you do that, the power chair’s rear
wheels will follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on any railing corners.
! When driving down a ramp, keep the power chair’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to ensure a
safely controlled descent. See VII. “Operation.”
! Avoid sudden stops and starts.
When climbing an incline, try to keep your power chair moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then accelerate
cautiously. When driving down an incline, set your power chair to the slowest setting and drive in the forward direction
only. If your power chair starts to move down the incline faster than you anticipated or desired, allow it to come to a
complete stop by releasing the joystick, then push the joystick forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive at an angle up the face of the incline.
Drive your power chair straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or a fall.
Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING! You should not travel up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e., areas covered
with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
WARNING! When on any sort of an incline or decline, never place the power chair in freewheel
mode while seated on it or standing next to it. Doing so may result in personal injury and/or
damage to your power chair.
WARNING! Never travel down an incline backwards. This may result in personal injury.
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WARNING! Even though your power chair is capable of climbing slopes greater than those illustrated
in figure 1, do not, under any circumstances, exceed the incline guidelines or any other
specifications presented in this manual. Doing so could cause instability in your power chair,
resulting in personal injury and/or damage to your power chair.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all handicap public access ramps are required to have a
maximum slope of 5° (8.7%). Although the Select has passed testing to ascend and descend 10° (17.5%) inclines, Pride
recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you attempt to safely ascend or descend on your power chair does not
exceed 6° (10.5%). See figure 1.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 6° (10.5%) may put your power
chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in personal injury.
Figure 1. Maximum Safe Slope (Ascending and Descending)
Braking Information
Your power chair is equipped with two powerful brake systems:
1. Regenerative — uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the joystick returns to the center/stop position.
2. Disc Park Brake — activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or when power is
removed from the system for any reason.
Cornering Information
While your power chair is equipped with two caster wheels, excessively high cornering speeds can still create the possibility of tipping. Factors which affect the possibility of tipping include, but are not limited to: cornering speed, steering angle
(how sharply you are turning), uneven road surfaces, inclined road surfaces, riding from an area of low traction to an area
of high traction (such as passing from a grassy area to a paved area – especially at high speed while turning), and abrupt
directional changes. High cornering speeds are not recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a corner, reduce
your speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your power chair from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. This greatly reduces the possibility of a
tip or fall. To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, always exercise common sense when
cornering.
Motor Vehicle Transport
Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your power chair while traveling in a motor vehicle. The power chair
should be stowed in the trunk of a car or in the back of a truck or van with the batteries removed and properly secured.
WARNING! Do not sit on your power chair while it is in a moving vehicle. Personal injury and/or
property damage may result.
WARNING! Always be sure your power chair and its batteries are properly secured when it is being
transported. Failure to do so may result in personal injury and/or damage to your power chair.
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Freewheel Mode
Your power chair is equipped with two manual freewheel levers to allow for manual maneuverability by a trained attendant.
For more information about how to place your power chair into and out of freewheel mode, see III. “Your Power Chair.”
WARNING! Do not use your power chair in freewheel mode without an attendant present. Personal
injury may result.
WARNING! Do not attempt to personally place your power chair in freewheel mode while seated
on it. Personal injury may result. Ask an attendant for assistance if necessary.
WARNING! Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while on an incline. The chair could
roll uncontrollably on its own, causing personal injury.
Outdoor Driving Surfaces
Your power chair is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces composed
of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you will encounter other surface
types. For this reason, your power chair is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to
use your power chair safely on lawns and in park areas.
! Reduce your power chair’s speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
! Avoid tall grass that can entangle the running gear.
! Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
! If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
Stationary Obstacles (Steps, Curbs, etc.)
Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges and/or drop-offs (curbs, porches,
stairs, etc.). The correct method for approaching a curb is illustrated in figure 2.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair climb or descend an obstacle that is higher
than 2 inches unless you have the assistance of an attendant.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair proceed backwards down any step, curb, or
other obstacle. This may cause the power chair to tip and cause personal injury.
CURB
CURB
Figure 2. Correct Curb Approach
Figure 3. Incorrect Curb Approach
Stairs and Escalators
Power chairs are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Never use your power chair to negotiate steps or escalators. You may cause injury to
yourself and to others and/or damage your power chair.
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Transfers
Transferring onto and off of your power chair requires good
sense of balance. Always have an attendant or healthcare professional present while learning to properly transfer yourself.
To eliminate the possibility of injury, Pride recommends that
you or a trained attendant perform the following tasks before
attempting a transfer:
! Turn off the power to the unit. See VII. “Operation.”
! Ensure your power chair is not in freewheel mode. See III.
“Your Power Chair.”
! Turn the front caster wheels toward the transfer destination
to improve power chair stability during transfer.
! Make sure both armrests are flipped up or removed from
your power chair.
! Flip up the foot platform or move the leg rests aside; this
will help to keep your feet from getting caught on the foot
rigging during the transfer.
! Reduce the distance between your power chair and the
object you are transferring onto.
Figure 4. Ideal Transfer Position
WARNING! Before transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the power chair seat
to prevent the power chair from tipping forward during transfer and causing injury.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury and product damage! Avoid putting all of your weight on the
power chair armrests and do not use the armrests for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers.
Such use may cause the power chair to tip, resulting in a fall from the power chair.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the foot riggings. Such use may cause the power
chair to tip and cause personal injury.
Doors
! Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
! Drive your power chair gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your power chair gently and slowly
backwards to pull the door open.
Elevators
Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the elevator door(s).
! If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or allow the
rubber door edge to contact the power chair and the door will reopen.
! Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or power chair accessories do not become caught in elevator doors.
Lift/Elevation Products
If you will be traveling with your power chair, you may find it necessary to use a lift/elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the
manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product
WARNING! Never sit on your power chair when it is being used in connection with any type of lift/
elevation product. Your power chair was not designed with such use in mind and any damage or
injury incurred from such use is not the responsibility of Pride.
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Inclement Weather Precautions
Exposure of your power chair to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly caught
up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your power chair, proceed to shelter at the earliest opportunity.
Thoroughly dry your power chair before storing, charging, or operating your power chair.
WARNING! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy/slippery surfaces can
cause personal injury and/or damage to the power chair and electrical system. Maintain and store
your power chair in a dry and clean condition.
Positioning Belts
Your authorized Pride Provider, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your power chair safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your power chair, make sure it is
fastened securely. Serious personal injury may result if you fall from the power chair.
WARNING! The positioning belt is not designed for use as a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Nor is
your power chair suitable for use as a seat in any vehicle. Anyone traveling in a vehicle should be
properly belted into seats approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
Public Streets and Roadways
WARNING! You should not operate your power chair on public streets and roadways. Be aware
that it may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your power chair. Obey all
local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with extreme
caution.
Reaching and Bending
Never reach, lean, or bend while driving your power chair. If it is absolutely necessary to reach, lean, or bend while seated
on your power chair, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the power chair from tipping. Pride
recommends that the power chair user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the
presence of a qualified healthcare professional.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the floor by
reaching down between your knees. Movements such as these may change your center of gravity
and the weight distribution of the power chair. This may cause your power chair to tip, possibly
resulting in personal injury.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury! Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware
that loose fitting clothing can become caught in drive tires.
Batteries
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information. For more
information about your power chair’s batteries, see VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable to lift that
much weight, be sure to get help. Lifting beyond your capacity can result in personal injury.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery. Charging
a frozen battery may result in personal injury and/or damage to the battery.
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Removable Parts
WARNING! Prevent personal injury and/or product damage. Do not attempt to lift or move a power
chair by any of its removable parts, including the armrests, seat, foot riggings, controller, and shrouds.
Preventing Unintended Movement
WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period of time,
turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent joystick contact. This
will also eliminate the possibility of unintended chair movement from electromagnetic (EM) sources.
Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations
Users must exercise care and common sense when operating a power chair. This includes awareness of safety issues when
taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or
if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations may impair your ability
to operate your power chair in a safe manner.
Alcohol
The power chair user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her power chair. This includes awareness
of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol.
WARNING! Do not operate your power chair while you are under the influence of alcohol, as this
may impair your ability to operate your power chair in a safe manner.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI)
WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency waves can
have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-powered mobility vehicles.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile two-way
radios (such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, wireless computer links,
microwave signals, paging transmitters, and medium-range mobile transceivers used by emergency vehicles. In some
cases, these waves can cause unintended movement or damage to the control system. Every electrically-powered mobility
vehicle has an immunity (or resistance) to EMI. The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection against EMI. This
product has been tested and has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.
WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-way radios, laptops, and other types of radio transmitters
may cause unintended movement of your electrically-powered mobility vehicle due to EMI.
Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your mobility vehicle and avoid
coming into close proximity of radio and TV stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to the electrically-powered mobility vehicle
can increase the susceptibility of the vehicle to EMI. Do not modify your power chair in any way
not authorized by Pride.
WARNING! The electrically-powered mobility vehicle itself can disturb the performance of other
electrical devices located nearby, such as alarm systems.
NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI, go to the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If
unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn your power chair off as soon as it is safe to do so. Call
Pride at 800-424-8205 to report the incident.
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THE JAZZY SELECT
The Jazzy Select has two main assemblies: the seat assembly and the power base assembly. See figure 5. Typically, the seat
assembly includes the armrests, seatback, and seat base. The power base assembly includes two motor/brake assemblies,
two drive wheels, two caster wheels, two anti-tip wheels, two batteries, and wiring harnesses. See figures 5, 6, and 7.
ARMRESTS
SEATBACK
JOYSTICK
SEAT ASSEMBLY
JOYSTICK MODULE
SEAT BASE
SEATBACK
RELEASE LEVER
FOOT RIGGING
(FOOT PLATFORM SHOWN)
POWER BASE
ASSEMBLY
CASTER WHEEL
ANTI-TIP WHEEL
FREEWHEEL LEVER
DRIVE WHEEL
Figure 5. The Jazzy Select
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JAZZY SELECT SPECIFICATIONS
Suspension:
Active-Trac
Drive Wheels:
10 in., pneumatic (10 in. solid optional)
Anti-Tip Wheels:
5 in., solid (front-mounted)
Rear Caster Wheels:
6 in., solid (rear-mounted)
Maximum Speed:¹
Up to 4.0 mph
Brakes:
“Intelligent Braking” electronic regenerative, disc park brake
Ground Clearance:²
3.0 in.
Turning Radius:²
22 in.
Overall Size:²
Length: 40.5 in. (with foot platform)
Width: 23.5 in.
Seating Options:
Medium-back (standard)
Medium-back with Solid Seat Pan (optional)
High-back (optional)
High-back with Solid Seat Pan (optional)
Drivetrain:
Two motor, mid-wheel drive
Batteries:³
Two 12-volt, U-1 batteries
Battery Charger:
5-amp, off-board
Electronics:
40-amp GC
Weight Capacity:
300 lbs.
Component Weights:
Base: 90 lbs.
Standard Seat: 30 lbs.
Batteries: 24.5 lbs. each
¹Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery amp hour rating (AH), battery charge, battery condition, and tire condition.
²Due to manufacturing tolerances and continued product improvement, this specification can be subject to variance of (+ or – ) 3%.
³AGM or Gel-Cell type recommended.
NOTE: All specifications subject to change without notice.
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SEAT POST
FRONT COVER
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
JOYSTICK MODULE
CONNECTOR
OFF-BOARD CHARGER PORT
Figure 6. The Jazzy Select Power Base
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Electrical Components
The electrical components are located either on or inside the power base. The main circuit breaker and off-board charger
port are located on the front of the power base. The power module is located under the front cover. See figures 6 and 7.
Main Circuit Breaker: The main circuit breaker is a safety feature built into your power chair. When the batteries and the
motors are heavily strained (e.g., from excessive loads), the main circuit breaker trips to prevent damage to the motors and
the electronics. If the circuit trips, allow your power chair to “rest” for approximately one minute. Next, push in the circuit
breaker button, turn on the controller, and continue normal operation. If the main circuit breaker continues to trip repeatedly, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
Off-board Charger Port: This is where the power module connects to the battery charger.
Power Module: Provides connection between the joystick module and the motors, batteries, and off-board charger port.
MOTOR CONNECTOR
MOTOR CONNECTOR
JOYSTICK MODULE CONNECTOR
BATTERY CONNECTOR
BATTERY
CONNECTORS
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
BATTERY CONNECTORS
OFF-BOARD CHARGER PORT
Figure 7. Jazzy Select Electrical Components
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Manual Freewheel Levers
The Jazzy Select has a manual freewheel lever on each motor. Manual freewheel levers enable you to disengage the drive
motors from the gearboxes and maneuver the chair manually.
WARNING! Do not use the power chair while the drive motors are disengaged! Do not disengage
the drive motors when the power chair is on an incline, as the unit could roll on its own, causing
injury!
To engage or disengage the drive motors:
1. Locate the lever on each side of the power base. See figure 5.
2. Pull both levers upward to engage the drive motors. See figure 8.
3. Push both levers downward to disengage the drive motors. See figure 9.
If a lever is difficult to move in either direction, slightly rock the power chair back and forth. The lever should then move to
the desired position.
WARNING! It is important to remember that when your power chair is in freewheel mode, the
braking system is disengaged.
FREEWHEEL LEVER
FREEWHEEL LEVER
Figure 8. Drive Mode (Drive Engaged)
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INITIAL ASSEMBLY
Your power chair may require some assembly either before initial use or after transportation.
NOTE: Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the disassembly or adjustment of the power chair must be
replaced with a new nylon insert lock nut. Nylon insert lock nuts should not be reused as it may cause damage
to the nylon insert, resulting in a less secure fit. Replacement nylon insert lock nuts are available at local
hardware stores or through your authorized Pride Provider.
Seat Installation
It may be necessary to install the seat either prior to initial operation or after transporting your power chair.
WARNING! Do not pick up the seat frame
by the armrests. They are free to pivot, and
you may lose control of the seat if they do
so, resulting in personal injury or damage
to the chair.
SETSCREW
WIRE TIES
To install the seat:
1. Slide the seat down onto the power base. See figure 10.
NOTE: The bottom hole on the seat post is equipped with
an internal welded pin, which sets the seat height in the
lowest position. If a seat height other than the lowest
position is desired, you must install the supplied clevis
pin into either the middle hole or top hole on the seat
post before installing the seat.
2. Tighten and clamp the quick-release fastener. See figure 11.
3. Install the joystick module into one of the armrests. Tighten
the setscrew with the supplied hex key. See figure 10.
4. Route the joystick module cable as shown and secure with
wire-ties. See figure 10.
WARNING! Prevent controller har ness
damage! Use correct tie-down points for
controller harness.
SEAT
JOYSTICK
MODULE
CLEVIS PIN
QUICK RELEASE
FASTENER
POWER BASE
Figure 10. Seat and Controller Assembly
5. Plug the joystick module cable into the connector on the
power base. See figure 6.
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Quick Release Fasteners: The seat is secured to the seat
post with a quick release fastener. The quick release fastener consists of a bolt, a lever and a nut. See figure 11. The
lever has a cam on the end that allows it to clamp into place.
The quick release fastener has two states: clamped and
unclamped. When the lever is open, the quick release fastener is unclamped. When the lever is closed, the quick
release fastener is clamped.
To clamp the quick release fastener:
1. Make sure the lever is in the open position.
2. Turn the nut clockwise until it is snug.
3. Rotate the lever until it is in the fully closed position.
CLAMPED
UNCLAMPED
BOLT
LEVER (OPEN)
NUT
LEVER (FULLY CLOSED)
CAM
Figure 11. Quick Release Fastener Operation
NOTE: If the lever will not rotate to the fully closed
position, then turn the nut counterclockwise onequarter or one-half turn.
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ADJUSTMENTS
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
After becoming familiar with your power chair’s operation, you may find the need to make some adjustments to increase
your comfort, such as seat height, armrest angle, foot platform height and angle, and joystick module position. Refer to the
following information before making comfort adjustments.
WARNING! If your power chair was configured by your authorized Pride Provider, please consult
your healthcare professional before changing the seat position or making any other adjustment.
Some adjustments may degrade your power chair’s performance and safety by changing its center
of gravity.
WARNING! Some power chair components are heavy. You may need assistance to lift or carry
them. Please refer to the specifications table for specific component weights before you
disassemble the power chair.
WARNING! Prevent injury. Remove the occupant from the power chair before making any
adjustments unless otherwise stated.
Seat Height Adjustment
You can change the seat height to one of three positions in
1-in. increments.
SEAT
To change the seat height:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Make sure that the power chair is in drive mode. See
figure 7.
3. Loosen the quick-release fastener. See figure 12.
4. Remove the seat. See figure 12.
5. To set the seat to the lowest position, remove the
clevis pin (if equipped) from the seat post and reinstall
the seat.
QUICK RELEASE
FASTENER
NOTE: The bottom hole on the seat post is equipped
with an internal welded pin, which sets the seat height
in the lowest position. The clevis pin is not necessary
for this adjustment.
6. To set the seat to one of two higher positions, install the
clevis pin into either the middle hole for the middle height
or the top hole for the highest height, then reinstall the
seat.
7. Tighten and clamp the quick-release fastener. See
figure 11.
CLEVIS PIN
POWER BASE
Figure 12. Seat Height Adjustment
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Joystick Module Position
You can position the joystick module for either left-hand or
right-hand use.
WARNING! Do not place the joystick
module cable so that it can be pinched
in the seat frame or the power base
frame.
To change the joystick module position:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Unplug the joystick module from the connector on the
power base.
3. Cut the wire tie(s) that secure the joystick module cable
to the armrest and seat.
4. Flip up the armrest
5. Loosen the setscrew. See figure 13.
6. Slide the joystick module out of the armrest.
7. Loosen the setscrew in the other armrest.
8. Place the joystick module into the other armrest.
9. Tighten the setscrew to secure the joystick module.
10. Route the joystick module cable along the seat frame
and secure with wire ties. See figure 10.
11. Plug the controller connector into the power base. See
figure 6.
SETSCREW
Figure 13. Underside of Armrest
Manual Recline Seatback Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with a manual recline seatback, you can adjust the seatback angle with the seatback
release lever. The lever is located on the right side of the seat base. See figure 5.
To adjust the recline angle:
1. Pull up on the seatback release lever.
2. Lean forward or backwards to the desired position.
3. Release the lever.
Armrest Width Adjustment
You can change each armrest’s width independently of the other.
NOTE: Changing the armrest width may increase the overall width of your power chair.
To change the armrest width:
1. Locate the two armrest knobs on each side of the armrest receiver bracket. See figure 14.
2. Loosen the knobs.
3. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
4. Tighten the knobs.
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Armrest Angle Adjustment
To change the armrest angle:
1. Lift the armrest straight up so that it is perpendicular to
the floor. See figure 14.
2. Loosen the jam nut.
3. Turn the adjusting screw clockwise to raise the front of
the armrest, or turn the adjusting screw
counterclockwise to lower the front of the armrest.
4. Tighten the jam nut to lock the adjusting screw into
place.
Armrest Height Adjustment
To change the armrest height:
1. Loosen the two setscrews located on the armrest
receiver. See figure 14.
2. Raise or lower the armrest to the desired height.
3. Tighten the setscrews to secure the armrest.
Seatback Angle Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with a limited-recline
seatback, you can adjust it to four (4) different angles: 90°,
102°, 105°, or 107°.
ADJUSTMENTS
ARMREST ANGLE
ADJUSTING SCREW
JAM NUT
ARMREST HEIGHT
ADJUSTING SCREWS
ARMREST KNOB
SEATBACK ANGLE
ADJUSTING SCREW
Figure 14. Armrest and Seatback Adjustments
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Remove the adjusting screws from each seat hinge. See
figure 14.
2. Set the seatback at the desired angle.
3. Reinstall the adjusting screws to each seat hinge and
tighten.
Foot Platform Height Adjustment
The foot platform height is easily adjusted to different heights
in 1/2-in. increments.
To raise or lower the foot platform:
1. Remove the fasteners from the foot platform bracket.
See figure 15.
2. Raise or lower the foot platform to the desired height.
3. Reinstall the fasteners into the foot platform bracket and
tighten.
FOOT
PLATFORM
BRACKET
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
Figure 15. Foot Platform Adjustment
Foot Platform Depth Adjustment
To adjust the foot platform depth:
1. Remove the fasteners from the foot platform bracket.
See figure 15.
2. Move the foot platform in or out to the desired depth.
3. Reinstall the fasteners into the foot platform bracket and
tighten.
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Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
You can adjust the angle of the foot platform. See figure 15.
To adjust the foot platform angle:
1. Flip up the foot platform and locate the adjustment
screw.
2. Turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise to raise
the front of the foot platform.
3. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise to lower the front
of the foot platform.
Swing-away Footrests
Swing-away Footrests (SFRs) enable you to rotate the footrests to the side before you transfer onto or off or your power
chair. See figure 16.
SFR RELEASE LEVER
FOOTREST
EXTENSION
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
Figure 16. Swing-Away Footrests
To rotate the SFRs:
1. Push in the release lever.
2. Rotate the SFRs.
RELEASE LEVER A
RELEASE LEVER B
To adjust the SFR length:
1. Remove the two adjustment screws from the side of
each footrest extension.
2. Slide the footrest up or down to the desired length.
3. Reinstall the two adjustment screws.
LEG REST
EXTENSION
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
Elevating Leg Rests
Elevating Leg Rests (ELRs) offer an infinite range of adjustment for the leg angle and a footrest adjustment range of
12–19 in. See figure 17.
Figure 17. Elevating Leg Rests
To rotate the ELRs:
1. Push in release lever A.
2. Rotate the ELRs.
To adjust the ELR angle:
1. Push down release lever B.
2. Move the leg rest to the desired angle.
To adjust the ELR length:
1. Remove the two adjustment screws from the side of
each leg rest extension.
2. Slide the leg rest up or down to the desired length.
3. Reinstall the two adjustment screws.
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Anti-Tip Wheels
The anti-tip wheels are designed to give your power chair increased stability on rough surfaces. The anti-tip wheels are
preset at the factory for smooth surfaces or indoor use only. If you plan on using your power chair on rough surfaces, it may
be necessary to adjust the anti-tip wheels to better suit your needs. The anti-tip wheels may need adjustment if the
following occurs:
! When coming to a stop, your power chair tips forward excessively.
! The anti-tip wheels constantly rub the ground.
WARNING! Consult your authorized Pride Provider before attempting to change the anti-tip wheel
height! Changing the anti-tip wheel height affects handling under acceleration!
WARNING! The higher you raise the anti-tip wheels, the more you increase your power chair’s
tendency to tilt forward while decelerating. You can compensate for this by having your authorized
Pride Provider make a small adjustment to the pre-programmed deceleration setting in the controller
or by moving the seat assembly farther to the back of your power chair.
PROHIBITED! Do not remove the anti-tip wheels.
NOTE: Each drive tire must be inflated to 35 psi (2.4 bar) if equipped with pneumatic tires. The user must also
be seated in the power chair in order to properly adjust the anti-tip wheels.
To adjust the anti-tip wheels:
1. Loosen nut A. See figure 18.
2. Remove bolt B.
3. Raise or lower the anti-tip wheel. Each hole is in 1/2 in.
increments.
4. Reinstall bolt B.
5. Tighten nut A.
6. Raise or lower the other anti-tip wheel so that it is at the
same height.
A
B
Figure 18. Anti-Tip Wheel Adjustment
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BATTERIES AND CHARGING
The Jazzy Select uses two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries. These batteries are sealed and maintenance free. Since
they are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte (fluid) level. Deep-cycle batteries are designed to handle a longer and
deeper discharge. Though they are similar in appearance to automotive batteries, they are not interchangeable. Automotive
batteries are not designed to handle a long, deep discharge, and also are unsafe for use in power chairs.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not use batteries that exceed the
recommended type and amp-hour capacity. Do not use batteries with different amp-hour capacities.
Refer to specifications table in this manual and in the manual supplied with the battery charger
for recommended type and capacities.
NOTE: For more information on battery charging, refer to the operation manual supplied with your battery
charger.
Charging the Batteries
The battery charger is essential in providing long life for your power chair batteries. It is designed to optimize your power
chair’s performance by charging the batteries safely, quickly, and easily.
PROHIBITED! Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary, properly
install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged plug access. Failure
to heed could result in personal injury and/or property damage.
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension cord to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger directly
into a properly wired standard electrical outlet.
WARNING! You must recharge your power chair’s batteries with the supplied off-board battery
charger. Do not use an automotive-type battery charger.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Read the battery charging instructions in
this manual and in the manual supplied with the battery charger before charging the batteries.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do no expose the off-board battery charger
to rain or other sources of moisture unless it has been tested for outdoor use. Refer to the manual
supplied with the battery charger for more information.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Explosive gases may be generated while
charging the batteries. Keep the power chair and the battery charger away from sources of ignition
such as flames or sparks and provide adequate ventilation when charging the batteries.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Inspect the battery charger, wiring, and
connectors for damage before each use. Contact your authorized Pride Provider if damage is
found.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not attempt to open the battery charger
case. If the battery charger does not appear to be working correctly, contact your authorized
Pride Provider.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! If the off-board battery charger is equipped
with cooling slots, then do not attempt to insert objects through these slots.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not allow unsupervised children to play
near the power chair while the batteries are charging.
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WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! If your off-board battery charger has not
been tested and approved for outdoor use, then do not expose it to adverse or extreme weather
conditions. If the battery charger is exposed to adverse or extreme weather conditions, then it
must be allowed to adjust to the difference in environmental conditions before use indoors. Refer
to the manual supplied with the battery charger for more information.
To charge the batteries using an off-board charger:
1. Position your power chair next to a standard electrical outlet.
2. Turn off power to the unit.
3. Open the charger bag.
4. Remove the charger.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not charge the batteries with the battery
charger in the charger bag. Remove the charger from the bag before operating.
5. Plug the off-board charger into the off-board charger port on the power base. See figure 6.
6. Plug the off-board charger into the electrical outlet.
NOTE: If it is a Pride off-board charger, then there are two lights in it. The red light indicates that power to
the off-board charger is on. The green light indicates that the batteries are fully charged. If it is not a Pride
off-board charger, then follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer.
7. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the off-board charger from the electrical outlet and then from the offboard charger port.
8. Store the charger in the charger bag.
Battery Break-in
To break in new batteries for maximum efficiency:
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This brings the battery up to about 90% of its peak performance
level.
2. Operate your power chair throughout the house and yard. Move slowly at first, and do not travel too far until you
become accustomed to the controls and break in the batteries.
3. Give the batteries another full charge of 8 to 14 hours and operate your power chair again. The batteries will now
perform at over 90% of their potential.
4. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries will top off at 100% charge and last for an extended period.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the charger work?
The battery charger takes the standard electrical outlet voltage of 120 VAC (alternating current) and converts it to 24 VDC
(direct current). The power chair batteries use direct current to run your power chair. When the battery voltage is low, the
charger works harder to charge the battery. As the battery voltage approaches full charge, the charger doesn’t work as
hard to complete the charging cycle. When the battery is fully charged, the amperage from the charger is nearly at zero.
This is how the charger maintains a charge but does not overcharge the battery.
Can I use a different battery charger?
You should use the charger supplied with the power chair. It is the safest, most efficient tool to charge the batteries. We do
not recommend using other types of chargers (e.g., an automotive battery charger).
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NOTE: Your power chair’s charger will not operate after the batteries have been discharged to nearly zero
voltage. If this happens, call your authorized Pride Provider for assistance.
How often must I charge the batteries?
Many factors come into play when deciding how often to charge the batteries. You may use your power chair all day on a
daily basis or you may not use it for weeks at a time.
! Daily Use
If you use your power chair on a daily basis, charge the batteries as soon as you are finished using your power chair.
Your power chair will be ready each morning to give you a full day’s service. It is recommended that you charge the
batteries 8 to 14 hours after daily use.
! Infrequent Use
If you use your power chair infrequently (once a week or less), you should charge the batteries at least once per week
for 12 to 14 hours.
NOTE: Keep your batteries fully charged and avoid deeply discharging your batteries. Do not charge the
batteries for more than 24 hours at a charging cycle.
How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely do you have an ideal driving situation such as smooth, flat, hard terrain with no wind, hills, or curves. More often you
are presented with hills, sidewalk cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind. All of these factors will
affect the distance or running time per battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for obtaining the maximum range per
charge:
! Always charge the batteries fully prior to your trip.
! Plan your trip in advance to avoid inclines if possible.
! Limit baggage weight to essential items.
! Try to maintain an even speed and avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type of batteries should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deep-cycle
batteries that are similar in performance. Refer to the specifications table for more information regarding the batteries used
with your power chair.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals contained in batteries. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to
reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a much different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium (nicads),
or in other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to provide power, drain down their
charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge. AGM and Gel-Cell batteries should be charged as often as possible.
They do not have a “memory” like nickel-cadmium batteries.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide a battery that best suits your power chair’s specific demands.
Fresh batteries arrive regularly at Pride and are promptly shipped with a full charge. During shipping, the batteries encounter temperature extremes that may influence initial performance. Heat robs the charge from the battery, and cold slows the
power available and extends the time needed to recharge the battery (just as with a car battery).
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It might take a few days for the temperature of the battery to stabilize and adjust to its new ambient temperature. More
importantly, it will take a few “charging cycles” (a partial drain–then a full recharge) to establish the critical chemical balance
that is essential to the battery’s peak performance and long life. It will be well worth it to take the time to break in your
battery properly.
NOTE: The useful life of a battery is quite often a reflection of the care it receives.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
A fully charged deep-cycle battery will provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your power chair’s
batteries fully charged whenever possible. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, or
stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable power chair operation and limited battery life.
NOTE: If the need is urgent, then it is acceptable to occasionally use the power chair before the batteries
are fully charged.
How should I store my power chair and its batteries?
If you do not use your power chair regularly, we recommend maintaining battery vitality by charging the batteries at least
once per week.
If you do not plan on using your power chair for an extended period, fully charge the batteries prior to storage. Disconnect
the battery harnesses and store the power chair in a warm, dry environment. Avoid temperature extremes, such as freezing
and excessively hot conditions, and never attempt to charge a frozen battery. A cold or frozen battery should be warmed
for several days prior to recharging.
What about public transportation?
AGM and Gel-Cell batteries are designed for application in power chairs and other mobility vehicles. These batteries are
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, allowing safe transportation on aircraft, buses, and trains, as there is no
danger of spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the carrier’s ticket counter in advance to determine that carrier’s
specific requirements.
What about shipping?
If you wish to use a freight company to ship your power chair to your final destination, repack your power chair in the
original shipping container and ship the batteries in separate boxes.
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OPERATION
GC CONTROLLER SYSTEM
The electronic controller is what you use to operate your power chair. The electronic controller enables you to move the
power chair, as well as monitor battery charge, electronic controller functions, and the condition of your electrical system.
The GC is a modular electronic controller system. The system consists of a joystick module and a power module. See
figure 19. Typically, the joystick module is mounted to one of the armrests and is connected to a power module located on
the power base.
The controller system supplied with your power chair has been pre-programmed to meet your needs. The program is set
using either a personal computer with software provided by the controller manufacturer or with a hand-held programmer,
also provided by the controller manufacturer.
WARNING! The controller program can affect speed, acceleration, deceleration, and braking. If it
is programmed incorrectly or outside of the safe limits as determined by your healthcare
professional, it can create a dangerous situation. Only the power chair manufacturer, an authorized
representative of the manufacturer, or a trained service technician should program the controller.
The GC Controller system consists of:
1. joystick
2. control panel
3. joystick module
4. power module
1
2
Joystick
The joystick controls the direction and speed of your
power chair. When you move the joystick from the neutral (center) position, the electromagnetic brakes release and allow your power chair to move. The farther
you push the joystick from its neutral position, the faster
your power chair moves. When you release the joystick and allow it to return to the neutral position, you
engage the electromagnetic brakes. This causes your
power chair to decelerate and come to a complete stop.
3
4
WARNING! If your power chair
begins to move in an unexpected
manner, immediately release the
joystick. Unless the joystick is
damaged, this action should stop
your power chair.
NOTE: If you move the joystick before or just after you switch on the power, the battery condition
meter will ripple side-to-side and the power chair
will not move. If you do not release the joystick
within five seconds, the power chair will not move
until you turn the controller off and on again.
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Control Panel
The control panel contains the control buttons and the battery
condition meter. See figure 20.
Horn Button: Activates the horn.
On/Off Button: Turns the controller on and off.
WARNING! Unless faced with an emergency
situation, do not use the on/off key to stop
the chair. This will cause the power chair to
stop abruptly.
WARNING! Always turn the power off when
you are stationary to prevent unexpected
movement.
Speed Dial: Controls the power chair speed.
! Turn the dial clockwise to increase the speed.
! Turn the dial counterclockwise to decrease the speed.
NOTE: We recommend that the first few times you operate
your power chair, you set the speed to the slowest setting
until you become familiar with your new power chair.
Battery Condition Meter: The battery condition meter consists of five LEDs arranged in an arc over the on/off and horn Figure 20. GC Joystick Module
buttons. See figure 20. The battery condition meter indicates the
status of the electrical system using LED codes. For example, as the battery voltage drops, the number of LEDs reduces
from right to left. When the battery capacity drops to 10% or below, the left red LED will flash.
Battery condition meter codes are as follows:
! Left Red LED Flashing: Battery charge is low; Charge the batteries as soon as possible.
! Left-to-Right Step of LEDs: The controller is in lock mode; Unlock the controller.
! Left-to-Right Ripple of LEDs: The controller is in programming, inhibit, or charging mode.
! All LEDs Flashing Quickly: The joystick was not in the center position when the power was switched on, or the
controller system detected a fault; Refer to the Fault Code Table.
Lock Mode
The controller is equipped with a feature that enables you to “lockout” unauthorized users.
To lock the controller:
1. While the power is on, press and hold the on/off button until it beeps (approximately 2 seconds.)
2. Release the on/off button.
3. Move the joystick to the full forward position until it beeps.
4. Move the joystick to the full rearward position until it beeps.
5. Release the joystick. There will be one long beep. The controller system is now locked.
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NOTE: The battery condition meter will flash the “locked” sequence. 1 LED will flash on and then off. 2
LEDs will flash on and then off. This sequence will continue until all five LEDs flash on and then off. The
sequence will continue until the power is turned off or until the controller is unlocked.
To unlock the controller:
1. Press the on/off button to turn on the controller. The battery condition meter will flash the “locked” sequence.
2. Move the joystick to the full forward position until it beeps.
3. Move the joystick to the full rearward position until it beeps.
4. Release the joystick. There will be one long beep. The controller system is now unlocked.
Sleep Mode
The power chair controller features a sleep mode. Sleep mode is a built-in circuit that will automatically shut off the main
power if the joystick is not moved in any direction for a period of time. This time factor is programmed into the controller.
To restore power and continue, push any button on the control panel.
Fault Codes
The battery condition meter will flash fault codes when the controller system detects an abnormal condition is the electrical
system. All of the battery condition meter LEDs will flash a number of times quickly, then pause, then flash again. The
battery condition meter will continue to flash the fault codes until the problem is fixed. The table below identifies the
individual fault codes. If any of these fault codes persist, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
Fault Code
Probable Cause(s)
Possible Solution
1 Flash
The batteries need charging.
Check the battery connections. If the battery
There is a bad connection to the batteries.
connections are good, then try charging the
batteries.
2 Flashes
There is a bad connection on the left motor.
Check the left motor connections and wiring
harnesses.
3 Flashes
The left motor has a short to a battery connection.
Contact your authorized Pride Provider.
4 Flashes
There is a bad connection on the right motor.
Check the right motor connections and wiring
5 Flashes
The right motor has a short to a battery connection.
Contact your authorized Pride Provider.
Rippling LEDs
The charge inhibit has been activated.
harnesses.
Make sure that the battery charger is not
connected to the power base.
7 Flashes
There is a joystick fault.
Make sure the joystick is in the center position
and then power off and on again.
8 Flashes
There is a control system fault.
Check power module and joystick module
connections and wiring.
9 Flashes
The park brakes have a bad connection.
Check the left and right motor connections and
wiring.
10 Flashes
An excessive voltage has been applied to
Check the battery connections.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Jazzy Select is a sophisticated power chair. Like any motorized vehicle, it requires routine maintenance checks. You
can perform some of these checks, but others require assistance from your authorized Pride Provider. Preventive maintenance is very important. If you follow the maintenance checks in this section as scheduled, you can help ensure that your
power chair gives you years of trouble-free operation. If you have any doubt as to your power chair’s care or operation,
contact your authorized Pride Provider.
WARNING! Prevent injury. Do not service the power chair when the seat is occupied.
Your power chair, like most electrical equipment, is susceptible to damage from the elements. Avoid damp areas of
any kind.
WARNING! Direct exposure to water or dampness could cause the power chair to malfunction
electronically and mechanically. Water can cause electrical components to corrode and the chair’s
frame to rust.
Should your power chair come in contact with water:
1. Dry your power chair as thoroughly as possible with a towel.
2. Allow your power chair to sit in a warm, dry place for 12 hours to allow unseen water to evaporate.
3. Check the joystick operation and the brakes before using your power chair again.
4. If any inconsistencies are found, take your power chair to your authorized Pride Provider.
Temperature
! Some of the parts of your power chair are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature. Always keep your power
chair between the temperatures of 18° F and 122° F.
! In extremely cold temperatures the batteries may freeze. The specific temperature at which they freeze depends on a
number of factors, such as battery charge, usage, and composition of the batteries (e.g., AGM or Gel-Cell).
! Temperatures above 122° F may cause your power chair to operate at a reduced speed. This reduced speed is a
safety feature built into the controller that helps prevent damage to the motor and other electrical components. See VII.
“Operation.”
General Guidelines
! Avoid knocking or bumping the joystick module, especially the joystick.
! Avoid prolonged exposure of your power chair to extreme conditions, such as heat, cold, or moisture.
! Keep the controller system clean.
! Check all connectors to ensure that they are all tight and secured properly.
! Make sure the drive tires are inflated to 35 psi (2.4 bar) if equipped with pneumatic tires.
WARNING! Overinflating tires can cause them to explode and can result in personal injury.
WARNING! Do not use a high pressure hose to inflate your tires.
! Use a rubber conditioner on the tire sidewalls to help preserve them.
WARNING! Never use a rubber conditioner on the tread area of the tires; doing so may make the
tires slippery and cause your power chair to skid.
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and are not corroded. Batteries must sit flat within the battery
tray, with the battery terminals facing forward, toward the front of the power chair. Refer to the battery wiring label for
the correct wiring layout.
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! The body shroud has been sprayed with a clear sealant coating. You can apply a light coat of car wax to help it retain
its high-gloss appearance.
! All wheel bearings are prelubricated and sealed. They require no subsequent lubrication.
Daily Checks
! With the controller system turned off, check the joystick. Make sure it is not bent or damaged and that it returns to the
neutral position when you release it. Check the rubber boot around the base of the joystick for damage. Visually
inspect the boot. Do not handle or try to repair it. See your authorized Pride Provider if there is a problem.
! Visually inspect the joystick module cable. Make sure that it is not frayed, cut, or has any wires exposed. See your
authorized Pride Provider if there is a problem.
! Check for flat spots on solid tires. Flat spots could adversely affect stability.
Weekly Checks
! Disconnect and inspect the joystick module from the power base. Look for corrosion. Contact your authorized Pride
Provider if necessary.
! Ensure that all parts of the controller system are securely fastened to your power chair. Do not overtighten any screws.
! Check for proper tire inflation. There should be 35 psi (2.4 bar) in each tire. If a tire does not hold air, see an
authorized Pride Provider for replacement of the tube.
! Calibrate the joystick if a noticeable difference in performance is detected or if the joystick does not operate properly.
To calibrate the joystick, power off the unit, place the joystick in the neutral position, and power the unit back on. If a
problem still exists with your joystick’s performance, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
! Check the brakes. This test should be carried out on a level surface with at least three feet of clearance around your
power chair.
To check the brakes:
1. Turn on the unit and turn down the speed level of your power chair.
2. After one second, check the battery condition meter. Make sure that it remains on.
3. Slowly push the joystick forward until you hear the electric brakes click. Immediately release the joystick. You must be
able to hear each electrical brake operating within a few seconds of joystick movement. Repeat this test three times,
pushing the joystick backwards, then left, and then right.
Monthly Checks
! Check for drive tire wear. See your authorized Pride Provider for repair.
! Check the caster wheels for wear. Replace them as necessary.
! Check the caster forks for damage or fluttering which indicates that they may need to be adjusted or have the bearings
replaced. See your authorized Pride Provider for repair.
! Keep your power chair clean and free of foreign material, such as mud, dirt, hair, food, drink, etc.
Yearly Checks
Take your power chair to your authorized Pride Provider for yearly maintenance. This helps ensure that your power chair
is functioning properly and helps prevent future complications.
Storage
Your power chair should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes. When storing, disconnect the batteries
from the power chair. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust and the electronics can be
damaged.
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Disposal of Your Power Chair
Your power chair must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact your local
waste disposal agency or authorized Pride Provider for information on proper disposal of power chair packaging, metal
frame components, plastic components, electronics, and batteries.
Cleaning and Disinfection
! Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic and metal parts of your power chair. Avoid using
products that may scratch the surface of your power chair.
! If necessary, clean your product with an approved disinfectant. Make sure the disinfectant is safe for use on your
products before application.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury and product damage! Follow all safety instructions for the
proper use of the disinfectant before applying it to your product.
WARNING! Never hose off your power chair or place it in direct contact with water. Your power
chair has a painted, ABS plastic body shroud that allows it to be easily wiped clean with a damp
cloth.
WARNING! Never use any chemicals to clean a vinyl seat, as they may cause the seat to become
slippery or dry out and crack. Use soapy water and dry the seat thoroughly.
Wheel Replacement
If you have pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, you can replace the tube. If your chair is equipped with a solid tire
insert, then you must replace the entire wheel assembly. Replacement tires, tubes, and wheel assemblies are readily available through your authorized Pride Provider.
WARNING! To avoid possible injury, be sure that the unit’s power is turned off and the power chair
is not in freewheel mode before performing this procedure.
WARNING! Completely deflate the tire before attempting repair.
AXLE KEY
TUBE
ACORN NUTS
DRIVE WHEEL NUT
WHEEL
HUB
RIM HALF
RIM HALF
AXLE SLOT
TIRE
DRIVE WHEEL WASHER
HUB CAP
Figure 21. Jazzy Select Drive Wheel
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the tire before attempting repair.
Figure 22. Jazzy Select Drive Wheel Disassembled
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Follow these easy steps for a quick and safe repair of both pneumatic and solid tires:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Set the power chair up on blocks.
3. If you are changing a pneumatic tire, completely deflate it before removing the wheel.
4. Remove the hub cap. See figure 21.
5. Remove the drive wheel nut and washer from the axle. See figure 21.
6. Pull the wheel off the axle.
7. Remove the acorn nuts that fasten the two rim halves together. See figure 22.
8. Remove the old tube from the pneumatic tire and replace it with a new tube or replace the entire assembly if it is a solid
tire.
9. Reassemble the two rim halves.
10. Slide the wheel back onto the axle. Make sure that the key is in the axle slot.
11. Reinstall the drive wheel nut and washer onto the axle and tighten. See figure 21.
12. Reinstall the hub cap.
13. Inflate the pneumatic tire to 35 psi (2.4 bar).
14. Remove the power chair from the blocks.
Battery Replacement
A battery wiring diagram is printed on a decal located the power base. See VI. “Batteries and Charging” for correct
battery specifications.
WARNING! Prevent injury. Do not replace batteries when seat is occupied.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable to lift that
much weight, be sure to get help. Lifting beyond your capacity can result in personal injury.
WARNING! Prevent injury and/or equipment damage! Do not mix or match new and old batteries.
If you encounter a situation where one battery needs to be replaced, then replace both batteries.
Refer to specifications table in this manual and the manual supplied with the battery charger for
recommended type and capacities.
To replace the batteries:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Make sure that the power chair is in drive mode. See figure 8.
3. Remove the rear shroud. See figure 23.
4. Loosen the yellow thumbscrews and remove the side cover.
5. Disconnect the rear battery harness from the power base. See figure 23.
6. Slide the rear battery out of the power base.
7. Slide the front battery rearward.
8. Disconnect the front battery harness from the power base. See figure 23.
9. Slide the front battery out of the power base.
10. Remove the battery harnesses from the old batteries and install them onto the new batteries. Make sure that the
hardware is facing the correct direction. See figure 23.
WARNING! Prevent injury. Make sure you tighten the fasteners so that the connections are secure.
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CORRECT CONNECTION
REAR
SHROUD
INCORRECT CONNECTION
YELLOW
THUMBSCREWS
REAR BATTERY
SIDE COVER
Figure 23. Battery Installation (Seat Removed for Clarity)
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11. Place the front battery into the power base. Make sure that the terminals are facing the front of the power base. See
figure 23.
12. Connect the front battery harness to the power base.
13. Slide the front battery forward.
14. Place the rear battery onto the power base. Make sure that the terminals are facing the front of the power base. See
figure 23.
15. Connect the rear battery harness to the power base.
16. Reinstall the side cover.
17. Reinstall the rear shroud.
18. Charge the batteries. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
When to See Your Authorized Pride Provider for Service
The following symptoms could indicate a serious problem with your power chair. If necessary, contact your authorized
Pride Provider. When calling, have the model number, serial number, nature of the problem, and the error code if available.
! Motor noise
! Frayed harnesses
! Cracked or broken connectors
! Uneven wear on any of the tires
! Jerky motion
! Pulling to one side
! Bent or broken wheel assemblies
! Does not power up
! Powers up, but does not move
Corrective Maintenance
If the battery condition meter does not light up when you turn on the power:
! Check the harness connections. Make sure they are tight.
! Check the circuit breaker. Reset it if necessary.
! Check the battery connections.
If the above conditions prove normal, you can load test the batteries with a battery load tester. These testers are available
at automotive parts stores. Disconnect both batteries before load testing and follow the directions that come with the load
tester. If either one of the batteries fails the load test, replace both of them. If your power chair still does not power up,
contact your authorized Pride Provider.
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WARRANTY
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
For the lifetime of your power chair from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original
purchaser, free of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
Structural frame components, including:
! Main Frame
! Fixed-position seat post
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
Electronic components, including:
! Charger Assembly
! Controller
! Joystick
Other components, including:
! Foot riggings
Main frame assemblies, including:
! Anti-tip forks
! Caster forks
! Caster beam
! Metal seat framing
! Electrical Harness
! Foot rigging mounting brackets
18-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
For eighteen (18) months from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free
of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Motor/gearbox assembly
! Power seat actuator
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one (1) year from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Accessories
! Brakes (electronic function ONLY)
SIX-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
For six (6) months from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Bearings and bushings
! Plastic components, except body
The battery is covered by a separate six-month warranty, provided by the battery manufacturer. The batteries are not
warranted by Pride.
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RECONDITIONED UNITS WARRANTY
All reconditioned units are covered by a six-month warranty from Pride effective from the date of purchase.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not extend to those items which may require replacement due to normal wear and tear.
! ABS Plastic shrouds
! Motor brushes
! Upholstery and seating
! Brake Pads
! Tires and tubes
! Fuses/Bulbs
! Circumstances beyond the control of Pride
! Labor, service calls, shipping, and other charges incurred for repair of the product, unless specifically authorized, IN
ADVANCE, by Pride Mobility Products Corporation
! Repairs and/or modifications made to any part without specific consent from Pride
Exclusions also include components with damage caused by:
! Contamination
! Abuse, misuse, accident, or negligence
! Battery fluid spillage or leakage
! Commercial use, or use other than normal
! Improper operation, maintenance, or storage
NOTE: Gradual deterioration in performance because the battery has been left in a discharged state, left in
cold conditions for an extended period of time, or worn out through heavy use is not covered.
SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty service must be performed by an authorized Pride Provider. Do not return faulty parts to Pride without prior
written authorization. All transportation costs and shipping damage incurred while submitting parts for repair or replacement
are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Failure to follow the instructions, warnings, and notes in the owner’s manual and those located on your Pride product can
result in personal injury or product damage and will void Pride’s product warranty.
There is no other express warranty.
IMPLIED WARRANTIES
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one (1) year from
the date of purchase and to the extent permitted by law. Any and all implied warranties are excluded. This is the exclusive
remedy. Liabilities for consequential damages under any and all warranties are excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion of limitation
incidental or consequential damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Please fill out and return the product registration card to Pride. This will aid Pride in providing the best possible technical
and customer service.
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Quality Control - Jazzy Select
Thank you for making the Jazzy Select your choice in power chairs. The following checkmarks
indicate that we have thoroughly inspected and test driven your power chair.
Quality Control- Model 1400
Inclusion of all Parts
Joystick Serial Number
Controller Serial Number
Left Motor Serial Number
Right Motor Serial Number
Fit and Finish
Performance
Pride keeps a more detailed report on file at the factory.
Date Inspected
Inspector
Serial #